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  • Liz Milner
    Re: Berni and Barnes and Noble You are so lucky! Here in DC we fight tooth and nail for those comfy chairs. I could tell you some war stories...
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      Re: Berni and Barnes and Noble

      You are so lucky! Here in DC we fight tooth and nail for those comfy
      chairs. I could tell you some war stories...

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com [mailto:mythsoc@yahoogroups.com]
      > Sent: Sunday, October 19, 2003 5:17 PM
      > To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [mythsoc] Digest Number 1383
      >
      >
      >
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      >
      > There are 6 messages in this issue.
      >
      > Topics in this digest:
      >
      > 1. Re: Oo, oo, wanta review!
      > From: Kevin Bowring <bowring@...>
      > 2. Re: Oo, oo, wanta review!
      > From: "Berni Phillips" <bernip@...>
      > 3. RE: Oo, oo, wanta review!
      > From: <darancgrissom@...>
      > 4. Re: Oo, oo, wanta review!
      > From: Stolzi@...
      > 5. Re: Oo, oo, wanta review!
      > From: juliet@...
      > 6. Re: Oo, oo, wanta review!
      > From: Jack <jack@...>
      >
      >
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      > Message: 1
      > Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2003 11:51:07 -0400
      > From: Kevin Bowring <bowring@...>
      > Subject: Re: Oo, oo, wanta review!
      >
      > Lovely, more books to add to the list of those I will never have
      > time to read.
      >
      > Kevin
      >
      > WendellWag@... wrote:
      >
      > > In a message dated 10/18/2003 5:16:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
      > > darancgrissom@... writes:
      > >
      > > > Just so everyones is clear the other books in this series
      > include "The
      > > > Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to the Real World," "The Simpsons and
      > > > Philosophy: The D'oh of Homer," and coming soon, "The Sopranos and
      > > > Philosophy."
      > >
      > > In the series so far (quoting from the Open Court catalog I got
      > recently):
      > >
      > > _Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing_
      > > _The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh of Homer_
      > > _The Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to the Desert of the Real_
      > > _Buffy the Vampire Player and Philosophy: Fear and Trembling in
      > Sunnyvale_
      > > _The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy: One Book to Rule Them All_
      > >
      > > Coming soon:
      > >
      > > _Baseball and Philosphy_
      > >
      > > And in preparation:
      > >
      > > _The Sopranos and Philosophy_
      > > _Woody Allen and Philosophy_
      > > _Harry Potter and Philosophy_
      > >
      > > Presumably the books not out yet will also be given cute subtitles.
      > >
      > > Wendell Wagner
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >
      > >
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      > >
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      > Message: 2
      > Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2003 15:39:50 -0700
      > From: "Berni Phillips" <bernip@...>
      > Subject: Re: Oo, oo, wanta review!
      >
      >
      > From: <darancgrissom@...>
      >
      > > Just so everyones is clear the other books in this series include "The
      > > Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to the Real World," "The Simpsons and
      > > Philosophy: The D'oh of Homer," and coming soon, "The Sopranos and
      > > Philosophy." I have read both the Simpsons and Matrix
      > editions and found
      > > them so devoid of any spark of original insight into their
      > subjects that I
      > > didn't even bother picking the Lord of the Rings one off the
      > shelf when I
      > > saw it at Barnes and Nobles. It is pop culture philosophy,
      > which I'm not
      > > putting down mind you, it's something of a specialty of mine, but these
      > > books are bad pop culture philosophy.
      >
      > On the other hand, the book on Buffy the Vampire Slayer was the
      > best of the
      > books of essay collections about Buffy that I've seen. (I've
      > read 3 or 4 of
      > them.)
      >
      > Most likely there's not that much continuation of writers from one book in
      > the series to the next so the series as a whole would be uneven. I
      > recommend the Bratman method: stand in the bookstore and read
      > big chunks of
      > the book if you're not sure if you want to buy it or not. (And Barnes &
      > Nobles makes it so easy with their comfy chairs!)
      >
      > Berni
      >
      >
      >
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      > Message: 3
      > Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2003 01:30:33 -0700
      > From: <darancgrissom@...>
      > Subject: RE: Oo, oo, wanta review!
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Berni Phillips [mailto:bernip@...]
      > Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2003 3:40 PM
      > To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Oo, oo, wanta review!
      >
      >
      >
      > From: <darancgrissom@...>
      >
      > > Just so everyones is clear the other books in this series
      > include "The
      > > Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to the Real World," "The Simpsons and
      > > Philosophy: The D'oh of Homer," and coming soon, "The Sopranos and
      > > Philosophy." I have read both the Simpsons and Matrix editions and
      > found
      > > them so devoid of any spark of original insight into their
      > subjects that
      > I
      > > didn't even bother picking the Lord of the Rings one off the
      > shelf when
      > I
      > > saw it at Barnes and Nobles. It is pop culture philosophy, which I'm
      > not
      > > putting down mind you, it's something of a specialty of mine,
      > but these
      > > books are bad pop culture philosophy.
      >
      > On the other hand, the book on Buffy the Vampire Slayer was the best of
      > the
      > books of essay collections about Buffy that I've seen. (I've
      > read 3 or 4
      > of
      > them.)
      >
      > Most likely there's not that much continuation of writers from
      > one book in
      > the series to the next so the series as a whole would be uneven. I
      > recommend the Bratman method: stand in the bookstore and read
      > big chunks
      > of
      > the book if you're not sure if you want to buy it or not. (And Barnes &
      > Nobles makes it so easy with their comfy chairs!)
      >
      > Berni
      >
      > [darancgrissom@...]
      > I have not seen the Buffy one, and I would like to read it,
      > though I have
      > reservation after the Matrix and Simpsons books. Analysis of Buffy the
      > Vampire Slayer would benefit from a book like this. It would have nice to
      > know about it when I wrote an end of semester paper on the show and its
      > impact on the self image of pre-teen girls. However, when dealing with a
      > subject like Lord of the Rings, where there is a great volume of critical
      > work on the subject seems like just cashinfg in on a craze.
      > Though that is
      > sort of the point of the series.
      > P.S. the chairs in my Barnes & Nobles badly need a
      > dry-cleaning. Yuck.
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
      >
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      > Message: 4
      > Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2003 15:44:08 EDT
      > From: Stolzi@...
      > Subject: Re: Oo, oo, wanta review!
      >
      > Berni wrote:
      >
      > > I
      > > recommend the Bratman method: stand in the bookstore and
      > read big chunks
      > > of
      > > the book if you're not sure if you want to buy it or not.
      > (And Barnes &
      > > Nobles makes it so easy with their comfy chairs!)
      > >
      >
      > I am a very fast reader and always have ethical problems with
      > this. Does one
      > salve one's conscience sufficiently by making sure to purchase
      > =something=
      > every few months or so?
      >
      > What think ye all?
      >
      > Diamond Proudbrook
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
      >
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      > Message: 5
      > Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2003 15:04:00 -0500
      > From: juliet@...
      > Subject: Re: Oo, oo, wanta review!
      >
      > On Sun, Oct 19, 2003 at 03:44:08PM -0400, Stolzi@... wrote:
      > > Berni wrote:
      > >
      > > > I
      > > > recommend the Bratman method: stand in the bookstore and
      > read big chunks
      > > > of
      > > > the book if you're not sure if you want to buy it or not.
      > (And Barnes &
      > > > Nobles makes it so easy with their comfy chairs!)
      > > >
      > >
      > > I am a very fast reader and always have ethical problems with
      > this. Does one
      > > salve one's conscience sufficiently by making sure to purchase
      > =something=
      > > every few months or so?
      > >
      > > What think ye all?
      >
      > You can always consider whether you'd be able to get the book
      > from a library
      > or borrow it from a friend. If I knew I could probably read the same book
      > at a library, I'd have no problem reading it in the store instead.
      >
      > Julie
      >
      >
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      > Message: 6
      > Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2003 16:26:36 -0400
      > From: Jack <jack@...>
      > Subject: Re: Oo, oo, wanta review!
      >
      >
      > >I am a very fast reader and always have ethical problems with
      > this. Does one
      > >salve one's conscience sufficiently by making sure to purchase
      > =something=
      > >every few months or so?
      >
      > Np problem at all. I buy 'nough books that I have no problem at all about
      > reading a big chunk (usually fifty or
      > so pages) before deciding if I'm going to buy a book.
      >
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