Sunday, February 13, 2011

Huckleberry Finn: The Robot Edition

Are you incensed over the sanitized version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that's due to hit bookstores soon?

When someone says the words "banned" and "books" in the same breath, do you get all blotchy in the face and feel the need to sit down before your head explodes?

Do you often feel powerless in the face of what appears to be an overwhelming tsunami of conservative censorship in this country?

If so, then Gabriel Diani and Etta Devine have just the thing for you.  The satiric duo has come up with a "solution" for the N-word problem of Mark Twain's oh-so-troublesome text.

Learn more details about the project and see how you can support the cause on their website.

Next, I'd like to propose that we replace all instances of the word "Indian" in The Last of the Mohicans with "mermaids."


  1. Great idea, David, only you don't take it far enough. How about replacing any word we don't like with another word. I nominate "sugar" to replace any word that inflames anyone. Nobody could object to that, could they?