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Old 01-04-2011, 11:57 AM   #1261
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Just completed reading Huckfinn about 20 minutes ago. Just as I'm googling the book so I can read up on some history of the it, I see a news link about how they are releasing a sensored version. It's even trending on twitter.


That is complete garbage. This book is a one of the best books ever written. If you think Mark Twain is racist you are a retard. I really hate ignorant people.
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:09 PM   #1262
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The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons. it's gotten to the point where i bring that book everywhere i go because i can't put it down. i also bought When the Game Was Ours by Bird, Magic, and Jackie MacMullan. They're my two favorite ESPN personalities.
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:25 PM   #1263
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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - 10/10

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Old 01-04-2011, 12:45 PM   #1264
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:12 PM   #1265
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:12 PM   #1266
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Just completed reading Huckfinn about 20 minutes ago. Just as I'm googling the book so I can read up on some history of the it, I see a news link about how they are releasing a sensored version. It's even trending on twitter.


That is complete garbage. This book is a one of the best books ever written. If you think Mark Twain is racist you are a retard. I really hate ignorant people.

it was done to make it more accessible in the classroom, that it could be taught in more racially sensitive environments. this reasoning could set a dangerous precedent for the future.
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:13 PM   #1267
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censorship is disgusting

when do kids even read this? high school? i dont even know
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:18 PM   #1268
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When you gave me some info on the author, that was the first I had heard about him. I forgotten to look up the novel, like much of the material that intrigues me. I'm about 3/ done with this novel and I can definitively feel the resolution arriving with force. I'm not sure which of his novels I'll read next, but I'm sure that ill eventually read his latest one.


i'd recommend "kafka on the shore," but "norwegian wood" was pretty good too
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:19 PM   #1269
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it was done to make it more accessible in the classroom, that it could be taught in more racially sensitive environments. this reasoning could set a dangerous precedent for the future.

Yeah, that article said it was changed to update the book with modern political correctness. One of the stupidest things I've ever heard. How are you going to change an American classic just so a bunch of ignorant ****s "might" be willing to use it in classrooms? This is absurd and really pisses me off. Glenn Beck gets paid million to make ignorant comments but we have to censor Mark Twain. Holy ****.
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:27 PM   #1270
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:49 PM   #1271
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Are you being serious?????

No Reservations and Man vs. Food are on such opposite ends of the non-cooking Food-TV program spectrum, thats its not even fair for EITHER show to try to compare them.

Their personalities, their working knowledge of the preparation of food, and the cultural practices surrounding food, are on totally different wavelengths.

Not to take anything away from Man vs. Food (which I find myself watching all the time) but he isn't even in the same conversation with Anthony Bordain.

you are probably right about Bordain's technical prowess, although he's far from the best or most knowledgable chef on tv.

I just don't really like Bordain's self righteous, pseud-philosophical, hypocritical, I take myself too seriously, angst. In all the interviews I have seen him in, he's always coming off as someone who's above the celebrity chef fray even though that's the very niche he cashed in on.

i like man vs. food because it's a fun food show without any of the pretensions of more "cultured" food show like No reservations. The host of man vs. food seem like a legit non stuckup dude.
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:01 PM   #1272
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you are probably right about Bordain's technical prowess, although he's far from the best or most knowledgable chef on tv.

I just don't really like Bordain's self righteous, pseud-philosophical, hypocritical, I take myself too seriously, angst. In all the interviews I have seen him in, he's always coming off as someone who's above the celebrity chef fray even though that's the very niche he cashed in on.

i like man vs. food because it's a fun food show without any of the pretensions of more "cultured" food show like No reservations. The host of man vs. food seem like a legit non stuckup dude.

I'm not even talking about either of their technical prowess or their culinary abilities.... neither show features them cooking.

How would one know if Bordain is a great chef (other than the fact that he has ran various high-profile kitchens)?? His television show just follows him as he travels and eats awesome food.

As for Man vs. Food... don't get me wrong I watch that show all the time, and it is entertaining for what it is. However, "what it is" is something entirely different than No Reservations, so I don't see how or why they should be compared.
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:21 PM   #1273
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it was done to make it more accessible in the classroom, that it could be taught in more racially sensitive environments. this reasoning could set a dangerous precedent for the future.

That is disgusting to me. Are you to remove the n-word from all rap music because it's offensive? Can we remove slavery or war from the history books because it's offensive? Then answer is hell no. We should not pretend it never happened.

A lot of history has been changed, like a lot of people think Christopher Columbus discovered America. What about the people that were already living here? You see what happened when you start trying to soften up the truth.

The n-word is a very crucial word in the story of HuckFinn. It's use is satirical, and the word is used in the context to show how ignorant these characters are.

What they are doing is criminal. You should read this.

http://content.usatoday.com/communit...s-the-n-word/1
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:55 PM   #1274
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i'd recommend "kafka on the shore," but "norwegian wood" was pretty good too
Kafka is likely the next Murakami novel that Ill read. I have read that it has a similar allegorical meaning as End of the World. Some have even stated that it could be seen as a sort of sequel to it.. so that interests me.
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:17 AM   #1275
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I'm not even talking about either of their technical prowess or their culinary abilities.... neither show features them cooking.

How would one know if Bordain is a great chef (other than the fact that he has ran various high-profile kitchens)?? His television show just follows him as he travels and eats awesome food.

As for Man vs. Food... don't get me wrong I watch that show all the time, and it is entertaining for what it is. However, "what it is" is something entirely different than No Reservations, so I don't see how or why they should be compared.

For whoever decided to neg me for this response and claim they're the same style of show:

Sure, both shows travel around the country (or the world with Reservations) and seek out various foods local to the region being highlighted. From there on, the shows are very different in scope and context.

"No Reservation" focuses more on the culture and history surrounding local dishes and cuisines, while "Man vs. Food" has a main focal point of a "big food" challenge but also samples other staples of the local cuisine.

Another difference would be that Anthony Bourdain is a career chef, having worked in and ran many high-profile kitchens in NYC. Adam Richman is an actor and food enthusiast.

I'm not putting down either show, as they both fulfill different interests in my food-related entertainment and are watched very often, but to say they're the same kind of show is simply silly.

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