Yesterday, I happened to read something Norman Vincent Peale wrote in 1957 for Look magazine, regarding school boards banning books like Huckleberry Finn “because of inappropriate language and ideas” (yes, as far back as 1957).
He referred to “the peculiar notion that all ideas in fiction must be good,” and predicted that in the future “supernervous boards might drop Merchant of Venice or the Bible because some characters are depicted unsympathetically or in a way that some people might find disturbing [we’ve already gone there, of course]. If children’s minds are to be shielded from conflict and social change, it might be better to keep them away from reading entirely.”
A Seattle RE/MAX wants his home address so they can send him a commission check…
I got to wondering… in a random pool of intelligent people, which phrase would be more quickly identified: “We have met the enemy and they are ours,” or “We have met the enemy and they are us”?
Quick list: the most iconic women of the 20th century. By which I mean women you’d expect just about everybody in the Western World to recognize by sight.
You don’t have to list five: I think there are only four on my own list.
(I will explain anon)
I’m curious because this is outside of my field of expertise — in my family I’m the photographer — but isn’t December 3 a bit late to start making plans, even in the age of digital photos?
And for that matter, could you even book a decent photographer on December 3?
So… apparently now they’re making Christmas cards intended to be sent too early…
Okay, so apparently in the 1950s, a BLT was called a Bacon and Tomato Sandwich — although the lettuce is doing a pretty lousy job of hiding.
I wonder why it subsequently changed its name. Maybe because “BLT” is just easier to say?
Maybe it was a meat-and-potatoes decade and “lettuce” carried a stigma?