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Time by Electric Light Orchestra

[Longhorn Review] Time by Electric Light Orchestra

Material Type: All, music — Posted on June 29, 2010, 12:02 pm

By: Electric Light Orchestra

This is a great example of a 1970's-1980's concept album. The storyline can be
extrapolated from listening and reading liner notes and that trademark "ELO" sound
abounds in vocal harmonies and classic strings throughout the work. Perhaps an
acquired taste for those of the "hip-hop" generation...but caviar for those that
know Pink Floyd's "The Wall", Rush's "2112 Overture" and Queenryche's "Operation
Mindcrime". Relax and enjoy the tale of an ambitious time traveler who accidentally
gets trapped in the future and can only share his lonely story through the musical
message sent back in time for us to hear. Try and pick out the news reports in the
background of "Here is the News". Feel the lamenting sorrow and acceptance of loss
in "Ticket to the Moon" and try to "remember the good 'ol 1980's...where things were
so uncomplicated". Ironic lyrics at the time, but probably more prophetic in this
day and age as we look back and see the genius in this sorely underrated, and
admittedly rushed work by Jeff Lynne.

Reviewer: Tyler Durden

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Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan.

[Longhorn Review] Journal of the Chemical Society of Pakistan.

Material Type: All, movies — Posted on June 15, 2010, 12:38 pm

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The journal contains local and international research carried out by scientists
and is a good source for the research conducted in Asia and Middle East
region.

Reviewer: Rashid Raza

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Dylan Thomas / by Paul Ferris.

[Longhorn Review] Dylan Thomas / by Paul Ferris.

Material Type: All, books — Posted on June 2, 2010, 2:57 pm

By: Ferris, Paul, 1929-

What a depressing subject for a biography. No wonder two of the three Thomas
children went to Australia and stayed there (and had nary a comment for this tome).
Could the slim output and powerful reading ability of this too-famous poet really
justify the living hell that he inflicted on everyone within his purview? It is hard
to imagine how Mr. Ferris was able to maintain his scholarly momentum on this
seemingly endless cascade of theft, whining, solipsism and drunkenness. What is more
remarkable is that Mr. Ferris's account actually provides a measure of empathy for
an individual who personifies the adage that most writers are 'better read than
met'.

Reviewer: dennis trombatore

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What plagues Pakistan?

[Longhorn Review] What plagues Pakistan?

Material Type: All, Books — Tags: Pakistan, plagues, what — Posted on June 1, 2010, 11:56 am

By: Bhatti, Tanvir Hussain

The writer Mr Tanvir Hussain Bhatti has shown awareness to his surroundings and
day to day events in and around Pakistan. He has also related these events to
economic and political situation prevailing in the country. At relevant places he
has suggested how to cope with problems and be a part of solution. He represents to
me a good example of concerned citizen and we need more of this type.

“What Plagues
Pakistan?” is no doubt a potpourri of various problems and difficulties that the
state of Pakistan is facing and which have not received due attention at the hands
of state functionaries and nor of civil society. These issues must be answered. I am
sure that publication of these articles in the form of a book will trigger debate,
and be a catalyst for change.

I am happy Mr.Tanvir is not neutral to wrongs, and
holds a clear bias against what is unjust and unfair. He expresses himself loudly
against those who are and were responsible for the present environment of despair.

Mr.Tanvir Bhatti will do well to avoid prolixity in his future writings and I will
recommend him now to also write about sunshine aspects of Pakistan. We are no doubt
facing problems as mentioned by him but we also have great opportunities awaiting
us. Let us explore them. I find the youth of Pakistan a great source of energy and
hope. I find greater awareness amongst the masses. I find people of Pakistan are
respectable and generous. So if there is bad news, there is good news too.

About the
WRITER: Senator S.M.Zafar Senior Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan Federal Minister
for Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Pakistan(1965-69) President High
Court Bar Association, Lahore(1975) President Supreme Court Bar Association(1976)
Chairman Human Right Society of Pakistan. Chairman Cultural Association of
Pakistan.

Reviewer: Longhorn Reviewer

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The Walking Dead / Robert Kirkman

[Longhorn Review] The Walking Dead / Robert Kirkman

Material Type: All, books — Posted on April 28, 2010, 12:56 pm

By: Kirkman, Robert.

This superb comic/graphic-novel/whatever is far more than your typical
gunslinger, ridiculous, action up the a$$, zombie based media. I wouldn't consider
it to be a horror either. If anything, I'd consider to be more of a drama/action. If
you like Max Brook's "World War Z," chances are you'll like this.

Reviewer: Spades

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World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War / Max Brooks.

[Longhorn Review] World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War / Max Brooks.

Material Type: All, books — Posted on April 28, 2010, 12:55 pm

By: Brooks, Max.

This is an essential for any zombie lover. Max Brooks' vision of a zombie
apocalypse is more in-depth than anything I've ever seen. Be careful though. World
War Z can seem more real than the wars you've read about in history books. Also, I
recommend the audio book. It is abridged, but it's by far the best audio book I've
ever heard.

Reviewer: Spades

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Three cups of tea : one man's mission to promote peace -- one school at a time

[Longhorn Review] Three cups of tea : one man's mission to promote peace -- one school at a time

Material Type: All, books — Tags: Afghan, education, Greg Mortenson, Pakistan — Posted on April 26, 2010, 10:27 am

By: Mortenson, Greg.

If you like your inspirational reading full of treacle, then this is the
uplifting book for you! This is not a bad light read. It is effusive in praise for
Greg Mortenson’s genius, and includes information about the recent state (2006-7) of
some Afghan and Pakistan people. Next in the sequence, by Mortenson and without the
co-author, is Stones into Schools.

Reviewer: Shel

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Ms.

[Longhorn Review] Ms.

Material Type: All, books — Tags: feminism, gender, woman's issues — Posted on April 18, 2010, 4:28 pm

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Excellent magazine about women's issues!!!!! I have been subscribed since 1995.
It covers national and international issues. And with time it has become more
inclusive on the issues of women of color. For many years it had no ads. There is a
section in the magazine called "No comment" where subscribers submit misogynist and
chauvinists ads, including the date and magazine they were published in, and an
address to write to the publishers about why this ads are offensive. Thanks to
readers writing to the publishing companies, a number of ads have been removed.
Today it does but there are not commercial ads but educational, or ads for other
women organizations. Today it is owned by the Feminist Majority, an activist
organization, they keep an eye on Washington for our rights and distribute the
magazine to women in jail among other things.

Reviewer: Feminist Actor

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The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

[Longhorn Review] The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

Material Type: All, books — Posted on April 16, 2010, 8:17 am

By: Schroeder, Alice

It is apparent that the DAD owns shares in Berkshire Hathaway. I would suggest
that the reviewer attend the meetings with DAD. I would suggest that the reviewer
listen carefully during the 7 hours. I would suggest that the reviewer study the
owner's manual. I would suggest the reviewer highlight the owner's manual. I would
suggest that the reviewer prepare like they would teach from the owner's manual. I
would suggest that the reviewer obtain Alice Shroeder's detailed analysis from
Berkshire Hathaway "Float Based Method". I would suggest that the reviewer read "The
Making of an American Captitalist" by Lowenstein. I would suggest that the reviewer
bond with the DAD. I would suggest that the reviewer learn daily from the DAD. The
DAD is a "wonderful and most relevant" DAD. I have owned Berkshire Hathaway shares
since 1983. I have NEVER sold a shares since 2000. My better half and I attend the
annual meeting and HAVE TOO MUCH FUN TO HARDLY EXPLAIN IN THIS SHORT REVIEW. I would
suggest that I wish your DAD was my DAD. Suggest to your DAD to make his way to
Gorat's at 5 PM on Friday, April 30, 2010 via Ms Lori's section. It would be FUN to
meet DAD.

Reviewer: Longhorn Reviewer

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Star wars trilogy / Lucasfilm Ltd

[Longhorn Review] Star wars trilogy / Lucasfilm Ltd

Material Type: All, books — Tags: reviewer, Star Wars — Posted on April 12, 2010, 11:50 am

By: George Lucas

This is the single greatest contribution to the film industry. Since 1977, Star
Wars has not only inspired hundreds of millions of people, it has had a lasting
impact on American culture that is prevalent even today. May the force be with
you.

Reviewer: Austin Gunter

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