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For once its something not graffiti related.

The lifestory of m favorite comic in the past many years

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On 8/15/2018 at 4:11 PM, Dark_Knight said:

Cormac McCarthy has a strange mind. Idk if you ever read Blood Meridian but that book is the most violent novel I have ever come across. Big fan of his though.

Agreed 100% I’ve thought numerous times about how that movie would be if they tried to make it, absolute blood bath. 
 

Child of God was the first first book i read of McCarthy’s. I can understand why @metronomesaid he’s never finished a book, because he has sort of a weird style. Many of his books besides Blood Meridian are 90 pages of flat reading and “what the fuck is happening..” Then it takes a HARD turn. The first time i read Child of God and i got to the scene in the car on the side of the road i was honestly shocked, haha. Did not see it coming. 
 

edit: one day my brother in law and I were driving somewhere and he picks up All The Pretty Horses off my backseat and just holds it up and says “really dude?” It took me a couple minutes to get him to believe it was a misleading name, haha.

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I always wanted to see Greg Giraldo live. 

I was bummed when he passed away. 

People still don't know he was a lawyer and extremely smart... and made Dennis Leary look stupid on tv.

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This is a good one t-sh

One of my favorite books on t-shirt graphics. This particular book documents t-shirts from Upper Playground from 1999 to 2009. The works featured in this 10 year anniversary edition are cutting edge to say the least. Many of the artists have been featured on Upper Playground apparel, others have been exhibited at the countless shows, events and parties staged each year in the Upper Playground store and gallery. Artists featured in this 10th Anniversary edition include Rob Abeyta Jr., Aiko, Alex One, Amaze, Armsrock, Augor, Herbert Baglione, Will Barras, Basco, Bast, Bigfoot, Blade, Mark Bode, Boogie, Tiffany Bozic, David Choe, Richard Colman, Coro, Cope, Craola, Cum, Cycle, Dalek, Date Farmers, Daze, Dr. Lakra, Dug 1, Nate Van Dyke, Eine, El Mac, David Ellis, Ron English, Ewok, Faile, Jeremy Fish, Sam Flores, Blaine Fontana, Ghost, Mike Giant, Grey, Grotesk, Maya Hayuk, Hera, Logan Hicks, Aaron Horkey, Andy Howell, Cody Hudson, Hydro 74, Paul Insect, Iz the Wiz, Jo Jackson, Rich Jacobs, Andy Jenkins, Jeremeyville, Joker, JR, Denis Kennedy, Dave Kinsey, Augustine Kofie, Koralie, Henry Lewis, Anthony Lister, London Police, Marok, Mars-1, Mario Martinez, Patrick Martinez, Masa, Matzu, Maxx 242, Mear One, Mr. Jago, Morning Breath, Andy Mueller, Munk One, Nome, Nunca, Saelee Oh, Estevan Oriol, Alex Pardee, Chris Pastras, Phase 2, Ricky Powell, Raza Uno, Retna, Revok, Revolt, Albert Reyes, Saber, Dave Schubert, Seak, Sickboy, Michael Sieben, Chris Silva, Skinner, Slick, Damon Soule, SSUR, Stash, Tofer, Ben Tour, Urban Medium, Usugrow, Vitche, Zephyr and many more.

 

Hardcover: 612 pages
Full Color

irt graphics by various artists....

 

 

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i'll support the upper playground again once they send me my free stickers from that self addressed stamped envelope that I sent them.

until then, im not buying nothing from them lol

 

although i did see a couple long sleeved t-shirts that i liked and almost got on black friday

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On 2/19/2020 at 7:20 AM, diggity said:

Another quick one. It was recommended but didn’t find much use in it. Very short read/listen. Branding terror looks interesting. 

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^i've been wanting to read this one for a while....ever since i saw his speech that went viral.

 

 

On 3/2/2020 at 8:22 PM, Schnitzel said:

ripped through this on a train ride home last Friday and then in a cheeky half hour after dinner.

 

will check that head lopper 

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^ i had a chance to skim through this one in a classroom i was in...pretty interesting.

i ended up just watching the movie though that was based on this graphic novel

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I'm going to check out the movie.

 

the author said it was really well done!

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20 hours ago, CALIgula said:

^i've been wanting to read this one for a while....ever since i saw his speech that went viral.

Honestly if you saw the speech, theres probably not alot left to it. the audio book was like 2 hours or something short like that. 

couple of navy basic training stories in there.

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10 hours ago, metronome said:

Last few I've read:

 

 

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whats your take on the witcher books?

I believe those are the ones I read. Couldn't tell if I didnt really like the last wish, i believe thats the one with the short stories in it,  because maybe something got lost in the translation or what the deal was. I thought it was ok but didnt really do alot for me. 

 

 

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@diggity

 

They are both a collection of short stories but sort of build to something at the end of Sword which is where the main Witcher story goes.

It took me a second to get how The Last Wish was formatted because I was reading a bootlegged epub but I really liked both of them.  I read TLW before watching the Netflix series and wish I'd just read the both of them first.  

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On 3/15/2020 at 8:09 PM, diggity said:

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read it a year and a half ago.

i got the point of the story, but wasn't really a fan.

still gotta give blood meridian a chance though.

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I listened to it. glad it was only 6 hours and regret not just watching the movie. 

I didn't realize that the same author wrote no country for old men. I really liked that movie.

 

I'll probably do blood meridian too but think i might take a little break for a bit. been burning though them lately. 

 

on a lighter note. heres one I read a while back but don't think i ever mentioned.

it is a break down of a ton of different artists and how they scheduled their days.

 

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I’d highly recommend All The Pretty Horses or Child of God as well for those of you into McCarthy books, if you haven’t read them yet. 
 

McCarthy also wrote Sunset Limited. Only seen parts of it but i’ve heard it’s good, and dark. 
 

I think it was Sam Harris who said McCarthy is actually a super happy optimistic guy, the irony that all his books are pretty dark. 

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I read the Border trilogy over parts of 2018 and 2019.  McCarthy's Texas/Mexico stuff is pretty gritty and my Spanish is bad to non-existent, had to read them with a translator. 

I have to space his stuff out.  Blood Meridian has been sitting on my bookshelf for like 12 years.

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I know I've said it in here before, but Blood Meridian is hard to read. I quit 3 distinct times after specific horrific acts of violence. Eventually worked through it, but it remains the only McCarthy that I have only read once, and likely it will stay that way. That said, Toadvine is an incredible character. Ben Nichols (I think that's his name, dude from Lucero) Has an album about it that is a good listen. 

 

That and The orchard keeper are the only ones I don't own first/firsts of. 

 

Sunset Limited is awesome, and a very quick read. The movie was entertaining, but reading the script is better. 

 

I think Child of God is his most funny book, though Suttree has some incredible lol moments as well. 

 

The only one I would recommend avoiding is The Counsellor. Such a disappointment, both book and film. 

 

 

Currently reading Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. About halfway through: fantastic storytelling, interesting histories woven together,  and cool characters. 

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Found a good read.download at your own risk.it's a pdf.

 

It's main topic is about urban exploration. The writer explores a wide variety of locations. Anything from tunnels to abandoned buildings and goes into great detail about his journies. Talks a little about graffiti and the negative aspects, such as giving evidence of people tresspassing on private property, leaving marks behind,but still relatable in regards to what you may encounter on your own journey. Generaly just packed with sage tier knowledge and tips and tricks on how to stay safe. It's 240 pages long.

 

I think some of you might enjoy this as much as I did and may benifit from it as well.

 

Cheers.

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https://xfmro77i3lixucja.onion.sh /

 

Online libreary of over three hundred tousand books. good for searching old books you cant find. great for checking. ironically end up buying if i can get it. nothing beats paper back.

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