Morning Reads for Tuesday, June 28

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blakeage80
blakeage80

Good grief. I remember reading “The Old Man and The Sea” in school and being thoroughly disgusted with that idiot fisherman. I’m just glad life isn’t as pointless a struggle as that story.

Will Durant
Will Durant

“This recent list is a random sampling from the public, which voted on and suggested books via the internet.” The Old Man and The Sea doesn’t even rate in the top 3 most influential Hemingways to me much less influential US books. I suspect it is on the list due to its frequent presence in modern high school lit courses, most likely due to its brevity and lack of earth moving and such.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Credit ratings as of 6/27, the US is AA+: 28 nation EU: 17 are A or higher, 5 are BBB, 6 are junk rated. Germany is AAA, UK and France are AA, Italy BBB- and Spain BBB+. In the EU tranche it was pretty shakey with so many weak players but when it balances on a stool of 3 legs and one leaves, it is scary. Especially when in recovery from a painful stack of mis-rated debt tranches in 2007. Trying to punish the UK for trying to protect their house might burn down the neighborhood. The US must lead… Read more »

drjay
drjay

the book list is interesting, i have read several. i counted 16 that i by gosh know i read cover to cover at some point in my life either in school or on my own a couple more than once…thing is another 15 or so i am quite familiar with but i’m not sure if i’ve actually read them, maybe just read the cliff notes and/or saw the movie…or like with huck finn, i remember being 8 or 9 and reading what was essentially a comic book version of it and i would guess that doesn’t really count…

blakeage80
blakeage80

Great Illustrated Classics count!

Davo65
Davo65

“If I was on a desert island and could only have one book, I’d choose “Atlas Shrugged.” Because that’s 1,088 pieces of toilet paper.” Stephen Colbert

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I prefer Officer Barbrady’s summary:

“Yes, at first I was happy to be learning how to read. It seemed exciting and magical, but then I read this: Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I read every last word of this garbage and because of this piece of s—, I am never reading again.”

MattMD_actual
MattMD_actual

I remember trying to read that for a $3K essay contest. I “noped” the hell out of that pretty damn quick.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Had an early lunch with a Catholic Priest and a Muslim Imam to better understand relationships. As they knew each other a bit of teasing went on. Father Paul bragged on how Georgia had the best pig BBQ in the world and pushed that even though it was against your religion you really should try the ribs or pulled pork. After just smiles, Father Paul pressed “you just can’t imagine what you are missing, when are you going to try it ?”
The Imam smiled more and said “at your wedding”.
🐖🙊

Noway2016
Noway2016

More suicide bombers in Turkey. Any possibility they might have been blonde haired, blue-eyed members of the Swedish Bikini Team?

Noway2016
Noway2016

Funny thing that only readers of GAPol will find funny. I posted a negative review on Amazon raking the author/officer of the new anti-Hillary book over the coals for airing the negative laundry. OK. Many have accused me there of being a pro-Hillary supporter who doesn’t want to hear the truth! My side has almost quit hurting from laughing at that one!

John Konop
John Konop

HUH????

U.S.
TSA INVESTIGATION FINDS 73 WORKERS ON U.S.’S TERRORIST WATCHLIST

http://www.newsweek.com/tsa-investigation-finds-73-workers-uss-terrorist-watc-341696?piano_t=1

Will Durant
Will Durant