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Old 02-12-2013, 04:13 PM
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50 Shades of Grey....

Is one helluva twisted book!


Picked it up yesterday AM while waiting for jury duty, and was hooked almost instantly. Finished reading it this morning at 3.30AM!


Anyone else here read it? Might try to read the next two of the trilogy this week.

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Old 02-12-2013, 04:29 PM
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Interesting ploy to get out of jury duty....

They'll never pick the dude reading 50 Shades.....
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:37 PM
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Interesting ploy to get out of jury duty....

They'll never pick the dude reading 50 Shades.....
Good one

Six grown men read "50 Shades of Grey" - YouTube

Here's another (the fun starts at :40 )
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:05 PM
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Count Jeremy Clarkson among them too haha
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:19 PM
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This reminds me of a toned down version of 'The Story of O'.

And on another level..... About 30 years ago a lady friend of mine got a job in a hardware store. She was sort of a handyman type, enjoyed home improvement, and knew a lot about all types of hardware and building supplies. She knew more about a lot of the stuff in the store than a lot of the old men that usually worked in those types of jobs.

She told me that one thing puzzled her and that was a type of soft cotton rope the place sold. It was too weak to use for rope and to big to use for tying packages, but women sure bought a lot of it.

One day she asked a lady what she intended to do with all that rope and when the lady told her she was sort of taken aback.

So..... This sort of thing has been around for a long time.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:46 PM
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While I have no desire to read it, I did find this review of it quite funny.

Katrina Passick Lumsden (Charlotte, MI)'s review of Fifty Shades of Grey

The language is a bit tough...
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:52 PM
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Interesting ploy to get out of jury duty....

They'll never pick the dude reading 50 Shades.....
My g/f picked it up last summer and gave it to me to read. I read a chapter & later asked her if I should bring it to the beach. Is is something a straight guy should be seen reading? No, she said. Here, I said, take it back.

Now, the Story of O: forever in a teenage male's memory.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:47 PM
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Soft core for wimmin'.

I'm not saying that's bad.....
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:55 PM
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My g/f picked it up last summer and gave it to me to read. I read a chapter & later asked her if I should bring it to the beach. Is is something a straight guy should be seen reading? No, she said. Here, I said, take it back.

Now, the Story of O: forever in a teenage male's memory.
The problem is - not too many books peak my interest. This book is very twisted and bizarre, and as a result, managed to keep my interest.

I read tons of material for work, and so books bore me to death. I was big into Tom Clancy novels, but even those fell by the wayside after doing all of the reading I do for work.

And about being straight... Well, Hatty has seen how my nights go.... No shortage of ladies at the end of the night.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJy7sLpTpv4

Justin did you read it or let Siri read it for you?
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I read the first book... Every time the main chick said "oh my" I could only think of George Takei. Hence the reasone for not reading the other books. That and the fact that she annoyed the crap out of me.
George Takei - Oh My - YouTube
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:09 AM
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Justin ---

Last year, when I was on Match.com, I kept seeing women's profiles that said the last book they read was 50 Shades of Gray. So, naturally, I wanted to know why all the women were reading this book or the trilogy.

Since, I didn't want to buy it, I added my name to the wait list at the local library for the e version. I was 4th on the wait the list. I was pretty much resigned to go buy the book.....I mean....if you can keep an ebook for a week, and I'm 4th on the list.....that's like 4 weeks that I'd have to wait for the book. Anyway, on Day 5 of being on the wait list, I get an email saying I can check it out, so I did. Like you, I couldn't set the book down. I guess I should make a confession now --- I often call my new girlfriend "Ana" and she often refers to me as her 50 shades. Did the book provide entertainment? Yes. Did the book open my new GF's eyes? Yes. She's glad she met me in person though BEFORE I read the book and before she read the book, so we know the book didn't influence our behavior at all.

Of course, she read the next 2 faster than I did......she bought them. I borrowed them from her. She told all of her boring friends that they should read the first one and then decide if what they really want is a 50 shades kind of guy. And having a dinner date with her while I have a silk tie in my pocket is so much fun!

Enough said?
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I have heard of the book referred to as "hunger games for women"
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:40 AM
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The problem is - not too many books peak my interest.
You may have meant pique. A good word to know for Scrabble.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:05 PM
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The overwhelming popularity of this series demonstrates clearly that millions of women of all ages fantasize about being tied and spanked by a young and abusive and emotionally disturbed billionaire.

Who would have foreseen this?

I thought Portnoy's Complaint was much more entertaining.

“I am marked like a road map from head to toe with my repressions. You can travel the length and breadth of my body over superhighways of shame and inhibition and fear.”

“Doctor, I had never had anybody like her in my life, she was the fulfillment of my most lascivious adolescent dreams– but marry her, can she be serious? You see, for all her preening and perfumes, she has a very low opinion of herself, and simultaneously– and here is the source of much of our trouble-a ridiculously high opinion of me. And simultaneously, a very low opinion of me! She is one confused Monkey, and, I'm afraid, not too very bright.”

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