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By ad hoc (Thu May 04, 2006 at 10:00:08 AM EST) the Kaiser, puppy, books (all tags)
I seek audience with the hekkador, Matai Shang, Father of Therns. Where may he be found?


Best blog since The Darth Side.
I would like to be meeting Karl Rove, and we would discuss to each other our best strategies for crushing the weak, and the sweet music of their dying pleas for clemency, which we would for a certainty not give to them.

Yesterday I bought some bleu cheese vinaigrette in a bottle, so for lunch today I had a side salad with said vinaigreete. My dog likes bleu cheese. He doesn't like vinegar. After meals, I leave the plate on the floor by his bowl so he can lick it clean. (Never leave the plate on the bowl, however. That is most upsetting and causes vocalized consternation.) Somehow, he was able to pick out every little piece of leftover cheese, yet not touch any vinegar or lettuce. Amazing.


I'm now reading Warlord of Mars, the second of two co-bound John Carter books by Edgar Rice Burroughs. These really are most excellent, and I highly recommend them. It reads as a serial, as most every chapter seems to end in a cliffhanger. But you know, while the language is a little flowery, he does a fantastic job of keeping the thing moving at a lightning pace, and the story is very well put together. If you like any of that middle earthy kind of stuff, you might like this.

I would have given much to have heard the balance of the converstation that I might have been warned of the perils that lay ahead, but fate intervened, and just at the very instant of all other instants that I would not have elected to do it, I sneezed.

What's not to like?

As far as I can make out, there are about a half dozen races on Mars: red, green, yellow, white, and black. There are strange creatures like plant men, and white apes (with six arms) and banths (a sort of 10-legged lion thing with three rows of teeth). Plus, this edition is illustrated with line drawings by Frank Frazetta who, apparently, likes very scantilly clad women.

This would also make a good zork¹-like game.

¹ Or whatever the cool kids play these days

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Frazetta also liked mightly thewed warriors by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #1 Thu May 04, 2006 at 10:09:16 AM EST
wearing nought but a brass loincloth. And drew lots of scaly and furry animals, so everyone can enjoy his art. Or maybe I'm thinking of Boris Vallejo.

IIRC, SPI made a John Carter of Mars game, I see one on MSN for $159.


Aye, that he does. by ad hoc (4.00 / 1) #2 Thu May 04, 2006 at 10:11:49 AM EST
I wonder if rogerborg ever posed.

No, I suppose not.
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Close friendships and a private room can offer most of the things love does.

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Only for hisself by georgeha (4.00 / 3) #3 Thu May 04, 2006 at 10:15:31 AM EST
and maybe farmgirl. I'm sure there's been countless hours spent flexing in an iron weskit infront of the mirror, gripping the sword and saying "Dost thou feel lucky?".


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Well, that's a new category by georgeha (4.00 / 4) #7 Thu May 04, 2006 at 11:05:17 AM EST
The frazetta link was banned for art/culture/heritage provocative attire.


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Are you insinuating that you dislike by debacle (4.00 / 1) #4 Thu May 04, 2006 at 10:23:55 AM EST
Scantily clad women?

I've never had bleu cheese vinaigrette.


IF YOU HAVE TWO FIRLES THOROWNF MONEY ART SUOCIDE GIRLS STRIPPER HPW CAN YPUS :OSE?!?!?!?(elcevisides).

I take no position by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #8 Thu May 04, 2006 at 11:23:57 AM EST
I watched a documentary on Frazetta by cam (4.00 / 1) #5 Thu May 04, 2006 at 10:44:33 AM EST
Very interesting bloke. I can remember reading the Conan book when I was a kid that had his artwork on it that set his career off.

cam
Freedom, liberty, equity and an Australian Republic

Apparently, by ad hoc (4.00 / 1) #9 Thu May 04, 2006 at 11:24:27 AM EST
I am your dog, and I collect my ten dollars! by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 2) #6 Thu May 04, 2006 at 10:58:35 AM EST

For I, too, like bleu cheese, but do not like vinegar, or lettuce. Bleu cheese, though, is awesome!


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
What's your position by ad hoc (4.00 / 1) #10 Thu May 04, 2006 at 11:26:56 AM EST
on plates near your bowl vis a vis or your bowl?
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Close friendships and a private room can offer most of the things love does.
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s / or / on by ad hoc (4.00 / 1) #11 Thu May 04, 2006 at 11:32:04 AM EST
I am a staunch advocate of the plate being by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #12 Thu May 04, 2006 at 01:28:37 PM EST

near the bowl, as opposed to on it. If people put it on the bowl, I'll growl, and maybe even bark, depending on how annoyed I am.


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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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You may actually be my dog after all. by ad hoc (4.00 / 3) #13 Thu May 04, 2006 at 02:10:58 PM EST
So I just want to say one thing: You hog the covers.
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Close friendships and a private room can offer most of the things love does.
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But I keep your shoulders warm on cold winters' by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #18 Thu May 04, 2006 at 05:34:49 PM EST
days in the office... You gotta give me that...
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You can build the most elegant fountain in the world, but eventually a winged rat will be using it as a drinking bowl.
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The relevant Frazetta by iGrrrl (4.00 / 2) #14 Thu May 04, 2006 at 02:31:17 PM EST
John Carter and the incomparable Deja Thoris.  Just in case anyone needed a specific visual.

"Beautiful wine, talking of scattered everythings"
(and thanks to Scrymarch)

Oh cool by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #15 Thu May 04, 2006 at 02:50:07 PM EST
They're even riding one of those lizard thingys.
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Close friendships and a private room can offer most of the things love does.
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Yea... by ObviousTroll (4.00 / 1) #16 Thu May 04, 2006 at 03:39:41 PM EST
I've got a Frank Frazetta porno mag art book. very nice.

Also, his studios were apparently right in Amish country here in PA - hard to imagine women like Bo Derek driving up past the buggies and stripping down so he could paint their pictures...

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You're no good to me dead. Even half-alive would be socially awkward. - Hugh MacLeod

Tackle the Gor books next. by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #17 Thu May 04, 2006 at 04:31:19 PM EST
I'm assuming that your ethical sense is fully developed.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Don't know what those are by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #19 Thu May 04, 2006 at 06:55:59 PM EST
I was leaning more towards maybe something by Philip K Dick. Or maybe War 'n' Peace. Something light, you know, for the summer.
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Close friendships and a private room can offer most of the things love does.
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Oh, the Gor books are pretty light. by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #20 Thu May 04, 2006 at 07:55:05 PM EST
Trust me on this one.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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