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Old 11-13-2006, 08:53 PM
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Okay, it sounds oh so much less ominous now....

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Old 11-14-2006, 03:46 AM
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Heh. This one.
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Old 11-14-2006, 03:51 AM
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Did you look that up, or did you really know that? It's important to me.
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Old 11-14-2006, 05:47 PM
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OH MY GOD I LOVED THAT BOOK!! I had completely forgotten about it! Everyone gets rhyming aphasia -- and the forty-foot-tall ragweed -- okay I have to go put a copy on my wish list right now this second.
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Old 11-14-2006, 06:30 PM
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Has anyone read the sequel Centerburg Tales as well?

I have a special fondness for turn of the century America. The days of transition from horses to cars, barbershop quartets, the whole Music Man/River City mystique.

Probably my favorite Homer Price story is still the doughnut machine. It combines the best of the endless-machine genre (gotta wonder if the Lucy Show chocolate assembly line had this in mind), the friends-from-crisis genre, the kid-knows-more-than-the-adults genre, and the "how many times can the author up the stakes" genre.

At the Mall of America Krispy Kreme there's a visual assembly line for the doughnuts, but even that can't compare to the elegant simplicity of the Homer Price story.
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Old 11-14-2006, 07:12 PM
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I read all of them. All these years later, nearly every one of the names and situations is as familiar as if I'd read it... oh, last week. I could probably have drawn the doughnut machine from memory and still got it about 90% right. Super-Duper. That record in the jukebox. "Labor-saving devices" -- hee.
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"All of them"? There are only two. That would be "both of them," right? At least Wikipedia says two, and I trust them almost implicitly.

Along with being a great author Robert McCloskey is a favorite children's book illustrator of mine, up there with Mercer Mayer. Anyone remember the story of the guy who lost his head, so he tried replacing it with a carrot, parsnip, pumpkin, etc. before carving a new one out of wood?
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:19 PM
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Oh, and I hope you enjoy my new Kataan probe avatar. I found it someplace and knew I had to use it eventually. I did write the fiver, after all.
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OH MY GOD I LOVED THAT BOOK!! I had completely forgotten about it! Everyone gets rhyming aphasia -- and the forty-foot-tall ragweed -- okay I have to go put a copy on my wish list right now this second.
I read Homer Price 15 times when I was a kid, but I'd forgotten about it too. For some reason the main thing I remember is that it was the first time I encountered the phrase "nothing new under the sun" (it was a chapter title).
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Scooter! Where ya been?
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He was backstage grooming his three felt hairs. Too bad Gonzo stole all the conditioner.
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Two words: Grad. School.
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Old 11-16-2006, 02:31 AM
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Oh, and how are you liking that? I intend to go back for my master's one of these years, and I always appreciate input.
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Oh, and how are you liking that? I intend to go back for my master's one of these years, and I always appreciate input.
It's great if you're not also working full-time and teaching. I love teaching and I love being in grad school and I kinda wish those were the only things on my plate.
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Oh yeah, I would definitely stay on campus. It'd be kinda fun to be a TA, I'd think. Having my own office (figuratively speaking, of course ) and all that. My biggest conundrum is whether to go back to my alma matter or head to a church school halfway across the country.
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Um....

Signed fivers?
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