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Recent content by ControlArmsNow

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    What are you listening to Right now?

    It could be worse, you could be listening to . . . er? . . . Oh yes, "Wired for Sound". That's worse. Although it's all relative. I'm listening to Performance and Cocktails by The Stereophonics, which I thought I liked but now just sounds like a miserable dirge.
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    Happy Birthday ControlArmsNow!

    Cheers ds. A good time was had by all. No, it's marketed by a company called Accoutrements.
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    Happy Birthday Martin

    :D Birthday greetings - have a good one.
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    Happy Birthday, Billy O!

    Happy bday, Mr O.
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    Latest music purchase

    I was given a dvd and book set; Inside Pink Floyd: A Critical Review 1967 - 1996. Moderately interesting, in an anally retentive sort of way. (For instance, did you know that "On The Run came about as a result of Waters and Gilmour experimenting with a VCS 3 synthesiser, creating an eight-note...
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    Happy Birthday ControlArmsNow!

    :) Thanks to you all - I'm truly moved! Sorry I didn't reply sooner but I was abroad for Christmas and New Year - climbing mountains in Tenerife :cool:, which was my Christmas and birthday present in one, although I did get an Edgar Allan Poe action figure (see below) and of course some books...
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    Holocaust Books

    I'd recommend everybody reads If This is a Man by Primo Levi
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    Pick One...

    Orwell. No, Steinbeck. No, Orwell. No, . . . :eek: I give up.
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    The level of Solzhenitsyn's recognition in Europe can be measured by the fact that he was awarded a Nobel Prize for Literature (1970, I think), but I'm not really surprised he's not widely read in the U.S., despite the fact that he lived in Vermont for 20 years after being expelled from Soviet...
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    Favorite Quotes

    "A book, tight shut, is but a block of wood."
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    Bad Sex Award

    Oh. My. God.
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    I did not jump! ;)
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    Hey there

    Welcome to our humble abode.
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    Top ten books sold in the U.K

    I see Deception Point has dropped to No.9 (Guardian best-selling books) - that's a place below The Beano Annual. Quite right, too.