Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Helen Frankenthaler.

21 comments:

Jackie said...

isn't this a neat picture? i like it.

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

A LIST OF BOOKS SARA PALIN HAS TRIED TO HAVE BANNED FROM PUBLIC LIBRARIES:

A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden
As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Blubber by Judy Blume
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
Carrie by Stephen King
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Christine by Stephen King
Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Cujo by Stephen King
Curses, Hexes, and Spells by Daniel Cohen
Daddy’s Roommate by Michael Willhoite
Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Decameron by Boccaccio
East of Eden by John Steinbeck
Fallen Angels by Walter Myers
Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure) by John Cleland
Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Forever by Judy Blume
Grendel by John Champlin Gardner
Halloween ABC by Eve Merriam
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
Have to Go by Robert Munsch
Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Impressions edited by Jack Booth
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
It’s Okay if You Don’t Love Me by Norma Klein
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence
Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
Little Red Riding Hood by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Love is One of the Choices by Norma Klein
Lysistrata by Aristophanes
More Scary Stories in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
My Brother Sam Is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
My House by Nikki Giovanni
My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara
Night Chills by Dean Koontz
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer
One Day in The Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Ordinary People by Judith Guest
Our Bodies, Ourselves by Boston Women’s Health Collective
Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl
Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones by Alvin Schwartz
Scary Stories in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz
Separate Peace by John Knowles
Silas Marner by George Eliot
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The Bastard by John Jakes
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Devil’s Alternative by Frederick Forsyth
The Figure in the Shadows by John Bellairs
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Snyder
The Learning Tree by Gordon Parks
The Living Bible by William C. Bower
The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
The New Teenage Body Book by Kathy McCoy and Charles Wibbelsman
The Pigman by Paul Zindel
The Seduction of Peter S. by Lawrence Sanders
The Shining by Stephen King
The Witches by Roald Dahl
The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Snyder
Then Again, Maybe I Won’t by Judy Blume
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary by the Merriam-Webster Editorial Staff
Witches, Pumpkins, and Grinning Ghosts: The Story of the Halloween Symbols by Edna Barth

Mr Bigpants Cock (of the) Walk said...

yes, the dictionary is in that list.

Rich Who Is About To Go To Bed And Can't Be Arsed To Sign In Says... said...

Right before I left work today I very quickly read an article saying that Palin had tried to have some books banned (they didnt name which). but that she apparently made overtures to have the head of Library Council replaced when the individual wouldn't "offer their full support".

que ferions-nous sans vous pour nous guider? said...

she's apparently really fond of that move (replacing people who won't do what she wants). but really, the canterbury tales? i thought it was boring, but christ, i can't think of one thing about it that any conservative would fuss over. i haven't read most of these but those that i have, i can only understand her grudge against a clockwork orange. huckleberry finn? is it too liberal for ya, sarah?

didn't she start the whole paying alaskans money so their natural resources could be tapped? i thought she did but i could be wrong. and she doesn't believe polar bears should be listed as an endangered species.... nice.

Carli Wolfowitz said...

Don't you fuckin passe liberals get it? Am I the only one who gets it? Sara(h) Pailen is a true artist and the last great futurist. She looks at the sad state of contemporary literature and knows no invention is happening cuz this culture of hippies keeps sucking the teet of the past. Should we wash ourselves in lye? Go to the toilet in an outhouse?

Sara(h) says slash and burn the outgorwn past to step boldly into a new realm of artistic and cultural futurism.

Shakespear ruined writing the same way Pickasshole ruined painting-people think its so fuckin great and sets a fuckin standard- look idiots you can't go anywhere if you think there's nowhere to go.

So Sara(h) is taking away your Harper Lee baby bottle- wah wah wah. So Sara(h) is taking away your precious dictionary- how about some NEW WORDS for a change, you "artistic" types.

Richard said...

Ah yes, everything you say is correct Carli, much in the same way creative genius Jon Voight is absolutely on the money when he refers to the upcoming (no doubt hilarious) An American Carol as a "satire much like Voltaire".

Deanna said...

Liz, The Canterbury Tales have ribald humor and loose women. Our children can't be exposed to that shit.

Richard said...

The press responses to that bitch's speech are hideous "perfectly populist", and "answers all the critics".

Richard said...

oh yeah Jackie just reminded me, the time on Saturday for the family outing (guess which one of is a queer!) is NOON- 12PM, straight up and down on the sundial

Jackie said...

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told ministry students at her former church that the United States sent troops to fight in the Iraq war on a "task that is from God."

what a cunt.

we are outing people this weekend?? that makes it a little more special.

Deanna said...

What press are you reading? Everything I'm seeing says that it was well-delivered but vapid, with no policy points AT ALL.

I don't typically drink on school nights, but I had to get shitfaced last night in order to handle it. Romney's speech made my skin crawl, and it only got worse from there. I did get a kick out of the major emphasis on tokenism--the crowd shots never showed anyone other than the two black people and women.

que ferions-nous sans vous pour nous guider? said...

when we read the canterbury tales in school, we only read parts, so they must have skipped the parts about loose women. i guess that's too much trouble for teachers in alaska. why don't they just stop reading all together. it's sad because alaska is so beautiful but all i ever hear about the people is how much they suck.

anyway, i can't wait for the mca!

Richard said...

The William Shakespeare thing is the one that really gets me. So insane I could never argue as to why its insane.

que ferions-nous sans vous pour nous guider? said...

i've been reading the justin webb thing on the bbc website. most of the people like her. one guy from alaska said that she's really conservative but doesn't force her views on people but if elected would "definitely put conservative judges on the bench." that's not forcing views on people? that's what this country needs! no books, and no abortions to any woman regardless if her pregnancy was caused by rape or incest.

Deanna said...

Rich, Shakespeare also had sex and loose women...along with men in drag and slightly humanized Jews.

The one I'm surprised about is Faulkner. Wasn't he really politically conservative? No sense, no sense at all.

Alaska deserves better people. Let's move there!

Deanna said...

I hope this link gets spread wide. A conservative blogger contacted the author and confirmed that this is real.

Jackie said...

so i have a "i'm from out of town and i don't know how transportation works" question.

if i wanted to take the train from logan square (i believe it is fullerton/california), how would i get to the museum? i'm looking at the map and i think i get it, but i'm not sure.

Deanna said...

Jackie, you could:
--Take the Blue Line to Chicago and transfer to the Chicago eastbound bus.
--Take the Blue Line to Jackson and transfer to the northbound Red Line.
--Take the Fullerton bus to the Red Line and heading south.

Jackie said...

thanks deanna! the 2nd option is what i had figured out but i wanted to make sure.

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