Saturday, February 02, 2008

Literary Minds of Might

Shop pulls Lolita bed for young girls
A chain of retail stores in Britain has withdrawn the sale of beds named Lolita and designed for six-year-old girls after furious parents pointed out that the name was synonymous with sexually active pre-teens.

Woolworths said staff who administer the web site selling the beds were not aware of the connection.

Three thoughts:

1) Bwhahaha

2) They haven't heard of Lolita? Really? It's been in print since 1955, is widely regarded as one of the best books of the 20th century, and it's been made into two movies.

3) Why do I think that
a) I'm going to get some weird Google-search hits from this post, and
b) One of those hits is going to be from this guy:

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