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(UPI)   Mysterious library patron censoring naughty words from books. Other readers forced to deal with vandalized copies of "Moby ████" and "Madame B█████"   (upi.com) divider line 215
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2009-10-27 05:21:37 PM  
America, land of the free and home of the brave.
 
2009-10-27 05:25:39 PM  
I didn't know utterfly was a bad word.
 
rmz
2009-10-27 05:29:54 PM  
alonzinator: I didn't know utterfly was a bad word.

Apparently "ovary" is.
 
2009-10-27 05:33:46 PM  
This person needs a hobby. Or to get laid.

And no, I don't volunteer.

Without pics.
 
2009-10-27 05:36:43 PM  
Hey thanks for vandalizing public property, dickface.
 
2009-10-27 05:37:29 PM  
I'm sorry, I meant ████face.
 
2009-10-27 05:38:25 PM  
ignorance is strength.
 
2009-10-27 05:45:47 PM  
alonzinator: I didn't know utterfly was a bad word.

It's not. It's an opera.
 
2009-10-27 05:46:35 PM  
aden_nak: This person needs a hobby.

Sounds to me like she's got one.
 
2009-10-27 05:48:15 PM  
This creep would probably censor the works of Akira I███ube on the basis of his name.

Intercourse the Penguin!
 
2009-10-27 05:57:14 PM  
img.photobucket.com

She got to the video section, too!
 
2009-10-27 06:09:02 PM  
Madame Boner?
 
2009-10-27 06:13:24 PM  
Other books on his "█hit List:"

The G███s of Wrath - John Steinbeck
Catch-22 - Joseph ███er
A P██age to India - E.M. Forster
The ████ and the Dead - Norman Mailer
Main Street - ██clair Lewis
Of Human ██████ - W. Somerset Maugham
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret At███
Brides███ Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
Deliverance - James ███ey
Iron███ - William Kennedy
Wide Sarg██o Sea - Jean Rhys
████house Five - Kurt Vonnegut
A Prayer for Owen ████ - John Irving
Zuleika Dobson - Max ███bohm
Something Wicked This Way ████ - Ray Bradbury
The Autobiography of Malcolm █
Lady Chatterley's ████ - D.H. Lawrence
The Beautiful and the █████ - F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
2009-10-27 06:15:45 PM  
rmz: alonzinator: I didn't know utterfly was a bad word.

Apparently "ovary" is.


need to hunt these people down and censor them
or at the very least beat them about the head
 
2009-10-27 06:19:47 PM  
This is a clbuttic case of inappropriate censorship. This person should be embarrbutted by their buttumption that Americans can't handle their Conbreastutional rights to free speech.
 
2009-10-27 06:28:30 PM  
Sgt Otter: img.photobucket.com

She got to the video section, too!


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

So much win.


/don't even TRY to use that library's selection of H███hrey Bogart films
//like The Amazing Dr. C███████████ (pops)
 
2009-10-27 06:42:01 PM  
Hagbardr

Awesome.
 
2009-10-27 06:42:38 PM  
MaxxLarge: Other books on his "█hit List:"

You forgot:

The ████tape Letters - C.S. Lewis
The Turning of the ████ - Henry James
The ████ and the Dead - Norman Mailer
The ████ian - Owen Wister
As I ████ Dying - William Faulkner
Winnie the ████ - A.A. Milne
The ████istant - Bernard Malamud
The Fountain████ - Ayn Rand
A Good Man is ████ to Find - Flannery O'Connor
████ Lunch - William S. Burroughs
 
2009-10-27 06:42:59 PM  
If this person doesn't like English the way we use it, he should learn a different language.
 
2009-10-27 06:44:49 PM  
brigid_fitch: You forgot:

I sure did.

Man...dude is a BUSY li'l censor-dispenser.
 
2009-10-27 06:50:15 PM  
MaxxLarge: brigid_fitch: You forgot:

I sure did.

Man...dude is a BUSY li'l censor-dispenser.


Oops, I just noticed that you already had The ████ and the Dead. :)

People like this seriously need to get a life. I used to be a HS English teacher & once had a parent complain about me teaching Macbeth to her child. Not that she thought it was violent or anything--no, she objected to the witches & ghosts. I had to excuse the kid from the lesson. Kid got 3 weeks of study hall instead of English class.
 
2009-10-27 07:10:19 PM  
brigid_fitch: I used to be a HS English teacher & once had a parent complain about me teaching Macbeth to her child. Not that she thought it was violent or anything--no, she objected to the witches & ghosts.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess her objection was religious in nature? And that the irony of her objections to "witches and ghosts" was entirely lost on her, given all of the staggeringly shocking BS in the bible?

I may be way off base, but I'd still be willing to bet.
 
2009-10-27 07:31:53 PM  
I'm going to assume this is just another prudish xtian. We can desecrate your Holy Bi█le, too, you know.
Tit for tat.

"For God so loved the world that ██ g███ ███ o██ ███ ██f█ ███, ████ u██████ ████c███ ██ k███ ████y █o█ ███u██ ██r s██e ██████l ██f█."
John 3:16
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2009-10-27 08:17:03 PM  
FTFM: "This person is evidently offended by these words," she said. "I'm more offended by (the suspect)."

Damn straight!

Nothing pisses me off like a bunch of book burning/censoring assholes.
 
2009-10-27 08:17:41 PM  
Now I'm not a CSI-type detective, but there are two things you can do to catch this dastardly criminal:

1) Cross-reference the names of people who've checked out both Moby Dick and the 9/11 Report.

2) Assign a librarian to walk around the library, looking for people scribbling in their stock.
 
2009-10-27 08:18:45 PM  
█ucking fundie █unt.
 
2009-10-27 08:19:13 PM  
Kierkegaard's Pseudonym: Now I'm not a CSI-type detective, but there are two things you can do to catch this dastardly criminal:

1) Cross-reference the names of people who've checked out both Moby Dick and the 9/11 Report.

2) Assign a librarian to walk around the library, looking for people scribbling in their stock.


Very good idea. If they haven't gotten this tip already, you should pass that along.
 
2009-10-27 08:21:08 PM  
The Onanist: alonzinator: I didn't know utterfly was a bad word.

It's not. It's an opera.


So, it IS a bad word.
 
2009-10-27 08:21:41 PM  
Kierkegaard's Pseudonym: Now I'm not a CSI-type detective, but there are two things you can do to catch this dastardly criminal:

1) Cross-reference the names of people who've checked out both Moby Dick and the 9/11 Report.

2) Assign a librarian to walk around the library, looking for people scribbling in their stock.


Exactly what came to my mind immediately. That and amazement that people in Tennessee know how to read.
 
2009-10-27 08:22:45 PM  
Vandalizing community educational property = being a good Christian, apparently.

Frankly, I'm appalled that no one from this so-called religion of peace has come forward to condemn these acts.
 
2009-10-27 08:23:18 PM  
Luckily, it'll be hard to miss the lady in an amish dress with a sharpie..

//hint: she'll probably be the one sneering while reading.
 
2009-10-27 08:26:31 PM  
Can we just agree to censor any and all Jewish surnames? I'm sick of Rube ████berg comics.
 
2009-10-27 08:27:09 PM  
I shall type my response to this in free form censored poem:

███ ███ █
███ ███ ███
█ █ ███ █
█ █ ███
███ █ ███ █
███ █ ███
███ █ ███ ███
███ ███ ███
█ █ ███
█ ███ █
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█ ███ █ █
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2009-10-27 08:27:59 PM  
Cross-reference the names of people who've checked out both Moby Dick and the 9/11 Report.

A lot of library database systems deliberately do not maintain checkout histories, in order to prevent this sort of abuse.

/librarian
 
2009-10-27 08:28:31 PM  
Kierkegaard's Pseudonym: Now I'm not a CSI-type detective, but there are two things you can do to catch this dastardly criminal:

1) Cross-reference the names of people who've checked out both Moby Dick and the 9/11 Report.


Doesn't work that way. At least not in our library. Once a book is discharged from a patron's account there's no record of what they checked out or when they checked it out unless the item is overdue. It's a privacy issue.
 
2009-10-27 08:28:43 PM  
perhaps mr/ms bowdler should make this a little more exciting and "fark filter" books

Class 11: My Story Inside the CIA's Boobies-9/11 Spy Class by T. J. Waters

Biatch (Triple Crown Publications Presents) by Deja King and Maxine Thompson

Successful and Attractive African-American : An Autobiography by Dick Gregory and Robert Lipsyte

, Book Reads You! : by Yakov Smirnoff

How to Fark a Woman's Brains Out - by ThornDaddy and Dollie Llama

From Nubians to Gods, Vol. II: Escaping "Nubiantivity" & Becoming God by Akil
 
2009-10-27 08:29:01 PM  
Just another jerk who thinks here cause is so morally right and important that it easily justifies vandalizing public property.
 
2009-10-27 08:29:15 PM  
Nice ideas, Fark CSI team, but the librarians already came up with a solution: they hung up a sign asking people not to do it.

I'll bet any Farker $10 that their sign has MS Clip Art at the bottom.

www.fotosearch.com
 
2009-10-27 08:30:06 PM  
Boy oh boy is this person ever a G█DA██ CU██ THAT I WOULD ████ AND ███████ ██ ██████ █████████ ███ ████ ████ ██████ ██ ████ ███ █ ██████ ███ ███████ ██ █████
 
2009-10-27 08:30:33 PM  
Madame Ovary: A lot of library database systems deliberately do not maintain checkout histories, in order to prevent this sort of abuse.

/librarian


Then they can just ring up Homeland Security or bribe the guy that Morgan Freeman did in Seven.
 
2009-10-27 08:31:03 PM  
from the article:
"This person is evidently offended by these words," she said. "I'm more offended by (the suspect)."

Why is (the suspect) in parentheses?
Did the original quote have a no no word in it?
 
2009-10-27 08:32:17 PM  
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2009-10-27 08:32:25 PM  
Bale: Ohhhhh, goooood for you. And how was it? I hope it was ------- good, because it's useless now, isn't it?

Hurlbut: OK.

Bale: ----- sake man, you're amateur. McG, you got ------- something to say to this prick?

Director Joseph 'McG' McGinty Nichol: I didn't see it happen.

Bale: Well, somebody should be ------- watching and keeping an eye on him.

McG: Fair enough.
 
2009-10-27 08:34:04 PM  
genner: Why is (the suspect) in parentheses?

Probably said "him" or something, and since neither the suspect or (the suspect's) gender is known...
 
2009-10-27 08:34:14 PM  
www.islandnet.com

Godwin, I know, but pic very much related.
 
2009-10-27 08:35:35 PM  
UsikFark: Director Joseph 'McG' McGinty Nichol: I didn't see it happen

Iron Balls McGinty?
 
2009-10-27 08:36:49 PM  
I work for a library, so I'm getting a ████ing kick out of these m████████████ replies.
 
2009-10-27 08:38:29 PM  
www.law.wisc.edu
 
2009-10-27 08:38:31 PM  
moops: UsikFark: Director Joseph 'McG' McGinty Nichol: I didn't see it happen

Iron Balls McGinty?


---- Steve Martin can ----- his ------ shiny metal ---, ---------.
 
2009-10-27 08:39:24 PM  
I say we hurt the jerk down. Censor your own damn books. I hate it when I get a good library book only to find out someone has ripped out pages.

I once had to uncensor a book on Roman art. Seems like some Helen Lovejoy had put ducttape over all the visable genetalia. I thought about taking it to a librarian, but in my area, I can't be certain that one of them didn't do it. So I decided to fix it myself. Thankfully, the book had glossy pictures, otherwise I would have left it alone. I just carefully peeled the tape off to see some Roman wing-wang.

It wasn't that impressive or shocking, really. Nice statues though.
 
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