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2012-12-31 07:29:42 AM
Peanuts
Snoopy
"It was a dark and stormy night."

Yeah, yeah, i know, not last words.
 
2012-12-31 07:35:40 AM
"He would be there all night, and he would be there when Jem waked up in the morning."

/the "Michael Jordan's last shot as a Bull" of literature
 
2012-12-31 07:39:39 AM
YANKEE ROSE.
 
2012-12-31 08:06:22 AM
Kirk smiled at Spock and said, "Give it a tug to the right, and straight on till morning."

- Slashfic
 
2012-12-31 08:12:18 AM
Thanks for the spoiler warning NPR, JEEZ!
 
2012-12-31 08:12:23 AM
Was ready to complain if The Great Gatsby and The Good Earth weren't on the list. Now I don't know what to put here.
 
2012-12-31 08:14:01 AM
The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.
 
2012-12-31 08:16:32 AM

Carth: Was ready to complain if The Great Gatsby and The Good Earth weren't on the list. Now I don't know what to put here.


A TALE OF TWO CITIES

Arguably *the* most famous last lines
 
2012-12-31 08:18:51 AM
Both Gatsby and Hill House? Author made a good list.
 
2012-12-31 08:19:05 AM
I felt like a monster reincarnation of Horatio Alger...a man on the move, and just sick enough to be totally confident.
 
2012-12-31 08:19:14 AM
"It wasn't until six hours later that they took him down"

Apt Pupil
 
2012-12-31 08:25:17 AM
The End.

/'tis
 
2012-12-31 08:30:40 AM
"And then we continued blissfully into this small but perfect piece of our forever."
 
2012-12-31 08:31:07 AM
"As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."
 
2012-12-31 08:32:37 AM
The knife came down, missing him by inches, and he took off.
 
2012-12-31 08:35:39 AM

KingKauff: The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.


That's a great opening line, but as a closing line, it's lazy and unsatisfying, especially coming of the heels of three books obviously written to just get it the fark over with.
 
2012-12-31 08:35:56 AM
Slowly, very slowly, like two unhurried compass needles, the feet turned towards the right; north, north-east, east, south-east, south, south-south-west; then paused, and, after a few seconds, turned as unhurriedly back towards the left. South-south-west, south, south-east, east. ...
 
2012-12-31 08:37:23 AM
May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with you all. Amen.
 
2012-12-31 08:38:44 AM
"So [said the doctor]. Now vee may perhaps to begin. Yes?"
 
2012-12-31 08:39:56 AM
"Slowly, very slowly, like two unhurried compass needles, the feet turned towards the right; north, north-east, east, south-east, south, south-south-west; then paused, and, after a few seconds, turned as unhurriedly back towards the left. South-south-west, south, south-east, east. ..."
 
2012-12-31 08:41:15 AM
"...and so like I said earlier, 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times'."
 
2012-12-31 08:41:28 AM
"Poo-Tee-Weet"
 
2012-12-31 08:41:32 AM
The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.


/I lied, that was a horrible last line.
 
exi
2012-12-31 08:42:26 AM
"He stared gratefully at the back of Myrna's head, at the pigtail that swung innocently at his knee. Gratefully. How ironic, Ignatius thought. Taking the pigtail in one of his paws, he pressed it warmly to his wet moustache."
 
2012-12-31 08:46:07 AM

SevenizGud: May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with you all. Amen.


Kingdom Come?
 
2012-12-31 08:46:19 AM

BillCo: Peanuts
Snoopy
"It He was a dark and stormy night knight."

Yeah, yeah, i know, not last words.

 
2012-12-31 08:46:20 AM
His feet are light and nimble. He never sleeps. He says that he will never die. He dances in light and in shadow and he is a great favorite. He never sleeps, the judge. He is dancing, dancing. He says that he will never die.
 
2012-12-31 08:47:18 AM
Poems seem to have better, and more famous last lines. "Shantih shantih shantih", " Rage, rage against the dying of the light. "This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper.", "I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." etc.

I guess it is more important to make every line count when you aren't dealing with a few hundred pages.
 
2012-12-31 08:49:01 AM
Each night, when practice is over and I'm driving home through the streets of Charleston, I ride with the top down on my Volkswagen convertible. It is always dark and the air is crisp with autumn and the wind is rushing through my hair. At the top of the bridge with the stars shining above the harbor, I look to the north and wish again that there were two lives apportioned to every man and woman. Behind me the city of Charleston simmers in the old elixirs of its own incalculable beauty and before me my wife and children are waiting for me to arrive home. It is in their eyes that I acknowledge my real life, my destiny. But it is the secret life that sustains me now, and as I reach the top of that bridge I say it in a whisper, I say it as a prayer, as regret, and as praise. I can't tell you why I do it or what it means, but each night when I drive home to my southern home and my southern life, I whisper theses words: "Lowenstein, Lowenstein."

/Prince of Tides
 
2012-12-31 08:49:44 AM

WippitGuud: The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.


/I lied, that was a horrible last line.


KingKauff: The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.

 
2012-12-31 08:51:41 AM
"And he leaned down to press his cold lips once more to my throat."
 
2012-12-31 08:51:49 AM

WippitGuud: The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.


/I lied, that was a horrible last line.


t3knomanser: KingKauff: The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.

That's a great opening line, but as a closing line, it's lazy and unsatisfying, especially coming of the heels of three books obviously written to just get it the fark over with.


KingKauff: The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.


Second try -

Ka is a wheel. It continues to turn as does the tale. I thought it was an appropriate ending.
 
2012-12-31 08:52:30 AM

Solon Isonomia: "Slowly, very slowly, like two unhurried compass needles, the feet turned towards the right; north, north-east, east, south-east, south, south-south-west; then paused, and, after a few seconds, turned as unhurriedly back towards the left. South-south-west, south, south-east, east. ..."


Brave New World?
 
2012-12-31 08:52:36 AM

t3knomanser: KingKauff: The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.

That's a great opening line, but as a closing line, it's lazy and unsatisfying, especially coming of the heels of three books obviously written to just get it the fark over with.


I thought it was a fitting end. Remember, it's not the destination, it's the journey
 
2012-12-31 08:57:14 AM
Most of my literary attempts end along the lines of "Suck it baby, suck it real good".

/ DeVry changed my life
// education is everything
 
2012-12-31 09:02:58 AM
He loved Big Brother.
 
2012-12-31 09:07:36 AM
"I am legend."

Gives me chills every time I read it.
 
2012-12-31 09:07:57 AM
And it was all just a dream.

No wait, that's the worst last line you can write.
 
2012-12-31 09:08:28 AM

JinxofSpades: Solon Isonomia: "Slowly, very slowly, like two unhurried compass needles, the feet turned towards the right; north, north-east, east, south-east, south, south-south-west; then paused, and, after a few seconds, turned as unhurriedly back towards the left. South-south-west, south, south-east, east. ..."

Brave New World?


Yep... Always found it rather jarring.
 
2012-12-31 09:08:54 AM

KingKauff: Remember, it's not the destination, it's the journey


Anderson's Pooper: Ka is a wheel. It continues to turn as does the tale. I thought it was an appropriate ending.


The issue isn't the looping story- it's how we got there. It was the journey that got bad.

The first three books established a hallucinatory mysterybox of a world. Most important, it was as mysterious to the characters as it was to us. We watched characters grow and change... and then we stumbled into a section of action-movie sequences and authoral self-insertions. The mystery waned, the plot moved forward, characters were killed off, not because there was a good reason to do so, but because they had to die to reach the conclusion the author had chosen early on.
 
2012-12-31 09:09:25 AM

bale: "I am legend."

Gives me chills every time I read it.


In the context of the original short story, oh hells yes.
 
2012-12-31 09:10:18 AM
While we, Chani, we who carry the name concubine - history will call us wives.
 
2012-12-31 09:13:22 AM
The greatest last lines in literature

FTFY Subby, Garp was crap.
 
2012-12-31 09:15:02 AM
I do so like
green eggs and ham!
Thank you!
Thank you,
Sam-I-am
 
2012-12-31 09:15:07 AM
"Well, I'm back."
 
2012-12-31 09:15:26 AM

rocinante721: A TALE OF TWO CITIES


"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known."
 
2012-12-31 09:17:49 AM
"He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother."

George Orwell, "1984"
 
2012-12-31 09:22:12 AM
"May the undeserved kindness of the Lord Jesus Christ be with the holy ones".

/What a prickish thing to say.
 
2012-12-31 09:25:02 AM

nharrisphoto: "Well, I'm back."


Done.
 
2012-12-31 09:25:05 AM
"His eyes closed and he slept".

John Steinbeck, "East of Eden"
 
2012-12-31 09:25:50 AM
And then, my friend, you die.
 
2012-12-31 09:31:28 AM
I hope.
 
2012-12-31 09:32:05 AM

t3knomanser: KingKauff: The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.

That's a great opening line, but as a closing line, it's lazy and unsatisfying, especially coming of the heels of three books obviously written to just get it the fark over with.


Esto.
 
2012-12-31 09:36:44 AM
Came here to quote Brave New World and 1984. Late to the party as usual. So I'll toss this one in:

"He had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided."
 
2012-12-31 09:48:01 AM
"Hey Butt-Head, do you think we're ever gonna score?"

"Uh, I probably will, but not you. You're too much of a butt-monkey. Huh huh."
 
2012-12-31 09:53:53 AM
Since then, at an unertain hour,
That agony returns:
And still my ghastly tale is told,
This heart within me burns.
I pass like night, from land to land;
I have strange power of speech;
That moment that his face I see,
I know the man that must hear me:
To him my tale I teach.
 
2012-12-31 09:53:57 AM
"Somebody is living on this beach."

Wittgenstein's Mistress by David Markson
 
2012-12-31 09:58:49 AM

LizardPeople: Slowly, very slowly, like two unhurried compass needles, the feet turned towards the right; north, north-east, east, south-east, south, south-south-west; then paused, and, after a few seconds, turned as unhurriedly back towards the left. South-south-west, south, south-east, east. ...


Solon Isonomia: "Slowly, very slowly, like two unhurried compass needles, the feet turned towards the right; north, north-east, east, south-east, south, south-south-west; then paused, and, after a few seconds, turned as unhurriedly back towards the left. South-south-west, south, south-east, east. ..."


Double Plus Good!
 
2012-12-31 10:05:35 AM

Fabric_Man: The knife came down, missing him by inches, and he took off.


Came here for that. That entire scene between Yossarian and Chaplain Tapman just makes me happy. Yossarian is my favorite literary creation.

Maybe next to Orr.
 
2012-12-31 10:07:07 AM
"You are young." replied Athos, "and your bitter recollections have time to be changed into sweet remebrances."
 
2012-12-31 10:09:57 AM
"He never sleeps, the judge. He is dancing, dancing. He says that he will never die." -Blood Meridian
 
2012-12-31 10:11:56 AM
"And here, resolving to harass myself no more, I am preparing for a longer journey than all these, having lived seventy-two years a life of infinite variety, and learned sufficiently to know the value of retirement, and the blessing of ending our days in peace."
 
2012-12-31 10:16:08 AM

karnal: "...and so like I said earlier, 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times'."


It is a far far better...ASS I kick, than I have ever kicked!!
 
2012-12-31 10:20:37 AM
"The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which."
 
2012-12-31 10:24:39 AM
"Then he went over and sat down on the unoccupied twin bed, looked at the girl, aimed the pistol, and fired a bullet through his right temple."
 
2012-12-31 10:24:41 AM

lexslamman: "Poo-Tee-Weet"


This
 
2012-12-31 10:26:54 AM

Anderson's Pooper: WippitGuud: The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.


/I lied, that was a horrible last line.

t3knomanser: KingKauff: The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.

That's a great opening line, but as a closing line, it's lazy and unsatisfying, especially coming of the heels of three books obviously written to just get it the fark over with.

KingKauff: The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.

Second try -

Ka is a wheel. It continues to turn as does the tale. I thought it was an appropriate ending.


//this time with the Horn of Eld
 
2012-12-31 10:28:37 AM

Crewmannumber6: The greatest last lines in literature

FTFY Subby, Garp was crap.


I loved your book, when is it coming out?
 
2012-12-31 10:32:24 AM
"You talk to much," she said. Then she reached into his mouth with her sharp talons, and with one wrenching movement she tore out his tongue.
"There," she said. And the she said, "Sleep".

Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman.
 
2012-12-31 10:32:25 AM
"I was cured all right."
 
2012-12-31 10:33:36 AM

poundgrayly: "I was cured all right."


I was hoping someone would post this. +1 Internets to you!
 
2012-12-31 10:36:14 AM
Not sure about the book but that Garp movie was the most disturbing weird f'ed up piece of crap I ever accidentally watched in the middle of the night.

/haven't read a book since Gore invented the Internet
 
2012-12-31 10:39:58 AM
"Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculite patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery."

The Road
Cormac McCarthy
 
2012-12-31 10:39:58 AM
Good-bye and hello, as always.

/Dark Tower was fun, but it has nothing on Amber
 
2012-12-31 10:40:22 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: Crewmannumber6: The greatest last lines in literature

FTFY Subby, Garp was crap.

I loved your book, when is it coming out?


So, only people who have written a book can have an opinion on a book? What a country
 
2012-12-31 10:42:33 AM

turnonyrlovelite: "Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculite patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery."

The Road
Cormac McCarthy


That book was annoying as fark. I have no idea what his other books are like, but after reading The Road I probably won't by trying them. It's as if the book was written by a 16 year old with no comprehension of advanced sentence structures, basic punctuation like a comma, etc. Good idea for a story, poor delivery.
 
2012-12-31 10:47:19 AM
"Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops?"
 
2012-12-31 10:48:01 AM

bhcompy: turnonyrlovelite: "Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculite patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery."

The Road
Cormac McCarthy

That book was annoying as fark. I have no idea what his other books are like, but after reading The Road I probably won't by trying them. It's as if the book was written by a 16 year old with no comprehension of advanced sentence structures, basic punctuation like a comma, etc. Good idea for a story, poor delivery.


Thats just what the Pulitzer committee though.

Cormac is great, the Yelp reviews done in his style are even better: http://yelpingwithcormac.tumblr.com/best
 
2012-12-31 10:49:01 AM

exi: "He stared gratefully at the back of Myrna's head, at the pigtail that swung innocently at his knee. Gratefully. How ironic, Ignatius thought. Taking the pigtail in one of his paws, he pressed it warmly to his wet moustache."


One of my favorite books of all time. OF ALL TIME!

/Never laughed out loud to a book before, or again.
 
2012-12-31 10:51:43 AM

SomeoneDumb: poundgrayly: "I was cured all right."

I was hoping someone would post this. +1 Internets to you!


-2 internets.  The film omitted the final chapter of the book.
 
2012-12-31 10:52:35 AM

Cosmk: SomeoneDumb: poundgrayly: "I was cured all right."

I was hoping someone would post this. +1 Internets to you!

-2 internets.  The film omitted the final chapter of the book.


And I don't have a copy next to me right now, but was that line even in the novel?
 
2012-12-31 10:56:04 AM

nharrisphoto: "Well, I'm back."


Yep. That's the one I was thinking of.
 
2012-12-31 10:58:39 AM
"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.
I am haunted by waters."
 
2012-12-31 11:03:25 AM
"Call me Ishmael."
 
2012-12-31 11:15:13 AM

Cosmk: Cosmk: SomeoneDumb: poundgrayly: "I was cured all right."

I was hoping someone would post this. +1 Internets to you!

-2 internets.  The film omitted the final chapter of the book.

And I don't have a copy next to me right now, but was that line even in the novel?


That is the last line of the American edition of the novel. The British edition had one more chapter, the last lines being "A terrible grahzny vonny world, really, O my brothers. And so farewell from your little droog. And to all others in this story profound shooms of lipmusic brrrrrr. And they can kiss my sharries. But you, O my brothers, remember sometimes thy little Alex that was. Amen. And all that cal."
 
2012-12-31 11:15:50 AM

poundgrayly: "I was cured all right."


More like:

My son, my son. When I had my son I would explain all that to him when he was starry enough to like understand. But then I knew he would not understand or would not want to understand at all and would do all the veshches I had done, yes perhaps even killing some poor starry forella surrounded with mewing kots and koshkas, and I would not be able to really stop him. And nor would he be able to stop his own son, brothers. And so it would itty on to like the end of the world, round and round and round, like some bolshy gigantic like chelloveck, like old Bog Himself (by courtesy of Korova Milkbar) turning and turning and turning a vonny grahzny orange in his gigantic rookers.

Not the very last line but it always gives me chills.
 
2012-12-31 11:23:17 AM
Should be a list of only one book - A Tale of Two Cities, as mentioned above. All others pale in comparison.
 
2012-12-31 11:24:17 AM
"and in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."
 
2012-12-31 11:27:41 AM
And, do you know that the Dey of Algiers has a bump just under his nose?
 
2012-12-31 11:30:47 AM

facisto: Fabric_Man: The knife came down, missing him by inches, and he took off.

Came here for that. That entire scene between Yossarian and Chaplain Tapman just makes me happy. Yossarian is my favorite literary creation.

Maybe next to Orr.


+1. Loved the whole lot. Peckem and Dreedle and parades/real black eyes/real feathers in the cap. Awesome.

poundgrayly: Cosmk: Cosmk: SomeoneDumb: poundgrayly: "I was cured all right."

I was hoping someone would post this. +1 Internets to you!

-2 internets.  The film omitted the final chapter of the book.

And I don't have a copy next to me right now, but was that line even in the novel?

That is the last line of the American edition of the novel. The British edition had one more chapter, the last lines being "A terrible grahzny vonny world, really, O my brothers. And so farewell from your little droog. And to all others in this story profound shooms of lipmusic brrrrrr. And they can kiss my sharries. But you, O my brothers, remember sometimes thy little Alex that was. Amen. And all that cal."


Thankfully (to me, anyway), this has been fixed. Last chapter is in American editions, as well.
 
2012-12-31 11:32:46 AM
It was the devious-cruising Rachel, that in her retracing search after her missing children, only found another orphan.
 
2012-12-31 11:35:21 AM
And Hatcher McCord, anchorman for the Evening News from Hell, opens his arms wide, and he cries out about the din, "I love you all."
 
2012-12-31 11:36:05 AM

Valeriyance: exi: "He stared gratefully at the back of Myrna's head, at the pigtail that swung innocently at his knee. Gratefully. How ironic, Ignatius thought. Taking the pigtail in one of his paws, he pressed it warmly to his wet moustache."

One of my favorite books of all time. OF ALL TIME!

/Never laughed out loud to a book before, or again.


To each, his own.

Been clearing and throwing out crap the past few months and my copy - which I've owned for somthing like 30 years was the first thing to go.
 
2012-12-31 11:37:45 AM
"The precious sun has come and gone and, because of their despicable act, Margot has missed it. They walk slowly and silently towards the closet, and let her out." ~ All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury
 
2012-12-31 11:37:58 AM
"Despite my most careful searches and investigations, I have never since been able to find the Rue d'Auseil. But I am not wholly sorry; either for this or for the loss in undreamable abysses of the closely written sheets which alone could have explained the music of Erich Zann."
 
2012-12-31 11:47:19 AM

rocinante721: "It wasn't until six hours later that they took him down"

Apt Pupil


+1

Ladyfingers they taste like ladyfingers
 
2012-12-31 11:52:38 AM

Crewmannumber6: Because People in power are Stupid: Crewmannumber6: The greatest last lines in literature

FTFY Subby, Garp was crap.

I loved your book, when is it coming out?

So, only people who have written a book can have an opinion on a book? What a country


No, I'm saying that YOUR BOOK is so great that it is better than anything that John Irving has ever written. When is it coming out?
 
2012-12-31 11:55:46 AM

lilplatinum: bhcompy: turnonyrlovelite: "Once there were brook trout in the streams in the mountains. You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were vermiculite patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming. Maps and mazes. Of a thing which could not be put back. Not be made right again. In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery."

The Road
Cormac McCarthy

That book was annoying as fark. I have no idea what his other books are like, but after reading The Road I probably won't by trying them. It's as if the book was written by a 16 year old with no comprehension of advanced sentence structures, basic punctuation like a comma, etc. Good idea for a story, poor delivery.

Thats just what the Pulitzer committee though.

Cormac is great, the Yelp reviews done in his style are even better: http://yelpingwithcormac.tumblr.com/best


One of the better books I read this year was The Dog Stars. It is much more hopeful than The Road, but it is still very, very dark. I highly recommend it to anyone who was a fan of The Road.
 
2012-12-31 11:59:49 AM
"We each owe a death, there are no exceptions, I know that, but sometimes, oh God, the Green Mile is so long."
 
2012-12-31 12:02:48 PM
A boy and his Dog: You have to admit, she had excellent taste.
 
2012-12-31 12:03:37 PM

nharrisphoto: "Well, I'm back."


Came for this. Thank you.
 
2012-12-31 12:06:25 PM
"In any other surrounding, in any other circumstances, Gilliam Blake would have gracefully withdrawn. She didn't. She held her ground and his elbow became more persistent."

As far as I got, anyway.
 
2012-12-31 12:06:33 PM

Anxietus: "Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs.
I am haunted by waters."


The best.
 
2012-12-31 12:07:59 PM
"My God, a whole moment of happiness! Is that too little for the whole of a man's life?"

White Nights
F. M. Dostoyevsky
 
2012-12-31 12:08:00 PM
"If we can't think for ourselves, if we're
unwilling to question authority, then we're just putty in the hands
of those in power. But if the citizens are educated and form their
own opinions, then those in power work for us. In every country,
we should be teaching our children the scientific method and the
reasons for a Bill of Rights. With it comes a certain decency,
humility and community spirit. In the demon-haunted world that
we inhabit by virtue of being human, this may be all that stands
between us and the enveloping darkness."

Carl Sagan - The demon Haunted World

/glad Gatsby was on the list but it needs more Tolkien
 
2012-12-31 12:08:18 PM
I know things about pigeons, Lily.
 
2012-12-31 12:18:25 PM
Pro C# 2008 and the .NET 3.5 Platform:

"In any case, if you need to build .NET applications that can execute under a variety of operating systems, the Mono project is a wonderful choice to do so."
 
2012-12-31 12:25:29 PM
This is the way the world ends: Not with a bang but a whimper.
 
2012-12-31 12:30:04 PM
"And it was still hot."

- Where the Wild Things Are
 
2012-12-31 12:31:47 PM

The Singing Bush: "The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which."


This is the last line that shook me up the most. Good call.
 
2012-12-31 12:42:59 PM
"Sadly, I never found out the answer to my question. Her vagina never spoke to me again"
 
2012-12-31 12:44:22 PM
Opening the phone book she looked in the yellow pages under animal accessories, electric; she dialed and when the saleswoman answered, said, "I'd like to order one pound of artificial flies that really fly around and buzz, please."

"Is it for an electric turtle, ma'am?"

"A toad," she said.

"Then I suggest our mixed assortment of artificial crawling and flying bugs of all types including --"

"The flies will do," Iran said. "Will you deliver? I don't want to leave my apartment; my husband's asleep and I want to be sure he's all right."

The clerk said, "For a toad I'd suggest also a perpetually renewing puddle, unless it's a horned toad, in which case there's a kit containing sand, multicolored pebbles, and bits of organic debris. And if you're going to be putting it through its feed cycle regularly I suggest you let our service department make a periodic tongue adjustment. In a toad that's vital."

"Fine," Iran said. "I want it to work perfectly. My husband is devoted to it." She gave her address and hung up.

And, feeling better, fixed herself at last a cup of black, hot coffee.
 
2012-12-31 12:59:18 PM
you all suck:

"If I were a younger man, I would write a history of human stupidity; and I would climb to the top of Mount McCabe and lie down on my back with my history for a pillow; and I would take from the ground some of the blue-white poison that makes statues of men; and I would make a statue of myself, lying on my back, grinning horribly, and thumbing my nose at You Know Who.
 
2012-12-31 01:00:08 PM
"Now what the yell ya suppose is eatin them two guys"
 
2012-12-31 01:00:15 PM
Just remember what ol' Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ol' storm right square in the eye and he says, "Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it."
 
2012-12-31 01:07:38 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: you all suck:

"If I were a younger man, I would write a history of human stupidity; and I would climb to the top of Mount McCabe and lie down on my back with my history for a pillow; and I would take from the ground some of the blue-white poison that makes statues of men; and I would make a statue of myself, lying on my back, grinning horribly, and thumbing my nose at You Know Who.


My second favorite book of all time. Not a bad choice.
 
2012-12-31 01:11:14 PM

Cuyose: Just remember what ol' Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, and the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big ol' storm right square in the eye and he says, "Give me your best shot, pal. I can take it."


I like the cut of your jib
 
2012-12-31 01:14:23 PM
"But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest, a little boy and his bear will always be playing."
 
2012-12-31 01:18:30 PM
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.
 
2012-12-31 01:19:42 PM
I been there before.
 
2012-12-31 01:26:12 PM
"Well, I'm back," he said

as said by Samwise Gamgee LOTR The Return of the king.
 
2012-12-31 01:28:20 PM

had98c: The All-Powerful Atheismo: you all suck:

"If I were a younger man, I would write a history of human stupidity; and I would climb to the top of Mount McCabe and lie down on my back with my history for a pillow; and I would take from the ground some of the blue-white poison that makes statues of men; and I would make a statue of myself, lying on my back, grinning horribly, and thumbing my nose at You Know Who.

My second favorite book of all time. Not a bad choice.


you don't suck.
 
2012-12-31 01:30:04 PM
So I awoke, and behold it was a dream.
 
2012-12-31 01:35:08 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: had98c: The All-Powerful Atheismo: you all suck:

"If I were a younger man, I would write a history of human stupidity; and I would climb to the top of Mount McCabe and lie down on my back with my history for a pillow; and I would take from the ground some of the blue-white poison that makes statues of men; and I would make a statue of myself, lying on my back, grinning horribly, and thumbing my nose at You Know Who.

My second favorite book of all time. Not a bad choice.

you don't suck.


The only book I like more than Cat's Cradle has this as a final line: "For everything to be consummated, for me to feel less alone, I had only to wish that there be a large crowd of spectators the day of my execution and that they greet me with cries of hate."
 
2012-12-31 01:37:32 PM
Oh, he's dead as Prof, I know it. (But how dead is Prof?) If I punched it just once more and said, "Hi, Mike!" would he answer, "Hi, Man! Heard any good ones lately?" Been a long time since I've risked it. But he can't really be dead; nothing was hurt--he's just lost.
You listening, Bog? Is a computer one of Your creatures?
Too many changes--May go to that talk-talk tonight and toss in some random numbers.
Or not. Since Boom started quite a few young cobbers have gone out to Asteroids. Hear about some nice places out there, not too crowded.
My word, I'm not even a hundred yet.
 
2012-12-31 01:41:54 PM
And then we continued blissfully into this small but perfect piece of our forever
 
2012-12-31 01:44:10 PM
Two of my favorites:

P.S. please of you get a chanse put some flowrs on Algernons grave in the bak yard.

Then with a profound and deeply willed desire to believe, to be heard, as she had done every day since the murder of Carlo Rizzi, she said the necessary prayers for the soul of Michael Corleone.
 
2012-12-31 01:49:06 PM
He never saw Molly again.
 
2012-12-31 01:52:47 PM

Cuthbert Allgood: Anderson's Pooper: WippitGuud: The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.


/I lied, that was a horrible last line.

t3knomanser: KingKauff: The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.

That's a great opening line, but as a closing line, it's lazy and unsatisfying, especially coming of the heels of three books obviously written to just get it the fark over with.

KingKauff: The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.

Second try -

Ka is a wheel. It continues to turn as does the tale. I thought it was an appropriate ending.

//this time with the Horn of Eld


So, do you think Roland only has to complete the cycle one last time? I like that possibility much more than him being cowboy Sisyphus and doing it for all eternity.

I remember actually shouting when I realized what was on the other side of the door, shortly before he gets pulled through. Will there ever be anything else on the other side?
 
2012-12-31 01:53:27 PM

khitsicker: if we're
unwilling to question authority,


Yeah, about that: the ONLY authority people like Sagan want to questions are ones they disagree with;

Question people like Sagan (yeah, I know he's dead) about the falseness 'global warming/climate change/weird weather' and Sagan et.al. say that you are the equal to a 'Holocaust denier'.

Or how about the iffy-ness of legalized pot? Or the stupidity of same-day voter registration?

No, liberals don't want their authority questioned; they only want to question the authority of conservatives in authority, whether it be science, politics or the arts.

(Read 'DHW' and 'Broca's Brain'; they are both pretty good for their time)
 
2012-12-31 02:00:47 PM

Son of Thunder: Came here to quote Brave New World and 1984. Late to the party as usual. So I'll toss this one in:

"He had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided."


Read this one the same year. Chilling end to a short story:

"Wolves."
 
2012-12-31 02:02:21 PM

douchebag/hater: Yeah, about that: the ONLY authority people like Sagan want to questions are ones they disagree with;

Question people like Sagan (yeah, I know he's dead) about the falseness 'global warming/climate change/weird weather' and Sagan et.al. say that you are the equal to a 'Holocaust denier'.

Or how about the iffy-ness of legalized pot? Or the stupidity of same-day voter registration?

No, liberals don't want their authority questioned; they only want to question the authority of conservatives in authority, whether it be science, politics or the arts.

(Read 'DHW' and 'Broca's Brain'; they are both pretty good for their time)


What book is that diatribe from? It seems like it could be a winner of a derpmission contest
 
2012-12-31 02:04:25 PM
"They were no longer little girls, they were *sob* Little Women"
 
2012-12-31 02:05:18 PM
"Are there any questions?" - The Handmaid's Tale
"I'm so glad to be at home again." - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
"Evil conquered?' said Gwydion. 'You have learned much, but learn this last and hardest of lessons. You have conquered only the enchantments of evil. That was the easiest of your tasks, only a beginning, not an ending. Do you believe evil itself to be so quickly overcome? Not so long as men still hate and slay each other, when greed and anger goad them. Against these even a flaming sword cannot prevail, but only that portion of good in all men's hearts whose flame can never be quenched." ― Lloyd Alexander, The High King (not the exact last line, but close enough)
 
2012-12-31 02:27:19 PM
"I remember now."

Also works for greatest first line :)
 
2012-12-31 02:31:46 PM
"It was just then that my dick exploded." - Chuck Negron, Three Dog Nightmare
 
2012-12-31 02:37:07 PM
He vanished, and left me appalled; for I knew, and realized, that all he had said was true.
 
2012-12-31 02:47:30 PM
"I dwell the longer upon this subject from the desire I have to make the society of an English Yahoo by any means not insupportable; and therefore I here entreat those who have any tincture of this absurd vice, that they will not presume to appear in my sight."
 
2012-12-31 02:47:39 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: Crewmannumber6: Because People in power are Stupid: Crewmannumber6: The greatest last lines in literature

FTFY Subby, Garp was crap.

I loved your book, when is it coming out?

So, only people who have written a book can have an opinion on a book? What a country

No, I'm saying that YOUR BOOK is so great that it is better than anything that John Irving has ever written. When is it coming out?


What book have YOU written that trumps someone else's opinion? He doesn't have to write his own book to have an opinion-he only has to read Garp.
 
2012-12-31 02:52:58 PM
KingKauff: The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.

That's a great opening line, but as a closing line, it's lazy and unsatisfying, especially coming of the heels of three books obviously written to just get it the fark over with


It was a great last line as it explained so many things: Why the man in black was a desiccated skeleton when he was found, Why Roland was old, etc... Roland was a seeker, not a finder. tblax has the right of it.
 
2012-12-31 02:56:35 PM
"Darling," it said.

(If we're going to do S. King, that is).
 
2012-12-31 02:57:11 PM
"Even after all that rushing around, where we've ended up is the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night.
And maybe knowing isn't the point.
Where we're standing right now, in the ruins in the dark, what we build could be anything."

Chuck Palahniuk, Choke
 
2012-12-31 03:04:02 PM
Foster said, "Skip the formalities, please. I've left you a load of work and you don't have all eternity to fiddle with it. Certainly 'Thou Art God'--- but who isn't?"
He left, and Mike pushed back his halo and got to work. He could see a lot of changes he wanted to make---

- Stranger In A Strange Land
 
2012-12-31 03:07:48 PM
It was believed afterward that the man was a lunatic, because there was no sense in what he said.
 
2012-12-31 03:13:47 PM
Stunned not to see Black Beauty mentioned. Made me bawl my eyes out as a 9 year old.

'Willie always speaks to me when he can, and treats me as his special friend. My ladies have promised that I shall never be sold, and so I have nothing to fear; and here my story ends. My troubles are all over, and I am at home; and often before I am quite awake, I fancy I am still in the orchard at Birtwick, standing with my old friends under the apple-trees.'
 
2012-12-31 03:20:26 PM
Okay, one more:

It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. Charlotte was both.
 
2012-12-31 03:35:29 PM

A Terrible Human: I felt like a monster reincarnation of Horatio Alger...a man on the move, and just sick enough to be totally confident.


Fear and Loathing by Thompson! One of my all-time favorites!
 
2012-12-31 03:48:03 PM
They looked at me, but said nothing. By this time I was laughing crazily. But it made no difference. I was just another farked-up cleric with a bad heart. shiat, they'll love me down at the Brown Palace. I took another big hit off the amyl, and by the time I got to the bar my heart was full of joy. I felt like a monster reincarnation of Horatio Alger...a Man on the Move, and just sick enough to be totally confident.
 
2012-12-31 03:49:46 PM
He says that he will never die.
 
2012-12-31 04:01:40 PM
Diary of Anne Frank. I don't want to give away the ending so I'm not quoting it.
 
2012-12-31 04:06:54 PM
I can hold my breath for a long time.
 
2012-12-31 04:07:44 PM

had98c: The All-Powerful Atheismo: had98c: The All-Powerful Atheismo: you all suck:

"If I were a younger man, I would write a history of human stupidity; and I would climb to the top of Mount McCabe and lie down on my back with my history for a pillow; and I would take from the ground some of the blue-white poison that makes statues of men; and I would make a statue of myself, lying on my back, grinning horribly, and thumbing my nose at You Know Who.

My second favorite book of all time. Not a bad choice.

you don't suck.

The only book I like more than Cat's Cradle has this as a final line: "For everything to be consummated, for me to feel less alone, I had only to wish that there be a large crowd of spectators the day of my execution and that they greet me with cries of hate."


I like you.
 
2012-12-31 04:23:29 PM
I never wanted to see my spouse suffer pain, or have to work so hard to get around, or watch her struggle to see.

I never wanted to see her make a decision no human should ever have to make, a decision to sacrifice her ability to walk in exchange for staying alive.

I never imagined seeing her so compromised.

www.marcottephotography.com

I also never thought I would see her so strong.

She's the hero.
 
2012-12-31 04:26:09 PM

Crewmannumber6: The greatest last lines in literature

FTFY Subby, Garp was crap.


As was The "Great" Gatsby.
 
2012-12-31 04:27:34 PM
This is another times. Father chained me tight. I hurt because he beat me. This time I hit the stick out of his hands and made noise. He went away and his face was white. He ran out of my bed place and locked the door.

I am not so glad. All day it is cold in here. The chain comes slow out of the wall. And I have a bad anger
with mother and father. I will show them. I will do what I did that once.

I will screech and laugh loud. I will run on the walls. Last I will hang head down by all my legs and laugh
and drip green all over until they are sorry they didn't be nice to me.

If they try to beat me again Ill hurt them. I will.
 
2012-12-31 04:44:50 PM

tblax: Cuthbert Allgood: Anderson's Pooper: WippitGuud: The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.


/I lied, that was a horrible last line.

t3knomanser: KingKauff: The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.

That's a great opening line, but as a closing line, it's lazy and unsatisfying, especially coming of the heels of three books obviously written to just get it the fark over with.

KingKauff: The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.

Second try -

Ka is a wheel. It continues to turn as does the tale. I thought it was an appropriate ending.

//this time with the Horn of Eld

So, do you think Roland only has to complete the cycle one last time? I like that possibility much more than him being cowboy Sisyphus and doing it for all eternity.

I remember actually shouting when I realized what was on the other side of the door, shortly before he gets pulled through. Will there ever be anything else on the other side?


I'd like to think so. Roland deserves to finish it.

//but King warned us not to read any further.
 
2012-12-31 04:58:40 PM
"And on far-off Earth, Dr. Carlisle Perera had as yet told no one how he had wakened from a restless sleep with the message from his subconscious still echoing in his brain: The Ramans do everything in threes."
 
2012-12-31 05:23:10 PM

Cuthbert Allgood: tblax: Cuthbert Allgood: Anderson's Pooper: WippitGuud: The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.


/I lied, that was a horrible last line.

t3knomanser: KingKauff: The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.

That's a great opening line, but as a closing line, it's lazy and unsatisfying, especially coming of the heels of three books obviously written to just get it the fark over with.

KingKauff: The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.

Second try -

Ka is a wheel. It continues to turn as does the tale. I thought it was an appropriate ending.

//this time with the Horn of Eld

So, do you think Roland only has to complete the cycle one last time? I like that possibility much more than him being cowboy Sisyphus and doing it for all eternity.

I remember actually shouting when I realized what was on the other side of the door, shortly before he gets pulled through. Will there ever be anything else on the other side?

I'd like to think so. Roland deserves to finish it.

//but King warned us not to read any further.


I'd like to think that one day it will be a world where instead of starting with chasing Walter as an older man, he goes to Hambry as a young man, but not because of Marten/Walter, he meets Susan, and he returns with her to Gilead to assume his role as dinh of Gilead later in life
 
2012-12-31 05:38:16 PM
"But they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas."
 
2012-12-31 06:24:50 PM

suburbanguy: What book have YOU written that trumps someone else's opinion? He doesn't have to write his own book to have an opinion-he only has to read Garp.


I actually didn't say that did I? Which means that you have poor reading comprehension -therefore YOUR opinion is actually not relevant.

I'm sure you're one of those many gourmands that love McDonald's too. That stupid French place down the road doesn't even have fries.
 
2012-12-31 06:35:25 PM
Older Norman: [narrating] "Like many fly fishermen in western Montana where the summer days are almost Arctic in length, I often do not start fishing until the cool of the evening. Then in the Arctic half-light of the canyon, all existence fades to a being with my soul and memories and the sounds of the Big Blackfoot River and a four-count rhythm and the hope that a fish will rise. Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of those rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters." Ugh.
 
2012-12-31 06:52:24 PM
"Oh, Jake," Brett said, "we could have had such a damned good time together." Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly pressing Brett against me. "Yes," I said. "Isn't it pretty to think so?"

Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises
 
2012-12-31 07:08:15 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: suburbanguy: What book have YOU written that trumps someone else's opinion? He doesn't have to write his own book to have an opinion-he only has to read Garp.

I actually didn't say that did I? Which means that you have poor reading comprehension -therefore YOUR opinion is actually not relevant.

I'm sure you're one of those many gourmands that love McDonald's too. That stupid French place down the road doesn't even have fries.


No, I don't love McDonalds. But I also don't need to own a restaurant to have an opinion about the French restaurant down the street. I only have to eat there. Stop being facetious.
 
2012-12-31 07:10:34 PM
Reader, I married him. Ok, not a last line, but damn, the triumph in that.

I loved the Carl Sagan one from Demon Haunted World - and the To Kill a Mockingbird one too. But the last line of 1984 always, always chills me.
 
2012-12-31 07:27:03 PM

Sketch Artist: Stunned not to see Black Beauty mentioned. Made me bawl my eyes out as a 9 year old.

'Willie always speaks to me when he can, and treats me as his special friend. My ladies have promised that I shall never be sold, and so I have nothing to fear; and here my story ends. My troubles are all over, and I am at home; and often before I am quite awake, I fancy I am still in the orchard at Birtwick, standing with my old friends under the apple-trees.'


"And truly, she was my friend Flicka." *sob*
 
2012-12-31 07:29:15 PM

Wulfman: Diary of Anne Frank. I don't want to give away the ending so I'm not quoting it.


Like any of us can read Braille
 
2012-12-31 08:15:17 PM
"Somewhere in the gray wood near the river is the huntsman, and in the brooming corn, and in the castellated press of cities.  His work lies all wheres and his hounds tire not.  I have seen them in a dream, slaverous and wild and their eyes crazed with ravening for souls in this world.  Fly them."
 
2012-12-31 08:24:35 PM
"He had never slept in a better bed, Rainsford decided. "
 
2012-12-31 08:37:22 PM
"I've done you before, haven't I?"
 
2012-12-31 08:41:22 PM

Adebisi: "I've done you before, haven't I?"


you're a complete knee-biter.
 
2012-12-31 08:54:23 PM

skrat211: I never wanted to see my spouse suffer pain, or have to work so hard to get around, or watch her struggle to see.

I never wanted to see her make a decision no human should ever have to make, a decision to sacrifice her ability to walk in exchange for staying alive.

I never imagined seeing her so compromised.

[www.marcottephotography.com image 373x500]

I also never thought I would see her so strong.

She's the hero.


Please, what's the last word on the tat? It's not legible.
 
2012-12-31 10:00:52 PM

suburbanguy: No, I don't love McDonalds. But I also don't need to own a restaurant to have an opinion about the French restaurant down the street. I only have to eat there. Stop being facetious.


It's not about owning -consider what was originally said and the context thereof.

This is a post in celebration of last lines. I've offered a few last lines and most people offer last lines of  books that matter to them. To read:

 Garp was crap.

With no explanation other than we are supposed to deem his shared opinion as the epiphany of John Irving's work -then it begs that perhaps he ought to add a little bit more explanation for his "highly esteemed" opinion.

It's kind of like the new version of Little League. You know -the one where everyone gets a trophy even if they come in last place. He has done nothing to earn in our (the readers) trust in his seemingly unwarranted assessment. His opinion is terse, without explanation and vapid but in your opinion -is still worthy of that last place trophy. Sure, everyone has an opinion. But without explanation there is no merit. It's crap -ha ha I get it. Crap as in worthy of the toilet... funny, sure -he gets a trophy.


So the only other explanation -given that he didn't criticize the characterization or the anti-matriarchal theme -is that he is a closet artist. He is waiting to release his Magnum Opus on us. We are just unwittingly too impatient to realize the genius of his assessment. His trophy is coming... it will be upon us when others realize his talent and publish his work. I can't wait.
 
2012-12-31 10:28:02 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: suburbanguy: No, I don't love McDonalds. But I also don't need to own a restaurant to have an opinion about the French restaurant down the street. I only have to eat there. Stop being facetious.

It's not about owning -consider what was originally said and the context thereof.

This is a post in celebration of last lines. I've offered a few last lines and most people offer last lines of  books that matter to them. To read:

 Garp was crap.

With no explanation other than we are supposed to deem his shared opinion as the epiphany of John Irving's work -then it begs that perhaps he ought to add a little bit more explanation for his "highly esteemed" opinion.

It's kind of like the new version of Little League. You know -the one where everyone gets a trophy even if they come in last place. He has done nothing to earn in our (the readers) trust in his seemingly unwarranted assessment. His opinion is terse, without explanation and vapid but in your opinion -is still worthy of that last place trophy. Sure, everyone has an opinion. But without explanation there is no merit. It's crap -ha ha I get it. Crap as in worthy of the toilet... funny, sure -he gets a trophy.


So the only other explanation -given that he didn't criticize the characterization or the anti-matriarchal theme -is that he is a closet artist. He is waiting to release his Magnum Opus on us. We are just unwittingly too impatient to realize the genius of his assessment. His trophy is coming... it will be upon us when others realize his talent and publish his work. I can't wait.


You never asked him to expand on his opinion. You asked him what he had written. It implied that unless he had written his own book, his opinion didn't matter. You could have asked him to explain. You didn't. You were a condescending prick. I'll make a statement for you. "Dark Knight is a stupid movie.". Guess what-I've never made a movie. I could expand on that, but I don't HAVE to. It's a statement I'm free to make. You can agree or not. But the fact that I haven't written my own movie, and that I haven't paired my statement with a 3 paragraph essay doesn't make it any less valid. Its the opinion that I'm entitled to. It doesn't make it wrong. Stop being a prick because he doesn't like your favorite book.
 
2012-12-31 10:32:43 PM

suburbanguy: You never asked him to expand on his opinion. You asked him what he had written. It implied that unless he had written his own book, his opinion didn't matter. You could have asked him to explain. You didn't. You were a condescending prick. I'll make a statement for you. "Dark Knight is a stupid movie.". Guess what-I've never made a movie. I could expand on that, but I don't HAVE to. It's a statement I'm free to make. You can agree or not. But the fact that I haven't written my own movie, and that I haven't paired my statement with a 3 paragraph essay doesn't make it any less valid. Its the opinion that I'm entitled to. It doesn't make it wrong. Stop being a prick because he doesn't like your favorite book.


I already explained this. I don't have to explain anything because the pretension of "great opinion" are there . You don't read very well.

Ergo, you win.
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-31 10:37:40 PM

Fano: Wulfman: Diary of Anne Frank. I don't want to give away the ending so I'm not quoting it.


"Hold on. There's someone at the door?"
 
2012-12-31 10:51:17 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: suburbanguy: You never asked him to expand on his opinion. You asked him what he had written. It implied that unless he had written his own book, his opinion didn't matter. You could have asked him to explain. You didn't. You were a condescending prick. I'll make a statement for you. "Dark Knight is a stupid movie.". Guess what-I've never made a movie. I could expand on that, but I don't HAVE to. It's a statement I'm free to make. You can agree or not. But the fact that I haven't written my own movie, and that I haven't paired my statement with a 3 paragraph essay doesn't make it any less valid. Its the opinion that I'm entitled to. It doesn't make it wrong. Stop being a prick because he doesn't like your favorite book.

I already explained this. I don't have to explain anything because the pretension of "great opinion" are there . You don't read very well.

Ergo, you win.
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Then shut up.
 
2012-12-31 10:56:02 PM

suburbanguy: Then shut up.


That's not part of the deal. Everyone's opinion matters -right?
 
2012-12-31 11:06:32 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: suburbanguy: Then shut up.

That's not part of the deal. Everyone's opinion matters -right?


I never once implied that everyone wins. He had an opinion. You implied it wasn't valid because he hadn't written a book. Frankly, you were just an arse.

But that's neither here nor there. You conceded my victory. I won. You lost. Shut up.
 
2012-12-31 11:08:59 PM
..and above one of the doors covered by red velvet drapes in Harry's is a sign and on the sign in letters that match the drapes' color are the words THIS IS NOT AN EXIT.
-American Psycho,
 
2012-12-31 11:18:05 PM

suburbanguy: But that's neither here nor there. You conceded my victory. I won. You lost. Shut up.


You have a very poor reading comprehension level. I gave you a trophy. Now you feel special -it doesn't mean that you are right or wrong or anything. In fact if you actually read my post -you came in second but still get a trophy because your opinion matters and you are special.

It has no bearing on whether or not you are "right". In fact you are wrong and arguing merely for arguments sake. So enjoy your trophy, everyone gets one.
 
2012-12-31 11:36:55 PM
P.S.
Sorry I forgot to give you the mayonnaise.
-Richard Brautigan, Trout Fishing in America
 
2012-12-31 11:57:41 PM
What miracle is this? This giant tree.
It stands ten thousand feet high
But doesn't reach the ground. Still it stands.
Its roots must hold the sky.

-House of Leaves
 
2013-01-01 01:19:47 AM

Anderson's Pooper: Fano: Wulfman: Diary of Anne Frank. I don't want to give away the ending so I'm not quoting it.

"Hold on. There's someone at the door?"


Sure, I'd LOVE a shower!

/One please.
 
2013-01-01 02:07:09 AM
"Before reaching the final line, however, he had already understood that he would never leave that room, for it was foreseen that the city of mirrors (or mirages) would be wiped out by the wind and exiled from the memory of men at the precise moment when Aureliano Babilonia would finish deciphering the parchments, and that everything written on them was unrepeatable since time immemorial and forever more, because races condemned to one hundred years of solitude did not have a second opportunity on earth."
 
2013-01-01 05:40:19 AM

skrat211: A Terrible Human: I felt like a monster reincarnation of Horatio Alger...a man on the move, and just sick enough to be totally confident.

Fear and Loathing by Thompson! One of my all-time favorites!


Hehe it's favorite of mine also.
 
2013-01-01 06:01:48 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: suburbanguy: But that's neither here nor there. You conceded my victory. I won. You lost. Shut up.

You have a very poor reading comprehension level. I gave you a trophy. Now you feel special -it doesn't mean that you are right or wrong or anything. In fact if you actually read my post -you came in second but still get a trophy because your opinion matters and you are special.

It has no bearing on whether or not you are "right". In fact you are wrong and arguing merely for arguments sake. So enjoy your trophy, everyone gets one.


I am going to guess that becausepeopleinpowerarestupid doesn't have many friends.
 
2013-01-01 01:15:03 PM

KrispyKritter: skrat211: I never wanted to see my spouse suffer pain, or have to work so hard to get around, or watch her struggle to see.

I never wanted to see her make a decision no human should ever have to make, a decision to sacrifice her ability to walk in exchange for staying alive.

I never imagined seeing her so compromised.

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I also never thought I would see her so strong.

She's the hero.

Please, what's the last word on the tat? It's not legible.


People with few choices are survivors. People with no choice are heroes.

I wrote a book called "You Mean, Besides the Cancer" as a tribute to my wife after she underwent a surgery called a 'sacrectomy', the removal of the sacrum (replaced with titanium rods) to save her life.
 
2013-01-01 11:36:25 PM
"Preem Palver, First Speaker"

Blew my mind when I was 12
 
2013-01-02 11:41:36 AM
"The biatch is dead now."
 
2013-01-03 08:08:34 AM
"The End."
 
2013-01-03 03:11:37 PM
"Last Post"
 
2013-01-03 03:22:16 PM
Eeeeeee-buh-dee-buh-dee-buh-That's all Folks!
 
2013-01-03 04:07:40 PM
Tom's most well now, and got his bullet around his neck on a watch-guard for a watch, and is always seeing what time it is, and so there ain't nothing more to write about, and I am rotten glad of it, because if I'd a knowed what a trouble it was to make a book I wouldn't a tackled it, and ain't a-going to no more. But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can't stand it. I been there before.

THE END. YOURS TRULY, HUCK FINN.
 
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