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    Margot Kidder

    At age 69 from throat cancer. Lois Lane will always be her most noted role, but my first and highly positive impression was in the creepy, most excellent thriller "Sisters."

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    Damn, Tom Wolfe

    I absolutely love Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers.
    Reviewing Football Manager is like reviewing Buddhism. Yes, you can do it, but you have to take your time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollis View Post
    Damn, Tom Wolfe

    I absolutely love Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers.
    It's absolutely a shame that when I read this post I thought "shit, hope I'm not in the disgusting dudes thread. Oh, phew, just the RIP thread."

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    Sign of the times, sadly.
    Reviewing Football Manager is like reviewing Buddhism. Yes, you can do it, but you have to take your time.

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    'The Right Stuff' is excellent, never crazy about 'Kool-Aid Test'; it was OK though, just not great.
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    I never did read The Right Stuff but Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test was right up my alley as a druggy post-teen. Bonfire of the Vanities was also fantastic. Also, I think he exemplified a great conservative writer far more than William F. Buckley even if he didn't write about politics directly.
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    I thoroughly enjoyed Bonfire, and A Man in Full was excellent all the way until the last few dozen pages, when it seemed like he just got tired of the story and couldn't figure out how to wrap everything up. I Am Charlotte Simmons was good, but nothing great. I just realized that I read the first one 30 years ago, the second 20 years ago and the third 10 years ago.
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    To my great chagrin, the only book-length thing of his I've read was Hooking Up, which had one great short story in it and was otherwise not very good. But "Radical Chic," the magazine essay, is one of my all-time favorite things.
    I understand that and fully understand that and I think we had a previous President who did not understand that but I understand that and we have spoken about this before.

    Please note this post was made by the 2012 NFL Losers Pool Champion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by attackemu View Post
    To my great chagrin, the only book-length thing of his I've read was Hooking Up, which had one great short story in it and was otherwise not very good. But "Radical Chic," the magazine essay, is one of my all-time favorite things.
    Read all of his stuff. You, in particular, would fucking love it.
    Reviewing Football Manager is like reviewing Buddhism. Yes, you can do it, but you have to take your time.

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