Atlas Shrugged

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by xortex, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

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    And given that, today, the most popular books in America are the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy, I'm not sure that's really the case anymore. Like I said before, it's rather amusing to see S/M erotica prominently displayed in our neighborhood Wal-Mart and grocery stories.

    (P.S. stj: I sympathize with your plight. The only bookstore in our town is the Christian one. I have to drive forty-five minutes and across state lines to find a decent Barnes & Noble . . . .)
     
  2. Zaku

    Zaku Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Ciao Iguana!

    I think I did not hear even the most ardent Italian conservative talk about "full, pure, uncontrolled, unregulated laissez-faire capitalism" and egoism as paradigm of moral virtue (I'm reading Wikipedia now)...

    It seems some 70's Italian leftist nightmare about capitalism...

    Obviously I was joking, but from the link it seems that the only reason to ban a book in a democracy is "sex" :D
     
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  3. The Mirrorball Man

    The Mirrorball Man Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The success of Fifty Shades of Grey is in itself a symptom of a puritan society.
     
  4. lurok

    lurok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    return of the repressed.
     
  5. iguana_tonante

    iguana_tonante Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah, true that. Even the most "liberista" Italian politician pales in comparison to the sheer extremism of Randroids.

    Very keen observation. You'll believe it's a scare tactic by leftists to prove the evils of unfettered capitalism before thinking there are people who actually believe that stuff...
     
  6. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Or of a society that doesn't know it's buying disguised Twilight fanfic. ;)
     
  7. Cutter John

    Cutter John Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    I'll just leave this here.

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    Or one that wouldn't know a good book if it smacked them on the ass.
     
  8. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    Reminds of the only two persistent complaints from when I was in the retail book business. One was from a woman, who was allegedly part of a group, who was upset about our selection of erotica claiming it was child porn. She always threatening boycotts and protests.
    The other was from the Scientologists, who were always dropping by to make sure Dianetics was in stock and placed in the "right" category ( Psychology ). They were quick to offer copies if we were out. ( We declined ) and got upset if it wasn't in the Psych section.
     
  9. Set Harth

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    Did you put Hagakure in the Sports section?

    You did, didn't you?
     
  10. Davros

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    Book stores put my religious book in the humor section.

    http://www.amazon.com/Book-SubGenius-Sacred-Teachings-Dobbs/dp/0671638106
     
  11. theenglish

    theenglish Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    ^^^^LOL The Bastards.
     
  12. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    Philosophy. :p

    A friend of mine took great pleasure in placing a book called "Short Chic" on the top shelves. He had recently broken up with short girl. ;)
     
  13. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    I've always enjoyed Bob the Angry Flower when I've run across it, but that particular strip fails in that it's taking a smug potshot at a shortcoming from which the story told in the book does not suffer.
     
  14. scotpens

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    So does my local library. I mean, what's so controversial about Marx?

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    (Hey, somebody had to.)