The Master Banquet and Party Book
Submitter: Another winner I weeded out of our high school library. The cover is pretty generic so I scanned the title page instead. This thing is so hilarious, it was hard to decide which pages to scan. I included part of the “Rattling Good Banquet” for New Year’s Eve (the selection of a “hefty” young man to play the Baby New Year is particularly non-P.C), the “Waist-Whittling Banquet” (check out the menu) and the “Fan-ciful Banquet” (complete with another fat man joke and a reference to being “really Jappy” … yikes!)
Holly: Why on earth would this be in a high school library? The contents are absolutely ridiculous. Jappy? Really?? This is a prime example of why we weed. It’s easy for librarians who hate to weed to ignore this kind of thing. They know it’s outdated, but probably don’t realize that it’s downright harmful. No high school student needs to be exposed to this.
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