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 Posted:   Jul 13, 2016 - 2:18 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

http://www.nytimes.com/video/world/europe/100000004526793/scenes-from-spains-running-of-the-bulls.html

Whaddaya say, Jim, shall we head over for next year's running?!


We should do that in the USA! Imagine the amount of fat frat boy injuries! Millennials flying head over heels! wink

From what I've read, many of those guys are quite drunk and are almost as dangerous as the bulls!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2016 - 9:59 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

yeah and as horny as 'em too eek

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/13/world/europe/spain-san-fermin-festival-arrests-sexual-assault.html?_r=0

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2016 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

yeah and as horny as 'em too eek

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/13/world/europe/spain-san-fermin-festival-arrests-sexual-assault.html?_r=0


Like I already said: dangerous.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2016 - 10:29 AM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Well I guess I'm kinda back to Hemingway per "Papa's own assertion." Am now rereading Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Completed. Amazing thing to read again after the first go-round forty+ years ago. Like so much else as age advances, get a perspective beyond an impressionable teenager's. Can't think of a better way to proceed after reading a Twain bio.

Need a break. Will head back to EH short stories on the fly.

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2016 - 5:17 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Starting a re-read of The Garden of Eden. I was going to give the film adaptation a look, but it's so obviously going to be awful. wink

 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2016 - 2:25 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Hunter S. Thompson's Wife Returns Antlers He Stole from Hemingway's Home:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-hunter-s-thompson-antlers-ernest-hemingway-20160819-story.html

Yes, Hunter S. Thompson, another globetrotting author, alcohol and firearms enthusiast who struggled with depression and eventually took his own life.

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2016 - 3:37 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Howard, since we're the only Hemingway fans here, I thought you'd be interested in this book:

Everybody Behaves Badly: The True Story Behind Hemingway's Masterpiece The Sun Also Rises

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0544276000/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=38OM5Z5SEZH2D&coliid=I1XAC490PNCZCI

I hope Lesley Blume's book isn't the usual predictable reactionary feminist claptrap. It has received largely positive reviews, though.


It's getting tremendous reviews. smile Here's a pretty long Vanity Fair excerpt on the whole bloody affair:

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2016/05/the-true-story-of-the-booze-bullfights-and-brawls-that-inspired-ernest-hemingways-the-sun-also-rises

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2016 - 12:08 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Oh man reading that review makes me want to go on a full scale EH bacchanal.

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2016 - 1:14 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Oh man reading that review makes me want to go on a full scale EH bacchanal.

At the severe risk of sounding like a Hem-ogonist, did you see the photo of the author on that Amazon link? She's gaw-jus! eek

She probably knows it, too.

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2016 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Since the author looks like she does, then she *definitely* knows it.

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2017 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"I drink to make other people more interesting."

~Ernest Hemingway

For Christmas, I received the DVD for the 2008 film, The Garden of Eden. Despite the largely negative reviews--I consider the rational criticisms, but still prefer to make my own judgments--I enjoyed the film. Jack "Ben-Hur" Huston is excellent in this, and is probably a much better actor than the films in which he appears. He'll end up becoming the David Warner of his generation. Mena Suvari gives a game performance as well, and Caterina Murino is suitably ethnic. wink

Lovely cinematography, costumes, and Satie/Copland-inspired score by a chap called Roger JuliĆ  that I wouldn't mind owning, should it ever see a legitimate release.

Time for some very dry Martinis...and maybe even some Absinthe. It makes everything easier...seem easier. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2017 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Love it. Hemingway is best partaken the more fatalistic the mood.

Last week I re-read A Day's Wait and A Clean, Well-Lighted Place for the umpteenth time.

 
 Posted:   Jan 12, 2017 - 5:17 PM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place and Big Two Hearted River may be the best short stories ever written.

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2017 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Love it. Hemingway is best partaken the more fatalistic the mood.

Last week I re-read A Day's Wait and A Clean, Well-Lighted Place for the umpteenth time.


Atta boy, Howard! You've become the old waiter or maybe even the lonely customer in the cafe. Last stop: The Old Man and the Bridge, or for the young morons at the olde FSM Boarde, The Capitol of the World.

I love me some Hemingway-inspired depression and ennui. Throw in some Allenesque Chronic Dissatisfaction, and the next bottle of Pernod will be on me.

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2017 - 6:43 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place and Big Two Hearted River may be the best short stories ever written.

I could add about six more Hemingway short stories to that, but I agree.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2017 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

You've become the old waiter or maybe even the lonely customer in the cafe.

Always fancied m'self with the look in Michael York's eyes while nursing a drink at the Kit Kat Klub.

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2017 - 12:07 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

You've become the old waiter or maybe even the lonely customer in the cafe.

Always fancied m'self with the look in Michael York's eyes while nursing a drink at the Kit Kat Klub.


Good ol' Weimar Howie, as we referred to you back then...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2017 - 1:14 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Or as the guy said at the beginning of Casablanca, "What an amusing little fellow!"

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2017 - 3:34 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Have you watched Hemingway and Gellhorn? It was the film that finally convinced me that Nicole Kidman is a great actress. I've also lightened up on ol' Clive Owen, as well. Sure, the movie makes too much use of "Viva La Quince Brigada", but I was long used to the song thanks to Pete Seeger's 1963 Carnegie Hall album.

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2017 - 3:42 PM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place and Big Two Hearted River may be the best short stories ever written.

I could add about six more Hemingway short stories to that, but I agree.


And I would probably agree with you on your added six. For me, Hemingway's real talent was for short stories. I have read them all several times.

 
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