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  1. basketbills

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    With all due respect, I don't think you understand how saving pennies works.
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    I just asked Lee to back me on this one, but unfortunately he sided with you. He said pennies are too short and had no business being included in any monetary system.
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    Oh good! We are playing this game again. But this time it has to be about money. Because I don't want to get off topic and hijack this thread.

    "Health is better than wealth".
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    That's because you are such a cheapskate when tipping him for delivering your newspaper. Start giving him a quarter instead, Scrooge.
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    He is always flying by so freakin' fast that I never have time to give him a tip.
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    Yeah! Gears aren't cheap.


    This computer is property of the Denver Squirrels and is not to be removed from facilities.
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    This financial discussion has really strayed from the original article. I suggest if you two want to continue the "discount debate, " you take it over to the Eagles thread where it belongs.

    This computer is property of the Denver Squirrels and is not to be removed from facilities.
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    Yep, I guess we disagree pretty hard on this part. Let's leave it at that. :)
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    Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.
    George RR Martin.
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    When did he write that? 1939? #finishthedamnseriesalreadyyouslowwritingfool!1
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    I never had any desire to read Martin. I hate spending time getting to know characters and then most die. What's the purpose. Plus very graphic is my understanding. "It's more realistic" I'm told. My response is that if I wanted realistic I wouldn't read fantasy.

    My wife wanted to try out fantasy 15 or so years ago. It figures I would pick that book ( which I had never read). That was it for fantasy with her. Yes, it's at the top of many lists but not my cup of tea.
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    I'm sure you realize, but the reason that he kills off characters (even main ones) is that it gives a sense of danger to the world, of TRUE danger. Yes, every book has a page or two that makes you want to chuck it against the wall in anger, but the result is that the next time ANY character is in danger, you know that they may well be in high danger. When you read a book about Drizz't or Rand Al'Thor, you know they're not going to die, so all of the danger feels a little false. That's not the case here, and it's truly exhilarating.

    As for the realistic vs. fantasy, it's only a small step away from historical fiction anyway - except for the dragons and magic, of course - and the whole point of the series is that there's nothing really glorious about kings or heroic about war or noble about dying for a cause or any of the other standard themes that dominate most fiction. It's an extremely subversive work, actually, one that's hard to sit through more so because of its tendency to pick away at our cultural delusions than because of any of the sex or violence.

    And most of the characters don't die (or haven't yet). A handful of the main ones obviously do, but there's no nihilistic tendencies here; every death means something, every loss is one that ripples through the actions of the world and the lives other characters, who you now learn to appreciate more for their ability to survive. There's no Campbellian hero in these stories, and nobody has any clue how he'll end it. That's something that's so rare on its own that it deserves to be appreciated.

    I totally get that you don't want to read it, but I hope you can appreciate why someone would. Most of us fans see this series as a true treasure.
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    Thamks for clarifying that for me. Nobody has done that in the past. Now I DO have a much clearer picture of why of is so popular ( although I knew there must be very good reasons).

    I don't remember being aware you read fantasy books. Did you catch my link to that fantasy site a few posts ago? I think you would find it very informative.

    If you do like this stuff there is a new series 2 of 10 complete) that has an astounding approval rate. The Stormlight Archives by Brandon Sanderson. You may be aware of it or reading it already. It's unbelievable.
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    BALDURS GATE!!!!
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    Tom Gores' mentor doesn't appreciate his GF bringing black folks to the games.

    Clippers Owner Donald Sterling to GF -- Don't Bring Black People to My Games ... Including Magic Johnson | TMZ.com
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    I listened to the whole conversation which lasted about 9 minutes long.
    This chicky-babe was grilling Donald Sterling like an interviewer.
    She was setting him up to make idiotic comments.
    Luckily for her...Donald Sterling is an idiot.
    She got what she wanted.
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    What a disgrace.
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    You know, sterling has built a pretty good clippers team... Have you thought about the pistons poaching him, blue?
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