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Bromley

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Ah, I thought so. I had a friend that worked in Atlanta and swore those were the buildings across the street from him.
I recognized them on a road trip many years ago from the interstate, and exited to turn around so I could get a picture. Some great pre Actual Air poems on The Baffler.
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I recognized them on a road trip many years ago from the interstate, and exited to turn around so I could get a picture. Some great pre Actual Air poems on The Baffler.
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Bruh this photo had to be taken around 1999, maybe 98? I'm guessing around this time of year, too.
 

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Bruh this photo had to be taken around 1999, maybe 98? I'm guessing around this time of year, too.
Not sure what year the cover photo was taken (book published in 1999), but I probably snapped that point-and-shoot shot out of my car window around 2009 or 2010.
 

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I think I’ve bought Actual Air about ten times as back in the day it was the most-stolen book from my apartment.
 

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Not sure what year the cover photo was taken (book published in 1999), but I probably snapped that point-and-shoot shot out of my car window around 2009 or 2010.
That recently? I ask because it's been a long time since that area wasn't that developed. (and it looks like you used film)
 

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I'm reading Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips, which is a very atmospheric novel set in Kamchatka, in the far east of Russia, centred around the disappearance of two young girls. The author also happens to be the niece of a good friend and colleague of mine.

 

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I am reading Ad Infinitum: A biography of Latin by Nicholas Ostler. It goes over how Latin, one of many languages within the pre-Roman Italian peninsula, came to be the language of empire, law, religion, and science, and how it continues to pervade our modern society.
 

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Atlas Shrugged is unreadable. Fountainhead is quite good, tho. Kind of like Stephen King before and after The Stand.
 

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Atlas Shrugged is unreadable. Fountainhead is quite good, tho. Kind of like Stephen King before and after The Stand.
Readable =/= worth reading
 

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Thankfully ayn rand is neither
I thought Rand was the shit when I was young and clueless in my early twenties... I wish someone had told me back then that she was full of shit.
 

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I thought Rand was the shit when I was young and clueless in my early twenties... I wish someone had told me back then that she was full of shit.
Wish someone had told me that before Tommyknockers.
 

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“I actually do like to read,” I said, after I’d ventured a sip.

“Such as?” She was now studying her glass of whiskey.

...

“Ayn Rand.”

“That crazy old dyke,” she barked, then noticed my shocked expression. “I don’t know, you get the idea that the Empire State Building’s her idea of an excellent dildo.”

I’ve tried to read Ayn Rand several times since that night, but somehow the charge, however reckless, sent her plummeting down the face of a skyscraper into the gutter reserved for embarrassing former enthusiasms.


— Jay McInerney, The Last of the Savages
 

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