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Re: Random crap

Post by hoosegow » Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:54 pm

You on a theme?


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Re: Random crap

Post by Matt Z » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:33 pm

Yeah ... Jim Corbett is one of my favorite authors. I have all six of his books.

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Re: Random crap

Post by Matt Z » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:38 pm

I also really like Peter H. Capstick.

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Re: Random crap

Post by stuward » Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:57 pm

I'm off to the Ukraine tomorrow for 2 weeks.

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Re: Random crap

Post by hoosegow » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:24 pm

never read him. My favorite is Chuck Palahniuk. Which one do you recommend if I was to read one?


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Re: Random crap

Post by Matt Z » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:07 pm

Both are good, and both are hunter/writers. Corbett is best known for hunting man-eating tigers and leopards in India durring the first half of the 20th century, although he was also a conservationist (there's a national park named after him). Capstick was a professional hunter and game ranger in Africa in the 1970s. He wrote for several hunting and gun magazines as well as writing books.

If you go with Corbett, I'd recommend starting with "Man-eaters of Kumaon" (his first book). If you go with Capstick, I'd recommend "Death in the Long Grass."

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Re: Random crap

Post by Jungledoc » Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:49 am

stuward wrote:I'm off to the Ukraine tomorrow for 2 weeks.
Is this work related? Is there a war there? Is Canada invading Ukraine?

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Post by stuward » Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:56 am

I'm actually in the Ukraine now. Since the wall came down, Canada and the US have been helping the previous Warsaw pact countries with their military planning. I just got here today but so far I've seen Serbians and Americans. I expect tomorrow there will be people from most other Eastern European countries. We're practicing some field tactics on their behalf and the Canadians and Americans are helping out with some specific expertise and some staff activities.

You can read more about it here: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/topics_50349.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
and here: http://mil.in.ua/novyny/tryvaye-pidgoto ... ident-2012" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; (you'll have to translate that page)

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Re: Random crap

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:51 pm

I am the least interesting person.

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Re: Random crap

Post by Jungledoc » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:52 am

The least anywhere? Or just on this forum?

I was thinking that I'm the least interesting. Maybe I need to work on it a bit more.

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Re: Random crap

Post by stuward » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:18 pm

It all depends on your perspective because I find what you guys do is interesting. Not that I'm not enjoying Ukraine but it's really just a job.

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Re: Random crap

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Re: Random crap

Post by Jungledoc » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:22 pm

stuward wrote:It all depends on your perspective because I find what you guys do is interesting. Not that I'm not enjoying Ukraine but it's really just a job.
Well, yeah, my work is pretty interesting. But that's not me.

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Re: Random crap

Post by Jungledoc » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:25 pm

I have considered joining The Dull Men's Club, but haven't gotten up the ambition.

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Re: Random crap

Post by robertscott » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:31 pm

Jungledoc wrote: Well, yeah, my work is pretty interesting. But that's not me.
that's an interesting point. Why is it when you first meet someone you always ask what they do? Do we really think that it's one of the most defining aspects of a person?


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