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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

It’s no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Books

    So, I don't know how many of you out there in cyberland are avid readers like I am, but I need a new book. I've out of something to read and I hardly know what to do with myself. No, I do not read Dean Koontz, Patricia Cornwell, or anything like that. read: I don't read trash. I read L I T E R A T U R E.

    Anyway - I need a good book and I figure that there has got to be at least one or two of you out there that has decent taste.

    Sample reading list - in case YOU need something good to read.

    Middlesex - Jeffery Eugenides
    Written on the Body, Oranges are not the only Fruit, Sexing the Cherry, Lighthouse Keeping, The Passion - Jennette Winterson (best lesbian writer out there)
    White Oleander - Janet Fitch
    The Book of Ruth - Jane Hamilton
    The Agony and the Ecstasy, Lust for Life - Irving Stone
    The Magus, The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Collector, Mantissa - John Fowls (best American author ever)
    Post Office, Hot Water Music - Charles Bukowski
    Satan: His Psychotherapy and Cure By the Unfortunate Dr Kaslar, J.S.P.S - Jeremy Leven
    The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    Choke, Invisible Monsters, Lullaby, Survivor - Chuck Palahniuk (the next best American Author)
    The Old Man Who Read Love Stories - Luis Sepúlveda


    Anyway - the list goes on and on and on...any suggestion?
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    well usally i dont read fiction.

    But latley i have read...
    I am legend-Richard Matheson (Its about to be the next victim of hollywood)
    cthulhu mythos-H.P Lovecraft
    American Psycho-Ellis
    Ballad of the whiskey robber-Julian Rubinstein (got it for 4 dollars at Barns Nobel)


    Some other books have liked in the past couple months...
    Death by black hole-Neil tyson degresse
    Blink and The Tipping Point-Malcome Gladwell
    All Marketers are liars-*i forget the auther
    The Future China wars- Peter Navaro
    Scar Tissue
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    Christopher Moore is one of the only fiction authors I read anymore. His book Lamb is an excellent but humorous story of the missing years of Jesus's life and goes deep into a lot of different philosophies.

    Philosophy makes up the largest part of my personal library. Some of my favorites are:

    Candide - Voltaire
    Art Of War - Sun Tzu
    The Republic - Plato
    Hagakure
    Tao Te Ching
    How To Raise An Ox - Francis Harold Cook
    Hardcore Zen - Brad Warner
    Shobogenzo - Master Dogen
    Beyond Good And Evil - Nietzsche
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    Do what you've always done and get what you've always gotten.
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    Atlas Shrugged, Fountain Head, Dhammapad, Communist Manifesto...

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    Everyone should read The Zombie Survival Guide for when the zombie apocalypse occurs.

    No way I'm gonna be able to help everyone.
    -Stray-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stray View Post
    Everyone should read The Zombie Survival Guide for when the zombie apocalypse occurs.

    No way I'm gonna be able to help everyone.
    stray, I'm over in pasco, will you help me? I've got the arsenal, you just gotta show me how to fight the half-dead bastards - it's shoot in the dome, right?

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    Choke by Chuck Palahniuk (he wrote Fight Club)
    "The only easy day was yesterday."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdeity View Post
    stray, I'm over in pasco, will you help me? I've got the arsenal, you just gotta show me how to fight the half-dead bastards - it's shoot in the dome, right?
    lol

    Theres definately room for you in my pickup - just be packed and ready when you hear my gunfire getting closer to the house!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBB View Post
    I don't read trash. I read L I T E R A T U R E.

    Anyway - I need a good book and I figure that there has got to be at least one or two of you out there that has decent taste.
    Gee, now I can't wait to throw out suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sCaRz*Of*PaiN View Post
    Choke by Chuck Palahniuk (he wrote Fight Club)
    That was in my list. Been there, done that, wore that t-shirt, smoked that cigarette.
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    The "Saucer" series by Stephen Coonts. Cheesy but very entertaining.

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    A good "bathroom read" is I am America and so Can you by Stephen Colbert.
    Not for self, but for others

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBB View Post
    That was in my list. Been there, done that, wore that t-shirt, smoked that cigarette.
    I could've sworn it wasn't on the list.

    I skimmed too fast. Basically, read anything by Chuck.
    "The only easy day was yesterday."

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    Past few books I have read that I liked:

    A Brief History of Time - Stephen Hawking (great book)

    The Universe in a Nutshell - Hawking (basically the same book)

    Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad

    The Kite Runner - ?

    Inferno by Dante was also alright, I really want to read the other two parts to it
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    Quote Originally Posted by sCaRz*Of*PaiN View Post
    Choke by Chuck Palahniuk (he wrote Fight Club)
    I read that a couple of months ago. It's pretty good.

    I just finished reading Invisible Monsters by the same.

    Before that, it was The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson.

    Dune is a good book.
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    There are only a few books by Chuck that I haven't read. Haunted and Diary if I remember correctly.

    Heart of Darkness is a good book. Hard to believe that English is Conrad's second or third language.

    The Kite Runner was written by Khaled Hosseini.

    I've read Dune 3 or 4 times.

    Maybe I'll give Ann Rand a go with Atlas Shrugged. It a favorite of many people I know. Hmmmmmm......
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    Just read The Indian Clerk. It's about mathematicians (sp?)
    in England just before and during WWI. You don't need to
    be good at math, or even interested in it, to enjoy the book.
    Lotta surprising interesting themes.

    Also recently read The House of Mirth and The Age of
    Innocence by Edith Wharton, couple of great classics.
    The Age of Innocence won the Pulitzer (first time win
    by a woman).

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    If you're gonna try Rand, I'd start with The Fountainhead, a much more readable book.

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    I'm hoping to get "Godel, Escher, Bach" by Douglas Hofstader for Christmas....I've heard good things, but I'll get back to you when/if I finish it.

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    The Book of The New Sun by Gene Wolfe. It's four books, plus a 5th shorter one as an epilogue of sorts.

    American Gods or Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stray View Post
    lol

    Theres definately room for you in my pickup - just be packed and ready when you hear my gunfire getting closer to the house!
    at least we wouldn't have trouble finding munitions in this area

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    You can't get anymore literary than Cormac Mccarthey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedSpikeyThing View Post
    I'm hoping to get "Godel, Escher, Bach" by Douglas Hofstader for Christmas....I've heard good things, but I'll get back to you when/if I finish it.
    That isn't exactly a book you pick up and read cover to cover. Trust me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartan936 View Post
    You can't get anymore literary than Cormac Mccarthey.
    Thank you thank you thank you for reminding me. I've been meaning to read some of his stuff for years. Oh - now I'm actually excited. I'm going to have something to read soon.



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