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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2012 12:13 pm
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Just finished The Destroyer's book. I have to admit I was a little disappointed. Too much of life outside of the ring and not enough about his wrestling career and inside the ring for me. I think the author having little knowledge of pro wrestling didn't help.
I was planning to get it but not worth it? Thats what I thought of Angelo Moscas book, too much Canadian Football too little wrestling



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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2012 12:29 pm
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I keep meaning to buy Gary Hart's book. Recommendations?

 

After racing through that crime book last night, I'm thinking of cracking on with page 300+ of the 1500 page JFK book I have, or the one which just arrived from Amazon, on the late night TV wars, Conan and Jay Leno and suchlike. The moment's passed now, and Conan has shown himself to be every bit as lazy as Dave and Jay (although still funnier than either), but it still might be worth a read.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2012 12:33 pm
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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2012 12:51 pm
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Portalesman wrote: Marijuana horticulture by Cervantes
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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2012 06:00 pm
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Like a few others, I read "Those Guys Have All The Fun: Inside The World Of ESPN" and enjoyed it tremendously, especially the station's origins and the rise and fall of Mark Shapiro.

Lately I've also read "I Want My MTV" which is an oral history similar to the ESPN book, charting the creation and rise of MTV. The book only covers the period through 1992 on the basis that the debut and success of "The Real World" changed the station forever.

I also fell into reading "World War Z". The story is set a decade or so after the end of a global war against zombies and written in an interview style with various people who lived through it. It probably sounds ridiculous reading that synopsis, but within the context of the book it works. There's a lot of social and political commentary mixed in, some obvious, some less so. It's being made into a movie starring Brad Pitt. Some fans of the book are outraged that the storytelling vehicle is being dramatically changed for the film, but unless someone shot the book as a documentary, I don't know what else a studio could do.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2012 06:14 pm
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tamalie wrote: I also fell into reading "World War Z". The story is set a decade or so after the end of a global war against zombies and written in an interview style with various people who lived through it. It probably sounds ridiculous reading that synopsis, but within the context of the book it works. There's a lot of social and political commentary mixed in, some obvious, some less so. It's being made into a movie starring Brad Pitt. Some fans of the book are outraged that the storytelling vehicle is being dramatically changed for the film, but unless someone shot the book as a documentary, I don't know what else a studio could do.

Excellent choice Tamalie. One of the main outrages coming out of the movie is the fact that in some teasers that people have seen of the movie and of discussions by people who played minor parts in the movie is that these aren't your typical zombies. They are more in the vein of the '28 Days Later' and 'Dawn Of The Dead '04' creatures where they "turn" almost instantly after being infected and are like "track star" zombies in that they are of the "running" variety as opposed to the traditional George Romeroesque type zombies which are "shamblers."
In the book, the author Max Brooks had the Romero style zombies, that lurched rather than ran and they didn't turn into zombies seconds after being infected by another zombie.
People who are fans of zombie fiction (myself included) are sticklers for detail and the majority of us hated the introduction of the running zombies in the Dawn '04 remake. They were alright in the dark comedy style setting that was "Return Of The Living Dead" from 1985, but not in a movie which takes zombies seriously (as funny as that sounds).

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carpetbeggar wrote: tamalie wrote: I also fell into reading "World War Z". The story is set a decade or so after the end of a global war against zombies and written in an interview style with various people who lived through it. It probably sounds ridiculous reading that synopsis, but within the context of the book it works. There's a lot of social and political commentary mixed in, some obvious, some less so. It's being made into a movie starring Brad Pitt. Some fans of the book are outraged that the storytelling vehicle is being dramatically changed for the film, but unless someone shot the book as a documentary, I don't know what else a studio could do.

Excellent choice Tamalie. One of the main outrages coming out of the movie is the fact that in some teasers that people have seen of the movie and of discussions by people who played minor parts in the movie is that these aren't your typical zombies. They are more in the vein of the '28 Days Later' and 'Dawn Of The Dead '04' creatures where they "turn" almost instantly after being infected and are like "track star" zombies in that they are of the "running" variety as opposed to the traditional George Romeroesque type zombies which are "shamblers."
In the book, the author Max Brooks had the Romero style zombies, that lurched rather than ran and they didn't turn into zombies seconds after being infected by another zombie.
People who are fans of zombie fiction (myself included) are sticklers for detail and the majority of us hated the introduction of the running zombies in the Dawn '04 remake. They were alright in the dark comedy style setting that was "Return Of The Living Dead" from 1985, but not in a movie which takes zombies seriously (as funny as that sounds).

"The ambling zombies are still real to me, dammit!"

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tofu_chipmunk wrote: carpetbeggar wrote: tamalie wrote: I also fell into reading "World War Z". The story is set a decade or so after the end of a global war against zombies and written in an interview style with various people who lived through it. It probably sounds ridiculous reading that synopsis, but within the context of the book it works. There's a lot of social and political commentary mixed in, some obvious, some less so. It's being made into a movie starring Brad Pitt. Some fans of the book are outraged that the storytelling vehicle is being dramatically changed for the film, but unless someone shot the book as a documentary, I don't know what else a studio could do.

Excellent choice Tamalie. One of the main outrages coming out of the movie is the fact that in some teasers that people have seen of the movie and of discussions by people who played minor parts in the movie is that these aren't your typical zombies. They are more in the vein of the '28 Days Later' and 'Dawn Of The Dead '04' creatures where they "turn" almost instantly after being infected and are like "track star" zombies in that they are of the "running" variety as opposed to the traditional George Romeroesque type zombies which are "shamblers."
In the book, the author Max Brooks had the Romero style zombies, that lurched rather than ran and they didn't turn into zombies seconds after being infected by another zombie.
People who are fans of zombie fiction (myself included) are sticklers for detail and the majority of us hated the introduction of the running zombies in the Dawn '04 remake. They were alright in the dark comedy style setting that was "Return Of The Living Dead" from 1985, but not in a movie which takes zombies seriously (as funny as that sounds).

"The ambling zombies are still real to me, dammit!"
  World War Z was a great read.  As George Romero said in a recent interview "fast zombies suck".



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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2012 07:48 pm
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thunderbolt wrote: tofu_chipmunk wrote: carpetbeggar wrote: tamalie wrote: I also fell into reading "World War Z". The story is set a decade or so after the end of a global war against zombies and written in an interview style with various people who lived through it. It probably sounds ridiculous reading that synopsis, but within the context of the book it works. There's a lot of social and political commentary mixed in, some obvious, some less so. It's being made into a movie starring Brad Pitt. Some fans of the book are outraged that the storytelling vehicle is being dramatically changed for the film, but unless someone shot the book as a documentary, I don't know what else a studio could do.

Excellent choice Tamalie. One of the main outrages coming out of the movie is the fact that in some teasers that people have seen of the movie and of discussions by people who played minor parts in the movie is that these aren't your typical zombies. They are more in the vein of the '28 Days Later' and 'Dawn Of The Dead '04' creatures where they "turn" almost instantly after being infected and are like "track star" zombies in that they are of the "running" variety as opposed to the traditional George Romeroesque type zombies which are "shamblers."
In the book, the author Max Brooks had the Romero style zombies, that lurched rather than ran and they didn't turn into zombies seconds after being infected by another zombie.
People who are fans of zombie fiction (myself included) are sticklers for detail and the majority of us hated the introduction of the running zombies in the Dawn '04 remake. They were alright in the dark comedy style setting that was "Return Of The Living Dead" from 1985, but not in a movie which takes zombies seriously (as funny as that sounds).

"The ambling zombies are still real to me, dammit!"
  World War Z was a great read.  As George Romero said in a recent interview "fast zombies suck".
I just grabbed World War Z, based on these posts.  I also agree with Romero

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mike3775 wrote: thunderbolt wrote: tofu_chipmunk wrote: carpetbeggar wrote: tamalie wrote: I also fell into reading "World War Z". The story is set a decade or so after the end of a global war against zombies and written in an interview style with various people who lived through it. It probably sounds ridiculous reading that synopsis, but within the context of the book it works. There's a lot of social and political commentary mixed in, some obvious, some less so. It's being made into a movie starring Brad Pitt. Some fans of the book are outraged that the storytelling vehicle is being dramatically changed for the film, but unless someone shot the book as a documentary, I don't know what else a studio could do.

Excellent choice Tamalie. One of the main outrages coming out of the movie is the fact that in some teasers that people have seen of the movie and of discussions by people who played minor parts in the movie is that these aren't your typical zombies. They are more in the vein of the '28 Days Later' and 'Dawn Of The Dead '04' creatures where they "turn" almost instantly after being infected and are like "track star" zombies in that they are of the "running" variety as opposed to the traditional George Romeroesque type zombies which are "shamblers."
In the book, the author Max Brooks had the Romero style zombies, that lurched rather than ran and they didn't turn into zombies seconds after being infected by another zombie.
People who are fans of zombie fiction (myself included) are sticklers for detail and the majority of us hated the introduction of the running zombies in the Dawn '04 remake. They were alright in the dark comedy style setting that was "Return Of The Living Dead" from 1985, but not in a movie which takes zombies seriously (as funny as that sounds).

"The ambling zombies are still real to me, dammit!"
  World War Z was a great read.  As George Romero said in a recent interview "fast zombies suck".
I just grabbed World War Z, based on these posts.  I also agree with Romero

I thought the fast zombies were good in "Zombieland", which I enjoyed a lot.



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I didn't.  I like slow zombies, but thats probably because I grew up with slow moving zombies.  My kids, have only seen fast movie zombies for the most part, so they prefer faster zombies

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stone2k wrote: mike3775 wrote: thunderbolt wrote: tofu_chipmunk wrote: carpetbeggar wrote: tamalie wrote: I also fell into reading "World War Z". The story is set a decade or so after the end of a global war against zombies and written in an interview style with various people who lived through it. It probably sounds ridiculous reading that synopsis, but within the context of the book it works. There's a lot of social and political commentary mixed in, some obvious, some less so. It's being made into a movie starring Brad Pitt. Some fans of the book are outraged that the storytelling vehicle is being dramatically changed for the film, but unless someone shot the book as a documentary, I don't know what else a studio could do.

Excellent choice Tamalie. One of the main outrages coming out of the movie is the fact that in some teasers that people have seen of the movie and of discussions by people who played minor parts in the movie is that these aren't your typical zombies. They are more in the vein of the '28 Days Later' and 'Dawn Of The Dead '04' creatures where they "turn" almost instantly after being infected and are like "track star" zombies in that they are of the "running" variety as opposed to the traditional George Romeroesque type zombies which are "shamblers."
In the book, the author Max Brooks had the Romero style zombies, that lurched rather than ran and they didn't turn into zombies seconds after being infected by another zombie.
People who are fans of zombie fiction (myself included) are sticklers for detail and the majority of us hated the introduction of the running zombies in the Dawn '04 remake. They were alright in the dark comedy style setting that was "Return Of The Living Dead" from 1985, but not in a movie which takes zombies seriously (as funny as that sounds).

"The ambling zombies are still real to me, dammit!"
  World War Z was a great read.  As George Romero said in a recent interview "fast zombies suck".
I just grabbed World War Z, based on these posts.  I also agree with Romero

I thought the fast zombies were good in "Zombieland", which I enjoyed a lot.

I liked Zombieland too, but it wasn't exactly presented as a straight-up zombie movie.

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tofu_chipmunk wrote: stone2k wrote: mike3775 wrote: thunderbolt wrote: tofu_chipmunk wrote: carpetbeggar wrote: tamalie wrote: I also fell into reading "World War Z". The story is set a decade or so after the end of a global war against zombies and written in an interview style with various people who lived through it. It probably sounds ridiculous reading that synopsis, but within the context of the book it works. There's a lot of social and political commentary mixed in, some obvious, some less so. It's being made into a movie starring Brad Pitt. Some fans of the book are outraged that the storytelling vehicle is being dramatically changed for the film, but unless someone shot the book as a documentary, I don't know what else a studio could do.

Excellent choice Tamalie. One of the main outrages coming out of the movie is the fact that in some teasers that people have seen of the movie and of discussions by people who played minor parts in the movie is that these aren't your typical zombies. They are more in the vein of the '28 Days Later' and 'Dawn Of The Dead '04' creatures where they "turn" almost instantly after being infected and are like "track star" zombies in that they are of the "running" variety as opposed to the traditional George Romeroesque type zombies which are "shamblers."
In the book, the author Max Brooks had the Romero style zombies, that lurched rather than ran and they didn't turn into zombies seconds after being infected by another zombie.
People who are fans of zombie fiction (myself included) are sticklers for detail and the majority of us hated the introduction of the running zombies in the Dawn '04 remake. They were alright in the dark comedy style setting that was "Return Of The Living Dead" from 1985, but not in a movie which takes zombies seriously (as funny as that sounds).

"The ambling zombies are still real to me, dammit!"
  World War Z was a great read.  As George Romero said in a recent interview "fast zombies suck".
I just grabbed World War Z, based on these posts.  I also agree with Romero

I thought the fast zombies were good in "Zombieland", which I enjoyed a lot.

I liked Zombieland too, but it wasn't exactly presented as a straight-up zombie movie.
In a way it was.  I liked Zombieland, just hated the fast zombies

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I keep meaning to buy Gary Hart's book. Recommendations?


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Just finished The Destroyer's book. I have to admit I was a little disappointed. Too much of life outside of the ring and not enough about his wrestling career and inside the ring for me. I think the author having little knowledge of pro wrestling didn't help.
I was planning to get it but not worth it? Thats what I thought of Angelo Moscas book, too much Canadian Football too little wrestling


It didn't have all the detail on his career that I had hoped, but I was not disappointed in the book at all. It was worth the price, IMO.



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