Don't be so sure, Algernon. .. That was a sad book...
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#1 - gmshini (08/27/2013) [+] (5 replies)
That was a sad book...
That was a sad book...
#3 - duedum (08/27/2013) [+] (8 replies)
For those who didn't get the reference
User avatar #5 - shadowstepone ONLINE (08/27/2013) [+] (2 replies)
i liked that book, but i don't think it was as sad as some people say. he moved humanity in the direction of progress, then got to return to blissful ignorance.
#30 - thegrimgenius (08/28/2013) [+] (1 reply)
That 						*******					 book...
That ******* book...
#14 - iespls (08/28/2013) [+] (1 reply)
i almost cried from that book
#43 - latinotornado (08/28/2013) [-]
MFW "Please leave some flowers for Algernon"
MFW "Please leave some flowers for Algernon"
User avatar #27 - foelkera ONLINE (08/28/2013) [+] (1 reply)
So there's two cages, one with rats that shake a lot and another with rats that walk upright and speak english, and you think that the shaking ones aren't the normal ones?
#4 - creepyimpulse (08/27/2013) [-]
I got that reference, made me sad man.
User avatar #20 - lot (08/28/2013) [+] (5 replies)
Uh... Sorry for this, but what's the reference with the book? I'm from Belgium so I never heard of it. Anyway, I googled it a bit, and I really, really don't get the real reference. The mousething control group is just a regular and common used thing in science? It's not only in the book...?
#25 to #20 - GreenThunder (08/28/2013) [-]
I haven't read the book in a couple of years, so spare me if I get anything wrong.

>Kid is slow, can't keep up with other children.
>Mother is in denial, father trying to push to put him elsewhere.
>Separated from family
>Years later, participates in study to artificially inject intelligence, or some skit like that.
>Charlie (I hope that's his name), also has a pet/friend mouse - Algernon - who is also part of the study.
>Charlie gets insanely smart, along with meeting various characters, mainly his younger sister, and a drunk artist.
>Charlie begins to question his intelligence.
>Skit goes down
>At a conference, Charlie and Algernon are "on display"
>Lets Algernon free!
>MORE skit goes down.
>Suddenly, Algernon passes away after his intelligence seems to have decayed
>Realizes that it'll probably happen to him
>This whole time, the book is written in Journal entries by Charlie
>End of line/paragraph/last page

>"Please leave some flowers for Algernon

TL;DR

Dumb kid gets turned not dumb, along with pet mouse - Algernon. Later, skit happens, not dumb turns back to dumb, and mouse died.

I hope this helps!
#48 - windmagevaati (08/28/2013) [-]
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#24 - flyinarrow (08/28/2013) [-]
Flowers for Algernon made me sad...
#47 - Dwarf (08/28/2013) [+] (1 reply)
**Dwarf rolled a random image posted in comment #52 at The Patriarchy ** Wasn't Algernon the mouse that they made very smart, so they tried it on a retarded guy and he got really smart for a while?
User avatar #41 - howaboutokay (08/28/2013) [-]
don't even joke man that book was so ******* sad, poor thing
User avatar #36 - tomowrath (08/28/2013) [+] (2 replies)
What do you guys mean by "referance"
it literally says the book name in the title.
#26 - Womens Study Major (08/28/2013) [-]
Books are for faggots BRUH
User avatar #18 - bbbegley (08/28/2013) [-]
I was made to read that in grade five.

who does these things to children?
User avatar #13 - moatdal (08/27/2013) [-]
Ouch... My poor heart.
#11 - procrasturbate (08/27/2013) [-]
That book. That feel.
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