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(National Post)   Dr. Seuss book Hop on Pop does not encourage 'violence against fathers,' library says in rejecting ban request   (news.nationalpost.com) divider line 86
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2014-04-29 04:10:10 PM
THE HELL IT DOESN'T.

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2014-04-29 04:10:17 PM
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It's so tragic the way they hopped on Pop.
 
2014-04-29 04:23:16 PM

Lando Lincoln: THE HELL IT DOESN'T.

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My kids tried that on me once.

Once.
 
2014-04-29 04:26:25 PM
Are there any fathers out there that haven't had their nuts crushed at least once by their toddler? I thought that was just a rite of passage of fatherhood.
 
2014-04-29 04:27:51 PM
So they're taking ban requests from anonymous users? Yes, this sounds like a system that will be completely free from pranksters, trolls, and other ne'er-do-wells.
 
2014-04-29 04:36:01 PM

Pocket Ninja: So they're taking ban requests from anonymous users? Yes, this sounds like a system that will be completely free from pranksters, trolls, and other ne'er-do-wells.


No.  Neither Toronto nor any other library in Canada (that I'm aware of) allows for an anonymous request for removal to be considered.  We don't reveal the names publicly, but requests must have a name attached.

That said, I've seen some doozies in my day - mostly having to do with the material being offensive to the religion of the person requesting removal.  And mostly on the order of "THINK of the CHILDREN!"  In the US, the worst one was Harry Potter.  Lordy, did we have a group of complete nut cases hating on that series.
 
2014-04-29 04:49:42 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: No.  Neither Toronto nor any other library in Canada (that I'm aware of) allows for an anonymous request for removal to be considered.  We don't reveal the names publicly, but requests must have a name attached.


This line is right there in TFA:

In addition to Hop on Pop, one anonymous library user sought to ban Lizzy's Lion, a 1984 rhyming picture book that features a girl's pet lion eating a robber.
 
2014-04-29 04:51:35 PM

meat0918: Lando Lincoln: THE HELL IT DOESN'T.

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My kids tried that on me once.

Once.


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Sunday mornings.
 
2014-04-29 04:55:01 PM

Pocket Ninja: Benevolent Misanthrope: No.  Neither Toronto nor any other library in Canada (that I'm aware of) allows for an anonymous request for removal to be considered.  We don't reveal the names publicly, but requests must have a name attached.

This line is right there in TFA:

In addition to Hop on Pop, one anonymous library user sought to ban Lizzy's Lion, a 1984 rhyming picture book that features a girl's pet lion eating a robber.


Anonymous to the committee, or anonymous to the Board?  We do withhold the name from the Board report if the requester asks us to, since that is discoverable in a legal proceeding.  I'll ask their CEO next time I talk to her.  I'll be shocked if they allow anonymous requests to be seriously considered, for the exact reasons you stated.  Especially in Toronto, the largest library system in the world.
 
2014-04-29 05:13:53 PM
How do hey feel about WorkDaddy's Nutsack Like A Speedbag In A Rocky Training Montage?
 
2014-04-29 05:36:11 PM

Pocket Ninja: So they're taking ban requests from anonymous users? Yes, this sounds like a system that will be completely free from pranksters, trolls, and other ne'er-do-wells.


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2014-04-29 05:42:49 PM

Pocket Ninja: Benevolent Misanthrope: No.  Neither Toronto nor any other library in Canada (that I'm aware of) allows for an anonymous request for removal to be considered.  We don't reveal the names publicly, but requests must have a name attached.

This line is right there in TFA:

In addition to Hop on Pop, one anonymous library user sought to ban Lizzy's Lion, a 1984 rhyming picture book that features a girl's pet lion eating a robber.


My instinct there is a lazy author, substituting 'anonymous' for 'unnamed' or 'bat-shait cray cray'.
 
2014-04-29 06:06:52 PM
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"Stop. You must not hop on Pop."

Do people ban books without reading them? You betcha!
 
2014-04-29 06:07:30 PM
Toddlers like to climb and bounce on the people they care about.  They can be trained out of it, but consider it an act of affection.
 
2014-04-29 06:07:49 PM
Completely allowed:

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2014-04-29 06:08:31 PM
I half expected to find out that the ban request came from A Voice for Men or some such.
 
2014-04-29 06:10:02 PM
Maybe they were confused with the similar book, Pops on Hops?

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2014-04-29 06:10:54 PM

meat0918: Lando Lincoln: THE HELL IT DOESN'T.

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My kids tried that on me once.

Once.


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2014-04-29 06:12:51 PM

fusillade762: Pocket Ninja: So they're taking ban requests from anonymous users? Yes, this sounds like a system that will be completely free from pranksters, trolls, and other ne'er-do-wells.

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I about died laughing when that happened.
 
2014-04-29 06:13:04 PM

Lando Lincoln: Are there any fathers out there that haven't had their nuts crushed at least once by their toddler? I thought that was just a rite of passage of fatherhood.


My 2 1/2 year old did a knee drop from the couch onto my nuts.

He's also taken to headbutting my crotch recently. Cute, but oh-so awkward.
 
2014-04-29 06:14:22 PM
I suppose someone could trolllollol and seek the banning of all religious texts due to the unsuitability for children.  Makes about as much sense as banning something that has that "n-word" in it.
 
2014-04-29 06:14:35 PM

Devo: [img.fark.net image 396x400]

"Stop. You must not hop on Pop."

Do people ban books without reading them? You betcha!


...but if they read them, that would make them Godless heathens, also.
 
2014-04-29 06:15:04 PM

Devo: [img.fark.net image 396x400]

"Stop. You must not hop on Pop."

Do people ban books without reading them? You betcha!


So if the book didn't say not to hop on Pop, does that mean they would have gone ahead and banned it?
 
2014-04-29 06:15:28 PM
In my experience Hop On Pop does not encourage violence against fathers, but it does encourage toddlers to laugh their heads off.
 
2014-04-29 06:18:05 PM
You hop on pop, I'll hop on mom.
 
2014-04-29 06:19:16 PM

meat0918: Lando Lincoln: THE HELL IT DOESN'T.

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My kids tried that on me once.

Once.





Lighten up, Francis
 
2014-04-29 06:20:46 PM
First we allow 'Hop on Pop'
Where will it end?!

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2014-04-29 06:21:50 PM

Lando Lincoln: Are there any fathers out there that haven't had their nuts crushed at least once by their toddler? I thought that was just a rite of passage of fatherhood.


Once? It's almost daily.
 
2014-04-29 06:25:43 PM
I mean I can see a reasoning for why idiots try to ban books like Harry Potter or Huckleberry Finn because they're too long to actually read and factcheck (not a GOOD reason, but A reason), but seriously, Hop on Pop? It's not a long book. You can flip through it within a minute to see that this request is stupid.

I'd be more offended about the bunch of kids in this book playing ball on a 50 foot wall who fall and sustain no injuries. Now your kids are going to think that you can jump off a wall and there will be no consequences! The nerve of this hack writer!
 
2014-04-29 06:26:21 PM

JesseL: Lando Lincoln: Are there any fathers out there that haven't had their nuts crushed at least once by their toddler? I thought that was just a rite of passage of fatherhood.

Once? It's almost daily.


Damn near hourly sometimes.
 
2014-04-29 06:28:22 PM
We need to start a List of Dr. Seuss Books that Threaten our Children and Therefore America/Canada (LODSBTTOCATA/C)

The Butter Battle Book
The Lorax
Yertle the Turtle
Hop on Pop
 
2014-04-29 06:30:35 PM

sno man: Pocket Ninja: Benevolent Misanthrope: No.  Neither Toronto nor any other library in Canada (that I'm aware of) allows for an anonymous request for removal to be considered.  We don't reveal the names publicly, but requests must have a name attached.

This line is right there in TFA:

In addition to Hop on Pop, one anonymous library user sought to ban Lizzy's Lion, a 1984 rhyming picture book that features a girl's pet lion eating a robber.

My instinct there is a lazy author, substituting 'anonymous' for 'unnamed' or 'bat-shait cray cray'.


And lazy editor, considering they couldn't even be bothered to spell "library" correctly in the headline.
 
2014-04-29 06:31:42 PM
Right... and grandpa is just bouncing you on his knee for fun.
 
2014-04-29 06:31:44 PM
FTFA:  The 2012 movie That's My Boy, starring Adam Sandler, attracted a complaint that it features "sick and illegal behaviour and depicts it as humorous."

Isn't that every Adam Sandler movie?
 
2014-04-29 06:37:10 PM
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2014-04-29 06:37:11 PM

ReverendJynxed: Right... and grandpa is just bouncing you on his knee for fun.


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2014-04-29 06:37:41 PM

Lando Lincoln: Are there any fathers out there that haven't had their nuts crushed at least once by their toddler? I thought that was just a rite of passage of fatherhood.


You don't even have to be the father.  Sometimes the girlfriend's kids will do that.

And getting older makes it somewhat better, but let me tell you, sometimes the late teens tomboy giving you an overzealous hug can be painful too.

/Brace yourself when you tell them they can drive your car.
 
2014-04-29 06:38:31 PM

Lando Lincoln: THE HELL IT DOESN'T.

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As a father, I'm forced to agree...especially at six in the morning when the thing that returns me to consciousness is a flying 3 year old landing on my torso while screaming "HOP ON POP!" like a Japanese WWII Kamikaze pilot crashing into the Lexington.

Die, Dr. Seuss.  Die.
 
2014-04-29 06:39:09 PM

teenage mutant ninja rapist: JesseL: Lando Lincoln: Are there any fathers out there that haven't had their nuts crushed at least once by their toddler? I thought that was just a rite of passage of fatherhood.

Once? It's almost daily.

Damn near hourly sometimes.


It's nature, man. Existing kids want to ensure that they won't have competition, so they do everything in their power to:

1. Destroy your testicles
2. Ensure that you have to time to actually produce another child
 
2014-04-29 06:39:10 PM
From the article ... The 2012 movie  That's My Boy, starring Adam Sandler, attracted a complaint that it features "sick and illegal behaviour and depicts it as humorous." The critically panned money-losing film opens with a teacher having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old student, for which she is later jailed.


I try to avoid Adam Sandler movies as I just don't find the guy funny or engaging but really ... how does that opening scenario work in favour of the comedy movie? - and NO - I am not about to watch the movie to find out.
 
2014-04-29 06:42:34 PM

teenage mutant ninja rapist: JesseL: Lando Lincoln: Are there any fathers out there that haven't had their nuts crushed at least once by their toddler? I thought that was just a rite of passage of fatherhood.

Once? It's almost daily.

Damn near hourly sometimes.


We have a developmentally delayed 12 year old, that is stuck at about 4 mentally.  Everyone around here has developed lightning reflex actions, and yet we all have battle scars.  He's sweet, but damn those knees hurt when they connect.
 
2014-04-29 06:44:10 PM

PackofJokers: We need to start a List of Dr. Seuss Books that Threaten our Children and Therefore America/Canada (LODSBTTOCATA/C)

The Butter Battle Book
The Lorax
Yertle the Turtle
Hop on Pop


"The Cat in the Hat is a revolt against authority, but it's ameliorated by the fact that the Cat cleans up everything at the end. It's revolutionary in that it goes as far as Kernesky and then stops. It doesn't go quite as far as Lenin."  - Theodor Geisel

Still remember my first complaint - not an actual challenge - that a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles picture book DESIGNED for 5-6 year olds was "too violent and inappropriate."
 
2014-04-29 06:46:05 PM
Last Christmas my 4-year old nephew spent two days asking me to lay down so he could jump on my stomach. I finally let him. At least he doesn't weigh much, it only hurt a little bit.
 
2014-04-29 06:48:35 PM
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2014-04-29 06:52:38 PM

tinyarena: First we allow 'Hop on Pop'
Where will it end?!

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www.you-can-be-funny.com

www.you-can-be-funny.com

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2014-04-29 06:55:32 PM

cherryl taggart: teenage mutant ninja rapist: JesseL: Lando Lincoln: Are there any fathers out there that haven't had their nuts crushed at least once by their toddler? I thought that was just a rite of passage of fatherhood.

Once? It's almost daily.

Damn near hourly sometimes.

We have a developmentally delayed 12 year old, that is stuck at about 4 mentally.  Everyone around here has developed lightning reflex actions, and yet we all have battle scars.  He's sweet, but damn those knees hurt when they connect.


Yes, I have had my nuts crushed on multiple occasions.  I also work in a school with emotionally disturbed elementary school students, some of whom (our 8 year old in particular) makes deliberate attacks to the groin areas for male staff.  They just throw stuff at the females.  I have awesome reflexes to protect the crotch.
 
2014-04-29 06:59:05 PM

bobothemagnificent: Lando Lincoln: THE HELL IT DOESN'T.

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As a father, I'm forced to agree...especially at six in the morning when the thing that returns me to consciousness is a flying 3 year old landing on my torso while screaming "HOP ON POP!" like a Japanese WWII Kamikaze pilot crashing into the Lexington.

Die, Dr. Seuss.  Die.


Now look what you did. I hope you're happy with yourself you time-traveling murderer.
 
2014-04-29 07:00:23 PM

Dadoody: Completely allowed:

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Ash would like a word with you about your choice of reading material...along with his chainsaw and boom stick.
 
2014-04-29 07:04:53 PM

Nexzus: Lando Lincoln: Are there any fathers out there that haven't had their nuts crushed at least once by their toddler? I thought that was just a rite of passage of fatherhood.

My 2 1/2 year old did a knee drop from the couch onto my nuts.

He's also taken to headbutting my crotch recently. Cute, but oh-so awkward.


I had a dog whose preferred method of getting one's attention was a paw to the crotch.
 
2014-04-29 07:07:35 PM

DrBenway: I had a dog whose preferred method of getting one's attention was a paw to the crotch.


Better than having a pa whose preferred method of getting one's attention was a dog to the crotch.
 
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