"Just finished reading "Murder of Quality" which was Le Carre's second novel . It read as a fresh, developing style and I enjoyed how the author was exploring his craft. It is not a spy novel, although it does focus on George Smiley,…"
"Some women want to feminize men by encouraging shaving and other metrosexual grooming habits. A lot of men now subscribe to the new edict to have hair-free bodies and other obvious aspects of androgynous appearance. Women who encourage their male…"
"Sometimes I am very busy, and I take example from a country phrase which is "make hay when the sun shines" and do that. I live in one of the busiest areas in a very busy metropolitan city. It is a pleasure to appreciate not being busy when…"
"I definitely can get behind you with the Fleming books. Very engaging stories and gritty too. They are pretty serious plots and there is a lot of intrigue along with the special colour in characters that Fleming is so good at doing.
The Bond film…"
"John Le Carre is very satisfying reading and would probably meet all of your requests. "The Spy Who Came in From the Cold" is a definitive classic of the genre. It's part of a series featuring master spy George Smiley and there's…"
"Batman is the man. He has his tragic flaw, which drives everything he does. He bravely pushes forward into any situation that demands him. He develops and uses all his resources to live the life he chooses and protecting the principles that guide…"
War and Peace, The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Art of War, The Prince (Machiavelli), Robert Ludlum (all), John Le Carre (all), Ian Fleming (all Bond), Paul Bowles, Jack London, and a lot of other history as well as science-fiction. Always reading.
Metropolis, 2001: A Space Odyssey
Clint Eastwood: just watched all the Sergio Leone titles and really liked Gran Torino and Unforgiven. 30 Days of Night was unusual. Transiberian was better than good. Lost Highway was a provocative film.
Ennio Morricone, Tom Tom Club, UB40 since 1981, Brian Eno since 1975, and an endless list including Jazz, Electronic in all it variations, Classical, Traditional Country, Ska, Calypso, Reggae .. soundtracks!
"Better and better".
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"I'll ask you the same thing I asked Terry below. Even if "completely asleep at the wheel", is that even impeachable? The only other thing I could think that you could gain would be for him to step down, which means Pres Biden!!!!!!!!…"
"As far as I am finding out, his greatest crime in this is hiring staff that doesn't tell him squat. As a country, what do we do? What would the acceptable reply from him be?
Do you want him to step down? Great, President Biden, he is the…"
"I wasn't seeking to answer your question.
Merely to provide a humorous tangent that is slightly related to the topic.
Adam's "barometer" is useful but so is the more general barometer of just judging everyone's…"