Catcher in the Rye
Created on: October 31st, 2006
Catcher in the Rye
These are a few of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite books. I always read this book around winter, and it's getting close.
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October 31st, 2006
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I like
October 31st, 2006
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1st
October 31st, 2006
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good 1
October 31st, 2006
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are runway models too skinny?
October 31st, 2006
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i heard it's written in Salinger's will that we can't make YTMNDs out of his book.
October 31st, 2006
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Epic in its own way. 5'd
October 31st, 2006
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booktmnd __ That's a damn good idea. Maybe I'll make a ytmnd that doesn't even come close to representing "The old man and the sea" in your honor.
October 31st, 2006
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This is new.
October 31st, 2006
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The only book I read in its entirety through all 4 years of HS, I kid you not
October 31st, 2006
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This was rather good.
October 31st, 2006
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I don't usually 5 non-humor sites but here, have one.
October 31st, 2006
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One of the few books I read, and tbh it was a good f*cking book.
October 31st, 2006
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great site for a great book. well done
October 31st, 2006
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excuse me?
October 31st, 2006
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I love a lot of your stuff, but this is not what ytmnd is all about.
October 31st, 2006
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I sent this site to my teacher lol
October 31st, 2006
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Awesome Book
October 31st, 2006
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5 for emotional moment :P
October 31st, 2006
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shut the f*ck up, Ackley, before i shove this hat backwards up your pimply *ss for chrissake!________________hell yes!
October 31st, 2006
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Nice.
October 31st, 2006
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5'd for one of the greatest pieces of literature in the world.
October 31st, 2006
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J.D Salinger = PHAIL....source, Wikipedia ".....Salinger tried Dianetics (later called Scientology), even meeting L. Ron Hubbard himself, .....This was followed by a number of spiritual/medical/nutritional belief systems including Christian Science, teachings of Edgar Cayce, homeopathy......vomiting to remove impurities...... drinking one's own urine etc"
October 31st, 2006
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So, GodRMK, you're going to 1 this YTMND based on what the author did, and not on the actual story? That makes you blind.
October 31st, 2006
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I never got a chance to read this, but tricolor makes good sites
October 31st, 2006
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I'm not saying I like Salinger... I like Holden.
October 31st, 2006
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the first good book i read.
October 31st, 2006
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This site sucks because Salinger was a scientologist. Therefore you are a failure.
October 31st, 2006
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Word.
October 31st, 2006
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Sh*tty book. By the way people talk about that book, you'd think he were some serial killer who murders kids, but it's just about some normal guy. Lame.
October 31st, 2006
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October 31st, 2006
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god I hated that book, it was physically painful for me to read. I never actually finished it, opting instead to fail the test rather that subject myself to that kind of torture. It was the only year I failed an entire English class on purpose.
October 31st, 2006
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October 31st, 2006
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1 because of scientology. all the people who criticized GodRMK FAIL, since by reading and supporting this book you are supporting the sales of a book which its profits may be donated to Scienteology causes, as we all know once a member always a member unless your dead! Heres a better example, would you support a site which cited something from Ebaumsworld. Yeah, the material may be funny and cool by itself, but the fact you are encouraging and supporting ebaumsworld makes you a traitor to YTMND!
October 31st, 2006
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Supporting Salinger is supporting the death of lisa mcpherson!!!!!!!!!!!!!
October 31st, 2006
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Whatever, man.
October 31st, 2006
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i never really liked this book. 4 anyways.
October 31st, 2006
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Catcher in the Rye = Fruity McGayGay
October 31st, 2006
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Five for good lit.
October 31st, 2006
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Dead Medium? Naaah. IT'S ALIVE!
October 31st, 2006
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Catcher in the Rye is still a great book. it's not like Salinger was influenced by scientology when he wrote it. Holden is a character that a lot of people can relate to. you sir, get a 5.
October 31st, 2006
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you made me sad
October 31st, 2006
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Sorry, but I f*cking hated that book. Almost as bad as having to read some sh*t by Ray Bradbury. Why the hell would anyone care about any of that crap? Innocence is such a dumbass concept.
October 31st, 2006
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also you realize that the character 'forester' from 'finding forester'...the movie from which we draw our namesake...is based off JD salinger, right?
October 31st, 2006
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loved the book, and the sound is nice
October 31st, 2006
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YTMND at it's artistic finest, excellent job my friend.
October 31st, 2006
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almost stolen http://nowserene.ytmnd.com/
October 31st, 2006
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The only book I read in english classes that I hated. I'll give you a 4 for effort, but I just didn't like the concepts or themes of the book. I understood and was able to relate with the character in some situations, but maybe if I was in the 50's I might understand why it was so big.
October 31st, 2006
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im sorry tricolor, worst book ever 1
October 31st, 2006
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screams emo
October 31st, 2006
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I personally hate the book, but I like what you've done here a lot.
October 31st, 2006
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hehe sometimes I feel like I go under a lot of stress then I remember the main charater in this book in how he had grey hair. As for the guys who critize this piece of material, you need to stop polarising yourself in idoligies. Yes he may have been into scientology, but the book is about a kid finding himself, as trying to make it on his own, and finding true meaning behind things. You can't have somebody be wrong on one thing to explain your reason for everything else he did was wrong. (cont...)
October 31st, 2006
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I read that book back in high school.......have a 5
October 31st, 2006
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Much better use of an image... as a tool rather than just a novelty. Also, equating Ebaumsworld with Scientology is a good way to make yourself look like an idiot...
October 31st, 2006
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I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes. That way I wouldn't have to have any goddam stupid useless conversations with anybody
October 31st, 2006
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Emo is a funny word. It seems to denote intelligence and sentimentality nowadays. I wear no black lipstick, nor do I listen to whiny music. But, yes, I have emotions. And yes, I'm afraid about a lot of things. And yes, I hate and love many things. I guess I am emo. And so are you.
October 31st, 2006
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Terrible book... and no I'm not bashing it because I'm too stupid to find the deeper meaning of the book. I just flat out thought the book was terrible. Besides, this YTMND lacks humor
October 31st, 2006
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Love it. Nice homage.
October 31st, 2006
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Also, Catcher in the Rye is the favorite book of every single emo kid across america
October 31st, 2006
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Read what I said before you sound like a trendwhore.
October 31st, 2006
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Perfect music, Howard Shore's great
October 31st, 2006
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great book ... nice work
October 31st, 2006
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(cont) For example, the christian bible, it's filled with circular logic and represive stuff. If you were to say that the bible is evil, just because it rejects gays and has been used as an excuse for black slavery in america doesn't mean it's all bad, the bible does say that compassion is good and what's wrong with compassion. People need to break this habbit of supporting themselves in idoligical beliefs. Don't be a Neo Cons and see everything as black or white. Hate the book for the book not the man.
October 31st, 2006
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Not sure why I liked this one, but I did. 4/5
October 31st, 2006
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f*cking beautiful
October 31st, 2006
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Artsy!
October 31st, 2006
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beautiful.
October 31st, 2006
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http://amessagetoyou.ytmnsfw.com/
October 31st, 2006
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Spotz said it for me.
October 31st, 2006
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Beautiful work. Not at all funny, and I assume that was the point.
October 31st, 2006
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What the culture?
October 31st, 2006
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F*ck the haters. This is beautiful.
October 31st, 2006
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This book kicked ass
October 31st, 2006
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yeah i never read the whole book
October 31st, 2006
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A classic.
October 31st, 2006
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I'm kind of conflicted about this. I feel so tempted to down vote just because I haven't read the book and downvoting something just because you don't understand it is definately the cool thing to do. Also This is just quotes with pic and music, so again feel like dv, but will abstain since it's possibly a good book and it won't do me any good 2 dv anyway.
October 31st, 2006
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Very cool, man.
October 31st, 2006
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Book ytmnd's... interesting idea.
October 31st, 2006
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5 for soothing
October 31st, 2006
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MEANING? ON YTMND?!?!
October 31st, 2006
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October 31st, 2006
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Man If they made books like that now. Do Of Mice and Men Next.........or Huck Finn.
October 31st, 2006
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4'd for choosing the more inspirational instead of the whiny quotes
October 31st, 2006
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I hate it when people criticize sites for not being funny... although a lot of YTMND sites are made for humor, I prefer to think of YTMND as an artistic medium, no more, no less.
October 31st, 2006
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ah man... awesome book
October 31st, 2006
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Just so people didn't know me and I didn't know anybody. I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend I was one of those deaf-mutes. ...or should I?
October 31st, 2006
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I like this idea, It's different. This could parts of YTMND into a different route. It's good to get away from the dry humor every once in a while, and this site did the trick. I definitely hope more of these get made. I 4'd it because I hear Salinger was a Scientologist. Other then that Fruity Mcgay gay'ness . I salute you sir. .also c*cks.
October 31st, 2006
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Franny and Zooey > Catcher
October 31st, 2006
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5 cuz i liked the book back in high school but it is a bit overrated
October 31st, 2006
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Beautiful.
October 31st, 2006
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Books are so 20th century
October 31st, 2006
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I hated Catcher in the Rye so much. So much. So very, very much. So very overrated.
October 31st, 2006
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:-) makes me happy
October 31st, 2006
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I think I have to agree with Spotz on this one.
October 31st, 2006
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5 for deepness and now ima go read the book
October 31st, 2006
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however, no im not, i cant read....damnit
October 31st, 2006
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Why is that book so baaaaaad. And overrated -- every kid to come out of high school throws the book around to signify their apparent enlightened state of mind. "Wow man, this book is so like me! We're all [cheesy Junior-year English class teacher bullsh*t], and it makes ME feel like a catcher in the rye..." Grats. You now understand the meaning of life. THE BOOK WAS NOT THAT GOOD. Apart from being an excellent example of writing style, it's just more bullsh*t leftover from a wasted generation.
October 31st, 2006
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Oh yeah, I liked the artistic design--very nice image, layout, etc--but your pretension earned you a 3.
October 31st, 2006
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October 31st, 2006
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5ived for great book
October 31st, 2006
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Nicely done.
October 31st, 2006
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5. Using a book that seperates people capable of accepting multiple points of view from those who aren't. (though actually, I thought it was pretty damn boring anyway. But still.)
November 1st, 2006
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You think you can do Matlab? MAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttttttttllllllllllllaaaaaaaaaaaaabbbbbbbbbbbbbbb?
November 1st, 2006
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The people who downvoted because of Scientology disappoint me. Downvote because you didn't like the book, fine, but this site and tricolor have nothing to do with Scientology.
November 1st, 2006
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Thank you :)
November 1st, 2006
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wow... i like the new direction. a lot.
November 1st, 2006
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That book is awesome.
November 1st, 2006
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Simply beautiful beyond words.
November 1st, 2006
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I decided to read this book becuase it is supposedly a classic. I stopped reading half way through becuase it sucked so bad. I thank god that one of my *ssh*le teachers had never assinged this sh*t in school.
November 1st, 2006
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Without this book, YTMND would not have come into existence.
November 1st, 2006
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BTW, I wont downvote you just becuase I hate this book.
November 1st, 2006
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BASEBALL FT....ohh wait....
November 1st, 2006
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Great book, anybody saying its emo should realize that they are way more into the emo sh*t than Salinger was... This book was written a long time ago, and you're the ones saying "emoemoemoemoemoemoemo." Go hump a log. This site is good, and I'm reading the book again this winter break. Thanks tricolor.
November 1st, 2006
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I kept waiting for a zombie to pop up..or a 35000 hrtz wave...but nothing happened...
November 1st, 2006
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Pretty field of wheat, whatever, that part works. It's the pretentious dogsh*t masquerading as literature surrounding it that wastes the initial happy bliss. Oh, and in case you were wondering, Yes, I read that stupid book in high school too. I just chose to not let it turn me Emo.
November 1st, 2006
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You seem pretty emotional right now.
November 1st, 2006
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I guess I do, if you consider disgust to be an emotion. Hey, whatever floats your boat. You want to get weepy eyed over this book, knock yourself out. I just found it lame.
November 1st, 2006
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It's a deal!
November 1st, 2006
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This is awesome man. It's kind of a shame they make you read it in high school. I always hated reading the books they gave in the context they were given.
November 1st, 2006
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Emos are like hippies. Here's a story: The beatnicks came along during the 1950s and were the philosophical and artistic leaders of their time. They listened to jazz, for the most part, and experimented with drugs, as many of them were semi-existentialists. So what happened? Their ideas and values flooded into the mainstream, they became watered down and littered with the ideas of common man. Pop culture ruined one counterculture, and turned an aberration into a festering necessity, which all the cool
November 1st, 2006
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kids rapidly took part of. Their motives being fitting in, sex, drugs, and inflating their egos. Anybody who was not like them was, in many of their minds, a fool and an evil person. They viewed themselves as misunderstood, etc, though their ideas were hugely idealistic and impossible to enact given human nature (which, ironically, they were following. If they had been living in Hitler's Germany they would have marched in line with everybody else). So, for the slow witted reader, I'll connect the dots.
November 1st, 2006
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There are various brilliant minds, intellectuals, artists, musicians, all the like, who create wonderful things. Honestly, being intelligent is difficult, and a skeptic mind is generally a miserable mind-particularly at a young age. That is one thing that Salinger was presenting, and I'm sure that Salinger himself went through a similar phase. It's called Weltschmertz, or world hate. I know Hemingway went through it, and if you think he's 'emo,' so help me god...
November 1st, 2006
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That explains some aspects of the dilemma, but you're not mentioning the dangerous fact that "emo" is being broadened to the point that it can be used to describe cancer patients and dejected orphans. The original usage of "emo" is great, as I hate fake attention-seekers. The evolving "emo" is engulfing anything involving feelings other than pure joy or buttsecks, however.
November 1st, 2006
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Ah, your allusion to Hemingway clarifies your point much more. Thanks for the thoughts. I'm afraid they're too lengthy for simpletons to read, though, so I may have to resort to making a flashy and child-pleasing YTMND about this matter.
November 1st, 2006
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Anyways, with all of these great works of art focusing on the self lamenting of the intelligent youth, it's only natural that some of it would become mainstream, similar to the beatnick's ideas and values. This has manifested, as you all know, in the form of emos. Normal, cool kids who act like depressed f*cks for attention and other things, which I pointed out earlier with the hippies. Now it's impossible to create anything remotely depressing or sad, because it will be immediately labeled as emo.
November 1st, 2006
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I'm going to cut myself
November 1st, 2006
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kind of like this ytmnd ;p
November 1st, 2006
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Such is the dilemma of our era. Oh, well. F*ck 'em all. I have no friends, anyway, so I don't have to worry about this too much.
November 1st, 2006
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Well now you're just being emo... j/k. I hear ya. There's honestly a ton more to it, like where emo originated from (mid-80s form of punk music which sounds nothing like modern emo). Also, 'gothic' music like Joy Division or Bauhaus (1970s) having a label which has now been given to such sh*t as Mudvayne and other mallcore. But yea, it's the dilemma of every era. Humans really suck balls. Just read Nietzsche and become ubers, that's my advice.
November 1st, 2006
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Best. Book. EVER.
November 1st, 2006
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OMG LAUGHING MAN FTW!
November 1st, 2006
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Guys it's just like... Holden is the only one that really knows how I feel, you know? It's just like I can soooo relate to him, you know? He's me. I'm Holden. I'm going to go cry for a little bit then read the part about the fish in the lake. That's my favorite.
November 1st, 2006
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this is great
November 1st, 2006
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I hated that book.
November 1st, 2006
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I'm really into novels, but I absolutely hated this book. Here, let me sum it up for those who haven't read it: Everyone is phoney except for Holden - he thinks himself as the most badass person in the entire world. Everyone else is wrong. He holds himself up on a goddamn pedestal the whole book, portraying himself as so great, that'd he'd be the one catching the kids in the wheat field. Imagine every page of this book following this premise and you will then know how painful it is to read.
November 1st, 2006
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Jesus H. Christ, this is YTMND not some pseudo intellectual forum about human behavior and intellect. Go back to the coffee/poetry shops you guys came from. ALSO C*CKS
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I don't see a baseball player stuck in a piece of bread...
November 1st, 2006
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Beautiful
November 1st, 2006
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Way to make a completely non-funny ytmnds about a crappy book.
November 1st, 2006
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Love it, very original. Just wondering...Isn't that actually "The Breaking of the Fellowship?" The song title, that is.
November 1st, 2006
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This is absolutely the worst site I've ever seen on YTMND.
November 1st, 2006
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g1
November 1st, 2006
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1'd for Catcher in the Rye, teen angst and emos don't make good reading material.
November 1st, 2006
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Quite good ole chap.
November 1st, 2006
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you better be a female
November 1st, 2006
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yay depressing
November 1st, 2006
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good book
November 1st, 2006
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People seem to be getting really worked up about the nature of this site. Ironic.
September 27th, 2007
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The best works of art often incite both love and anger from audiences. Anyone here who's cracked open a few Psychology books knows why.
November 1st, 2006
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i'm not sure why, but i really liked it, it is relaxing and for some reason, it makes me fell good......plus you are so cool that i have to 5 it anyway
November 1st, 2006
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Ah, if only we could 1 delusional morons who seem to think YTMND is all about "teh funnay". Hint: Comedy is not why sites like "The Unfunny Truth about Scientology" or "Runaway Train"(To a degree) did so well. YTMND is an artistic medium. Or do you only like comedic movies, books, and songs?
November 1st, 2006
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epic. this ytmnd made me want to read the book
November 2nd, 2006
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That kid is a little emo. But good works.
November 2nd, 2006
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wierd stuff... :S 5 for good editing :D
November 3rd, 2006
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never read it. but goodness, this is one calming-ass site.
November 9th, 2006
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Simple, beautiful. There should be more YTMNDs like this.
November 11th, 2006
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I greatly enjoyed the book, a nice tribute to it. Now if we can only get the darn author's relatives to release some more of his books ^.-
December 15th, 2006
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It's really easy to tell which comments are left by teenagers and which ones are left by adults. But this is one of my favorite books, so... 5. :)
December 26th, 2006
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Brought tears to my eyes.
January 7th, 2007
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I don't like the book, especially the beginning. Such an emo! Phonies? LOL. How could you like that guy? But when he explains the meaning of the title, it is emotional and beautiful and that's the only good part.
January 28th, 2007
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deep, and yet, simplistic all in the same. What a great book.
January 30th, 2007
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just an excellent YTMND. One of the greatest books I've ever read.
February 25th, 2007
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No mentioned Sean Connery's character from Finding Forrester here?
March 12th, 2007
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Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.
May 28th, 2007
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Really beautiful; I love this. You just singlehandedly proved to me that this website is good for more than parody.
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YTMNDers can read? Wow!
June 1st, 2008
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Hahaha this fits the book perfectly, and for some odd reason I loved the book itself.
January 29th, 2010
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RIP