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steven-belanger's picture
Feb.12.2012
photo: Audiobook of Speak, from booksamillion.com.  (Wikipedia's image was very faint.)   I volunteered to make a CD from the tapes of this title, so I figured I'd get some computer work done at the same time.  I do that from time to time for free.  I tell the people how long...
monty-heying's picture
Dec.02.2011
We've all had them--the teacher whose class you hated to attend: who talks without saying anything or plays favorites or humiliates or any number of abuses of this exalted role in front of the class. In The Catcher in the Rye, Salinger burns Mr. Spencer into our memory with one of my favorite...
richard-martin's picture
Jan.19.2011
The book was very good, please don't get me wrong, but the very young Stephen Soderbergh's unauthorized, little-known, and briefly-released-and-immediately- withdrawn film version (after a threatened suit from J.D. Salinger), was a refreshing if incomprehensible re-interpretation of teenage...
bob-mustin's picture
Jul.28.2010
Yesterday's line? If you were struck by the tone, and understood that the voice was that of a sullen teen, you probably guessed it was Holden Caulfield, speaking the first line of J.D. Salinger's The Catcher In The Rye.   First lines can provoke, and they can even confuse. Try this famous...
annielaural-lefaye's picture
Jan.29.2010
  Mirriam-Webster on-line Dictionary . . . . . . . caul . . . . . . . Etymology: Middle English calle net, probably from Old English cawl basket Date: 14th century 2 : the inner fetal membrane of higher vertebrates especially when covering the head at birth       In my on line community, friends...
christopher-meeks's picture
Jun.22.2009
  The 1951 iconic novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger has been in the news recently because of a new book out, Sixty years Later: Coming Through the Rye, by Swedish author Fredrik Colting. Salinger's lawyers filed a lawsuit, saying the book is a sequel and infringes on Salinger's...
alex-grant's picture
Nov.29.2008
Had an interesting discussion with Mr Data today, concerning the perception of color - he wished to know how humans came to agreement on what red is, or blue, or green - or anything in between - especially since it seems to be an unspoken agreement - an interesting philosophical point, even for an...
alex-grant's picture
Nov.10.2008
Spinoza said that the natural world is infinite, that good and evil are related to human pleasure and pain, that everything done by humans and other animals is excellent and divine, and that animals can be used in any way by people for the benefit of the human race, according to a rational...
alex-grant's picture
Nov.09.2008
Mr. Data is trying out his newest joke: A Rabbi walks into a bar with a parrot on his shoulder. The barman says "Where did you get that?" The parrot says "New York City - there's loads of them!" I've tried to gently tell him that this joke is pushing the edge a little, but he...
alex-grant's picture
Nov.08.2008
Mr. Data told his first joke today - Two cannibals are eating a clown, and one turns to the other and says: "Does this taste funny to you?" He wanted to know why this makes humans laugh, and I frankly wasted half an hour trying to explain it to him. It took me another half-hour to...