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ITT: Good books

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>>604153681
Serious question here
I read 1984 about a month ago after I've been hearing about it on 4chan for a couple of years actually.
Beside the concept of the story and the world it is played in, whats so good about this book ? I enjoyed part 3 the most. As soon as they got caught the book finally started to get good in my opinion.
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>>604154234
not OP but i basically agree, it was kinda a slow take off novel for me too. The ending though was completely worth it imo
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>>604153681
>>>/pol/
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>>604153681
Here's some more hipster shit.
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the audiobook, read by Stephen Fry, was pretty fucking good
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>>604153681
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>>604153681
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>>604155094
That's hipster shit?

pff, please
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>>604155227
yeah. That.
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>>604155254
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This is my personal favorite book of all time.
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Overbearing tyranny < distracted to mental exhaustion

or

1984 < Brave new World
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>>604155421
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>>604155469
was just about to post this then said dup file exists
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>>604153681
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No one understands 1984 anymore. When it was written people trusted scientists and government way more. Cats Cradle is much better.
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I have to say, more than any others, Harry Potter books made me the person i am today. I know it's embarassing to admit, but it's true
there
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>>604155496
i was waiting for someone to post this
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>>604155867
>When it was written people trusted scientists and government way more
People still do, just they pick and choose who and what to trust with greater scrutiny, for better or worse.
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>>604156038
...
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>>604153681
Brave new world is so much more plausible.
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saddest fucking book i've ever read
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>>604156214
What I meant was it was written in the context of Britain in the 1940's. Its no long relevant, but it was a good book for most of the 20th century.
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>>604156038
you shouldn't be embarassed. most people that don't understand what you're saying haven't read the books at all.

also:
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>>604156809
>doublethink
>fight racism and oppression
>to achieve this oppress white
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>>604155424
My nigga

This series, especially from Speaker for the Dead onward, really changed the way I look at the world. People who stop reading after finishing the first book really are doing themselves a disservice by missing out on the real powerful message Card was trying to put forth.
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>>604155094
>>604155360
Catcher in the Rye is without a doubt one of the most loved hipster books.

I hate I enjoyed the book and have to deal with faggots dressed up as holden caulfield in the winter where i live

RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE
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>>604156838
That book depresses me deeply. Fucking pigs.
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Made a grown man cry.
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>>604156838
i know, you're right
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>>604156838
>blatant and unfounded anti communist anti Bolshevistic propaganda, only instituted as a "school book" to brainwash kids into political dogma

stuff like this book being required reading in the USA school system is what caused your fucked up look at socialised medicine etc
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>>604153681
Awesome Trilogy by Brent Weeks
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>>604157222
Retarded Leftist detected.
I'm left but at least not this retarded.
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>>604157222
what a waste of trips....

I bet you are a sjw faggot too
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The Little Prince
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>>604157324
Im actually centrist, but i know a Trumanesque doctrine when i see it...
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>>604154234
What hit me the hardest was the hopelesness of the characters and the very fine links that can be made with todays' world. Not trying to be edgy with "muh oppression" but in a way, we are in a "one-way thought era". What we casually say on 4chan, we'd go to jail for saying in public and so one is forced to smile benevolently at so many things one hates and that are destroying society the way it has always worked.
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>>604157250
Been meaning to pick this up. Is it actually good?
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>>604157386
I think to enjoy this book you either have to be a parent or a pedo
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>>604157477
"Trumanesque"

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh boy. Did you just start junior college?
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Tfw you accidently order a revision book of 1984 instead of the actual. Smh fam
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Devil in the White City. Best book I've read in a couple of years.
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>>604157547
Its great. I loved it , have reread it multiple times

I got to talk to Brent Weeks, he said hes waiting a few years before he sells it off for a possible movie

I PRAY HE DOES!
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>>604157484
also :

The book is a lot better than the movie and teaches many lessons in cunning and subtlety.

I learned a lot about social dilemmas and how to solve them there.
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>>604157556
or to enjoy life lessons...
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>>604157556
That is a strange way to look at a classic.
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>>604157222
relax bro.

you don't have to take it as a propaganda book solely against communism or other sorts of government.

for me it's about injustice and how injustice can find its way into our lives without us realizing.

also:
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>>604156374
Brave New World is so much more accurate
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>>604157222
Orwell was a communist before being disillusioned... I truly doubt he wrote this for any rightist master...
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The old man and the sea is the book that impressed me the most.
Also, Kafka's trial scared the shit out of me. I love reading horror literature, I have no trouble reading stuff like The voice in the night by Hodgson or Lovecraft's stories but The trial really got me.
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>>604157113
whats it about ?
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>>604158142
oh fuck old man and the sea!

First "grown up" book i read as a child. MEMORIES NIGGA

Also

Call it Courage? Anyone?
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>>604157560
i actually dont live in the USA but worked there couple years for TEXACO oil company.
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>>604156374
Sure, in a world of unending ressources and carefully controlled reproductive cycles.

In the china-ward world we live in, 1984 is more likely.
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Read this at christmas and really enjoyed it
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>>604157113
FUCK YES

God damn the feels
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>>604158196
Nigga! I didnt question your nationality or your job

I just implied whatever the junior college is in your country, thats MAYBE the level of your "education"
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>>604158102
>but he clearly did write the book
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>>604158323
it is not, bachelor in biochemistry and equalised academic master in petrochemistry (trough evening classes)

Isn't junior college like 12 to 15y?
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>>604155570
This
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>>604155469
Island is better
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>edgy teen protagonist
>wincest
>protagonist who can count to potato
>cats
>johnny walker sperglord
>reverse trap

its like this book was made for /b/tards
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>>604154074
u read Lila too?
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>>604158328
errr. yes ? His style is very peculiar and he came forward admitting the motives for writing said book.

Now if you'd rather believe there was some complex conspiracy to make him switch board under threat, that's fine too, but he could have done a lot worse of a job if he was being coerced.
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>>604158517
NIGGA! You were a fucking monkey with a wrench dont lie
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The best I've ever read, alongside with Cyrano de Bergerac.
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>>604158684
no, the point i originally made was that the only reason its one of the books kids have to read in the USA is because of the red scare... its a decent book, but by far not up to par with the other classics.
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>>604158907
true. I enjoyed the book but cannot call it a "Classic". Maybe it's too recent for that though. I don't know what the future will think of it.
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>>604153681
If you like 1984 you should give Fahrenheit: 451 a look, not as good but pretty similar ideas
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Is the Ender's Game book any good?

Havent seen the movie
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>>604158793
>monkey with a wrench
There are no monkeys with wrenches in petrochemistry... if there are we would have again Chisso type accident every day...

only highly educated and motivated staff in this job, others dont make it past applications
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>>604159238
if you like psychological mind games on preteens, then yea

its pretty fucked up tho...
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One of my personal favorites, takes awhile to get going, but so good overall
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>>604159213
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>>604159238
Way better than the movie
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The Man in the High Castle
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The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
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this
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>>604160270

At what point does this book get good? It's sitting on the floor of my car right now because I couldn't get past how shit the first couple of chapters were and literally dropped it in the middle of a sentence. Actually hadn't thought about it until just now, so it's probably crammed up under the seat.
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>>604158676
never did, no. How is it?
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>>604159547
that is such a shit comment. EVERY book is better than the Movie
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>>604160723
Not "Jaws." Or "Behind the Candelabra."
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>>604160933
OK, you got me there. But like 98% of the time
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>>604160723
ehh, that's a bold statement

>trainspotting
>a scanner darkly
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>>604160986
fair enough
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>>604161015
>>604160986
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>>604154626
Come on, this seems to be written by a retard. I read it because of what it is, but damn it was a chore. So poorly written. I'm good with "offensive" content, but this shit was just terrible.
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mfw i read pic related for the first time at 22 fucking years of age, and loved it
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>>604160723
Generally yes, I'd agree with that, but in this case, it's a pretty large quality difference between the two.
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This right here is the best.
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>>604161473
i used to jerk off to the film
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Fuck, doesn't anyone rad last the 8th grade level?
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>>604161551
So, the movies better than the book.
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>>604161551
b-but they're kids
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A must read if you like to laugh.
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>>604161648
the original one yeah, lots of supple, pale british boys running around naked and half naked

>>604161711
12yo boys like having their dicks sucked as much as 72yo men, so?
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>>604161711
He was jerking it to the pig head.
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>>604161319
20 at the time and same. Lewis Carroll is a master.
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>>604161595
the documentary was way better
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This book is fucked up... These guys were maniacs.
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>>604156838
I keep hearing about this book and need motivation to actually read it; What is it about?
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Cant believe anyone hasnt posted some Michael Crichton novels. Some of the best sci fi out there.
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reading books is for faggots
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The Children of Húrin is the goddamn best book I´ve ever read.
Matt Ruffs´ Fool on the Hill is near perfect if you like modern fairytales.
Wheel of Time is pretty much fantasy in perfection.
If you don´t mind looking like a weeb, The Book of 5 Rings is a fantastic read, too...or actually many to most asian philosphy related books. They´re damn intense, even if you don´t agree with their philosophy.
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>>604158882
Definitely one of the classics. I was especially a fan of the dark humor that ran through the main character as it really helped the tonal shifts throughout the story.
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>>604161911
I thought the documentary was about the making of Apocalypse Now?
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Check em
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>>604155619
So devistated he fucking died.
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>>604162003
A faggot would know, faggot.
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fifa 15
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>>604162060
yea but still, it's the same story
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>>604161944
Kind of hard to sum up but it's only about 80~ pages I think so it's really easy to burn through in a weekend.
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>>604162050
WoT was good, but it's a hell of a slog through 7/8/9. Too long, too many characters to keep track of. Ending also disappoint, but pretty much as expected.

Didn't go through thread, but obligatory Dresden Files.
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>>604161979
This. Jurassic Park is slightly different from the movie, and better for it. My favorite from Michael Crichiton is still the Great Train Robbery.
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>>604162214
I had this inner image of a 2500-page monster of a book.. Shit. Well, I'll definately read it now!

Btw, Game of Thrones rocks.
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>>604162146
you won
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>>604154074
Great choice
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>>604155441
Read Demian and liked quite a bit.
I'm certain I could read it again several times and notice new things every time.
I've read Siddharta aswell and liked it even more.

At the time being I've read five out the seven books in the series by Castaneda, and they are like nothing I've ever come across nefore.
Some of the things he brings up completely blows my mind to bits.
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>>604162124
>>604155619
Give Robert Rankin a try. Pratchett did support him when he started writing and frankly? He´s better - and evne if you prefer Pratchett, he´ll definitely help you to come over his death.
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>>604162146
yes
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>>604158190
Retard gets medicine to make him smart. Medicine works until it doesn't.
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>>604162170
What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, kiddo.
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No mein kampf?

>disappoint.
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>>604162448
I only got like 15 pages in.
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Great plot, great characters, funny, suspenseful; probably one of my favorite books.
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>>604162196
I guess you didn't read Heart of Darkness then...
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>y'all just lost
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I'm currently reading this I'm not going to lie I heard of it through Bioshock bit it's amazing.
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>>604158882
light of my life, fire of my loins. Lo li ta. Three syllables taking a trip of three from the palate to the tip of the tongue.
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>>604162448
Hitler was a better painter than writer
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>>604162407
Who the fuck do you fucking think you are, you fucking faggot cock sucker? I dont give a fucking rats asshole if you're a Navy Seal or not. All you fucking faggots do is sit around snorting cocaine and jerking each other off to pictures of each others wives. You fucking gay ass faggot mother fucking dick head piece of shit. Please send the storm my way. I am a 4 time purple belt in Mixed Martial Arts, I could kill all of you faggots with my left nut. You think that fucking people are supposed to be intimidated by your hollow threats of fucking someone up? Let me tell you something faggot, I will find you. I will cut out your fucking eyeballs with a spoon and stick them in your asshole so you can watch yourself take my dick up your ass while I'm raping you, Fucking queer. You don't know who the fuck I am. Wanna know how much of a sick mother fucker I am? Ask Chuck Norris' wife. She couldn't even take the tip of my cock in her ass without screaming. Chuck Norris is a BITCH to me, and you're nothing but a speck of sand in the desert you're stationed in, to Chuck. So what does that make you compared to me? Nothing. You are fucking NOTHING. You're not even a fucking ATOM compared to me you fucking dick sucker. So before you send your arsenal off cock sucking faggot Navy bitches, why don't you stop and ask yourself, "Is it really worth it? Do I want to put myself, my friends, and my family in danger, because I don't know when to shut the fuck up?". Then answer the question by saying no and moving on with your pathetic excuse of a life, you fag.
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>>604162523
Goddamnit, everything by Moers is just fantastic, but Rumo is the best.
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>>604158882
It's more amazing he's ESL and wrote something that beautiful.
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>>604153681
Freddie Mercury was Big Brother?

mindblown.webm
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