Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Happy 'Double-Nickel' To All That David Copperfield Kind Of Crap

July, 1951, people...that's when J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye was first published by Little, Brown. I suppose that makes this coming month its 55th birthday, if you really wanna know. Now, I'm not sure exactly who the first phony bastards were who tried to ban this book. But, goddam, it only says "fuck" six times. And, even then, it was just 'cause I was trying to erase that word so little kids wouldn't have to see it, and all. Anyway, I'm sort of glad those great folks are there to ban this goddam book. That's just a swell way to protect the kids. I swear to God it is. You ask me, those phonies can try to round up every last goddam copy. There's only been about 10 million sold, if you can believe that. It just blows my mind. It really does.

6 Comments:

Blogger JM said...

I sense venom but am not sure which way it is pointed.

2:19 PM, June 28, 2006  
Blogger haahnster said...

Oh, sorry...my lame attempt at imitating Holden Caulfield's (Salinger's) prose in Catcher...

I love the book, and think attempts to ban it are the result of some combination of lunacy and stupidity.

3:04 PM, June 28, 2006  
Blogger Beth said...

{Cup stands and applauds The Haahnster's Holden imitation.]

4:08 PM, June 28, 2006  
Blogger JM said...

Who does not like a good book burning? You know our daughters are going to be corrupted by this vile stuff so we might as well burn it now and put them down in front of the tv to watch something less vulgar like....FOX News.

9:06 PM, June 28, 2006  
Blogger haahnster said...

Beth (aka Cup of Coffey): Thanks.

JM: Like Rush Limbaugh's lap wouldn't already have been a dangerous enough place for your daughter to sit, now he has Viagra!!!

Speaking of Fox News, Billy O. seems to have some interesting hobbies as well. Yes, the world is a disgusting place to raise a little girl. But, I think we can all agree Catcher is falling further and further down the list of "evils"...

5:31 AM, June 29, 2006  
Blogger Keith Kennedy said...

I wish we could ban Bush's press conferences. Have you ever noticed that when he gets all engaged his eyes turn completely black and the seem to vibrate in his head?

Except on Fox News where he appears to have a halo appear above his head anytime he is quoted.

9:41 AM, June 30, 2006  

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