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Books and films, anyone?

  • Needs a date

  • Needs a location

  • Just thinking that having a group book club or movie night may be a good idea. Randy Storms suggested a viewing of "Religulous" sometime. I know there are plenty of books we've all read that I am sure we would love to share. Thoughts?

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  • Mark C.

    @Monty: Just a thought, but *some* of these things - such as initial viewing of videos prior to meet - could be done in "Google Hangout" form...

    Not sure of practicalities, just floating it out there.

    And I have digital (google-shareable) copies of Religulous and some others, and "Blood in the Face" is streamable straight from YouTube.

    Just a thought. I'm on mostly shorter shifts right now, but variable between hours of 9a and 9p. But no extra workload from family or habitat-maintenance commitments, lol.

    February 27, 2013

  • Monty V.

    We are still exploring our new location's resources. There is Wi-Fi and resources within the room for a cost, but for our "free" status, we may have to bring our own stuff (computer, screen, projector, etc.) But I could be wrong!

    As to additional meetings outside of our regular, other members are free to suggest and set them up. I am working long hours on an early shift and much work at home to maintain our place, so I am personally limited in my commitment beyond our monthly meetings.

    I reviewed "The Psychopath Test" and saved it in my amazon wish list. We certainly could have book discussions, or even on the spot discussion of the book by you for the rest of us to listen, learn, and question (which we are good at!).

    February 26, 2013

  • Mark C.

    This sounds great. Count me in.

    February 25, 2013

  • Mark C.

    Please pardon a new guy speaking up right off the bat. But as to books, I found Jon Ronson's "The Psychopath Test" extremely interesting. It has the additional virtue of being quite short. Always a plus for discussion group. I also second the suggestion of a viewing of Religulous, and there's an excellent older documentary featuring a young Michael Moore available on YouTube titled "Blood in the Face."

    I don't know when it will become available on disk, but Oliver Stone's recent series on Showtime, titled "Untold History of the United States" seems like an excellent fit for this group. Although it does not possess the same virtue of brevity that Ronson's book does... It runs 10 one-hour episodes. But it is almost stunningly excellent.

    I'm looking forward to meeting this group. I'm happy to have stumbled across it.

    February 25, 2013

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    A former member

    I recently got the DVD "Wake Up". It's quite thought-provoking.

    November 12, 2012

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