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Old 05-27-2002, 11:30 PM
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nice looking stuff so far.... thought I better post mine before people thought I was copying their thoughts... well ... thats a stretch... but for now came up with these..

atlas shrugged
wind from the carolinas
saigon
charley
mosquito coast
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odd choices I'm sure.... but this is the lounge... not the pro side... always was influenced by them....
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Old 05-27-2002, 11:33 PM
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CJ .. we really must do something with that avitar
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Old 05-27-2002, 11:42 PM
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I read Flowers for Algernon (Charly) as a kid, loved it. Saw the movie only recently, but I didn't care for that.

Didn't read Mosquito Coast, but the movie still comes to mind anytime I see one person ruining someone else's dream.

My opinion of Ayn Rand's books doesn't belong in a nice forum like this
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Old 05-27-2002, 11:45 PM
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Danny- Are you a self-help guru in your spare time?
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Old 05-27-2002, 11:50 PM
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Ishmael was marvelous. They totally butchered it for the movie, though. Very sad.
Didn't see the movie - and am very glad I didn't!
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Old 05-27-2002, 11:59 PM
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My opinion of Ayn Rand's books doesn't belong in a nice forum like this
I got a good chuckle from that comment Doug...I was thinking the very same thing!
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Old 05-28-2002, 12:29 AM
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Greg... you probably didn't want to know this much, but...

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Danny- Are you a self-help guru in your spare time?
With kids 4 and 6-years old (and growing quickly), who has spare time (except like now when they're asleep)?

I believe I heard somewhere that a "guru" is one with the ability to lead others from darkness to light. If that's true, I'm afraid I'd fall into the category of "rugu," that is, one who leads others from light into darkness!

Seriously, Greg, like just about everyone I've had a few stretches in life that were a little (well, actually a lot) more challenging than others and found inspiration along the way from some of these books.

Since the early 1980s I've made a point of having "a great day (not just a good day)" every day, regardless of the weather, traffic, stupid drivers, the stock market, relatives, world affairs, what's going on at work, etc. In all fairness some days have definitely been 'greater' than others, but at a minimum each was great in its own way. It's been my observation that not many people seem to enjoy life and living as much as I do, so I guess you could say that I've gotten pretty good at "self-helping-myself." (...but I stop well short of going blind.)

Then a little over a year ago I discovered this little application called Photoshop and all the cool PS videos, add-on software and books you can get a ridiculously cheap prices on eBay and half.com, plus I stumbled on RP.com. Now I'm REALLY havin' fun!
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Old 05-28-2002, 12:43 AM
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well fellows guess I missed something.. whats wrong with ayns thoughts ?
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Old 05-28-2002, 12:44 AM
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I read Flowers for Algernon (Charly) as a kid, loved it. Saw the movie only recently, but I didn't care for that.

Didn't read Mosquito Coast, but the movie still comes to mind anytime I see one person ruining someone else's dream.

My opinion of Ayn Rand's books doesn't belong in a nice forum like this
There was a good film about her life, out a while back. In the '70s, I was quite impressed by her writing. I remember on called Anthem that I liked.
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Old 05-28-2002, 12:45 AM
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Isn't it weird how you rarely hear people discuss movies that changed their life?
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