Alton Verm's request to ban "Fahrenheit 451" came during the 25th annual Banned Books Week. A request to ban a book about book burning, during Banned Books Week is such a painful dose of irony it hurts my brain.
I agree with Boing Boing that the best quote from the situation is as follows:
"It's just all kinds of filth," said Alton Verm, adding that he had not read Fahrenheit 451.[Link to news article]
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Fahrenheit 451, Irony, Banned Books, Silly Texans