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Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Happy Woolseymas!

Woolseymas is observed annually on December 6, commemorating the 1933 decision by US District Court Judge John M Woolsey in the case United States v. One Book Called Ulysses that the James Joyce novel Ulysses was not pornographic and therefore could not be obscene. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit agreed and called Ulysses "a sincere portrayal" and "executed with real art." Ulysses was safe to sell in the United States.
A worthy cause for celebration, indeed. Thanks for the heads up on the new (to me) holiday, Patrick.


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Anonymous pete said...

how wonderfully nerdy. happy woolseymas to you as well.

what is the proper gift for this occasion? it seems redundant to give someone a copy of ulysses.

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