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I love your boomer comment by marvin (4.00 / 2) #1 Sun May 22, 2016 at 01:04:16 AM EST
"Fortunately I am in this generation, so the book is both pleasantly flattering and warmly nostalgic. This must be how Baby Boomers feel all the time."

Is Gex X the most cynical generation to date, or is it possible that the Millenials have us beat?

Millenials by TheophileEscargot (2.00 / 0) #2 Sun May 22, 2016 at 02:56:56 AM EST
Don't know any very well. I'm amazed they don't just burn everything them to the ground given the shit they've inherited, so I guess that makes them surprisingly un-cynical.
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I've yet to meet a truly cynical millenial by lm (4.00 / 2) #3 Sun May 22, 2016 at 06:53:28 AM EST
Although I suspect that will change now that the Sanders campaign is burning itself out.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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I never managed to get through Invisible Man by lm (4.00 / 1) #4 Sun May 22, 2016 at 07:24:14 AM EST
But I was pretty young when I tried. Even after getting a decent way through it, I didn't realize that it was satire.

Maybe I should try again.

But then again, I'm not a big fan of most of the great satires in literature. I didn't find Don Quixote all that well written and Candide seemed utterly sophomoric to me.


There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
Candide by wumpus (4.00 / 2) #5 Sun May 22, 2016 at 09:19:57 PM EST
I read that back when "shit happens" was a popular bumper sticker. When one of the "great literary works" can be summarized as a popular bumper sticker, you read it too late.

I will admit that I really *appreciated* the bit in Silverlock* that covers Candide, especially while struggling with calculus. You have to time reading those works pretty carefully to get that effect.

Wumpus

* if you really want to read "it's a mad, mad, mad, mad world of books" this is for you.

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yes and no by lm (4.00 / 2) #8 Mon May 23, 2016 at 06:39:02 PM EST
Candide reminded me mostly of an episode of South Park. I suspect that if the events and persons unfolding in Candide were as contemporary to me as the events and persons in an episode of South Park, I would have found it uproariously funny.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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Lisbon Earthquake jokes by TheophileEscargot (2.00 / 0) #9 Mon May 23, 2016 at 11:37:50 PM EST
Not quite as edgy these days...
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It is unlikely that the good of a snail should reside in its shell: so is it likely that the good of a man should?
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It was a takedown of Leibniz by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #10 Tue May 24, 2016 at 12:51:49 PM EST
And his idea that we're living in the "Best of all possible worlds".
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thus the point by wumpus (4.00 / 1) #11 Tue May 24, 2016 at 03:47:56 PM EST
of reading it while taking calculus (may not apply to sufficiently Anglo-centric Brits).

Wumpus

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111 Nevar forget by Scrymarch (4.00 / 1) #12 Thu May 26, 2016 at 11:13:11 AM EST


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Low level drug dealers by jump the ladder (4.00 / 1) #6 Mon May 23, 2016 at 04:10:47 AM EST
Aren't really the sharpest tools in the box as the risk/reward profile for them is pretty poor (having even smallish dealer quantities of drugs leads to lengthy prison sentences)  so I guess forgiving their idiocies is just one of those things.

1100 targets by wumpus (4.00 / 1) #7 Mon May 23, 2016 at 03:37:27 PM EST
and 1920 strategic weapons (and it was *much* higher during the cold war). I remember a list of joke names for games in an April Dragon magazine including: "Bounce the Rubble: the nuclear third strike game". Pretty much said it all about the cold war.

Wumpus