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by David Loftus
Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Great Bumperstickers
Replies: 112
Views: 83026

Re: Great Bumperstickers

"Don't make me come down there. -- God."
by David Loftus
Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Apollo 18
Replies: 16
Views: 19117

Re: Apollo 18

I saw a trailer for this four or five months ago -- I recognize some of the footage, though for some reason it seems like it had a different title then . . . I would have remembered "Apollo 18" because I grew up with the Apollo program. (On a good day I can name nearly every one of the 12 ...
by David Loftus
Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 266930

Re: Whatcha reading?

I finished Proust before the end of the year. (Yay!) I also read Cormac McCarthy's first five books last year before needing a break. They're beautifully written, but a little bit of his darkness goes a long way. I read the first two volumes of Edmund Morris's epic bio of Theodore Roosevelt last yea...
by David Loftus
Thu Nov 18, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 266930

Re: Whatcha reading?

My second, more detailed piece about reading Proust, is up:

http://www.americancurrents.com/2010/11 ... oftus.html
by David Loftus
Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 266930

Re: Whatcha reading?

By the way, I started to write something ABOUT reading Proust on my blog today, although I'll get into more detail in tomorrow's post:

http://www.americancurrents.com/2010/11 ... oftus.html
by David Loftus
Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: Peluquero Redux
Replies: 621
Views: 144649

Re: Peluquero Redux

Now that's an interesting problem. What do you call a Jazz Christmas album? Jazzmas It's beginning to look alot like Bebop I saw Mommie kissing Miles Davis Baby Jesus Boogie Rudy the Red-Nosed Trumpet Player O Little Town of New Orleans Dashing through the Coke (sorry) :oops: Big Drummer Boy It don...
by David Loftus
Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 266930

Re: Whatcha reading?

After zipping through the Stieg Larsson trio, I got interested in reading other foreign police procedurals, so I've been working my way steadily through several series that are also set in Sweden (and better written than Larsson's, from a literary quality standpoint): the Kurt Wallander books by Hen...
by David Loftus
Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: David Loftus redux
Replies: 611
Views: 138169

Re: David Loftus redux

I've been writing commentaries for "American Currents" for exactly one year. Friday's was a corker: http://www.americancurrents.com/2010/11/great-american-circus-david-loftus.html Today, I took stock of the 64,400+ words in about 142 pieces I've pounded out for the blog in the last 365: ht...
by David Loftus
Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: Doug Redux
Replies: 196
Views: 124421

Re: Doug Redux

Three cheers for Peg and Finder!

Personally, I think she's crazy to live in Texas and you're crazy to move there to be with her, but heck, what do I know about love? (Other than I scored pretty lucky in the sweepstakes, myself, going on 17-plus years now.)
by David Loftus
Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 266930

Re: Whatcha reading?

Hey, reddragon70 . . . I'm reading _The Scar_ too! I find it absorbing but slow going, so I've read two or three other short fast books at the same time, and started another. Recent reads: The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris (fascinating and well written); Faceless Killers , the first Ku...
by David Loftus
Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 1651647

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

I have been a bit too busy to come by as often as I used to, guys. I posted a lengthy report to the Pavvy last night, and as usual, forgot lots of things. "Story Time for Grownups" has been chugging along: I read Richard Matheson in June, our annual Beowulf and Grendel show in July, P.G. W...
by David Loftus
Tue Aug 31, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Frank's pop culture minute.
Replies: 1805
Views: 145180

Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

Yeah, I heard. Even before I got to see the first movie last month, I think I'd heard. Fincher's a fink and a dope, but he might possibly make some money on the project, since there seem to be so many Americans who pour their hard-earned shekels into viewing movies I wouldn't be caught dead in the s...
by David Loftus
Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Frank's pop culture minute.
Replies: 1805
Views: 145180

Re: Frank's pop culture minute.

I've read the first book, am waiting on the other two from the library. It's a solid, decent thriller -- a sort-of police procedural, except that the "detective" team are an investigative journalist and a young computer hacker -- but not spectacular. What's spectacular is the Swedish movie...
by David Loftus
Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:25 am
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: David Loftus redux
Replies: 611
Views: 138169

Re: David Loftus redux

Our 48-Hour Film Project entry was a real crowd pleaser; waves of laughter rolled across the audience at both the big screen showings I attended. We got an "Audience Award" (meaning the crowd liked ours the best of the dozen or so it screened with in the semifinals), and our writer-directo...
by David Loftus
Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: Hello, hello.
Replies: 7
Views: 11369

Re: Hello, hello.

Welcome, Anne-Laure! We love new blood, and the fact that you're young and female is a real plus here. Far too many of us are older guys getting a little long in the tooth. That you're grumpy about a lot of North American ways only makes you a perfect Ellisonian. Your English is far better than adeq...

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