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2013-10-11 05:22:13 PM  

buny101: Well, not taking parenting advice from you. My son would be very upset if I tried to shove a vibrator up his butt.

And, I was thinking about how you said my kids should experience everything. I don't think they've ever had serious burns. Should I stick their hand on the stove?


Well now, you just had to go a full 100&crazy% didn't you.
 
2013-10-11 05:35:45 PM  
I wish we got to read Gaiman in high school.  Would've made lit classes much more fun than having to read Willa Cather.

/O Pioneers was the dullest thing I have ever had to write essays on
 
2013-10-11 05:42:18 PM  

Talos: I've never understood the philosophy where ONE (ignorant) parent can make an entire school system adjust their teaching curriculum.


ZERO TOLERANCE!
 
2013-10-11 05:49:44 PM  

FunkOut: ""A parent can't read a 400-page-book to find out if it's appropriate," Wilmott said. "You rely on your school to do that for you."

Seriously, woman? If you have issues with reading such a ginormous book, then perhaps you have no business poking about with literature at all.


So much this, not to mention...YOU RELY ON THE SCHOOL TO DO THAT FOR YOU? If your family tree is so riddled with idiocy you have to rely on the school system to do everything  you really should be doing as a parent its fairly obvious you should not be having children.  That's flat out irresponsible.
 
2013-10-11 05:54:02 PM  

haemaker: Talos: I've never understood the philosophy where ONE (ignorant) parent can make an entire school system adjust their teaching curriculum.

ZERO TOLERANCE!


Part of the problem is elected school boards.  When you turn control of the schools into a political, and thus a popularity, contest, you'll see knee-jerk reactions like this.

There should be some accountability for schools, but a better system needs to be in place.  Perhaps a committee of educational professionals could be appointed to fill the role so that the decisions would come from a place of knowledge and the screaming of holier-than-thou nutjubs wouldn't have any sway.
 
2013-10-11 06:10:48 PM  

Hobodeluxe: facisto: "A parent can't read a 400-page-book to find out if it's appropriate," Wilmott said.

Actually, yes. Yes they can. And what was wrong/explicit in Neverwhere?

it reveals the terrible secret of sex.


I don't remember any such, and I read it not too long ago.  Other than the general supernatural tone and a character who is a fallen angel (which is enough to get a book banned these days) I can't recall anything specific that a parent could point too.  It is sympathetic to homeless people, I suppose that would piss off Republicans.
 
2013-10-11 06:14:13 PM  

lockers: dj_spanmaster: I find the Bible, Koran, Torah, and Bhagavad Gita offensive! Now can we remove it (and this ridiculous "Creationism") from schools?

Mission accomplished. You can go through grade school and never read any of those.


Not in some school districts.
 
2013-10-11 06:25:56 PM  
Imagine her horror if she bumped into the hentai section of a comic store.
PS, there's nothing 'adult' about 'Neverwhere', and the BBC movie version sucks terds out of stray dogs.
 
2013-10-11 06:59:05 PM  
"A parent can't read a 400-page-book to find out if it's appropriate," Wilmott said. "You rely on your school to do that for you."

Translation:

I can't be bothered to read stuff for myself, so I will read a website and let that decide for me.

Seriously, fark these people.  God forbid they challenge themselves and expand their own minds before trying to shut everything out of their kids' minds.
 
2013-10-11 07:28:08 PM  

dj_spanmaster: megarian: Huh.

Apparently I read a different Neverwhere.

You're desensitized. That sort of thing will happen. Usually a good shock will reinvigorate the nerves, like a slap or some electric current.

Wait, what were we talking about?


I'm um.

That was hot.
 
2013-10-11 09:07:39 PM  
Protip: When you can't state what your objection to a book is, your objection is probably stupid and unfounded. If you're complaining about Neil Gaiman and it doesn't involve the word "cereal" as a homophone, you're either an idiot or a prude.

/BBC should remake the miniseries, give it a real budget, and use the cast from the radio play.
//Someone should force this woman to read Good Omens. Scandalous.
 
2013-10-11 09:10:25 PM  
I'm glad someone else doesn't like that pretentious goth wanker who writes the same story over and over and over. Good for her. I cannot understand that man's cult of personality.
 
2013-10-11 10:44:37 PM  

untaken_name: I'm glad someone else doesn't like that pretentious goth wanker who writes the same story over and over and over. Good for her. I cannot understand that man's cult of personality.


Try this one;

Snow, Glass, Apples
 
2013-10-11 10:47:03 PM  

Dafatone: I don't actually think there's anything explicit in Neverwhere.

I'm amazed that one complaint constantly outweighs dozens of supporters.


One complaint in nine years, apparently.
 
2013-10-11 11:29:21 PM  
I just read the shipping news. I thought that was a pretty good book.
 
2013-10-12 01:32:10 AM  
Someone needs to stand across the street from her house when she's at home and read aloud the bit in American Gods when the Queen Sheba swallows a dude through her vagina.
 
2013-10-12 06:12:27 AM  

untaken_name: I'm glad someone else doesn't like that pretentious goth wanker who writes the same story over and over and over. Good for her. I cannot understand that man's cult of personality.


[stop-liking-what-I-don't-like.jpg]
 
2013-10-12 06:58:03 AM  

gwowen: untaken_name: I'm glad someone else doesn't like that pretentious goth wanker who writes the same story over and over and over. Good for her. I cannot understand that man's cult of personality.

[stop-liking-what-I-don't-like.jpg]


Please point out to me where I told anyone else how to feel or what to do.
I didn't say people should stop liking the guy, I said I don't understand his cult of personality. If you don't know what that means, then you probably shouldn't comment.
 
2013-10-12 11:40:47 AM  

untaken_name: Please point out to me where I told anyone else how to feel or what to do.


Stating your opinion as objective fact?
 
2013-10-12 01:23:33 PM  

untaken_name: gwowen: untaken_name: I'm glad someone else doesn't like that pretentious goth wanker who writes the same story over and over and over. Good for her. I cannot understand that man's cult of personality.

[stop-liking-what-I-don't-like.jpg]

Please point out to me where I told anyone else how to feel or what to do.
I didn't say people should stop liking the guy, I said I don't understand his cult of personality. If you don't know what that means, then you probably shouldn't comment.



You gave your opinion as objective fact. You don't like Gaiman, that's fine. Millions of people - many of them every bit as smart as you - do like him. That doesn't mean his success is a cult of personality. It means that dome people like what you don't like, and they you need to get over it.

Don't worry, once you graduate junior college, you'll start to grow out of it naturally, become less patronising and less likely to mistake your opinions for revealed truth.

 
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