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by Chrisczech
January 22nd, 2010, 5:58 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Modern books that you wish we could record.
Replies: 472
Views: 152339

The fiction of Michael Moorcock.

The new book by John French, Beefheart: Through The Eyes Of Magic
by Chrisczech
January 18th, 2010, 8:43 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [HUMOR]Idle Ideas in 1905 by Jerome K. Jerome -ba
Replies: 148
Views: 11622

If there still unclaimed sections when I have completed my solo, I'd love to be a part of this. I'd jump in now, but I don't want to bite off more than I can chew at the moment.

I do wish the project every success. Jerome is SO funny!
by Chrisczech
January 18th, 2010, 3:38 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tell a joke
Replies: 378
Views: 144999

Granddad was reminiscing about the good old days... "When I were a lad, me mother would send me down to t'corner shop wi' a shilling, and I'd come back wi' five pounds o' potatoes, two loaves o' bread, three pints o' milk, a pound o' cheese, a packet o' tea, an' 'alf a dozen eggs. Yer can't do that ...
by Chrisczech
January 18th, 2010, 3:35 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tell a joke
Replies: 378
Views: 144999

My ex-wife asked what reincarnation is. I explained, "when you die, you come back as something else."

She said she wanted to come back as a pig. I said, 'You're not listening'.
by Chrisczech
January 18th, 2010, 3:32 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Tell a joke
Replies: 378
Views: 144999

Yesterday I was at my local supermarket buying a large bag of Purina dog food for my loyal pet and was in the checkout queue when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog. What did she think I had, an elephant? So, since I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a...
by Chrisczech
January 17th, 2010, 3:04 pm
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Not new, but revisiting
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Thanks for the good wishes.

I intend to enjoy my time here, as I did when I was here before. :D
by Chrisczech
January 17th, 2010, 11:01 am
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Not new, but revisiting
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Not new, but revisiting

Hi, I am not new here, having completed 2 solos and part of a group (a solo which I had to abandon through ill health). Well, I am having another go at something not too long or taxing, and I hope my health holds up so that I can finish it. It is good to be back 'in the fold' - lots of things have h...
by Chrisczech
January 17th, 2010, 9:03 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Do you read your section beforehand? Pros/Cons....
Replies: 51
Views: 8229

I figure if someone reading a book doesn't know what's going to happen next, narrators shouldn't, either. Wouldn't want to accidentally give the surprise ending away. I can see your point, but I would contend that the reader is substituting for the author, who certainly did know what was to happen ...
by Chrisczech
January 17th, 2010, 6:51 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Do you read your section beforehand? Pros/Cons....
Replies: 51
Views: 8229

I am surprised at the lack of preparation by pre-reading. I used to do quite a bit of public reading (in situations where the audience often had the text in front of them) and the advice given to me was that practice was essential. I have found it invaluable to prepare for reading. One still makes m...
by Chrisczech
October 8th, 2008, 7:37 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens - sp
Replies: 383
Views: 55046

Thanks for the kind reply, Kara. We are hoping that the better situation will help to improve our health somewhat. I can at least get a little more exercise now that I do not have stairs to worry about. We need a gardener to sort out the jungle out, but then we will be able to 'potter about' and enj...
by Chrisczech
October 8th, 2008, 4:50 am
Forum: Completed Projects
Topic: [COMPLETE] Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens - sp
Replies: 383
Views: 55046

Hi Kara, Things are about the same, here. We have moved to a smaller 1-bedroom ground-floor flat, but my wife spent the move in hospital - so it was quite stressful. She went to her doctor and was taken ill - no blood pressure reading, no pulse! so emergency trip to hospital. She is OK again now. We...
by Chrisczech
October 6th, 2008, 7:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: September 11 2001
Replies: 13
Views: 2195

Well, one poster dropped Afghanistan into the subject I was the one who mentioned Afghanistan (and Iraq), merely pointing out that many thousands of innocent people have been killed there too since 2001. Remembering those who have died should, in my opinion, include all those killed in violent clas...
by Chrisczech
September 19th, 2008, 2:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: librivox team at kiva.org
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

OK.

I am uncomfortable with it, though, so will not be contributing under a Librivox umbrella.
by Chrisczech
September 19th, 2008, 12:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: librivox team at kiva.org
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

May I ask, was this a Librivox Admin Team decision to add a 'Librivox Team'?

I just wonder about putting the Librivox name to this. Would it not confuse the purpose of Librivox?
Should having Librivox' name involved limit donations only to projects in line with Librivox' purpose?
by Chrisczech
September 19th, 2008, 2:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Poughkeepsie
Replies: 16
Views: 4252

"Popeye Doyle" (Gene Hackman) in The French Connection asks a drug suspect:
"Did you ever pick your feet in Poughkeepsie?"
He pronounces it puh-kip'-sy.