Saturday, October 20, 2007

I just threw up a little in my mouth...

I wonder what people are thinking sometimes. My friends and I were just "researching" which books have come under scrutiny, challenges and bans.

Where is our society going? Some of the reasons for these books being banned--for which you might want to Google for yourself--are mystifying. Here are some of my favorite books that have been banned or challenged:

Death of a Salesman
Of Mice and Men
Where's Waldo?
Farenheit 451
The Grapes of Wrath
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Animal Farm

The Bible

The Lorax
Brave New World
The Wealth of Nations
Rights of Man --- Thomas Paine
Civil Disobedience

Believe me, friends--this was hard to write. So what do you think? Do you agree? Disagree?
Comment on books you love that have been banned, or books you think should be banned.

Gotta go. I think the season finale of The Surreal Life is on.
I kid because I care.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

A word about criminology...

Life can be dangerous. There all sorts of ruffians out there who are just looking to take advantage of us, no matter what. So what can we do?

Nothing, really.

Unless we learn some self-defense. That's right, some self-defense has always gone a long way in protecting our friends and family from up-to-no-gooders whose sole function in life is to be up to no good. And I'm done with it. I believe in general deterrence, and this, I think, is what we need to do!