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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 04:34:39 PM  

fluffy2097: 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.


Only change I've seen is vanilla straights embarrassing themselves as they try to sound like they have a clue about BDSM because they've read that shiat series. I told a friend's step-mom to stop embarrassing herself and go read some decent erotica like Rice's Beauty series and hush when actual kinksters are talking.

Not complaining too much since I've been dying to tell that uptight biatch off.
 
2013-01-01 04:36:02 PM  
The marquis de sadde has the best writings on sadism, just sayin
 
2013-01-01 04:37:58 PM  
American University. Raising the bar for pop culture pseudo-education everywhere.

I wonder why liberal arts schools get laughed at?
 
2013-01-01 04:40:36 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.


I swear, that's exactly how I think all those community college sex ed classes end up.
 
2013-01-01 04:43:04 PM  
""No other contemporary text on sexuality has transformed American culture the way that this series has"

www.gmodules.com "Dear Penthouse, I never thought something like this could happen to me, but..."

Updated every month, too.
 
2013-01-01 04:43:05 PM  

perpetualcrass: 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.


Also, soccer moms demanding their husband be dominant in the bedroom so they can get off while in reality, still dominating him in everything else which is why the damned bedroom is decorated in a lavender floral motif.
 
2013-01-01 04:44:32 PM  
www.catster.com
No
 
2013-01-01 04:44:42 PM  
I read that idiotic book to see what the fuss was about. What a waste of time and money. I hated every character in it, and hated myself for reading an X rated Harlequin Romance.

/target audience
//Oh my!
 
2013-01-01 04:46:51 PM  
"Holy crap....they're... they're READING! Quick, capitalize on this short fad before they go back to the glowing boxes!"
 
2013-01-01 04:47:55 PM  
But still no class on My Immortal.
 
2013-01-01 04:48:03 PM  
Man, wait until they discover Laurell Hamilton's vampire/furry fetish porn...
 
2013-01-01 04:48:46 PM  
Kinsey? Our Bodies, Ourselves?
 
2013-01-01 04:48:51 PM  

FunkOut: perpetualcrass: 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.

Also, soccer moms demanding their husband be dominant in the bedroom so they can get off while in reality, still dominating him in everything else which is why the damned bedroom is decorated in a lavender floral motif.


Ouch. That sounds a little close to home. You OK, big guy?
 
2013-01-01 04:52:13 PM  

joonyer: FunkOut: perpetualcrass: 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.

Also, soccer moms demanding their husband be dominant in the bedroom so they can get off while in reality, still dominating him in everything else which is why the damned bedroom is decorated in a lavender floral motif.

Ouch. That sounds a little close to home. You OK, big guy?


I'm just an empath who can feel the pain those poor men. A Counselor Troi of the suburbs. I sense much pain and suffering in my subdivision.
 
2013-01-01 04:54:36 PM  
Every generation thinks it invented sex. Or at least discovered something new and salacious about it.
 
2013-01-01 04:54:51 PM  

FunkOut: perpetualcrass: 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.

Also, soccer moms demanding their husband be dominant in the bedroom so they can get off while in reality, still dominating him in everything else which is why the damned bedroom is decorated in a lavender floral motif.


Lavender floral motif? That sounds horrendous. Professor is an idiot. I work in this glass house, so I will throw stones. There is no reason to teach those books. I would not teach them in my literature classes. Rosetti's "Goblin Market" (lesbian sex between sisters) or Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress" (let me fark you or take your cherry to the grave) would be better choices.

I did read them. They were fun. Are they Hemingway or Steinbeck? No. But they were good brain candy for between semesters when I needed to read something of no literary redeeming value.
 
2013-01-01 04:57:23 PM  
One thing the book HAS done is brought out the BDSM fetishists to lord over people how lame the book is. "That's not right at ALL!!!" they exclaim breathlessly.

So, another way for them to get off?
 
2013-01-01 05:00:35 PM  

fluffy2097: 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.


It's driven up reading and usage stats at public libraries.
While anecdotal, I make that claim because I work nights at a public library and every shift I'm retrieving a copy to fulfill a hold request or checking in a returned copy. I've yet to see a copy on the shelf.
 
2013-01-01 05:01:23 PM  
I don't think it transformed American culture so much as turned it inside out to reveal teh ugly.
 
2013-01-01 05:01:43 PM  

zerkalo: Every generation thinks it invented sex. Or at least discovered something new and salacious about it.


images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-01-01 05:04:43 PM  

batlock666: But still no class on My Immortal.


There's still hope, then.  The seventh seal has not yet been broken.
 
2013-01-01 05:09:14 PM  
An excerpt from the sexiest damn fanfic EVAH:

"But den Draco looked at me sadly with his evil goffik red eyes dat looked so depressant and sexy. He lookd exactly like a pentragram (lol geddit koz im a satanist) between Kurt Cobain and Gerard. But then I looked at Vampire and he looked so smexy too wif his goffik black hair. I thought of da time when we screwed and the time I did it with Draco and Dumblydore came and the tame where Draco almost commited suicide and Vampire wuz so sportive."
 
2013-01-01 05:12:58 PM  
Penthouse Forum was the "text" that changed it all.

"I never thought this would happen to ME, but..."
 
2013-01-01 05:13:39 PM  

mediablitz: One thing the book HAS done is brought out the BDSM fetishists to lord over people how lame the book is. "That's not right at ALL!!!" they exclaim breathlessly.

So, another way for them to get off?


Yes, because people like that need to be in control of EVERYTHING! ;-)

*cracks whip*
 
2013-01-01 05:15:54 PM  

zerkalo: Every generation thinks it invented sex. Or at least discovered something new and salacious about it.


if every generation invented sex, why do people need these books to get them out of their "funk"?
 
2013-01-01 05:16:53 PM  

perpetualcrass: mediablitz: One thing the book HAS done is brought out the BDSM fetishists to lord over people how lame the book is. "That's not right at ALL!!!" they exclaim breathlessly.

So, another way for them to get off?

Yes, because people like that need to be in control of EVERYTHING! ;-)

*cracks whip*


It'll take more than that to get me to say I'm sorry!
 
2013-01-01 05:22:36 PM  
Just as long as it isn't held in the Champagne Room.
 
2013-01-01 05:25:10 PM  
I'm still hoping for a sequel set in an interior design firm in the South, with four bondage-crazed Southern belles.

Evening Shades of Grey might be a big hit.
 
2013-01-01 05:29:41 PM  

FormlessOne: Man, wait until they discover Laurell Hamilton's vampire/furry fetish porn...


That series started off well as a supernatural series, then somewhere around book 4 or 5 it took a quick turn into complete smut. I like my smut and I like my "horror" but I don't like them mixed for some reason.
 
2013-01-01 05:30:27 PM  
College: $18,000+ a year for your snowflake to get exposure to trendy/trashy novels, movies and music that will be completely forgotten a year after graduation
 
2013-01-01 05:32:53 PM  
I wanna go back to the blue room...

TRAP! TRAP! TRAP!

content6.flixster.com
 
2013-01-01 05:41:59 PM  

ciberido: An excerpt from the sexiest damn fanfic EVAH:

"But den Draco looked at me sadly with his evil goffik red eyes dat looked so depressant and sexy. He lookd exactly like a pentragram (lol geddit koz im a satanist) between Kurt Cobain and Gerard. But then I looked at Vampire and he looked so smexy too wif his goffik black hair. I thought of da time when we screwed and the time I did it with Draco and Dumblydore came and the tame where Draco almost commited suicide and Vampire wuz so sportive."


Are you as drunk as I am or are you gonna give me a link for that ; )

/Oh never mind off to redtube
 
2013-01-01 05:44:19 PM  

Xanlexian: I wanna go back to the blue room...

TRAP! TRAP! TRAP!

[content6.flixster.com image 360x206]


is that...cube?
 
2013-01-01 05:45:22 PM  

Shakespeare's Sister: FunkOut: perpetualcrass: 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.

Also, soccer moms demanding their husband be dominant in the bedroom so they can get off while in reality, still dominating him in everything else which is why the damned bedroom is decorated in a lavender floral motif.

Lavender floral motif? That sounds horrendous. Professor is an idiot. I work in this glass house, so I will throw stones. There is no reason to teach those books. I would not teach them in my literature classes. Rosetti's "Goblin Market" (lesbian sex between sisters) or Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress" (let me fark you or take your cherry to the grave) would be better choices.

I did read them. They were fun. Are they Hemingway or Steinbeck? No. But they were good brain candy for between semesters when I needed to read something of no literary redeeming value.


If you're teaching a class on contemporary American attitudes towards sexuality, then a hugely selling contemporary American book about sex is relevant and maybe even important. Yes, it sucks that Shades of Grey "matters" solely because it's sold so well, but that's a statement about America in and of itself. A poem written 100+ years before America even existed, on the other hand, is not particularly relevant.

/even if Andrew Marvell's pretty great.
 
2013-01-01 05:58:54 PM  

Oldiron_79: The marquis de sadde has the best writings on sadism, just sayin


Sure, if you like butts, boring philosophical rants in the middle of exceedingly awkward and repetitive sex scenes, characters who serve as mouthpieces for the author, and poop. He is one of the few people who could make a lesbian orgy in a convent seem boring as shiat.

His books are interesting from a historical and psychological standpoint, but honestly they're the 18th century equivalent of Scrotie McBoogerballs.
 
2013-01-01 05:59:00 PM  
From what little I've been able to scan through, it seems to be a badly written, watered-down version of L'histoire D'O.
 
2013-01-01 06:01:13 PM  

Dafatone: Shakespeare's Sister: FunkOut: perpetualcrass: 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.

Also, soccer moms demanding their husband be dominant in the bedroom so they can get off while in reality, still dominating him in everything else which is why the damned bedroom is decorated in a lavender floral motif.

Lavender floral motif? That sounds horrendous. Professor is an idiot. I work in this glass house, so I will throw stones. There is no reason to teach those books. I would not teach them in my literature classes. Rosetti's "Goblin Market" (lesbian sex between sisters) or Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress" (let me fark you or take your cherry to the grave) would be better choices.

I did read them. They were fun. Are they Hemingway or Steinbeck? No. But they were good brain candy for between semesters when I needed to read something of no literary redeeming value.

If you're teaching a class on contemporary American attitudes towards sexuality, then a hugely selling contemporary American book about sex is relevant and maybe even important. Yes, it sucks that Shades of Grey "matters" solely because it's sold so well, but that's a statement about America in and of itself. A poem written 100+ years before America even existed, on the other hand, is not particularly relevant.

/even if Andrew Marvell's pretty great.


The message in Marvell's poem really created some debate. My students liked it and found it relevant. They also like Goblin Market. We also look at song lyrics as poetry--that works very well. Grey is popular, I agree, but not of high quality. I would use excerpts from it in a class, but not base a class on it.

I can't see my students getting into a debate over Frost, so . . .
 
2013-01-01 06:09:02 PM  
ciberido: An excerpt from the sexiest damn fanfic EVAH:

GODDAMN YOU!!

images.thevine.com.au

/argh where is my powerloader??
 
2013-01-01 06:11:39 PM  

Kittypie070: ciberido: An excerpt from the sexiest damn fanfic EVAH:

GODDAMN YOU!!

[images.thevine.com.au image 591x376]

/argh where is my powerloader??


You'd better eat something after all that, it's not good to fark on an empty stomach ; )
 
2013-01-01 06:15:29 PM  

Fark Rye For Many Whores: Xanlexian: I wanna go back to the blue room...

TRAP! TRAP! TRAP!

[content6.flixster.com image 360x206]

is that...cube?


Yeah.
 
2013-01-01 06:18:26 PM  
As a university professor, I'm offended... not by 50 Shades itself, which I haven't read (but I have read this, which is hilarious and has convinced me that 50 Shades is just as bad as I thought), but by stupid classes like this. I'm shamed that kids will get 3 credits for this. Just makes me facepalm.
 
2013-01-01 06:20:22 PM  
I would think the Harry Potter books had more affect on society especially sexuality. Just look at college campuses these days and you have a bunch of young men and women running around a field with broomsticks between their legs. I guess it's good to have the biggest broom stick, right?
 
2013-01-01 06:33:37 PM  
I laugh when I see middle-aged women reading that crap on the subway. Kudos to the poster who said you can find better on AO3 any day of the week.
 
2013-01-01 06:34:29 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Kittypie070: ciberido: An excerpt from the sexiest damn fanfic EVAH:

GODDAMN YOU!!

[images.thevine.com.au image 591x376]

/argh where is my powerloader??

You'd better eat something after all that, it's not good to fark on an empty stomach ; )


augh yooooowwwwwlll glurk glurk yoooowwwwllll whimper glurk gluurrkk YOOOWWLLLLL sob GLURK! BWWHHAARGGH glarp
 
2013-01-01 06:39:32 PM  

boinkingbill: I would think the Harry Potter books had more affect on society especially sexuality. Just look at college campuses these days and you have a bunch of young men and women running around a field with broomsticks between their legs. I guess it's good to have the biggest broom stick, right?


Harry Potter got a lot of kids hooked on reading. These days, that's a lot.
 
2013-01-01 06:42:46 PM  

cookiefleck: zerkalo: Every generation thinks it invented sex. Or at least discovered something new and salacious about it.

if every generation invented sex, why do people need these books to get them out of their "funk"?


And yet -- you know so much about this trash for virgins that you know the difference in how a name is spelled. Something tells me you're clueless and that you're a total tard in bed.
 
2013-01-01 06:42:56 PM  
Further proof we have no standards anymore.
 
2013-01-01 06:43:23 PM  

Kittypie070: tinfoil-hat maggie: Kittypie070: ciberido: An excerpt from the sexiest damn fanfic EVAH:

GODDAMN YOU!!

[images.thevine.com.au image 591x376]

/argh where is my powerloader??

You'd better eat something after all that, it's not good to fark on an empty stomach ; )

augh yooooowwwwwlll glurk glurk yoooowwwwllll whimper glurk gluurrkk YOOOWWLLLLL sob GLURK! BWWHHAARGGH glarp


Rubs Kittypies ears and back to help her cough up that hairball ; )
 
2013-01-01 06:53:55 PM  

Ross E. Krushan: cookiefleck: zerkalo: Every generation thinks it invented sex. Or at least discovered something new and salacious about it.

if every generation invented sex, why do people need these books to get them out of their "funk"?

And yet -- you know so much about this trash for virgins that you know the difference in how a name is spelled. Something tells me you're clueless and that you're a total tard in bed.


lololol no, sweetheart. i got paid to review this book. try harder, troll and make sure your whale of a housfrau gets her copy laminated.
 
2013-01-01 06:54:12 PM  
Well the one good thing about the book is that people keep on throwing out better examples of porn (oh, sorry, erotica) to read in these threads so I can go load them up on my e-reader. Soooooooo anyone want to compile a list?
 
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