Friday, May 25, 2012

episode two: BAN THIS!!!

episode two is now available via lisbyn here  and within 24 hours on iTunes! :)

YAY!
so, in this episode's YA NEWS segment, we discuss the one and only Neil Gaiman's commencement speech, The Writer's Voice competition, and Kate Hart's amazing analysis of 2011 YA covers.

and then we move on to discuss book banning, challenging, and the banned books that each of us read in preparation for the episode.

now, the important question:
is it pronounced GUY-man  or GAY-man... please educate us in the comments.

AND don't forget to vote in the poll on the sidebar!

to inform you as a voter, emily suggested these pics:

and vic, the right one, suggested these pics:




this one bears repeating on the correct side of the issue...

sexy stuff, people!!!

links:

so, out of all the banned books you've read, what's your favorite?



11 comments:

Joshua said...

From Neil Gaiman's site FAQ (http://www.neilgaiman.com/p/FAQs/On_Gaiman):

How do you pronounce your last name? Is it gay-man or guy-man or something else?

It's Gaym'n.

Joshua said...

I hope that "conceited jerk" comment wasn't aimed at me. o_O

Joshua said...

Last comment: And he (Neil) is sexy, in that mysterious kind of way.

Joshua said...

I can't stop commenting!

First, it's Alan Cumming.

Also, I have dimples. Whose side am I on?

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

heeheehee! mr. joshua! your comments are making my day! yeah! i caught the alan cummings thing when i listened... also, at some point in time i refer to 2011 as twenty thousand eleven.
*headdesk*
of COURSE you are not the conceited jerk...
and you have dimples, you say? do they make you look like a loopy scarecrow??? hmmm...

Emily White said...

I'd like to point out that two of the pics Vic picked out are from Neil's MUCH younger days. :P

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

yes, i'll concede that's true, but i only chose those because they are freakin' gorgeous! he's still as handsome now as he ever was. i think i'm just partial to black and white portraits.

philjacke said...

all the stuff about neil gaiman (pronounced "gamin'") was hilarious. i don't really understand what women find attractive about men, i tend to think that they look like hairy trolls, but if i had to i would say that he looks like a less sexy ramone (which is not a good thing). but if you're purely attracted to people because of their intellect, he's got one of the best in the business.

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philjacke said...

oh, and i love to kill a mockingbird. probably one of my top 3 all-time favorites. catcher in the rye is also frequently banned and that book got me through high school. (i was a lot moodier at the time.)

Rusty Webb said...

It took me a few days before I got a chance to listen this time. Good stuff. I enjoy the banter. I felt for Emily's struggle articulating her thoughts about banning books. I'm a big fan of not banning them myself. But that doesn't mean I want my 4 year old niece having erotica in her pre-school library either. Like all things controversial, there is usually a more nuanced position to take that can't be covered in a blanket statement.

Glad you took on the topic though. I enjoy the banter and look forward to next week.