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Sorry - couldn't help myself. I'm sitting here having a glass of wine and enjoying one of the most dangerous books ever written...

"I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine." --John Galt

Why ask useless questions? How deep is the ocean? How high is the sky? Who is John Galt?

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Posts: 3110 | Location: ATL, GA | Registered: Jan 10, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Incredible book!

Maybe if all wines were given the same score...
 
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If all wines were given the same score, 99% of "wine lovers" wouldn't know what to drink.

They'd be paralyzed!

At this point, without critics and 100 point scales, people would only have price to fall back on when telling people what they like.

Come to think of it, we basically kind of have that system now. Wink


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I see opportunity here. I don't have a flack jacket handy, so I'll keep it light.

"Dangerous book"

Like Das Kapital- meaning- "wrong headed", with one huge difference. Many people took Das Kapital seriously.
 
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I have tried to get into the novel three or four times. About halfway through I give up. Maybe I should try again....


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Loved it. Although I didn't read it, I listened to it on audio book.


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Now I'm gonna have to seek it out and read it. I was an english major from the university of iowa. Graduated in 1987. when you use the word dangerous..ooh Razz
 
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Originally posted by mpls wine guy:
I was an english major from the university of iowa.


Was the class on capitalization an elective? Big Grin

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liked fountainhead better
 
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"A 'classic' is a book that everyone wants to have read, but no one wants to read."
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Down the road from where there is a shopping mall called "John Galt Center" It is in the former city of Galt which merged with 2 other towns, Preston and Hespeler to become Cambridge Ontario. For those of you unfamiliar with the area it's about 60 miles west of Toronto.
 
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John Galt also founded the city of Guelph, which is basically next door to Cambridge.
 
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I am not a gamer, but one of my associates at work almost lives in the virtual world. He just played a game on his PC called "Bioshock," which he says is derived from the story of John Galt and what the world would be like had all the "producers" in the world left to form a 'utopia' on the bottom of the sea.

He loved the game.

Has any one else encountered this product?

*Not a gamer disclaimer: I can play Tetris on the computer, and Mariokart Double Dash with my kids on the Gamecube.


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