Thursday, January 06, 2011
Quote of the Day
"Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it."
-- Attributed to Mark Twain
No one's sure if he really said this, but it certainly sounds like something he would've said. Regardless, it's wonderfully pertinent given the current and ridiculous attempt by one publishing company to sanitize Twain's classic, Huckleberry Finn, by removing the word "nigger" from the name of the character "Nigger Jim" on the grounds that today's more refined audiences may find it offensive.
On the other hand, wouldn't it be great if they announced that they were in fact changing the name, but only to "Nigger Dave"?