Thursday, May 26, 2005

Atlas Shrugged


You will be happy to hear that I have just started reading Atlas Shrugged last night. I went out and bought it because I didn't have a copy. After cracking it open last night, I went through about 30 pages quite quickly. Only one thing, Who is John Galt?


At 10:08 PM, Blogger Matt said...

It actually start kind of slow, it is towards the middle that you will be flying through it. I am about 200 pages into Fountainhead. I can't say I like it nearly as much, but we'll see.

Steve, where are you at now?
Colvin, what boat is your AIM talking about?

At 10:30 AM, Blogger Nathan said...

oh i just went fishing for about 14 hours with my uncle...I have now been awake for 28 straight hours (since I played golf yesterday morning at 7AM)...being unemployed is hard work!

At 10:31 AM, Blogger Nathan said...

oh and john galt is your mom...and you could have borrowed my copy purn.

At 1:21 PM, Blogger Steve said...

right now we are in florence, italy. wernt to quinco terre yesterday, it was incredible... went on this great trail and saw five littl evillages along the sea. the hostel we are in is pretty cool; they give us booze and dinner and there are a lot of amiercans. we met a libian guy yesterday and he tried to tell me how w had business deals with bin laden and all this shit... when i bput him in his place he shut up, but overall he was a nice guy. we've met a lot of backpackers and we have seen about 3 groups of random miami kids as well.

i think i am also goping to the reunion thingy since so many of you are. paul and i were taling about getting something together for forth of july.. any interest/ideas on that? atlas shrugged rules, i bot fountainhead but left it on the plane so i plan on reading it later. sorry to heatr its not has good at atlas tho.

talk to you all later, lemme know what's going in in the us cause i am out of the loop!

At 9:15 PM, Blogger Nathan said...

it is imperative that you read your email before you leave florence steve.

At 12:07 PM, Blogger Nathan said...

Things that have happened in America while you've been gone:

1) Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor (again).

2) Bridie Hunt 2K5 is headed for total failure.

3) Deloitte is undergoing massive restructuring resulting in downsizing of their consulting offices.

4) Columbus (much like Venice) is sinking into the dark hole it was built upon.

5) George Bush is still President of the United States.

At 11:46 AM, Blogger Matt said...

I just finished THe Fountainhead. I wouldn't put it on my top ten lists. The style is just like Atlas Shrugged. It is way too long, and the message is there but I don't think it is as strong or moving as Atlas. Not a horrible book, but I wouldn't put it on my top ten.

At 4:17 PM, Blogger Purn said...

That's good to know. I'm starting to hit some juicy stuff in Atlas. Reardon just started nailing Dagny and the Metal is a huge hit.

I'm still waiting for some intrigue to hit though. Too much sex and violence. Or not enough Sex and violence.

At 4:57 PM, Blogger Matt said...

I agree with you purn about the sex. I mean rarely in my life have I have ever felt that there was too much sex, but it just doesn't fit the story. You can kind of tell Rand is a little kinky because both of the books could have easily proven their point with out the constant sex stuff.

At 4:21 AM, Blogger Steve said...

well i lost fountainhead on the plane, but i sitll wanted to read it so i'm disappoitned to hear that its not as good. agree on the sex stuff too, didn't seem to always fit in the right way. what page you on purn?

colvin, the blueberry steak was amazing, great suggestiosn. we couldn't get in until 930 on a monday night! the place was packed and we didn't get out until after midnight.

in rome right now, saw the pope yesterday, and are now headed to venice just for the day, then off to interlaken. this girl might meet us there to go canyoning, so i may do that (paul doesn't want to do any extreme sports, so i'll probqably only spend the money if there is someone there to convince me).

what's the deal with faust's bachelor party planning? can't wait to hear about that! purn, i told colvin that we'll be back in cincy the inght of the 18th so maybe we can go out oafter the reception.

At 9:02 AM, Blogger Purn said...

As for Atlas, I just finished up to page 300 last night. Nathan is the one in charge of Faust's bachelor party. He's taken over as the head of North American Operations.

It'd be great to go out after the reception.... If I can still stand on my feet. I don't plan on remembering much of that night.

Steve, if I were you, I'd double check those European keyboards. Whenever you post stuff, it always look like jumble. Yet another reason America is superior to Europe. Plus we have a constitution that everyone has agreed with.

Has Paul heard anything more about his job? Is there a chance they might fire him before he starts?

At 1:48 PM, Blogger Nathan said...


I don't know why you doubted me on the blueberry filet, I nearly got two that night...I forgot to tell you to be nice to the waitress (she gave me a free tiramisu)...the bachelor is low-key, golf, reds game, bars, per Faust's suggestion.

Purn, you better get back to forgetting to file Boehner's lobbyist trips...

At 9:53 PM, Blogger Matt said...


I am going to have to agree with Colvin on this one. As a professional consulant for a Congressman from Ohio I was wondering if there were any trips that you, or any staff members, would be interested in taking with me.


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