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09 January 2003 @ 01:49 pm
Cloudscudding `n' Thoth et al - Inventory List and Whatnot  
A trip to Half-price relieved me of about 3 cubic feet of shitty, shitty books, (which are not the ones I'm looking to unload on y'all) and was almost enough to pay for a 2nd ed Lady's book (It's an Automata Theory book, not DnD), The Tao of Objects, On Concurrent Programming, and a damn-near completely new paperback American Gods (which I have already read, but need to own).

So, here are the ground rules of what I'm selling - if you can give me $2-3 for a CD, it's yours. If you can give me 1/3 list price for a book (which is what I have listed here), it's yours. I tend to keep my stuff in pretty good condition (I do have OCD), so I figure that's about fair. If you feel like disputing a price, just remember that I want to be doing better than if I go to Cheapo, DreamHaven, or Half-Price. And remember, this is for posterity (i.e. my groceries and living expenses). I'm not trying to get rid of it because it's crap - I'm trying to get rid of it because I need money. Most of these are things I may pick up again when I have money, or are just done with.

If you want one of these, call "dibs" on them in the comments below - that's why I numbered them. We'll sort the rest of it out later, if anybody wants any of these.

Compact Discs

  1. Utah Saints - Two

  2. Front 242 - Tyranny (For You)

  3. Front Line Assembly - Epitaph

  4. Sting - Ten Summoner's Tales

  5. Front 242 - Front By Front

  6. Rammstein - Live Aus Berlin

  7. Squarepusher - My Red Hot Car

  8. Motörhead - Best of

  9. Crystal Method - Tweekend

  10. Metallica - The Black Album

  11. Mortal Kombat Soundtrack

  12. Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

  13. Lost Highway Soundtrack

  14. Cracking the Code: A Tribute to Kraftwerk

  15. Gravity Kills - Superstarved


  17. The Dead Milkmen - Death Rides a Pale Cow (Best Of)

  18. Counting Crows - Across a Wire (2-disc live CD set - $10)

  19. The Simpsons - Songs in the Key of Springfield

  20. Chant (Those Kooky Benedictine Monks)

  21. Chant 3 (See Above)

Some CD's are omitted because I wouldn't wish them on anybody - such as Darken My Fire: A Gothic-Industrial Tribute to the Doors and that shit-awful Cleopatra tribute to Edgar Allan Poe. Also, some of the CD's are used - but they don't appear to be too horribly scratched (i.e. they play just fine for me). Inquiries can be made directly.

Also - the Book section is a lot longer, since I typically added some commentary to each one.

Books and Magazines

  1. An Introduction to Language, 6th Ed., by Fromkin and Rodman - $12 - My Intro to Linguistics Textbook. Pretty solid, and mostly informal, if you're into that whole "what language is" thing. Also, priced substantially lower than 1/3, because it needs to leave my head (and my room).

  2. Latin Made Simple- $4 - One of those "make it simple" books. It isn't Wheelock's, but it does a fairly good job of going through all the details of introductory through intermediate Latin, and a little more.

  3. The Myth of Male Power, by Warren Farell, Ph.D -$4 - A feminist apologist's (?) view of social power hierarchies in second-stage civilization. I bought this book back when I was a die-hard Republican (which was an adolescent phase for me which only lasted until I was 14). An interesting read, if for nothing else than a counter-argument to many of the po-mo arguments you hear today. I should probably note that the book does attempt an egalitarian viewpoint, but the end result is, of course, debatable.

  4. Best American Short Stories, 1982, John Gardner, ed. - $3 - Some good short stories. A remaindered book from the T.B. Scott Public Library. Interesting if, for nothing else, a pseudo-core sample of the "height" of literary fiction twenty-one years ago.

  5. A Metric Ass-Tonne of Dragon Magazine- Issues 173, 181, 187, 192, 197, 198, 201-205, and 208. Price is negotiable, but bidding begins at $10 - some of the earlier ones are super bad-ass, but the later ones kindof drag. In any case, they do come as a set.
  6. A Metric Shit-Tonne of Dungeon Magazine - Issues 28, 31-36, 38, 40, 42, 60, and 65. As for the lot above, and bidding begins at $10.

  7. Indonesian Fighting Fundamentals: The Brutal Arts of the Archipelago, by Bob Orlando - $10 - A Paladin Press book I got in high school, which is, all in all, pretty damn sweet. It contains various "sneak peeks" at very specific manuevers (and styles of fighting) from several different Oceanic fighting arts. Topics include - Adhesion as a fighting principle, Kuntao, Petjut (Whiplash), Kuntao, Silat vs. Kuntao, Juru Satu, Kun Lun Pai, and a number of chapters on both training without a teacher, and the moral and ethical issues of knowing how to kill somebody with your index fingers. Not as in-depth as it could be, but a worthy read.

  8. Bicycling Magazine's Complete Guide to Bicycle Maintenance and Repair, 1994 Edition - $10 - Not much to say really - it is what it says it is. And since I don't own a bicycle anymore, I figure somebody might want this.

  9. The Big Black Book - $10 - A gigantic tome of Consumer Reports-syle "secrets", mostly about the tax code, insurance, and various hobbies. Absolutely ginormous, but worth a read.

  10. New Classic Cocktails, by the Regans - $5 - A cocktail recipe book, hardcover, full-color. Includes drinks like the Cosmopolitan, Chocolate Martini, Oatmeal Cookie, and the AWOL, which some people regard as "new standards". It's the quirky zest, stupid.

  11. The Chickens are Restless, by Gary Larson - $4 - It's the Far Side - what more do you need to know?

  12. The Road Ahead, by Bill Gates - $7 - Sun Tzu said, I think, something about knowing your enemy, which is the reason I own this book. An interesting look at where computers (were) are, and Bill's predictions for the next century. Written in 1996, but still sortof timely. Sortof. Includes an interactive CD-ROM I'm sure you Windows people would just love. I have no idea what's on it.

  13. The Space Child's Mother Goose, by Frederick Winsor - $6 - Nursery Rhymes for Geeky Kids. In other words, cute rhyming poems about quantum physics and space travel. Just recently back in print - and an adorable little book. Just keep in mind what it would take for me to say that and mean it.

There will probably be more later - I have a box of writing books to go through, gaming stuff to go through (including a near-complete Spelljammer collection), and a bunch of logic books to go through. Damn that took a long time.
Selah: cassie scholasticmegspencer on January 9th, 2003 12:21 pm (UTC)
I call dibs on CDs number 4 (sting), 6 (rammstein) and 11 (mortal kombat- assuming it's the first movie soundtrack and the one with actual songs and not the score or the second movie). And I'll give you $10 for the three of them. Good?
Selahmegspencer on January 9th, 2003 01:05 pm (UTC)
Okay, I couldn't resist, I'll take 1 (Utah Saints), 10 (metallica) and 15 (gravity kills). That brings my total up to... six cds for $15?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on January 9th, 2003 01:10 pm (UTC)
Sounds good to me - and yes, it's the good movie soundtrack :-)
la femme stygian: ink piercinggunn on January 9th, 2003 12:48 pm (UTC)
cds: 3, 9, 17, 19,
books: 1, 8
coffee: sometime?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on January 9th, 2003 01:11 pm (UTC)
CD's and books - fine by me!

Coffee - What are you doing tonight/today?
la femme stygiangunn on January 9th, 2003 01:24 pm (UTC)
too too busy- after saturday?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on January 9th, 2003 01:27 pm (UTC)
la femme stygian: snow bunny `98gunn on January 9th, 2003 01:32 pm (UTC)
Hillarysusanofstohelit on January 9th, 2003 01:11 pm (UTC)
CDs 20 & 21
Books 10 & 13

when can I give your vacuum back?
The past is prologue: Talthybiusnemoren on January 9th, 2003 02:30 pm (UTC)
Book 4. I dig short stories.
And, My God. I had no idea you were ever a die-hard Republican.
My surprise would be only marginally greater if you'd told me you'd been born a woman.
atelierlune on January 9th, 2003 04:16 pm (UTC)
Traffic in Words and Beats, eh?
Book #11, please.
whatis42 on January 9th, 2003 06:05 pm (UTC)
Oh grr. Damn distance.....

I'm interested in book number 9, and would be happy to pay shipping, if you'd be willing to make a long-distance deal.
Thothaaron_foss on January 9th, 2003 08:24 pm (UTC)
CD's 2 and 5 (both of the 242 discs), 7 or 8 bucks?

Also, you mentioned some gaming stuff including a near complete set of SpellJammer supplements? I too have a lot of old stuff from that setting and may be interested in filling in the holes in my collection.

SpellJammer ruled.
Abra SWcloudscudding on January 9th, 2003 08:52 pm (UTC)
Dibs on book 2: Latin...and the Muse says he'll pay you three bucks if you keep Motorhead...he was muttering something about "no one should have to give that up" and "that poor guy"...then he failed to post on lj because it was being cranky and he started muttering about "livejournal sucks ass" and "you should make all your friends move and set up a delphi forum."

Then he lured the cat off to the bedroom and did something to it that involved feathers, tissue paper, and sharp claws.
astcetc snafuwonderlandkat on January 10th, 2003 01:25 pm (UTC)
ooh, books
book #3 please. if only so i can use it for target practice *grins*