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(Washington Post)   'Flowers for Algernon' author's IQ drops to zero   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 86
    More: Sad, Daniel Keyes, classic book, fields of study, Brooklyn College, multiple personalities  
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2014-06-19 02:27:50 AM
We read Flowers for Algernon when I was in 7th grade....apparently one year after the book was written. Good on my teacher for finding it. It did touch and engage my otherwise callous 11 year old heart.
 
2014-06-19 04:22:14 AM
Bummer. That is one of my all time favorite books. RIP Daniel Keyes.
 
2014-06-19 06:16:20 AM
Another one lost to Scientology?
 
2014-06-19 06:18:24 AM
It's cool, you can still have a totally biatchin life even though you're a 'tard. My ex wife was a 'tard and she's a pilot.
 
2014-06-19 06:22:47 AM
I hate it when people die who I thought were already dead.
 
2014-06-19 06:26:51 AM

www.deeprootsathome.com


Rest In Peas Algernon

 
2014-06-19 06:36:12 AM
RIP, Mr. Keyes
 
2014-06-19 06:38:54 AM
He got elected to Congress?
 
2014-06-19 06:40:07 AM

Kevin72: We read Flowers for Algernon when I was in 7th grade....apparently one year after the book was written. Good on my teacher for finding it. It did touch and engage my otherwise callous 11 year old heart.


I was 12 or 13 when I read it. The feels were no less real.
 
2014-06-19 06:42:12 AM

Tomahawk513: Kevin72: We read Flowers for Algernon when I was in 7th grade....apparently one year after the book was written. Good on my teacher for finding it. It did touch and engage my otherwise callous 11 year old heart.

I was 12 or 13 when I read it. The feels were no less real.



Same here. I may have to dig it out and re-read it this weekend.
 
2014-06-19 06:47:10 AM
sixties60s.com

Charly and Algernon in happier times
 
2014-06-19 06:56:41 AM

wallywam1: I hate it when people die who I thought were already dead.


Yeah, really insensitive of them I know.
 
2014-06-19 07:01:14 AM
A bunch of retards mourning the passing of a man who made them sad writing about a retard mourning the passing of a rodent.

Sad.
 
2014-06-19 07:01:58 AM
P.S. please if you get a chanse put some flowrs on Keyes grave in the bak yard.
 
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2014-06-19 07:04:03 AM

K3rmy: A bunch of retards mourning the passing of a man who made them sad writing about a retard mourning the passing of a rodent.

Sad.


Not as sad as a retard that is complaining about...

A bunch of retards mourning the passing of a man who made them sad writing about a retard mourning the passing of a rodent.
 
2014-06-19 07:07:23 AM

Tomahawk513: Kevin72: We read Flowers for Algernon when I was in 7th grade....apparently one year after the book was written. Good on my teacher for finding it. It did touch and engage my otherwise callous 11 year old heart.

I was 12 or 13 when I read it. The feels were no less real.


I was about 12, too.  I cried at the end.
 
2014-06-19 07:10:28 AM
He did a great job on that national anthem too...


R.I.P.
 
2014-06-19 07:12:51 AM
FTFA: "I've learned that intelligence alone doesn't mean a damn thing," he was once quoted as saying. "It only leads to violence and pain."

Interesting.
 
2014-06-19 07:14:34 AM
Damn, that book made a hell of an impression on me as a teenager.
Well, he definitely left his lasting impression on this world.
We're all going to go someday.
That said, rest in Peace, Sir. You have done well.
 
2014-06-19 07:15:02 AM

slotz: FTFA: "I've learned that intelligence alone doesn't mean a damn thing," he was once quoted as saying. "It only leads to violence and pain."

Interesting.


Empathy might also be required.
 
2014-06-19 07:18:22 AM
A coincidence I'm readingv thiss buk for the first tim ever. Not a lonnng booke and its said to see Charlie regresz.
 
2014-06-19 07:21:41 AM
Wow... I just happened to read the wikipedia page on both the book and the movie yesterday, after going through a long winding route that I typically do on Wiki... I believe I started out by looking up I, Frankenstein, the new Aaron Ekhart movie and somehow ended up on those pages (don't judge me, I do have ADHD, after all... Squirrel!)...

I remember reading this book in Jr High, and then watching the movie afterwards... You could tell who had been following the story by who was teary eyed at the end...

Rest peacefully Daniel... You definitely affected a generous portion of our nation with a profound book, and the world is a little sadder at your passing, yet the scientists can't wait to crack open your skull to look for the widening fissures...
 
2014-06-19 07:23:57 AM
That was a fun read in junior high. RIP, 'tard writing guy
 
2014-06-19 07:24:50 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

R.I.P. Alger Hiss
 
2014-06-19 07:30:40 AM

K3rmy: A bunch of retards mourning the passing of a man who made them sad writing about a retard mourning the passing of a rodent.

Sad.


Hey man, sorry none of the cool threads will let you post.
 
2014-06-19 07:49:33 AM

slotz: FTFA: "I've learned that intelligence alone doesn't mean a damn thing," he was once quoted as saying. "It only leads to violence and pain."

Interesting.


Apparently this man never tried to steal a Stretch Armstrong from one of the mentally-disadvantaged before.

And to continue with the tried-and-true (I mean, tired-and-true) Fark tradition

wiki.tfcmud.com

R.I.P. Allanon
 
2014-06-19 07:49:37 AM

hillary: [sixties60s.com image 246x252]

Charly and Algernon in happier times


timharrod: K3rmy: A bunch of retards mourning the passing of a man who made them sad writing about a retard mourning the passing of a rodent.

Sad.

Hey man, sorry none of the cool threads will let you post.


In the movie version Cliff Robertson[?] went FULL RETARD.... and won an Oscar for his performance.

// never go full retard
 
2014-06-19 07:55:54 AM
If I wasn't on my phone I'd post a pic of the Sunny episode: Flowers for Charlie.
 
2014-06-19 07:57:21 AM
It's odd that the thing I remember most fondly about that book is his description of drinking a martini.
 
2014-06-19 08:02:02 AM
.....But his temperature is up to 'room'.
 
2014-06-19 08:14:46 AM
'Flowers for Algernon' author's IQ drops to zero

I guess he's writing for Breitbart now...
 
2014-06-19 08:17:17 AM

Cold_Sassy: Tomahawk513: Kevin72: We read Flowers for Algernon when I was in 7th grade....apparently one year after the book was written. Good on my teacher for finding it. It did touch and engage my otherwise callous 11 year old heart.

I was 12 or 13 when I read it. The feels were no less real.

I was about 12, too.  I cried at the end.


The last page almost made me cry in class. I've never seen words evoking more sadness and defeat.
 
2014-06-19 08:18:50 AM

K3rmy: A bunch of retards mourning the passing of a man who made them sad writing about a retard mourning the passing of a rodent.

Sad.


Hate detected. Fire orbital friendship cannon.
 
2014-06-19 08:24:06 AM

K3rmy: A bunch of retards mourning the passing of a man who made them sad writing about a retard mourning the passing of a rodent.

Sad.


To paraphrase John Varley, your entrance into this thread is like dropping a turd into a Ming vase.
 
2014-06-19 08:25:26 AM
I mourn his passing, but there are days in which I regret reading his work.
 
2014-06-19 08:26:02 AM

Cold_Sassy: Tomahawk513: Kevin72: We read Flowers for Algernon when I was in 7th grade....apparently one year after the book was written. Good on my teacher for finding it. It did touch and engage my otherwise callous 11 year old heart.

I was 12 or 13 when I read it. The feels were no less real.

I was about 12, too.  I cried at the end.


I also read it in 8th grade; however, the part where Charlie sleeps with Miss Kinnian was cut from our edition of the story.
 
2014-06-19 08:29:31 AM
Bummer
 
2014-06-19 08:31:50 AM

mike_d85: Cold_Sassy: Tomahawk513: Kevin72: We read Flowers for Algernon when I was in 7th grade....apparently one year after the book was written. Good on my teacher for finding it. It did touch and engage my otherwise callous 11 year old heart.

I was 12 or 13 when I read it. The feels were no less real.

I was about 12, too.  I cried at the end.

The last page almost made me cry in class. I've never seen words evoking more sadness and defeat.


The eye rolling, middle school turd I was back when I read it ended up crying like a little girl by the end.  Times change and the book was not assigned to my children in school.  But even though 25 years had passed and I only ever read it that one time, I still had all of my kids read it too.  The book made that much of impact on me.
 
2014-06-19 08:34:18 AM
Never heard of it.
 
2014-06-19 08:38:42 AM
I read the book in 7th. or 8th. grade, and emotionally, it had such an impact, that It is one of those books that I have purchased a lot of copies of, to loan to others. I'm glad I found the e-book for my own collection.

RIP..
 
2014-06-19 08:44:10 AM
Good story.
 
2014-06-19 08:44:29 AM

Whatchoo Talkinbout: .....But his temperature is up to 'room'.


Don't you mean "down to.."?

What's your AC set on? Hellspawn?
 
2014-06-19 08:45:28 AM

cdn.iamjasonlee.com

RIP ALICIA KEYS

 
2014-06-19 08:53:40 AM
We read it in 7th grade also, but I don't remember being moved anywhere near crying by the end. That may have something to do with the fact we watched the accompanying movie, Charly, along with it. When the 'tard steps out being intelligent and cool, he shows up on a Harley in a leather jacket with more zippers than Uncle Jessie from Full House. Everyone in class lost their shiat laughing at the directors idea of the "cool" version. Then he bangs his teacher, and well, that didn't help anything as far as feels goes. We were all like what the hell are we reading this for man?

Other school reading I remember:

- The Pigman, or something like that, about a bunch of kids that befriend a curmudgeon, and it's sequel.
- Maus (but I think that was in a community college course)
- The Catcher In The Rye (thank god)
- The Hobbit (with accompanying movie)
- Lillies of the Field (with accompanying movie)
- To Kill A Mockingbird (with accompanying movie)
- Flowers For Algernon (with accompanying movie... see a pattern?)

It wasn't until I heard about books other schools read and seeked out Night by Eli Wiesel on my own that I realized this public school thing might not be all it's cracked up to be.
 
2014-06-19 08:55:18 AM

rnatalie: [cdn.iamjasonlee.com image 590x624]RIP ALICIA KEYS


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2014-06-19 08:58:48 AM

Arcturus72: Whatchoo Talkinbout: .....But his temperature is up to 'room'.

Don't you mean "down to.."?

What's your AC set on? Hellspawn?


It's Florida in the summer, I blame God.
 
2014-06-19 09:04:47 AM

Some Coke Drinking Guy: Never heard of it.


Too busy reading Twilight?
 
2014-06-19 09:05:48 AM

S.A.S.Q.U.A.T.C.H.: We read it in 7th grade also, but I don't remember being moved anywhere near crying by the end. That may have something to do with the fact we watched the accompanying movie, Charly, along with it. When the 'tard steps out being intelligent and cool, he shows up on a Harley in a leather jacket with more zippers than Uncle Jessie from Full House. Everyone in class lost their shiat laughing at the directors idea of the "cool" version. Then he bangs his teacher, and well, that didn't help anything as far as feels goes. We were all like what the hell are we reading this for man?

Other school reading I remember:

- The Pigman, or something like that, about a bunch of kids that befriend a curmudgeon, and it's sequel.
- Maus (but I think that was in a community college course)
- The Catcher In The Rye (thank god)
- The Hobbit (with accompanying movie)
- Lillies of the Field (with accompanying movie)
- To Kill A Mockingbird (with accompanying movie)
- Flowers For Algernon (with accompanying movie... see a pattern?)

It wasn't until I heard about books other schools read and seeked out Night by Eli Wiesel on my own that I realized this public school thing might not be all it's cracked up to b


Sounds like standard fare, but mine was a bit different. I had Voltaire, Alduous Huxley, Animal Farm, and so forth, but also read lots and lots of books independently. School is designed to have you read the classics, and they hope you will crack a book outside of them. Oh, didn't watch the movies, except maybe To Kill a Mockingbird, but that was so long ago.
 
2014-06-19 09:07:13 AM

Whatchoo Talkinbout: Arcturus72: Whatchoo Talkinbout: .....But his temperature is up to 'room'.

Don't you mean "down to.."?

What's your AC set on? Hellspawn?

It's Florida in the summer, I blame God.


Ah yes... I know how that is... When Snowbird season is over, so are my low(er) electric bills...

Then again, I know I like being able to sleep/hibernate at nights, so it's partly my own fault too...
 
2014-06-19 09:20:01 AM
Some moron: Never heard of it.

 

sniderman: Too busy reading Twilight?


Yeah, how is such incredibly illiterate idiocy even possible?
 
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