Friday, October 03, 2008

now I've seen everything

I get a free e-sampler from Dover every Friday - it contains links to thumbnails of several of their [very reasonably priced ] books and when you click on the thumbnail, it opens up to a page from said book. There are actually two samplers - a general one and a kids one - and some of the images from both their design books and the kid's colouring books have embroidery or quilt potential. Some I save 'just cos' and some I may actually use one day.

but what can you say to this at 8 am? I hadn't even had a fortifying coffee:

yup ... paper dolls of Obama and McCain! ...one book for the Republican kidlets and another for the offspring of the Democratically inclined.

Can't you just picture the scene:
Little Tyffany throws aside her Barbie and My little Pony in her haste to play with her lovely new Senator McCain doll.
I cannot even begin to articulate how wrong this is on so many levels.

6 comments:

Jack said...

Wrong, wrong, wrong. That sticks in my craw like political party balloons get to me. Politics is for adults!

Tanya Brown said...

What this reminds me of is the 3-year-old here in the states who picked "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" as his birthday party theme. The NewsHour, for those not familiar with it, is a discussion-style news program where current events are discussed. It's interesting if you're an adult, but probably on the dry side for children.

However, I'd be seriously surprised if any children play with the presidential candidate paper dolls. I wouldn't mind having some to stick pins in, though.

http://wcco.com/topstories/birthday.party.NewsHour.2.359455.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/15/AR2006061500059.html

Marcie said...

I'm trying not to think about a John Howard doll and gagging a little

catsmum said...

hey marcie -
snap!
that was my immediate thought too!
These Dover books are quite serious but if anyone did something similar here it would be in the great Australian tradition of taking the p**s

Alwen said...

I get the Dover sampler, too, but I totally missed that one!

I guess I was too busy looking at glowing skull tattoos, my bad.

Jejune said...

EEEEEEEK!

I love the Dover books (mmmm, Mucha colouring in books from the 1980s) ... but those paper dolls are too much!!