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What are you'll 📚 reading these days?  Mad Dog 🐕 

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  • Mad Dog_2
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  • RayWohlfarth
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    Im glad mine made the cut. Im in some good company. Thanks
    Ray Wohlfarth
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  • ChrisJ
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    Right at this moment....



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  • HomerJSmith
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    I have the same problem. Not enough time. I can't die, I have all these books to read. How come I don't see any books on Economics?
    Mad Dog_2
  • Mad Dog_2
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    Keynes...Thomas Sowell...mad dog
  • HomerJSmith
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    I hate "in the end were all dead, anyway" Maynard :s and love Tom. <3
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  • Mad Dog_2
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    Love books. Got that from my mom. She would every night till 1am in bed... Super well read.  I've read tons of Military history, especially on The Nam...Also have read extensively on organized crime. Mad Dog
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  • ChrisJ
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    Mad Dog_2 said:
    Love books. Got that from my mom. She would every night till 1am in bed... Super well read.  I've read tons of Military history, especially on The Nam...Also have read extensively on organized crime. Mad Dog
    I was just doing some reading on Danny Green.
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    A Fine Irishman he was!  Can't wait to read Joey Torres' book about his 40 yrs in The Joint...What a story of Triumph! And redemption.   Are u familiar with his Story, Chris?  Also going to get "Blood on the Razor wire " Chad Smith.  Good kid from the Hoods of Rochester NY who did a few stupid things and got sent up the river...Great stories and redemption!   Michael Franzese , Sammy The Bull Gravano...Very interesting lives lived in a parallel universe to ours....I've lived right amongst them...what goes on in the middle of the night 🌙 in the world ..while we are schluffin (sleeping 😴 in German).  Mad Dog
  • HVACNUT
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    I'm currently reading the Martha Grimes 'Superintendent Jury' series recommended by Lucas Davenport. Ebooks from the library so I don't have a visual display. 

    Mad Dog_2
  • HomerJSmith
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    We got twenty feet of snow. There's a roof to shovel, a driveway to clean, a street to plow and the roof leaks. I don't have time to read anything and there's no place to put the fricken snow. New York gets 6" of snow and somehow it's a big deal.
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  • Mad Dog_2
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    Where u at Homer?  MD
  • FStephenMasek
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    Having a Kindle is VERY helpful! I've developed a taste for WWII - era books, both fiction and about real people, especially spies, but read many other things.
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    Mad Dog_2
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    4 year old grandson is visiting tomorrow. I need to study up!

    Edward Young Retired

    After you make that expensive repair and you still have the same problem, What will you check next?

    Mad Dog_2
  • HomerJSmith
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    High Sierras
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    Steve...what do u know about the O S.S.?  I have some great topics for you to read up on will blow your mind.  Also. Did u get my email to your company email? The pictures of that super old asbestos covering?   Mad Dog 🐕 
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    Somebody showed Midnight in Chernobyl. Book is too long but I read it. Better to view the Ukrainian docudrama.
    Somebody gave me "Electrify" by a graduate engineer with MIT PhD. Sheer nothingness.
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    One of the greatest books I ever read was more than 800 pages.it took a long time but was so  written 
      THE ARMS OF KRUPP The German Kannon Konig (Cannon King 🤴)  Great story if a famblies struggle to immense wealth over several centuries.   O just passed it on to a young man who is a German History and Military Scholar  he cherishes it now too.  I'm reading a ton on Organized Crime, 1% Biker Gangs and prison stories I wanna get Blood on the Razor wire  by Chad Smith, The Joey Torrey Story...40 yrs in the joint  mad dog 
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    Books  I WILL!!! read, cover to cover. My 1860s Antique Bible which is a full history of religion, paganism, False Idols and gods.  I picked it 15 years ago in The Old Yellow Barn on the plateau above Lake Keuka.   I've read sections but whole thing..Arnold Toynbee's Study of History full 12 volume set (not abridged).  War and Piece,  A book on the stalking and Murder of Leon Trotsky by Stalin., Larry Weingarten Ms book.many many otners.  So many bokks...so iittke time  Mad Dog 
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    Ok. Slight DETOUR!!  Your favorite movies, videos, shorts.   Favorite books 📚 even more so Favorite Movies 🎥 tell you reams about a person. ...Here's mine in No particular order   love em all.

    1)The Godfather I & II, ok.III.is decent.
    2) Goodfellas
    3) Brian's Song
    4) Rambo all of em
    5) grease 
    6)Red Dawn (1984 original) 
    7) Taps 1980
    8) Walking Tall I & II
    9) The Longest Yard (Original..remake was silly).
    10) The Legend if Billy Jack [1970)
    11) Stripes
    12) All the Right Moves (ultimate HS football movie came out in my Jr Year...it was MY.life at the time..close..)
    13) Blazing Saddles
    14) Bad Boys (Sean Penn...prison movie)
    15) An Innocent Man Tom.Selleck 
    16) Rocky...all of em but first 3 were best
    17) Pumping Iron Ahhhhnold....
    18) The Black Stallion 1979
    19) Scarface
    20) John Gotti movie w Armand Asante 1990s..Travolta one....eh....
    21) Saturday Night Fever
    22) The Water Boy
    23) Dumb & Dumber
    24) Bridge over the River Kwai
    25) Papillion 
    26) The French Connection
    27) Midnight Run Deniro & Godin
    28) My old Man Warren Oates & Christy Mc Nicholas.  1977? About an old, struggling trainer on Saratoga. It  was the story of my family's life in Horse 🐎 racing AND HALF my Saratoga Clan was IN the movie (as Jockeys, trainers, Asst.Starters.  If It was Shot in August, I could have easily been an extra, .  
    29) Patton
    30) Mac Arthur 
    31) The Longest Day (D-Day) 
    32) **** Butkus Search & Destroy,  Mike Mad Dog Curtis,  Jack Lambert Highlights,  Lyle Alzado (My Long Island.Homey), John.Riggins, Pat Tillman Highlights (for a smaller guy (by NFL standards) Pat hit like a Friggin Freight 🚆 Train
    ..throwback to 1960s football.  Love this man.
    33) Coal Miners Daughter 
    34) Smokey & the Bandit & Hooper
    35) Being There- Peter Sellers & Shirley Mc Claire
    36 ) ⛱ Beaches
    37) Life According to Garp 
    38) The Big Chill 
    39) Chinatown 
    40) The last Hurrah-Spencer Tracy 
    41) The grapes 🍇 of Wrath 
    42) Of Mice and Men
    43) Risky Business
    44) Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    45) Ferris Buehlers  Day off
    46) DELIVERENCE!!!!!!!!!!
    47) Cape Fear
    48) Meet the parents & Fokkers
    49) Christmas 🎄 Story
    50) The African Queen
    51) Casablanca 
    52) its a wonderful life
    53)APOCALYPSE NOW!!
    54) platoon
    55) Full Metal Jacket 
    56) Southern Comfort
    57) Heartbreak Ridge (the huge private that challenges and loses to Clint Eastwood, Pete Koch played HS Football in.my next town NHP and played In NFL...monster!
    57) Grand Torino
    58) Colors Penn & Duvall
    59) Moonstruck
    60) Mask Cher & Sam Elliot
    61) The Graduate 
    62) Tootsie
    63) Mr Mom
    64) Mrs Doubtfire
    65) Scared Straight 1977 Rahway State Prison documentary to.scare punk.kids straigjt 
    66) The Louds early 70s Documentary on a very dysfunctional fambly in California
    67)  Patriot
    68) Braveheart
    69) Spinal Tap
    70) The Song remains the Same Led zep
    71) Stand by Me
    72) Lean on.me
    73) wizard of Oz
    74)March of the Wooden Soldiers
    75) Mystic Pizza 🍕 w A very young Julia Roberts
    76) Officer & a gentleman 
    77) Urban Cowboy
    78) ROADHOUSE!!!!!!!!!!•
    79) My Bodyguard 1979 Confronting your bully.
    80) A Bronx Tale
    81) Woody Allen (Creepy freak) 🎥 Movies
    82) Helter Skelter
    83) Hells Angels Forever
    84) The Woodstock Concert
    85) Altamont
    86) The California Jam 74 & 78
    87) The Passion of Christ
    88) Die Hard
    89) Back to the Future 
    90) The  Storm of the Century-The scariest
           STEPHEN King Movie -Period....It was made for TV  on YouTube.
    91) Flamingo Kid- Matt Dillion 
    92) Bad News Bear 🐻 Original 1975 Walter matthua
    93) Shrek
    94) Sound of Music
    95) From Here to Eternity
    96) The Dirty Dozen
    97) Serpico
    98) The Dirty 75...NYPD Michael Dowdy Story. 
    99) SECRETARIAT!!!
    100) Seabiscuit
    101) Then Odd Couple 
    102) Its a mad, mad, Mad World
    103) The Deer 🦌 Hunter
    104) Talladega Nights 
    @!!!
    106) The Lords of Flatbush (young Sly.Stallone & Fonzi)
    107) Lord of the Flies (Original)  sick movie
    108) Where the Red Fern Grows
    109) Sounder
    110) Song of The South
    111) Valkyrie
    122) Titanic
    123) Vince Lombardy story (St Francis Prep HS  Fordham 🐏 rams  out Boy from Brooklyn!!)
    124) The Evil Kneivel Story 

    Can't think of no mo'  gotta go to.work...mad 🐕 Dog
  • ChrisJ
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    Mad Dog_2 said:

    Ok. Slight DETOUR!!  Your favorite movies, videos, shorts.   Favorite books 📚 even more so Favorite Movies 🎥 tell you reams about a person. ...Here's mine in No particular order   love em all.

    1)The Godfather I & II, ok.III.is decent.
    2) Goodfellas
    3) Brian's Song
    4) Rambo all of em
    5) grease 
    6)Red Dawn (1984 original) 
    7) Taps 1980
    8) Walking Tall I & II
    9) The Longest Yard (Original..remake was silly).
    10) The Legend if Billy Jack [1970)
    11) Stripes
    12) All the Right Moves (ultimate HS football movie came out in my Jr Year...it was MY.life at the time..close..)
    13) Blazing Saddles
    14) Bad Boys (Sean Penn...prison movie)
    15) An Innocent Man Tom.Selleck 
    16) Rocky...all of em but first 3 were best
    17) Pumping Iron Ahhhhnold....
    18) The Black Stallion 1979
    19) Scarface
    20) John Gotti movie w Armand Asante 1990s..Travolta one....eh....
    21) Saturday Night Fever
    22) The Water Boy
    23) Dumb & Dumber
    24) Bridge over the River Kwai
    25) Papillion 
    26) The French Connection
    27) Midnight Run Deniro & Godin
    28) My old Man Warren Oates & Christy Mc Nicholas.  1977? About an old, struggling trainer on Saratoga. It  was the story of my family's life in Horse 🐎 racing AND HALF my Saratoga Clan was IN the movie (as Jockeys, trainers, Asst.Starters.  If It was Shot in August, I could have easily been an extra, .  
    29) Patton
    30) Mac Arthur 
    31) The Longest Day (D-Day) 
    32) **** Butkus Search & Destroy,  Mike Mad Dog Curtis,  Jack Lambert Highlights,  Lyle Alzado (My Long Island.Homey), John.Riggins, Pat Tillman Highlights (for a smaller guy (by NFL standards) Pat hit like a Friggin Freight 🚆 Train
    ..throwback to 1960s football.  Love this man.
    33) Coal Miners Daughter 
    34) Smokey & the Bandit & Hooper
    35) Being There- Peter Sellers & Shirley Mc Claire
    36 ) ⛱ Beaches
    37) Life According to Garp 
    38) The Big Chill 
    39) Chinatown 
    40) The last Hurrah-Spencer Tracy 
    41) The grapes 🍇 of Wrath 
    42) Of Mice and Men
    43) Risky Business
    44) Fast Times at Ridgemont High
    45) Ferris Buehlers  Day off
    46) DELIVERENCE!!!!!!!!!!
    47) Cape Fear
    48) Meet the parents & Fokkers
    49) Christmas 🎄 Story
    50) The African Queen
    51) Casablanca 
    52) its a wonderful life
    53)APOCALYPSE NOW!!
    54) platoon
    55) Full Metal Jacket 
    56) Southern Comfort
    57) Heartbreak Ridge (the huge private that challenges and loses to Clint Eastwood, Pete Koch played HS Football in.my next town NHP and played In NFL...monster!
    57) Grand Torino
    58) Colors Penn & Duvall
    59) Moonstruck
    60) Mask Cher & Sam Elliot
    61) The Graduate 
    62) Tootsie
    63) Mr Mom
    64) Mrs Doubtfire
    65) Scared Straight 1977 Rahway State Prison documentary to.scare punk.kids straigjt 
    66) The Louds early 70s Documentary on a very dysfunctional fambly in California
    67)  Patriot
    68) Braveheart
    69) Spinal Tap
    70) The Song remains the Same Led zep
    71) Stand by Me
    72) Lean on.me
    73) wizard of Oz
    74)March of the Wooden Soldiers
    75) Mystic Pizza 🍕 w A very young Julia Roberts
    76) Officer & a gentleman 
    77) Urban Cowboy
    78) ROADHOUSE!!!!!!!!!!•
    79) My Bodyguard 1979 Confronting your bully.
    80) A Bronx Tale
    81) Woody Allen (Creepy freak) 🎥 Movies
    82) Helter Skelter
    83) Hells Angels Forever
    84) The Woodstock Concert
    85) Altamont
    86) The California Jam 74 & 78
    87) The Passion of Christ
    88) Die Hard
    89) Back to the Future 
    90) The  Storm of the Century-The scariest
           STEPHEN King Movie -Period....It was made for TV  on YouTube.
    91) Flamingo Kid- Matt Dillion 
    92) Bad News Bear 🐻 Original 1975 Walter matthua
    93) Shrek
    94) Sound of Music
    95) From Here to Eternity
    96) The Dirty Dozen
    97) Serpico
    98) The Dirty 75...NYPD Michael Dowdy Story. 
    99) SECRETARIAT!!!
    100) Seabiscuit
    101) Then Odd Couple 
    102) Its a mad, mad, Mad World
    103) The Deer 🦌 Hunter
    104) Talladega Nights 
    @!!!
    106) The Lords of Flatbush (young Sly.Stallone & Fonzi)
    107) Lord of the Flies (Original)  sick movie
    108) Where the Red Fern Grows
    109) Sounder
    110) Song of The South
    111) Valkyrie
    122) Titanic
    123) Vince Lombardy story (St Francis Prep HS  Fordham 🐏 rams  out Boy from Brooklyn!!)
    124) The Evil Kneivel Story 

    Can't think of no mo'  gotta go to.work...mad 🐕 Dog



    You have Grease on there...........bit baffled by that one.

    Yet, You do not have..

    The Great Escape
    The Train
    Night of the Hunter
    Rear Window
    The guns of Navarone
    Emperor of the North

    I mean the list goes on and on................ But you had Grease. What the.....

    Not having Rear Window and The Great Escape is inexcusable.
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    Chris, you're either too old or too young, but if you were  between 9 and 20 when Grease came out in 1978, you LOVED it?  Whats not to love... Muscle Cars, Rock N Roll, Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta?   All bases covered,  Bro! NO? I guess some folks preferred Liberace, The Carpenters, and The Osmonds...ha ha  great escape yup, Rear.Window yup, thrown in the Birds.and Psycho..Guns of Navarro r, yes... the others I never heard of ...too many greats to remember or mention   🤔 Mad Dog  .
  • FStephenMasek
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    Mad Dog_2 said:

    ...The Carpenters....

    I liked Grease. but, Karen Carpenter had a fantastic voice, and how she died is tragic.

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  • ChrisJ
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    Mad Dog_2 said:

    Chris, you're either too old or too young, but if you were  between 9 and 20 when Grease came out in 1978, you LOVED it?  Whats not to love... Muscle Cars, Rock N Roll, Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta?   All bases covered,  Bro! NO? I guess some folks preferred Liberace, The Carpenters, and The Osmonds...ha ha  great escape yup, Rear.Window yup, thrown in the Birds.and Psycho..Guns of Navarro r, yes... the others I never heard of ...too many greats to remember or mention   🤔 Mad Dog  .



    Kids these days.............
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  • Mad Dog_2
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    How old are you Chris, Mad Dog
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    The Carpenters were excellent, I liked them alot, but that played Non-stop on my parent's 8 Track in the den. All year around throughout the 70s. My Brother and I were busy blasting Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. Mad Dog
  • ChrisJ
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    Mad Dog_2 said:

    How old are you Chris, Mad Dog

    Not as old as Jamie Hall but older than many.

    Here's another great I bet you've never watched or heard of.

    https://youtu.be/9_YC3aa858A?t=1747

    Watch 5 minutes of that and tell me it's not one of the funniest things you've ever seen.
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