Read up on the Forbidden Library and be confronted with list after list of banned or challenged books. For me, this one really topped it all: the book “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl” was called for rejection in 1983 by the Alabama State Textbook Committee “because it is a real downer”. (via presurfer)
A site where I could easily spend a couple of hours: Orwell Today is a work in progress where the postings are chosen for their similarity to concepts presented in “1984”.
The infamous PMRC hearings seem to have been heard by a committee relating to commerce, science, and transportation. Since this is not supposed to have been a commercial question, and i doubt it is related to transportation, i guess this was about the science of the influence of words.
…Mtley Cre are attempting to practice in a rehearsal room in Hollywood.
“You know what’s wrong with those guys?” asks Nikki, walking off the sound- stage shaking his Revlon Blue/Black head sadly. “They have no sense of humor.”
In [sic] December 8, 6:38 p.m., a 1972 Pantera driven by Mtley Cre’s lead singer Vince Neil skidded into a lane of oncoming traffic in Redondo Beach, hitting a Volkswagen containing a 20-year old man and an 18-year-old woman. Both suffered severe injuries. Neil’s passenger, Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas Dingley, was pronounced dead en route to the hospital. Neil, who was not hurt in the accident, was arrested on charges of drunken driving and vehicular homicide. He is currently free on $2500 bail.
America, you’re silly. I think you’re chronologically 12.
Psychosis, America you’ll choke on your own Exxon mine.
America I miss Abbie Hoffman. Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day. Peter Maurin and Mitch Schneider.
—America – a tribute to Allen Ginsberg
“George W. Bush promised us a foreign policy with humility. Instead, he has brought us humiliation in the eyes of the world. He promised to ‘restore honor and integrity to the White House.’ Instead, he has brought deep dishonor to our country and built a durable reputation as the most dishonest President since Richard Nixon.”
— Al Gore whips it out
And now for some real poop: “Empathy through excrement. Brotherhood through bowel movement. Utopia through undulating butt pythons. Today, April 16, 2004, war is over — if you grunt it.”