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Reality Boy Gets No Respect.

"...the place is worth a detour not in order to admire Blaine, but to participate in an exhilarating act of collective ridicule. If you can take some food with you, so much the better. If not, I have discovered, even a blob of oily ice cream from the van tastes exquisite when consumed in the suspended company of the preposterous, faux-starving Blaine."

isn't this great? i'm not the only person thinking, blaine, you're a fucking tosser. in fact, you know what i think should be done? i think the people in london should organise a day where a whole bunch of them get together, and go down, and throw things at blaine's cubicle. i think they should march down there with banners that read 'Where's the Trick?' and 'David Copperfield Never Did This' and then set them up around his cubicle. after that, people could go down there on the daily basis, set up a soap box, and explain to people why this isn't a feat, or a trick, or anything like that, but that blaine is getting five million for it.

anyhow, to leave you right now, i also discovered that it's coming up to banned books week, and here are the 2002 top ten:

1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (wizardry and magic).

2. Alice series by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor (sexually explicit, offensive language, unsuited to age group. "Unsuited to age group" usually means a younger child has access to a book in a library meant for older children.)

3. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier, which was also the Most Challenged Book of 1998 (offensive language, unsuited to the age group).

4. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (sexual content, racism, offensive language, violence, unsuited to age group).

5. Taming the Star Runner by S.E. Hinton (offensive language).

6. Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey (insensitivity, unsuited to age group, encourages children to disobey authority).

7. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (racism, insensitivity, offensive language).

8. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (offensive language, sexual content, occult, satanism).

9. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor (insensitivity, racism and offensive language).

10. Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George (sexual content, offensive language, violence, unsuited to age group).


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Sep. 12th, 2003 05:09 am (UTC)
Clearly, I must read this Captain Underpants book and learn how to defy parental authority. Much obliged to have it pointed out to me.

I am somewhat concerned about the accuracy of this list, however, since, while admittedly, it's been a long time since I've read Bridge to Terebenthia, my recollection is that the two kids in that book spent their time reading the Narnia books, which just does not strike me as a particularly Satanic activity. If they had been sitting around reading Dr. Seuss books, of course, that would have been totally different.

Sep. 12th, 2003 06:12 am (UTC)
yeah, the whole banned books thing looks a little dicey to me. can that many people really want harry potter banned? i suspect it might be the same group of people, over and over again.

i wish someone had banned the chocolate war when i was in school, however. i had to read it in year ten, and the words, snore snore come straight to my mind. though i do remember being somewhat put out by the fact that the movie changed the end, possibly the only bit of the book i liked.
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