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Lousy News

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“Certain things they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone. I know that’s impossible, but it’s too bad anyway.”-H. Caulfield, Catcher in the Rye

Ah, but it is possible, Holden Caulfield! It is possible with you. Because a  judge has ruled that the unauthorized Catcher in the Rye sequel, 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye, “fails to meet standards for fair use and usurps derivative rights to the 1950 original”—i.e., we can’t buy/read it here in the U.S. Which I think is, to use one of your expressions, just lousy.

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Written by Elizabeth

July 7, 2009 at 11:25 am

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  1. The great news is that you’re back blogging, although I confess I cried a little to see Penelope Trunk in your blogroll.

    asg

    July 8, 2009 at 1:16 pm

  2. haha, why?

    Elizabeth

    July 8, 2009 at 1:44 pm

  3. Here are some of my favorites:

    See esp. rule #4, in which plucking chickens in France is a great way to “learn about life and business”.

    Grammar is for losers

    Blogging is essential for your career! Wait, everyone is in PR or advertising or marketing, right?

    It also makes me sad and a bit angry to see people humiliate their spouses online. I understand that personal revelations invite page views, and can attract readers’ empathy and loyalty, but surely the notion of a family matter still has some meaning.

    asg

    July 9, 2009 at 1:12 am

  4. Okay, okay, but she is kind of funny, and sometime genuinely insightful (if a bit self-absorbed and overshare-y. self-absorbed and over-share-y are never traits that really bother me very much though (although I do find it odd when she twitters about her period))

    Elizabeth

    July 9, 2009 at 2:40 pm


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