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Old 01-20-2013, 01:33 AM   #1996
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better they eat our women than our brains

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Wait... are they Zombie Martians?

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Wait... are they Zombie Martians?

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That's the next apocalypse. When the last one failed they took back samples of what we're all reading - reasoning that that must be why we beat them - and so now they're making plans to attack us with zombies, werewolves and vampires.
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Wait... are they Zombie Martians?

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sometimes some places only tv at night old bad tv series from America.
old horror is great
one series had martians in metal drums put there for storage disposal by military after 1st invasion
drums leaked
martians got out
could put finger inside human skull read human memories
martian finger connect with brain tissue
form bridge
also take human form
earth saved because pure neo nazi martians came and fought
first martians from drums
they were not pure martian enough
I moved on in work
missed last episodes
guess earth saved

or ?

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Old 01-21-2013, 08:30 AM   #2000
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:27 AM   #2001
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A curious quote. I like trees too, but I can't say I ever really looked at them in that way. Is that from one of her novels?
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:34 AM   #2002
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A curious quote. I like trees too, but I can't say I ever really looked at them in that way. Is that from one of her novels?
I saw it on The Writer's Almanac this morning, not sure specifically where it's from.

http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/


apparently from O' Pioneers
http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/1001...esigned-to-the

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/200812.O_Pioneers_

Oh and look who's rated it 5 stars, one of our favorite 'strangershere'
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:44 PM   #2003
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I saw it on The Writer's Almanac this morning, not sure specifically where it's from. [...]

apparently from O' Pioneers [...]
Thanks for that.
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"This, more than anything else, is what I have never understood about your people. You can roll dice, and understand that the whole game may hinge on one turn of a die. You deal out cards, and say that all a man's fortune for the night may turn upon one hand. But a man's whole life, you sniff at, and say, what, this naught of a human, this fisherman, this carpenter, this thief, this cook, why, what can they do in the great wide world? And so you putter and sputter your lives away, like candles burning in a draft."

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"Are you sure, Fitz? Are you sure? What good is a life lived as if it made no difference at all to the great life of the world? A sadder thing I cannot imagine. Why should not a mother say to herself, if I raise this child alright, if I love and care for her, she shall live a life that brings joy to those about her, and thus I have changed the world? Why should not the farmer that plants a seed say to his neighbor, this seed I plant today will feed someone, and that is how I change the world today?"

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Oh and look who's rated it 5 stars, one of our favorite 'strangershere'
Not my absolute favorite Willa Cather, though it probably comes in a close second to One of Ours.

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