After a busy week

From Judd Legum at Popular information – These Ten Books Are Banned in Ron Desantis’ Florida. The list of books designated as “pornography” includes:

Beloved by Toni Morrison. The book won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Another of Morrison’s literary works, The Bluest Eye, has also been banned in Florida schools.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. The book won the 2004 Alex Award, given annually to “ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.”

Forever by Judy Blume. The book was responsible for Blume being honored in 1996 with the Margaret A. Edwards Award in “recognition of her outstanding contribution to literature for young adults.”

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult. The book was named one of the “Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners” in 2009.

Dreaming in Cuban by Christina Garcia. The book was named a finalist for the National Book Award in 1992.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. The book was named one of the American Library Association’s Best Books for Young Adults in 2000.

They’ve redefined “pornography” as anything the Xtian right disagrees with. Florida was always a little weird, but they’ve become a cultural shitshow. Book banning is the most anti-American thing I can imagine.


In just one week of playing a lot of golf and posting scores, my handicap has increased by one full stroke. You have to play really, really poorly to jump that much in a week. Depressing.


I love it when scientists eventually figure out how things actually work. Everyone Was Wrong About Reverse Osmosis—Until Now.


This ranks right up there in the Top 10 Worst Ideas of All Time. Nuke the Moon.

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