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(Mirror.co.uk)   6-year-old girl: Grandma, why are these animals talking about vaginas and coke problems in my book?   ( mirror.co.uk) divider line
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2017-10-05 07:41:25 AM  
All the better to prepare for the pitfalls of real life, my dear.
 
2017-10-05 07:44:23 AM  
"Oh, honey... those are Furries"
 
2017-10-05 08:45:01 AM  
Yeah, you really need to be careful these days.  I bought my nephew a copy of Bi-Curious George and my sister won't let me hear the end of it.
 
2017-10-05 09:07:16 AM  

Diogenes: Yeah, you really need to be careful these days.  I bought my nephew a copy of Bi-Curious George and my sister won't let me hear the end of it.


Huh... I would have guessed that one had a happy ending
 
2017-10-05 10:23:28 AM  
So what? Do you think that's going to have her swinging on a pole in 12 years? It's like parents who won't take their kids to R rated movies. Do they think their kids are that fragile?

That book does look sort of farked up though.
 
2017-10-05 10:54:46 AM  
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2017-10-05 11:21:57 AM  
Mommy, mommy, I don't want to visit grandma. Shut up and keep digging.
 
2017-10-05 11:26:26 AM  
Is Bret Easton Ellis writing children's books?
 
2017-10-05 11:29:48 AM  
Don't fark with that badger ese. Lol.
 
2017-10-05 11:31:46 AM  
I got Things Never To Tell Children for my kid as an older teen. It explains it great detail all of the ways that she can expect her life to suck, and that its normal.

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2017-10-05 11:32:19 AM  
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TWX
2017-10-05 11:32:51 AM  

Acidicnads: Don't fark with that badger ese. Lol.


Who're you calling a term-paper?!
 
2017-10-05 11:35:17 AM  
Emmersyn?  Really?
 
TWX
2017-10-05 11:35:46 AM  

Diogenes: Yeah, you really need to be careful these days.  I bought my nephew a copy of Bi-Curious George and my sister won't let me hear the end of it.


I have a copy of Clueless George Goes to War, good stuff.
 
2017-10-05 11:36:08 AM  
I have not been in a physical land based bookstore recently.

Is there no longer a section dedicated to children's books, or are they dispersed willy-nilly throughout the store now?
 
2017-10-05 11:36:26 AM  

GungFu: [img.fark.net image 269x357][img.fark.net image 268x357]


Ah, the Biff and Chip books. I'll be glad when my 5 year old is past them...
 
2017-10-05 11:40:35 AM  
My friend's MIL once found a video for the grandkids at tag sale by the "man who's the conductor from Shiny Time Station." He told her that maybe she should watch it first.
"oh my..."
Yeah, it was a Carlin stand up.
 
2017-10-05 11:40:51 AM  

dr.zaeus: Emmersyn?  Really?


Exactly. That should be the take-away here.
 
2017-10-05 11:43:08 AM  
 
2017-10-05 11:43:14 AM  
So, there's a market for poorly drawn slightly amusing animal cartoons?  Well then, I am off to create!!!
 
2017-10-05 11:44:20 AM  
Storyteller: Hello, children. Hello. Here is this morning's story. Are you ready? Then we'll begin.

[begins reading]

Storyteller: "One day, Ricky the magic pixie went to visit Daisy Bumble in her tumble-down cottage. He found her in the bedroom. Roughly, he grabbed her heavy shoulders, pulling her down onto the bed and ripping off her..."

[flips past two pages of the book, then resumes reading]

Storyteller: "Old Nick the sea captain was a rough, tough, jolly sort of fellow. He loved the life of the sea, and he loved to hang out down by the pier, where the men dressed as ladies..."

[flips past more pages. He is nudged by a stick from offstage, and resumes reading]

Storyteller: "Rumpletweezer ran the dinky-tinky shop in the foot of the magic oak tree by the wobbly dum-dum bush in the shade of the magic glade down in Dingly Dell. Here he sold contraceptives and..."

[begins flipping rapidly through the book]

Storyteller: Discipline... naked... with a melon?
 
2017-10-05 11:45:27 AM  
It's too bad there wasn't some way she could have looked at the content of the book before purchasing.
 
2017-10-05 11:47:01 AM  

Lady J: Storyteller: Hello, children. Hello. Here is this morning's story. Are you ready? Then we'll begin.

[begins reading]

Storyteller: "One day, Ricky the magic pixie went to visit Daisy Bumble in her tumble-down cottage. He found her in the bedroom. Roughly, he grabbed her heavy shoulders, pulling her down onto the bed and ripping off her..."

[flips past two pages of the book, then resumes reading]

Storyteller: "Old Nick the sea captain was a rough, tough, jolly sort of fellow. He loved the life of the sea, and he loved to hang out down by the pier, where the men dressed as ladies..."

[flips past more pages. He is nudged by a stick from offstage, and resumes reading]

Storyteller: "Rumpletweezer ran the dinky-tinky shop in the foot of the magic oak tree by the wobbly dum-dum bush in the shade of the magic glade down in Dingly Dell. Here he sold contraceptives and..."

[begins flipping rapidly through the book]

Storyteller: Discipline... naked... with a melon?


One of my favorites
 
2017-10-05 11:50:23 AM  
You would never think a bookshop can be a dangerous and confusing place

Written by someone obviously unfamiliar with the history of the written word.
 
2017-10-05 11:51:23 AM  
The continuing degradation of society sees cartoon characters presented in ways not at all appropriate for children, but not at all obvious from the cover that the book is not for kids.

Grow up already, douchebags, and leave childhood for the kids.  Innocence is wonderful and should be cherished, not obliterated in your edgelord quest to be the coolest hipster no one has heard of.

/that said, read the book first, granny
//did that will all my kids books
///"age appropriate" is not just something for Chris Hansen
 
2017-10-05 11:57:46 AM  

fictional_character: The continuing degradation of society sees cartoon characters presented in ways not at all appropriate for children, but not at all obvious from the cover that the book is not for kids.

Grow up already, douchebags, and leave childhood for the kids.  Innocence is wonderful and should be cherished, not obliterated in your edgelord quest to be the coolest hipster no one has heard of.

/that said, read the book first, granny
//did that will all my kids books
///"age appropriate" is not just something for Chris Hansen


So "Stop writing what I don't read." then?

Last time I went to a bookstore...yeah...last time I went to one of those, the books tended to be in sections...

Also, isn't there some sort of saying/phrase that would have solved this.  Something about judges, books, and covers?
 
2017-10-05 11:58:20 AM  

Acidicnads: Don't fark with that badger ese. Lol.


Badgers?, We don't need no steenkin' badgers.
 
2017-10-05 11:58:36 AM  

Petite Mel: My friend's MIL once found a video for the grandkids at tag sale by the "man who's the conductor from Shiny Time Station." He told her that maybe she should watch it first.
"oh my..."
Yeah, it was a Carlin stand up.


What about old Uncle Milty?
 
2017-10-05 11:58:47 AM  
Monty Python - Storytime
Youtube rWmek5Rc5Dc
 
2017-10-05 11:59:22 AM  

GungFu: [img.fark.net image 269x357][img.fark.net image 268x357]


Wow lol
 
2017-10-05 11:59:50 AM  

dr.zaeus: Emmersyn?  Really?


Sounds like a laundry detergent...
 
2017-10-05 12:00:10 PM  
Whatever age it's for, the book looks remarkably unfunny.
 
2017-10-05 12:00:27 PM  
It's viral marketing people. There's nothing to see here but a book to be sold.
 
2017-10-05 12:00:40 PM  

fictional_character: The continuing degradation of society sees cartoon characters presented in ways not at all appropriate for children, but not at all obvious from the cover that the book is not for kids.

Grow up already, douchebags, and leave childhood for the kids.  Innocence is wonderful and should be cherished, not obliterated in your edgelord quest to be the coolest hipster no one has heard of.

/that said, read the book first, granny
//did that will all my kids books
///"age appropriate" is not just something for Chris Hansen


Ooh, here's a nice comic book about mice and cats. It has some German title so I'm sure he will be learning a lot.

And here's a nice cartoon about bunnies.
 
2017-10-05 12:07:10 PM  

dennysgod: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/rWmek5Rc5Dc]


I remember watching that when I was about 12. My friend's dad was obsessed and I used to go to her house and we'd watch hours of Monty Python.
 
2017-10-05 12:10:04 PM  
Can  we have like a special tab just for shootings? About half the stories on here are related to this thing, and I really don't want to read about it.
 
2017-10-05 12:14:41 PM  

Mugato: So what? Do you think that's going to have her swinging on a pole in 12 years? It's like parents who won't take their kids to R rated movies. Do they think their kids are that fragile?

That book does look sort of farked up though.


The book's fine.  It's not a kids book, though, and TFA states that the purchaser bought it as a gift without even opening it.

Next up, Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book...
 
2017-10-05 12:17:20 PM  
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2017-10-05 12:20:58 PM  

Lady J: Storyteller: Hello, children. Hello. Here is this morning's story. Are you ready? Then we'll begin.

[begins reading]

Storyteller: "One day, Ricky the magic pixie went to visit Daisy Bumble in her tumble-down cottage. He found her in the bedroom. Roughly, he grabbed her heavy shoulders, pulling her down onto the bed and ripping off her..."

[flips past two pages of the book, then resumes reading]

Storyteller: "Old Nick the sea captain was a rough, tough, jolly sort of fellow. He loved the life of the sea, and he loved to hang out down by the pier, where the men dressed as ladies..."

[flips past more pages. He is nudged by a stick from offstage, and resumes reading]

Storyteller: "Rumpletweezer ran the dinky-tinky shop in the foot of the magic oak tree by the wobbly dum-dum bush in the shade of the magic glade down in Dingly Dell. Here he sold contraceptives and..."

[begins flipping rapidly through the book]

Storyteller: Discipline... naked... with a melon?


KOKO the Clown, from The Groove Tube
 
2017-10-05 12:22:58 PM  
Wait til she finds out about the "kid friendly" content she's watching on youtube after leaving her alone with her ipad for a couple of hours.
 
2017-10-05 12:23:22 PM  

fictional_character: The continuing degradation of society sees cartoon characters presented in ways not at all appropriate for children, but not at all obvious from the cover that the book is not for kids.

Grow up already, douchebags, and leave childhood for the kids.  Innocence is wonderful and should be cherished, not obliterated in your edgelord quest to be the coolest hipster no one has heard of.

/that said, read the book first, granny
//did that will all my kids books
///"age appropriate" is not just something for Chris Hansen


img.fark.net
 
2017-10-05 12:27:31 PM  
It's a paid advertisement for the book.  Move along, nothing to see here.
 
2017-10-05 12:28:23 PM  
Reminds me, I need to hide I Hate Fairyland when the nice and nephew come over.
 
2017-10-05 12:29:36 PM  

Lady J: dennysgod: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/rWmek5Rc5Dc]

I remember watching that when I was about 12. My friend's dad was obsessed and I used to go to her house and we'd watch hours of Monty Python.


Most British humor is so dry and/or suble that it still amazes me that they created Monty Python or Benny Hill, et al.  My father used to watch Are You Being Served?* and I thought it was a better representation of "usual" British humor than Monty Python.

*yes, a black family in Detroit had a tradition of sitting down after dinner to watch AYBS? don't ever let anyone tell you about the negro.
 
2017-10-05 12:32:27 PM  

Where's Farkdo: Acidicnads: Don't fark with that badger ese. Lol.

Badgers?, We don't need no steenkin' badgers.


/Oblig
 
2017-10-05 12:36:19 PM  

Julius Pleaseher: Lady J: dennysgod: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/rWmek5Rc5Dc]

I remember watching that when I was about 12. My friend's dad was obsessed and I used to go to her house and we'd watch hours of Monty Python.

Most British humor is so dry and/or suble that it still amazes me that they created Monty Python or Benny Hill, et al.  My father used to watch Are You Being Served?* and I thought it was a better representation of "usual" British humor than Monty Python.

*yes, a black family in Detroit had a tradition of sitting down after dinner to watch AYBS? don't ever let anyone tell you about the negro.


lol

MP is seen as being one of a line of subversive, anarchic comedy acts, going back to Gilbert & Sullivan and probably earlier. They paved the way for stuff like The Young Ones, and then more recently a wide range of quite mad stuff like Dom Joly, Greenwing, Peep Show... all sorts.

Benny Hill is tacky garbage imo.
 
2017-10-05 12:39:58 PM  

RJReves: I have not been in a physical land based bookstore recently.

Is there no longer a section dedicated to children's books, or are they dispersed willy-nilly throughout the store now?


It is entirely possible a prankster moved the book from the adult humor section to the children's department.
 
2017-10-05 12:40:11 PM  
Give the kid a stack of The Fabulous Freak Brothers comics.
 
2017-10-05 12:41:11 PM  
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2017-10-05 12:41:27 PM  
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