And the bans played on

Sometimes society feels a need to band together and say, "Heck no, our chittlins should not be reading!" And when that happens, Mommy kisses Daddy, and the angel tells the stork, and the stork flies down from heaven, and leaves a diamond under a leaf in the cabbage patch, and the diamond turns into a banned book.* Yes, the explanation doesn't make much sense, but the books that get banned also don't make much sense. Little Women? The dictionary? Nice work, America.

*Five imaginary dollars if you can tell me a) what movie that's from and b) why it is the greatest movie of all time.


  1. I don't know the answer to your question COOL FAIL :(

    BUT I do wish to say that I hope hope hope my parody will be on a banned book list some day. There's enough sex that all the teenagers will want to read it, but their parents will be suitable horrified. It will be the new Clan of the Cave Bear!

  2. 1) I Googled the answer for my own satisfaction, but will not post it here so someone else can have your $5.

    2) I don't really know why it is the greatest movie of all time


    3) or c) I messed up the bullets, I think - Clan of the Cave Bear is absolutely amazing.

  3. a) Addam's Family Values

    b) Aside from being one of the last films of the fantastic Raul Julia, and having an amazing ensemble cast overall, it's about a creepy family of ghouls and maniacs. What's not to love?

  4. Ack, and don't forget Christina Ricci's, as the morbidly lovely Wednesday, perfect retort, deadpan response to the quote: "Our parent's had sex."

  5. Jessann, you are after my heart.

    Plus, the movie has one of my favorite Joan Cusack performances of all time.

  6. Thanks for your link outs this week! HuffPost Books <3 Laura C. Ombreviations