Banned Books Week
It's that time again! Time to look at the great literature--and just kind of neat stuff--suppressed by people who don't like what it says or how it says it.
I actually did a contract on this stuff in college, reading a ton of great books that people had challenged or banned in public libraries or schools for whatever reason. (Censorship in the US isn't much on keeping it out of bookstores anymore and hasn't been for some time.) In several cases, I learned that, when books were banned in schools, the kids all then went out and found copies other ways. Probably more kids than would have actually done the assignments.
"Now everyone was giving her that kind of look UFOlogists get when they suddenly say, 'Hey, if you shade your eyes you can see it is just a flock of geese after all.'"
"You can't erase icing."
"I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"