Tuesday, May 15, 2012

5.15.12 Bee-otch of the Day: Florida

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Name: Florida
Age: 167
Occupation: America's wang
Last Seen: Southeastern U.S.
Bee-otched For: proving that they're still living in the past

The Catcher in the RyeCatch 22Uncle Tom's Cabin.

When you think of those titles and maybe even a few others, you think of only one word: censorship. Now, there's a new title to add to those and too many others: 50 Shades of Grey.

The ultra-popular novel - made even more famous on Saturday Night Live as that book mommy masturbates to - is now being banned in several Florida county libraries because of its mature content. The book was written by British author Erika Leonard, aka E. L. James and is about a torrid relationship between a young female college student and a businessman. The book is famous for its depiction of its sex scenes, some involving bondage.

The book is the first of a trilogy; the other two books to be released this year are Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.

According to some of the libraries, they have limited budgets and are very picky on what books to buy and rent out. Some of the reasons for not putting 50 Shades on their shelves include not just its pornographic content but also its "lack of literary merits".

And yet, it's a best-selling book.

That's right! This is FLORIDA we're talking about. Remember a little rap group called 2 Live Crew? A judge ordered all copies of their albums yanked from store shelves because he felt that the group's music was obscene and wasn't covered under the First Amendment. Hell, the group wasn't even allowed to perform their songs in their own hometown. Thankfully, the judge's ruling was overturned. Oddly enough, the judge, who wasn't even an American, wrote a book years later that talked about 2 Live Crew's lyrics with explicit detail. Guess what? He eventually said that he can say whatever he wants. Hypocrite.

You see, I love America. Our founding fathers gave us the right to read, watch or say whatever we want. I know, those libraries have the right to carry what they want. But, banning a book will only cause people to love it more. Even though you might live in an area that has banned a certain book, you can still go to Amazon.com to buy it. Thanks to the internet, you might live in a town that doesn't sell Playboy, but at least you can go to a website that has pictures that might put that magazine to shame for free.

Now, they gotta cast a movie version of the book....

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