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    "Against the King's Indian it is not usually advisable to develop the bishop on d3, because after Black advances with ...e7-e5, he threatens ...e5-e4, and if White exchanges pawns on e5 Black recaptures with the pawn (the d6-pawn), renewing the threat."

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    Geez Isaac, do you have a pleasure room? Some very specific fantasies going on there.

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    "Spade did not look at the pistol."

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    There's no book near me. And that explains enough.

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    Castle in the Sky tells the story of a boy and a girl, Pazu and Sheeta, who must save the world from destruction.


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    "And second, he wanted to know when, once you were inside your opponent's ten yard line, it made sense to go for a touchdown rather than kick a field goal"
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    Quote Quoting Isaac (view post)
    "Against the King's Indian it is not usually advisable to develop the bishop on d3, because after Black advances with ...e7-e5, he threatens ...e5-e4, and if White exchanges pawns on e5 Black recaptures with the pawn (the d6-pawn), renewing the threat."
    Shot in the dark here, but are you reading The Queen's Gambit?

    Me: "They switched to the nonsmoking parlor, where they could smoke and be alone. It was literally four papered walls around a table and three chairs. Nate had never stepped in it before, but he automatically knew how to use it; he took the solo chair at the far side of the table and let the girls sit across from him."

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    You: Pick up the book nearest you, turn to page 45. The first sentence explains your love life.
    "Just how much money the think tank receives from companies, foundations, and individuals linked to the fossil fuel industry remains unclear because Heartland does not publish the names of its donors, claiming the information would distract from the 'merits of our positions.'"

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    'Jem's evasion told me our game was a secret so I kept quiet'.

    Hmm. Not inaccurate.

    Also, under that book:

    "People basically become runners because they're meant to."
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    "After the brief graveside service, the funeral director handed everyone a long-stemmed flower."

    Okay then. .____.
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    "They took the cage with them when they left."

    Uh...

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    "Smells like childhood. "

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    Quote Quoting Ivan Drago (view post)
    "After the brief graveside service, the funeral director handed everyone a long-stemmed flower."

    Okay then. .____.
    That's hardcore.

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    You: What could you talk for 30 minutes about with absolutely no preparation?

    Me: The life and work of Ernest Hemingway, the history of Nazi Germany (but only from 1933-1939), and why whatever piece of pop culture you recently enjoyed sucks ass

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    Quote Quoting Irish (view post)
    You: What could you talk for 30 minutes about with absolutely no preparation?

    Me: The life and work of Ernest Hemingway, the history of Nazi Germany (but only from 1933-1939), and why whatever piece of pop culture you recently enjoyed sucks ass
    Mythic/religious tropes; history of horror cinema; story function in screenplays; climate change.
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    History of Asian American literature, post-9/11 literature, John Dos Passos, Don DeLillo, Terrence Malick's filmography, Mulholland Dr., extreme metal
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    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    If we did that, there would be no one left to complain about minimum wage.

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