Saturday, September 25, 2010
James Patterson's "Witch & Wizard" - Banned Materials
I read James Patterson's Witch & Wizard and at the back of the book Patterson includes an appendix titled - Excerpts of NEW ORDER PROPAGANDA as Disseminated by The Council of N.O. "Arts" section.
I felt the need to decipher the "Banned Materials" (with Google's help) in honor of Banned Books Week and how censorship is ridiculous.
Here are my answers (guesses):
Especially Offensive Books That Have Been Banned: As Dictated by The One Who Bans Books
The Blueprints of Bruno Genet - The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
Margaret's Pen - Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
The Pitcher in the Wheat - The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Thunder Stealer - The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Ratter's Trip Down - Watership Down by Richard Adams
Gary Blotter and the Guild of Rejects - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
The Firegirl Saga - The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer
The Eldest Dragon - the Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr books by Christopher Paolini
edit to add: Maybe The Firegirl Saga is the The Firekeeper Saga; I haven't read this series but it is closer to the source.
Some Particularly Reprehensible Noise Polluters Of The Former Age: As Defined by The One That Monitors Auditory Stimuli
The Groaning Bones - The Rolling Stones
"Emerald Wednesday" is "Ruby Tuesday"
"(I've Got No) Retribution" is "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
Ron Sayer - John Mayer
"Your Skin Is an Amusement Park" is "Your Body Is Wonderland"
B4 - U2
We Shall Be Titans - They Might Be Giants
WWA (Wizards With Attitude) - N.W.A (*iggaz With Attitudes)
Stonesmack - Coldplay
"A Flood of Redness to the Face" is "A Rush of Blood to the Head"
The Walking Heads - The Talking Heads
Toasterface - Radiohead
Lay-Z - Jay-Z
Museums that Have Thankfully Been Razed By The New Order: As Mandated by The One Who Micromanages Public Gathering Spaces
POPA is MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) in New York City
The Britney is The Whitney in New York City
The Betelheim is The Guggenheim in Bilboa
The Jonesonian is The Smithsonian
The Fate Gallery is The Tate Gallery in Britain
The Fusili is The Ufizzi in Florence, Italy
Visual "Artists" Who Are No Longer Sullying The World: As Annotated by The One Who Assesses Visual Stimuli
Pepe Pompano - Pablo Picasso
Wiccan Trollack - Jackson Pollock
Max Earnest - Max Ernst
De Glooming - Willem de Kooning
Margie O'Greeffe - Georgia O'Keefe
Freida Halo - Frida Kahlo