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Canada reclaims World Juniors gold medal after I five years in wilderness.

OUR AMAZING TEENAGERS PROVEN BETTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE'S

Tournamnent darling however was , deservedly theSlovakian goalie Godla (sp?) who was heroic.

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Canada has always been "normal." The idea of Canada returning to what it is is doesn't make any sense. It's an abnormal idea and since you are a Canadian you are not entitled to it so cut it out or the Mounties will getcha!

--Brant

Little Brother ("I love Little Brother"--repeat 100 times a day)

In the States I'm Big Brother except I don't bother (freedom of screech and horrible teenagers)

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My idea of Canada--even though I've been there a half dozen times--is shaped by the sadness of the grown up character who moved there to avoid the draft in A Prayer for Owen Meany.

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My idea of Canada--even though I've been there a half dozen times--is shaped by the sadness of the grown up character who moved there to avoid the draft in A Prayer for Owen Meany.

Just what a thought for me: Owen Meany, a twit, escorting my dead body from California to Arizona.

--Brant

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My idea of Canada--even though I've been there a half dozen times--is shaped by the sadness of the grown up character who moved there to avoid the draft in A Prayer for Owen Meany.

Just what a thought for me: Owen Meany, a twit, escorting my dead body from California to Arizona.--Brant

Irving ought to know about Canada normal, doesn't he live here? But I have not read Owen Meany, what is its Canadaview like? I read Cider House Rules and found it baseline depressing, though impressive.

Meanwhile (note resisted pun) and speaking of depressing,Toronto normal is also back, Leafs just fired the coach again, for failing to master the art and science of cat herding.

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Oh, how I miss you when you're away, Carol.

Yeah, but you don't miss her when she's here!--Branthypocrite

I miss you too, and bear in mind Mr Gaede, that when I am away and DDL also absent, you are essentially Men Without Women here, which was either a bad 1950s horrorfest or a description of Aristotle's ideal society, I forget which.

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My idea of Canada--even though I've been there a half dozen times--is shaped by the sadness of the grown up character who moved there to avoid the draft in A Prayer for Owen Meany.

Just what a thought for me: Owen Meany, a twit, escorting my dead body from California to Arizona.--Brant

Irving ought to know about Canada normal, doesn't he live here? But I have not read Owen Meany, what is its Canadaview like? I read Cider House Rules and found it baseline depressing, though impressive.

Meanwhile (note resisted pun) and speaking of depressing,Toronto normal is also back, Leafs just fired the coach again, for failing to master the art and science of cat herding.

Very hard to explain. An American draft dodger lives in Toronto as a semi-lapsed Anglican, and recounts the story of his youth, including his dimunitive pal, Owen Meany. Quite funny but also fairly depressing. You ought to add that one to the queue. I think it's Irving's best--by far.

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OK, I'll give it a go. I realize I also read Garp and Hotel New Hampshire, back when they were published ( though the latter is confused with The White Hotel in my memory. After that I didn't follow his output until Cider House.

I wonder if maybe he is too masculine, too patrician , possibly too American for me to appreciate fully?

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OK, I'll give it a go. I realize I also read Garp and Hotel New Hampshire, back when they were published ( though the latter is confused with The White Hotel in my memory. After that I didn't follow his output until Cider House.

I wonder if maybe he is too masculine, too patrician , possibly too American for me to appreciate fully?

What's wrong with being too masculine, patrician, and too American? :laugh:

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OK, I'll give it a go. I realize I also read Garp and Hotel New Hampshire, back when they were published ( though the latter is confused with The White Hotel in my memory. After that I didn't follow his output until Cider House.

I wonder if maybe he is too masculine, too patrician , possibly too American for me to appreciate fully?

What's wrong with being too masculine, patrician, and too American? :laugh:

Geez,

And here I though she liked me.

:)

Michael

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L very l.

I never said there was anything wrong with such qualities, just that they may not strike answering chords in the plebeian female Alien.

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Thought I would re-enter the orbit on this dead thread because (1) somebody said they missed me when I wasn't here and (2) it was the first one I looked up, and as I am now 213 inswtead of 113, I had to get back in my rocking chair as quick as possible.

 

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On 1/6/2015 at 3:28 PM, caroljane said:

I read Cider House Rules and found it baseline depressing, though impressive.

Orphans. Abortion. Doing the right thing and being moral. Though it is not one of my top “unread” books, I still found John Irving’s movie, “The Cider House Rules” interesting.

 From Wikipedia. The film stars Michael Caine of course, but also Tobey Maguire,  Charlize TheronDelroy LindoPaul RuddJane AlexanderKathy BakerKieran CulkinHeavy DKate Nelligan, and Erykah Badu. Peter

 Lines from “The Cider House Rules:”  “People only ask questions when they're ready to hear the answers.”
These same people who tell us we must defend the lives of the unborn - they are the same people who seem not so interested in defending anyone but themselves after the accident of birth is complete! These same people who profess their love of the unborn's soul-they don't care to make much of a contribution to the poor, they don't care to offer much assistance to the unwanted or the oppressed! How do they justify such a concern for the fetus and such a lack of concern for unwanted and abused children? They condemn others for the accident of conception; they condemn the poor-as if the poor can help being poor. One way the poor could help themselves would be to be in control of the size of their families. I thought that freedom of choice was obviously democratic-was obviously American!”

Here in St. Cloud’s,” Dr. Larch wrote, “I have been given the choice of playing God or leaving practically everything up to chance. It is my experience that practically everything is left up to chance much of the time; men who believe in good and evil, and who believe that good should win, should watch for those moments when it is possible to play God – we should seize those moments. There won’t be many”
 

“He had in abundance youth’s most dangerous qualities: optimism and relentlessness. He would risk everything he had to fly the plane that could carry the bomb within him.”
 

“Goodnight you princes of Maine, you kings of New England.”

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