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Jaybird is Birdmojo on Xbox Live and Jaybirdmojo on Playstation's network. He's been playing consoles since the Atari 2600 and it was Zork that taught him how to touch-type. If you've got a song for Wednesday, a commercial for Saturday, a recommendation for Tuesday, an essay for Monday, or, heck, just a handful a questions, fire off an email to AskJaybird-at-gmail.com

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  1. Avatar NewDealer
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    Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton.

    What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander

    The Crisis of the European Mind by Paul HazardReport

  2. Avatar Chris
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    Watching Hell on Wheels season 2, because Netflix emailed me that it’s available, and I am Pavlov’s dog. Also, I love that everyone looks dirty and rough, while Common has a perfectly groomed beard and has clearly taken at least two showers pre-shoot.

    Reading The Mysteries of Udolpho.Report

  3. Avatar Michael Cain
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    Charlie Stross’s The Jennifer Morgue, a Lovecraftian spy thriller.Report

  4. Avatar DRS
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    Jaybird, I sent you an email.Report

  5. Avatar Maribou
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    I just finished watching Eagle Vs. Shark, and it was weird and adorable.

    I’ve been reading like whoa this week. Finished rereading the Night Circus, read Jasper Fforde’s Shades of Grey: The Road to High Saffron ( <3 ), and a bunch of New Zealandy stuff like a natural history of the place and some Katherine Mansfield. And a couple of trashy novels.Report

    • Avatar Glyph in reply to Maribou
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      Oh, we did not care for Eagle vs. Shark. Too self-consciously quirky by half.

      Speaking of weird cult-y movies that weren’t as good as I’d hoped, I watched John Dies At The End this week. It definitely aspires to Buckaroo Banzai-style midnight-movie status, complete with obvious setup for sequels, but it’s not great (though if you are bored on a Saturday night there are worse movies you could watch with friends).Report

  6. Avatar roger
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    Just finished reading “the Rule of the Clan” by Mark Weiner. Excellent book on how, absent a strong state, people tend to form extended family clans. A must read for those leaning toward anarchism ( as it spells out the potential downside).

    Recently finished watching “My Way” a Korean WWII movie on Netflix. I find I watch more foreign language movies now than I do TV.

    From a listening angle, I borrowed all the Doors CDs from the library. These guys were incredible!!!

    I am now starting vacation on the beach and brought a paperback of the first of Asimov’s Foundation series. I’ve never read it.Report

  7. Avatar Kazzy
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    Reading “Ender’s Game.” Zazzy finished it last week and I picked it up. Still very early.

    It should be noted that Zazzy’s choice of literature seems limited to young adult fiction that are being turned into major motion pictures… Twilight, Hunger Games trilogy, Ender’s, and now The Immortal Instruments trilogy. I’ll join her for Ender’s… not sure about the rest.Report

    • Avatar Mike Schilling in reply to Kazzy
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      It’s his best book. Which for Card isn’t saying all that much, but it’s a very, very good book. I’d think even better for someone who works with young children.Report

  8. Avatar roger
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    Speaking of Arnold movies, I LOVE True Lies. I never tire of seeing this movie. The only thing wrong is that it depicts Muslim extremists as terrorists. What? Huh?Report

    • Avatar Kazzy in reply to roger
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      That movie really is great. I was 11 when it came out and remember thinking, “This is a great action movie!” A few years later, my dad pointed out that it was really a satire of an action movie. Upon rewatching, I realized just how right he was. But it still functions well as both. Very well done.Report

    • Avatar Mike Schilling in reply to roger
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      The only thing wrong with that movie is that Arnold’s cover job should be greeting-card salesman.Report

  9. Avatar Burt Likko
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    Late to the game. I’m about a quarter of the way through Ike’s Bluff and spent the bulk of Sunday getting great value out of my eighteen-dollar gamestop purchase of a used copy of Tropico 4. Tonight, I’m going to listen to all the hip-hop that Chris put together for my edification (although we have use of our next-door neighbor’s pool this week too).Report

  10. Avatar Will Truman
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    I am still working my way through Atlas Shrugged (No Religion, No Politics). I am within fifteen hours of completion. One of the things that I’ve noticed is that two of the three most interesting characters in this story are female (Lillian and Cheryl, Fransisco being the third). Which is remarkable because there are, by my count, only three female characters total.Report

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