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Great choices everyone! :lol: I laugh every time I read them. It's like the best Cliff Notes, but then again, who wouldn't want to go ahead and read the whole book!



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Endora, have you read Eats, Shoots and Leaves? I never thought a book on punctuation could be so entertaining! :lol: (And I know what you are thinking out there...it's not about Sands! :capnjack: )



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DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:
Endora, have you read Eats, Shoots and Leaves? I never thought a book on punctuation could be so entertaining! :lol: (And I know what you are thinking out there...it's not about Sands! :capnjack: )


Yes, I enjoyed it. I particularly liked the semi-colon section!



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DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:
Endora, have you read Eats, Shoots and Leaves? I never thought a book on punctuation could be so entertaining! :lol: (And I know what you are thinking out there...it's not about Sands! :capnjack: )


:lol: That made me laugh out loud DITHOT. I had never thought of that book title in connection with Sands, but it's absolutely perfect.



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Aha! I finally remembered to bring my book to work for the quotes:

Pg. 4 - "The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and more irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge."

Pg. 42 - "at one point I tried to drive the Great Red Shark into the laundry room of the Landmark Hotel--but the door was too narrow, and the people inside seemed dangerously excited."

Pg. 43 - "What the hell are you doing?" one screamed. "You can't park HERE."

"Why not?" I said. It seemed like a reasonable place to park, plenty of space. I'd been looking for a parking spot for what seemed like a very long time. Too long. I was about ready to abandon the car and call a taxi....but then, yes, we found THIS space.

Which turned out to be the sidewalk in front of the main entrance to the Desert Inn.

Pg. 47 - "No, this is not a good town for psychedelic drugs. Reality itself is too twisted."



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Endora wrote:
DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote:
Endora, have you read Eats, Shoots and Leaves? I never thought a book on punctuation could be so entertaining! :lol: (And I know what you are thinking out there...it's not about Sands! :capnjack: )


Yes, I enjoyed it. I particularly liked the semi-colon section!


Uh oh. Maybe I'd better read that chapter. :blush:



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CharlotteinCA wrote:
Aha! I finally remembered to bring my book to work for the quotes:

Pg. 4 - "The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and more irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge."

Pg. 42 - "at one point I tried to drive the Great Red Shark into the laundry room of the Landmark Hotel--but the door was too narrow, and the people inside seemed dangerously excited."

Pg. 43 - "What the hell are you doing?" one screamed. "You can't park HERE."

"Why not?" I said. It seemed like a reasonable place to park, plenty of space. I'd been looking for a parking spot for what seemed like a very long time. Too long. I was about ready to abandon the car and call a taxi....but then, yes, we found THIS space.

Which turned out to be the sidewalk in front of the main entrance to the Desert Inn.

Pg. 47 - "No, this is not a good town for psychedelic drugs. Reality itself is too twisted."


Glad you brought your book, Charlotte. Those are really good ones--esp. the two involving the Red Shark. :lol:



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Pg. 42 - "at one point I tried to drive the Great Red Shark into the laundry room of the Landmark Hotel--but the door was too narrow, and the people inside seemed dangerously excited."


:biglaugh: I'm so glad you posted that one! I had a huge laugh over it the first time I read it!



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Page 5- "We're your friends," said my attorney. "We're not like the others."


further down on page 5- "O Christ, I thought, he's gone around the bend. "No more of that talk," I said, sharply. "Or we'll put the leeches on you."


page 6- "By the way," I said. "There's one thing you should probably understand." He stared at me, not blinking. Was he gritting his teeth? "Can you hear me?" I yelled."


page 6- "I blundered on: "I want you to understand that this man at the wheel is my attorney! He's not just some dingbat I found on the Strip."

page 27- "Shoot it," said my attorney.
"Not yet," I said. "I want to study its habits."


Gees, there's so many quotes......I love everything about this book, if I keep going I'll end up typing the whole book!

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I love the bit about studying it's habits before they kill it, thankyou DLB!



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[quote]page 6- "I blundered on: "I want you to understand that this man at the wheel is my attorney! He's not just some dingbat I found on the Strip."

I'm glad you posted this one--it made me laugh when I read it. I haven't heard the word 'dingbat' in some time. :lol:



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page 6- "I blundered on: "I want you to understand that this man at the wheel is my attorney! He's not just some dingbat I found on the Strip."


I'm glad you posted this one--it made me laugh when I read it. I haven't heard the word 'dingbat' in some time. :lol:

I forgot about that, the book is just choc-full of great ones, I have heard dingbat before, maybe it is an Australian saying or something... I am not sure.



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Sorry to jump in here - but I was reading F&L today, and I just burst out laughing at the "translucent soap" :lol: I don't know why, but I just loved reading about all the Neutrogena they accumulated ... There was something else that had me reveling in HST's genius today as well, but I can't remember it :banghead: - Hope this one wasn't posted though! :blush:


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page 6- "I blundered on: "I want you to understand that this man at the wheel is my attorney! He's not just some dingbat I found on the Strip."


I'm glad you posted this one--it made me laugh when I read it. I haven't heard the word 'dingbat' in some time. :lol:

I forgot about that, the book is just choc-full of great ones, I have heard dingbat before, maybe it is an Australian saying or something... I am not sure.


I loved that one, too. Didn't Archie Bunker sometimes call his wife "Dingbat"?


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shame_about_rasins wrote:
I love the bit about studying it's habits before they kill it, thankyou DLB!


you are SO welcome. I love all those quick responses they all give. :)

I believe dingbat is a latin term for bad cheese. :-O

Hannah

ps kidding about that last part, since when is cheese BAD? :-?



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