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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnegross View Post
    but do they actually kill the mockingbird
    Figuratively they do :P

    I'd agree with Cipher and Kochoupink though. It's not a bad book by any means, but there's much more engaging and interesting literary works throughout the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takeo View Post
    Despite the fact they were required reading at school I still enjoyed them, I was told that one of my favorite books was a required read in school till it got banned for its content. The book was 'This perfect day' by Ira Levin.
    I liked To Kill a Mockingbird and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Those were the only interesting books we ever read in high school. We almost got to read The Fellowship of the Ring (which I've read multiple times so reading it for class wouldn'thave been bad) for my Contemporary Lit. class my senior year but the student teacher "didn't think girls in the class would like a book about lions and swords." ...She wants to be a literature teacher but doesn't know the difference between Lord of the Rings and Narnia. So we ended up reading Watership Down, which I can easily say is the most boring book I've ever read. People always think I'm weird because I don't like it. I don't care if it's a "childhood classic." It was terribly boring. I didn't mind required reading because I love to read, but I hated that one.

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    I never read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Too busy reading other, boring books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesky Persian View Post
    We almost got to read The Fellowship of the Ring (which I've read multiple times so reading it for class wouldn'thave been bad) for my Contemporary Lit. class my senior year but the student teacher "didn't think girls in the class would like a book about lions and swords."
    She sounds like a winner.

    Also, I personally know more girls who like to read ("books about lions and swords" included) than boys.



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    Even if To Kill A Mockingbird doesn't have the prestigious Cipherpink Seal of Approval, it certainly deserves a place on a library shelf instead of Steel or Price. Then again as Spookz said, it could have been checked out.
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    As I watched the opening ceremony (having to go bed in a sec so recording the rest), two things hit me.

    1. Just like the Jubilee and the Royal Wedding, I convinced myself that I wouldn't give a **** about the Olympics, but as I watched the opening ceremony, I was truly moved. **** yeah. Even if a load of it was socialist bull.

    2. Looking at the countries from the Middle East, who is it that has the largest percentage/number of women athletes in comparison to their neighbours? Israel. Free, democratic, non islamic fascist Israel. It's so indicative of how truly corrupt much of our society is that we are so quick to condemn such a great, isolated nation surrounded by countries that barely, if at all, recognise their right to existence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cipher View Post
    10 out of 10 kochoupinks and Ciphers agree: Listing To Kill a Mocking Bird among your favorite novels is shorthand for "I'm a boring person and haven't read a literary book since eighth grade."

    i read it senior year but okay.

    yeah i dont get it either its not like its one of the most notable pieces of u.s. literature or pulitizer prize matieral

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Soul View Post
    i read it senior year but okay.

    yeah i dont get it either its not like its one of the most notable pieces of u.s. literature or pulitizer prize matieral
    Um.. It won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961.



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    yeah, i know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cipher View Post
    10 out of 10 kochoupinks and Ciphers agree: Listing To Kill a Mocking Bird among your favorite novels is shorthand for "I'm a boring person and haven't read a literary book since eighth grade."
    Reminded me of this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnegross View Post
    but do they actually kill the mockingbird
    hahahahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Soul View Post
    yeah, i know.
    The way you wrote that last post read as if you were under the impression it wasn't an award winning, successful, notorious book.

    But really, it's one of the first books I think of when someone says "Pulitzer Prize", along with Grapes of Wrath, Gone With the Wind, The Color Purple... I'm sure I'm not alone in that. My mind doesn't immediately jump to Early Autumn or The Fixer, but they won the award as well.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bel9 View Post
    Reminded me of this.
    I agree with a lot of that. Maybe not in a you-are-undateable-if-you-like-these sense, but at least in a you-are-actively-a-worse-person-if-this-is-one-of-your-favorite-books one.

    Except Catcher in the Rye. You're not down with Catcher, you're not down with me. That's Great Gatsby territory. You just have to separate the art from the generations of shitty people who have used it as their shitty handbook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snorunt conservationist View Post
    Looking at the countries from the Middle East, who is it that has the largest percentage/number of women athletes in comparison to their neighbours? Israel. Free, democratic, non islamic fascist Israel. It's so indicative of how truly corrupt much of our society is that we are so quick to condemn such a great, isolated nation surrounded by countries that barely, if at all, recognise their right to existence.
    I agree with that.

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    I'm so glad that I pick up on canada channels from across the border and I'm not stuck with NBC's shitty coverage of the Olympics...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snorunt conservationist View Post
    Looking at the countries from the Middle East, who is it that has the largest percentage/number of women athletes in comparison to their neighbours? Israel. Free, democratic, non islamic fascist Israel. It's so indicative of how truly corrupt much of our society is that we are so quick to condemn such a great, isolated nation surrounded by countries that barely, if at all, recognise their right to existence.
    On a note similar to this, it's the first Olympic games that has women competing from every single country. That should be praised, honestly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snorunt conservationist View Post
    Looking at the countries from the Middle East, who is it that has the largest percentage/number of women athletes in comparison to their neighbours? Israel. Free, democratic, non islamic fascist Israel. It's so indicative of how truly corrupt much of our society is that we are so quick to condemn such a great, isolated nation surrounded by countries that barely, if at all, recognise their right to existence.
    I have been to Israel once and it was really beautiful. One of my funniest stories from there involves a safari where the ostriches came to the car and pecked at the windows for food. My dad's friend rolled down the window for some reason and the ostrich started pecking at him, so he gave the ostrich a pear which the ostrich didn't even chew, and swallowed it whole. I hope the ostrich was okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby View Post
    I have a horror story where 6 years ago (or longer, at least 6 now), a member joined the SPP chats (and forums when he got banned from the chats) pretending to be a staff member of spp who forgot their password. He ended up permabanned from the chats and forums and took to stalking various members of SPP. His favorite member to stalk is me, since he posted where I live (which is a city near me but obviously not my address) on yahoo answers and has asked 43748237489237489237489237489 questions about me on that site asking if he should send people to my house, etc.

    He goes to other pokemon sites looking for me/harassing other staff members who are members elsewhere. He buys new routers to change his IP and did I mention this has been going on 6 years now?

    So I don't know, the whole activity tab thing is like... damn. Now he can stalk us even more since he's been evading bans for 6 years lol....
    Holy ****, man. Didn't realize something like that could happen for so long. Hopefully he eventually stops. That's a horrible situation to be in.

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    Eugh. I went to two libraries today, both of which would rather stock material by the likes of Danielle Steel and Katy flipping Price than To Kill a Mockingbird or The Grapes of Wrath.

    **** society. **** society and its crap libraries and weird internet stalkers.
    To Kill a Mockingbird the book was all right, I think. However, it was one of the weird cases where I actually liked the movie better. That's only ever happened twice that I can think of off the top of my head, with that and the Godfather.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pansy :] View Post
    I'm so glad that I pick up on canada channels from across the border and I'm not stuck with NBC's shitty coverage of the Olympics...
    Yeah, their coverage of the OCs had a few WTF moments. Though I can't remember any because I was with a shitton of other people having a good time. Though trust me, they were there.
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    I feel dumb for asking this, but did anyone else feel like crying when the torch came into the Olympic stadium? I know I came close to. o.o

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister_SGG View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moogles View Post
    On a note similar to this, it's the first Olympic games that has women competing from every single country. That should be praised, honestly.
    It was.

    Quote Originally Posted by Playful Nightmare View Post
    I feel dumb for asking this, but did anyone else feel like crying when the torch came into the Olympic stadium? I know I came close to. o.o
    No.

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    I didn't watch the olympics. I usually don't. *raises flame shield*

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    I'm with you on that one Eternal. Skyrim was more interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwitter™ View Post
    I'm with you on that one Eternal. Skyrim was more interesting.
    Far as I'm concerned, that's not saying much.
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    Truth be told, the only part I liked about the opening ceremony was the fireworks and the part with the countries marching with their flags. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister_SGG View Post
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    Holy ****! I spider just swung down at me while I was rolling. Caught me off guard and now I'm really jumpy. May not sleep tonight now.

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