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on 18 Jan 2009 09:00

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Favorite Moments in Non-Fiction Books

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10. The Long Hard Road Out of Hell - Neil Strauss,Marilyn Manson
One of my personal favorite music artists explains all of the myths surrounding him (such as removing a set of ribs so that he could auto-fellatio. Not true by the way. And if it was would he even admit it? Although he did confess to giving some dude oral, but says that he isn't gay because he didn't achieve "wood"?) and just talks about life as Marilyn Manson.

Oh, Shit Moment: One of the band members is having sex with a groupie, who happens to be deaf, and proceeds to talk dirty to her. Your standard dirty talk applies then suddenly Gingerfish (band member) yells, "I am going to cum in your deaf ear drums bitch and make you hear again!" The would room fell silent...(no pun intended)
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9. Motley Crue: The Dirt - Confessions of the W... - Neil Strauss, Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars, Vince Neil
80's hair metal at it's finest. Their lives eclipsed their music by far in my opinion. Raw, nasty, and downright horrid lives were lived in these pages. Every fan of rock music has heard some of the stories told and trust me some of them have not been embellished enough.

Oh, Shit Moment: Motley Crue decides to give up sex with groupies. So they ejaculate in their hands and have groupies act like cats to lick their semen up. Seriously?
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8. Opening the Xbox: Inside Microsoft's Plan to... - Dean Takahashi
One struggling entrepreneur's (Bill Gates) with a little known company (Microsoft) dream to bring the most bad ass gaming system known to man to your living room.

Oh, Shit Moment: When that one struggling entrepreneur's (Bill Gates) dream comes true. Maybe some of you people have heard of the Xbox?
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7. Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Emp... - David Kushner
John Carmack and John Romero are pioneers and damn good ones at that. The brains behind two of the most successful FPS franchises in video gaming history (Doom and Quake)are actually in real life quite the assholes. The pair constantly bitch about not having enough Diet Dr. Pepper and people having to much fun while working?! Nevertheless genius in the industry.

Oh, Shit Moment: Romero decides to split ties with Carmack and launches Ion Storm. Purchasing an amazing office in Dallas, Texas, and pimping it out with all of the latest development gear all to the tune of about $1 million. The $1 million was prior all developing the game cost went into effect. What game could be worth so much trouble you ask...Daikatana. In the end the total cost wind up costing Edios (parent company of Ion Storm) $25 million. Daikatana only sold around 200,000 copies.
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6. Fugitives and Refugees: A Walk in Portland, ... - Chuck Palahniuk
Probably my favorite author takes his readers on a tour of Portland, Oregon. Man it is not pretty.

Oh, Shit Moment: Realizing that I should never book a flight to Portland.
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5. John Dillinger: The Life and Death of Americ... - Dary Matera
The FBI and J. Edgar Hoover owe a great deal to the forming of their organizations to Jonnie D. The "Jackrabbit" and crew knocked over banks in a way that wasn't very professional, but the escape is what mainly received all of the attention.

Oh, Shit Moment: An obvious choice would be escaping from a prison using a wooden gun. Personally, I would choose Dillinger's final bank heist which went horribly wrong. The aforementioned bank heist resulted in numerous innocent bystanders being hit, a 16 year old kid being shot (in the hand) by Baby Face Nelson, and a member of their crew eventually succumbing to wounds occurred by being shot by a jeweler who just happened to see the robbery taking place. The final assault/betrayal on Dillinger is also on the most memorable moments in this book as it will be throughout history.

Little known fact is that the "Lady in Red", was actually wearing an Orange dress. And John Dillinger did not have an enormous genital. (snoops.com it)
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4. Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor ... - Eric Schlosser
Ah, there is a recession proof market and the Black Market always knew how to make a profit. The story about the man who at one moment controlled every aspect of the adult industry is simply amazing.

Oh, Shit Moment: Realizing that if all of the illegal immigrants left California their whole economy would shut in.

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3. Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Grea... - Mark Bowden_II
Once touted in Forbes' Magazine as one of the richest men in the world to the tune of about $5 billion, Pablo Escobar was probably one of the greatest outlaws to ever live. Oddly, he constantly attributed his wealth to the selling of bicycles? (Everybody in Columbia would have to own a dozen bicycles if this was true.)

Oh, Shit Moment: Far too many to count, but one of the most unfortunate is when some of Pablo's men bomb a plane out of the sky... just to kill one man. Who wasn't even on the damn plane! 100 plus people died sadly in this act.
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2. Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Pow... - Jeremy Scahill
Real life mercenaries (costing tax payers between $350-720 a day per solider) are given a human face in this interesting account of the rise of Blackwater USA. If you assumed guns-for-hire by the government from a PMC (private military company) was just something out of Metal Gear Solid 4...think again.

Oh, Shit Moment: Almost 300 people vs. 11 Blackwater contractors. Guess who wins? Apparently only 100 of the 300 enemies were armed. Damn bloodbath.
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1. A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and S... - Victor Davis Hanson
The Athenians and the Spartans constantly feuded and the bloodbath that proceeded these feuds nearly tore Greece apart.

Oh, Shit Moment: The Spartans were so undermanned a one point in the war that the gathered up all of the former Athenians citizens who lived in Sparta and asked them if they had any battle experience. Reluctantly, they admitted that they had experience then were lined up and then...promptly executed!? Housing former Athenian citizens might go against Sparta. Seeing Spartans in peril could possibly turn former Athenians against them...so the only logical choice was to kill them. Just in case.
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Some of my Favorite moments in Non-Fiction Books. So far. Chuck full of "Oh, shit!" moments.

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