~*~ Goons With Spoons ~*~
Reppin': Mr. Wiggles
If you've gotten as far as to read Internet articles about Internet forums (as you apparently have) but you're still not killing yourself by eating dishes of incredible unhealthiness devised by fellow Internet people, well I just don't know what to do with you.
How to eat well on a budget?
- It seems like we get one of these threads every week, but this one is different from most. BUT YOU WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND HOW DIFFERENT! Seriously thought there's pretty good advice in here.
Show off your culinary gifts
- Just like second grade, this is the part after Christmas that you get to lord it over your peers just how much you're loved.
Help me understand frying with margarine
- You shouldn't be using margarine anyway. Read this if you wonder why.
- Applebee's makes us sad.
~*~ The Book Barn ~*~
Reppin': Mr. SM Holocaust
Unironic wishings of a happy Kwanzaa to all the readers out there! The Book Barn is always overflowing with words about words and people who make words form coherent stories. Right now there are words about George R.R. Martin, Terry Goodkind, Joseph Heller, JK Rowling, Cormac McCarthy and subjects like Snowcrash, vampire/zombie books plus much, much more! Stop by and pinch off a steaming post of words about words today!
Favorite Hard SF Books?
Sci fi isn't just soft core sex fantasies and self insertion characters, sometimes authors will consider it necessary to include as much "science" as fiction. Me I have a "Ben Bova 4 Lyfe" tattoo acquired after a PhD candidate in environmental engineering at Cornell University with a wide on for terraforming made me a convert to the Mars space saga.
Let's see what you got. Star Wars fanboys who want to debate the Death Star verse Borg Cube can ride in the back of the bus.
Dark Tower question - Does it pick up during/after Wizard and Glass?
I can't trot out another "magic van that is more powerful than the innocence of children" gag so it's up to you, reader, to convince this goon whether or not to soldier on with King's epic.
Which Favourite Author Has Disappointed YOU Lately?
Haruki Murakami and all your favorites take a sound beating as readers voice their displeasure about how today was never as good as it was yesterday. Let it out, let's get this into a 1,000 post rugby scrum of insane accusations that will make the other forums look on in awe at the ruins and wonder what great Babylon the statue that is now only a foot in the sand once towered over.
What are your "must read" classics/significant fiction?
Everyone has one or two MUST READS they need to shoe horn into every conversation. Here's your chance to inflict your genius choices in literature on someone other than drunk girls at bars you're desperately trying to impress.
Bonus if you can spot the post with the most tired internet attempts at intellectualism.
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