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#182568 - 02/12/09 07:05 PM feuilleton  
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....newspapers, magazines, feuilletons and paperbound books....

...The Winds of War, Herman Wouk

http://onelook.com/?w=feuilleton&ls=a



Coincidentally when I opened my Victorville, CA Daily Press this morning there on page A3 appeared two articles in a box side-by-side: 16 illegal immigrants sue rancher and Two big satellites collide 500 miles over Siberia

What the hell do the immigrants have to do with satellites I mused, but then noted a title inside and at the top: THE NATION.

Aside to unci: Aha! I thought: it's a feuilleton! Maybe our first type-3 for the week, not every day we learn something--at least not me

But do read the book, it's a classic


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#182569 - 02/12/09 08:12 PM Re: feuilleton [Re: dalehileman]  
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Is this an indicator of the extent of the average American editor's knowlege of Geography?

#182574 - 02/12/09 10:13 PM Re: feuilleton [Re: dalehileman]  
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See, instructive. I read your local news too. And the book.. There even is a DVD from the movie with one of my favorite stars:Mitchum.
The Winds of War (1983)Starring: Robert Mitchum, Ali MacGraw . (Ali MacGraw (oops!Mac)is OK too.

#182582 - 02/13/09 05:09 PM Re: feuilleton [Re: The Pook]  
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Originally Posted By: The Pook
Is this an indicator of the extent of the average American editor's knowlege of Geography?


If editors are being chosen from of today's "educated" youth, then the answer is Yes.


----please, draw me a sheep----
#182583 - 02/13/09 05:13 PM Re: feuilleton [Re: BranShea]  
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Bran thank you for that link and I shall watch the Dish Guide for the movie, about time it came out on Basic Satellite

pook nah, page A3 is supposed to give a quick rundown of world affairs. The Victorville Daily Press except for its Op-Ed policy is actually an excellent rag, winning plaudits and journ awards

Trouble is, one is virtually captive to the local Fourth Estate for proximal news and sales flyers so we have to tolerate their right-wing balderdash. Between yard work and home repairs there just isn't time to plough through two different papers each morning and on a fixed income for a slight leftward-slant just can't afford a subscription to the LA Times as well

We've complained about their one-way Op-Ed but I guess if they were to field a more balanced view they'd lose a lot of their rural and provincial subscribers who might descend upon the editorial offices in their garishly detailed pickup trucks brandishing shotguns and shouting biblical slogans



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#182730 - 02/19/09 07:16 PM Re: feuilleton [Re: dalehileman]  
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About a week later, an AP clip: Man shoots himself at Crystal Cathedral. What's the first question that comes to your mind

I wonder if he broke any glass


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#182752 - 02/20/09 06:34 AM Re: feuilleton [Re: dalehileman]  
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Hi Dale,
I don't understand how the 2 news articles that you mention in your initial post qualify as light fiction or reviews (whether or not you agree with the op of the ed.) Or did I miss an additional definition of feuilleton?

#182779 - 02/20/09 08:02 PM Re: feuilleton [Re: Zed]  
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Originally Posted By: Zed
Hi Dale,
........Or did I miss an additional definition of feuilleton?


Good for you Zed, I wondered if anyone would tumble to my taking liberties, much as the first few illiterates did when they used "drive" to describe a semiconductor chip


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#182782 - 02/20/09 08:35 PM Re: feuilleton [Re: dalehileman]  
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Aha, another liberty. They were non-techies not necessarily illiterates.

#182795 - 02/21/09 12:00 AM Re: feuilleton [Re: dalehileman]  
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Originally Posted By: dalehileman
Originally Posted By: Zed
Hi Dale,
........Or did I miss an additional definition of feuilleton?


Good for you Zed, I wondered if anyone would tumble to my taking liberties, much as the first few illiterates did when they used "drive" to describe a semiconductor chip


You didn't listen to the Red Queen, did you? A drive is a place to store data.

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