Overweight Mother Upset over Son Reading a Book about Running

2 Feb

I’m glad I came across this bit of news because I had no idea what to blog about tonight.  Then I found this story link on LetsRun:



For those of you who didn’t click the link or watch the video, here’s what happened:

A 14 year old middle-school student at a middle school in Bedford County, Virginia, checked out the book “Running with the Buffaloes” from the school library.  His mom, mistaking it for a cake, picked it up and to her dismay found it was just a book.  Hoping that maybe it was a dessert recipe book she picked it up and found the dirtiest word she had ever read right there on the front cover:


This lady is offended by a book, but probably not as offended as I am by her double chin and diabetes cheeks.


She was so offended that her son (who has Asperger’s Syndrome) would be allowed to check out a book from the library which informed him about the benefits of hard work, dedication, and physical fitness that she immediately swallowed it whole and called the school to bitch about it.

YIKES! Those shorts! That's borderline pornographic!


Currently Jabba the Hutt the mother is trying to get the book banned from the school library.

Bring me Lear and the Goucher. They will all suffer for this outrage

FIRST OF ALL-  The kid is 14.  He’s heard cuss words.  Reading the word “Shit” in a book is not going to do any harm.  If a bad word hurts him, well I’m sorry but he’s probably not very ready for high school.

SECOND-  I would be willing to bet there are over 100 books in that library with far worse words (well, if their library is worth a damn).  A library containing absolutely no books with cusswords would contain probably VERY FEW works of literary merit.  Maybe this is why the youth of our nation are complete fucking idiots. How do you expect a kid to read important works such as 1984, A Clockwork Orange, Tropic of Cancer, Catcher in the Rye (arguably important as a coming of age novel, but I digress), ect. ect. if they have never read a book with a “naughty” word in it before they get to high school?  Even Huckleberry Finn has the racial slur “nigger” in it well over 50 times and that has been named one of the most important works of American Literature (sorry I’m not censoring any words, because that would defeat the purpose of this blog.)


This lady should be thankful her son is reading an inspirational novel about running while in middle school rather than becoming a goth, drug addict, mormon, or worst of all a “teen werewolf” (yes, it exists..god dammit..)








11 Responses to “Overweight Mother Upset over Son Reading a Book about Running”

  1. Cocktopus February 2, 2012 at 1:25 am #

  2. Anon February 2, 2012 at 1:27 am #

    That lead was one of the most fucked up things I’ve read in a while… And I loved it! 😀

  3. Take-A-Guess February 2, 2012 at 2:25 am #

    “Team upset about teammate wearing pink calf sleeves whilst running”…next blog post

  4. Anon-y-mouse February 2, 2012 at 2:49 am #

    I would enjoy it immensely if the next book that kid brings home is a Brett Easton Ellis novel.

    • eatrunswag February 2, 2012 at 5:31 am #

      Lol I’m sure she’d love American Psycho

  5. BaRock Da Boat February 2, 2012 at 3:24 am #

    This is hilarious. Me and my roommates can’t stop laughing. Classic Goodness.

  6. SlowManRunning February 2, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    I just sent the collected works of Chuck Palahniuk to the Allen residence.

  7. wellOKifImust February 3, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

    to be fair books with swearing probably shouldn’t be in a middle school library, but ya she’s fat and you needed blog content

    • eatrunswag February 4, 2012 at 12:11 am #

      False. You missed one of the main points of the article, “Bad words” don’t hurt people. Look at BBC’s list of the top 100 books. Take off every book with a swear word in it and you have a significantly smaller list. If we hide our kids from reality we aren’t effectively preparing them for the real world.

  8. Snoop Doggity Dog February 4, 2012 at 3:20 am #

  9. hsrunner February 4, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    SHE IS SO FUCKING FAT. I was cussing by the time i was in 5th grade…

    i mean first of all – Running is such a healthy physical activity, and i know people have said this, but RWB emphasizes persistence, dedication, focus.

    Second of all – the mom is fat. and she wants to ban a book about running. lose some weight before you wanna ban a book about physical activity.

    third of all – i feel bad for the kid, especially if he starts running in high school or later in his life…to be known as the prick whos fat mom got one of the best books about distance running banned. jeez.

    basically what pisses me off is that the mom is fat. i wouldn’t mind the fact that she wants to ban it if she was a runner herself, then actually i’d respect that decision. but something about her makes me wanna punch her.

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