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  •  Have been meaning to read this for years. (11+ / 0-)

    Re-read Tom Jones last year.  Completely agree that Tom Jones, Catch-22 and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy are some of the funniest things ever written.

    Thank goodness I never gave my children names of power.  I named them after well loved relatives - which is a kind of power - and they turned out just fine.

    I have enough hobby-horses to furnish a carousel.  One that really sends me through the roof is when a TV show or a movie  uses a piece of music that wasn't written until years after the relevant time period.  This has bothered me since I watched the TV show Bonanza with Wayne Newton as a guest star.  He sang Scarlet Ribbons (for her hair).  I happened to have a 45 of that record (Harry Belafonte 1952) so I knew it was written in 1949.  And it is just a little sad that I actually know when this silly obsession started.  It is even sadder that I watched Bonanza.  ;)

    Yes (you asked for a yes or no, not a discussion of the novel). :D

    Enjoyed the diary!  

    "May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house." - George Carlin

    by Most Awesome Nana on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 08:10:43 AM PST

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