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1. What is your all time favorite book?

2. What is your all time favorite song or album?

3. What is your all time favorite movie?

4. Who is your favorite poet?

(We can't talk about contracting all the time.)

Edited by Vern Edwards

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1. What is your all time favorite book? - Of Mice and Men

2. What is your all time favorite song or album? - I Won't back down, Tom Petty

3. What is your all time favorite movie? - Boondock Saints

(We can't talk about contracting all the time.)

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1. What is your all time favorite book? --The Great Gatsby



2. What is your all time favorite song or album? --Guns N Roses: Appetite for Destruction



3. What is your all time favorite movie? --Fight Club (Memento a close 2nd)



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4. What is your favorite TV series (mini series)? -- Band of Brothers


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1. What is your all time favorite book? A Christmas Carol

2. What is your all time favorite song or album? Aria Nessun Dorma by Luciano Pavarotti

3. What is your all time favorite movie? Citizen Kane

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1. What is your all time favorite book? The Dark Tower series (Stephen King)

2. What is your all time favorite song or album? Stevie Ray Vaughn's "Star Spangled Banner" or Pick an album from Johnny Cash cause they are all great

3. What is your all time favorite movie? Deerhunter

4. Poet: Robert Frost

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1. What is your all time favorite book? I Robot

2. What is your all time favorite song or album? Swan Lake

3. What is your all time favorite movie? West Side Story

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1. What is your all time favorite book? Marine! Life of Chesty Puller

2. What is your all time favorite song or album? Nine Tonight: Bob Seger

3. What is your all time favorite movie? Once upon a time in America

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1. Book: Lord of the Rings (I know,it's really six books, but I read them as one).

2. Song/Album: Changes frequently. This week: Allison by Elvis Costello & The Attractions

3. Movie: Pulp Fiction. Apocalypse Now is a close second

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Guest Vern Edwards

I was afraid that someone would ask me that. I've found it hard to do. I'll take a shot, but I'm gonna cheat, because I can't commit.

Book: "Moby Dick" by Melville ("Aye, aye! and I'll chase him round Good Hope, and round the Horn, and round the Norway Maelstrom, and round perdition's flames before I give him up, and this is what ye have shipped for, men! to chase that white whale on both sides of land, and over all sides of the earth, till he spouts black blood and rolls fin out.") "War and Peace" by Tolstoy "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Dumas

Album: "Blonde on Blonde" OR "Blood on the Tracks", by Dylan

Movie: "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (Errol Flynn version) directed by Curtiz and Keighly ("Why, you speak treason." "Fluently.") "The Maltese Falcon" directed by John Houston "The Searchers" ("So we'll find 'em in the end, I promise you. We'll find 'em. Just as sure as the turning' of the earth.") or "The Quiet Man" both directed by John Ford "Red River" directed by Howard Hawks ("There are only two things more beautiful than a good gun: a Swiss watch or a woman from anywhere.")

Sorry for cheating.

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Book: LOTR (H2H beat me to it)

Album: Sgt. Pepper (What, no other Beatles fans out there?)

Movie: The Quiet Man (agree with Vern)

Tomorrow my answers may be different.

Edited to add: Today my favorite poet is Robert Service.

Edited again to add a tune from The Quiet Man:

It was there that I learned all me courtin' --

Many lessons I took in the art --

Til Cupid, the blackguard, while sportin'

An arrow drove straight through me

Mush Mush Mush Tural-i-addy

Mush Mush Mush Tural-i-ay.

So I lathered him with me shillelagh

For he trod on the tail of me

Mush Mush Mush Tural-i-addy,

And just like the Dingle for gold

I lathered him with me shllelagh

For he trod on the tail of me coat.

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Guest Vern Edwards

Heretalearn:

Okay, I added Who is your favorite poet? to the original post.

So... Who is your favorite poet?

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Hard to say. Sandburg,Thomas, Frost, Plath, Dickinson - I like best 20th century American poetry, but Giorgos Seferis... Or Dr. Seuss. Probably one of those.

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I enjoyed reading the posts of your favorites.

I did have difficulty commiting to "favorites", but think these are certainly what I would include if faced with being stranded on an island, or in space:

Book: "The Story of Art"- E.H. Gombrich

Music (Album): "Legend" - Bob Marley

Movie: "The Usual Suspects"

Poet: Recently introduced to Persian poetry. A MUST if you like poetry. The two below are from Hafiz (Hafez), a Sufi poet....very romantic....

***

The Subject Tonight is Love

The subject tonight is Love

And for tomorrow night as well,

As a matter of fact

I know of no better topic

For us to discuss

Until we all

Die!

The Happy Virus:

I caught the happy virus last night

When I was out singing beneath the stars.

It is remarkably contagious -

So kiss me.

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1. What is your all time favorite book? Ender's Game / Speaker of the Dead

2. What is your all time favorite song or album? NIN - A Warm Place / Pearl Jam - Nothing Man

3. What is your all time favorite movie? I am Legend / Heat: A Los Angeles Crime Saga

4. Who is your favorite poet artist? Vincent Van Gough

And in other news, a friend offers the "The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest" 2013 contest winners, as a worthwhile read

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1. What is your all time favorite book? - Fiction - The Master and Magarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. Non-fiction - Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Khaneman

2. What is your all time favorite song or album? The untitled 4th album by Led Zeppelin

3. What is your all time favorite movie? Cool Hand Luke

4. Who is your favorite poet? William Blake and John Keats

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1. Favorite book: The Longest Day

2. Favorite Album: On the Threshold of a Dream (Moody Blues)

3.Favorite movie: Rio Bravo

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Book: Wind in the Willows, a work of simple beauty: "All this he saw, for one moment breathless and intense, vivid on the morning sky; and still, as he looked, he lived; and still, as he lived, he wondered.”

Song: Oh, so many. Satisfaction; Urge for Going; Bark at the Moon

Movie: The Magnificent Seven.

Great lines of wisdom, cynicism, and fatalism such as:"I've been offered a lot for my work, but never everything." "Once you begin you've got to be ready for killing and more killing, and then still more killing, until the reason for it is gone."

"Reminds me of that fella back home who fell off a ten-story building. As he was falling, people on each floor kept hearing him say, "So far, so good." Heh, so far, so good." "Generosity. That was my first mistake." "Shows you — sooner or later you must answer for every good deed." "Nobody throws me my own guns and says run. Nobody" "Don't you ever say that again about your fathers, because they are not cowards! You think I'm brave because I carry a gun? Well, your fathers are much braver, because they carry responsibility" "The fighting is over. Your work is done. For them, each season has its tasks. If there were a season for gratitude, they'd show it more." "The Old Man was right. Only the farmers won. We lost. We'll always lose"

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Book: Lord of the Rings

Song: Anything by Bob Seger

Movie: Caddy Shack, Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Poet: None. Can't understand poetry at all

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Okay, someone has to bring down the intellectual average of the group, so here goes...

1. What is your all time favorite book? Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

2. What is your all time favorite song or album? Thriller

3. What is your all time favorite movie? Airplane

4. Who is your favorite poet? Dr. Suess

:)

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