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Guess what I just got?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, you old man you ;)
Wind up MP3 player?
i really did want one though
but I can.
Doh! stupid me. Still its just as well that I found out now before I tried to post something totally outrageous in some thread thinking it would be anonymous.
Why arnt all you guys in the new site?
I am, Im a good boy, Im Seans blue eyed little boy
at 10 Downing St?
present. :) thanks for the thought
I can't actually reply to someone who got sort of close. Perhaps a guidebook of 'how to use dis' would be useful
1) Seneca - 'on the shortness of life'
2) Aurelius - 'Meditations' (already got that)
3) St Augustine - 'Confessions of a sinner'
4) Kempis - 'the inner life'
5)Machiavelli - 'the prince' (already got this)
6) Michel de Monteigne - 'on freindship'
7) Jonothon swift - 'a tale of a tub'
8) Rouseau - 'the social contract' (hee hee Im always being quoted this by dissers)
9)Gibbon - 'the christians and the fall of rome'
10 Thomas Paine 'Common Sense' (a truly great man)
11) Mary Woolstencraft - 'A vindication of the rights of women'
12) William Hazlitt - 'on the pleasure of hating'
13) Marx and Engels - 'the communist manifesto (I wont say ive already got this in case it confirms a mistaken idea of my leanings in certain people)
14) Schopenhauer - 'on the suffering of the world'
15) Ruskin - 'on art and life' (big up the arts n craft massiv)
16) Darwin - 'on natural selection' (read it a long time ago)
17) Nietzsche - 'why i am so wise' ( he was one of m,y previous incarnations you know, ive progressed from then)
18) Woolf - 'a room of ones own'
19) orwell - 'why i write'
20) The mighty book of Boosh
21) Confucius - 'the first 10 books' (Im actually more daoist in outlook but i have daoist tomes
22) Sun-tzu - 'The art of war' (read this a few times, lost my previous copy a while ago)
23) plato - 'the symposium'
24) Lucretius - 'sensation and sex'
25) cicero - 'an attack on the enemy of freedom'
26) Christine de Pizan - 'the city of ladies'
27) Marco Polo - Travels in the Land of Kublai Khan
28) Baldesar Castiglione 'How to achieve True Greatness'
29) Francis Bacon - 'Of Empire'
because that's some excellent choices for the creakyknees library
I'm supremely jealous
30) THomas Hobbes - 'Of Man' (suppose i should put this next to rOUSSEAU
31) Sir Thomas Browne - 'Urne-Burial'
32) Voltaire - 'Miracles and Idolatory'
33) Deavid Hume - 'On Suicide'
34) Carl Von Clausewitz - 'On the nature of war' (I probably know it verbatim i read it so much as a youth)
35) Soren Kierkegaard - 'Fear and Trembling'
36) Henry David Thoreau - 'WHere I lived and what I lived for' (my dream)
37) Thorsten Veblen - 'Conspicuous Consumption'
38) Albert Camus - 'The myth of sisyphus'
39) Hannah Arendt - 'Eichman and the Holocaust'
but Im actually quite flabbergasted that my mum actually managed to give me such a fantastic choice of books.
Actually I gotta admit that they came as a boxed set.
But i thought that I should give ytou guys the opportunity to see what would be an extremely attractive set of books (if you like this sort of thing)
The boxes are Penguin books 'Great ideas' I and II
They are of a managable size and i think everyone could do wityh them
Oh and theres a frued book that i cant find at the moment and (for some reason) Revelation and the book of job.
PS the mighty boosh book didnt come with them
I'm guessing youve got those already though.
but anarchy dictated that they be not held on to as possessions, so i left them when i left squatting. I also left music cassettes, a rastablasta and two spears, I like to think this is symbolic, and it is an enigma as to what their journey has been like since parting from me.
p.s. Happy birthday
Fire in The Belly - Sam Keen
King, Warrior, Magician, Lover - Robert Moore
Meeting the Shadow - Connie Zweig
The Satanic Bilbe - Anton LaVey
And the Tao Te Ching!
Sounds like the kind of things you'd be into ;)
and following on from a thread about it, i checked out the Satanic bible thing on wikipedia.
I had never regarded myself as a satanist at all, but reading what LaVey was about it appears that im on exactly that track anyway, so i wont read this cos it would then become more self concious rather than natural and instinctive.
I will try the others though at some point, they're going on my library list
You have the same birthday as my Mum.
do we know what you got yet?
i've tried puting ols in but im obviously doing it wrong :(
what about reece?
I got the Boosh book too
and Grow Your Own Veg
and Kant for that matter?
Fear and Trembling is great value, but.