edgarblythe
 
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Tue 5 Apr, 2005 05:28 pm
I like Yossarian for his weakness as much as anything. Most literary anti heroes actually do and say pretty much the same things. Not Yossarian. He is as Coluber describes him and will outlast the others.
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edgarblythe
 
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Wed 6 Apr, 2005 06:54 pm
Catch 22 character list:

http://www.gradesaver.com/ClassicNotes/Titles/catch/charlist.html
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spendius
 
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Thu 7 Apr, 2005 07:08 am
Thanks Ed.
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coluber2001
 
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Thu 7 Apr, 2005 08:11 am
There is a sequel to "Catch 22." I haven't read it, and I like the unresolved ending of the original book and movie, but I would be interested in hearing about the book. Has anybody here read it?
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edgarblythe
 
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Thu 7 Apr, 2005 05:05 pm
never heard of it. Who would be the author?
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Merry Andrew
 
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Thu 7 Apr, 2005 05:44 pm
For the prototypical mind-numbingly clueless career officer. there is no one like Lt. (later Gen.) Scheisskopf. His name says it all.
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edgarblythe
 
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Thu 7 Apr, 2005 05:54 pm
It's a whole constellation of perfectly drawn chracters.
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coluber2001
 
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Thu 7 Apr, 2005 06:44 pm
Here's the sequel:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0684804506/104-4681502-1011108?v=glance
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edgarblythe
 
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Thu 7 Apr, 2005 07:43 pm
I plan to buy that one when I get the opportunity. Who knows; I might even like it.
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edgarblythe
 
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Sat 26 Feb, 2022 02:50 pm
If ever we need a Yossarian it's now.
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edgarblythe
 
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Sat 26 Feb, 2022 03:02 pm
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edgarblythe
 
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Sat 26 Feb, 2022 03:04 pm
Lash
 
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Sat 26 Feb, 2022 05:05 pm
Recent events make me feel that, despite attempts to mature into more intelligent political philosophies, I am still the hopeful naive American kid (Garfunkel), lucky to have the wise old Italian to hold ground and speak sense.
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edgarblythe
 
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Sat 26 Feb, 2022 05:12 pm
I had forgotten Heller wrote a sequel. I looked it up on Amazon
https://www.google.com/search?q=catch-22+sequel&oq=catch-22+sequel&aqs=chrome..69i57j0i22i30.7864j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
glitterbag
 
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Sat 26 Feb, 2022 05:56 pm
@edgarblythe,
I may have read it, I'll check my shelves for that title.
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edgarblythe
 
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Sun 27 Feb, 2022 10:48 pm
“Yossarian was cold, too, and shivering uncontrollably. He felt goose pimples clacking all over him as he gazed down despondently at the grim secret Snowden had spilled all over the messy floor. It was easy to read the message in his entrails. Man was matter, that was Snowden's secret. Drop him out a window and he'll fall. Set fire to him and he'll burn. Bury him and he'll rot, like other kinds of garbage. The spirit gone, man is garbage. That was Snowden's secret. Ripeness was all.

I'm cold,' Snowden said. 'I'm cold.”
― Joseph Heller, Catch 22
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edgarblythe
 
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Mon 28 Feb, 2022 08:28 am
“The night was filled with horrors, and he thought he knew how Christ must have felt as he walked through the world, like a psychiatrist through a ward full of nuts, like a victim through a prison full of thieves. What a welcome sight a leper must have been!”
― Joseph Heller
Leadfoot
 
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Mon 28 Feb, 2022 08:51 am
@edgarblythe,
More like Mother Teresa with no sick or hungry to heal and feed.

But yeah, good thought.
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Albuquerque
 
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Mon 28 Feb, 2022 11:26 pm
@edgarblythe,
Most excellent scene indeed!
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edgarblythe
 
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Sun 6 Mar, 2022 02:34 pm
The image of an undead brain coming back to live again is the stuff of science fiction. (This sentence is the ridiculous leadoff in the article, but the rest of it is worth a read)

https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/zombie-pigs-brainex/?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR1jPwWKJD8CLwpLyWbZNR6nc0gLo0d6Famw1Ad7KtDwPabO5coTxw-n_08#Echobox=1646438975

Yale scientists restore cellular function in 32 dead pig brains
 

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