MAD MEN / GAME OF THRONES / MINDHOLE BLOWERS / NETFLIX



A Confederacy Of Douches: The Problem With The Cult Of Catcher

By Joanna Robinson | Miscellaneous | September 6, 2013 | Comments ()


tumblr_m0j6pmoqiI1qlx7bjo1_500.png

This week, coinciding with an in-depth biography of J.D. Salinger, a documentary about the nation’s most reclusive author was released. Here is, at long last, a glut of information about the author of one of the most-read, most-taught, most-famous novels in American history. And lord almighty do I hate that book.

As an English major and a life-long book nerd, I’ve always felt a burning shame when it comes to my hatred for “Catcher In The Rye.” But I’ve come to embrace my hatred (which mostly centers around our sulky narrator Holden) and, let me tell you, it’s freeing. Recently I was sitting around with some friends over drinks and we decided to play a little game. Pick the classic you hate the most. The one you most resent being forced to read in school. The book that, to you, truly feels like a bare-ass naked emperor that only you can see. Now say it out loud with as much vitriol as you can muster, but inject an F-bomb in there for added punch. Silly game? Maybe. Cathartic? Absolutely. So say it with me now, “Catcher In The F*CKING Rye” (or “Anna F*cking Karenina” or “Bartleby The F*cking Scrivener” or whichever tome it is that makes your blood boil).

Ahhhh, feels better, no? Because, to this day, the Cult of Catcher drives me insane. The Cult Of Catcher, I should clarify, is a phenomenon described by Frank Portman in one of my favorite books of the last decade, “King Dork.” The cover for said book is, in fact, a defaced copy of “Catcher In The Rye.”

King-Dork.png

In Portman’s novel, our disaffected, youthful narrator, Tom Henderson describes Salinger’s classic as follows:

“I should mention that The Catcher in the Rye is this book from the fifties.

It is every teacher’s favorite book. The main guy is a kind of misfit kid superhero named Holden Caulfield. For teachers, he is the ultimate guy, a real dreamboat. They love him to pieces. They all want to have sex with him, and with the book’s author, too, and they’d probably even try to do it with the book itself if they could figure out a way to go about it. It changed their lives when they were young. As kids, they carried it with them everywhere they went. They solemnly resolved that, when they grew up, they would dedicate their lives to spreading The Word.

It’s kind of like a cult.

They live for making you read it. When you do read it you can feel them all standing behind you in a semi-circle wearing black robes with hoods, holding candles. They’re chanting “Holden, Holden, Holden…” And they’re looking over your shoulder with these expectant smiles, wishing they were the ones discovering the earth-shattering joys of Catcher in the Rye for the very first time.”

Is that it, English teachers of America? Is that why we read “Catcher In The Rye?” Or is it some sort of elaborate joke? Are you so fed up with being surrounded by pretentious, loathsome teenagers all day long that you were dying to hold this kid up to us? This Lord High Douchebag, Holden Caufield, who serves as an ungainly mirror to our sulkiest most self-indulgent qualities?

image-thumb-550x458-37462.jpg

Because, let’s be honest, the problem with “Catcher In The Rye” isn’t Salinger, or his writing. He was magnificent and the voice he achieved in Holden is as masterfully clear as it is grating. No the problem is with the people who just don’t get it. Who think of Holden as Our Hero. That’s a fine interpretation when you’re 16 (I guess), but if you’re an adult who still worships Holden, you’ve got problems. And I suspect you read Charles Bukowski. And that’s the most damning thing you could possibly do. So get over it, Troy Dyers of the world, and worship Salinger not Holden, the biggest phony of them all.



Around the Web


Like Our Facebook Page And an Angel Does the Paul Rudd Dance

Woman Arrested for Stalking John Cusack, True Ramifications of His Role in Ruining Womankind Now Clear | Vin Diesel Sings a Rihanna Song to His Real-Life Girlfriend Because Vin Diesel is Metal







Comments Are Welcome, Jerks Will Be Banned


  • hopscotcher

    it's brave of you to trash a book that's been hip to hate for years. Also liked the Bukowski reference--the go-to writer who slightly-less-than-moderately well-read readers namedrop when they want to get their hate on--haven't read him myself, outside a few poems, but I am well aware that anyone who reads him is less literate than a Twilight reader. Thanks for reminding me. Thanks for being an existential cliche.

  • Malin

    Don't know if anyone mentioned it, tried to read all the comments but this thread is massive. Tess of the FUCKING D'Urbervilles. Had to read it for English Lit at Uni. Nearly killed me. Such a miserable fucking book.

  • Maddy

    Heart of Fucking Darkness. The Adventures of Fucking Huckleberry Finn

  • Donna SHerman

    One hundred THOUSAND times yes.

  • Even Stevens

    I am so glad I am not alone, because seriously, CATCHER IN THE FUCKING RYE. God I hate Holden so much and when I finally read that book, I was like seriously? This guy? He's a fucking whiny whiner who has the biggest case of White People Problems ever, but he's soooo tortured. What the fuck ever.

  • Jezzer

    I'm just going to say it: "House of Fucking Leaves" is pretentious, headache-inducing horseshit.

  • PerpetualIntern

    Great Fucking Expectations

  • RhymesWithSilver

    Thank you!!! I read this book at 16, and wanted to kick Holden Caulfield square in the pants with every page. On the upswing, no one forced to read this in the past fifty years should complain that Millenials invented entitled narcissism, because Holden is still worse than half the hipsters in Williamsburg.

  • Gunnut2600

    I've read Catcher numerous times.it reminds me of the literary versionof the Beatles' White Album and I hate them for the same reason. Neither are finished. If the same product was created by lesser knowns, it would get rightfully ripped apart. But they are popular and peple don't want to admit they don't get it so it gets insane praise.

  • You know what is increasingly more annoying than the cult of Holden Caulfield? The 35 years too late backlash.

  • Temmere

    An American Fucking Dream by Norman Fucking Mailer. The way other people hate Holden Caulfield, that's how I hate Stephen Fucking Rojack. (Just go to fucking jail, you worthless asshole!)

  • puppetDoug

    Catcher blew, never got it. The other books, featuring the Glass family, however, not to mention the rest of 9 Stories... Staggeringly beautiful.

  • Salieri2

    461 comments? Hey, @JoannaRobinson:disqus, do you guys keep track of Most Popular threads? There's an Ezra-Kleinish part of me yearning for a handy chart.

  • Amanda

    I feel like Catcher in the Rye was very much a book of its TIME. A book that gave such a voice to a young person in this way was unheard of. That being said, loved it when I was 21, probably couldn't stand it now.

    You're responsible for your OWN HAPPINESS, HOLDEN. CHRIST.

  • Jezzer

    Anything by Ayn Fucking Rand. SHUT. UP. Ayn Fucking Rand.

  • Dr. R

    You do realize that most teachers do not, in fact, love Holden, right? They don't admire Humbert either, or have a hard-on for Raskolnikov. The problem with Catcher is that it isn't a book for teenagers.

  • sweetfrancaise

    The FUCKING Brothers Karamazov. Christ almighty I hated that book, all the whining and putzing about and would you just DO something and be a decent human being? Spent/wasted nine weeks on that book in college

    Also, White Fucking Noise. I hate being condescended to, and Don DeLillo thinks he's much, much, much smarter than his ignorant readers so he shoves symbolism in your face. I feel the same way about Orwell (Animal Farm, at least--haven't wanted to read anything else), Steinbeck (fuck you and your grapes), and Golding (nothing teachers love more than Piggy's glasses).

  • MyInsuranceDoesntCoverPMS

    My brother and I agreed to read the book the other hates the most.

    He gave me Catcher in the Fucking Rye

    I gave him Rabbit Fucking Run

    We hated both. He agreed that mine was worse.

  • trixie

    Anna Fucking Karennina is definitely first on my list! I just can't get through it. I hate all the characters. I despise Anna, I despise her husband and her lover, just, gaaaahhhh!
    Also, I really hate Flannery Fucking O'Conner. Just cannot read her shit.

    Ok, I feel better now.
    I love this place. 431 comments about books. I love you all!
    I'm going to go read To Kill a Mockingbird again for the millionth time to celebrate this thread.

  • I was right there with you... Till the dig at Bukowski? What the fuck? Left filed on that sir.

  • Bananapanda

    Old man and the goddam sea. That tiny book took a lifetime to finish. I do, however, like the South Park episode with the Mexican day laborers' book report.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    I think the classic I hated most in school was Lord of the Flies but not enough to F bomb it. Although Lord of the fucking Flies does have a certain ring to it.

  • Berry

    Ooh, I actually thought of one I pretty much hate: The Sorrows of Young FUCKING Werther. You think Holden is whiny? Well, Holden ain't got nothing on Young W there. But even then... It's a short, surprisingly readable book, that does a good job at painting a portrait of obsessed and self-centered young person. Maybe I just don't have it in me to hate books?

  • The FUCKING Alchemist, and anything by that hack Paulo Coelho with his fucking "profound" quotable quotes that'll end up in cheesy calendars to give your parents for Christmas. UGH.

    LE FUCKING MISERABLES. "Oh here's 200 pages on the life of a bishop who dies 2 pages later and NEVER MATTERS AGAIN". SET THAT THING ON FIRE.

  • Grapes of FUCKIN' Wrath.

    The Old Man and the FUCKING Sea

  • Dudley Morris

    I read "Catcher" one summer weekend when I was a whopping 23, largely out of a sense that it was something I should've read by then, and I thought Caufield seemed like a snotty, sulky little douchebag who probably needed to have his ass kicked. Accordingly, I am not a member of the book's cult.

  • kirbyjay

    Fucking "Ulysses" UNREADABLE!!!

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    Fuck that fucking book. There wasn't enough wine in the world to make that book interesting in college.

    That, and when my teacher explained that reading it was a badge of honor, it made it even worse. I finished that fucking thing and I never did get my James Joyce decoder ring in the mail.

  • manting

    I really struggled to read it - probably the most difficult to digest/understand book Ive ever read and Ive read the bible and the book of moron opps I mean mormon.

  • Zirza

    That's the fucking point, though.

  • Nicole Childress

    Things Fucking Fall Apart. I always felt like I was maybe missing something, but the whole book felt like such a damn mess.

  • kinoumenthe

    So I guess I'm about the only one that never read Catcher in The Rye ? Which is logical since I'm not American, hence different classics to read, like Madame Bovary, of course. Which I barely remember anyway. I was an avid reader in junior-high and high-school, but I literally hated all mandatory reading.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    I've never read it either and I'm American.

  • Kirstini

    350 comments in and no-one else picking up on the Anna KaFUCKINGrenina hate?
    Because, my god. Come for the promise of a passionate, classic tale of love and doom, get bogged down in THREE HUNDRED PAGES where the very dull author-manque takes a horrendously patronising interest in the farming systems of the peasants on his land and their "simple lives" as an antidote to all the decadence. I've never felt so cheated.

  • Malin

    Totally agreed. Having started it three times before, I finally stubbornly forced my way through the book earlier this year. Now I never have to read it ever again. That book should have been called Konstantin Levin and his farm. It would have been a more honest title.

  • PerpetualIntern

    I love Anna Karenina except for all the fucking farming.

  • I tried. I failed. Maybe 5 times, and every time I just ended up being exhausted by the damned thing. I couldn't even watch the movie, and that had the benefit of being pretty.

  • PantsAttack

    I'm with you. I would read and read and think we were getting somewhere and then BAM, Levin is farming again. And to make it even worse, I'm sure the peasants would have preferred 100 times over that he get his poncy privileged ass BACK in the house with Kitty. But OH NO, he has to be in the thick of things.

  • Quatermain

    I'm pretty sure you mean 'antidote' and not 'anecdote.'

  • Kirstini

    Thank you so much for pointing that out.

  • Berry

    Also, I do hate Holden fucking Caulfield for ruining Tom Collinses (Collins'? Collins's? How the fuck do you pluralize that? English language is so fucking weird) for me for all those years, but I already shared that story the last time Pajiba had a Catcher hatefest, so whatever...

  • Berry

    Observing conversations like these almost always make me feel lonely and weird, because I usually at least like, if not outright love, the most reviled books that tend to pop up over and over again. Or if not like, then think the author was at least doing something cool with their medium, exploring voice or new narrative tricks or something. Is it wrong to be tickled by stuff like that?

    Although of course there are some that don't really work for me that much -- like Faulkner and Hemingway, but I wouldn't say I hate even them. But if anyone is still reading this thread, I'll probably get drowned in downvotes, if I confess that the closest I've actually come to hating a writer recently is George R.R.R. fucking Martin. So there's that.

    For those of you who hate Wuthering Heights and don't mind a little theory and criticism in your literature, may I recommend reading the pertinent chapters in Gilbert and Gubar's The Madwoman In The Attic? I've always liked the Heights, but their analysis of the book really helped me appreciate and admire it. And by the way, it is a romantic book, just not romantic in the hearts and flowers and sweet kisses sense of the word. It's romantic in a sense that it's not a "realistic" novel. It's more romantic as understood by the Romanticism movement: awe and terror and things that lurk at the outskirts of our rational, daylight selves and lives. The characters are not supposed to be likable, polite creatures that would fit well into polite society, sipping tea and making chit chat. They're the dark shadow that the polite society needs to cast away and deny in order to keep existing.

    I think it's marvelous achievement, wild and weird, but what do I know? I almost hate Marvin.

  • emmalita

    Oooo, Berry. Bringing in the literary criticism. I've found I can appreciate what an author is trying to do, and still hate the fucking book. I appreciate what Faulkner was doing with voice and perspective in his story telling, but I will never read his books for pleasure. On the other hand, I loath Hemingway's characters, but love the way he writes. Dickens however, is over-rated and nothing will ever convince me otherwise.

  • Berry

    Dickens is such a mixed back for me. On one hand, some of the things he does in, say, Oliver Twist make me roll my eyes so hard it hurts. But then he turns around and writes something as achingly perfect and beautiful as the passage where Oliver and Fagin take a carriage ride from London to the countryside, and it just sings. So, every time I think I can safely shelve him under "do not like" I have to move him to "maybe like a little after all." That bastard.

  • emmalita

    Clearly then the right thing to do is not read him anymore.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    oh, you're not a lone in disliking Martin - I haven't bothered with the books because my friends/family who have tell me they are a trudge. And fantasy is our preferred genre.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    The first three books are rewarding but it turns into a swampland of tedium by book four.

  • Berry

    Trudge is the perfect word. And I quite like fantasy too.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Life's too short. :) It's why I never made it past halfway of book 2 of Wheel of Time. Though he was at least creating a very interesting world.

  • Berry

    It really is. Which is why I never finish a book if it's not really working for me. Maybe that's why there are so few that give me the rage afterwards. If I feel the rage coming on while reading, I just quit. At least usually, I actually persevered with the Wheel of Time for quite a bit longer than you. In the end it was just to see to what ridiculous lengths Jordan would go to to avoid moving the plot forward. But eventually even that got old.

  • Amanda Graham

    This is so weird, was just talking about Holden the other day. Good on you, Joanna.

    The last time I had to read Catcher in the Fucking Rye was in my lit class- I was in my 30s, everyone else was 18. You can imagine how my Holden-is-begging-for-smackdown-of-epic-proportions assertion was received by a bunch of teenagers.

  • pandapants

    The Scarlet Letter is the worst. I probably read a novel a week on top of my reading assignments throughout high school, but The Scarlet Letter stopped me cold. I hated every character in that book. I didn't read a novel for a year after that. East of Eden finally brought me out of my involuntary sabbatical. It started to get a little tiresome after the 15th description of the hills, but it was the right book to ease me back into reading.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    The Scarlet fucking Letter. Yeah, that one's not a favorite of mine.

  • john s

    Bartleby the fucking scrivener.

  • bruce

    God, the Facebook world has dawned. Who cares what you 'like'? A herd of donkeys 'hee-haw', must we listen?

    Raise High the Roofbeam Carpenters/Seymour 'an introduction': forgotten masterpieces. For Esme With Love and Squalor, some of the unpublished stories: Don't even mention Salinger unless you know all these.

  • ZbornakSyndrome

    I'm with Quatermain on this. Unless Catcher in the Rye had a Part 1 on the cover that I missed, it's supposed to be a complete, stand alone work.

    Because of that, I get to judge it. And I judge it a lot.

    Also, whether pre- or post- Facebook era, critics are expected to judge the work they're presented, not write a thesis paper on the combined works of a writer, director, or artist.

  • Jezzer

    Jesus, why are you even ON the internet, Bruce? Shouldn't you be sitting in an artisanal coffee house somewhere sneering through your ironic facial hair at a manual typewriter perched where everyone can see it and know that they are faced with an INTELEKSHUL?

  • webelos8

    FanTAStic!

  • Quatermain

    As much as I like to see someone trash Facebook, I don't know if I agree with the 'you can't criticize an author unless you're intimately familiar with everything they've ever written' argument.

    I got poked in the eye with a pointy stick once. I don't need to be poked in various other orifices with a succession of pointy sticks of varying lengths, thicknesses, and materials to be able to say that being poked with pointy sticks is an disagreeable experience.

  • Berry

    You know what, never mind. My response made no sense.

  • Salieri2

    I'm upvoting that just on principle. May there be more of this sort of thing 'round the interwebs.

  • Berry

    Thanks. Sometimes when you're wrong, you're wrong.

  • Salieri2

    It's just so rare someone stands there in their wrongness and is wrong.

  • fuzzwuzz

    I'm hesitant to say FUCKING LOLITA, since that pretty much dredges up all the bad memories I have from it, but there we are.

  • Zirza

    I fucking love that book. I love how beautifully the prose flows against the sordid storyline. As a fellow non-native speaker of English, I fucking love Nabokov for taking it to that level.

    But I can see why people would hate it.

  • KingEntropy

    Glad to know I'm not the only English nerd who thinks Catcher is a steaming pile of shit.

  • Quatermain

    I've always loved Dickens and Hemingway and 'Moby Dick' and all those other dead white guy novels you read in school, but the one book I really don't like is 'Atlas Shrugged.'

    When I was 14 I read 'Atlas Shrugged' and it made me completely unbearable for a good three-four years, until I grew out of it. I went back and tried to re-read it last year and I couldn't even get a 1/4 of the way through. You want to talk about someone that writes like they're getting paid by the word, Rand is the poster child for that.

    'Lord of the Rings' suffers from a lesser strain of that as well. It doesn't scream to the heavens for a brutal editor the way 'Atlas' does, but it might politely request a gentle one. Plus I think of Tolkien the same way I think of The Beatles: I like it well enough and all, but at the same time can't escape a nagging suspicion that it's also somewhat overrated.

  • manting

    There is a reason most philosophy departments dont teach objectivism. It is entirely too flawed.

  • Zirza

    Objectivism is for people who feel they need an excuse to be assholes.

  • Quatermain

    Which is fairly ironic, when you think about it.

  • Untamed

    I must speak for the teachers. Teaching The Catcher in the Rye is not
    about worshiping the hero, Holden. It's about exposing students to
    Salinger's voice and allowing them, the students, to see that they too
    can speak in their own authentic voice.

  • Zirza

    Catcher in the Rye tends to make their authentic voices unbearable, though.

  • Untamed

    If teachers allowed the concept of some authentic voices being annoying
    then it would open up more discussion. Great essay assignment, "Which
    books that you have been asked to read did you hate? Defend your
    choice." I would have said, The Fucking Great Gatsby. Now THOSE
    characters were all assholes. I came to enjoy Fitzgerald's writing post high school, but hardly any of his characters. I think he hated all of them
    as much as I, including and especially the ones based upon himself.

  • Zirza

    That'd be a great idea, actually, if not for the fact that my students only have to read three or four English books (it's an EFL class. And by "read" I mean "watched the film"). And if they liked Catcher in the Rye I'd probably encourage them - because I'm happy they read anything that isn't Twilight or Lord of the Rings at all. Didn't care for Game of Thrones but I tell everyone who likes LOTR to read them anyway because I know they will like it. I even pretend to like it to get them to read.

    But if I had it my way they'd never get their grubby little paws on Catcher in the Rye - or Atlas Shrugged, for that matter.

  • Untamed

    Atlas Shrugged. If ever I believed in banning books, anything by Ayn Rand would qualify. However, when it comes to EFL, any exposure to the language is beneficial, whether YOU like the book or not.

  • Zirza

    Normally I'd agree with you but I make an exception for Altas Fucking Shrugged.

  • Alarm jaguar

    Far from the Maddening Crowd and Vaniety Fair. Awful. And while I enjoyed Catcher, I did not like Holden at all!

  • Zirza

    Vanity Fair is awesome. I hate the Victorians with a passion, but I read Vanity Fair twice. Voluntarily.

  • Alarmjaguar

    *Vanity

  • JoannaRobinson

    *Madding.

  • rd

    2 Words... Me Toooooo!

  • The Original Violet

    The Faerie Fucking Queene! Edmund Spenser was obviously smokyng ye olde methamphetamyne because the sheer stamina behind it is staggering. It goes ON AND ON. FOREVER. Also, you will learn to loathe allegories, symbols, personifications, and any little precious, twee bullshit thing that stands for something else, none of which has an iota of relevance to a modern mind. Damn tweaker.

  • literaticat

    omg FUCK MOBY DICK.

  • Laurel Hates

    Mrs Fucking Dalloway

  • Goddamn Virgina Woolf in general.

  • Zirza

    Goddamn Stream of fucking Consciousness in general.

  • Laurel Hates

    Mrs Dalloway was one of those books you have to start over and over and over ad infinitum because you put it aside out of boredom and frustration each time you pick it up. It sat on my bookpile like a turd. I can't remember if I actually finished it, but also had to read A Room of Ones Own. Which I had to write a paper on. Oh Virginia. Please!!!

  • Chucktastic

    "And I suspect you read Charles Bukowski."
    Well...
    If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start.
    This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your
    mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean
    freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It
    could mean mockery — isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others
    are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And,
    you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be
    better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go
    all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with
    the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life
    straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.

    Perhaps someday you will write something as beautiful as this, until then, I
    bid you a good day mam!

  • Zirza

    That is beautiful and if it makes you feel better at all, I just took that quote and made a poster for it to put up in one of my classrooms.

  • Chucktastic

    It does! Bukowski isn't everyone's cup of tea and I get that. He's a little rough around the edges, but goodness, what wonderful edges they are!

    “The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.” -Bukowski

  • Black__Mamba

    "The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity"?

  • Andrew

    I absolutely hate The Sound and Fury. When we read it for an English class in college, the professor had to draw on the board a little picture of the girl crawling out the window and down the tree because the basic narrative wasn't clear in the fucking prose.

    And that Quentin was going to fucking kill himself.

    And that Quentin was a male character and then a female character was also called Quentin.

    Hey, Faulkner! If someone literally needs to draw a picture of what's going on in your book, you've failed to connect with your audience on the most basic level. And that means you fail, just, in general you fail.

  • Bodhi

    My dad loves LOVES Faulker, especially S&F. (I love the man, but I don't understand some of his choices). I had to read that pile of crap my senior year of high school & I actually read it twice. It made *slightly* more sense after my dad explained it & I was the only person in my class who got a passing grade on the test, but goddamn, what an exercise in futility.

  • Wigamer

    Faulkner was a big drunken fool who managed to fool others into thinking his stream-of-consciousness bullshit was literature. It was NOT.

  • emmalita

    Someone tried to convince me that Faulkner was the Southern experience. When I informed them I was from the South and thought Faulkner was bullshit, he decided I was from the wrong South and that he probably wasn't going home with me that night. He also had a soul patch.

  • Wigamer

    Oh, God...the Southern Experience. Pretty sure only under-educated rich southern dickweeds believe that nonsense. Makes them feel better about slavery and Jim Crow...at least we produced some awwthuhs like Faulkner and Wolfe, right?! Pssh...I was born in Montgomery and lived in a trailer park til I was five. That's a Southern Experience, douchebag.

  • manting

    actually read Harry Crews or Walker Percy for the southern experience, excellent authors. I recommend Percy's The Movie Goer. Or Confederacy of Dunces by Toole which is the Southern American Don Quixote. These are all a bit more modern.

  • emmalita

    Nothing should make people feel better about slavery and Jim Crow. Nothing makes my head spin like I'm possessed by a demon faster than Southern Nostalgia. But I've raged about that before on other threads and will likely rage again another day.

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Do you have a newsletter on that? Can I subscribe to it?

  • emmalita

    Sorry, my spewing of vitriol is generally unplanned. But come with me to civil war battlefield where folks start talking about how much they wish the South had won, and how romantic the pre-civil war South was and there will be fireworks. Sometimes I need to bite down on a stick to keep from swallowing my tongue. Or to keep from using the stick to beat people about the head.

blog comments powered by Disqus





Follow Us



Related Posts




Viral Hits
Celebrity Facts

The Best TV & Movie Quotes

The Walking Dead

How I Met Your Mother

True Detective

Parks and Recreation

Cosmos

Hannibal

30 Practical Tips About the Horrors of Raising Children

25 Practical Tips About the Horrors of Raising Twins



Thumbnail image for station-agents-logo.jpg