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Toronto City Councillor Doug Ford Is Correct

 
 
msolga
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2011 05:06 am
@Irishk,
Good, I think you'll love it. Or I hope you do!
I feel like a wet blanket here, but Oryx & Crake was the one I liked least.

And definitely not young adult fiction.
Though, if I remember rightly, that The Handmaid's Tale was included in some schools' year 12 English courses. (in Oz, anyway)
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2011 05:29 am
@msolga,
for better or worse, i don't think its anyones responsibility to recognize anyone famous

and as rednecky and obnoxious as Mr. ford might be, some of the comments from the "literati" were equally pretentious and snobby

one of my favourite bits on the old Howard Stern show was when they would send a reporter to a big event and ask celebrities who they were and what they were famous for

i've already stated i'm not a big fan of anyone who'd cut funding to public libraries, but i do enjoy a certain amount of frat boy douchery from time to time
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2011 05:36 am
@Irishk,
Ah, thanks.
msolga
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2011 06:04 am
@djjd62,
As I said earlier, dj, I don't know all the details, being on the other side of the planet & all ....

I honestly don't know what sort of comments the "literati" made.
But I don't like pretentiousness & snobbishness much, either.

My understanding is the Margaret Atwood ran an online petition & received lots of signatories opposing cuts to public library funding. And that Councillor Ford responded to her campaign by saying he didn't even know who she was.

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i've already stated i'm not a big fan of anyone who'd cut funding to public libraries, but i do enjoy a certain amount of frat boy douchery from time to time

Ok, you were just having some fun.
I wasn't having a go at you, actually. I just couldn't figure out why you were congratulating him.








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ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2011 06:34 am
@djjd62,
djjd62 wrote:
some of the comments from the "literati" were equally pretentious and snobby


really? I haven't heard anything from any "literati" on the Atwood/Ford thing. Not that I'm entirely clear on who the "literati" would be.
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2011 06:46 am
@ehBeth,
it seemed from reports i saw, that a lot of the twitter from fans was along the line of "perhaps Mr. Ford should read books (or better books)" as if the pedigree of someones library has any bearing on the person

when ever i hear or read book snobs, i always think of the scene from the British comedy Black Books, where the man comes in to the store and wants to buy a set of books because they're leather bound and will look really good in his library or most anything spendius posts Razz
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Irishk
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2011 02:07 pm
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:
Ah, thanks.
You're welcome. I don't usually use abbreviations like that, but it's what the library uses for that category for their online patrons. I notice I've been spending a lot of time there and picking up some bad habits lol.
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