Ransoming the Dionysium

Banned, burned, seized, and censored!

Farenheit? Four! Five! One!
Farenheit? Four! Five! One!

The monthly alcohol-fueled celebration
of intellectual glory ditches its usual
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema digs and convenes
in the Harry Ransom Center this night

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7pm

the better to explore the world of letters
deemed just too damned incendiary,
according to repressive cretins and their ilk,
for people to read.

We reckon this is a perfect match-up of cultures,
in a venue that's like an embodiment of Broca's area
in the brain of some enormous, immortal bibliophile.
It's loaded with presentations, debates, and Dionysian wine-swilling, friend!

We daresay: Even if you aren't as smart as you think you are,
you'd have to be pretty fucking stupid to miss this event.

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