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2009-05-24 07:35:01 PM  
I'm surprised 1984 isn't on that list if Animal Farm is on it. Unless that's only a partial list. That seems the most likely.

When I was in school, Animal Farm was required reading. We even watched the cartoon. It's probably the only book I actually enjoyed reading in school. (DIAF Great Gatsby).

Canterbury Tales was required reading for me, too.
 
2009-05-24 07:38:04 PM  
Because if it's on Yahoo answers, it's got to be true.

How is libarry formed?

How book get baenned?
 
2009-05-24 07:44:07 PM  
This kid's got potential.
 
2009-05-24 07:49:25 PM  
Animal Farm was required reading for me and everyone else I know. What the fark kind of school bans that book? That's almost too weird to be true.

Vanetia: It's probably the only book I actually enjoyed reading in school. (DIAF Great Gatsby).


Also, this. fark F. Scott Fitzgerald with a rusty blade.
 
2009-05-24 07:56:08 PM  

thejoyofpi: What the fark kind of school bans that book?


Apparently, the kid goes to a Catholic school, and the administration banned a bunch of books that were found to be contradictory to the Catholic faith.

I can see that for The Evolution of Man, but A Conneticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court? They're banning Mark Frigging Twain?

That kid needs to take the next step and start calling up the local reporters to make some headlines.
 
2009-05-24 07:57:39 PM  
Kid, there's not a librarian alive who wouldn't do you, I mean, put you through school.
 
2009-05-24 08:22:37 PM  
If we let kids hide books in their lockers, what's next? Can kids hiding guns and drugs in their lockers be far behind? This madness must be stopped. I say strip the little bastiche nekkid and taser him until he confesses.
 
2009-05-24 08:29:22 PM  

Vanetia: Canterbury Tales was required reading for me, too.


Chaucer is (or rather was) my 24th great-grandfather. Glad he made time to fark. ;)
 
2009-05-24 08:34:13 PM  

mmagdalene: Vanetia: Canterbury Tales was required reading for me, too.

Chaucer is (or rather was) my 24th great-grandfather. Glad he made time to fark. ;)


Lol! Wow.

Well with him being a famous writer and all I'm sure all sorts of medieval chicks were chasing him around. Or something.
 
2009-05-24 09:09:54 PM  
Where the fark are tehse books banned? Qum, Iran?

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
His Dark Materials trilogy
Sabriel
The Canterbury Tales
Candide
The Divine Comedy
Paradise Lost
The Godfather
Mort
Interview with the Vampire
The Hunger Games
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Animal Farm
The Witches
Shade's Children
The Evolution of Man
the Holy Qu'ran
... and lots more.

Four or five of these were required reading when and where I went to High School. None (that had been written yet) were banned.

/And why so much hatred for Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald in the thread?
 
2009-05-24 09:10:44 PM  
So, he wants to ban and burn books, but he's too much of a pansy to do that, so he just lends them and stuffs them in his locker. Asshole and a pussy. Good job Fundie.
 
2009-05-24 09:21:31 PM  
Kid has apparently been outed as a girl. My feelings are now strictly of the harmless girl-crush variety.
 
2009-05-24 09:22:48 PM  
Someone give that kid a farking medal.

Half of those books should be required reading, and the other half belong on damn near every home in the country. Hell, half of those books were required reading in my highschool. Divine Comedy, Catch-22, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Slaughterhouse-5, Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm...



"Most of the books were banned because they contained information that opposed Catholisism."
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GAT_00: So, he wants to ban and burn books, but he's too much of a pansy to do that, so he just lends them and stuffs them in his locker. Asshole and a pussy. Good job Fundie.


Was this some strange troll attempt, or have you suffered a stroke?
 
2009-05-24 09:44:37 PM  
ninjakirby: Was this some strange troll attempt, or have you suffered a stroke?

I'm going to go with stroke, since I read that as he was checking books out of the library so nobody else could read them. In my defense, I have been drinking.
 
2009-05-24 09:52:22 PM  
I am a pretty big bookworm but I don't think that there has ever been a time in my life when I just had to read a banned book and couldn't wait until I got home or could go to a library.
 
2009-05-24 10:15:37 PM  
oldebayer: /And why so much hatred for Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald in the thread?

Because "The Great Gatsby" was a festering pile of fetid dingos' kidneys, and we were forced to read through it, analyze it, and pretend that it was great literature for several weeks.

/Nathaniel Hawthorne can suck it, as well
 
2009-05-24 10:18:01 PM  
oldebayer: And why so much hatred for Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald in the thread?

The Great Gatsby is basically a 1930s blog. It is a whole lot of rambling and nothing ever happens. It is horrible.
 
2009-05-24 10:20:19 PM  

GAT_00: oldebayer: And why so much hatred for Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald in the thread?

The Great Gatsby is basically a 1930s blog. It is a whole lot of rambling and nothing ever happens. It is horrible.


Hah! Very well summarized.
 
2009-05-24 10:27:03 PM  
mmagdalene: My feelings are now strictly of the harmless girl-crush variety.

I hope you don't try to SIT on her.
 
2009-05-24 10:28:59 PM  

mamoru: oldebayer: /And why so much hatred for Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald in the thread?

Because "The Great Gatsby" was a festering pile of fetid dingos' kidneys, and we were forced to read through it, analyze it, and pretend that it was great literature for several weeks.

/Nathaniel Hawthorne can suck it, as well


Yup. I read it in college, and what made it worse is that my then-gf gave me a copy that was all marked up in the margins with Deep, Important Things I should "notice" while reading that piece of garbage.
 
2009-05-24 10:31:29 PM  

thejoyofpi: mamoru: oldebayer: /And why so much hatred for Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald in the thread?

Because "The Great Gatsby" was a festering pile of fetid dingos' kidneys, and we were forced to read through it, analyze it, and pretend that it was great literature for several weeks.

/Nathaniel Hawthorne can suck it, as well

Yup. I read it in college, and what made it worse is that my then-gf gave me a copy that was all marked up in the margins with Deep, Important Things I should "notice" while reading that piece of garbage.


There's a special hell reserved for people who write in books.
 
2009-05-24 10:45:11 PM  
quickdraw: There's a special hell reserved for people who write in books.

With the exception of people who correct misinformation in science textbooks.*

*offer void if "corrections" are incorrect
 
2009-05-24 10:52:59 PM  

quickdraw: thejoyofpi: mamoru: oldebayer: /And why so much hatred for Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald in the thread?

Because "The Great Gatsby" was a festering pile of fetid dingos' kidneys, and we were forced to read through it, analyze it, and pretend that it was great literature for several weeks.

/Nathaniel Hawthorne can suck it, as well

Yup. I read it in college, and what made it worse is that my then-gf gave me a copy that was all marked up in the margins with Deep, Important Things I should "notice" while reading that piece of garbage.

There's a special hell reserved for people who write in books.


Depends on whether or not they're an idiot. For example, I have a version of Thomas More's Utopia with margin notes ascribed to Erasmus.

So, I guess my position is that unless you are as smart as Erasmus keep it to yourself.
 
2009-05-24 11:01:55 PM  

GAT_00: So, he wants to ban and burn books, but he's too much of a pansy to do that, so he just lends them and stuffs them in his locker. Asshole and a pussy. Good job Fundie.


Awesome.
 
2009-05-24 11:06:28 PM  
Stay Cool Babylon: Awesome.

I WAS DRINKING. Dammit, that really was a massive fail. Too massive to even be a troll.
 
2009-05-24 11:11:44 PM  
Yeah, I got that. I still think that the post was "awesome" just on the scale of sheer craziness. Next time, I will elaborate...
 
2009-05-24 11:15:03 PM  

GAT_00: Stay Cool Babylon: Awesome.

I WAS DRINKING. Dammit, that really was a massive fail. Too massive to even be a troll.


Nah, you're gonna get called on this at least six more times once the thread goes live.
 
2009-05-24 11:21:15 PM  
Hitchhiker's Guide is banned somewhere??
 
2009-05-24 11:22:09 PM  

GAT_00: I WAS DRINKING. Dammit, that really was a massive fail. Too massive to even be a troll.


I recognized your handle from other threads, so I knew that something was up. Even if you were a 'stranger,' that post is still epic. It's either an elaborate joke, or watching the folds of someone's brain melting apart. Either way, it's beautiful. If I were you I would have let it stand!
 
2009-05-24 11:36:57 PM  
Pssssst, hey kid, you got a copy of Fahrenheit 451?
 
2009-05-24 11:43:53 PM  
ninjakirby: Nah, you're gonna get called on this at least six more times once the thread goes live.

Oh, I don't doubt it.

Stay Cool Babylon: I recognized your handle from other threads, so I knew that something was up. Even if you were a 'stranger,' that post is still epic. It's either an elaborate joke, or watching the folds of someone's brain melting apart. Either way, it's beautiful. If I were you I would have let it stand!

It is funny. But oh well, what's done is done. Hell, I doubt I could troll that well if I wanted to.
 
2009-05-25 12:36:27 AM  
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Lisa disapproves of your book banning shenanigans, opens library in her locker.

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Did she have anything by Terrance Mann?
 
2009-05-25 12:40:21 AM  

Stay Cool Babylon: GAT_00: I WAS DRINKING. Dammit, that really was a massive fail. Too massive to even be a troll.

I recognized your handle from other threads, so I knew that something was up. Even if you were a 'stranger,' that post is still epic. It's either an elaborate joke, or watching the folds of someone's brain melting apart. Either way, it's beautiful. If I were you I would have let it stand!


The part in bold is the best thing I've read all day. I definitely wish to use that comment many times in the future.
 
2009-05-25 01:53:22 AM  
I wanna buy this kid a drink car.
 
2009-05-25 01:55:29 AM  

thejoyofpi: Animal Farm was required reading for me and everyone else I know. What the fark kind of school bans that book? That's almost too weird to be true.

Vanetia: It's probably the only book I actually enjoyed reading in school. (DIAF Great Gatsby).

Also, this. fark F. Scott Fitzgerald with a rusty blade.


Can I add James Fenimore Cooper to the EABOD-list? Terrible writer. Just terrible.
 
2009-05-25 01:56:05 AM  
How the heck did The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy enter a banned book list
 
2009-05-25 01:56:07 AM  
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2009-05-25 01:58:32 AM  
This kid is awesome. That is all.
 
2009-05-25 01:59:10 AM  
Some of the comments on the site are pure gold. Ref:


It's obvious why they're banned and I support the school in this:

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - not getting sex
His Dark Materials trilogy - OBVIOUSLY about sex
Sabriel - with a name like that its about lesbian sex
The Canterbury Tales - I live near Canterbury and I have sex
Candide - something that women get in the bits they use for sex
The Divine Comedy - sex. God made it to give us something to laugh about
Paradise Lost - no sex
The Godfather - Oedipus
Mort - sex with dead French people
Interview with the Vampire - more sex with the dead
The Hunger Games - how you feel when you've had no sex
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - sex with aliens
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - that's what he was really there for
Animal Farm - Oh. No comment.
The Witches - they always want sex
Shade's Children - how else did Shade get children?
The Evolution of Man - had to have sex to have evolution
the Holy Qu'ran - don't mention it, but I'm certain that Muslims have sex

See. They're all about sex. I'm not surprised they banned them. Bet they read them first to make sure. I've tried for years to get a job like that but not many people resign from them :)))
 
2009-05-25 01:59:15 AM  
Seems fishy...I mean "look at this precocious little youngster stick it to the Man!"

Whatever.
 
2009-05-25 02:01:50 AM  
Quick, report to the school, ban the girl for thinking!.

/Seriously, no matter what book it is, if you ban A book, you're doing something completely wrong
 
2009-05-25 02:02:34 AM  

thejoyofpi: Vanetia: It's probably the only book I actually enjoyed reading in school. (DIAF Great Gatsby).

Also, this. fark F. Scott Fitzgerald with a rusty blade.


Can I add J.D. Salinger to that list?

/emo writer is emo
 
2009-05-25 02:03:04 AM  
Yeah, no hero tag really?

Also catholic schools sound strange, that's a wacky list of banned books.
 
2009-05-25 02:03:39 AM  
Banned from what? Unless this is in Iran or North Korea, it's hardly revolutionary to lend out books. Just don't charge and don't deal in pr9n. And put some Tom Robbins in there. Because they're always checked out at the other libraries.
 
2009-05-25 02:03:46 AM  
You've got to be kidding me. No
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2009-05-25 02:04:12 AM  
I loved Paradise Lost. We read it my soph. year in high school, and it was the first book where I actually challenged the teacher in the way she was teaching the book.

I remember freaking out a few of my classmates when I called Satan a "hero" and if it weren't for him, we wouldn't have free will, and thus be slaves to God (If you believed in that stuff). The discussion ended up with some girl saying something like "If it weren't for Satan, we'd all be in Heaven, worshipping God" and I said "Well, that's slavery" and she replied with "We'd be in Paradise!" My final statement was "A slave in Paradise is still a slave" and our teacher ending it then.

It was great.
 
2009-05-25 02:04:13 AM  
Yeah, this would be nice if it were true, but I don't believe it for a second.
 
2009-05-25 02:05:36 AM  
Well done that kid.

As a librarian and a Catholic I am saddened by the school library either not stocking that material or banning it outright. It obviously needs some Jesuits or Dominicans taking over.

/discovered the works of Terry Pratchett at my Catholic school library when I was 14.
 
2009-05-25 02:06:26 AM  

Vanetia: thejoyofpi: What the fark kind of school bans that book?

Apparently, the kid goes to a Catholic school, and the administration banned a bunch of books that were found to be contradictory to the Catholic faith.

I can see that for The Evolution of Man, but A Conneticut Yankee in King Arthurs Court? They're banning Mark Frigging Twain?

That kid needs to take the next step and start calling up the local reporters to make some headlines.


Man, I went to Catholic schools all my life and if this is true, that's out of the norm. We read all of those, including Paradise Lost. Someone needs a ball-kicking.
 
2009-05-25 02:09:46 AM  

jerky on the veldt: Banned from what? Unless this is in Iran or North Korea, it's hardly revolutionary to lend out books. Just don't charge and don't deal in pr9n. And put some Tom Robbins in there. Because they're always checked out at the other libraries.


The Qu'ran is there, so I'm guessing not Iran.
 
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