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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.

Kindness is an act of rebellion.
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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.


Kindness is an act of rebellion.
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.

Kindness is an act of rebellion.
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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 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).

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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