Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Forbidden!

And the truth shall make you free"
~ Patrick Henry

My old high school motto.

"And the truth shall land your sorry little ass in detention" would have been more "appropriate."

appropriate: adjective

1. Suitable for a particular person, condition, occasion, or place: apt, becoming, befitting, correct, felicitous, fit, fitting, happy, meet, proper. See right/wrong.
2. Suited to one's end or purpose: befitting, convenient, expedient, fit, good, meet, proper, suitable, useful. See right/wrong.
3. Consistent with prevailing or accepted standards or circumstances: deserved, due, fit, fitting, just, merited, proper, right, rightful, suitable. See right/wrong.

The whole internet was built on the dance between right and wrong, appropriate and inappropriate. Thank heaven(?) for pop-up ad blockers (do you remember how creepy the internet was back in the late 90's?) Forbidden fruit is always sweeter. The fruit of that tree is knowledge. Knowledge=sin.
Genesis 3:6
The woman saw that the tree was good for food, pleasing to the eyes, and desirable for the knowledge it could give, and she took fruit from it. And ate it. She gave some to her husband who was with her. And he ate it. The eyes of both them were opened, and they knew that they were naked."

And thus began the institution of pornography.

Well. I don't know about all of that being 100% true, but I do know that the library is the modern day "tree of knowledge." Dropping in for a Linn Ullmann title, I stopped to use the library's internet access. Checked my site-meter to see who's been visiting FITK, and then clicked through my sidebar to see if  Annie Rhiannon had posted a new chapter from her Great American Novel: To the Left of the Midwest...
















Forbidden category?
Pornography?
What caused this?
Was it her "Push-up" post?
The notorious "Seven Men in Seven Days"?
Or perhaps it was her infamous "Bulging Britney" which caused the censorious finger of the librarian to click on "BLOCK THIS SITE"?

In the (slightly altered) words of the Luther Ingram song:
If reading you is wrong, I don't wanna be right...
If being right means being without you,
I'd rather live a wrong doing life...
My librarians say it's a shame,
It's a downright disgrace...
Long as I got you on my sidebar,
I don't care what those people say...
If reading you is wrong I don't wanna be right
I don't wanna be right
I don't wanna be right


And the truth shall make you free, except in my hometown.

By Professor Batty



4 Comments:

Anonymous mary said...

Very tickled that the Little One is a 'porn writer' and pleased about the Linn Ullman book!


Blogger Annie A said...

I love Linn Ullman! Did we talk about her when I was with you? I forget. She's probably my favourite writer, I want to be her one day when I grow up.

I've been at libraries too and seen my blog blocked. I think it's overuse of the word "masturbate" to be honest.

Now your blog is blocked, too.


Anonymous Jon said...

Adam and Eve were the Holmes and Lovelace of their time. Annie's porn is much more sophisticated and classy (in a down and dirty sort of way). If I read it too much my old geezer heart might give out, but I would die with a smile on my face.


Blogger Professor Batty said...

Mary~ it seemed like a natural progression from Scenes From A Marriage

Annie~ I forgot about the rabbit. BTW, that sex shop I pointed out to you was were Diablo Cody worked (in a booth) before she got published.

Jon~ Sherlock Holmes? Richard Lovelace? I'm confused...

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