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    Filed at 2:46 pm under by dcobranchi

    The film version of the musical “1776” has been banned from some middle schools in Virginia for “sexual innuendo.”

    Jefferson is balking at staying in Philadelphia to write the declaration and protests to Adams: “I’ve not seen my wife in six months.”

    Adams responds, “You write 10 times better than any man in Congress, including me. For a man of only 33 years, you possess a happy talent for composition and a remarkable felicity of expression. Now, will you be a patriot . . . or a lover?”

    Jefferson, clearly preferring the latter, says he “burns” for his wife, at home in Virginia.

    Pretty mild, I’d say. Meanwhile, this book is deemed appropriate for 6-year-olds. When are the grown-ups going to take over?

    2 Responses to “MAKES SENSE TO ME”

    Comment by
    March 21st, 2004
    at 5:52 pm

    Meanwhile, there’s this group that wants to take away various classics from public schools…

    Comment by
    March 21st, 2004
    at 7:37 pm

    The Martian Chronicles!? Oh, the humanity! I was (am) a big sci-fi geek. TMC was one my favs as a teen.