Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Watership goes down.

Farewell to Richard Adams. He passed away today at the age of 96.


21 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm sure this is meaningful to some, but who is Richard Adams and what is Watership?

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering also 3:54

Anonymous said...

English author - Watership Down is a book about a warren of rabbits. I tried to read it when I was a kid. I didn't care for it and didn't finish it.

Anonymous said...

Writer. "Watership Down"

Anonymous said...

Oh, well now that makes perfect sense. Great addition to Jackson Jackassery and today's news. I come here for the news, and I guess I got it.

What can we expect on a really SLOW day?

Anonymous said...

Watership Down with Hazel the star is one of the best books ever! I appreciate Mr. Adams for having written such a grand story.RIP

Anonymous said...

@ 5:49 PM please expand your ignorance,

Expands His Ignorance.. said...

10:47; You won't find one in a hundred people walking the strip malls of Dogwood who ever heard of either. And that includes yourself.

Did you perchance mean 'expand your knowledge'?

Anonymous said...

2:10's comment is unfortunately accurate. American culture ( and MS culture in this case) has "dumbed down" to the level where reality TV shows and the dis-functional characters represented in them have more influence on western culture's collective psyche, value system and thought process than the classical empirical approach to human existence and it's vicissitudes.

Kingfish said...

The comments show another example of why Mississippi is dead last in education. One of the best-selling children's books of all time and people here have no clue about it.

Anonymous said...

I read the book as an adult and loved it. It's been many years so I think its time to read it again.

Anonymous said...

It is a classic, IMO. I read it in high school, and I still remember some of the relationship advice presented through the characters. A very good read, I must say. There is a cartoon movie of this book, if I recall correctly.

Anonymous said...

Check your condescension. I was not educated in Mississippi, never read the book nor was exposed to it or required to read it.

It doesn't even rank in the top 100 selling children's books.

The author was a one hit wonder and otherwise, not notable. If one was English, I could understand being exposed to it, it's cartoon and the culture surrounding the book.

But, suggesting that this State's education system is the culprit to why an individual has not been exposed is the height of condescension, albeit misplaced.

Anonymous said...

Google the popularity of the book. Mississippians couldn't pass the U.S. Citizenship Exam.

Anonymous said...

The majority of people in most states could not pass the U.S. Citizenship Exam. Why would that matter as they were born here. The majority of people living in the U.S. from other countries could not even read the test and they are welcomed with open arms. We, the citizens of the U.S. will even be forced to support these people as long as they want to live in the U.S. We will also foot the bill for any of their family members to be brought to the U.S.

How about we ask all people entering the U.S. from other countries to do a simple book report on Watership Down? Could you give an estimate on how many would be able to do that simple task?

Anonymous said...

"It doesn't even rank in the top 100 selling children's books."

In the year it was published it was the #1 selling book in the world, not just children's books.

"The author was a one hit wonder and otherwise, not notable"

So, to your addled mind, "Catcher In The Rye" and "To Kill S Mockingbird" are crummy books because their authors never had another big seller? Harper Lee's death drew just as much attention as this one, at least among literate people.

Kingfish said...

Homer was only a two-hit wonder. Scrap him as well.

Anonymous said...

Reading books and being familiar with their authors has absolutely nothing whatever to do with education or being educated. Some very well educated people are voracious readers while some hardly ever read a book in its entirety. There is no correlation but I would not expect an almost lawyer to know that.

Anonymous said...

The great thing about JJ is that Kingfish makes a few bucks on the idiots who comment here!

Anonymous said...

11:01 - Wrong. You need more information. Try reading.

A Plethora of Fools..Volume II said...

Yours was a short post, 11:36. Maybe almost fifty cents worth.

Should Miss. tax internet sales?

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