Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by acura9927, Dec 20, 2012.
Now isn't this pretty cool.
Got it off e - - b --- a ---y
1) No, it's not very cool. People will think you're shallow and insubstantial if you consider this something important for people to know about you. Bright girls will wonder why you don't have "I'd rather be reading Proust" or something similarly more mature on your plate. The thing is a bit juvenile.
2) What does it mean, anyway?? You'd rather be playing tennis than sitting in traffic?? Really!!
What does it matter, the worlds ending
This. Only 4 more hours.
I'd put it on my car.
Holy cow you must be the wall holder at parties.
A van at the club has this plate
So you are saying... Playing tennis is better than having sex?
I think that plate was sold out.
Off topic, but have you ever read Proust? I've read "Swann's Way" twice and had a hell of a time of it. Just couldn't bring myself to read the other 6(?) parts of "Remembrance of things past". Such a unique writing style.
It's not as bad as reading Joyce (and if anyone tells me they understand Ulysses without help from an outside source, I'm calling that person a liar), but its hard enough.
As for the license plate holder........I guess I'd rather not be telling people I'd rather be be playing tennis myself.
"Unique" is not how I'd describe it . I've been an eighth of the way through Swann's Way for 6 years now! Every time, I have to start from the beginning, and then Marcel describes his problem falling asleep and then Mr. Swann comes to tea. Again and again and again, and then I curse "Marcel, Damn you and your petite madeleines!" .
Joyce is completely nuts, especially in Ulysses and Finnegan's Wake. Haven't finished either one of those, unfortunately. Am thinking of tackling Dubliners first, as it seems like a more normal book.
I'd be cool with that plate. People just read too much into it, and then the fun is gone.
If you want to have even the slightest clue about what is going on in Ulysses, I think this Teaching Company course is your best bet. My local library has a copy. It really did help me a lot.
Proust is tough to stick with as he remembers this and that and describes it in such interesting detail. Nothing really much "happens" though. It's just not your normal novel. You really have to commit to living in "Proust's world" when you sit down to read. Certainly takes an interesting mind to write like that.
Thanks. I should check this out.
I always approached it like an autobiography rather than a story or novel. I consider myself a patient reader, but reading Proust -- and not being able to keep at it --- has shown me that I shouldn't be too smug about my patience .
Best license plate I ever saw was when I was about 10yrs old, it said; "Work is for people who don't know how to play tennis". 20 years later and working as a tennis coach I have to say I agree :-D
My car says "FREE CANDY" on it.
Mine says "In tennis, love means nothing"
Chicks dig tennis...great plate holder.
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You could drive there with your "cool" license plate frame!!
Dude, I am sorry for calling you a wall holder at parties. You dont have to go to another thread of mine and bring this up. How about I ignore you and you ignore me? Peace?
Wow - how pretentious can one get? griping about the lack of a "mature" license plate frame? Does that even exist? Also any females that would get turned on by a "I read Proust" frame is sure as hell not one I'd want to meet........jeez I can see her now......Velma from the Scooby Gang!
Dude.......it's cool. Enjoy.
It takes certain courage to assert yourself in this fashion. I don't think I could ever have a license plate frame or even a sticker on my car. I don't even have the courage to wear a red t-shirt on a tennis court.
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