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(The Eagle)   "No other contemporary text on sexuality has transformed American culture the way that this series has," says the professor of an upcoming college class on "50 Shades of Grey." Class will reportedly be held in the red room   (theeagleonline.com) divider line 125
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2013-01-01 03:11:07 PM  
Is it an audio-only, non-credit course from Professor Gilbert Gottfried?

No?

Then....No.
 
2013-01-01 03:43:41 PM  
pinkie.ponychan.net
 
2013-01-01 03:44:35 PM  
There is so much better stuff on AO3....just saying.
 
2013-01-01 03:45:10 PM  
www.tcmuk.tv

Oh wait red room you said.

/link hotter than Duvall on coke.
 
2013-01-01 03:45:31 PM  
That was quick
 
2013-01-01 03:45:40 PM  
You know, for once it would be nice if one of these literary phenoms changed it for the better. I don't mean it's not awesome that chicks are getting all hot and horny and reading porn, but goddamn why is it always the Twilights and Harry Potters and Vampire Lestats and bad internet fanfic that has to change how we look at things?
 
2013-01-01 03:47:36 PM  
I remember the old days, when a college professor trying to stir up shiat would just mouth some psuedomarxist crap and something about how the Founding Fathers sucked. In a word of Twihards and Greylings, I miss those days

/my lawn, off it, jackhole
//40th birthday is next week
 
2013-01-01 03:48:16 PM  
Haven't read it. Still working on Tropic of Cancer and Lady Chatterley's Lover.
 
2013-01-01 03:48:22 PM  
How has it transformed our culture? It sounds like the professor is just creepy and has bad taste in books.
 
2013-01-01 03:48:50 PM  
Middle aged women are masturbating more, which I suppose is a good thing. Still, I think Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) had a far more profound effect on American sexuality.
 
2013-01-01 03:48:51 PM  
I didn't read Fifty Shades, but really, is it that much different from 91/2 weeks?

/safe word is getoffmylawn
 
2013-01-01 03:49:46 PM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: Vampire Lestats


The Vampire Lestat was a hell of a lot better then Edward.

Anne Rice's fetish works are better then 50 shades too.

I also have serious doubts that the book has had any effect on American culture at all.

Can anyone think of cultural changes brought about by 50 shades? I can't.
 
2013-01-01 03:50:04 PM  

NewWorldDan: Middle aged women are masturbating more, which I suppose is a good thing. Still, I think Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) had a far more profound effect on American sexuality.


The Feminine Mystique destroys them all and by far the most influential non-government document in American history.
 
2013-01-01 03:50:22 PM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: You know, for once it would be nice if one of these literary phenoms changed it for the better. I don't mean it's not awesome that chicks are getting all hot and horny and reading porn, but goddamn why is it always the Twilights and Harry Potters and Vampire Lestats and bad internet fanfic that has to change how we look at things?


I remember when Angela's Ashes was the book everyone had to read. No clue if it was any good, but people would sneer at you if you hadn't read it.
 
2013-01-01 03:50:56 PM  
I swear, that book is magic.
 
2013-01-01 03:50:56 PM  

NewWorldDan: Middle aged women are masturbating more, which I suppose is a good thing. Still, I think Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) had a far more profound effect on American sexuality.


CAme to mention this
 
2013-01-01 03:51:07 PM  
Will they have a course on Inspector Spacetime slash in this year's "Community"?
 
2013-01-01 03:51:23 PM  
And I STILL will not read it. I'll stick with my Le Morte d'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory.
 
2013-01-01 03:52:38 PM  

AutumnWind: How has it transformed our culture? It sounds like the professor is just creepy and has bad taste in books.


Class is going to be him and 3 other creepy dudes. By the end of the course, nothing of value will have been gained.
 
2013-01-01 03:52:39 PM  
The red room with the green door?

Fano: NewWorldDan: Middle aged women are masturbating more, which I suppose is a good thing. Still, I think Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) had a far more profound effect on American sexuality.

CAme to mention this


I came too, but not because of mentioning that.
 
2013-01-01 03:53:23 PM  
Transformed America how, exactly?
 
2013-01-01 03:55:59 PM  

fluffy2097: Can anyone think of cultural changes brought about by 50 shades? I can't.


encouraging men to pay more attention to their women, and less to sport?
 
2013-01-01 03:56:20 PM  
50 Shades didn't transform sh*t.

Professor is trolling HARD.
 
2013-01-01 03:56:33 PM  
Well, a bunch of adult women found out their moms read smut an liked it. So there's that.
 
2013-01-01 03:58:19 PM  

Saborlas: 50 Shades didn't transform sh*t.


So it doesn't contain coprophilia?
 
2013-01-01 03:58:51 PM  
"No other contemporary text on sexuality has transformed American culture the way that this series has,"

And now we have
cdn03.cdn.justjaredjr.com
50 shades of Gryffindor
 
2013-01-01 04:01:57 PM  
So....she's a professor. And for credibility, the article notes that she...writes a blog. I see.

And then the cherry on top..."No other contemporary text on sexuality has transformed American culture the way that this series has.."

...the fuq did I just read?
 
2013-01-01 04:02:26 PM  
images.thevine.com.au
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/that is all
 
2013-01-01 04:02:27 PM  
I read that it was the
'most returned' Christmas gift around here.
 
2013-01-01 04:02:48 PM  
I'm waiting for the movie and it better be better than:

The Story of O
Tropic of Cancer
Wild Orchid
91/2 Weeks
Body Heat
Cat People
The Hot Spot

Nobody's made a decent erotic movie in over 20 years and no, peeing on camera doesn't make a movie erotic you Fassbenderphiles. And put a woman in it not a little girl like Carey Mulligan or Sleeping Beauty. CREEPY!
 
2013-01-01 04:03:06 PM  
Would like a word.....

www.poetryfoundation.org

//HOLY HOLY HOLY!
///(Hotlink)
 
2013-01-01 04:05:17 PM  

NewWorldDan: Middle aged women are masturbating more, which I suppose is a good thing. Still, I think Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) had a far more profound effect on American sexuality.


I'd put chips down on The Joy of Sex as well.
 
2013-01-01 04:06:05 PM  

Fano: NewWorldDan: Middle aged women are masturbating more, which I suppose is a good thing. Still, I think Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) had a far more profound effect on American sexuality.

CAme to mention this


What you did there. You don't see it.

/but Freud does
 
2013-01-01 04:06:43 PM  

fluffy2097: Can anyone think of cultural changes brought about by 50 shades? I can't.



Gotta take the course to find that out!
 
2013-01-01 04:07:36 PM  

occamswrist: AutumnWind: How has it transformed our culture? It sounds like the professor is just creepy and has bad taste in books.

Class is going to be him and 3 other creepy dudes. By the end of the course, nothing of value will have been gained.


It keeps me from having any chance of interaction with those four creepy dudes. I call that a win
 
2013-01-01 04:10:23 PM  
So the "professor" is what, 26 and with damp ink on her diploma and is not well read. Gotcha.

Se doesn't have to go far. "My Secret Garden" did it much better in the 90s, and had the distinct advantage of not being poorly written fanfic.
 
2013-01-01 04:10:34 PM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: You know, for once it would be nice if one of these literary phenoms changed it for the better. I don't mean it's not awesome that chicks are getting all hot and horny and reading porn, but goddamn why is it always the Twilights and Harry Potters and Vampire Lestats and bad internet fanfic that has to change how we look at things?


Because the majority of people are doofs. Derpy herpy doofs. I blame this on America's "More Doofs For Citizens" educational platform that's been in place for several decades. A doofy citizen is a manageable easily distracted citizen.
 
2013-01-01 04:11:25 PM  
Is there a lab associated with this class, and what is the list of supplies I'll need?

Got my lab partner all picked out...
fc02.deviantart.net

... ready to... ummm... study.
 
2013-01-01 04:11:34 PM  
Someone's Lab Partner is ready to do research...
 
2013-01-01 04:12:47 PM  
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2013-01-01 04:13:40 PM  

AutumnWind: How has it transformed our culture? It sounds like the professor is just creepy and has bad taste in books.


It is the first fanfic to have ridden the marketing push to mainstream pr0n.

EVAR!

/... And the professor is creepy and has a bad taste in books.
 
2013-01-01 04:19:30 PM  

AutumnWind: How has it transformed our culture? It sounds like the professor is just creepy and has bad taste in books.


To be fair the full quote includes the caveat: "... the way this series has." So, it's really not that big a compliment as Prof. Fanfic might have hoped.
 
2013-01-01 04:22:53 PM  
Fifty Shades of Grey is a text on sexuality? Yeah, right. And I suppose Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a text on Buddhism?

I sincerely apologize to fans of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance for comparing their work to that thing, but I need an illustration of just how full of shiat this professor is.
 
2013-01-01 04:25:00 PM  
I am so glad we have the abundance of academic resoures to waste on cr@p like this. Enjoy that tution/student loan bill.
 
2013-01-01 04:25:31 PM  
um, anyone mention yet how the book is so badly edited that the spelling of the main protagnists name changes from "Grey" to "Gray" by page
 
2013-01-01 04:27:58 PM  

LonMead: Is there a lab associated with this class, and what is the list of supplies I'll need?

Got my lab partner all picked out...
[fc02.deviantart.net image 800x1067]

... ready to... ummm... study.


YUM!! (Never heard of this fifty shades bullshiat?)
 
2013-01-01 04:29:04 PM  
Fifty shades of who gives a fark.
 
2013-01-01 04:29:19 PM  
Tom Lehrer was talking about this in the late 50's.

2.bp.blogspot.com And Bettie Page was a representation of a lot of the same themes.

For all of the talk this book has raised, I still haven't heard what is so revolutionary about it. There have been dozens and dozens of books and movies and even TV that have covered this subject better.
 
2013-01-01 04:32:05 PM  
This stupid book has exposed a very vanilla idea of BDSM to the mainstream, the only way I see it effecting this culture is a lot of soccer moms having unexplained injuries in the ER.

I liken it to the people who get gauges in their ears and don't inform themselves of the history, practice or maintence of it.
 
2013-01-01 04:33:56 PM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: You know, for once it would be nice if one of these literary phenoms changed it for the better. I don't mean it's not awesome that chicks are getting all hot and horny and reading porn, but goddamn why is it always the Twilights and Harry Potters and Vampire Lestats and bad internet fanfic that has to change how we look at things?


Oh, don't bring Harry Potter into it. Not that I actually finished reading/watching the series, or anything, but it doesn't suck.

/Ann Rice may also not suck. I am withholding judgment.
//Twilight's fair game.
 
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