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2 hours ago, Poodler said:

E7-E4-EF1-D-2-BDF-4-D5-D-90-B9-5489-E423
 

starting this now 

Might have to acquire that. Are there Robin Cook and John Smith sequels?

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Just finished the 3rd Ambrose Parry book (pseudonym for Christopher Brookmyer and his wife) which was excellent.

Now onto "There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century" by Fiona Hill which is proving to be every bit as depressing (but excellent) as the title would suggest.

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1 hour ago, For Fecks Sake said:

Just finished the 3rd Ambrose Parry book (pseudonym for Christopher Brookmyer and his wife) which was excellent.

Now onto "There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century" by Fiona Hill which is proving to be every bit as depressing (but excellent) as the title would suggest.

Ha ha ha. Just looked up the Fiona Hill book - looks interesting. Bob Woodward's book on Trump was great.

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2 minutes ago, Peachandblack said:

Ha ha ha. Just looked up the Fiona Hill book - looks interesting. Bob Woodward's book on Trump was great.

Thats the thing though, while Trump launched his usual tirade towards her when she announced that she was doing a book, it isn't about Trump at all and more about the people, and why, they vote for the likes of Trump, Brexit etc.

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Just read Brian Cox autobiography. Interesting guy.

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6 hours ago, alscotoz said:

Just read Brian Cox autobiography. Interesting guy.

Jute actor or boy fae D:Ream

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14 hours ago, Bad_Mobby said:

Jute actor or boy fae D:Ream

Jute actor

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0175-E4-A1-AB7-B-4157-AA51-4-B198-D714-A
 

 

about 50 pages into this. Always amusing when people try to pin the great man down, as if anyone can understand him 

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A crackhead gave it to me, I never paid for it 

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Just reread subtle art of not giving a fuck and everything is fucked. Preferred the latter.

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Just finished Project Hail Mary... surprisingly liked it even more than The Martian.

Ryan fucking Gosling chosen for the part of the Astronaut in the movie, though, which is a bit shite. Might as well have Borat in the lead role. 

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On 1/15/2022 at 2:35 PM, Poodler said:

0175-E4-A1-AB7-B-4157-AA51-4-B198-D714-A
 

 

about 50 pages into this. Always amusing when people try to pin the great man down, as if anyone can understand him 

Dylanology* is almost always a waste of time. People see what they want to see.

 

* Actual term for it

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Currently reading "Sons of the Reich: II SS Panzer Corps" by Michael Reynolds.

(Following on from "Men of Steel: I SS Panzer Corps" but the same author).

Great stuff for military history fans.

Though the Waffen-SS is controversial, as an arm of the repugnant Nazi regime, Reynolds is dispassionate and fair and does acknowledge they were extraordinarily good quality troops.

The black legend states that this was because they all nazi zealots, hugely brainwashed and politicised with racial theories of their own germanic superiority. 

In fact this is not wholly true and that stuff ended fairly early on:  from 1943 (if not earlier) their replacements were increasingly foreign volunteers, conscripted ethnic germans from conquered or allied territories, or ground crews / dock workers from the air force or navy (who had nothing to do, as those services declined).  Anything they could get really, as the war turned and Germany became increasingly desperate.

What amazes me is their ability to take this rag tag assortment of men - who typically were not nazis, or even Germans - who had no infantry training, and within a very short time successfully integrate them into formidable combat units, often in the field.  I guess it shows the central role of the quality of leadership and of creating a sense of 'esprit de corps' in military service.

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This much is true by Miriam Margolyes.

 

Decent enough read. She makes me laugh on the telly. Strange old hag. I'd probably pump it.

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Im quite prolific in the book game just now. Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov on the go just now 

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14 hours ago, Sooper-hanz said:

Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov on the go just now 

Aye?

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14 hours ago, Sooper-hanz said:

Im quite prolific in the book game just now. 

Are ye aye?

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MHD, why don’t you fuck off

10 minutes ago, maryhilldon said:

Aye?

 

5 minutes ago, maryhilldon said:

Are ye aye?

 

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13 minutes ago, Poodler said:

MHD, why don’t you fuck off

 

 

Rhetorical question?

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16 minutes ago, Poodler said:

MHD, why don’t you fuck off

 

 

I seem to get under your skin,  thought a man of the world like yourself would rise above it? 

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Not until you watch The Office, ffs 

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15 minutes ago, Poodler said:

Not until you watch The Office, ffs 

 I've watched the Office, not for 20 years though. 🤪 I guess you've whooshed me?

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