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poir420
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03.09.2015 | 5:07 PM ET

Here you go Griffy! Let's talk books!


"“All of a sudden, he was shooting for a takedown, and I’m like, ‘Oh, you’re a wrestler now? Remember, I’m the black belt in jiu-jitsu. And you’re shooting on me now? This is a wrap." - Nate Diaz"

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05.26.2020 | 3:46 PM ET

It's a great book hippie, one of my favorites.

If you've never read this, you absolutely need to. It's kind of like the inverse of Siddartha.



* Edited at 05.26.2020, 4:09 PM ET *

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05.26.2020 | 4:49 PM ET

@ Fish,  indeed 

Ok cool, I’ll definitely read it!


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05.27.2020 | 7:53 AM ET


Reading this right now after watching the you tube video on the study. Pretty interesting stuff.




"“All of a sudden, he was shooting for a takedown, and I’m like, ‘Oh, you’re a wrestler now? Remember, I’m the black belt in jiu-jitsu. And you’re shooting on me now? This is a wrap." - Nate Diaz"

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05.27.2020 | 9:40 AM ET

@ Poir, I’ll check that 1 out after reading Fish’s book..

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05.27.2020 | 5:13 PM ET


@hippie you can check the documentary out first see if it interests you. The book basically goes into more detail than they could fit



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"“All of a sudden, he was shooting for a takedown, and I’m like, ‘Oh, you’re a wrestler now? Remember, I’m the black belt in jiu-jitsu. And you’re shooting on me now? This is a wrap." - Nate Diaz"

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05.27.2020 | 5:17 PM ET

Right on, Thx I will

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05.27.2020 | 7:39 PM ET

What's a books?
freemoneyforall
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05.27.2020 | 8:17 PM ET

Little bit of book trivia

The number one selling book of all time is???

No googling allowed!!!
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05.27.2020 | 9:00 PM ET

My guesses other than the bible are The Fountainhead and fifty shades of grey.

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05.27.2020 | 9:28 PM ET

Got to be the Bible or a crazy guess..



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05.28.2020 | 10:16 AM ET

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05.28.2020 | 2:10 PM ET

I have been curious about Grendel for some time now. What is the intention of re-framing the story in this way? Is it a justification for Grendel? Is it making the case that evil and good are matters of perspective?

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05.28.2020 | 3:37 PM ET

@Buffalo it's simply a re-telling of Beowulf from the monster Grendel's perspective. It's kind of a masterwork really...Gardner was a very accomplished philosopher and as you'd expect some of the ideas are very arcane but it's written in in a very accessible conversational style, like a fairy tale.

Be warned though; once you read what the Dragon has to say about existence it will stay with you forever lol.

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05.28.2020 | 3:40 PM ET

Is that what it is? I listened to the first minute and thought you're dipping into that LSD again. I would've given it more of a chance if I knew that.
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05.28.2020 | 3:41 PM ET

Yes. Definitely give it a shot. It's truly a masterpiece.

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05.28.2020 | 3:44 PM ET

About the last part... If you wanted to make my lazy ass Google what the dragon says about existence congratulations for making me do something. ******* ***********. 

Sure you've mentioned it before. 
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05.28.2020 | 3:45 PM ET

Oh yeah and the answer was the Bible. All time best seller by a long margin
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05.28.2020 | 3:47 PM ET

Sounds intriguing. Is it about moral relativism? That's what reframing a story with the villain as antihero usually is

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05.28.2020 | 4:00 PM ET

@franklin where ever the **** u are. Sir Jamie Lannister was the greatest fighter.
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05.28.2020 | 5:53 PM ET

@Buffalo I wouldn't limit it to that definition.

"Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free they are not equal; if they are equal they are not free--Alexsander Solzhneitsyn"

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