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(Buzzfeed)   Fifteen classic children's books banned in certain areas of the United States. Apparently, Winnie the Pooh is a Nazi and an insult to god since he's a talking animal   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 45
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2013-06-30 02:22:07 AM  
11 votes:
I'm waiting for Disney's Cinderella to get banned for talking animals and promoting homosexual anal bead usage.
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2013-06-30 12:14:01 AM  
10 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I'm not a fan of banning books. But the Giving Tree needs to be burned and all records of its existence wiped off the face of the planet!


Let me guess. You have an Ayn Rand RealDoll in your closet, don't you?
2013-06-30 05:56:44 AM  
5 votes:

WizardofToast: I'm pretty sure Tigger is offensive to black people because it sounds so close to a racial slur


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2013-06-30 12:22:22 AM  
5 votes:
If animals that can talk are an insult to Gerd, then what is Sarah Palin?
2013-06-30 12:16:41 AM  
5 votes:
Talking animals? Just wait 'til these guys hear about the Chronicles of Narnia!
2013-06-30 12:20:27 AM  
4 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I'm not a fan of banning books. But the Giving Tree needs to be burned and all records of its existence wiped off the face of the planet!


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2013-06-30 01:57:10 PM  
3 votes:
The Forestry Department sounds like it should harvest the enormous stick up their ass.
2013-06-30 01:15:39 AM  
3 votes:
7. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Why: The book was banned from several classrooms in Pennsylvania on accounts of "profanity, disrespect for adults, and an elaborate fantasy world that might lead to confusion." The book has also been banned by other schools for its use of the phrases "Oh Lord" and "Lord."


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2013-06-30 09:48:17 AM  
2 votes:

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: Oldiron_79: brantgoose: People who ban children's books are completely wacko.

Masturbation in Alice in Wonderland? I've read that book many times and I've yet to find anything sexual.

Yeah I dont even think Zombie Freud could find most of the undertones claimed.

   I'm actually wondering if that report of the book having been banned in 1900 for sexual content is an internet legend.  Apparently the site which originally listed that info is no longer up, so the only citations available are other sites which took their info from that site. And since it was 113 years ago, chances of finding a verifiable source are not good.
   It's possible it could have been banned due to the accusations that Lewis Carroll was a pedophile, but it's not clear to me if those accusations were already going around that early (he died in 1898) or if those came about more later.



The chief difficulty Alice found at first was in managing her flamingo: she succeeded in getting its body tucked away, comfortably enough, under her arm, with its legs hanging down, but generally, just as she had got its neck nicely straightened out, and was going to give the hedgehog a blow with its head, itwould twist itself round and look up in her face, with such a puzzled expression that she could not help bursting out laughing: and when she had got its head down, and was going to begin again, it was very provoking to find that the hedgehog had unrolled itself, and was in the act of crawling away: besides all this, there was generally a ridge or furrow in the way wherever she wanted to send the hedgehog to, and, as the doubled-up soldiers were always getting up and walking off to other parts of the ground, Alice soon came to the conclusion that sex was a very difficult game indeed.
2013-06-30 09:01:50 AM  
2 votes:
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2013-06-30 03:56:54 AM  
2 votes:

quatchi: 12.  Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
When: "Until as recently as 1991"
Why: Remember that time when Sam I Am tried to seduce his friend? Me neither. But the book was banned in California on accounts of "homosexual seduction."

[lolwot?]


What, you've never tried these immortal lines as a pick-up?

"Say!
In the dark?
Here in the dark!
Would you, could you, in the dark?"

They'd have been even more upset if they read as far as the "Could you, would you, with a goat?" part.
2013-06-30 03:00:46 AM  
2 votes:
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Uncle Remus and Friends

2013-06-30 02:03:38 AM  
2 votes:

BitwiseShift: dbirchall: Talking animals? Just wait 'til these guys hear about the Chronicles of Narnia!

Or how about the Bible, Numbers 22. Baalam and his talking donkey. Godwined again.


Are you saying that He was talking out His ass?
2013-06-30 01:17:35 AM  
2 votes:

SpdrJay: The Christian Bible encourages rape, murder, incest, slavery, and genocide....

Perhaps the Christians should consider having it banned.


A city passed an ordinance requiring the librarian to put all "adult themed" books in a section that children where not allowed to enter.  Much hilarity ensued when she put the bible in the adult section.  She based it on the criteria set forth by the city council, to the letter.

It was years ago, but I'm going to guess it was in Kansas.
2013-06-30 12:59:32 AM  
2 votes:
I bet FARKers could write a children's book that could get banned in every state.
2013-06-30 12:28:29 AM  
2 votes:
Winnie the Pooh is definitely gay, and maybe into bestiality, too.
2013-06-30 12:24:23 AM  
2 votes:

dbirchall: Talking animals? Just wait 'til these guys hear about the Chronicles of Narnia!


Or how about the Bible, Numbers 22. Baalam and his talking donkey. Godwined again.

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2013-06-30 12:02:51 AM  
2 votes:
I'm not a fan of banning books. But the Giving Tree needs to be burned and all records of its existence wiped off the face of the planet!
2013-06-30 12:31:31 PM  
1 votes:
I read Green Eggs and Ham to my youngest brother no less than 50 time ( absolutely no exaggeration ).  My brother is 26 now, so admittedly, I haven't read it in many years.
Still, I am quite sure I read nothing to the effect of 'Will you blow me in the car, will you blow me in the bar. Will you blow me Sam I am, will you blow me I am Man.'
2013-06-30 12:22:27 PM  
1 votes:
Anyone else have pancakes at Sambo's?
2013-06-30 10:35:05 AM  
1 votes:
10. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice SendakWhen: 1963
Why: The book was primarily banned in most southern states immediately following its publication, and it has since been challenged due to the fact that it promotes "witchcraft and supernatural events."



Whereupon they immediately made sure that none of their science classes ever promoted explanations of the natural world that involve supernatural events ever again.  The end.
2013-06-30 09:23:31 AM  
1 votes:
Oh, bother.
2013-06-30 08:18:36 AM  
1 votes:
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you hear?

The cries of the proletariat to be lead to revolution over the corrupt bourgeois!
2013-06-30 08:15:19 AM  
1 votes:

TV's Vinnie: The Stealth Hippopotamus: I'm not a fan of banning books. But the Giving Tree needs to be burned and all records of its existence wiped off the face of the planet!

Let me guess. You have an Ayn Rand RealDoll in your closet, don't you?


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2013-06-30 06:09:16 AM  
1 votes:
So, somebody please tell me, Why aren't the Turner Diaries banned?
2013-06-30 03:24:45 AM  
1 votes:
WHO THE FARK BANS CHARLOTTE'S WEB?


/or any of these books, for that matter
2013-06-30 03:12:34 AM  
1 votes:
Talking animals are considered an offense against God in Kansas ?!?! Well if they would stop inter-breeding with their livestock, the animals would stop learning to talk...
2013-06-30 03:02:32 AM  
1 votes:
Librarians don't ban books simply on request.  Requested to be banned =/= banned.

There are a few requests I would agree with ( 50 Shades and the Twilight series) however as a Librarian ALL books are allowed in my library.  So sorry, your precious snowflake can indeed read Mein Kampf if they want to.

Source:  I'm a Librarian.
2013-06-30 01:35:16 AM  
1 votes:
I thought that list was going to consist of nothing but Judy Blume books.

/disappointed
2013-06-30 01:07:39 AM  
1 votes:
"Judy can pat the bunny"...oh yeah, Judy can pat that bunny reeeal good.

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/her eyes say, "come-hither"
2013-06-30 12:51:20 AM  
1 votes:

haolegirl: This almost makes me wanna cry! When my oldest was in high school she was in advanced English and had a reading list for the year, I took her to the book store and realized she had left the list at home. I improvised and ended up getting everything on the list plus a few I thought needed to be added. NOTHING is more important to a child than instilling a love of books and reading!! Give them the foundation and then stand back and watch them grow.


My cat's breath smells like cat food.
2013-06-30 12:43:21 AM  
1 votes:

dbirchall: Talking animals? Just wait 'til these guys hear about the Chronicles of Narnia!


Just wait until these guys hear about Balaam, the talking donkey in the Bible. He was a true and faithful servant of God, but was castigated as an abomination.
2013-06-30 12:40:36 AM  
1 votes:

Uncle Tractor: /not able to post a perfectly relevant pic
//in a thread about censorship on fark because
///someone, somewhere, will be offended
////because boobies
//head assplode


Not able to name a certain character in Huckleberry Finn, either.

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2013-06-30 12:38:20 AM  
1 votes:

whatshisname: Winnie the Pooh is definitely gay, and maybe into bestiality, too.


And Tigger to.
2013-06-30 12:37:15 AM  
1 votes:
People who ban things like this are the only people who I would murder and feel no guilt.
2013-06-30 12:36:59 AM  
1 votes:
I wonder how many people who are shocked by this list are as interested in Paula Deen's public flaying.
2013-06-30 12:34:19 AM  
1 votes:
Wait, Charlotte's Web was banned in 2006?! For talking animals?! Is there even a dime left in Kansas's education system?
2013-06-30 12:32:07 AM  
1 votes:
Banning books? Have we learned nothing for Footloose?
2013-06-30 12:27:49 AM  
1 votes:
Why: All public libraries in Chicago the book because of its "ungodly" influence "for depicting women in strong leadership roles." In 1957, the Detroit Public Library banned the book for having "no value for children of today."

We could ban books for having no value to kids? May be needed for the Twilight series.
2013-06-30 12:23:58 AM  
1 votes:

scruffynerfherder: From  Numbers 22:28:

And the LORD opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, What have I done to you, that you have smitten me these three times?  Looks like God is Ok with talking animals.  So now what?


And the Jews boiled Balaam to death in a vat of boiling semen.
2013-06-30 12:21:24 AM  
1 votes:
Kiss my ass, copypaste buzzfeed sponsored partner bullshiat
2013-06-30 12:20:08 AM  
1 votes:
yoy can't argue with the logic shown there.......realy, don't bother
2013-06-30 12:19:49 AM  
1 votes:
I don't see what the big deal is. Isn't this the new "age of enlightenment" where we suppress, mock, or shame ideas that make us uncomfortable under the guise of creating a "safe place free from triggering events"? So we ban a few books. At least people's feelings won't be hurt.
2013-06-30 12:13:21 AM  
1 votes:
This is why we don't have warp drive yet (nor should we be allowed to have it until we do something about these batsh*ts first).
2013-06-30 12:02:10 AM  
1 votes:
12.  Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
When: "Until as recently as 1991"
Why: Remember that time when Sam I Am tried to seduce his friend? Me neither. But the book was banned in California on accounts of "homosexual seduction."


[lolwot?]

It was also banned in China for "early Marxism" from 1965 until Dr. Seuss' death in 1991.

Wait, Green Eggs and Ham was too Marxist for China?

Is BuzzFeed the new Onion?
 
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