Print Story Necessary Lies
By ana (Sun Feb 18, 2018 at 06:01:37 AM EST) book (all tags)
 It's launching TODAY!

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Print Story I wanna be sedated
By gzt (Tue Jun 19, 2012 at 06:22:12 PM EST) gzt, pad thai, hate, squats, moving, book, green energy, global warming, sleep, food desert (all tags)
Because I can't sleep in this kind of environment.

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Print Story What to do about the body.
By gzt (Tue Feb 23, 2010 at 05:45:34 PM EST) gzt, train, fiction, non-fiction, book, the worm ouroboros, prohibition (all tags)
It's a perennial question.

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Print Story I have a belt and a singlet now.
By gzt (Wed Jan 27, 2010 at 02:04:19 PM EST) gzt, book, lunch, bills, drugs, tuition, adulthood, belt (all tags)
I look very handsome in them. You will never see pictures. Woo. Belt.

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Print Story I'm living in a goldmine,
By georgeha (Fri Jan 22, 2010 at 09:41:51 AM EST) book, movie, funny money, beer (all tags)
too bad I can't exploit it.

Plus Walk Hard, The Art of Making Money, Japanese and American compared (again), Power Grid, Small World, Titanic, and less.

Poll: Favorite mythical race?

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Print Story Maybe we should've had a Unity Candle
By gzt (Tue Nov 03, 2009 at 02:46:27 PM EST) gzt, book, review, recycling, mother earth, congo (all tags)
The thing about stupid candles is that my typical method of disapproval, burning, doesn't work as well for obvious reasons. The inanity of the very concept!

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Puzzles & Riddles
By gzt (Thu Sep 17, 2009 at 12:40:57 PM EST) gzt, book, honeymoon (all tags)
I think it is, in the end, advisable that I stay on pay-as-you-go, possibly with a texting package, and use Skype for long calls instead of R and I getting a shared plan. I simply don't use the phone enough to make it worthwhile - and I will use it less when married. It's like a total of $20-25/month.

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Print Story Daddy's Pop-up Girl
By BadDoggie (Sun Jun 07, 2009 at 06:06:58 PM EST) babies, book, pop-up, animals, zomgwtfarewedoing111shiftone (all tags)
Social necessities required I attend a meeting betwixt my wife and two other English-speaking expats today after picking up some books and DVDs from some Scottish bloke. It being just past my birthday, just prior to RIG's and with Mildly Naughty Puppy's arrival imminent, gifts were presented.

I probably won't actually be solving the sudoku turlet paper but Mildly Naughty Puppy's gift could only have been even excellenter if it had been in English.

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Print Story Sustainable Energy
By gpig (Mon Apr 20, 2009 at 12:14:02 PM EST) energy, climate change, book, what we need more of is science (all tags)
Sustainable Energy - Without The Hot Air, by David JC MacKay

Book review

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Print Story I'm a complete moron
By komet (Tue May 30, 2006 at 01:44:17 AM EST) book (all tags)
I managed to order a book from Amazon, despite the fact that I already have a copy in my possession, and I have apparently (from the creased spine) already read it. Can't remember a thing about the story, though.

The book in question is Dune: House Corrino, one of the prequels by Herbert's sprog.

What should I do with it? Vote.

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Print Story I have the most terrible rabbit infestation
By stark (Tue Dec 06, 2005 at 12:34:07 AM EST) films, movies, review, book, wallace and gromit, australia, pvr, topfield (all tags)
Wallace: Certainly, M'aam, we'll be there in
[hits the control panel and gets dragged up through the ceiling]
Wallace: ahhhh!
Lady Tottington: In an hour? But I can't wait that long!

Inside: Australia trip! Topfield TF5800 PVR! Book review! Film review: Wallace & Gromit - the verdict!

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