Monthly Archive: May 2011

Non-Fiction Book Recommendations 4

Non-Fiction Book Recommendations

“Doing Battle” and “Wartime” by Paul Fussell – Two of my favorite books from one of our greatest living writers. Fussell, a former infantryman, knows what he is writing about, having served in France...

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Dear Jonny, Tons Of Questions…

Dear Jonny, We’ve got questions…. – Readers   Dear Readers, Due to the hefty amount of “Dear Jonny” questions I’ve received over the last few weeks, I am once again going to consolidate my...

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Dear Jonny, Dieting Question…

Dear Jonny, I’ve got a dieting question. In the morning I usually consume oatmeal with almonds, maybe a banana and an apple. Then, mid morning, I usually eat some protein, low fat chicken most...

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Dear Jonny, Most Unhealthy Person?

Dear Jonny, Who is the most voluntarily unhealthy person you’ve ever known? – Thomas   Dear Thomas, Some years ago I was briefly acquainted with a man who dipped two cans of Skoal per...

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Dear Jonny, Book Recommendations?

Dear Jonny, Would you be interested in starting an extra section on this website for books you recommend? – Anonymous   Dear Anonymous, I certainly would. Look for it by the end of this...

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Dear Jonny, Autodidact Fallacy?

Dear Jonny, I’ve gathered from your readings you’re a fan of autodidactism.Christopher Michael Langan is an autodidact who came up with CTMU theory.He argues that because he didn’t graduate from any institution his theories...

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You Missed.

A skinny, long-haired man wearing a tie-dye shirt and a well-worn hemp necklace stood atop his high-rise apartment building, peering over the edge at the buzzing city below. He smelled of dirt, patchouli oil,...

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Dear Jonny, Questions…

Dear Jonny, Lots of questions… – Readers   Dear Readers, Due to a recent influx of various “Dear Jonny” questions from many of this website’s visitors, I’m going to consolidate my answers into a...

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Watch Men, Kill Men

The compact man carrying a spiked stainless steel club and a brown glass beaker brimming with sulfuric acid wore a hand-tailored steel-grey suit with a bright red cape sewn on the back. He looked...

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A Great Depression

The iconic picture of utter grief strewn across the weathered face of a beyond weary, Depression-era mother flanked by her destitute children has always struck me as genuinely, undeniably real. Her pained expression. The...

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Dear Jonny, I Think You’re A Sociopath…

Dear Jonny, As a mental healthcare worker I think it’s fairly obvious that you’re a sociopath. What do you have to say about that? – Anna   Dear Anna, Well, let’s take a look...

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Haven’t Said This In A Relationship? You Should.

Because all humans eventually become wholly predictable, relationships have a way of evolving into tedious exchanges between two people who clearly crave the unexpected. That said, spicing things up is a key element to...

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Dear Jonny, Is Osama Really Dead?

Dear Jonny, Do you think Osama bin Laden is really dead? If not, why? – Ralph   Dear Ralph, I think that Osama bin Laden has either been dead for some time or is...

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Dear Jonny, Factory Farm Meat?

Dear Jonny, I feel the need to ask if you are a vegetarian?I’m making a inference based on your suggestion of meatless chicken nuggets.If not do you eat or advocate certain conditions under which...

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Dear Jonny, Philosophers?

Dear Jonny, Who are some of your favorite writers and philosophers? I find Richard Dawkins,Carl Sagan,and Edgar Allen Poe to be my personal favorites. – Anonymous   Dear Anonymous, Albert Spencer, David Hume, Lord...

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Dear Jonny, The Royal Wedding?

Dear Jonny, What do you think of all the obsession with the royal wedding, people getting up in the middle of the night to watch it and all that shit? – Lance   Dear...