koralleen (koralleen) wrote,

friday fives


1) What TV show(s) do you find yourself watching the most?
I haven't watched a TV show in months. I like to see Conan O'Brien but I usually forget to watch.
2) What if any TV shows do you own on DVD?
None. I borrowed simonator's Danger UXB DVD set and I am almost halfway through them.
3) Can you name your favorite TV show theme song (I would encourage you to make a phone post and sing it to us)?Kimba the White Lion
4) Have you ever been on TV and if so for what?
Once I was working downtown and I thought it would be a good idea to join to counterprotesters for the right-to-life march. I told my boss I was taking a long lunch. He saw me on tv that night and told me the next day he was sorry I hadn't told him where I was going, he would have come along.
5) What is your favorite YouTube video (feel free to post a link)?
How can I choose a favorite? Ok, Two Chinese Boys bu de bu ai is definitely up there on the list.

friday fiver

1. What's the last thing you broke?
The door stop on the distance ed room door yesterday.
2. What's the most expensive thing you've broken?
Probably the oven door I shattered. It cost about $100 to replace, not too bad.
3. Do you consider yourself clumsy or graceful?
I'm not very coordinated, but I don't think of myself as clumsy. If those are the extremes on the spectrum, I'd say I'm in the middle.
4. How much money do you have in your wallet right now?
I don't have a wallet.
5. Someone asks for change while you're walking down the street -- what do you do?
It depends. I usually say sorry.


1. The list of the top 100 challenged or banned books from 1990 - 2000 is here: http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/bannedbooksweek/bbwlinks/100mostfrequently.htm (or, for a less youth-oriented list, go here: http://books.google.com/googlebooks/banned/). Which of these books have you read?
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Harry Potter (Series) by J.K. Rowling (I've read three of them)
Forever by Judy Blume
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Goosebumps (Series) by R.L. Stine (I've read several, can't remember exactly)
A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Newton Peck
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
Go Ask Alice by Anonymous
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
The Witches by Roald Dahl
The New Joy of Gay Sex by Charles Silverstein (I just have the old one, I think)
Anastasia Krupnik (Series) by Lois Lowry (I've only read the first one)
Blubber by Judy Blume
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Pigman by Paul Zindel
Deenie by Judy Blume
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende
The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline Cooney
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Native Son by Richard Wright
Carrie by Stephen King
Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume
The Dead Zone by Stephen King
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman
Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
2. Which of those books, if any, had a strong effect on you -- either positive or negative? How did they affect you?
I remember (Heh! I said remember!) passing Forever from one girl to another in class with the message "page 83" or whichever page it was where Ralph made his entrance. I wanted to encourage people to read the whole book but I knew that was too dorky to say out loud.
3. Have you ever been personally affected by or involved in a challenge or a ban of a book? If yes, tell us a bit about it.
Not that I recall.
4. Have you ever read a book that you felt should have been banned? If yes, why?
I felt uncomfortable passing along a copy of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion because it is 1) very icky and 2) a hoax. Any book intended to foment hate like that seems like an evil tool, but I don't think banning is the way to deal with it.
5. How do you feel about the banning of books? Is it an important issue to you?
Categorically, I am sure that books should not be banned. I suppose it is important, but I've never had to deal with the issue myself.

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