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by Sham
Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 462
Views: 81909

Re: What Are You Reading?

I think it's as much surprise that Children's Holocaust Fiction could even be a genre as anything else. Start depressing them before they know their multiplication tables. That book you linked does look interesting though. This thread is terrible for my wallet. Elantris is starting slowly enough to ...
by Sham
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 462
Views: 81909

Re: What Are You Reading?

In a "random book searching on Amazon" aside, I happened to click on The Book Thief and noted that it was the #1 book in their "Children's Holocaust Fiction Books" category. I'd always thought Amazon's categories could be overly specific, but that's...oy.
by Sham
Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 462
Views: 81909

Re: What Are You Reading?

gravano wrote:Oh god that's funny. I misspelled. It's Krusoe. Sorry bout that.
Aaaaaand purchased. Thanks for the heads up.
by Sham
Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 462
Views: 81909

Re: What Are You Reading?

It does come up. I only mention this because I also got the movie. The movie does look right up my ally though. For someone that barely watches movies I sure do love terrible ones. :roll: http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Lake-Other-Stories-Krusoe/dp/0965187969/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404262252&sr=8-1&ke...
by Sham
Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 462
Views: 81909

Re: What Are You Reading?

Saunders fans should check out Blood Lake by Jim Crusoe. Hmm. When I searched for that title on Amazon, I came up with a movie called Return to Blood Fart Lake. I'm guessing that's not what you were referring to. I could only find a Jim Crusoe reference in relation to a Tin House essay book on writ...
by Sham
Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 462
Views: 81909

Re: What Are You Reading?

Outer Banks reading material, part one: Brandon Sanderson's debut, Elantris On to either Saunders' In Persuasion Nation. I read this not too long ago. I love his writing so much. His writing makes my soul feel full - in the way that so many little books do that once your soul feels full after comple...
by Sham
Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: Retirements 2014
Replies: 282
Views: 59730

Re: Retirements 2014

I have just come across a pick of Suni (USA)[2006H(or G?) Soto(USA) x Enabru(USA)] who has now been retired and pensioned at Northern Horse Park, Hokkaido. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bq-KehoCMAIcoyR.jpg There were a few TBC posters who followed this guy. ;) http://www.jbis.jp/horse/0001098965/ My ...
by Sham
Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 462
Views: 81909

Re: What Are You Reading?

The Poet and the Murderer. A decently written story about the poet Emily Dickenson and a forger who created hundreds of fraudulent documents, many in an attempt to undermine the Mormon church. Friend of mine handed me the book on the way out the door to L'ville on Thursday and I'm already done; quic...
by Sham
Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 462
Views: 81909

Re: What Are You Reading?

This begs the question of why did you then pick it up. ;) I sometimes enjoy being entertained, perplexed, and frustrated at the same time. Which also goes a long way toward explaining my dating history. The problem I have with his books is that they're full of interestingly written anecdotes that G...
by Sham
Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 462
Views: 81909

Re: What Are You Reading?

What the Dog Saw, by Malcolm Gladwell, which I'm finding to be the least annoying thing of his I've read so far.
by Sham
Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Breeders Cup '15 '16 '17
Replies: 71
Views: 8439

Re: Breeders Cup '15 '16 '17

Ballerina wrote:I adore Keeneland, but I can't envision how they can handle a BC crowd. As presently constructed, it would be a mad house.
I'm with you on this -- love, love, love the track, but I remember how cramped it could be on Blue Grass days. Can't imagine adding another 10-20,000 from that level.
by Sham
Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: TBC Poster, Who's the Cowboy, has passed
Replies: 13
Views: 2059

Re: TBC Poster, Who's the Cowboy, has passed

Saddens me to hear this, especially given how young he was. Condolences to those he was close to.
by Sham
Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: Finished with school?
Replies: 16
Views: 3021

Re: Finished with school?

Getting a paycheck makes up for work misery, and you know it. I wish I could say I agreed, but I was more miserable working for Honda and getting paid for it than I was going for my MSEE. No amount of hard work, interesting people or business trips changed that. If you're as miserable as I was, mak...
by Sham
Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Horsin' Around
Topic: Finished with school?
Replies: 16
Views: 3021

Re: Finished with school?

Somnambulist wrote:Beats being in school ANY DAY.
This.
Somnambulist wrote:I'm now paid to be miserable, instead of paying to be.
But not this.
by Sham
Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: California Chrome
Replies: 3645
Views: 474647

Re: California Chrome

The Belmont was not run super fast. If you want to be a TC horse you have to be able to win a race with a 100 beyer. He is a very good horse, but clearly not worthy of a TC. He did win a race with a 100+ SF... he ran 3 of them. California Chrome SA 08 Mar 1 1/16M 108 California Chrome SA 05 Apr 1 1...
by Sham
Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Going to the Belmont? Tips and FAQs
Replies: 80
Views: 9555

Re: Going to the Belmont? Tips and FAQs

Somnambulist wrote:Belmont in the fall is a lovely place to be.

Not sure where on LI they live, but I'm pretty further out East and you can definitely manage to get up to Toga in about 2.5 hours if you're willing to pull a little bit of a Jeff Gordon.
They're in Plainview, Jeff. You usually take I-87 up?
by Sham
Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Going to the Belmont? Tips and FAQs
Replies: 80
Views: 9555

Re: Going to the Belmont? Tips and FAQs

I really want to say THANK you for the idea of using the yellow lot and parking near the highway. We had no trouble leaving and the trip back to Philadelphia was much easier home than the ride up with the NJ turnpike shut down! :D This was pretty critical for me getting out of there as well -- that...
by Sham
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Going to the Belmont? Tips and FAQs
Replies: 80
Views: 9555

Re: Going to the Belmont? Tips and FAQs

Hope that you had a good time, and that you were able to get back out reasonably, heard that it was a difficult task to leave. I gasped when I saw the size of the crowd and hoped all of you didn't become claustrophobic. Since I was there last, they did put in the bleacher seats and the front picnic...
by Sham
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Steve Coburn..Worst Person In The World List
Replies: 284
Views: 21143

Re: Steve Coburn..Worst Person In The World List

The main thing that doesn't hold water about the "must run all three" idea is that it can easily turn a triple crown series into a battle of attrition. I think the series is self-policing enough as it is, and if you force twenty horses into being the only horses that run the whole way through, you l...
by Sham
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Going to the Belmont? Tips and FAQs
Replies: 80
Views: 9555

Re: Going to the Belmont? Tips and FAQs

A quick thanks to everyone who posted in this thread. It helped this Belmont neophyte (with a propensity for last minute planning) figure out what the frik he was doing.