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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/03/12 19:15:26 (permalink)
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Do you all remember the "Twilight Zone" episode where the guy is the only one to survive a worldwide meltdown, and is a total Bibliophile, finds the Library of Congress, only to have his thick glasses to fall off and break?


I remember this episode very well.  He went into the bank vault to have a quiet lunch and read.  What I don't understand is why do I or some of us remember this episode so well.  Was it a light bulb moment? Utter despair?  I do not remember any of other episodes.  
 
Last year I was listening to the Twilight Zone on the radio.  Now that was really great.  Came on Saturday or Sunday night around 10 central. 
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/03/12 19:59:40 (permalink)
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Do you all remember the "Twilight Zone" episode where the guy is the only one to survive a worldwide meltdown, and is a total Bibliophile, finds the Library of Congress, only to have his thick glasses to fall off and break?


I remember this episode very well.  He went into the bank vault to have a quiet lunch and read.  What I don't understand is why do I or some of us remember this episode so well.  Was it a light bulb moment? Utter despair?  I do not remember any of other episodes.  

Last year I was listening to the Twilight Zone on the radio.  Now that was really great.  Came on Saturday or Sunday night around 10 central. 



I don't think it was a bank vault.
http://www.youtube.com/wa...e=youtube_gdata_player
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/03/12 23:26:45 (permalink)
Porkbeaks,
All I see from the utube link is the final scene.    Perhaps I wasn't clear on my statement concerning the bank vault.  I remember him being a teller of some sort and he escaped to the bank vault for his lunch break and to read.  When he came out he found the destruction.  My memory is certainly not what it use to be and I am certain I have only seen it once.  Do you remember his profession?
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/03/13 09:04:37 (permalink)
My apologies. I thought you meant the scene where he broke his glasses. He was a bank teller and escaped the bomb by spending his lunch break in the vault reading. It is a most memorable episode. It aired in the 1st season of The Twilight Zone in 1959. I was 12 years old and the H-bomb thing was a pretty serious subject at the time what with the duck-and-cover drills in school. Also, the show itself was very popular in my house; a welcome change from all the westerns and detective stuff. We never missed an episode. Here's the link to the whole thing.

http://www.youtube.com/wa...e=youtube_gdata_player
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/03/13 12:53:49 (permalink)
In any case, my guess is the guy thought "bummer"!
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/03/13 16:57:33 (permalink)
You can buy box sets of TTZ and have every great episode...we watched every episode when it first came out...I felt a loss when Rod died...
 
Back on topic:  Weird California...Bishop-Oesterle-Marinacci...
 
I'm still working on the Book Of Genesis Illustrated by R. (Robert) Crumb but I can take only so much of the story at any particular time of who begat who before my eyes glaze over...
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/03/29 15:27:33 (permalink)
The Last Detective, Robert Crais. Gotta love Elvis and Joe.
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/04/06 11:31:59 (permalink)
I'm a huge fan of Robert B. Parker and was sad when he died two years ago. Last year his estate announced that two writers would be taking over two of his series characters, Spenser and Jesse Stone.
 
At the library yesterday, I found "Robert B. Parker's Killing the Blues," the first Jesse Stone novel written by Michael Brandman. I'm enjoying it but I find that Brandman's Jesse Stone is a bit more unpleasant than Parker's Jesse Stone.
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/04/06 11:36:38 (permalink)
Mosca, I really loved Backstage Passes and Backstabbing Bastards. Kooper tells such great stories. Have you read Mid-Life Confidential? It's written by the members of The Rock Bottom Remainders, a band comprised of authors such including Stephen King, Barbara Kingsolver, Amy Tan, Dave Barry. Dave: "We play music about as well as Metallica writes novels." It's a fun book. Kooper, the band's musical director, wrote a chapter of the book.
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/04/16 14:11:18 (permalink)
Killer Weekend, Rildley Pearson. On a bit of a kick of his now.
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/04/16 16:11:13 (permalink)
Dishonest Money: Financing the Road to Ruin by Joseph Plummer. The Federal Reserve Bank and how it has ruined this country. Truly a must read. pb
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/04/17 16:03:01 (permalink)
Just got the brand new David Baldacci from the library, The Innocent!
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/04/17 21:39:32 (permalink)
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Mosca, I really loved Backstage Passes and Backstabbing Bastards. Kooper tells such great stories. Have you read Mid-Life Confidential? It's written by the members of The Rock Bottom Remainders, a band comprised of authors such including Stephen King, Barbara Kingsolver, Amy Tan, Dave Barry. Dave: "We play music about as well as Metallica writes novels." It's a fun book. Kooper, the band's musical director, wrote a chapter of the book.

 
Just finished Backstage Passes last night, it is a wonderful book. I paused in the middle of it to read Emperor Mollusk vs the Sinister Brain, which I also enjoyed very much.
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/04/23 11:25:17 (permalink)
Finally getting around to "Seabiscuit" by Laura Hillenbrand.  Really enjoying it!
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/04/27 18:45:50 (permalink)
Finished the audiobook version of Poodle Springs, the sequel to the Big Sleep that Robert B. Parker wrote using an unfinished Raymond Chandler manuscript. I'm a big fan of Parker, but I found Poodle Springs to be uninspired. The best part by far was that the book was read by Elliot Gould, who of course played Phillip Marlowe in Robert Altman's version of The Long Goodbye.
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/04/28 12:04:38 (permalink)
Picked up an oldie, The Bridges at Toko Ri, James Mitchner.
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/04/30 23:36:53 (permalink)
Speaking of old, I just finished Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Better late then never!  
 
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/04/30 23:55:09 (permalink)
I got turned on to Elmore Leonard through the Justified TV series.  I decided last fall to buy all his books and just purchased the last two books for my Elmore Leonard library. 
 
I am reading Be Cool, the sequel to Get Shorty which I finished early this month.  I have 46, or so, left to read.  Excellent for my weekly 1460 mile airline flights.
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/05/03 22:50:54 (permalink)
Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore - fascinating  - so far......
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/05/04 13:28:28 (permalink)
I recently discovered mystery writer Peter Robinson, and just finished Before the Poison (got to be the worse title for a book) It's a standalone book from his Inspector Banks series, and I really enjoyed it.  Now plan to read some more his stuff. 
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/05/04 15:26:26 (permalink)
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Speaking of old, I just finished Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Better late then never!  


 
I reread the old classics. Never tire of reading about Tom and Huck, or the white whale. Still enjoy The Outsiders, with Soda Pop and Pony Boy.

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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/05/05 01:33:13 (permalink)
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Speaking of old, I just finished Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Better late then never!  



I reread the old classics. Never tire of reading about Tom and Huck, or the white whale. Still enjoy The Outsiders, with Soda Pop and Pony Boy.

 
Well I am attempting to read the Classics I have never read.  I will have to take a look at The Outsiders.  Started Moby late last fall didn't get too far.  Its still waiting.  I also haven't read The Old Man and the Sea nor Robinson Crusoe.  But I need to break these up with some land  or I just might feel like I'm on a ship.
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/05/05 09:28:37 (permalink)
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I got turned on to Elmore Leonard through the Justified TV series.  I decided last fall to buy all his books and just purchased the last two books for my Elmore Leonard library. 

I am reading Be Cool, the sequel to Get Shorty which I finished early this month.  I have 46, or so, left to read.  Excellent for my weekly 1460 mile airline flights.


I started watching Justified when it began three seasons ago because of Elmore Leonard's association with it.  First time through each episode I catch the plot and the action.  Second time through I savor the terse, elegant dialogue.  It is by far the best drama on TV. 
 
Glad you discovered both the show and Leonard.  Continue to enjoy!
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/05/05 09:53:17 (permalink)
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Do you all remember the "Twilight Zone" episode where the guy is the only one to survive a worldwide meltdown, and is a total Bibliophile, finds the Library of Congress, only to have his thick glasses to fall off and break?


I remember this episode very well.  He went into the bank vault to have a quiet lunch and read.  What I don't understand is why do I or some of us remember this episode so well.  Was it a light bulb moment? Utter despair?  I do not remember any of other episodes.  

Last year I was listening to the Twilight Zone on the radio.  Now that was really great.  Came on Saturday or Sunday night around 10 central. 



I don't think it was a bank vault.
http://www.youtube.com/wa...e=youtube_gdata_player

 
Too bad he didn't have an I-Pad.
 
Seven years ago wet macular degeneration presented itself in both my eyes, so I was actually "living" this nightmare episode.  Since, regular injections of Avastin and Lucentis have brought my vision back to "almost normal" - for golf, driving, T.V., etc. - except for reading, readily, anything less than 14 pt. type.  Using the I-Pad as a reader I can now "go" at nearly what was my former reading speed.  This device is literally a God-Send.
 
(Here, of course, all I need do is view the site at 150%; even at that magnification it fits nicely on my large display).

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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/05/05 10:27:25 (permalink)
I just finished Rachel Dratch's memoir, A Guy Walks Into a Bar. OK enough, a nice quick read.
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/05/05 18:16:45 (permalink)
Rules for Radicals, Saul Alinsky
 
For convenience, here is an excellent quality pdf of it:  http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/82214106
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/06/01 13:55:10 (permalink)
The Columbus Affair, the new Steve Berry, no Cotton Malone.
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/06/01 20:30:02 (permalink)
The Count of Monte Cristo (1846)
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Re:What are you reading right now? 2012/06/14 05:41:07 (permalink)
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