Catcher in the Rye has always bothered me when Holden goes to the movie

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  1. A Succulent Chinese Meal

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    And gets pissed at the woman who cries at the movie and seems sincere but is really a shitty person in real life.

    That's the only thing that stuck with me about that book. I always feel like a fake person when I cry at a movie.
     
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    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    I had a salami on rye for breakfast.
     
  3. A Succulent Chinese Meal

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    I have half a chimichanga
     
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    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    Aren't you worried about getting sick from the lettuce?
     
  5. A Succulent Chinese Meal

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    No, not the same location
     
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    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    Whew!
     
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    Rye Bread:puke:
     
  8. A Succulent Chinese Meal

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    I thought all Jews loved rye bread. That must be one of those stereotypes.
     
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    lots of parts of that book sucked

    eat that chimmy cold bob

    warsh it down with rye
     
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    Bethstampon Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Holden knows IRL she is probably mean and shushes her kid or snubs the help etc. yet gets all emotional and sentimental at some phony movie drama. The real world provides us with many opportunities to exhibit even a fraction of the compassion and kindnesses in small little ways each day. Don't be silly and sentimental for pretend things, be nice and show such good qualities as often as possible each day.

    Also he knows she is crying for herself, ultimately. Just another form of selfish indulgence.
     
  11. A Succulent Chinese Meal

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    Because Lord knows he's never self indulgent.
     
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    Bethstampon Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Oh he admits he is a goddam phony out of the gates...
     
  13. A Succulent Chinese Meal

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    Soak up the chili heat with the bread, I see.
     
  14. A Succulent Chinese Meal

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    I don't remember any other part of the book, don't make me try to talk about it.
     
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    That's the crux of the character...he has ideals of how he, society, everyone should behave and be...but end of the day is just a mess like all of us.
     
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    Roller-skate skinny.
     
  17. Lou Loomis

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    Holden was the original Larry David. He had all these arbitrary rules for stuff that made a lot of sense on the surface but no one else knew the rules... Or they were just too stupid to follow them.

    Read the book w/ the Curb theme in your head next time....
     
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    Crap, dude, did you make that up? It is pretty brilliant. :hat:
     
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    My review: Retard loose in the city. Book sucked.
     
  20. A Succulent Chinese Meal

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    But so many people love it.