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Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 6:23pmSanction this postReply
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Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 6:27pmSanction this postReply
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Irfan, the French have dropped the ball on a lot more than Iraq, and I probably will continue French-bashing. However, I fully agree with your post. War are death are not appropriate subjects for humor. I. too, was offended.

Barbara



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Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 6:45pmSanction this postReply
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Irfan, on another subject entirely:

I have just read the description you wrote of yourself at Solohq. Among other things, you wrote:

"I regard Brandenís The Passion of Ayn Rand (both the book and the film) to be insulting and subversive of rational discourse."

You added:

"An Objectivist movement worthy of the name has to get beyond such attitudes; I make no apologies about the need to be explicit about that fact."

Yes, an Objectivist movement worthy of the name does have to get beyond damning without justifying. Such an attitude is unworthy of someone calling himself a philosopher. Rational discourse requires discourse.

I am not suggesting that discourse take place on Solo, where it has no relevance. But if you wish to email me, my address is: BBranden1@aol.com. You know, of course, that the writer of the book almost never has any control over the film made from that book. And I wonder, have you really read all of my book? (Leonard Peikoff swears he never has read it, despite his trumpeting of his opinion of it.)

Barbara



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Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 7:32pmSanction this postReply
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Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 8:24pmSanction this postReply
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Irfan,

Since you are now on friendly terms with Ms. Branden, an explanation is due to me as to why you had to insult me on SOLO.
You have my e-mail address.

Michelle Cohen




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Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 9:55pmSanction this postReply
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Shortest Book contender:
What Would Howard Roark Do?

"The first mistake, reader, is asking me..."

Maybe not the shortest book, but some light reading...famous Jewish Athletes?



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Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 11:23pmSanction this postReply
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Irfan, I look forward to hearing from you.

Barbara



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Saturday, October 16, 2004 - 11:33pmSanction this postReply
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Joe M, I swear that there was a famous Jewish athlete -- but I can't remember his name or his sport. If I can find out, you'll be the first to know.

Barbara



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Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 6:20amSanction this postReply
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Mark Spitz...is that correct?

Seriously, as an admirer of the Jewish people, I would have liked the pamphlet from "AIRPLANE!" to have been updated to a monograph by now.



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Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 6:35amSanction this postReply
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Joe M, you wrote "Mark Spitz...is that correct?"

No, I don't believe he was the one I read about. Do you realize what that means? There must be TWO of them!

What is "the pamphlet from Airplane?"

Barbara



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Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 6:52amSanction this postReply
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Barbara, in the movie Airplane, which is full of such offbeat humor, a stewardess is passing out reading material, and someone asks for some light reading. The stewardess hands her a pamphlet entitled Famous Jewish Athletes.

But the list is growing, at least :)



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Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 6:59amSanction this postReply
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Came across this when googling Airplane jewish sports:




http://www.concentric.net/%7Ecarfax/beholder/2004/beholder0408.html




"Yes, there are Israeli olympians. Have been for quite a long time now.

Of course, "Olympics" is Greek for "Maccabiah", the longtime Israeli sports competition.





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Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 11:38amSanction this postReply
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Ron Bloomberg, first baseman for the immortal New York Yankees some thirty years ago..(okay, I am stretching a little..)



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Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 12:02pmSanction this postReply
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Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 1:25pmSanction this postReply
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Perhaps Irfan could simply list all those people with whom he is yet to fall out - it should be a short list, and would make it so much easier for us all.

No wonder he's such a fan of angry music. :-)

Oh yes, just to stay on topic: Harold Abrahams. :-)




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Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 3:56pmSanction this postReply
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Very well, Irfan. I have no choice but to assume that for you, being an Israeli is a worse sin than writing "The Passion of Ayn Rand."  So you lost the friendship of one sympathetic Israeli, but this is your problem, not mine.




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Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 4:38pmSanction this postReply
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It's a miracle! I found long lists of Jewish athletes on the Internet. (I'm almost disappointed.)

Sandy Koufax, Lyle Alzado, Max Baer (uncertain), Amy Alcott. Should I list Barry Horowitz, who had the most losses of any wrestler whose name is known?

Barbara



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Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 9:08pmSanction this postReply
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Also Hank Greenberg and Rod Carew (converted).



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Monday, October 18, 2004 - 12:24amSanction this postReply
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So there you are! . . . Where, I don't know.

Barbara



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Monday, October 18, 2004 - 9:19amSanction this postReply
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ok, with the Jewish Famous athlete list growing to Olympic proportions, here are some other contenders for shortest book:

The Worlds Shortest Books
- Guide to proper nutrition by Ghandi
- Acheiving World Peace by Saddam Hussein
- Oil Tank Leek Prevention guide by Exxon
- "Moderation" by Bill Gates
- "My Plan To Find The Real Killers" by OJ Simpson
- "To All The Men I've Loved Before" by Ellen DeGeneres
- "The Book of Virtues" by Bill Clinton
- The Difference between Reality and Dilbert
- Human Rights Advances in China
- "Things I Wouldn't Do for Money" by Dennis Rodman
- Al Gore: The Wild Years
- America's Most Popular Lawyers
- Career Opportunities for Liberal Arts Majors
- Detroit - A Travel Guide
- Different Ways to Spell "Bob"
- Dr. Kevorkian's Collection of Motivational Speeches
- Easy UNIX
- Ethiopian Tips on World Dominance
- Everything Men Know About Women
- Everything Women Know About Men
- French Hospitality
- George Foreman's Big Book of Baby Names
- "How to Sustain a Musical Career" by Art Garfunkel
- Mike Tyson's Guide to Dating Etiquette
- One Hundred and One Spotted Owl Recipes by the EPA
- Staple Your Way to Success
- The Amish Phone Directory
- The Engineer's Guide to Fashion



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