Thursday, 14 July 2016

Books

I sliced one of my fingers so typing this hurts, yes I use all 10 fingers and by taking one finger out of action, the whole thing goes to shit.

I recently read House Atreides, House Harkonnen, House Corrino and the original Dune. Before that it was some Dickens, Dostoevski and a slew of quirky sci fi books.  I noticed that Lenny Dykstra had a book out and he tossed a few insults to Mickey Rourke so I had to get that book. After reading all those books that required a little thought, it was so nice to read something simple and entertaining.

If you like baseball, this is the book for you. It gives good insight into steroids, pain killers and lots of other drugs. It also gives excellent details on some famous games. All in all, it is a very fun book to read.

I had forgot how enjoyable it was reading biographies from athletes. Good old only Lenny gives a great description of a major league ball player's life and times. I recognized almost all the players he mentioned so it was great reading about their quirks and getting behind the scenes details on the inner workings of baseball. Just a fun book to read. I'll be reading more biographies from athletes.

God bless the library. I picked up a few rolling stones dvds and was expecting them to in poor shape, imagining that they had being played whilst people drank and partied but surprise, surprise, they were in pristine condition. Either they were being checked out by anally retentive boomers, or maybe everyone is streaming this stuff on the net. I wasn't particularly impressed with  scorsese's "shine the light." It was "Sweet Summer Fun" from Hyde Park that tickled my fancy. It's from 2013 so the Stones were old men but they certainly seemed to find the fountain of youth. (or some very professional pharmacology)



billy says he loves you sons of bitches.

13 comments:

  1. I really like biographies of all sorts! Currently reading a Norman Rockwell biography. I have a collection of about 60 Hemmingway biographies, which is really one if two collections I have (the other is clarinets of all sorts... Some I keep as is.... Some I tear apart, rebuild, and rework).

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    1. it's also nice to read an autobiography and then compare it to a biography. clarinet was my instrument in the high school bad. i chose it because it would be easy to carry around.

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  2. Library aren't they the bomb.
    Coffee is on

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    1. and we pay a lot of property taxes to fund the libraries so we should take advantage of them.

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    1. shit kickers? the stones or ball players?

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  4. The guy on the cover the beefiest looking bulldog I've seen in a long time. Is that the best physique for baseball? I would have guessed he was an American footballer. 'Gimme Shelter' is my favourite Rolling Stones song.

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    1. lenny weighed 160 pounds and would drop to 150 during the long grueling season. so he undertook a steroid regimen and beefed up to about 190 pounds.

      take a look at the height and weight of major league pitchers. most of them are monsters.

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  5. most of the biographies that I keep are sports people..mostly football or baseball..mostly cowboys or the dodgers..

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    1. try some wrestler's biographies. bret hart, under the mat is excellent.

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  6. Good old Lenny Dykstra. He was always one of my favorite players growing because he played the game like it might be his last and gave it his all. Thanks for the recommendation, Mr. Rosewater. I will have to check it out.

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  7. I am afraid that I can't move around like that anymore, bless them!

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