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Wed Jul 19, 2017, 02:37 PM

Guess I'm supposed to introduce myself.

Hi!

Just a dude in the midwest who's been reading some of the stuff on here since we shifted to Idiocracy with our new election. Decided it was time to jump into the fray. I'm in the middle of re-reading the Dark Tower series before the movie comes out next month, hence the username.

Anyway, cool site.

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Reply Guess I'm supposed to introduce myself. (Original post)
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 OP
rzemanfl Jul 2017 #1
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #5
AJT Jul 2017 #2
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #9
underpants Jul 2017 #3
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #7
PJMcK Jul 2017 #4
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #6
saidsimplesimon Jul 2017 #8
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #11
saidsimplesimon Jul 2017 #18
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #20
MuseRider Jul 2017 #41
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #42
MuseRider Jul 2017 #43
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #59
MuseRider Jul 2017 #64
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #66
The Polack MSgt Jul 2017 #10
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #12
Lilyhoney Jul 2017 #13
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #17
The Polack MSgt Jul 2017 #14
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #19
The Polack MSgt Jul 2017 #23
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #24
OriginalGeek Jul 2017 #27
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #29
appleannie1943 Jul 2017 #15
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #21
samnsara Jul 2017 #16
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #22
shraby Jul 2017 #25
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #30
Skittles Jul 2017 #26
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #31
Skittles Jul 2017 #34
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #36
Skittles Jul 2017 #44
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #60
Floyd R. Turbo Jul 2017 #28
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #32
lunamagica Jul 2017 #33
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #39
MFM008 Jul 2017 #35
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #38
UrbScotty Jul 2017 #37
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #40
ailsagirl Jul 2017 #45
whathehell Jul 2017 #46
cbreezen Jul 2017 #47
Honeycombe8 Jul 2017 #48
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #61
Heartstrings Jul 2017 #49
BadgerMom Jul 2017 #50
left-of-center2012 Jul 2017 #51
Dyedinthewoolliberal Jul 2017 #52
argyl Jul 2017 #53
magicarpet Jul 2017 #54
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #62
brush Jul 2017 #55
Lady Freedom Returns Jul 2017 #56
raven mad Jul 2017 #57
rurallib Jul 2017 #58
logosoco Jul 2017 #63
Cuthbert Allgood Jul 2017 #65
niyad Jul 2017 #67
mr_lebowski Jul 2017 #68
broadcaster90210 Jul 2017 #69
Curmudgeoness Jul 2017 #70
apkhgp Jul 2017 #71
joet67 Jul 2017 #72

Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 02:39 PM

1. Welcome to DU. n/t

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Response to rzemanfl (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 02:42 PM

5. Well thank you. Very welcome at this point.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 02:39 PM

2. Hey and howdy.

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Response to AJT (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 02:45 PM

9. Howdy to you.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 02:39 PM

3. Welcome to DU

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Response to underpants (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 02:43 PM

7. Thank you.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 02:41 PM

4. Hey, Dude in the Midwest

I look forward to reading your posts, Cuthbert Allgood.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 02:43 PM

6. I make no promises,

but I'll do my best.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 02:44 PM

8. Any foe of

"Flagg" is a friend of mine. Welcome to the fray.

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 02:46 PM

11. Long days and pleasant nights to you.

(I need to finish this series and read something else for my own good, really )

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 02:53 PM

18. The "Dark Tower" has no

finish. It is a triump of fictional literary expression. imo

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #18)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 02:56 PM

20. This is my second time through

and I love that about it. Best thing King has written in my opinion. I've just been hammering through them this summer and they have kind of taken over my thinking to a large extent. Which isn't always bad, but I need to break things up soon.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Reply #20)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 04:26 PM

41. Welcome!

I too have read them twice. Like reading Game of Thrones you get completely caught up in them, for a very long time!

Great name choice. Movie out soon, I am dying to see what they do with it.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #41)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 04:32 PM

42. I'm a little worried that it only an hour and a half

and the casting looks like they are pulling from at least 2 and probably 3 books. But I like the casting decisions so far.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Reply #42)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 04:39 PM

43. I heard that it was not really the books

just enough of them to provide non readers with a feel for them then the movie is more of what comes after or late in the books? I have not read a lot, wanted to see it all fresh but like you I was concerned about that too. Not sure how this will work. I would have loved to have seen it done like GOT was done. More detail and they could have done all the books.

I just this morning finished re-reading the trilogy that started with Mr. Mercedes since that starts on August 9th I believe.

It is time to read something new again. Whew, I love re-reading books but have re-read too many lately.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #43)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 09:03 AM

59. Have you read the whole series?

Not sure how to tell you what the movie is without spoilers. I guess I could say that one of the trailers had Roland with the Horn of Eld, if that helps without saying too much.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Reply #59)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 09:29 AM

64. Twice.

I cannot wait to see it.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #64)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 09:31 AM

66. Awesome.

Then you clearly understand what they are doing with the movie which I think is a nice idea to give them flexibility.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 02:45 PM

10. Welcome to DU

I also live on the prairie - It's corn and soybeans here.

Whatta U got? wheat? Sunflowers?

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #10)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 02:46 PM

12. Beer and cheese

Though I grew up in wheat and sugar beets.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 02:50 PM

13. You must be in WI, like me.

Welcome to DU.

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Response to Lilyhoney (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 02:53 PM

17. Yes I am.

And thank you.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 02:50 PM

14. I love 'Sconsin. Although I only visit on business

and have so far managed to avoid trips between November and March.

So have a spotted cow for me CA

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 02:55 PM

19. This may be too early in my stay, but I'm going to go beer snob.

Spotted Cow is, in my opinion, New Glarus' worst beer and yet it gets all the love. It's a nice bridge from non-craft beer to craft beer, but once you're in, they have so many better options.

If you have the chance, try their Two Women, or Road Slush, or, if you like wheat beer, their Bubbler.

I'm originally from colder areas, so winters here aren't so bad.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 03:01 PM

23. Ehh, I hear worse beer snobbery all the time

My brother is a chef and a beer snob. So his beer adjective game is strong.

I drink Stag, without apologies

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Response to The Polack MSgt (Reply #23)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 03:04 PM

24. Stag--memories of my younger years.

I just don't get the Spotted Cow love, I guess. To each their own. But try some other New Glarus next time you're in state. You won't be disappointed.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 03:39 PM

27. Did I hear beer snob?

Good. Would that there were more of us.

Welcome to DU, CA!


Unfortunately, I'm not rich enough to be as snobby as I want to be but I make do.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #27)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 03:42 PM

29. I hear that.

Plus I have gout, so I have to limit the amount of beer I drink.

But there just isn't time to drink crappy beer.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 02:51 PM

15. Welcome. The more the merrier.

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Response to appleannie1943 (Reply #15)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 02:57 PM

21. Ain't that the truth.

Thanks.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 02:52 PM

16. welcome!!!

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Response to samnsara (Reply #16)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 02:57 PM

22. Thank you.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 03:26 PM

25. Welcome

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Response to shraby (Reply #25)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 03:42 PM

30. Thank you.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 03:36 PM

26. HOWDY Cuthbert Allgood

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Response to Skittles (Reply #26)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 03:42 PM

31. Appreciate it.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Reply #31)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 03:55 PM

34. I am curious, were you a long-time DU surfer?

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Response to Skittles (Reply #34)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 04:10 PM

36. More than a year.

I guess it got heavier during the election cycle. Then even heavier when the unspeakable happened.

Not my first discussion board (though this one has nicer threaded discussions than a lot of them).

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Reply #36)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 04:40 PM

44. you'll like it here

it really is an oasis from the creeping rightwing fascism we see everywhere

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Response to Skittles (Reply #44)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 09:04 AM

60. Seems to not be a lot of those anymore.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 03:39 PM

28. Welcome to the club!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #28)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 03:42 PM

32. Appreciated

Seems like a good club.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 03:46 PM

33. Welcome!

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Response to lunamagica (Reply #33)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 04:14 PM

39. I feel very welcome.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 03:55 PM

35. Were all mad here

and dont forget it.............

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Response to MFM008 (Reply #35)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 04:13 PM

38. I'll keep that in mind

And I have a fondness for Alice in Wonderland.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 04:11 PM

37. Hi from the Midwest (Kentwood, Michigan, in fact)!

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Response to UrbScotty (Reply #37)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 04:15 PM

40. Thank you.

Had to look that up. I have relatives that live in the Grand Rapids area, though I've never been there. Most of my Michigan knowledge is UP.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 04:47 PM

45. Welcome!

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 05:06 PM

46. Welcome to DU.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 05:11 PM

47. Welcome! nt

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 05:15 PM

48. Welcome, Cuthbert. (Not familiar w/Dark Tower, so unfamiliar with your user name.) nr

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #48)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 09:11 AM

61. It's a great series, if you enjoy reading.

It is King's attempt to create a world like Tolkien did. There are seven novels and then he added an eighth to fill some voids. It also relates really closely to about 7 of his novels and somewhat to a whole lot more.

The original seven novels average about 800-900 pages.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 05:15 PM

49. I'm from the Midwest, too!

Welcome to du!

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 05:22 PM

50. Welcome!

Glad you're here.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 05:32 PM

51. Greetings and salutations

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 05:35 PM

52. Welcome to DU!

Take you shoes off, look around and enjoy..........

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 05:35 PM

53. Welcome aboard.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 05:41 PM

54. Hello from Maine

Welcome to DU.

Your not a Russian spy ~ right ?

Just kidding ~ a hearty welcome to you !

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Response to magicarpet (Reply #54)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 09:14 AM

62. I hope to get up to your neck of the woods at some point.

My wife and I were going to go this summer, but opted for NYC. Maybe next year. I hear it is beautiful. I have a former student that teaches at Bates.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 05:51 PM

55. Welcome. Hope you enjoy DU.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 06:47 PM

56. Welcome to DU, a.k.a sanity central.

With the political upset and unrest, this is a place to feel at ease and have a voice/place to call your own.
And to make yourself feel a little happier, don't miss the LOL Cats post on Sunday in the Lounge! SCE rocks it!

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 07:55 PM

57. Welcome to the madhouse..........

We're all a little crazy, which is why this place rocks.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Wed Jul 19, 2017, 08:01 PM

58. Howdy Doody!

Welcome to DU and the Lounge

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 09:24 AM

63. Welcome!

I saw that user name and had to check out your post! The wheel has turned three times for me and it has been more wonderful each time!

I am sort of excited for the movie! But at 95 minutes I may have to wait to rent it on Amazon (can't go that long sitting or not using the bathroom!)

Do you follow Sai King on twitter or facebook? he has been making some good comments! And he got blocked by the orange one!! LOL

I am in the mid-west also! We are roasting this week. But my house is in the path of totality for the eclipse so I am pretty happy for that!!!

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Response to logosoco (Reply #63)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 09:30 AM

65. I am finding I like things more this second time.

Currently past the middle of Wolves and I remember not liking that novel as much first time, but really like it this time.

I will have to follow Sai King.

I am headed down to the Carbondale area for the eclipse. Have never been in the totality. My wife thought I was crazy when I asked here at the beginning of the year if she wanted to go so I set it up with some friends. Just a couple weeks ago she told our son that she might go. I informed her all bed space was claimed and she lost her right to first refusal.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 02:00 PM

67. welcome--you have found a great site!

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 02:18 PM

68. WELCOME!!!

You've indeed found the right place if you're drawing ties between Idiocracy and our current Sadministration!

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 02:40 PM

69. Welcome!

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 06:22 PM

70. Hi, and welcome.

Always good to see a new member.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 07:59 PM

71. This is me

Getting in line to welcome you to DU

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Thu Jul 20, 2017, 11:57 PM

72. Welcome! I too recently started posting.

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