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Thu Jun 16, 2022, 06:49 PM

Post a line or 2 from a novel & see if anyone can guess the novel without using Google

"Gnossos cruising meanwhile in the back of a charcoal-gray four-passenger Aston Martin, wedged between two freshmen football heroes with android heads, from Alexandria, Virginia, mouths mumbling in taut, athletic fashion as if they have unopened Brazil nuts packing their cheeks. How's your ass, ace?'

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Reply Post a line or 2 from a novel & see if anyone can guess the novel without using Google (Original post)
red dog 1 Jun 2022 OP
applegrove Jun 2022 #1
hedda_foil Jun 2022 #4
applegrove Jun 2022 #7
hedda_foil Jun 2022 #9
applegrove Jun 2022 #10
hedda_foil Jun 2022 #11
applegrove Jun 2022 #8
Mister Ed Jun 2022 #2
Srkdqltr Jun 2022 #3
Glorfindel Jun 2022 #5
LeftishBrit Jun 2022 #47
Glorfindel Jun 2022 #48
Glorfindel Jun 2022 #6
hedda_foil Jun 2022 #12
Withywindle Aug 26 #119
MickOfTheWest Jun 2022 #13
llashram Jun 2022 #14
MickOfTheWest Jun 2022 #15
llashram Jun 2022 #16
USALiberal Jun 2022 #17
Harker Jun 2022 #19
USALiberal Jun 2022 #20
Brother Buzz Jun 2022 #18
First Speaker Jun 2022 #25
Brother Buzz Jun 2022 #29
USALiberal Jun 2022 #21
Glorfindel Jun 2022 #22
USALiberal Jun 2022 #23
Glorfindel Jun 2022 #24
Jade Fox Jun 2022 #49
USALiberal Jun 2022 #50
red dog 1 Jul 9 #68
First Speaker Jun 2022 #26
First Speaker Jun 2022 #27
First Speaker Jun 2022 #28
Brother Buzz Jun 2022 #30
Mad_Dem_X Jun 2022 #31
red dog 1 Jun 2022 #33
Glorfindel Jun 2022 #37
Mad_Dem_X Jun 2022 #38
red dog 1 Jun 2022 #32
First Speaker Jun 2022 #41
red dog 1 Jun 2022 #53
red dog 1 Jun 2022 #54
red dog 1 Jun 2022 #34
UTUSN Jun 2022 #35
Glorfindel Jun 2022 #39
UTUSN Jun 2022 #45
Glorfindel Jun 2022 #46
UTUSN Jun 2022 #51
UTUSN Jun 2022 #55
DFW Jun 2022 #36
malthaussen Jun 2022 #56
DFW Jun 2022 #59
red dog 1 Jul 9 #69
DFW Jul 9 #70
red dog 1 Jul 9 #71
DFW Jul 9 #73
Celerity Jun 2022 #40
First Speaker Jun 2022 #42
Celerity Jun 2022 #43
First Speaker Jun 2022 #44
Brother Buzz Jun 2022 #52
jmowreader Aug 25 #114
Brother Buzz Aug 25 #115
malthaussen Jun 2022 #57
ruet Jun 2022 #58
dingosatemyusername Jun 2022 #61
ruet Jun 2022 #62
SKKY Jun 2022 #60
LeftishBrit Jul 1 #66
red dog 1 Jun 2022 #63
red dog 1 Jun 29 #64
red dog 1 Jun 30 #65
red dog 1 Jul 6 #67
red dog 1 Jul 9 #72
Harker Jul 22 #82
red dog 1 Jul 22 #83
Harker Jul 22 #85
red dog 1 Jul 12 #74
red dog 1 Jul 13 #75
red dog 1 Jul 14 #76
red dog 1 Jul 15 #77
LeftishBrit Aug 25 #112
red dog 1 Aug 31 #123
red dog 1 Jul 16 #78
red dog 1 Jul 19 #79
red dog 1 Jul 21 #80
liberal_mama Jul 21 #81
LeftishBrit Jul 23 #86
red dog 1 Jul 22 #84
red dog 1 Jul 23 #87
red dog 1 Jul 23 #88
red dog 1 Jul 26 #89
LeftishBrit Aug 25 #113
red dog 1 Aug 31 #122
Mad_Dem_X Jul 27 #90
malaise Jul 27 #91
LeftishBrit Aug 25 #111
red dog 1 Jul 28 #92
red dog 1 Jul 30 #93
red dog 1 Aug 4 #94
First Speaker Aug 5 #96
red dog 1 Aug 6 #97
red dog 1 Aug 5 #95
red dog 1 Aug 6 #98
LeftishBrit Aug 24 #110
red dog 1 Aug 31 #121
red dog 1 Aug 10 #99
First Speaker Aug 10 #103
red dog 1 Aug 11 #105
VGNonly Aug 10 #100
First Speaker Aug 10 #101
Paladin Aug 10 #102
CTyankee Aug 11 #104
red dog 1 Aug 13 #106
Not Heidi Aug 13 #107
red dog 1 Aug 17 #108
red dog 1 Aug 18 #109
sir pball Aug 25 #116
Brother Buzz Aug 26 #117
Just A Box Of Rain Aug 26 #118
Meowmee Aug 26 #120
red dog 1 Sep 16 #124
red dog 1 Sep 17 #125
Harker Sep 17 #126

Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 06:51 PM

1. Above the town, on the hill brow, the stone angel used to

stand in memory of her who relinquished her past as I gained my stubborn one.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 07:21 PM

4. Look Homeward Angel by Tom Wolfe

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 07:31 PM

7. The Stone Angel by Margaret Lawrence (canadian)

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Response to applegrove (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 07:45 PM

9. Ah, well! A stone, A leaf, an u found door.

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 07:45 PM

10. What is that from?

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Response to applegrove (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 07:48 PM

11. I guess I'll add it to the list!

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 06:53 PM

2. "They danced down the street like dingledodies..." n/t

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 07:08 PM

3. Picking up the telephone, he said, 'Leon, I thought you would like to know. She's here".

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 07:21 PM

5. "Yes. It took four men, all four ablaze with gorgeous decoration,

and the Chief of them unable to exist with fewer than two gold watches in his pocket, emulative of the noble and chaste fashion set by Monseigneur, to conduct the happy chocolate to Monseigneur's lips. One lacquey carried the chocolate-pot into the sacred presence; a second, milled and frothed the chocolate with the little instrument he bore for that function; a third, presented the favoured napkin; a fourth (he of the two gold watches), poured the chocolate out. It was impossible for Monseigneur to dispense with one of these attendants on the chocolate and hold his high place under the admiring Heavens. Deep would have been the blot upon his escutcheon if his chocolate had been ignobly waited on by only three men; he must have died of two."

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 03:54 PM

47. Dickens: Tale of Two Cities

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #47)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 04:34 PM

48. Yes! My favorite of Dickens' works.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 07:49 PM

12. A stone, A leaf, an unfound door.

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Response to hedda_foil (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 26, 2022, 06:31 PM

119. Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 08:31 PM

13. breeze and blade

"There is a similarity, if I may be permitted an excursion into tenuous metaphor, between the feel of a chilly breeze and the feel of a knife's blade, as either is laid across the back of the neck."

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Response to MickOfTheWest (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 08:44 PM

14. don't like metaphor

such as this.

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Response to llashram (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 08:52 PM

15. Should I delete my response?

No problem if so.

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Response to MickOfTheWest (Reply #15)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 08:54 PM

16. your choice

I just voiced a personal opinion...

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 09:20 PM

17. call me ishmael

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #17)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 09:45 PM

19. Moby-Dick.

Opening line.

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Response to Harker (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 09:49 PM

20. Yep!!!!

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 09:41 PM

18. There was a desert wind blowing that night.

It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands' necks. Anything can happen. You can even get a full glass of beer at a cocktail lounge.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #18)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 11:05 PM

25. I know it's Chandler...Lady in the Lake?

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #25)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 11:53 PM

29. Yes, Raymond Chandler - Red Wind (1938)

I can only think Earle Hagen was riffing on Red Wind when he wrote Harlem Nocturne, the quintessential film noir piece, and NOT Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer.


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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 09:53 PM

21. I was born and raised on a Carolina sea island and I carried the sunshine of the low country, inked

I was born and raised on a Carolina sea island and I carried the sunshine of the low country, inked in dark gold, on my back and shoulders.

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #21)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 10:23 PM

22. "The Prince of Tides"

n/t

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #22)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 10:28 PM

23. I love that book and I love that movie. Heartbreaking.

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #23)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 10:31 PM

24. So do I. Heartbreaking, indeed.

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #21)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 08:31 PM

49. Pat Conroy was a beautiful writer. nt

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Response to Jade Fox (Reply #49)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 08:39 PM

50. Yes, I loved that book and movie!

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Response to USALiberal (Reply #50)

Sat Jul 9, 2022, 04:57 PM

68. Pat Conroy is one of my literary heroes

I loved reading The Great Santini, one of my all-time favorite books. (The movie was pretty good too)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 11:06 PM

26. The United States in now on the verge of civil war.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 11:08 PM

27. "I can dodge folly without backing into fear."

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Jun 16, 2022, 11:09 PM

28. "Isn't it pretty to think so."

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 12:39 AM

30. "Hello, sir. Yes...Uh-huh...Yes...

Last edited Fri Jun 17, 2022, 03:25 PM - Edit history (2)

You say that you want to bury your aunt with a Christmas tree in her coffin? Uh-huh...She wanted it that way...I'll see what I can do for you, sir. Oh, you have the measurements of the coffin with you? Very good...We have our coffin-sized Christmas trees right over here, sir.

Here's a clue:

Expressing a human need, I always wanted to write a book that ended with the word Mayonnaise.

The Mayonnaise Chapter

Feb 3-1952

Dearest Florence and Harv.

I just heard from Edith about the passing of Mr. Good. Our heart goes out to you in deepest sympathy Gods will be done. He has lived a good long life and he has gone to a better place. You were expecting it and it was nice you could see him yesterday even if he did not know you. You have our prayers and love and we will see you soon.

God bless you both.

Love Mother and Nancy.

P.S.
Sorry I forgot to give you the mayonaise. [sic]


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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 01:25 PM

31. "The man in black fled across the desert...and the Gunslinger followed."

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Response to Mad_Dem_X (Reply #31)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 08:36 PM

33. It's from a Stephen King novel

Last edited Sat Jun 18, 2022, 01:49 PM - Edit history (1)

But I forget which one

(Maybe someone else knows)

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Response to Mad_Dem_X (Reply #31)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 05:32 PM

37. The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger

by Stephen King

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #37)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 11:20 AM

38. You got it!

I have a t-shirt with those words on it.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 17, 2022, 08:34 PM

32. "Temperatures were taken twice a day in the ward..Early each morning and late each afternoon.

Nurse Cramer entered with a jar full of thermometers and worked her way up one side of the ward and down the other, distributing a thermometer to each patient."

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #32)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 11:44 AM

41. Catch-22?

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #41)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 09:23 PM

54. Ding!

(Do I get a Rec?)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 01:56 PM

34. "We pull up to the garage an there is a panel truck parked just outside, painted in blue, yellow,

orange, red Day-Glo, with the word BAM in huge letters on the hood.
From out the black hole of the garage comes the sound of a record by Bob Dylan with his raunchy harmonica and Earnest Tubb voice...."

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 02:36 PM

35. "There is a fort in the South where a few years ago a murder was committed."

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #35)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 11:27 AM

39. The General's Daughter?

(just a wild guess!)

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #39)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 01:04 PM

45. Am grateful for the wild guess - thought there would be no reply but no. Clue, was made into a movie

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Response to UTUSN (Reply #45)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 03:43 PM

46. Since I didn't guess correctly, I googled it

I MUST now read it! Thanks a lot for leading me in that direction.

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #46)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 08:46 PM

51. Brilliant book, much underrated movie.

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Response to Glorfindel (Reply #46)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 12:33 AM

55. Please let me know when you read/see it - am very interested in your reaction!

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Jun 18, 2022, 02:58 PM

36. I'm terrible at these, but here is one of my all-time favorites:

"If I understand you, Major-and frankly I don't much care if I do-you are accusing me of being both a communist and a Nazi, of being both a close friend of General Kishikawa's and his hired assassin, of being both a Japanese militarist and a Soviet spy. None of this offends your sense of rational probability?"

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Response to DFW (Reply #36)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 10:49 AM

56. The Major must have been a Republican. n/t

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #56)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 03:17 PM

59. No political affiliations are stated in the book

But from the attitude expressed, he certainly sounded like the Ivy League (superficially-) educated William Buckley type Republican. The author, though American himself, hated the place and moved his family to the UK.

In the book, the Major later orders Nicholai tortured, disfigured, and tossed into solitary for three years until the CIA decides his skills are needed. After completing what the CIA asked of him, Nicholai disappears, and the major later meets a violent "accidental" demise, which it is obvious Nicholai has engineered.

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Response to DFW (Reply #36)

Sat Jul 9, 2022, 04:59 PM

69. Was that "Major Major"?

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #69)

Sat Jul 9, 2022, 05:02 PM

70. His name in the novel is Major Diamond.

Most of the story, apart from the main character, has more to do with his younger brother, Jack O. Diamond, who is every bit as much an asshole as his older brother was.

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Response to DFW (Reply #70)

Sat Jul 9, 2022, 05:10 PM

71. I was thinking it might be from "Catch 22"

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #71)

Sat Jul 9, 2022, 05:54 PM

73. The book is called "Shibumi"

It basically spans the time from 1930 to 1980

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 11:41 AM

40. "And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security

operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?

Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?...

The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!

If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

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Response to Celerity (Reply #40)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 11:46 AM

42. This sounds like Solzhenitsyn...

...the Cancer Ward? I'd say the Gulag Archipelago, but it isn't a novel...

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #42)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 11:55 AM

43. Gulag Archipelago is correct

I fear that those words may well come to be uttered in some similar form by many Americans before this decade just started a little less than 18 months ago is complete.

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Response to Celerity (Reply #43)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 12:06 PM

44. The "Gulag" is one of the great books ever written...

...a tour of Dante's Inferno, brought to earth. And I'm afraid you could be right. How many of us will have the courage to resist, I wonder...?

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sun Jun 19, 2022, 09:11 PM

52. "If you rode the Black Shadow at top speed for any length of time....

you would almost certainly die. That is why there are not many life members of the Vincent Black Shadow Society."

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #52)

Thu Aug 25, 2022, 04:43 PM

114. That sounds like a line from The Great Shark Hunt

Hunter Thompson was infatuated with that motorcycle.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #114)

Thu Aug 25, 2022, 06:39 PM

115. Yes, he was also infatuated with shooting golf....

which accelerated his untimely departure from San Francisco

His idea of shooting golf was to pull up to Lincoln Park Golf Course on Clement Street on a Sunday morning after a night of drinking, pull his shotgun out of the trunk and start shooting at golf balls flying past. The men in blue didn't like it and gave him the "El Tomato".

Extra points if you can name the character from 50's television program that used the term "El Tomato".

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 10:53 AM

57. "But that's bullshit, Randy..."

"... Don't you know bullshit when you hear it? Don't you think it would be a useful part of your intellectual tool-kit if, when a steaming pile of bullshit lands on your head, you could say 'My goodness, this appears to be bullshit?'" (a paraphrase, I don't have the book at hand)

-- Mal

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 11:11 AM

58. "Stone burner... stone burner..." -NT-

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Response to ruet (Reply #58)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 08:06 AM

61. Dune?

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Response to dingosatemyusername (Reply #61)

Wed Jun 22, 2022, 11:07 AM

62. Which One? -NT-

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2022, 03:29 PM

60. "It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen."

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Response to SKKY (Reply #60)

Fri Jul 1, 2022, 04:49 PM

66. George Orwell: 1984

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Jun 24, 2022, 08:15 PM

63. "I said, 'Hold on just a minute, I'll be right with you soon as I finish this chapter' and it was

one of the best chapters in the book."

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2022, 04:42 PM

64. "The flooded New England valley made a beautiful holiday spot, with twenty miles of

secluded lakeshore.
But visitors Gerald Sternbruck and Ernst soon realize that the still waters of the lake reveal a frightful evil that preys on fauna, flora, and human beings."

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2022, 05:57 PM

65. "Damn your eyes. What's that pump stopping for?"

(Not from Young Frankenstein)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 9, 2022, 05:31 PM

72. "Your mother's in here, Karras. Would you like to leave a message? I'll see that she gets it."

(This one should be easy to get)

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #72)

Fri Jul 22, 2022, 01:44 PM

82. "The Exorcist."

Took me a while.

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Response to Harker (Reply #82)

Fri Jul 22, 2022, 07:14 PM

83. Ding!

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #83)

Fri Jul 22, 2022, 09:50 PM

85. ...

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Tue Jul 12, 2022, 04:41 PM

74. "The bees in my stomach are dead and getting used to it."

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2022, 06:08 PM

75. "He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt, and his only mission each time he went up

was to come down alive."

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2022, 04:45 PM

76. "Rules? PI$$ on your rules!"

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Jul 15, 2022, 05:18 PM

77. "The minute I went in, I was sorry I'd come. He was reading the Atlantic Monthly,

and there were pills and medicine all over the place, and everything smelled like Vick's Nose Drops.
It was pretty depressing. I'm not too crazy about sick people, anyway. What made it even more depressing, old Spencer had on this very sad, ratty old bathrobe that he was probably born in or something. I don't like to see old guys in their pajamas and bathrobes anyway. Their bumpy old chests are always showing."

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #77)

Thu Aug 25, 2022, 03:28 PM

112. J D Salinger: Catcher in the Rye

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #112)

Wed Aug 31, 2022, 04:42 PM

123. Yep

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Jul 16, 2022, 05:37 PM

78. "God never talks. But the devil keeps advertising, Father. The devil does a lot of commercials."

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Tue Jul 19, 2022, 06:59 PM

79. "He turned up one day in the doorway of my office. He was already out of uniform, but he had not yet

lost the leathery tan which testified to his military service.
He was tall and fair and he had the pleasant, easy smile of the successful college graduate.
He might have been any one of half a dozen former students whom I vaguely remembered."

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Thu Jul 21, 2022, 05:17 PM

80. "I've got to hit the books this semester. I'm carrying 18 hours and I'm on pro.

"So?
"So, I've got to get through.
"Maybe sometime, you rat-bastard traitor to your ancient blood, I'll ask you why. But not today, right? Let's go to Louie's.
Their tearing it down.
What?
Building a thing called Larghetto Lodge. Things have changed, for Christ's sake, you can't go stomping around the country for a year and expect to come back to the same busy landscape. C'mon, let's get a beer in the Plato Pit."

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Jul 21, 2022, 05:42 PM

81. "Where's Papa going with that ax?"

The first line of my favorite book of all time. Even though I'm 53 and I first read the book as a little girl, I still love it and reread it at least once a year. Such beautiful writing and a wonderful story.

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Response to liberal_mama (Reply #81)

Sat Jul 23, 2022, 03:50 PM

86. E.B. White: Charlotte's Web

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Jul 22, 2022, 07:17 PM

84. "After just admiring Fred's bar and crawled out from underneath the plank press,

I told him that I had to go up to my shack and do some work, plant some flowers and things."

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Sat Jul 23, 2022, 06:16 PM

88. "I do not know if all cops are poets, but I know that all cops carry guns with triggers"

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Tue Jul 26, 2022, 03:51 PM

89. "I'm quite illiterate; but I read a lot."

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #89)

Thu Aug 25, 2022, 03:30 PM

113. I think this is also 'Catcher in the Rye'

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #113)

Wed Aug 31, 2022, 04:41 PM

122. Ding!

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 06:02 PM

90. "Which is better, law and rescue, or hunting and breaking things up?"

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Wed Jul 27, 2022, 07:54 PM

91. Last night I dreamt I went to

Manderley again😀

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Response to malaise (Reply #91)

Thu Aug 25, 2022, 03:23 PM

111. Daphne du Maurier: Rebecca

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 03:33 PM

92. "The everyday world demands our attention, and prevents us from sinking into ourselves"

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Sat Jul 30, 2022, 07:26 PM

93. "The mob rushes in where individuals fear to tread"

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Thu Aug 4, 2022, 06:29 PM

94. "Far over the misty mountains cold....To dungeons deep and caverns old

We must away ere break of day
To seek the pale enchanted gold"

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #94)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 07:32 PM

96. The Hobbit?

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #96)

Sat Aug 6, 2022, 04:51 PM

97. Yes, I think so

(I lost my notes on this one)

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Fri Aug 5, 2022, 06:33 PM

95. "He dressed in fatigue pants, a military issue t-shirt, and combat boots.

High on his left arm, a tattoo of a red cobra, fanged, coiled, and ready to strike, stood in stark relief to his pale, freckled skin."

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Sat Aug 6, 2022, 04:53 PM

98. "I have no wish to take life, not even human life,' repeated Boxer, and his eyes were full of tears"

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #98)

Wed Aug 24, 2022, 12:57 PM

110. George Orwell: Animal Farm

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #110)

Wed Aug 31, 2022, 04:40 PM

121. Yep

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Wed Aug 10, 2022, 07:36 PM

99. "The Texan turned out to be good-natured, generous and likable.

In three days no one could stand him."

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #99)

Wed Aug 10, 2022, 08:00 PM

103. Catch-22

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #103)

Thu Aug 11, 2022, 06:51 PM

105. Yep

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Wed Aug 10, 2022, 07:43 PM

100. "That's bold talk

for a one-eyed fat man"

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Response to VGNonly (Reply #100)

Wed Aug 10, 2022, 07:47 PM

101. True Grit

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Wed Aug 10, 2022, 07:57 PM

102. "...he was drinking beer with an alcoholic bulldog named Fireball Roberts..."

From the long first sentence of a great murder mystery from a few years ago. Those of you who have read it will recognize it; those of you who haven't need to put it on your "Must Read" lists.

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Thu Aug 11, 2022, 12:02 PM

104. Indian summer is like a woman.

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Sat Aug 13, 2022, 06:43 PM

106. "My name is Elizabeth Butler; my friends and students call me Liz.

The University of California at Berkeley lists me as a lecturer and field archaeologist; but in actuality, I am a mole, a scavenger, a garbage collector.
I find it somewhat surprising, though gratifying, that I have managed to make my living in such a strange occupation."


(Hint: Novel was written by a woman)

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Aug 13, 2022, 07:01 PM

107. Pelf? Mom likes pelf?

I hope that's a direct quote; my copy is consigned to the ruder depths of the garage.

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Wed Aug 17, 2022, 05:10 PM

108. "I cut into the Automat and there is Bill Gains huddled in someone else's overcoat

looking like a 1910 banker with paresis, and Old Bart, shabby and inconspicuous , dunking pound cake with his dirty fingers, shiny over the dirt."

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Thu Aug 18, 2022, 04:24 PM

109. "The body will destroy the germs of a physical illness within a week;

but the mind will preserve germs of morbidity or fear for a lifetime."

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Thu Aug 25, 2022, 07:49 PM

116. What I used to pamper among the tangled vines of my heart,

mon grand peche radieux, had dwindled to its essence: sterile and selfish vice, all that I canceled and cursed. You may jeer at me, and threaten to clear the court, but until I am gagged and half-throttled, I will shout my poor truth.

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Fri Aug 26, 2022, 12:42 AM

117. P.S.

Sorry I forgot to give you the mayonaise.



Yes, in the end the author failed because mayonnaise was misspelled.

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Fri Aug 26, 2022, 02:43 AM

118. From a little after two o'clock until almost sundown of the long still hot weary dead

September afternoon they sat in what Miss Coldfield still called the office because her
father had called it that—a dim hot airless room with the blinds all closed and fastened for
forty-three summers because when she was a girl someone had believed that light and
moving air carried heat and that dark was always cooler, and which (as the sun shone
fuller and fuller on that side of the house) became latticed with yellow slashes full of dust
motes which Quentin thought of as being flecks of the dead old dried paint itself blown
inward from the scaling blinds as wind might have blown them. There was a wistaria vine
blooming for the second time that summer on a wooden trellis before one window, into
which sparrows came now and then in random gusts, making a dry vivid dusty sound
before going away: and opposite Quentin, Miss Coldfield in the eternal black which she
had worn for forty-three years now, whether for sister, father, or nothusband none knew,
sitting so bolt upright in the straight hard chair that was so tall for her that her legs hung
straight and rigid as if she had iron shinbones and ankles, clear of the floor with that air of
impotent and static rage like children’s feet, and talking in that grim haggard amazed
voice until at last listening would renege and hearing-sense self-confound and the longdead
object of her impotent yet indomitable frustration would appear, as though by
outraged recapitulation evoked, quiet inattentive and harmless, out of the biding and
dreamy and victorious dust.

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Fri Aug 26, 2022, 07:22 PM

120. Water had frozen everywhere, so it was difficult to find water to drink,

and snow fell constantly, so my mother would spend a great deal of her time searching for food and for a warm place for the two of us to live. I do not myself remember the long exhausting searches for food, the nervous prowlings on streets waiting for an opportunity to slit open a plastic trash bag, although my mother told me of this, but I do remember the terrible cold.

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Fri Sep 16, 2022, 04:40 PM

124. "I decided finally to pack the football. It was a slightly used Spaulding ball, an expensive one,

with the information printed on it that it was 'triple-lined and lock-stitched.'
It's sponsoring signature was that of Norman Van Broclkin, the ex-Philadelphia Eagle quarterback.
It seemed a little deflated."

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Response to red dog 1 (Original post)

Sat Sep 17, 2022, 05:43 PM

125. "War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength."

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #125)

Sat Sep 17, 2022, 06:59 PM

126. 1984.

Time to reread it.

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