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  • peter shared from Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film by Patton Oswalt
    Recovering a stolen bicycle becomes as edge-of-your-seat important as, say, blowing up a Death Star or defeating a twenty-five-foot killer shark. A quick meal of fried bread is the equivalent to the father and son bonding over the table, of a warrior’s victory banquet. You’re rooting for two people you probably see a dozen times a day, in a 7-Eleven, in line at the DMV. It’s the kind of movie that makes you realize that each person you glance at, interact with or ignore is an epic film or thrilling novel you’ll never get to experience.
    Note: On "The Bicycle Thief"
  • peter shared from Silver Screen Fiend: Learning About Life from an Addiction to Film by Patton Oswalt
    Does anyone act more like an overserious senior citizen with time running out on their chance for immortality than someone in their twenties?
  • peter shared from A Game of Their Own: Voices of Contemporary Women in Baseball by Jennifer Ring
    My true love is baseball. I can’t live without it. It’s what drives me. The vehicle to express myself. My stage to perform. It’s what I’m most passionate about in my life.” At a ceremony in which her softball achievements were being celebrated, why did she give a speech about baseball? “I wanted to talk about my love, and that was my love. It was, you know, everything. It was baseball. It was baseball. It was baseball. I couldn’t talk about softball like that because the love wasn’t there.”
    Note: "It was baseball. It was baseball. It was baseball."
  • peter shared from A Game of Their Own: Voices of Contemporary Women in Baseball by Jennifer Ring
    Jim Glennie, president of the American Women’s Baseball Federation, former scout for the Women’s National Team, and a lifelong supporter of women’s baseball, believes that the segregation of girls into softball is directly undermining the ability to develop girls’ baseball in the United States. “Lurking in the background in all this, and the one thing that makes baseball different from every other sport that’s played in the Olympics, is softball, an alternate sport resembling baseball, but not baseball. And baseball is the only sport that has this. It’s not men’s baseball and women’s...
  • peter shared from The Ploughmen: A Novel by Kim Zupan
    Having shifted forward, Gload now sat half in light, half in dark, and he looked to have been sheared in two and set for display, head and shoulders of a taxidermied felon, a trophy displayed for tourists or schoolchildren in a diorama of prison life: table, chair, cot. Killer.
    Note: Sam, if you ever make it big, you should buy the rights to this. I'd love to see you shoot this.