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Post  punzy on Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:04 am

58 for me! I apparently need to catch up on the classics.

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Post  puddingcup on Fri Jul 26, 2013 11:10 am

I just went back on the NPR site and found that they have tons of top 50/100 lists. Uh oh, productivity.

Why are Anastasia Krupnik and Where's Waldo on the 100 Most Frequently Challenged book list?

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Post  bookworm on Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:00 pm

I know that the original Where's Waldo had a topless woman on the beach. That's why.


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Post  punkysdilemma on Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:35 pm

puddingcup wrote:I just went back on the NPR site and found that they have tons of top 50/100 lists. Uh oh, productivity.

Why are Anastasia Krupnik and Where's Waldo on the 100 Most Frequently Challenged book list?

 Dunno about Waldo, but the first Anastasia Krupnik book has the word "shit" in it.  ZOMG!
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Post  VodouDoll on Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:53 pm

Plus, in Anastasia, isn't there a part where her little brother gets hurt and she tells her mom that she'd do anything, even join the Ku Klux Klan, if only her brother would get better? I remember that because I'd never heard of the Klan before so I assumed it must be some kind of boring adult social club, like where people golf and stuff, so obviously a kid wouldn't want to join. I could imagine some book challenges over that part.

...And I just googled it. It was banned for references to beer and Playboy magazine. Huh.

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Post  Algae on Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:57 am

When I was in Library School, I found a case where Wizard of Oz was challenged (I don't recall if it was actually banned) because the characters didn't ask for God's help in getting out of Oz.
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Post  bookworm on Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:13 am

Sylvester and the Magic Pebble was banned because in its animal world the cops were portrayed by pigs, and they felt that it would cause kids to disrespect police officers.
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Post  Unlucky Bear on Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:50 pm

SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK FOR LIFE, BITCHES!

Ten-year-old me was kind of a wuss. I forced myself to read those books to toughen myself up. I figured I wouldn't be afraid of the dark any more if I could desensitize myself to the horrific illustrations in them.
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Post  inversed on Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:57 am

The stories weren't that scary but those illustrations scarred me for life. I had to put a post-it note over the one about the bride who got locked in the trunk on her wedding day because it was so scary.

Is it wrong that I want my son to have the original versions rather than the new, boringly-illustrated ones? I won't introduce him to them till he's old enough, of course.

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Post  Instant Monkeys on Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:34 am

Unlucky Bear wrote:SCARY STORIES TO TELL IN THE DARK FOR LIFE, BITCHES!
*fistbump* I loved those books so much. I was also terrified of the illustrations.
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Post  Gillian on Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:05 pm

inversed wrote:Is it wrong that I want my son to have the original versions rather than the new, boringly-illustrated ones? I won't introduce him to them till he's old enough, of course.
Not at all, because the new ones suck. The school I work at still has the books with the original illustrations in the library, and it wasn't until this past spring that the Book Fair started selling the new versions rather than the old ones. I was sooooo disappointed. I don't think kids today are as into those books as my generation was, but it's still sad to see the end of an era.

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Post  paablish on Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:49 am

Real life rom-com?

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Post  UmaOprah on Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:42 pm

paablish wrote:Real life rom-com?

Oh, this is really cute! And visually interesting! I'm all caught up, not realizing it was being posted after the fact. I'm curious to see what happens!

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Post  dday515 on Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:58 pm

UmaOprah wrote:
paablish wrote:Real life rom-com?

Oh, this is really cute! And visually interesting! I'm all caught up, not realizing it was being posted after the fact. I'm curious to see what happens!

I was like "WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? This was months ago" until I realized it was being posted after the fact. I even googled it to make sure everyone was ok.

I'm calling it - will be a movie within 2 years.

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Post  vwlphb on Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:33 pm

Actual Teen Adult Teen is a tumblr comparing actors playing teens to what they actually looked like as teens of the age they're playing. It's amazing. See Daniel Sharman from Teen Wolf, Leonardo DiCaprio, Topher Grace, Anna Kendrick, Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence (I would watch the shit out of that version of Hunger Games), and their patron saint Bianca Lawson, who has been playing a teen on TV for 20 years.

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Post  airisu on Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:21 am

Omg, I had no idea Ms Morell in Teen Wolf was in Buffy! Woman seriously has not aged through the years. There must a picture of herself in the attic somewhere...

vwlphb wrote:Actual Teen Adult Teen is a tumblr comparing actors playing teens to what they actually looked like as teens of the age they're playing. It's amazing. See Daniel Sharman from Teen Wolf, Leonardo DiCaprio, Topher Grace, Anna Kendrick, Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence (I would watch the shit out of that version of Hunger Games), and their patron saint Bianca Lawson, who has been playing a teen on TV for 20 years.

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Post  Poubelle on Wed Aug 07, 2013 1:32 pm

Whoa, Calista Flockhart has one of the best yearbook photos I've ever seen. And apparently didn't age much over 13 years. (She should try big hair again.)

I totally forgot how crazy-young they're supposed to be in The Birdcage.
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Post  particle_person on Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:13 am

Baby shower cake wrecks. More horrible than you can imagine.

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Post  Tabby on Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:00 pm

Today's Google Doodle honors Erwin Schrodinger. As you might expect, there is a (cartoon) cat.
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Post  Grainne Mhaol on Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:51 pm

Good guess. I'm thinking Ginnifer Goodwin and some Chris Evans-lite type for the inevitable movie.
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Post  Raksha on Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:06 am

Do nothing for 2 minutes. I'm not gonna lie. I made it 37 seconds.
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Post  Coneycat on Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:32 am

Does anyone know what's going on at TVTropes? It seems like a lot of the content pages are suddenly missing.

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Post  Raksha on Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:00 am

The Comically Vintage tumblr takes panels from classic comics out of context, which is pretty amusing.
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Post  particle_person on Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:09 pm

An MRA dudebro take on iOS 7. Oh Internet.

The color scheme is almost unbearable if you’re a man that appreciates the stronger, richer and more detailed icons in iOS 6.The first time you see the iOS 7 icons, it feels like somebody kicked you in the gut with no warning and for absolutely no reason.

iOS 7: Masculine Versus Feminine

There’s a real gender issue with the iOS 7 icon color scheme. The iOS 7 beta icons practically ooze estrogen! The manly, solid colors and design found in iOS 6 have been chopped off as viciously as Lord Varys’ manhood in Game of Thrones. In short, iOS 7 is a kaleidoscope of soft pastels that overwhelm male eyeballs, while bathing men in a sea of soft, vapid nothingness. The icons also offer precious little in terms of informational value (see the Game Center icon below).
Manly solid colors.
ETA: apparently he notes he is gay somewhere in there. I didn't make it that far.

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Post  Unlucky Bear on Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:02 pm

He is ALSO That Guy on the internet who has to respond to every. single. comment. And anyone who disagrees with him is a "PC drone," of course. What a fucking tool.
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