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Imagewoofie
Jun 7, 2011 1:32 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Ok, how 'bout a nice SF novel from a few years back?
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 7, 2011 2:00 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Asimov? or Heinlein?
Hilarious!
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagewoofie
Jun 7, 2011 2:32 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Nah, nah. Copyright is 1985. Post-apocalyptic theme.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 7, 2011 4:09 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Oh jeez... isn't everything now?
Ringo?
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagewoofie
Jun 7, 2011 4:17 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
The author is an astrophysicist, if that helps. And parts of the book were originally published in a magazine.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 7, 2011 5:06 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Hawking?
I just stared reading these mags this year... Susan?
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagewoofie
Jun 7, 2011 6:59 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Ah, another hint. The book was made into a movie in 1998......poorly.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 7, 2011 7:14 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
A bad post apocalyptic film... do you know on principle I don't go see bad films?

I'll have to think about this over dinner...
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagewoofie
Jun 7, 2011 7:57 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
On principle, I don't go see films at all. Isn't that why god created dvds? Hilarious!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Imageherbie43
Jun 7, 2011 8:23 PM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Wappingers Falls N.Y.
Zone 6b
just got backl from rutland visiting my grand daughter. i don't know what i am glong to do. i only rad bookswhile a work and now that i'm retired i haven't touched the two books i have at home as i am waiting to rad them when i have my knee surgery.
visit http://www.cookfromtheheart.com
frank
Life is to short to eat rice cakes
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 7, 2011 9:28 PM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Wait a minute... are you talking about that one w/the earthquake in LA? Or somewhere in CA anyway. Like there was a huge monster underground causing it?
I don't even watch bad movies at home.... Help me. There's too many good ones to waste my time on the stinkers.
Got the first season of Star Trek this week.... Whistling
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagelakesidecallas
Jun 7, 2011 10:01 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
The Postman by Brin?
Imagelakesidecallas
Jun 7, 2011 10:03 PM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
I've been working a lot outside, trying to get my plants moved out of the greenhouse before they all fry.
Woofie, what is SF?

Contact, by Sagan?
porkpal
Jun 8, 2011 7:18 AM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Science Fiction?
Porkpal
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 8, 2011 8:13 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Oh, I vote for Postman... I do remember that was supposed to be a very disappointing movie. Pity, 'cause it was a fine book.

Is Contact Sci Fi?

I've got to get out & turn a new bed. The sun was blood red this morning for an hour after sunrise, due to the smoke from the AZ fire. Pretty intense! Can't see the mountains 10 miles up the road right now.
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagewoofie
Jun 8, 2011 8:46 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Aww, you guys are no fun. Guessed that one way too quickly. Yes, The Postman. It was originally published as a short in Asimov's SF Mag. And, ahem, the proper abbreviation for Science Fiction is SF, NOT Sci Fi. Grumpy purist here. Glare
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Imagelakesidecallas
Jun 8, 2011 10:30 AM CST
Name: Susan B
East TN
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

I can't believe I guessed one! As soon as I read your first clue, it popped into my head.

Jay, are you thinking of Cloverfield? We hated the first 5 minutes but by the end we really liked it.
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 8, 2011 10:51 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
Hurray! Yeah, Susan! Hurray!
Honestly, I have no idea what I was thinking of. Just your basic stupid disaster film, might even have had the original name of 'Earthquake'.

SF is the abbreviation for San Francisco...
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=sf

or you can add periods (s.f.) & then it's something we don't want to hear about...
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=s.f.
but might explain a thing or two,

or you can go the SF AMZ route...
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=SF AMZ

But in today's world, if you wanna talk about science fiction, then you use sci fi...
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=sci fi

You need to update your software, dear dinosaur.
Big Grin
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.
Imagewoofie
Jun 8, 2011 11:33 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
Tell me again how you pronounce "fiction."
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
ImageDonkeyJay
Jun 8, 2011 11:55 AM CST
Name: Jay
northeastern New Mexico
Zone 5b, in the foothills @ 7100'
It ain't gonna work... update or be doomed to hoary old age w/hair growing out your ears. Hilarious!
I have little confidence in any enterprise or business or investment that promises dividends only after the death of the stockholders.

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