(Alternative title: Stoopid people shouldn’t breed.)
A father in Texas, angered at the “bad language” in a book assigned to his 15-year-old daughter, has complained to the school and is looking to have the book removed from the curriculum. From the article in The Courier:
“It’s just all kinds of filth,” said Alton Verm, adding that he had not read [the book].
The book? Raymond Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. Published in 1953, Bradbury’s work describes a dystopian future where reading books is banned and critical thought is not allowed.
What’s that you say? That’s not ironic enough for you? Okay.
He made his request during the American Library Association’s Banned Book Week.
(via Boing Boing)