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keithmalek
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Suet624 Maybe you knew this? “The test is named after the American cartoonist Alison Bechdel in whose comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For the test first appeared in 1985.“
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keithmalek @Suet624 No, I didn't know that. 15h
ShyBookOwl Yes! Studied this extensively in film studies. There's a fun podcast called The Bechdel Cast. 2 women review popular films using this as the foundation. 13h
Samplergal News to me. ❤️ 13h
Oryx It's incredible how many films fail it. 13h
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The American actor John Barrymore took a somewhat more practical view, noting that "love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock."

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He writes: If there is no human tinkering with a river's flow, then there will be a riffle-pool sequence for every stretch of river that is five times its width. So if you walk one-hundred yards along a river that is ten feet wide, you should expect to spot two riffle-pool combinations.

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Balibee146 'it's stoating doon'.... I say this often lol 🙋🙋 2d
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megnews Never knew! 3d
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--My thoughts: This seems a tad bit judgemental, does it not? Breslin writes:

All my life, I have judged everybody by whether or not he uses "between you and I." It is the one most revealing mistake in the English language. If the person says, "between you and I," then I know he is uneducated, no matter what kind of paper is framed on his wall, and I also know that he is essentially a fool.

sprainedbrain Very judgmental. 5d
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Martyn_J_Pass Probably has more to do with 1 Timothy 2:12 lol 6d
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Suet624 I'm still thinking of that earlier post of yours about the word “dreamt“. 6d
Suet624 I have no idea. I was just really surprised that there was only one word that ended with “mt”. I wondered who took the time to figure that out. And then I wondered about all the other curiosities that I‘m missing about the English language. My Lyme Disease brain working overtime on that one little post of yours. 😂😂 6d
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keithmalek @Suet624 How are you with the Lyme disease? Are you okay? 6d
Suet624 @keithmalek Welll.... “okay“ is all relative. I'm on my 5th year of treating with various protocols and I am SO much better than I was. So much better. But I will always have it. I know when to expect bad flareups and I know kind of how to take care of them. This is the first year I've really been able to consistently get off the couch and visit friends and go to events a bit. (I babysit two little ones and by 4:00 pm I'm cooked.) 6d
Suet624 It's in my brain, heart and lungs and that's where the flareups can hit me hard. Heart attack symptoms that the docs now recognize as lyme-related, periods of time when I can't read much or understand much, and times when I am short of breath.
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If you're like me and wanted to read this because you were interested in learning about the intelligence failures that lead to 9/11, but didn't want to read an overly detailed book about the entire history of Al Qaeda first (which is what Wright does in this book), then I recommend skipping this book and reading John Duffy's "The Watchdogs Didn't Bark" instead.

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Ignore the "truther" lunatics and read this book instead, which is based in reality. It chronicles the intelligence failures that lead up to 9/11, specifically the CIA's failure to share intelligence with other agencies due to bureaucratic infighting, oversized egos, and an attempt to "flip" members of Al Qaeda, despite knowing that several of the hijackers were living here for more than a year prior to 9/11 and plotting an attack using airplanes.

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Panpan

I read this because I was interested in learning more about the politics behind transplantation--who does and does not get transplants and why. Unfortunately, the book doesn't touch upon this until more than halfway through, and then only briefly.

BookNAround One that touches on this topic fictionally, but is by no means the main theme, is 1w
Megabooks Agree with @BookNAround . I really enjoyed And Again. 1w
keithmalek @BookNAround Thanks. That sounds interesting. 1w
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The use of the census to throw people into concentration camps. Why, that would never happen here!

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Karisa 😥 1w
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This has been on my TBR for a couple of years now. But now that we actually have concentration camps along the southern border of the former United States, reading this took on a sense of urgency. By the way, I recently heard the author of this book say on NPR that the so-called "detention facilities" that we now have in this country are indeed concentration camps.

Julsmarshall 😥 It is unconscionable. 1w
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Twocougs One of my all time favorite author‘s quotes- it‘s so true. 1w
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Breslin was describing former NY governor Hugh Carey here, but it reminds me of Trump:

Once every many years, nay, once every many decades, one will come along like this, a dream character in dancing pumps, splashing champagne all over his head, a mind made of sky, doing so many things at once that you simply don't know where to begin when telling them.

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Whoa whoa whoa. Stop right there. The clergy deal in childish fairy tales. Surgery is SCIENCE. Why would a doctor need to consult clergy? If you ever see your doctor praying or consulting clergy, get a different doctor, IMMEDIATELY!

BestDogDad Absolutely! Keep the clergy in their houses of worship and keep them and their influence away from anything having to do with science and reality! Ridiculous! 2w
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Great line.

Megabooks Yes. 2w
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It's always harder to operate on bigger, obese patients. The vessels are deeper and surrounded by fat, making the operation take place in a deep hole. It has always amazed me that people outside of surgery are surprised by this; I suppose they want to believe that all surgeries are the same and predictable.

TheEllieMo I‘m overweight, and a member of a “support group” on Facebook - the number of people in denial about how their obesity affects them is shocking. 2w
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This was from the turn of the twentieth century up until WWII. Not surprisingly, Hitler kind of put a damper on that whole eugenics thing.

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When Robert Moses built Jones Beach, he had the Parkway overpasses built so low that a bus from Harlem loses its roof if it tries to take people to the beach.

Suet624 Really? Grrrrr... 2w
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Outstanding! I've only read two of Tropper's novels so far--this one and The Book of Joe--but I loved both of them. I can't wait to read the rest of his books!

Purrfectpages Anything I‘ve read by him I‘ve enjoyed as well! 2w
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Suet624 I like it! 2w
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Bklover I knew that. (Not) 👍😀 (edited) 2w
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