What not to do during Banned Books Week: ban seven books. After a tense board-meeting, a high school in Highland Park, Texas, has demanded its students to stop reading The Art of Racing in the Rain; The Working Poor: Invisible in America; Siddhartha; The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian; An Abundance of Katherines; The Glass Castle: A Memoir; and Song of Solomon. “Parents and grandparents brought books flagged with sticky notes. They read excerpts of sex scenes, references to homosexuality, a description of a girl’s abduction, and a passage that criticized capitalism.” (Most of which you can find in a given issue of The Paris Review—lock up your daughters.)
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"by golly there’s a titty in this one paw"
also: someone please show these people a copy of ulysses so we can get an obscenity trial going as part of my ongoing performance art piece wherein i trick people into becoming historical reenactors
john green banned from texas
Ugh ugh. Ugh. Highland Park I’m so tired of you and your rich assholery. Please chill out. Take some notes from Garland. Or just be not awfully.
This really. Just upsets me.
Oh, I’ve heard of you! He bought the thing last trade meet. I get to use it in action this weekend.
Oh god. People from other games keep on finding out about my character. AAAAAHHH
OPEN THIS FUCKING PIT UP
some chill positivity from a 1998 Sesame Street book about the letter F
I love MST3K
Corsican vendetta knife with floral detail
che la mia ferita sia mortale
"may my wound be deadly"
Katsushika Hokusai Electronic Circuit Board
Second collaboration with omg-patrycja-patrycja. (Recto)
finally someone put up the whole thing, tragically beautiful
I know someone will ask, so this is from the movie Watchmen. The entire movie has nothing to do with this scene, really, considering it’s about heroes. But it is a beautiful opener.
If you think Watchmen had nothing to do with this scene ‘because it’s about heroes’ then you totally missed the point of the movie.