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  1. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    25 Jan '10 09:41
    Pick Five. Current or recent. Bog-reading averse bigots butt out.


    The Star Trek Next Generation Companion - all 7 series, plot outlines/production notes.

    Henry Root’s World of Knowledge (and Common Sense)

    Dark Star : An Oral Biography of Jerry Garcia, Robert Greenfield

    The Top Ten Of Everything 2010: Russell Ash

    Wisden Almanac 2003
  2. 25 Jan '10 16:20
    Sorry, but what is a Bog book?
  3. Standard member DrKF
    incipit parodia
    25 Jan '10 18:25
    Rather than five favourites - as they tend to be somewhat forgettable) - 5 of the reading material in my loo recently and at present:

    - The Mock the Week Annual
    - Little People in the City: the street art of Slinkachu
    - Am I alone in Thinking..? (unpublished letters to The Telegraph)
    - a print-out of the BBC website magazine's Paper Monitor Annual
    - The Book of Dead Philosophers, by Simon Critchley
  4. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    26 Jan '10 06:55 / 1 edit
    I tend to carry things into the bog rather than select from a bogpile.

    Things read from recently in the bog:
    Vasily Grossman, Life and Fate
    Robert Walser, Institute Benjamenta
    Peter Porter, The Last of England
    Antony Flew (ed.), A Dictionary Of Philosophy
    Peter Cave, Can A Robot Be Human? (worthy of permanent bog duty to enliven the bog-time of the thinking guest)
  5. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    26 Jan '10 15:12
    Originally posted by badmoon
    Sorry, but what is a Bog book?
    An object through which the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message can concur with the process of egesting stools.
  6. Standard member Marcusr
    Bat Chain Puller
    26 Jan '10 21:55
    Of late and almost exclusively: Renegade - The Lives and Tales of Mark E Smith
  7. 28 Jan '10 01:22
    Originally posted by FMF
    An object through which the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message can concur with the process of egesting stools.
    Silly books. I don't have the sense of humor for meaningless reads. Waste of time, like fantasy fiction.
  8. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    28 Jan '10 07:40
    Originally posted by badmoon
    Silly books. I don't have the sense of humor for meaningless reads. Waste of time, like fantasy fiction.
    Bog = toilet
  9. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    28 Jan '10 08:40 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Bog = toilet
    Speaking of which, do you really allow your house guests to use your toilet facilities? It's strikes me as overly familiar. I wouldn't want my guests simply assuming that they could. They ought to think ahead when they are still in their own houses.
  10. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    28 Jan '10 09:26
    Originally posted by FMF
    Speaking of which, do you really allow your house guests to use your toilet facilities? It's strikes me as overly familiar. I wouldn't want my guests simply assuming that they could. They ought to think ahead when they are still in their own houses.
    Guests should bring their own books, too.

    There is a guest toilet.
  11. 29 Jan '10 00:23
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Bog = toilet
    Ok, yes I can be thick as a brick at times.
  12. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    29 Jan '10 02:10
    Originally posted by badmoon
    Ok, yes I can be thick as a brick at times.
    Well, regardless of thickness, with a bit of patience, and a good book, it'll pass in just the same way as the small ones or even semi-solids.