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polemic
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I have a few:

*search engines
*video games (e.g. I haven't heard anything about Advent Rising, though I suppose that might be an awkward one)
*IM clients
*older movies or television series that he hasn't reviewed before

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the music of Nirvana
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I doubt if he has yet but I could be wrong : Stephen King.

Also, feminine hygiene products.
(Ok, not really)

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Twin Peaks!
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*Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman
*More nationally travelling plays: Rent, Peter Pan, Etc.
*Other news sources
*Classic movies that deserve a look from a new audience

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Toilet paper brands.
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Remington Steele.

I'm so afraid that I'll go back and find this show that I loved so much as a teenager actually sucks. Kind of like what happened when I watched Gremlins again. Though, I guess it's not very charitable for me to want him to suffer through that.

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Inspector Gadget-The original cartoon
And Stephen King would be interesting.

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I would prefer that he stay away from reviewing anything, at least until he can learn to avoid including spoilers in his reviews. That's why I stopped reading his reviews.
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OSC's review of Stephen King:

Misery

The Tommyknockers

I seem to remember a review of The Stand, too. I'll see if I can find it.

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From a Buick 8
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and he made comments about The Stand, here
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Magic: The Gathering
WarioWare

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I didn't see anything about The Stand in that link. But he was dead on about From A Buick 8
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from that link:

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Rodgers also avoids the story-telling mistake that ruined the ending of The Stand for me. King relied on good Calvinist theology when his novel ended with all the struggles of human characters amounting to nothing, so that only the finger of God could save the world from the Walking Man. However, I, for one, found that to be infuriating. If God was going to solve everything all by himself, why did I spend so much time reading seven billion pages about the suffering and accomplishments of the human characters? Rodgers' ending, by contrast -- though there is an element of divine and that will annoy diehard agnostics -- arises from the choices and actions of the good and semi-good people whose lives we have been following.

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Yeah, I missed that. I was thinking there was an actual review of The Stand, which would be sweet cause it's one of my favorite books.
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Life of Pi, by Yann Martel
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HI guys, first post!
One thing I would really like my favourite guy in the whole world to review is the television show "Dead Like Me". I don't know if any of you guys or if Orson Scott Card himself has ever even heard of this show, but I think you will all be surprised.

It was recently cancelled after two seasons on Showtime. The show revolves around a recently deceased girl who becomes a grim reaper. She has to take the souls out of people before they die. Both seasons are available on DVD so I suggest you all go and check them out!

Great show. Two of my favourite things in the past decade have been Orson Scott Card and Dead Like Me. I'd really like to know what one thinks of the other...!

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I want him to review the newest Battle Star Galactica incarnation. He said he recently got the show to watch, but I still want his impressions.
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Household appliances.
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Anything but ladies' undergarments!

[Eek!] ... [Angst] ... [Cry]

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I'd like him to review Kage Baker's work. She's one of my top five favorite authors, and OSC is one of my top five favorite authors. I think he'd like her stuff.

For that matter, so would a lot of his fans. I'd recommend starting with In the Garden of Iden, the first novel of The Company. If you want something short and stand-alone, check out The Empress of Mars, which is a novella.

She's awesome, awesome, awesome.

www.kagebaker.com

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The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. It was required reading, but most of us really liked it.
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I just want more book reviews. Most movies I'm bound to see anyways at least once through netflix. But being exposed to a new book/author is going to have a much longer impression on me. I never would have read (or even heard of) Peter and The Starcatchers if he had not reviewed it.
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quote:
Originally posted by Omega M.:
Magic: The Gathering

woot woot, who's excited about Ravnika?
[Wink]

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I'd like to hear OSC's view of the Hyperion series by Dan Simmons
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I used to play MTG but jumped ship after type two came out. Its a ploy to force you to buy new merchandise and also to go out right after the Urza block was a good time to go. I still think it was the best block to ever hit the game.
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Computer equipment would also be good. What is he using now-a-days? [Smile]
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Has he reviewed Gilmore Girls? I've read so much about the show I can't remember if I read anything from Uncle Orson.
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quote:
Originally posted by 0range7Penguin:
I used to play MTG but jumped ship after type two came out. Its a ploy to force you to buy new merchandise

I used to think the same thing. but if you play you see how much diversity is created by forcing players to stay true to the current block. Besides, hard-core MTG fans don't need a reason to buy new sets and stay current. [Wink]
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I sort of miss MTG, I can't believe its been a decade since I last played. I only knew a few people who played, and when they stopped I just sold my countless cards for $50 and cut my losses. I think I held on to a dual land, because at that time they were not making them anymore.
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quote:
Originally posted by katharina:
Has he reviewed Gilmore Girls? I've read so much about the show I can't remember if I read anything from Uncle Orson.

I've often wondered the same thing. That is, having read through all his Uncle Orson reviews I'm pretty confident he hasn't, but I'd love to learn what he thinks of it.
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quote:
Originally posted by Stephan:
I sort of miss MTG, I can't believe its been a decade since I last played. I only knew a few people who played, and when they stopped I just sold my countless cards for $50 and cut my losses. I think I held on to a dual land, because at that time they were not making them anymore.

you know Dual Lands go for $14 - $22 a piece these days.
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quote:
Originally posted by tmservo:
Household appliances.

I would actually love to read his take on random appliances, but one of my favourite reads of any brilliant writer is their take on the mundane.

I would love it if he'd review Banana Yoshimoto.

Or, perhaps his own short fiction as contrasted with 'Welcome to the Monkey House'

that could be an interesting piece.

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Pamela Dean's "The Secret Country" trilogy.
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Thanks, IanO.

"...King is exactly as good as millions of readers think he is."
Woot!
and -

"In fact, instead of reading From a Buick 8, why not pick up The Stand or The Dead Zone or Misery and see what this giant did back when he still cared?"
[Cry] bahhh!

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Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman

and just for fun, household pets.

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menstrual products
booze
graphing calculators

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He could review music reviews. Not music, but the reviews: talk about what conveys information and what doesn't.

News organizations or news web sites, same thing.

Software of the Mind (the book; but it's some 10 years old).

Why the Jews? another old book, about the origins of anti-Semitism.

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What I'd really like to see (soon, please) is OSC's thoughts on the Harriet Miers nomination.
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Princess Mononoke
The Brothers Karamazov
Places to go at Myrtle Beach

And I second His Dark Materials

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While it would be interesting to see what people I respect think about thinks that I like, I prefer the reviews as they are. That is, about things OSC finds interesting enough to write about. I've found several great books that way I'd have otherwise missed, both fiction and non-fiction. The reviews about movies, foods, games and other things are also interesting to read, and often humorous as well. I occasionally browse the older reviews to see if anything in the titles catches my eye.
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What if OSC reviewed his own review column? That would be deep. Especially if he could look at it objectivelly.
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I'd like to hear his thoughts on the book "Confessions of an International Hitman" by John Perkins.
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Since OSC reviewed the Harvest Moon video games and made a point of the fact that girls like them even though the main characters are boys, maybe he could review the new Harvest Moons that have girls as the main characters.
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Another vote for Gilmore Girls.
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Since he's reviewed games in the past, maybe he should say something about su doku puzzles. I'd like to hear whether he thinks they get monotonous after you've done a few.
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Wonder what he would write about sex.
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quote:
Originally posted by pooka:
Remington Steele.

I'm so afraid that I'll go back and find this show that I loved so much as a teenager actually sucks.

That's exactly what happened to me a few years ago. I was devastated.
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I want reviews that would be relevant and help me. Why don't his reviews revolve around me? I'll never understand... [Wink]
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