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Flirting with Friedrich

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-10-22 00:18

[First published in The Free Radical]

"Be Thou Thyself, that which thou art!"

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Illiberal Nietzsche — by F L Light on Sun, 2006-10-22 04:00

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Changes at KASSless

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-10-20 23:27

Trustee Changes: Bob Poole Joins Board, Kelley Elected Chairman!

October 20, 2006 -- The Atlas Society, with its Objectivist Center, announces changes in its Board of Trustees.

We've added an exciting new member: Bob Poole. Bob established the Reason Foundation in 1978 and for years was editor of Reason magazine.

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Oh dear — by Kenny on Sun, 2006-10-22 21:40

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Smearer-in-Chief Ups the Ante

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-10-20 07:40

In the thread here about Plagiarist Pross's depiction of Diana naked on O-Lying, I asked SOLOists who can bring themselves to plunge into that sewer to keep me posted as to whether Barbara Branden, Lying's resident Namblaphile-defender, responded to my question here re her demand that I denounce Craig Biddle, Yaron Brook and sundry other "lepers of Objectivism," on pain of being deemed to be a "leper" myself ... this in the wake of Biddle's Objectivist Standard article on how best to deal with Islamo-Fascism. I've just been told that Barbara has not responded to my question, but has seen fit to post this:

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Hahahaha! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-10-22 01:31
James — by LWHALL on Sun, 2006-10-22 01:09
LW — by James S. Valliant on Sat, 2006-10-21 20:43

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The Linz and Don Show

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-10-18 21:23

New Zealand's likely next Prime Minister, National Party leader Don Brash and I proved Oscar Wilde wrong this morning, if I may be so immodest as to say so myself.

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Sorry Guys ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-10-20 09:20
I would also love to hear — by Sandi on Wed, 2006-10-18 22:34
Raconteur... — by Marcus on Wed, 2006-10-18 22:18

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Hahahaaaa!!!!!!!!!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-10-12 21:55

I got called in to Parliament at short notice to be Radio Live's commentator for yesterday's release of the Auditor-General's report on illegal election spending by political parties.

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You read my mind — by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2006-10-12 22:58
Well Dunc ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-10-12 22:56
And what's the bet this — by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2006-10-12 22:52

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DSL!!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-10-11 02:03

I don't know how you're managing it but the post you're putting up is sending the rest of the page spastic. Please minimise & simplify font variations, make sure you close bold, italics & the like & make sure there's a break in the Preview version before posting so that the whole thing doesn't appear on the front page.

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X — by l on Wed, 2006-10-11 02:28

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From Quent Cordair Fine Art

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-10-08 22:26

We are pleased to announce the Quent Cordair Fine Art, 2008 Arts Cruise, January 6-13, 2008, aboard Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas sailing from Galveston.


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Humour In Extremis (From the "Do I Really Need to Know This?" File)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-10-05 09:12

Parental Advisory: Contains intimate medical references, and outright smut. Discretion recommended.

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Good news to be in the clear Linz — by Sandi on Mon, 2006-10-09 03:38
Next Time I'll Skip the Sedation — by Ted Keer on Fri, 2006-10-06 02:03
Oh well ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-10-05 11:03

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Stepping Down ... And Stepping Up!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-10-03 02:10

Twelve years and seventy-one issues after launching it, I have decided to step down as editor of The Free Radical.

When I say, as I often do, that The Free Radical is the world’s sassiest, KASSiest Objecti-libertarian magazine, I mean it. It is. It has a grunt and humour lacking in all the others. It is, in George Reisman’s words, “a magazine of rare courage and intellect.” It is, in Paul Holmes’ words, “angry, funny and intelligent—just like its editor.” I am inordinately proud of my baby. So why am I relinquishing fatherhood?

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Scotty — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-10-12 08:36
History — by Scott Wilson on Tue, 2006-10-10 08:58
Incidentally ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-10-06 23:25

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Pres. Bush's September 11 Address

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-09-12 08:58

"This struggle has been called a clash of civilizations. In truth, it is a struggle for civilization. We are fighting to maintain the way of life enjoyed by free nations. And we're fighting for the possibility that good and decent people across the Middle East can raise up societies based on freedom and tolerance and personal dignity. We are now in the early hours of this struggle between tyranny and freedom."

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Words and Deeds — by AdamReed on Wed, 2006-09-13 21:39
Aviation — by Prima Donna on Wed, 2006-09-13 10:36
Richard — by Lanza Morio on Wed, 2006-09-13 06:06

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Timely Thoughts ...

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-09-10 10:24

"I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York's skyline.

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Tony Robinson — by Kenny on Sun, 2006-09-10 17:49
Similar thoughts from Jeremy Clarkson — by Marcus on Sun, 2006-09-10 17:24

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Original Sin & 9/11: Politically Incorrect Show Editorial, Sept 18, 2001

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-09-10 09:57

"This homily is not a hymn to self-sacrifice. It is a hymn to the spirit of man, the spirit that loves life, and strives with unimaginable heroism to reclaim and reaffirm it when it is under threat from those who hate it and would destroy the people and things that make anything worthy of the name 'life' possible."

The Politically Incorrect Show—September 18, 2001

[Music - Die Fledermaus]


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Peikoff on Black Tuesday

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-09-10 09:50

Fifty Years of Appeasement Led to Black Tuesday

Wednesday, September 12, 2001

By: Leonard Peikoff

Fifty years of increasing American appeasement in the Mideast have led to fifty years of increasing contempt in the Muslim world for the United States. The inevitable climax was the tens of thousands of deaths on September 11, 2001--the blackest day in our history, so far. The Palestinians, among others, responded by dancing in the streets and handing out candy.

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It was originally thought — by Fred Weiss on Mon, 2006-09-11 14:14
Yes Kevin, it is true... — by Marcus on Mon, 2006-09-11 13:13
Lindsay... — by Kevin on Mon, 2006-09-11 07:22

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SOLO's Declaration of War!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-09-06 08:13

As the fifth anniversary approaches of the pre-eminent attack in recent times by Islamo-Fascist filth on western civilization, President Bush has reminded his countrymen they are still at war. "Bin Laden and his terrorist allies have made their intentions as clear as Lenin and Hitler before them. The question is 'Will we listen? Will we pay attention to what these evil men say?'"

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A Couple of Corrections & A Translation — by jriggenbach on Sun, 2006-09-10 20:33
Linz , Peron and ISIL — by Kenny on Sun, 2006-09-10 10:16
Self -abusing Sandi... — by Kevin on Sun, 2006-09-10 08:04

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It Lives! The KASSless Society Lives! (?)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2006-09-02 01:23

Report from the Front: Happy Labor Day: We're All Workers!

Happy Labor Day: We're All Workers!

by Edward Hudgins

When Congress declared Labor Day a national holiday in 1894 it marked not only a celebration by workers but a division of Americans into groups often seen as opposed to one another.

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Sold out — by Craig Ceely on Sun, 2006-09-10 20:29
> I'm not a fan of — by PhilipC on Fri, 2006-09-08 05:00
Another false alternative — by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2006-09-08 04:49

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'Boston Legal' Goes Down The Tube :-(

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-08-30 07:32

I never thought I'd switch off Boston Legal, let alone the two-hour season finale. For sparkling dialogue, KASS courtroom speeches and a willingness to eschew PC, BL has long been among my fave TV shows. But I did note with alarm its ongoing sell-out to fashionable nihilism & pomo-wanking—headbanging caterwauling segueing from one scene to the next, seasickness-inducing hand-held camera-work, etc.. For the sake of lines like "The distinguishing attribute of human beings is their ability to reason" (from just last week: Alan to Denny) I was prepared to put up with it. Last night it was just too much. TV by esthetic savages with Attention Deficit Disorder for esthetic savages with Attention Deficit Disorder. It was disgusting, & I turned it off.

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Heh, Douglas Wambaugh WAS a — by JoeM on Sun, 2006-09-03 06:25
Picket Fences — by Landon Erp on Sun, 2006-09-03 06:05
"That doesn't mean Boston — by JoeM on Sun, 2006-09-03 03:56

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Linz Live!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-08-29 00:50

I'll be back on Radio Live for the fortnight Sept 15-29, substituting for John Tamihere with Willie Jackson, 12-3. Bring it on! Smiling

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Eye to Eye — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2006-09-23 00:37
I remember being at Eden — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2006-09-22 08:49
I don't believe it!! — by Olivia on Fri, 2006-09-22 02:40

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Kant Was Well-Named!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2006-08-28 01:51

Diana has just drawn my attention to this. As a cashing-in from real life, which we seldom get in discussions of Kant, it's both fascinating & chilling. I'll say no more—my title for this post says it all!

Recent Comments:
Unselfish Emptiness — by F L Light on Mon, 2006-08-28 15:23
"She wants to die. And she wants to visit Kant." — by Ross Elliot on Mon, 2006-08-28 02:40

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Ignoble Islam (Reprised from SOLOHQ, October 7, 2005)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-08-24 00:17

(Reprised to counter suggestions on another thread that I am or have been a blind follower of Bush.)

Daily Linz 5 - Ignoble Islam
by Lindsay Perigo

Islamo-fascist filth proclaimed their odious presence again this week when three of their number launched suicide bomb-attacks in Bali, Indonesia—the second time in three years this tourist resort has been attacked. In the wake of their murder and mayhem, the cleric-maggot jailed for master-minding the 2002 carnage (202 killed) praised suicide-bombers as “noble,” urged jihadists to use nuclear weapons and opined that Muslims would fight the West till it agreed to be ruled by Islam.

Recent Comments:
The U.S. President — by Richard Wiig on Sun, 2006-08-27 00:09
Identify Which Enemy? — by Jeff Perren on Sat, 2006-08-26 23:14
Taliban are not losing. — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2006-08-26 21:58

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Pusballs on SOLO (Reprised from SOLOHQ)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-08-23 23:55

(Reprised in response to Michael Moeller's recent query about "pusballs" on the "Linzisms" thread.)

Daily Linz 3 - Slime on SOLO
by Lindsay Perigo

There’s an artist I know to whom I once introduced the world of The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged and Objectivism. His existing milieu was that of pomo-wankerism ... of framed excrement, blotches and smears, clutter and entropy—the usual stock-in-trade of the contemporary artistic establishment. On his wall was a painting by one of his tutors—a human skull with an axe through it. That is his milieu still. Having contemplated what I had shown him, he announced to me that he couldn’t fault it, but neither could he accept it because to do so would require him to “turn my world upside down.” Since then he has projected a resentment towards me that I can only put down to my being the embodiment of a reproach. He knows his world to be depraved, and I am to blame for opening his eyes to its depravity. He would rather have remained in thrall to his mentors without being made aware that they were swamp-dwellers with sores oozing pus.

Recent Comments:
Mac Attack — by JoeM on Thu, 2006-08-24 13:03
Paul Mac & the Nobodys — by Lanza Morio on Thu, 2006-08-24 08:48
Giuseppe! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-08-24 03:55

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Funny Feminazis

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-08-22 07:18

Tomorrow, in Auckland, New Zealand, there will be a "Boobs on Bikes" parade down the main street, Queen Street. Topless women on the backs of motorbikes, promoting the annual adult erotica event in Auckland. Of course, in our ideal world, decisions about "public" nudity will be made by private property owners. In the meantime, we can laugh, or cry, at the antics of the feminazis out to stop this parade. One of them has just appeared on TV saying if it were about breast-feeding, that would be OK. Another sent me & all other magazine/newspaper editors this e-mail today:

Recent Comments:
Linz — by eg on Wed, 2006-08-23 06:16
Cold day, eh? Most of those — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2006-08-23 06:06
Boobs. Bikes. Pictures. — by Peter Cresswell on Wed, 2006-08-23 05:56

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Linz on Radio Live

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-08-17 00:20

I'll be hosting on Radio Live this weekend: Saturday 7 pm - 10 pm, Sunday 10 pm - Monday 1 am, Kiwi time. 0800 723 465.

Be there with flair! I'll have the flare!

Recent Comments:
What a kick arse start — by Sandi on Sat, 2006-08-19 07:17
Not "insane hours." — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-08-18 10:03
I can assure you that no — by Craig Ceely on Thu, 2006-08-17 04:37

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Linzisms

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2006-08-12 07:24

Subsequent to my policy statement on banning, I received a private message from a poster who didn't know what "KASS" means, asking for clarification.

Recent Comments:
UIN — by Richard Goode on Wed, 2012-10-31 06:36
Marcus — by Kasper on Sun, 2010-04-25 22:12
So, why is it popular in NZ... — by Marcus on Sun, 2010-04-25 12:39

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Policy Statement—Banning

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2006-08-12 05:09

[Note—I'm restickying this article from several months ago in light of a crazy debate I've been referred to at RoR right now sparked by "Jeremy LeRay" aka "Orion Reasoner" aka Galt-knows-who-else, who is claiming he was booted from here in contravention of our banning policy. He was not.

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Good for ROR for bringing — by Jason Quintana on Wed, 2007-05-09 03:58
True, Jim... — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2007-05-09 00:58
Deleted — by 0 on Wed, 2007-05-09 00:53

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From Robert Tracinski

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-08-11 05:04

TIA Daily -- August 10, 2006 -- Five Minutes to Midnight

This sample issue of TIA Daily is a special update on the war in Lebanon and its implications for an American confrontation with Iran. Please consider subscribing to TIA Daily, which will offer more suggestions for intellectual activism and keep you informed about new developments in this conflict as it unfolds.—RWT

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"Besides, by far the biggest — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2006-08-12 09:32
Kenny Is NOT Banned! — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2006-08-12 00:03
Another excellent — by Sandi on Fri, 2006-08-11 18:06

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Objectivist Talent Alert!

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2006-08-07 00:27

"Edward Cline's Literary Achievement" by Nicholas Provenzo.

Read it here.

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Heeey I had no idea. — by Marnee on Thu, 2006-08-10 20:18
Signed copies — by Fred Weiss on Thu, 2006-08-10 14:04
Get you signed copies while they're hott — by Marnee on Thu, 2006-08-10 06:05

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New Logo

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2006-08-06 11:16

SOLOists—as you'll see, we've put up a new logo. This is Glenn Jameson's design, though if anyone has an issue with the red, blame me. Smiling

If the blue strip at the bottom is not flush, hit Control + Refresh, or Shift + Refresh.

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Joe, Also — by Landon Erp on Mon, 2006-08-07 22:27
Yes — by Dan Edge on Mon, 2006-08-07 12:47
Holy Grail — by JoeM on Mon, 2006-08-07 01:01

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Oh My! :-)

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-08-03 22:35

Is this someone we know? Smiling

'Beyond the Words'


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And Your New Exec Dir Is ...

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Tue, 2006-08-01 07:25

John Gagnon!

When this handsome fellow first showed up some months back, I somehow, quite uncharacteristically, managed to note that particular quality. But I quickly realised he wasn't just a pretty face. Impressively, for a young 'un, he wasn't a Saddamite, and appeared to have the same loathing of appeasement I did. Impressively, for a young 'un, he could spell, string sentences together, punctuate them properly, and express himself eloquently. He had intelligence, humour, style and KASS. He knew his Objectivism. He seemed to love SOLO. So, when Jason told me his new academic commitments precluded his continuing in the (almost-) top job, I thought I'd sound John out. I told him in part, "I thought of you 'cos you seem to be really in synch with the SOLO spirit and are philosophically a fellow-hard-ass.:-)"

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The King is Dead — by Landon Erp on Wed, 2006-08-02 02:59
It is all yours — by Jason Quintana on Wed, 2006-08-02 00:27
Congratulations John, and — by Julian Pistorius on Tue, 2006-08-01 21:30

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Rand—and the Rand-Related (Including Crap): A Newbies' Guide

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Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-07-26 22:56

The following has been sent to me by a SOLOist who doesn't wish to be embroiled in any controversy that might ensue from the mention on this list of works whose inclusion might raise eyebrows or dande

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Kay Nolte Smith — by mcohen on Wed, 2006-08-02 12:22
Nice! — by Lindsay Blair on Mon, 2006-07-31 22:35
Aaron — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2006-07-31 21:48

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