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9/11 Coloring Book With Terrorist Trading Cards?

Postby TaQud » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:39 pm

Apparently there is one in this world.

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A year after the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a coloring book company has published a new book for kids about terrorism. It's called "We Shall never Forget 9/11, Volume II: The True Faces of Evil-Terror" and, among the black-and-white outlines of memorials and military men, it features collectible trading cards with photos and information about terrorists around the world.

"This is not the type of book that you would give to a pre-Kindergarten child, to put in his backpack and send him off to school," Wayne Bell, the publisher of St. Louis-based Big Coloring Books Inc., told Yahoo! Shine in an interview. (He is quick to point out that it's more of a "graphic coloring novel.") "This is a teaching and learning tool that's rated PG-13."

"A lot of people seem to think that there's a disconnect with the public in general when it comes to teaching children about terrorism and terrorist activity," Bells adds. "A lot of people want to be politically correct. It's just really difficult to deal with that subject sometimes."

The 40-page book features black-and-white drawings of the branches of the U.S. military and outlined images of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, all ready and waiting be colored in. It also features photos of 9/11 crash sites, excerpts from a letter from Rep. Michele Bachman questioning the head of Homeland Security about the Muslim Brotherhood, and four full-color pull-out pages of glossy trading cards.

On the table of contents page kids are urged to "share the information in this book with your friends, neighbors, teachers, educators, religious leaders." They're also cautioned to get their parents' permission before taking the book to school "to share with friends."

Frankly I'm disturbed on how we would teach our children of 9-11 from coloring the events. :shock: :unsure:

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Postby Pope Joan » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:41 pm

Trading cards gain value as collectibles. It would be interesting to speculate about which terrorists would become the hottest items.
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Postby Vareiln » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:43 pm

"I'll trade you my Timothy McVeigh for your Osama bin Laden."
"What?! No way! He isn't as rare or as powerful as Osama bin Laden, and his God n' Guns ability is weaker than bin Laden's Jihad Shriek!"
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Postby TaQud » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:43 pm

Pope Joan wrote:Trading cards gain value as collectibles. It would be interesting to speculate about which terrorists would become the hottest items.

probably the most current terrorist... :unsure:
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Postby TaQud » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:45 pm

Vareiln wrote:"I'll trade you my Timothy McVeigh for your Osama bin Laden."
"What?! No way! He isn't as rare or as powerful as Osama bin Laden, and his God n' Guns ability is weaker than bin Laden's Jihad Shriek!"

its Pokemon's next compeition :lol:
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Postby Gauthier » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:48 pm

Vareiln wrote:"I'll trade you my Timothy McVeigh for your Osama bin Laden."
"What?! No way! He isn't as rare or as powerful as Osama bin Laden, and his God n' Guns ability is weaker than bin Laden's Jihad Shriek!"


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Postby Pope Joan » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:50 pm

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/175/4310 ... 2e3a_m.jpg

Apparently the Defense Intelligence Agency has already covered this product line, back in 2007.

http://nofearofthefuture.blogspot.com/2 ... m-all.html

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Postby Grenartia » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:53 pm

Vareiln wrote:"I'll trade you my Timothy McVeigh for your Osama bin Laden."
"What?! No way! He isn't as rare or as powerful as Osama bin Laden, and his God n' Guns ability is weaker than bin Laden's Jihad Shriek!"


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Postby Buffett and Colbert » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:55 pm

Pope Joan wrote:Trading cards gain value as collectibles. It would be interesting to speculate about which terrorists would become the hottest items.

What you did there. I see it.
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Postby Alyekra » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:57 pm

Yeah, this is slightly disturbing.
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Postby TaQud » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:59 pm

Alyekra wrote:Yeah, this is slightly disturbing.

yeah drawing the smoke or fire coming from the towers makes it feel demented somewhat (IMO)
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Postby TaQud » Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:59 pm

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Pope Joan wrote:Trading cards gain value as collectibles. It would be interesting to speculate about which terrorists would become the hottest items.

What you did there. I see it.

oh i just realized it now...
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Postby Cannot think of a name » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:01 pm

"This is not the type of book that you would give to a pre-Kindergarten child, to put in his backpack and send him off to school," Wayne Bell, the publisher of St. Louis-based Big Coloring Books Inc., told Yahoo! Shine in an interview. (He is quick to point out that it's more of a "graphic coloring novel.") "This is a teaching and learning tool that's rated PG-13."


Cause you know what kids over the age of 13 love? Coloring books.
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Postby Cestyr » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:05 pm

Cannot think of a name wrote:
"This is not the type of book that you would give to a pre-Kindergarten child, to put in his backpack and send him off to school," Wayne Bell, the publisher of St. Louis-based Big Coloring Books Inc., told Yahoo! Shine in an interview. (He is quick to point out that it's more of a "graphic coloring novel.") "This is a teaching and learning tool that's rated PG-13."


Cause you know what kids over the age of 13 love? Coloring books.

^This

I have no idea what the best audience for this book would be. Perhaps 6-7 year olds with fiercely patriotic parents?
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Postby Vazeckta » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:10 pm

Vareiln wrote:"I'll trade you my Timothy McVeigh for your Osama bin Laden."
"What?! No way! He isn't as rare or as powerful as Osama bin Laden, and his God n' Guns ability is weaker than bin Laden's Jihad Shriek!"

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On topic, I don't really see the point of trading cards, but educating kids about the event slowly, like through a coloring book, might be best. I doubt videos of exploding planes and stuff should be shown to a 5 year old who wants to know why he had a moment if silence in kindergarten. Then again, I was five when I saw the footage, so meh.
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Postby Constavia » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:18 pm

The idea that children will not know about 9/11 and need this makes me feel old. Just like when nobody but I could remember the death of Zachary Taylor.

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Postby TaQud » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:23 pm

Cestyr wrote:
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"This is not the type of book that you would give to a pre-Kindergarten child, to put in his backpack and send him off to school," Wayne Bell, the publisher of St. Louis-based Big Coloring Books Inc., told Yahoo! Shine in an interview. (He is quick to point out that it's more of a "graphic coloring novel.") "This is a teaching and learning tool that's rated PG-13."


Cause you know what kids over the age of 13 love? Coloring books.

^This

I have no idea what the best audience for this book would be. Perhaps 6-7 year olds with fiercely patriotic parents?

Maybe Sons and Daughters of Tea Partier Parents...
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Postby Cestyr » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:25 pm

TaQud wrote:
Cestyr wrote:^This

I have no idea what the best audience for this book would be. Perhaps 6-7 year olds with fiercely patriotic parents?

Maybe Sons and Daughters of Tea Partier Parents...

Well that's what I wanted to say ;)
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Postby TaQud » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:29 pm

Cestyr wrote:
TaQud wrote:Maybe Sons and Daughters of Tea Partier Parents...

Well that's what I wanted to say ;)

Well it was the only group of people i think that are the most (or one of them) patriotic...
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Postby Sulamalik » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:35 pm

Hey, at least it's better than Hamas' way of teaching kids about terrorism.
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Postby Everbeek » Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:50 am

Ok, he might be considered a criminal, and may or may not be a sexual predator, but what fucked up definition makes Julian Assange a terrorist?
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Darn, i have 1000 of my card and all totally worthless...
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Postby TaQud » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:23 am

Everbeek wrote:Ok, he might be considered a criminal, and may or may not be a sexual predator, but what fucked up definition makes Julian Assange a terrorist?

i'm not sure tbh :unsure:
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Postby I V Stalin » Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:10 am

...Volume II?

There was a Volume I? And it sold enought to warrant a Volume II? :eyebrow:
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Postby Nachfolgia » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:28 am

who would make this? :palm:

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