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    Bookies, ya gotta see this

    The exterior of the Kansas City Public Library (photo 6):

    http://local.msn.com/travel/10-of-th...sual-buildings

    The piece is pejorative about goofy buildings, but I just plain love it. Gotta see it sometime.

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    That's awesome. I'm in KC on occasion--now I have a place to visit next time.
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    Baffling. Every time I click the link, the article flashes for a moment (I can read the headline) and then is replaced by a weather report. ???


    "[Winslow is] brilliant at portraying the ragged fragments of these lives. What emerges isn't a single killer with motive and means, but a tangle of stories crossing and colliding, stray intersections of incidents and accidents, misunderstandings and misreadings, all thanks to the myopia of individual perspectives and the self-centeredness of individual desires.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emily Winslow View Post
    Baffling. Every time I click the link, the article flashes for a moment (I can read the headline) and then is replaced by a weather report. ???
    Same here. Crap, more snow....




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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Flibble View Post
    Same here. Crap, more snow....
    Are you in the UK too? I'm *loving* the snow :-)


    "[Winslow is] brilliant at portraying the ragged fragments of these lives. What emerges isn't a single killer with motive and means, but a tangle of stories crossing and colliding, stray intersections of incidents and accidents, misunderstandings and misreadings, all thanks to the myopia of individual perspectives and the self-centeredness of individual desires.”
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    I was loving it right up till they sent the kids home from school! (And it made work mental yesterday. Ugh)




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    Hmm, that's pretty cool. I'll have to go *check it out.*
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    Some of those must be the super-large print editions, especially Fahrenheit 451.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emily Winslow View Post
    Baffling. Every time I click the link, the article flashes for a moment (I can read the headline) and then is replaced by a weather report. ???
    Same thing happening to me. I ended up just checking it out on google images.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emily Winslow View Post
    Baffling. Every time I click the link, the article flashes for a moment (I can read the headline) and then is replaced by a weather report. ???

    Here it is.


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    I think the link doesn't work if you're outside the US. Doesn't work for me, either.

    But it's really cool, and I wish it wasn't so far away from me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacbird View Post
    The exterior of the Kansas City Public Library (photo 6):

    http://local.msn.com/travel/10-of-th...sual-buildings
    But where's 'Fifty Shades', possibly the biggest contribution to universal literacy so far this century?
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    The accompanying article is little more than shallow snark and ignorance, imo. Cool pics, though.

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    That's awesome! =) The world's one big bookshelf. I like that Plato's The Republic is there along with Fahrenheit 451.
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    Reminds me of Gumby and Pokey, walking out of a book...

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    I love the library. That'd be so cool to see in person.

    The article needed less snark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thread title
    Bookies, ya gotta see this
    Why would someone who takes and pays off bets be interested in this?

    Really, you should be aiming this thread toward bibliophiles, instead; they'd surely find it amusing.

    I like that library.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerousbill View Post
    But where's 'Fifty Shades', possibly the biggest contribution to universal literacy so far this century?
    They done built it before that there book come out. I bet they ain't got nothin' by James Patterson, neither.

    I would love to see what other volume spines they have on that building, though.

    And it bugs me that the writer of that article included this building because it was considered 'weird' and somehow offensively impractical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benluby View Post
    Here it is.
    Thanks, benluby! Glad I got to see it. I'd love walking by that every day.


    "[Winslow is] brilliant at portraying the ragged fragments of these lives. What emerges isn't a single killer with motive and means, but a tangle of stories crossing and colliding, stray intersections of incidents and accidents, misunderstandings and misreadings, all thanks to the myopia of individual perspectives and the self-centeredness of individual desires.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by benluby View Post
    Here it is.

    That is just so cool. On so many levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Williebee View Post
    The accompanying article is little more than shallow snark and ignorance, imo. Cool pics, though.
    I second that motion.

    Most of these buildings are really cool (with exceptions for the offerings from Dubai, South Korea, and the as-yet-unbuilt Chinese attempt to make a tall building way too fast).

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    Quote Originally Posted by aikigypsy View Post
    I second that motion.

    Most of these buildings are really cool (with exceptions for the offerings from Dubai, South Korea, and the as-yet-unbuilt Chinese attempt to make a tall building way too fast).
    Do you mean N Korea? I don't remember S Korea being in the lineup, (though I could be wrong.) Vietnam had a pretty meh tomb for Ho Chi Minh.

    I liked the Dubai building.

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