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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:40 am    Post subject: The Honorable Alan Greenspan Reply with quote

Apparently our good friend Al went to Julliard and played Jazz back in the 40s, and I am currently adding a CD to our collection that has him playing on it.

Wikipedia says he loves Ayn Rand, too. Gross.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ayn Rand... why do people love her so much?

Atlas Shrugged wasn't even that good.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was long and pseudo-philosophical/academic/revolutionary. Smart people eat that up with the world's largest spoon.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aren't you afraid you'll catch Objectivism if you listen to that?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaster wrote:
Ayn Rand... why do people love her so much?

Atlas Shrugged wasn't even that good.


I've only read the Fountainhead, which I found to be very good. Well written, thought-provoking and entertaining.

However, people tell me that Atlas Shrugged is way more preachy and the lesser work as compared literarily. Is there really some crazy unexpected scene where a mountain opens up and there are alien ships underneath?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kallie wrote:
Is there really some crazy unexpected scene where a mountain opens up and there are alien ships underneath?


No...

... just Nazis and the Holy Grail.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaster wrote:
kallie wrote:
Is there really some crazy unexpected scene where a mountain opens up and there are alien ships underneath?


No...

... just Nazis and the Holy Grail.


Interesting... if true?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you read that series by Terry Goodkind? Faith of the Fallen (I think) is Atlas Shrugged. Or Fountainhead. Something like that.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchicken wrote:
Have you read that series by Terry Goodkind? Faith of the Fallen (I think) is Atlas Shrugged. Or Fountainhead. Something like that.


The pictures on the covers are really pretty.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And math is for boys?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchicken wrote:
And math is for boys?


Possibly.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, she's more popular than ever, apparently.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/books/04/27/ayn.rand.atlas.shrugged/index.html?iref=mpstoryview
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kallie wrote:
By the way, she's more popular than ever, apparently.


Yeah, I read something similar a few days ago.

Damnit people, the book isn't that good!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaster wrote:
kallie wrote:
By the way, she's more popular than ever, apparently.


Yeah, I read something similar a few days ago.

Damnit people, the book isn't that good!


Also, the masses are not who she's extolling. Is there a single Howard Roark among them? Unlikely.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roark sucks.
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