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Russell Williams

Photoshop guy

Member Since 2005

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  • Monogamy is Bad for the Soul: An Intelligence Squared Debate

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 42 mins)
    • By Intelligence Squared Limited
    • Narrated By Various
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Monogamy is Bad for the Soul
    Jack Klaff, a writer, director, and actor; Rod Little, a journalist for The Guardian, The Sunday Times, and The Spectator; and Dr. Anthony Grayling of the University of London spoke for the motion.

    Gordon says: "Hadn't put much thought into the topic"
    "Dry dry dry"
    Overall

    A debate between people who go out of their way to assure us that none of them have ever experienced the slightest hint of non-monogamy themselves. The argument was so dry and disconnected from any real feeling I sometimes doubted they had ever had sex, though they had obviously read many philosophy books. I am particularly mystified by Susie Bright's recommendation, as it is about as far from her engaging style as I can I can imagine. This elucidated nothing for me; it was an attempt to be witty that fell very flat. Lots of hot air about what the spiritual meaning of love and sex should ideally be according to each debater's abstract arguments based on their abstract axioms, nothing about what the actual effects of non-monogamy are on people's lives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stick to Drawing Comics, Monkey Brain!: Cartoonist Ignores Helpful Advice

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Scott Adams
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (72)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    Everyone knows Scott Adams as the king of workplace humor. No office is complete without a few Dilbert strips on the wall. And if you compare a VP to the Pointy-Haired Boss, no further description is necessary. But why should a humorist stick to the workplace when there are so many other great subjects to explore? What about politics? Religion? Malfunctioning underpants?

    Steven says: "Mildly Entertaining"
    "Has its moments"
    Overall

    Some of the bits are pretty funny, but I could never hope to have as high an opinion of him as he has of himself. And "observational humor" needs more than mundane observations plus a snarky delivery to constitute humor. The bit about the nature of God was creative. The extended bit about what to do about the sock you don't know whether you dropped on the way to or from the washing machine, not so much. The former contained thoughts I hadn't already thought. The latter -- and many other bits -- didn't. They weren't hilarious when I thought them, and they didn't get funny just because Scott Adams thought them too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Dark Lantern

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Gerri Brightwell
    • Narrated By Anne Flosnik
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    The Bentley's London household is in a state of flux. The elderly matron is on her deathbed; so her son, recently returned from France, is acting as the new master of the house. While he is busy developing a reputation in anthropometry, the science of identifying criminals by body measurements, he is unaware of the secrets of the women in the household.

    Beatrice says: "The Dark Lantern"
    "Too much atmosphere, not enough plot"
    Overall

    The ratio of descriptive detail to plot and character development is far too high for my taste. Too much about how the tea, the mutton, the toast, has gotten cold. Too many internal re-thinkings of the advantages of anthropometry over fingerprinting. Not enough plot. Not enough change in the characters. Page-turning as in "get *on* with it" rather than "what's going to happen next?". I loved Sarah Waters' "Tipping the Velvet", "Affinity", and "Fingersmith". This was excruciatingly slow and static by comparison.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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