Friday, February 01, 2008

Why We Need Libraries ("Oh, My God" Division)

Why We Need Libraries:

LONDON (Reuters) - A shopping chain has withdrawn the sale of beds named Lolita and designed for six-year-old girls after furious parents pointed out that the name was synonymous with sexually active preteens.

Woolworths said staff who administer the website selling the beds were not aware of the connection.

In "Lolita", a 1955 novel by Vladimir Nabokov, the narrator becomes sexually involved with his 12-year-old stepdaughter -- but Woolworths staff had not heard of the classic novel or two subsequent films based on it.

2 comments:

who point oh said...

Hmm, I can't decide which is worse - not reading the book, or reading the book and not realizing it is a chronicle of long-term child sexual abuse told by a lying pedophile?

Anonymous said...

In the same vein...

Nearly quarter of Brits think Churchill a myth
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/02/04/2153628.htm?section=world