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The Steven King movie "The Stand"

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Poll Question: Have you seen the movie "The Stand"?
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    Posted: December 31 2005 at 1:19pm

This whole thing reminds me of the movie The Stand by Steven King. 

I'm sure nobody here has even heard of the movie.... 

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One of King's earlier novels and IMHO one of his best.  In his story it is a modified version of the flu that sacks humanity. 

History shows again and again
How nature points out the folly of men

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Albert;

I not only saw the movie, but also read the book.  It was one of my all time favorites also.

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This past summer someone on another board made the observation that SF fans were over-represented in the Flubie community.  I wonder if it holds true here too.

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I read the book and I"m the "Walking dude" ! 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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just picked up my copy of the stand, haven't read it in years. strange how quickly things fall apart. wonder if reality will be similar...
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If you have never seen the movie The Stand, I would rent it.  It's definitely a "must see".


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I've seen bits of it on television, but never saw the beginning.  How does the pandemic start?
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accident at a govt facility, guard runs with his family and starts infecting people, really interesting how it spreads.  reality is we are in constant contact with lots of people....

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As most of you know, I wrote a novel about a post pandemic world. 

In the book I passed possible blame on diabolical plots in the Middle East, as the flu started on the Syrian/Iraq border and spread around the world within a week.  The book is about survival in a post pandemic world.

The moral to the story, Flu now has wings.  Some are metal and some are feathered, but it can spread rapidly, and can reach all corners of the world.
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Hey Joe.... How do I get a copy of your novel ?
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Hey Joe, what is the name of your book? My name is Mike Boyle, and I also wrote a novel about a great pandemic. My book 'Full Circle' is about an end-of-the-world pandemic and its aftermath.  The disease (a rabies like virus) wipes out most of humanity in the year 2025, leaving about a half million people spread around the globe. Had to do a lot of research, but writing it was an interesting experience.
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Joseph, how do I buy a copy of your book? 
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Please be advised, it is just a (semi sci fi) novel about stragglers surviving a global pandemic.  We are talking about a few hundred in the United States as a whole.  My story is about a colony that gets its act together in southern California.  Most move into a local San Diego high school because the structure is earthquake proof and fire proof (cinderblock construction).  They endure fires, pestilence, earthquakes, tsunamis and conflict with a cult from the Los Angeles area.  You just knew that Los Angeles had to spawn a religious cult while the rest of the world is simply trying to survive.

Questions answered in my book:  What do you do when there is no electric grid functioning and no electricity?  What do you do to drive when there is no electricity to pump gasoline up from those underground gas vaults at gas stations? Telephone service breaks down and you need to communicate over distance.  How do you do it? How long can you live off of cans?  How long will canned food last? What about fresh food? Can you provide it by farming?

At any rate, if you are still interested, email me with a mailing address for me to ship the book via US Mail.  That costs about $2.  The book costs me $3 a copy to have printed, so I'll request a $5 bill in exchange. The book regularly sells for $7.95, so you are getting a darn good deal.

Email:  Joe_Neubarth@Yahoo.com

Notice the underscore between Joe and Neubarth
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That's too cheap LOL.  At least raise it to $19.95!  Wait.... what am I saying?        
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I was thinking about ordering 5 copies. ...  Maybe we should have a pneomonia  vaccination contest.  For every additional person that you convince to get a pneumonia shot, you will get one point.  Whoever gets the most amount of people to get vaccinations within one week, wins the contest.   The winner of the contest gets $200.00 cash from me wired via western union - And  a copy of Joe's book?  

Verification of the pneumonia vax (receipt) would have to be faxed over of course.    

 

 

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Originally posted by majalak majalak wrote:

Hey Joe, what is the name of your book? My name is Mike Boyle, and I also wrote a novel about a great pandemic. My book 'Full Circle' is about an end-of-the-world pandemic and its aftermath.  The disease (a rabies like virus) wipes out most of humanity in the year 2025, leaving about a half million people spread around the globe. Had to do a lot of research, but writing it was an interesting experience.


In The Beginning

I chose that title because it would be a new beginning for the world. I have raised a vast multitude of children and I used to make up stories while sitting around the fire place.  In The Beginning started as a fireplace story.  The kids thought it so fascinating that  they kept on telling me that I should write it as a book, so I did.  I created some interesting characters in the story. I have a 350 pound football playing Samoan Islander who goes by the name of Tiny.  It was a fun book to write.  Once I sat down the writing was easy.
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Chiefmom, you mentioned The Stand? LOL

 

 

 

 



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I read that book when it first came out and I was a teen-ager. I always wondered what would happen if that ever did happen. I loved that book! There was a longer version written after that filled in the holes.

In the back of my mind I always wondered if that sort of thing could happen...

Just don't want to be hangin' out with "Harold" if it does. LOL

I think about this alot now. Not the Harold thing but the "superflu" and how it mutated and shifted...kinda like bf

May God protect us all.       
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