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  1. The Hammer Out for a rip

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    Thanks, I should check out The Long Walk. The movie was not the best and I remember at the time thinking I should pick up the book as it should be a lot better.
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    I really need to get up off my ass and read this Watchmen graphic novel that has been sitting on my coffee table for a month.....
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    yes you do...
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    when you're done can I have it plz
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    just finished Baseball and Cricket: The Creation of American Team Sports, 1838-72 by George B. Kirsch


    More of a school book than a story. Full of footnotes and references. And sometimes the real meat is in those.

    Anyhow the book takes you thru Americas adoption of playing/viewing team sports for recreation. In the early days of BB grown ups got together too play. Some of them faced down social resistance by forming clubs in the actual sense. They had the whole formal structure with elected officials and such. They typically charged membership fees and yearly assessments. Basically would be like a country club today. Anyhow these clubs had a focus on BB or Cricket. At some point the actual play on the field overwhelmed the club structure. Post civil war brought this too a boiling point. In 1871 the amatures, the country club types, split from the BB playing types (the professionals). As we all know the Professionals had a better sense of what Americans wanted, but hey the New York Knickerbockers and Brooklyn Excelsiors had more lavish dinners and balls than the Boston Beaneaters. lol

    Good read if you are interested in sport history
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    got most of the way thru Coyote by Allen Steele and decided I had to reread it. I sent Allen Steele a note about a name he used. Anyway... this was part of his respose:



    Allen Steele to me

    Hi, Chris --
    Thanks for the note and the compliments for COYOTE. Glad to hear that you're enjoying the book.


    The note continued with an answer to my query and a quick discussion of growing up in south Nashville. This is the Coyote series of novels/stories website:
    http://grmedia.co.uk/coyote/

    If you like space opera this is the best hard SciFi space opera I have ever read. Much recommended.

    NOTE - Allen Steele grew up in Nashville, lived numerous places, wrote Coyote while he lived in Yankeeland (Connecticut I think) and has spoken before congress concerning space exploration.
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  4. Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    That a book?...

    ... psh!
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    it was a good read


    Clancy was not for everyone.


    Say someone like yourself who has zero clue about the military.

    Were there some typos or something that you might actuallty know something about?
  5. Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    I was just posting that for the thread in general.

    Calm down, defensive Dan.

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