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(The Hollywood Reporter)   The most challenged book in school libraries is: A) To Kill a Mockingbird; B) Fifty Shades of Grey; C) Captain Underpants   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 114
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2014-04-14 07:49:07 PM  
www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-04-14 08:22:15 PM  
When every option represents equal stupidity of action, there's no point in a multiple choice list, subby.
 
2014-04-14 08:32:59 PM  
Why can't kids read wholesome books like The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew anymore?

Somewhere along the line this country lost its moral moorings.
 
2014-04-14 08:36:09 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Why can't kids read wholesome books like The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew anymore?

Somewhere along the line this country lost its moral moorings.


The Hardy Boys were incestuous gay lovers.
 
2014-04-14 08:43:07 PM  
southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com
 
2014-04-14 09:17:33 PM  
Well, it IS a pop-up book.

At least that is what I remember when Uncle Mel was reading it to me.
 
2014-04-14 09:18:42 PM  
Considering that my youngest daughter learned to read at age 8 because we "forbade" her to read such trash, lead directly to her consuming Harry Potter at age 9.  After that it was only a matter of time before it was zombie this and zombie that.

So I can see the concern.
 
2014-04-14 09:30:12 PM  
I discovered Captain Underpants thanks to my nephew. They should be required reading.
 
2014-04-14 09:35:20 PM  
I knew it was a mistake to return that biographer's phone call.
 
2014-04-14 09:36:38 PM  
Jeff Smith's classic cartoon-style graphic novel series Bone held the 10th spot for its violence and alledged racism.

Whaahhh?  I've read a fair amount of Bone, and though I don't quite understand why it's so highly regarded I didn't notice any violence or racism.
 
2014-04-14 09:37:17 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Why can't kids read wholesome books like The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew anymore?

Somewhere along the line this country lost its moral moorings.


It started when the liberals started going militant athiest while supporting racist groups like Planned Parenthood between lychings of everybody not white
 
2014-04-14 09:38:45 PM  
I, for one, am disturbed by the improperly designed dick hole in his underpants.
 
2014-04-14 09:42:54 PM  
I highly doubt you'll see 50 shades of grey (or sequels) in any school library, regardless of banning.
 
2014-04-14 09:43:35 PM  
I volunteer to give the stuck up do-gooders lodging these complaints a good dicking to loosen them up.
 
2014-04-14 09:46:04 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Why can't kids read wholesome books like The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew anymore?

Somewhere along the line this country lost its moral moorings.


Captain Underpants is geared towards a younger audience. Our daughter read them all last year... when she was five years old.

/cute books
//if it gets kids to read, it's a good thing
 
2014-04-14 09:46:20 PM  
And after Captain Underpants, they can graduate to:
cdn.uproxx.com
 
2014-04-14 09:46:54 PM  
Funnily enough, Dav Pilkey, the author of Captain Underpants had a fling with fundamentalist Christianity (apparently, around the same time he quit writing for a couple of years to care for his terminally-ill father, although I have no idea if the two things were related). Fortunately, Pilkey seems to have gotten better, and is back to writing more Underpants.

And yes, my son reads them endlessly, and has even been inspired to write/draw his own stories from them.
 
2014-04-14 09:47:47 PM  

bearded clamorer: I, for one, am disturbed by the improperly designed dick hole in his underpants.


Does anybody actually use those?
 
2014-04-14 09:48:18 PM  
Hopefully 50 Shades isn't even in a library.  I read about two pages and had to stop the writing was so horrible.

/it was my girlfriend's I swear
 
jlt
2014-04-14 09:48:21 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Why can't kids read wholesome books like The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew anymore?

Somewhere along the line this country lost its moral moorings.


I work in the library at my daughter's elementary school and I am surprised at how popular Nancy Drew is with the 4th and 5th graders.
 
2014-04-14 09:49:43 PM  
. . .  Suzanne Collins'The Hunger Games (for its alleged religious viewpoint)

Wait, what? Guess I missed that part. I mean, the concept of sacrifice is kind of a big deal in religions, sure but...

Seriously what did I miss?
 
2014-04-14 09:51:47 PM  

fusillade762: bearded clamorer: I, for one, am disturbed by the improperly designed dick hole in his underpants.

Does anybody actually use those?


Careful.
You just opened the door for a "Your mom" comment.
 
2014-04-14 09:52:33 PM  

cretinbob: [www.quickmeme.com image 625x365]


I remember a time, before the interwebs, a time when certain well read children proposed a school play based upon this book.

ts1.mm.bing.net

Certain children were given an A for the semester, despite their despotic ways.

/play never happened
//that's what happens when you grow up in a house with every wall lined with books.
///drama was fun
 
2014-04-14 09:53:36 PM  

fusillade762: bearded clamorer: I, for one, am disturbed by the improperly designed dick hole in his underpants.

Does anybody actually use those?


So you pull your pants and underwear down around your knees when at a urinal????
 
2014-04-14 09:54:05 PM  
Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games (for its alleged religious viewpoint);

Oh just fark off.  If you need to work this hard to get worked up over a book aimed at kids or young adults just go to Vegas and hire a few hookers for the weekend until all your pent up sexual frustrations are let out.
 
2014-04-14 09:54:27 PM  

CruJones: Hopefully 50 Shades isn't even in a library.  I read about two pages and had to stop the writing was so horrible.

/it was my girlfriend's I swear


You sure that wasn't Twilight?
 
2014-04-14 09:54:55 PM  

bongon247: cretinbob: [www.quickmeme.com image 625x365]

I remember a time, before the interwebs, a time when certain well read children proposed a school play based upon this book.

[ts1.mm.bing.net image 195x300]

Certain children were given an A for the semester, despite their despotic ways.

/play never happened
//that's what happens when you grow up in a house with every wall lined with books.
///drama was fun


despotic? might not mean what I think it means.

Paddy's for the win.
 
2014-04-14 09:55:07 PM  

CruJones: Hopefully 50 Shades isn't even in a library.  I read about two pages and had to stop the writing was so horrible.

/it was my girlfriend's I swear


It's a BDSM Twilight fanfic with the characters' names changed. Of course it's terrible. (Hopefully Twilight isn't in the library, either. Although it is a good example of a badly-paced plot.)

/Read a sample
//Morbid curiosity
///Deleted it quickly
 
2014-04-14 09:56:46 PM  

fusillade762: bearded clamorer: I, for one, am disturbed by the improperly designed dick hole in his underpants.

Does anybody actually use those?


If you soak the underpants in astroglide it can enhance certain activities.

/ Or so I've been told
 
2014-04-14 10:01:13 PM  

fusillade762: bearded clamorer: I, for one, am disturbed by the improperly designed dick hole in his underpants.

Does anybody actually use those?


Yeah. YOUR MOM!
 
2014-04-14 10:01:33 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Why can't kids read wholesome books like The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew anymore?

Somewhere along the line this country lost its moral moorings.


270c81.medialib.glogster.com
 
2014-04-14 10:02:23 PM  
My son's teachers do not like Captain Underpants at all.

I've made my sons a deal though.  When they want a new Captain Underpants, or Diary of a Wimpy Kid, or Oog and Gluck, or whatever, we have to get something else as well, and they cannot get another one until they've read both.

Last time was "The Witches", by Roald Dahl in exchange for a Pokemon comic novel for my eldest.  And yes, my oldest liked the book.
 
2014-04-14 10:03:54 PM  

gingerjet: CruJones: Hopefully 50 Shades isn't even in a library.  I read about two pages and had to stop the writing was so horrible.

/it was my girlfriend's I swear

You sure that wasn't Twilight?


Here, you may enjoy this.
 
2014-04-14 10:04:40 PM  

Canton: CruJones: Hopefully 50 Shades isn't even in a library.  I read about two pages and had to stop the writing was so horrible.

/it was my girlfriend's I swear

It's a BDSM Twilight fanfic with the characters' names changed. Of course it's terrible. (Hopefully Twilight isn't in the library, either. Although it is a good example of a badly-paced plot.)

/Read a sample
//Morbid curiosity
///Deleted it quickly


I read the entire first book.  Fortunately my self-respect stepped up and refused to let me read the other two.  I've said it before and I'll say it again--if I didn't know that this book was written by a late-forties woman I would have sworn on the sacred relic of your choice that it was written by a 14-year-old girl who'd never been kissed.

/have seen a couple of Captain Underpants books
//may or may not have snerked
 
2014-04-14 10:06:21 PM  

CivicMindedFive: fusillade762: bearded clamorer: I, for one, am disturbed by the improperly designed dick hole in his underpants.

Does anybody actually use those?

So you pull your pants and underwear down around your knees when at a urinal????


My penis isn't quite long enough to require that. Seriously though, it requires pulling the top of the underwear down a whole three or four inches. No fumbling with that stupid flap and you don't even have to touch your penis.
 
2014-04-14 10:11:19 PM  

fusillade762: CivicMindedFive: fusillade762: bearded clamorer: I, for one, am disturbed by the improperly designed dick hole in his underpants.

Does anybody actually use those?

So you pull your pants and underwear down around your knees when at a urinal????

My penis isn't quite long enough to require that. Seriously though, it requires pulling the top of the underwear down a whole three or four inches. No fumbling with that stupid flap and you don't even have to touch your penis.


No need to wash yer hands or yer junk in that nasty public bathroom sink.
 
2014-04-14 10:14:36 PM  
I prefer Choose Your Own Adventure.

I didn't choose to be a virgin til i was 18 though
 
2014-04-14 10:15:17 PM  

HawgWild: fusillade762: bearded clamorer: I, for one, am disturbed by the improperly designed dick hole in his underpants.

Does anybody actually use those?

Yeah. YOUR MOM!


Right on cue
 
2014-04-14 10:17:19 PM  

fusillade762: CivicMindedFive: fusillade762: bearded clamorer: I, for one, am disturbed by the improperly designed dick hole in his underpants.

Does anybody actually use those?

So you pull your pants and underwear down around your knees when at a urinal????

My penis isn't quite long enough to require that. Seriously though, it requires pulling the top of the underwear down a whole three or four inches. No fumbling with that stupid flap and you don't even have to touch your penis.


If they done away with the hole you could never put your underwear on backwards
 
2014-04-14 10:18:40 PM  

Chris Ween: AverageAmericanGuy: Why can't kids read wholesome books like The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew anymore?

Somewhere along the line this country lost its moral moorings.

The Hardy Boys were incestuous gay lovers.


Well doesn't that make them be put on the fark required reading list? Gotta shove that hey agenda down the country's like they shove weiners down their throats. Maybe a Jr. High school ap English/home economics course in hardy boy books followed by a hotdog eating contest.
 
2014-04-14 10:24:07 PM  
When I was in 8th grade in 86, I was reading 4 or 5 books a week, usually out of the sci-fi/fantasy section of the middle school library. I burned through it pretty quickly. The librarian suggested that I try out murder/mystery/thrillers.

One of the first books I ended up with was about porn star assassins with group sex clubs at "Harod University".

I have no idea how that book made it in to a middle school library.
 
2014-04-14 10:28:56 PM  

GDubDub: When I was in 8th grade in 86, I was reading 4 or 5 books a week, usually out of the sci-fi/fantasy section of the middle school library. I burned through it pretty quickly. The librarian suggested that I try out murder/mystery/thrillers.

One of the first books I ended up with was about porn star assassins with group sex clubs at "Harod University".

I have no idea how that book made it in to a middle school library.


Catholic school?
 
2014-04-14 10:32:26 PM  
I intentionally go out of my way to give uncensored versions of The Count of Monte Cristo to anyone over 15 for shiats and giggles.

Crossdressing, lesbianism, murder, infanticide, incest, murder, poisoning for the thrill of it, suicide, murder. S'great read.

Classic literature is where it's at if you want some good old perversion.
 
2014-04-14 10:34:07 PM  
I'm depressed that today I learned that "The Grapes of Wrath" is one of the more commonly banned books in America. Because, you know, showing how difficult and unfair poverty is is COMMUNISM!

fusillade762: bearded clamorer: I, for one, am disturbed by the improperly designed dick hole in his underpants.
Does anybody actually use those?


I convinced a female roommate once that some people actually have sex through the Y-front.  She was... gullible.
 
2014-04-14 10:36:51 PM  
My older son's reading ability grew faster than a speeding waist band and was more powerful than boxer shorts when he discovered Captain Underpants in 1st grade.  He read the whole series.  Now my younger son is reading them in Kindergarten....well, mostly looking at the pictures and laughing his butt off.   But he knows some of the words.
 
2014-04-14 10:51:50 PM  
Yeah, my DIL hates the Captain.
But all my grandkids have read the books, because I let them.

I am the Pope of bad habits.
 
2014-04-14 11:00:31 PM  
The graphic novel, geared for children in the 7- to 10-years-old range and written and illustrated by  Dav Pilkey,...

Because 7-10 yo are reading the shiat out of 50 shades?  WTF?
 
2014-04-14 11:01:01 PM  
Holy carp.  Dav Pilkey's books are scattered around my house.   Why yes, I do have a 6 year old.
he legally belongs to me.
 
2014-04-14 11:08:50 PM  
My younger nephew pretty much learned to read thanks to Captain Underpants. I think they are kind of dumb, but I'm a boring old person and they weren't written for me.
 
2014-04-14 11:30:03 PM  
The rural county next to ours has been trying to ban "The Color Purple" in it's high schools for years.  The newest reason is because it will "spread gang violence."  You know, by the roving gangs of reading teenage gangsters.
 
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