“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#103 Jan 23, 2013
pde wrote:
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At the end of the 2000 years, it's like 3 degrees of DNA separation from Lazarus with most of the Howard humans still alive. Just think of how many descendents that is ...
Oh, and I guess I forgot. The twins weren't his daughters. They were his clones. So, he slept with two of himself turned female. Can that even be called incest?
Perhaps enhanced masturbation?
pde

Homer Glen, IL

#104 Jan 23, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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Perhaps enhanced masturbation?
I'm really destroying the required suspension of disbelief here, aren't I?

My mom actually won't talk to me about novels anymore. I mean, she'll tell me about ones she thinks I should read, and she'll take my recommendations about ones I think she should read or put in her classroom library; but she tells me she's thankful she never had ME has one of her English students.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#105 Jan 23, 2013
pde wrote:
Here you go edog ... read the first couple pages and then tell us these are little girl's novels:
Edith Wharton
The Age of Innocence: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/541/541-h/541-...
Ethan Frome: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/4517/4517-h/45...
The House of Mirth: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/284/284-h/284-...
Jane Austen
Pride & Prejudice: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1342/1342-h/13...
Sense & Sensibility: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/161/161-h/161-...
Emma: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/158/158-h/158-...
Willa Cather
The Song of the Lark: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/44/44-h/44-h.h...
My Antonia: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19810/19810-h/...
O Pioneers!: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/24/24-h/24-h.h...
(Margaret Mitchell and Daphne du Maurier are not public domain yet. Go to your local public library or bookstore.)
Those all sound like chick books (and wasn't Sense and Sensibility made into a chick flick?)

I stand by my initial response that the man is WAY too in touch with his feminine side. Moreso than any rational man should be.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#106 Jan 23, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
Mutt, in consecutive posts by you:
"I can't imagine a grown adult being excited about books a 12yo likes."
Then in response to Tonka's "Why not? Is that not the intended audience? The author is considered a 'children's author'," you wrote: "It's also appealing to adults. That's what made it such a success."
Contradict yourself much?
Not one bit. I believe I made the distinction between a "children's book" and books that are enjoyable for both children and adults. Wouldn't expect you to understand, though. I realize you have trouble keeping up sometimes.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#107 Jan 23, 2013
pde wrote:
I actually doubt she was reading any of her named "favorite" authors at 12, because that is a little young for any of them.
That's basically the crux of my argument. I don't know those authors or what they write about but since he was talking about his twelve year old daughter, that's what I was going on.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#108 Jan 23, 2013
pde wrote:
<quoted text>
At the end of the 2000 years, it's like 3 degrees of DNA separation from Lazarus with most of the Howard humans still alive. Just think of how many descendents that is ...
Oh, and I guess I forgot. The twins weren't his daughters. They were his clones. So, he slept with two of himself turned female. Can that even be called incest?
Well, it's like masturbation, but not.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#109 Jan 23, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Those all sound like chick books (and wasn't Sense and Sensibility made into a chick flick?)
I stand by my initial response that the man is WAY too in touch with his feminine side. Moreso than any rational man should be.
I find that men like that are secure in themselves.

Why? What do you find so bad about reading something a little more "feminine" to use more of your point of view of it?

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#110 Jan 23, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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Perhaps enhanced masturbation?
:D I hadn't seen this response of yours before mine.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#111 Jan 23, 2013
If you equate Calvin & Hobbes to a cereal box, you are not getting it.
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
I have to go with the dog on this one. It's like reading the back of a cereal box and counting that as literature.
Don't get me wrong, I love Calvin & Hobbes.
Sam I Am

Cedar Grove, TN

#112 Jan 23, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Not one bit. I believe I made the distinction between a "children's book" and books that are enjoyable for both children and adults. Wouldn't expect you to understand, though. I realize you have trouble keeping up sometimes.
What I understand is that you said both "grown adult being excited about books a 12yo likes" and [about books authored by a "children's author," "It's also appealing to adults."

Both statments refer to children and adults enjoying the same material. Check behind you before you backpeddle anymore to make sure you don't step in your own poop.
pde

Homer Glen, IL

#113 Jan 23, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Those all sound like chick books (and wasn't Sense and Sensibility made into a chick flick?)
I stand by my initial response that the man is WAY too in touch with his feminine side. Moreso than any rational man should be.
Jane Austen could be called chick books.

Edith Wharton, not so much.

But don't worry, I'm sure we're all quite aware these are well above your reading comprehension level. It's ironic you consider them "little girls" books ... I guess that's you admitting that most little girls have a higher reading comprehension than you do.
Sam I Am

Cedar Grove, TN

#114 Jan 23, 2013
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
I find that men like that are secure in themselves.
Why? What do you find so bad about reading something a little more "feminine" to use more of your point of view of it?
You answered your own question. He's not secure in himself.
Sam I Am

Cedar Grove, TN

#115 Jan 23, 2013
RACE wrote:
If you equate Calvin & Hobbes to a cereal box, you are not getting it.
<quoted text>
As much as it makes my vah-jay-jay itch: Agree. Helpful.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#116 Jan 23, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
<quoted text>As much as it makes my vah-jay-jay itch: Agree. Helpful.
But does it itch in a good way?
;)

You're welcome, Race.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#117 Jan 23, 2013
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>I find that men like that are secure in themselves.

Why? What do you find so bad about reading something a little more "feminine" to use more of your point of view of it?
Secure in what ... acting like a girl?

There is nothing bad about it, but most men aren't really interested in girl books or shopping for shoes or shopping all day with their buddies at the mall. Our brains are wired differently. It has nothing to do with being secure.

We like to watch sports, play sports, fix shyte and do things associated with men. These things are not associated with men because we are putting on a show and trying to show how manly we are ... No more so than when a women goes to get her nails done and shop at the mall with her girlfriends is it some elaborate display to show how feminine she is.

Unless you are a metrosexual and have feminine tendencies most men don't like to get their nails done or read romance novels. Getting my nails done would be a complete waste of time ... im intelligent enough to use a nail clipper myself.

No men I know Would admit to reasing a romance novel and i doubt any who are truly straight do. Porn, sure but a romance novel with Fabio on the cover, please. You may as well wear panties and wrap a towel around your head when you get out of the shower, while you are at it.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#118 Jan 23, 2013
RACE wrote:
If you equate Calvin & Hobbes to a cereal box, you are not getting it.
<quoted text>
Yes. Yes I do get it. I also have a connection to the creator of Calvin & Hobbes, albeit not direct (he was a roommate of a friend of mine). I have a lot of respective for the creative genius.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#119 Jan 23, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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Secure in what ... acting like a girl?
There is nothing bad about it, but most men aren't really interested in girl books or shopping for shoes or shopping all day with their buddies at the mall. Our brains are wired differently. It has nothing to do with being secure.
We like to watch sports, play sports, fix shyte and do things associated with men. These things are not associated with men because we are putting on a show and trying to show how manly we are ... No more so than when a women goes to get her nails done and shop at the mall with her girlfriends is it some elaborate display to show how feminine she is.
Unless you are a metrosexual and have feminine tendencies most men don't like to get their nails done or read romance novels. Getting my nails done would be a complete waste of time ... im intelligent enough to use a nail clipper myself.
No men I know Would admit to reasing a romance novel and i doubt any who are truly straight do. Porn, sure but a romance novel with Fabio on the cover, please. You may as well wear panties and wrap a towel around your head when you get out of the shower, while you are at it.
Pure Sub. It is acting like a girl to read books that you promised your daughter you would?

You really like to go off the deep end of a subject, don't you?

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#120 Jan 23, 2013
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>Pure Sub. It is acting like a girl to read books that you promised your daughter you would?

You really like to go off the deep end of a subject, don't you?
You really are a master of the "bait and switch" aren't you? Your comment to edog wasn't about how he was reading girl books because he promised his daughter he would, but rather how "secure" men are who read girl books. I'm sorry I upset you by pointing out how stupid it sounds to suggest the more girl stuff a man does, the more secure he is.

Honestly, I would never promise my daughter I would read every book she ever read ... Just like I would never promise her that I would watch every movie she ever watched ... go to every museum or art institute she's ever been too ... travel to every city she's traveled to, or do any myriad of things she's chosen to do in her life. I would never ask her to do everything I've ever done when it comes to something of interest. I trust we would each have our own interests when it comes to many things, and I would be cool with that.

Although I'm sure such an arrangement makes your girl heart melt, but to my man brain It just sounds dumb and unnecessary to me:

http://youtu.be/7hdL65J8m9A

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#121 Jan 23, 2013
Funny that we should have this conversation today. Girl I went to HS with posted that her son just had to read Lord of the Flies for school, so she decided to read it too

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#122 Jan 23, 2013
Toj wrote:
You really like to go off the deep end of a subject, don't you?
I think it was a brilliant response.

So, what you're saying is... I have to be a fan of girly books in order to feel secure about my manhood? That just doesn't make sense to me. Would I also have to paint my nails and go shoe shopping to prove I'm a real man?

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