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Rizak the Really Horrible



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MADE TO FEEL UNWELCOME

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Post Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:50 am   View user's profile Send private message
Leea



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That was the greatest not-reading ever.

Way cooler than that guy with the turtle.

Oh, and I totally made you an Easter egg, but I forgot to bring it!

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ah yes, the guy with the turtle. apparently (for those who did not attend) this guy had read about this other guy who had written a diary for YEARS about his garden and whatnot, and how he always watched this turtle named Timothy (who ended up being female, by the way). so, he decided to write a book in the turtle's POV about watching the GUY. good concept, but his writing is very flowery and hard to follow; the kind you'd have to read about three times over to get at what he was saying. and since we were listening and didn't have that option, and since his voice was very low and smooth, i ended up nearly falling asleep through the whole thing. thankfully, Leea let out a squeal as Chris was taking the podium, or i would have missed out on an excellent non-reading.

it was a brilliant little avoidance of reading (and now i know what to bait my traps with), and i'm so glad there's a soft copy on the blog, so i can share the experience (at least a little bit) with those of my friends who couldn't come.

also, on a note about how you could tell who were and who were not Moore fans in the audience... apparently, my small group was SO OBVIOUSLY there for His Honorableness that the woman in charge of the event (she was the second reader, i believe) came up to us and said something like "y'all are here for Chris Moore, aren't you?" and when we answered yes, she said "i knew it. y'all look so interesting!" we were confused as to whether we should be pleased or insulted. also, when Chris was speaking (but not reading), we could tell there was another group across the room laughing about as loudly as we were.

for those who were there, my table was the one with the cell phone that went off during his not-reading, and the one at which the small red-headed child (my sister) asked "how do you come up with all those crazy ideas?!"; we were pretty much sitting RIGHT BEHIND HIM the whole time. Leea kept trying to poke him. i prevented the pokeage. it was a good time had by all.

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Your reading in Harrison was hilarious. I hope you come back around this area again to not read.

It was a little weird, however, to be the only sub 20 year old at the restaurant.
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Scarface291 wrote:
Your reading in Harrison was hilarious. I hope you come back around this area again to not read.

It was a little weird, however, to be the only sub 20 year old at the restaurant.


were not! were not! Leea and i are sub 20! but i know what you mean. my sister was probably the youngest person there at 14.

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I think I had an accident.... Ok, I cleaned it up. I was in Phili when he made fun of the kid and the bear. The audience sort of chuckled uncomfortably at first, after we all realized we didn't go straight to hell, we laughed... Bunches.
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Spyrochete wrote:
I think I had an accident.... Ok, I cleaned it up. I was in Phili when he made fun of the kid and the bear. The audience sort of chuckled uncomfortably at first, after we all realized we didn't go straight to hell, we laughed... Bunches.


Somewhere in news and noise Boota put forth a theory about the two kinds of people and how you can tell whish is which by their response to a joke.

(I searched, but couldn't locate it)
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Well, Chris didn't read this again on Friday night in Mountain View, and I didn't listen. Chris doesn't read, and I don't listen. However, I did read it in the blog before I went, so I knew what he wasn't reading as he wasn't reading it. Even though I wasn't listening.

I did get some pictures of Chris not reading, because that's what I was doing while I wasn't listening to him not reading. You won't find them around here somewhere unless you're not looking for them...
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MADE TO FEEL UNWELCOME

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Rizak the Really Horrible wrote:
Ginjg wrote:
Spyrochete wrote:
I think I had an accident.... Ok, I cleaned it up. I was in Phili when he made fun of the kid and the bear. The audience sort of chuckled uncomfortably at first, after we all realized we didn't go straight to hell, we laughed... Bunches.
Somewhere in news and noise Boota put forth a theory about the two kinds of people and how you can tell whish is which by their response to a joke.

(I searched, but couldn't locate it)

I'm beginning to believe that the search function here SUCKS!
You know ... just FYI.


Do ya think? Ken takes very good care of us, but even he can not combat all the whims of the bbs gods
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Rizak the Really Horrible



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MADE TO FEEL UNWELCOME

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Ok so I've already shared the "I Do Not Read" essay with many of my friends.... and they are slowly understanding why I bust out laughing when I see a seagull... well actually they probably don't, but they thought it was great. I can't stop reading it... I wish I could have been there. I really want to know how the store management reacted to the not reading... AG, you are and will always be my hero.
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gracie wrote:
waxingpoetical wrote:
ah yes, the guy with the turtle. apparently (for those who did not attend) this guy had read about this other guy who had written a diary for YEARS about his garden and whatnot, and how he always watched this turtle named Timothy (who ended up being female, by the way). so, he decided to write a book in the turtle's POV about watching the GUY. good concept, but his writing is very flowery and hard to follow; the kind you'd have to read about three times over to get at what he was saying.



I want the name of the turtle writer's agent.


cha. ditto.

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waxingpoetical, i nearly died when your sister asked chris "where do you come up with all those crazy ideas"? that was PRECIOUS!

btw, i was sitting waaaaay up front, trying to be cool but suffering greatly from major celebrityitis. i didn't know anyone at my table, and they were there for the readings in general, but after i gushed to them about chris and his books, they started calling me "the cute stalker". Rolling Eyes
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mandi wrote:
btw, i was sitting waaaaay up front, trying to be cool but suffering greatly from major celebrityitis. i didn't know anyone at my table, and they were there for the readings in general, but after i gushed to them about chris and his books, they started calling me "the cute stalker". Rolling Eyes


Sorry, that job is filled... I'll be stalking him as soon as I get cute...
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