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October 11, 2009 at 5:19 pm

The Lost Symbol – A review

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Before doling out cash to buy Dan Brown’s latest novel “The lost symbol”, I figured I’d give the reviews a glance. So, I looked it up on Amazon and after reading a handful of reviews, I came across this review……

“Dear Dan Brown:
Six years of waiting for this? Really! Here’s what I think happened…you had a contract to get a new novel out this year but you spent the last 5 1/2 years enjoying yourself with all the money you made…okay, you earned it…enjoy! But wait, now you have to hustle and get a novel to the publisher. No problem, you think as you take out the outline for the previous books. Instead of the grail, you’ll make it some “Lost Symbol” mainly because you’re at a loss as to how you’re going to meet that deadline. For the female role, you’ll turn her into a scientist in some unknown field. Just so you can have another female star in the movie, you’ll throw in a CIA agent. Instead of the crazy priest, you’ll make that role just a plain psycho that another Hollywood hunk can play. You’ll go through the motions but this time Langford won’t be as sharp as before which makes sense because you aren’t either. Instead of the Catholic church, you’ll use the Masons because you can Google Masons and get all kinds of alleged secrets and mysteries as you sit by the pool and sip on some expensive scotch. You’ll use Washington DC because, like the Masons, it’s easy to Google and maybe you’ve seen National Treasure. Okay, that takes care of the first 2/3 of the book. You’re almost there and you can see the money rolling in so you just wrap up the whole package with your optimism and hope that you can pull it off. Well, congratulations. It worked and I was amoung the million that were suckered on the 15th. I give you one star for the book and one star for the balls. I hope you enjoy my money but, Mr. Brown, please know that I don’t believe you earned it and I don’t think even you do. Really.

Despite such reviews, I intend to read this darned book but instead of looking for it in the book store, I’ll be watching for it in the local library.

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September 27, 2009 at 6:03 pm

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Tadpole Rain

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The world is getting stranger by the minute. Apparently, the raining down of small creatures such as fish and frogs is a rare meteorological phenomenon.  Read here.  Weird.

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June 11, 2009 at 10:42 pm

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The Sully Landing and the Buffalo Crash – A Pilot’s Word

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I always knew that the now famous Sully water landing couldn’t have been that extra-ordinary. Finally, a pilot’s word to back me up!  True, Sully saved a few hundred lives from an imminent tragedy but equally as important as his text book water landing, as pilot Patrick Smith adequately points out in this article for Salon, was the fact that Capt. Sully had luck on his side.

Turns out that Patrick Smith regularly authors a column titled “Ask the pilot” where he talks about the nuances of flying an airplane, offers some insight into some of the airline standard operating procedures and helps answer many a question that people have about airplane travel in general.

What scares me a bit though is a statement he makes regarding pulling back an article because he wasn’t sure about its aerodynamic correctness. You’d think that, if anybody, the pilots have a thorough understanding of the aerodynamic behavior of  airplanes. That a pilot, withdrew an article because he wasn’t sure of its aerodynamic correctness freaks me out, somehow.

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May 4, 2009 at 11:05 pm

Radical Honesty

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I just signed up for Project Radical Honesty. Here

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April 18, 2009 at 2:07 pm

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7 Lost Cities of India

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April 17, 2009 at 9:55 pm

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Here. We can talk about it later.

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December 14, 2008 at 1:34 am

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