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Well, personally, I think Mark Baker is a good name for a Marshal. :)
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2017 on The Name Game at Steve's Web Place
I've done a couple sprint triathlons, too. Quite fun. I guess it's too late to get ready for the one in my area this year (about a month away). Next year I'll have to start training for it. As much fun as I have, there is no way I am going for a full Ironman. I'm not insane. :)
Toggle Commented May 26, 2009 on First Triathlon in the Books at Normal Rockstar
That's how I feel about Michael Bay. Can't support him because of some of his statements. Glad to see I'm not alone.
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I actually left the theater so depressed and upset by the carnage I had just seen I couldn't finish the comic mystery I was reading. And I only had 25 pages to go. Instead, I went home and watched Monsters, Inc. Now there is some good entertainment. And it was just what I needed to lift my spirits. As to whether or not the angles or acting elevate it to art. Art is about more than that. It is about message and how you feel when you leave. On both of those levels it failed for me. Mark
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I haven't heard it as much as I used to, but I was never a fan of "My bad" in place of an apology. And, like, "Like" is like annoying like as well.
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I'm surprised. I actually scored a 46. Maybe I need to get my bike in working order again. Mark
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I'm going to join the others by saying that it depends on context as far as whether graffitti is art of not. My own post for the day is up. And I must admit I went off on a bit of a rant inspired by an episode of a TV show from last week. Mark
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I've already seen a few here I should have included in my own list. Love Narnia as well. And thanks for stopping by my blog today. This is a fun discussion I plan to make a part of my regular blog week. Mark
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While I didn't blog about it, I must admit my favorite movie is Disney's Beauty and the Beast. I don't watch it nearly enough.
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Dynamic Duo? So which gadget helps Batman and Robin out of the trap this week? Mark
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Once again I feel the need to point out that our speech is free from government control but not from private enterprise control. The first amendment talks only about the government. Any business can fire anyone for anything said and not violate the law. Heck, you could delete this comment because you don't like it and you wouldn't violate my rights in the least. This distinction is going to be the downfall of our country, however, as companies start making less and less speech free. Yet our Constitutional rights won't be violated one bit as we lose our freedom of speech. For the record, I hadn't heard of Imus until this whole thing started and I think he stepped outside good taste by a mile. Mark
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I can't believe some of the comments I've seen about loaning out books. Or buying them used. Yet these same people are ok with libraries. What's the difference? And considering some friends do indeed buy the books after reading my copies, I don't think authors have room to complain. Mark
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Jeff sucks, his books suck, this blog sucks, and everything he gets involved with sucks. Oh, did you want me to post that to DorothyL to get some discussion going? Mark Who enjoys this blog, Jeff's books, and thought Jeff was nice the one time he came to CA to do a signing.
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I have the first one. I really need to actually read it. Mark
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Yeah! Another Trixie Belden fan!!!!! Mark
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That's great news. Aren't you glad that the doctors aren't always right? Mark
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I'll agree with Jeff, but one up it. I love humor and great characters, but I also love a good puzzle. If you have all three, I'll keep coming back. Just ask Jeff or Donna Andrews or.... Mark
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Based solely on my reviews at Amazon, I have gotten e-mails from authors telling me I was wrong about their book and asking me to change my review. Not only did I ignore them, but I had a hard time getting enthused about reading any more of their books. Mark
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Don't blame typepad. This is your fault. Those are for categories. They alphabetize them for you. Therefore, your categories could be something like Debutes, Reviews, Signings, and Current Reads. These would all be alphabetized by the first word for you. You guys chose to make your categories the names of the various authors who write here (which I think is a wonderful idea.) But typepad has no way of knowing that. It can't tell a name from a regular category. Therefore, it puts them in order by the first letter. If you wanted them properly alphabetized, you should have put them in last name first. Having said all that, me and my friends agree with the rest of you're points. Mark
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I love reading books about places I've been and looking for places I recognize. And I love reading about places I haven't been and getting to know a bit about other places. I'm with you 100% on this one. Mark
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If I had been President all My Life will be coming soon. I can't wait to finish writing it. Mark
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Some of this just comes down to taste. For example, I can enjoy Religious Crime Fiction. When done well. I've also read some that was so bad it was, well, bad. Of course, it does help to be the target audience of the book in question. (Don't know if you are or not, but if I weren't, I doubt I would like it.) However, point of view shifts drive me up a wall. I can't stand it when an author switches point of view repeatedly. You'd better have a gripping plot and charming characters if you are going to do that. Otherwise, I won't forgive you and buy the next book. Ameauturs as sleuths? I just pretend it's normal and read the book. Afterall, that's the sub-genre I love the best. Mark
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Commercial breaks! Just like every one else, he runs to the loo during the commercials. That's also when everyone eats. There's talk in TV Guide that we'll actually get to see the bathrooms in CTU this season like that's a big deal. People have been hiding in them making phone calls since Nina did it in season one. Wait, this isn't a 24 forum? Mark
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That's great. Congrats! Since I know nothing about the French either, other then I love their fries, I can't offer any perspective on your worries. But I have to believe that they wouldn't translate it if they didn't think it would work. Mark
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Wait, reviewers are supposed to be impartial? I thought a review was opinion, which is far from impartial. But to stop picking on Pari, I loved this post, even if the title did make me wince. My philosphy on reviews? Reviewers don't give them out, authors earn them. Just like grades in school, if they want a good review, they need to write a good book. Mark
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