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(KSBW Monterey)   "Maybe there ain't no sin and there ain't no virtue, they's just what people does. Some things folks do is nice and some ain't so nice, and that's all any man's got a right to say." Happy 75th birthday to Grapes Of Wrath   (ksbw.com) divider line 74
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2014-04-20 07:13:44 AM  
and to me...
 
2014-04-20 07:15:47 AM  
very relevan today as well.
 
2014-04-20 07:16:08 AM  
s22.postimg.org
 
2014-04-20 07:22:26 AM  
InB4 first asshole ranting about Steinbeck's alleged political views.
Dear asshole: You're an asshole.
 
2014-04-20 07:23:04 AM  
/Grandpa went to work in the California orange orchards during the dust bowl, so getting a kick...
 
2014-04-20 07:27:52 AM  
I shall drink a tall glass of milk in acknowledgement.
 
2014-04-20 07:30:04 AM  
One of the worst books I was forced to read in the sixth grade. I'll always remember it.  That and Alas, Babylon.
 
2014-04-20 07:35:26 AM  
Happy Easter
 
2014-04-20 07:37:28 AM  
 
2014-04-20 07:41:01 AM  
beautiful book, but i just can't bear the dialect.  what the eff is a 'fambly'?  it's like trying to read while someone keeps flicking you in the face.  anyway, some guy on npr made a pretty interesting case  the other day for its modern relevance ...
of course, the true moral of the story is, never swerve to run over a turtle.
save the turtles!
 
2014-04-20 07:45:25 AM  
One of my favorites.
 
2014-04-20 07:48:24 AM  

gadian: One of the worst books I was forced to read in the sixth grade. I'll always remember it.  That and Alas, Babylon.


gr8 b8, m8. i'd r8 it a str8 8/8
 
2014-04-20 07:49:57 AM  
I don't know why a book about stomping grapes is so popular, but to each their own.
 
2014-04-20 07:52:47 AM  
Something something joke about daughter breast feeding her father.

/I think that was Grapes of Wrath
 
2014-04-20 07:59:39 AM  
This book plus, Tortilla Flat and Travels with Charley are some of my most favorite reads.
 
2014-04-20 08:04:50 AM  
Tom Choad was my porn name.
 
2014-04-20 08:08:50 AM  

BattleFrenchie28: Something something joke about daughter breast feeding her father.

/I think that was Grapes of Wrath


No, it was some starving guy.  Some symbolism involving the inherent Good of Man in the face of all calamity and making lemons out of lemonade and... stuff.
 
2014-04-20 08:16:18 AM  

Geoff Peterson: very relevan today as well.


Sadly
 
2014-04-20 08:18:49 AM  
The difference between GoW and Woody's Pastures of Plenty is... if you move your lips while reading GoW they hold you back a couple of grades, but if you move your lips to PoP your a hippy and people pass you the doobie.
 
2014-04-20 08:19:49 AM  
Racist, misogynistic, homophobic, Socialist piece of Capitalistic Communist crap...
 
2014-04-20 08:29:14 AM  

willfullyobscure: gadian: One of the worst books I was forced to read in the sixth grade. I'll always remember it.  That and Alas, Babylon.

gr8 b8, m8. i'd r8 it a str8 8/8


{ golf clap}
 
2014-04-20 08:30:13 AM  

havana_joe: Racist, misogynistic, homophobic, Socialist piece of Capitalistic Communist crap...


Well, the teabaggers are awake now....
 
2014-04-20 08:40:44 AM  

ghare: havana_joe: Racist, misogynistic, homophobic, Socialist piece of Capitalistic Communist crap...

Well, the teabaggers are awake now....


Yep. Only a Teabagger could think a story about the struggles of the working poor is eeeeevil, especially on the day that the Christ they claim to be their King of Kings is risen.

It made me cry, but then again, I have a soul.
 
2014-04-20 08:42:56 AM  
This novel is the only novel where I wanted to punch a character in the face so he would just shut up. Then I eventually wanted to punch the author so he would stop writing. Or preaching.
 
2014-04-20 08:46:50 AM  
Been a long time...
 
2014-04-20 08:48:01 AM  

freetomato: ghare: havana_joe: Racist, misogynistic, homophobic, Socialist piece of Capitalistic Communist crap...

Well, the teabaggers are awake now....

Yep. Only a Teabagger could think a story about the struggles of the working poor is eeeeevil, especially on the day that the Christ they claim to be their King of Kings is risen.

It made me cry, but then again, I have a soul.

freetomato: ghare: havana_joe: Racist, misogynistic, homophobic, Socialist piece of Capitalistic Communist crap...

Well, the teabaggers are awake now....

Yep. Only a Teabagger could think a story about the struggles of the working poor is eeeeevil, especially on the day that the Christ they claim to be their King of Kings is risen.

It made me cry, but then again, I have a soul.


Really? It was a JOKE, duh... Does "Socialist piece of Capitalistic Communist crap" even make sense to you?
 
2014-04-20 08:52:06 AM  
havana_joe:
Really? It was a JOKE, duh... Does "Socialist piece of Capitalistic Communist crap" even make sense to you?

Dude, at this point, it's hard to tell the snark from the serious.
 
2014-04-20 08:54:07 AM  
Ah, one Fark's exceedlingly rare pro-white trash threads.
 
2014-04-20 08:55:42 AM  

havana_joe: Really? It was a JOKE, duh... Does "Socialist piece of Capitalistic Communist crap" even make sense to you?


It's fark. Even the appearance of being a "tea bagger" will get you killed, regardless of the complexities of socioeconomic politics.
 
2014-04-20 08:55:43 AM  

Mister Peejay: havana_joe:
Really? It was a JOKE, duh... Does "Socialist piece of Capitalistic Communist crap" even make sense to you?

Dude, at this point, it's hard to tell the snark from the serious.


Exactly. The hateful nonsensical gibberish is sadly so common these days. Besides, jokes are supposed to be funny.
 
2014-04-20 08:58:47 AM  

wellreadneck: Ah, one Fark's exceedlingly rare pro-white trash threads.


The great thing about a sambuca hangover on Easter Sunday is that everyone just thinks they're smelling black jelly beans.
 
2014-04-20 09:04:51 AM  

freetomato: Mister Peejay: havana_joe:
Really? It was a JOKE, duh... Does "Socialist piece of Capitalistic Communist crap" even make sense to you?

Dude, at this point, it's hard to tell the snark from the serious.

Exactly. The hateful nonsensical gibberish is sadly so common these days. Besides, jokes are supposed to be funny.


Who was Christopher Reeve's idol?
Christopher Walken!

There you go, now THAT'S funny!
 
2014-04-20 09:07:45 AM  
Dunno about Steinbeck's political views, but the quote sounds like your typical left coast lunacy. Hug a tree, free to be you& me, Adam & Steve, right & wrong are make-believe... librrsls: coprophiliacs.
 
2014-04-20 09:11:16 AM  
Never read the book.  Is it about the grapist?

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mqgiEQXGetI
 
2014-04-20 09:13:18 AM  

Stinkyy: Dunno about Steinbeck's political views, but the quote sounds like your typical left coast lunacy. Hug a tree, free to be you& me, Adam & Steve, right & wrong are make-believe... librrsls: coprophiliacs.


Why oh why would you make me google that word on Easter morning, with all the chocolate around? o_O
 
2014-04-20 09:15:53 AM  

wellreadneck: wellreadneck: Ah, one Fark's exceedlingly rare pro-white trash threads.

The great thing about a sambuca hangover on Easter Sunday is that everyone just thinks they're smelling black jelly beans.


Oh look - a dyslexic drunk thinks this is the Wrath of Grapes thread.
 
2014-04-20 09:18:24 AM  
Here's the grapes...

31.media.tumblr.com

...and here's the wrath!
 
2014-04-20 09:20:24 AM  
I remember near the end of my freshman year of HS, we took a family trip to SF.  I bought a t-shirt there with the "Route 66" logo on it because I thought it was cool.  I was from Michigan, and there was no Route 66 in the state.

I was wearing it over my track uniform before a meet a couple weeks later, and a bunch of the sophomores on the team were like "Route 66?  Why do you like Route 66?  Are you an Okie?  Are you Ma Joad?" and laughed at me.

I had no idea what they were talking about.

Then in sophomore year english class the next year, I read Grapes of Wrath, and was like "Ah, NOW I see where they were coming from."
 
2014-04-20 09:35:02 AM  
I am grateful that I was never assigned this book for school reading. After 6th grade, that always seemed to extinguish any joy I got from reading.

I read it a couple years after college and thought it was fantastic. I enjoyed most of the other Steinbeck I read after that, but I think this is still my favorite.
 
2014-04-20 09:40:11 AM  
It's really depressing to read especially knowing the teabaggers want to bring us back to that.
 
2014-04-20 09:42:59 AM  
Also, apostrophe rage: 75'th
 
2014-04-20 09:43:06 AM  

IoSaturnalia: wellreadneck: wellreadneck: Ah, one Fark's exceedlingly rare pro-white trash threads.

The great thing about a sambuca hangover on Easter Sunday is that everyone just thinks they're smelling black jelly beans.

Oh look - a dyslexic drunk thinks this is the Wrath of Grapes thread.


Pissed 'cause your drunken holiday got co-opted like Easter?
 
2014-04-20 09:45:50 AM  

OccamsWhiskers: I am grateful that I was never assigned this book for school reading. After 6th grade, that always seemed to extinguish any joy I got from reading.


I always read the book way more than the assigned reading and then read something else in class and then had to re-read the assigned reading but always procrastinated that part because I was already on a different book and long story short I never did well because I didn't remember where the class was at relative to the book.

And the AP English teacher I had when we had to read Grapes was a complete elitist tool who kept mis-pronouncing Memaw as "MEE-maw" instead of "M'maw" which is the way anybody who has been outside of their farking collegiate ivory tower understands is the way some American subcultures refer to their grandmothers and I could never tell if he was actually that obtuse or if he was deliberately being a dipshiat about it as a way of asserting his superiority over those uneducated rubes, probably the latter from the way he over-enunciated the improper pronunciation, and anyway I failed that class just to make him look bad.  People back then were willing to die for a hill for no good reason, Ifelt justified in failing a class for more enlightened reasons.
 
2014-04-20 09:55:31 AM  

havana_joe: freetomato: Mister Peejay: havana_joe:
Really? It was a JOKE, duh... Does "Socialist piece of Capitalistic Communist crap" even make sense to you?

Dude, at this point, it's hard to tell the snark from the serious.

Exactly. The hateful nonsensical gibberish is sadly so common these days. Besides, jokes are supposed to be funny.

Who was Christopher Reeve's idol?
Christopher Walken!

There you go, now THAT'S funny!


Much better.
 
2014-04-20 09:55:38 AM  

jso2897: InB4 first asshole ranting about Steinbeck's alleged political views.
Dear asshole: You're an asshole.


So Steinbeck was a socialist. Do you feel you need to offer a defense for socialism? You are free to proceed; that's what the First is all about. Simply stating the facts of Steinbeck's political views is not the action of an asshole. Preemptively playing the victim, however, with your "in before!" is an act of douchebaggery, or maybe just intellectual bankruptcy, or at the least sheer sloth.

Let's try this: Steinbeck was a socialist. How about YOU tell ME what that means?
 
2014-04-20 09:57:08 AM  
So listen to Tom Joad on youtube, the version by Country Joe McDonald.
 
2014-04-20 10:03:08 AM  

wellreadneck: IoSaturnalia: wellreadneck: wellreadneck: Ah, one Fark's exceedlingly rare pro-white trash threads.

The great thing about a sambuca hangover on Easter Sunday is that everyone just thinks they're smelling black jelly beans.

Oh look - a dyslexic drunk thinks this is the Wrath of Grapes thread.

Pissed 'cause your drunken holiday got co-opted like Easter?


That happened nineteen centuries ago.  I got over it.
 
2014-04-20 10:04:52 AM  

lindalouwho: Stinkyy: Dunno about Steinbeck's political views, but the quote sounds like your typical left coast lunacy. Hug a tree, free to be you& me, Adam & Steve, right & wrong are make-believe... librrsls: coprophiliacs.

Why oh why would you make me google that word on Easter morning, with all the chocolate around? o_O


Sorry. Happy Easter.
 
2014-04-20 10:21:11 AM  
wants my spare ribs!
 
2014-04-20 10:29:52 AM  

Stinkyy: lindalouwho: Stinkyy: Dunno about Steinbeck's political views, but the quote sounds like your typical left coast lunacy. Hug a tree, free to be you& me, Adam & Steve, right & wrong are make-believe... librrsls: coprophiliacs.

Why oh why would you make me google that word on Easter morning, with all the chocolate around? o_O

Sorry. Happy Easter.


I think I accidentally gotcha, Stink.

whY oh whY...

"chocolate"

Happy Easter!
 
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