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December 8, 2003 10:02 AM   Subscribe

Rub the lucky Buddha and..... It dispenses - Darwin's Origin of Species, Marcus Aurelius' Meditations, Voltaire's Candide, Loren Eiseley's The Immense Journey, Huxley's Doors of Perception, Lewis Carrol's Through the Looking Glass , Thomas Paine's Common Sense, The Age of Reason, Rights of Man, and Crisis #1, Buckminster Fuller's Grunch of Giants, Descartes' Discourse on method..., biographies of St. Francis and Joan of Arc, Twain's The Grateful Poodle, and more...
posted by troutfishing (13 comments total)
a mopther lode, for sure, with some odd things tossed in, ie, Ralph Nader and Madonna
posted by Postroad at 10:16 AM on December 8, 2003

Nice resource.

Might have been better without the "Bush=stupid" button though. It says precious little about the target, and volumes about the author. Couldn't backspace quick enough.
posted by hama7 at 10:55 AM on December 8, 2003

Great link, troutfishing.
posted by homunculus at 11:03 AM on December 8, 2003

hama7 - Sorry about that. Perhaps I should have not linked to the main page at all - the last thing on my mind was a political post, and that page isn't really necessary to the post's material - the books - at all.

Also - That sort of cheap political sniping, especially in context, is strange - it seems oddly antithetical to the spirit of Buddhism (as I understand it).
posted by troutfishing at 11:07 AM on December 8, 2003

homunculus - thanks, and I hope the traffic doesn't crash the site.
posted by troutfishing at 11:09 AM on December 8, 2003

Great post—worth it just for the Grateful Poodle story.
posted by languagehat at 12:27 PM on December 8, 2003

This website is dedicated to the rebellion of superior minds against the tyranny of idiots.

Hmmm... wonder who e's talkin about there?

We'll accelerate to ever greater speeds...

Whew. So long as the coffee holds out

posted by Twang at 1:50 PM on December 8, 2003

Twang - odd, isn't it. The hot dog is superior, but the bun......
posted by troutfishing at 2:45 PM on December 8, 2003

and iggy!
posted by Satapher at 5:21 PM on December 8, 2003

Sorry about that.

No problems. It really is a fascinating site. Many thanks.
posted by hama7 at 5:52 PM on December 8, 2003

good links for optiimistic cynics
posted by kozad at 6:39 PM on December 8, 2003

The person who maintains that site is one of the people responsible for destroying the Tricycle buddhist message boards as well as the buddhismboards. A major troll and flame artist.
posted by Slagman at 8:58 PM on December 8, 2003 of the people responsible for destroying... A major troll and flame artist.

Doesn't, though, a single troll being able to destroy a community point more to a weakness within the community? If the soft underbelly is there to exploit somebody will find it and do so.

In other words, if trolls are ignored or moderated down they tend to go away. The trollee is an equal part of the equation, and to place blame compeletely on one side or the other is to be disingenuous.
posted by jester69 at 8:57 AM on December 9, 2003

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