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Poster:warped_chick
Date:2006-02-25 21:49
Subject:Next text for the_modern
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Poll #680136 Next text for the_modern

What do you suggest to be the next text (that meets the criteria of this community) for book discussion?

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Poster:warped_chick
Date:2006-01-05 03:33
Subject:The Crying Lot of 49
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Mood: contemplative

It's been over a month's duration since voting time and now it's time to open up for discussion on the book. Please discuss the book at this time. Don't be bashful!

--Message from the co-maintainer, warped_chick

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Poster:warped_chick
Date:2005-11-19 22:41
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Mood: bookish

It's been a week's duration of voting for the next book choice. The majority who chose to vote decided on The Crying Lot of 49 by Pynchon. the_modern's profile has not been updated yet. Expect it to be updated soon.

As of today, the next deadline to have this book read by is Saturday, December 31th. Plenty of time. Discussions will proceed after then. A big thanks to those who participated in voting in the poll.

Irving, the club mascot wants you to read this month's postmodern text!



Everyone have a safe and festive holiday(s)!

--Message from the co-maintainer, warped_chick

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Poster:warped_chick
Date:2005-11-13 15:15
Subject:Book of the Month
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Mood: hopeful

It's that time again! Once the book choice is decided depending on your vote, will the deadline be set and fixed. We're on such a time crunch this time around so the voting time will only take a duration of two weeks, so please vote on your choice book. For book details, go to amazon.com for information on each book. Thank you.

--Message from the co-maintainer, warped_chick

Poll #611651 Voting Time!

Which of these books would you prefer to read for this month's book discussion?

Son of a Witch--Gregory Maguire
1(9.1%)
The Crying Lot of 49--Pynchon
5(45.5%)
On the Road--Jack Kerouac
1(9.1%)
Naked Lunch--Burroughs
2(18.2%)
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle--Haruki Murakami
2(18.2%)

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Poster:warped_chick
Date:2005-11-02 08:10
Subject:Next text for the_modern
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Mood: blank

Poll #603551 Next text for the_modern

What do you suggest to be the next text (that meets the criteria of this community) for book discussion?

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Poster:warped_chick
Date:2005-09-04 22:19
Subject:Book of the Month
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Mood: contemplative

It's been a month's duration of nominating and voting for the next book choice. Since noone else nominated a book, one book was selected from one of the book lists and will be the next book of the month. the_modern's profile has not been updated yet. Expect it to be updated soon.
As of today, the next deadline to have this book read by is Thursday, September 30th. Plenty of time. Discussions will proceed after then.

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Poster:warped_chick
Date:2005-07-30 12:32
Subject:Next text for the_modern
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Poll #542670 Next text for the_modern

What do you suggest to be the next text (that meets the criteria of this community) for book discussion?

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Poster:warped_chick
Date:2005-07-01 12:56
Subject:To The Lighthouse
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Mood: contemplative

It's been over a month's duration since voting time and now it's time to open up for discussion on the book. Please discuss the book at this time. Don't be bashful!

--Message from the co-maintainer, warped_chick

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Poster:warped_chick
Date:2005-05-29 20:22
Subject:Book of the Month
Security:Public
Mood:bookish

It's been a week's duration of voting for the next book choice. The majority who chose to vote decided on Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse. the_modern's profile has not been updated yet. Expect it to be updated soon.

As of today, the next deadline to have this book read by is Thursday, June 30th. Plenty of time. Discussions will proceed after then. A big thanks to those who participated in voting in the poll.

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Poster:warped_chick
Date:2005-05-22 10:33
Subject:Book of the Month
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Mood: blank

It's that time again! Once the book choice is decided depending on your vote, will the deadline be set and fixed. We're on such a time crunch this time around so the voting time will only take a duration of one week, so please vote on your choice book. For book details, go to amazon.com for information on each book. Thank you.

--Message from the co-maintainer, warped_chick

Poll #498613 Voting Time!

Which of these books would you prefer to read for this month's book discussion?

Reconstruction In Philosophy--John Dewey
2(11.8%)
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
6(35.3%)
To the Lighthouse--Virginia Woolf
9(52.9%)

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Poster:warped_chick
Date:2005-05-01 18:22
Subject:Next text for the_modern
Security:Public
Mood: blank

Poll #485859 Next text for the_modern

What do you suggest to be the next text (that meets the criteria of this community) for book discussion?

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Poster:mildlyabsurd
Date:2005-04-20 22:18
Subject:
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Hello, I'm new to the community. Though Naked Lunch is at the top of my personal reading list, I haven't had the opportunity to start--being an English undergrad seems to eat up all of your reading time. It is actually concerning an academic issue that I come to you.

I'm trying to come up with a reasonably narrow topic for an assignment which is to compare Eliot's The Waste Land and Woolf's To the Lighthouse. Though it would reasonably easy to generate an essay superficially comparing technique and attitudes of the works, I'd really like to focus on some specific theme or set of related themes--perhaps in terms of contrasting the manner in which rhetorical techniques or some other particular characteristic of the writing are employed to explore them. Unfortunately my time is limited and I'm having a hard time starting from scratch, since our lovely professor elected not to lecture on either work.

So, I'm requesting suggestions for a focused topic. If anyone has an idea, please comment. Assuming I manage to complete the assignment, I'll be happy to discuss what I come up with or post portions if anyone is interested.

With humble thanks,
andy

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Poster:warped_chick
Date:2005-04-02 20:36
Subject:Naked Lunch
Security:Public
Mood: contemplative

It's been over a month's duration since voting time and now it's time to open up for discussion on the book. Please discuss the book at this time. Don't be bashful!

--Message from the co-maintainer, warped_chick

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Poster:masktchi
Date:2005-03-04 20:09
Subject:
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Our current members and I of the Broward Atheists Meetup (www.browardatheists.com and in www.meetup.com) welcome all interested in atheism, theism, freethought, agnosticism, humanism, transhumanism, state and church seperation (otherwise known as seperation of sturch), and related topics to our Tuesday meetings after 6:30pm. The www.browardatheists.com website has details on our venue, it is currently a pub, but will change when more members are acquired. We're already bulging at the seams with an average attendance of about twelve. No matter your age, beliefs, or preferences, we'd like to hear your opinion. Even the sternest Christians may come and present their thoughts, because if you really believe we're going to hell, we sure don't want to be wrong about the subject, haha, but most members are pretty confident about their atheism and agnosticism. I mention the invitation only to be open-minded. Anyways, we usually discuss religion, politics, philosophy, etc. but do not feel obligated to have to order anything despite it being a pub. There is no membership fee either, it is an informal event so far seeing how we have too few to be more organized, but we'd like to be! And we'd like to have enough people to start some activism and be as productive as possible.

Aside from the weekly Tuesday meetings, there are fun events such as campfires and beach barbeques scheduled. We sure would like to cooperate with other groups and more members to voice the rights and freedoms we and others deserve regardless of our beliefs and with your ideas and help, this can be made possible. The current goal is to eliminate the negative stigma attached to our labels by altruism and stoicism such as scholarships and good deeds. E-mail me with any questions or better yet, any one else you can get in contact with from the website to get a clearer understanding of who and what we are. We turn no one down and encourage debate, skepticism, and reason. The meetings are definitely worthwhile and interesting or else I wouldn't waste the little free time I have as a college student to invite any one else to come join the experience. If you are in the area and find the time inconvenient with your busy schedule, no hard feelings will be had, but at least sign the guestbook so we can know you support us and wish you could come. :-)

-Jason

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Poster:celticacid
Date:2005-02-21 14:53
Subject:
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Finished with naked lunch

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Poster:warped_chick
Date:2005-02-12 11:27
Subject:Book of the month
Security:Public
Mood:bookish

It's been a two weeks duration of voting for the next book choice. The majority who chose to vote decided on William Burroughs' Naked Lunch. the_modern's profile has not been updated yet. Expect it to be updated soon.

As of today, the next deadline to have this book read by is Thursday, March 31st. Plenty of time. Discussions will proceed after then. A big thanks to those who participated in voting in the poll.

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Poster:warped_chick
Date:2005-02-04 12:53
Subject:Book of the Month
Security:Public
Mood: blank

There was a tie between the following two books listed below. Please take your time now to vote again between these two choices.

--Message from the co-maintainer, warped_chick

Poll #431370 Voting Time (continued)!

Which of these books would you prefer to read for this month's book discussion?

gunther grass - 'the tin drum'
4(40.0%)
william burroughs - 'naked lunch'
6(60.0%)

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Poster:warped_chick
Date:2005-01-28 15:51
Subject:Book of the Month
Security:Public
Mood:bookish

It's that time again! Once the book choice is decided depending on your vote, will the deadline be set and fixed. We're not on such a time crunch this time around so the voting time will only take a duration of two weeks, so please vote on your choice book. For book details, go to amazon.com for information on each book. I've relentlessly have gotten lazy and won't post the information on each book like the previous time i have since there's more texts this time around (Look on amazon.com for these books to help you decide). Thank you.

--Message from the co-maintainer, warped_chick

Poll #427089 Voting Time!

Which of these books would you prefer to read for this month's book discussion?

jean-paul sartre - 'the age of reason'
0(0.0%)
angela carter - 'nights at the circus'
1(4.8%)
don delillo - 'underworld'
2(9.5%)
gunther grass - 'the tin drum'
5(23.8%)
william burroughs - 'naked lunch'
5(23.8%)
william faulkner - 'absalom, absalom'
3(14.3%)
gabriel garcia marquez - 'one hundred years of solitude'
3(14.3%)
italo svevo - Confessions of Zeno
1(4.8%)
the piano teacher
1(4.8%)

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Poster:warped_chick
Date:2005-01-17 13:20
Subject:Next text for the_modern
Security:Public
Mood: blank

Poll #419581 Next text for the_modern

What do you suggest to be the next text (that meets the criteria of this community) for book discussion?

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Poster:warped_chick
Date:2005-01-07 18:24
Subject:Master and Margarita Discussion
Security:Public
Mood:bookish

Hope everyone has enjoyed their holidays! I have just updated our profile/main page and it now has the current book. Which also means that it's the time to start discussions on the book. Please feel free to post comments relevant to the book at this time! We will start the voting process of the next book choice(s) this coming week.

--Message from the co-maintainer, warped_chick

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