Naomi wrote:"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."
I want that on a t-shirt!
luvdepp wrote:Wow! I have nothing really to add to this discussion that hasn't already been said, and very well said, by the way. Thanks for a great question today DITHOT and to everyone for their well thought out answers. Very interesting! I think I need to read some Mark Twain.
DeppInTheHeartOfTexas wrote: One of my absolute favorites, pg. 89: "No sympathy for the devil; keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride...and if it occasionally gets a little heavier than what you had in mind, well...maybe chalk it up to forced consciousness expansion: Tune in, freak out, get beaten. It's all in Kesey's Bible...The Far Side of Reality."
bluebird wrote:IMHO, Hunter's work is filled with the "right" words...sometimes the "right" word is perfect because it completes the rhythm, the timing he wants.
Other times, it's just the right word....
"Tooling along the main drag on a Saturday night in Las Vegas, two good old boys in a fireapple-red convertible....."
What a great word!! Fireapple-red....
Another writer might have written fire engine red or apple red....
and, at the end of that sentence, he writes ...
"stoned, ripped, twisted . . . Good People."
The word Good (in caps) is so unexpected....but it works, just because it's unexpected. . . and maybe because it's true.
And, not to get too involved in The Wave section because it's filled with the right words over and over .... but in it is the perfect word that no matter how many times I read it or hear it ~~~ I catch my breath.
". . . and with the right kind of eyes . . ."
Hunter could have said "...look West and you can almost see..."
But he didn't. You have to have the "right" kind of eyes.
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