Humpday Haiku: The Bannedku

Inky goodness!

Yeah, I read banned books
Born in 1984
Not coincidence

Lenny, Huck, Alice
Blasphemers! Commies! Sex! Drugs!
Sounds like rock and roll

Objectionable?!
Stage a little rebellion
Write & Read Freely


Here are a few of my favorite (read: most laughable) moments in banned books history:

In Minnesota, a principal was attacked for daring to have a copy of Catcher in the Rye in the school library.

The Lord of the Flies has been challenged for implying man is little more than an animal. (The rational solution: burn it! Ooo Ooo Ahh Ahh!)

Apparently, The Lord of the Rings is satanic.

Missouri and Alaska have both challenged the effing American Heritage Dictionary for containing 39 “objectionable” words. Examples: Slang definitions for knockers and balls.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was banned in China in 1931 for portraying anthropomorphized animals at the same level as humans.

The em-effing Diary of Anne Frank was banned in Lebanon for “portraying Jews, Israel, or Zionism favorably.”

In 2002, George W. Bush awarded Anya Rudolfo the National Media Arts. In 2005 a superintendent in Norwood, Colorado confiscated all copies and gave them to the parents that complained about profanity in the book. The parents promptly threw them in the trash. WTF?!

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is repeatedly challenged around the U.S. for having profanity and “gay-positive themes.”

Of Mice and Men is often challenged for not “portraying traditional values” and “taking the Lord’s name in vain.”

 

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One thought on “Humpday Haiku: The Bannedku

  1. Junkie2 says:

    Go Ahead And Try
    No Fire Or Lock And Key
    Could Ever Stop Me

    Reading is tres hot
    Inky Goodness = Hero
    People be crazy

    My Shelves Hold Treasures
    Heller, Salinger, Chobsky
    My Children Will Read

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