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    The art of war...

    accoridng to Sun Tzu. It's really intresting to read
    They say that if you play a Windows Install CD backwords, you hear satanic messages. That's nothing; play it forward and it installs Windows.

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    Cool - I've heard of this but never really looked at it.

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    I saw a movie called "The Art Of War" and it wasn't that good...
    But I think I'll read this, I heard that it's good, and I have plenty of free time now, since it's summer.
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    I've been looking for something to read that was neither a calculus book, a physics book, nor related to computers...
    Away.

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    How about... catcher in the rye?

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    Originally posted by ygfperson
    How about... catcher in the rye?
    Both are great books, the art of war. another great readings are slaughterhouse five and 10,000 leagues under the sea
    "Be formless, shapeless, like water... You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot... Now water can flow, or it can crash, be water my friend."
    -Bruce Lee

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    If we're turning this into a good books thread, I just finished Brave New World, which was good. 1984, Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead, Crime and Punishment, and Candide are all good or excellent. Anything by Nietzsche is a definite waste of time and energy. Plato's Republic is decent, but not great, and for now, that's all I can really think of. The LoTR trillogy (plus the Hobbit) is good for anyone that's kinda young or really likes fantasy.
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    Originally posted by ammar
    I saw a movie called "The Art Of War" and it wasn't that good...
    That's totally unrelated to the book. Please don't think they have anythign in common.

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    >>Anything by Nietzsche is a definite waste of time and energy.

    As he said,

    that that does not kill me makes me stronger.
    "Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter."
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    "I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars......the rest I squandered."
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    "If you are going through hell....keep going."
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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    That's totally unrelated to the book. Please don't think they have anythign in common.
    I know they aren't related, because in the movie, on of the characters was reading something from the book, but I cannot remember details, and it's seemed that they are not related.

    And it's great, because the movie SUCKS!
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    Originally posted by ammar
    I know they aren't related, because in the movie, on of the characters was reading something from the book, but I cannot remember details, and it's seemed that they are not related.

    And it's great, because the movie SUCKS!
    Yeah, I remember that. And yes, a thousand times yes, that movie sucked.

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    Originally posted by novacain
    >>Anything by Nietzsche is a definite waste of time and energy.

    As he said,

    that that does not kill me makes me stronger.
    As he ALSO said:
    Our German good even: does it not signify "the godlike," the man of "godlike race"? And is it not identical with the popular (originally noble) name of the Goths? The grounds for this conjecture cannot be dealt with here. -- (Genealogy of Morals, First Essay, Section 5)
    and
    Death.--The certain prospect of death could sweten every life with a precious and fragrant drop of levity -- and now you strange apothecary souls have turned it into an ill-taasting drop of poison that makes the whole of life repulsive. (The Wanderer and His Shadow)
    I couldn't find any of his quotes about the inferiority of women, but you get the point. It's rubbish.
    Away.

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    Death.--The certain prospect of death could sweten every life with a precious and fragrant drop of levity -- and now you strange apothecary souls have turned it into an ill-taasting drop of poison that makes the whole of life repulsive. (The Wanderer and His Shadow)
    What's wrong with that?

    Dismissing Nietzsche as rubbish... Interesting...

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    Nietzsche says some interestin' stuff...

    Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.
    When he says "parties", he's talking about beer parties. True story.
    Staying away from General.

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    Hey, I liked that movie.

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