This has relatively little to do with Roger Ebert I promise but it does stem from a recent blog of his in which he asked voters to decide whether they'd trade Huckleberry Finn for every videogame ever made. It's an obvious and obnoxious loaded question where answering that you'd save the games = you can't appreciate complex narratives about race and societal contempt towards a misunderstood group of people. Cause you're just a stupid pot smoking teen that does nothing but eat Doritos and play Call of Duty all goddamn day.
Personally, while I think Mark Twain is one of the greatest writers
of our time (and someone whose autobiography I was pricing on Amazon
shortly before I saw Ebert's blog post) I never really cared for Huck
Finn on a personal level, mainly because while I certainly get that
Twain was writing the way people spoke, I just generally approach
country-folk speak as a turn off. I know that some of you are thinking,
"don't you live in Dallas, TX?" Yes, yes I do, and if you lived down
here you would realize that most downtown Dallas businesses are owned by
very openly homosexual people and if any recent elections were
determined by residents below age 35 it would be a Democratic state.
It's not a "country-folk" atmosphere. Now shut the fuck up you ignorant