Sunday, September 26, 2010

Banning Brilliance - Sunday 160


The smell of kerosene filled the air
as the familiar click of an igniter
echoed into the dark night.
Flames leapt from the newest banned books –
Fahrenheit 451.
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1. The Sunday 160 only uses 160 characters (including spaces).
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While Mrs. MM was surfing the proverbial internet the article linked to "Fahrenheit 451" popped out at her. I just couldn't imagine a better bit of irony for a Sunday 160.
Check out the link. I think you may be shocked at some of the "banned" books.

34 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

I plan to read at least two banned weeks this week. Your Sunday 160 is is big hit with me. (I do have a book blog too)

But for now here is my Sunday 160:

a gift for you

Matty said...

Now that is irony. Burning banned books.

Susannah said...

The book banning thing seems so absurd! I am going to check out the list.

I enjoyed your 160 and I am back for a second week! :-)

My 160 - True Story

˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

Dearest MM,

I am backkkkkkkkkkkk...
with my contribution here

Happy Sunday!

hugs
shakira

˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

I did not know about the banned books. A sad 160 indeed!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Enjoyed this one.

Brian Miller said...

nice monkey...been a while since i saw that list...down with book burning...free the ideas...

my 160

the walking man said...

They can burn the books
but it takes a bullet
to the brain pan to ban
the thoughts that
brought them into being.
You can kill a page with a fire
but not an idea



Here's my 160^^^^^

Dulce said...

Burning books... is like throwing away food.
Great 160
:)

moondustwriter said...

That sorts stuff is supposed to stay on the movie screen.

The food for minds - books


mine is here

Happy Sunday y'all

Moon smiles

Deborah said...

Wonderful 160 MM and what a crazy world we live in sometimes!
It took a while, but here's mine ...
http://thecaterpillaruprising.blogspot.com/2010/09/hi-sunday-160.html

G-Man said...

F.451...
The temperature that paper ignites!
That was one of my favorite Sci-Fi movies of all time.
Julie Chrisie was HOT.
I'm up...G

PattiKen said...

Apparently this is "Banned Book Week" and there have been lots of articles listing books banned over the years. You're right, some are very surprising. There are so many that are children's books. The zealots must be afraid that their tender young minds will be corrupted. Geez, haven't they ever heard of imagination?

I surprised we don't see the Bible on the list, what with all that drinking, carousing and begating going on...

Oh, yeah, I'm up with Mother Love.

liv2write2day said...

Banned books, movies etc....makes you want to see them all the more. Reminds me of Savonnarola in the renaissance burning books and art. Too sad.
My 160 is here:

http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2010/09/26/reno-weather-report-sunday-160/

clean and crazy said...

i heard the government banned a book this week, why are they allowed to stop freedom of speach but we cannot stop fred phelps

Dianne said...

Thought provoking. I loved that book. Reminded me to buy a book from a local author, new and had been on the NYT bestseller list. Thirteen Reasons Why, but some people restricted it from teens. A fiction about teen suicide....

signed...bkm said...

One of my favorite movies....nice write up..bkm

f82bfat said...

as an avid reader i can't imagine many things worse than burning any book..even some crappy ones i have read. The arrogance of the ones deciding what should be read or seen by others is a frightening thing. Thought provoking 160.

Alice Audrey said...

Very well said, MM.

Mine is here

gospelwriter said...

I dare anyone to ever again tell me what I can or can't read!

Brilliant 160, MM!

Here's mine.

Nessa said...

This is a wonderful reminder that burning books can't kill the ideas, it only makes them hotter.

Sunday 160 - Help a Brother Out

miksplace said...

Banning kids books, dang, my grand kids were watching a cartoon where the character was smoking a pipe and they all know better swear words than grandpa.

Wat we should wrap them in cotton wool and never let them out into the world?

Great 160.

Prayer Girl said...

Someday when e-books have taken over there will be no books left to burn. Then what?

PG

Prayer Girl said...

Someday when e-books have taken over there will be no books left to burn. Then what?

PG

Caty said...

I think burning books is a terrible thing...so much history lost. I can't believe some of the banned books. Great 160, MM. I got to do one this week :)

tracyhsays.com said...

I didn't know I was reading banned books...dang! I feel just awful about it...NOT! :)

Glad to be back at 160!

Mine is here.

damselwithoutdistress said...

I can hardly think of anything more sensual than opening a much anticipated new book, cracking the spine, the scent of printers ink on 60 pound text.

Kindle? Lame, until they replicate the tactile experience, the smell, the feel of paper on my skin...

MorningAJ said...

I'm proud to say that I've read a good portion of them. And I now plan to fill in the gaps!

Eric Alder said...

Ray Bradbury is one of my favorite authors. I've read plenty of previously banned books in my day. I wonder how many of us read "Catcher In The Rye" in high school? Book burning is a self-perpetuating form of ignorance.

Enchanted Oak said...

An intolerant society can burn books and kill thinkers, but it cannot ban the freedom to think. Thank God.

Unknown Mami said...

I love the title of this. It's perfect.

Thank you for being such a supportive bloggy friend. I truly appreciate your kindness.

Marla said...

Ya know, I can't understand this book burning thing. Just don't read it. But what do I know? :-)

Good one, MM!

joanny said...

That was a great and memorable book -- and a nice tribute 160 to it.

Joanny

Missed everyone, but my partner made me an offer I could not refuse, -- a nice getaway for a few days...

ladynimue said...

i loved this !! but it saddens me to see books burned .. may be some one did love those banned books too ...