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(CBS New York)   Hempstead (Long Island) students take their school issued summer reading list to the library in search of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gypsy" as well as classics by George Ornell and Emily Bonte   (newyork.cbslocal.com) divider line 71
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2013-07-11 12:31:37 AM  
I always Jenny Austen's Sense And Sentimentality.
 
2013-07-11 12:40:42 AM  
"It's sad," one mother said. "I read 'The Great Gatsby,' that was in high school, and watched it on TV with Robert Redford, but this here, I didn't read 'The Great Gypsy,' I couldn't find that nowhere."

*headdesk*
 
2013-07-11 12:41:18 AM  

Elvis_Bogart: I always Jenny Austen's Sense And Sentimentality.


Do you always the whole thing?
 
2013-07-11 01:17:13 AM  
I'm preoccupied with Ornell's "1985."
 
2013-07-11 01:32:59 AM  
You know why every frikkin menial job requires a college diploma these days?

/because, once upon a time, a high school diploma was the equal of an AA degree today
 
2013-07-11 01:46:56 AM  
Do they have anything by Edmund Wells?
 
2013-07-11 02:04:14 AM  
I think Stinebock's "The Wraiths of Graft" should be required reading.
 
2013-07-11 02:14:33 AM  

Peaceboy: I think Stinebock's "The Wraiths of Graft" should be required reading.


Not to mention "Of Mizers And Men"
 
2013-07-11 02:18:16 AM  
Did they have "A Tale of Two Titties" by Miles Pickens?
 
2013-07-11 02:18:19 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Peaceboy: I think Stinebock's "The Wraiths of Graft" should be required reading.

Not to mention "Of Mizers And Men"


And who could forget the classic "Moby's Dick" ?
 
2013-07-11 02:31:02 AM  
What's a summer reading course without such literary classics James Fentiman Cowper's  The Lost of the Mohawks,Carla Bonte's  Jayne Air, or Marc Twane's F*ckleberry Hinn or  A Taxachusetts Libtard in Jesus's Court?

/that last one may actually be offered in certain school districts
 
2013-07-11 02:35:21 AM  
Rarnaby Budge?

Knickerless Knickerby?

What will be claimed:  The list was sent out "ironically", to see if the kids could even recognize the names/authors of great literature.

What will be the truth: List was typed up by teacher's aide hired to fill protected status category rather than on basis of actual ability to do job.
 
2013-07-11 02:52:21 AM  
Stickwick Stapers by Farles Wickens with four M's and a silent Q!
 
2013-07-11 02:55:52 AM  
Has someone been dictating with Siri again?
 
2013-07-11 03:16:24 AM  

American Decency Association: Has someone been dictating with Siri again?


They wouldn't have gotten even this close.
 
2013-07-11 04:31:40 AM  
My favorite is Rod Breadberry's Furryheight 4fitty.
 
2013-07-11 04:46:50 AM  
Those weren't errors. The students are to pick up the cheap foreign knockoffs of the artists' works. Saves money.
 
2013-07-11 05:08:30 AM  
no one care's

reading is stupid u idiot's

get a job

get laid

DO SOMETHIGN USEFULL
 
2013-07-11 05:36:35 AM  
I also liked Cats in the Cradle by Curt Vonket.
 
2013-07-11 06:09:31 AM  
 'Ethel the Aardvark Goes Quantity Surveying' ?
 
2013-07-11 06:15:13 AM  
The Great Gypsy would probably be a much better book.
 
2013-07-11 06:21:25 AM  
sounds like a bunch of Alfred Einstein's working at that school.
 
2013-07-11 06:42:15 AM  

dahmers love zombie: Rarnaby Budge?

Knickerless Knickerby?

What will be claimed:  The list was sent out "ironically", to see if the kids could even recognize the names/authors of great literature.

What will be the truth: List was typed up by teacher's aide hired to fill protected status category rather than on basis of actual ability to do job.


Really?  Bringing politics into our fun fest.  OK, I'll play.  What if we find out that the person who came up with the list was a graduate of that fine educational school, Liberty University?  Or some other conservative poor excuse for a college of higher learning?
 
2013-07-11 06:57:32 AM  
How about a Sale of Two Titties?
 
2013-07-11 06:59:10 AM  

Sinister Urge: Stickwick Stapers by Farles Wickens with four M's and a silent Q!


Karnaby Fudge by Darles Chickens
 
2013-07-11 07:00:25 AM  
What about Olsen's Standard Book of British Birds?  The expurgated version...
 
2013-07-11 07:05:35 AM  

calbert: sounds like a bunch of Alfred Einstein's working at that school.


A bunch of his what?
 
2013-07-11 07:13:50 AM  
The Diary of an Frank was a pretty good, grammar aside, first person account of Clovis I's reign.
 
2013-07-11 07:15:35 AM  
I want the one without the gannet.
 
2013-07-11 07:19:53 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: How about a Sale of Two Titties?


How 'bout some Shake Spear?

Maybe Two Genitals of Verona.
 
2013-07-11 07:22:13 AM  
Now I have to go listen to that Monty python sketch.
 
2013-07-11 07:36:18 AM  
I myself enjoyed William Farkner's As I Ladling in 11th grade - fascinating look at how a family deals with an heirloom spoon that needed to get thrown out.
 
2013-07-11 07:42:59 AM  

Paris1127: What's a summer reading course without such literary classics James Fentiman Cowper's  The Lost of the Mohawks,Carla Bonte's  Jayne Air, or Marc Twane's F*ckleberry Hinn or  A Taxachusetts Libtard in Jesus's Court?

/that last one may actually be offered in certain school districts


You owe me a keyboard.

HighOnCraic: I'm preoccupied with Ornell's "1985."


Burt Singsteen, McDonna, way before Neveah.
 
2013-07-11 07:44:28 AM  
PaulRB:
Really?  Bringing politics into our fun fest.  OK, I'll play.  What if we find out that the person who came up with the list was a graduate of that fine educational school, Liberty University?  Or some other conservative poor excuse for a college of higher learning?

We know that can't be true, it's a list for reading books, not burning them.
 
2013-07-11 07:52:14 AM  

calbert: sounds like a bunch of Alfred Einstein's working at that school.


oh, c'mon. their engrish structers, not rocket surgeon's
 
2013-07-11 08:03:47 AM  

Gulper Eel: I want the one without the gannet.


It's a standard British bird, the gannet!  It's in all the books!
 
2013-07-11 08:05:22 AM  
I wasn't overly impressed with  The Handmade Tail. Seems she would have been better off with a store-bought fetish butt plug.

Least of Sweden was awesome, though.
 
2013-07-11 08:08:42 AM  
I work in Hempstead.  This is no sooprize.  Oops, surprise.
 
2013-07-11 08:09:50 AM  

ltr77: PaulRB:
Really?  Bringing politics into our fun fest.  OK, I'll play.  What if we find out that the person who came up with the list was a graduate of that fine educational school, Liberty University?  Or some other conservative poor excuse for a college of higher learning?

We know that can't be true, it's a list for reading books, not burning them.


Really, what was I thinking?

Here is this year's Liberty University reading list:

1. The Bible
2. The Bible Part 2, Electric Boogaloo
3. Still More Bible
4. The Bible (now with pictures)
5. The Bible (now with more Jesus)
6. The Bible (with all that stuff about the poor removed - the Koch Brothers edition)
7. How Come Everyone's not Reading the Bible
8. Bible, Bible, Bible ... Sunday, Sunday, Sunday
9. More Bible Than You Know What To Do With
10. 50 Shades of Grey (what? how'd that get in there)
 
2013-07-11 08:21:52 AM  
I CAN'T READ!!!!!
 
2013-07-11 08:23:07 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: "It's sad," one mother said. "I read 'The Great Gatsby,' that was in high school, and watched it on TV with Robert Redford, but this here, I didn't read 'The Great Gypsy,' I couldn't find that nowhere."

*headdesk*


Yeah that is where I stopped reading.
 
2013-07-11 08:35:41 AM  
Excellent reverse psychology from Hempstead. This list is the most reading they will do until they read the charges filed against them when they are 25.
 
2013-07-11 08:44:06 AM  
I just finished reading Water Chip Down on my Sorny Nuk.
 
2013-07-11 08:53:55 AM  
Based on this list, I picked up the Story of Q by Paul Rage.

I farking love Star Trek novels.
 
2013-07-11 09:03:37 AM  

PaulRB: ltr77: PaulRB:
Really?  Bringing politics into our fun fest.  OK, I'll play.  What if we find out that the person who came up with the list was a graduate of that fine educational school, Liberty University?  Or some other conservative poor excuse for a college of higher learning?

We know that can't be true, it's a list for reading books, not burning them.

Really, what was I thinking?

Here is this year's Liberty University reading list:

1. The Bible
2. The Bible Part 2, Electric Boogaloo
3. Still More Bible
4. The Bible (now with pictures)
5. The Bible (now with more Jesus)
6. The Bible (with all that stuff about the poor removed - the Koch Brothers edition)
7. How Come Everyone's not Reading the Bible
8. Bible, Bible, Bible ... Sunday, Sunday, Sunday
9. More Bible Than You Know What To Do With
10. 50 Shades of Grey (what? how'd that get in there)


Sorry, but you must have an old list.  They now start with "Jerry Falwell's Guide to the Bible" and proceed through "Jerry Falwell's Guide to the Bible for Serious Students" on up through "Jerry Falwell's Guide to what Jesus REALLY said Instead of what Liberals like King James Want You To Think He Said".  Nice try, though.
 
2013-07-11 09:04:02 AM  
Now now, we should all calm down, share a refreshing beverage and discuss this like civilized people:

farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-07-11 09:11:45 AM  
I saw the Gettysburg Address for 9th-10th grade and said to myself Egad (if I may use such a vulgar idiom). But then I thought there could be some kid who's actually planning to read that, maybe has set aside the weekend for that purpose.

Take your time, sound it out - - Foooooor skoooooor. I guess it wouldn't be that much different from me trying to learn Business Ethics 101.

Different from? Or different than?
 
2013-07-11 09:30:57 AM  
"I think it's disgusting. People need to learn English," said Nancy Schadt of Lynbrook. "No public institution should be sending out improper information."

Get a hobby, Nancy. One involving a marital aid.
 
2013-07-11 09:45:34 AM  
No Everybody Pops?  Forshamed.
 
2013-07-11 09:46:32 AM  

Abacus9: My favorite is Rod Breadberry's Furryheight 4fitty.



Didn't he make that TV show "Star Track"?
 
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