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(WJLA Washington DC)   Crayola reintroduces flesh-colored crayons   (wjla.com) divider line
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2020-05-22 2:34:41 PM  
Predisential Edition:

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2020-05-22 2:48:56 PM  
Watch out for the Crayolavirus!
 
2020-05-22 2:50:40 PM  

Farking Clown Shoes: Predisential Edition:

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Orange you glad it wasn't burnt sienna?
 
2020-05-22 2:52:45 PM  
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Ollies?  I love that store. They have everything!!!!!
 
2020-05-22 2:55:39 PM  
Someone at that company should get a raise. A f'king huge one. NOW.
 
2020-05-22 2:56:01 PM  
Cue the obligatory Bloom County comics...
 
2020-05-22 2:58:14 PM  
Labels go from Lisa Bonet to Wesley Snipes.
 
2020-05-22 2:59:54 PM  
Did they include gray?

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2020-05-22 3:00:14 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Cue the obligatory Bloom County comics...



I'll trade you for a Burnt Umber.
 
2020-05-22 3:01:27 PM  
I'm pleasantly surprised, I was the worst.
 
2020-05-22 3:01:39 PM  
If I saw someone that shade of pink I would run.
 
2020-05-22 3:01:50 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: Ivo Shandor: Cue the obligatory Bloom County comics...


I'll trade you for a Burnt Umber.


Im not gonna debate you, Jerry!
 
2020-05-22 3:03:13 PM  
I've never seen anyone whose skin was literally white (or black, for that matter, but that's not in the picture), and the only people I've seen with pink skin had sunburns.
 
2020-05-22 3:03:44 PM  

steklo: [Fark user image image 540x339]
Ollies?  I love that store. They have everything!!!!!


We just got one in my town.  May have to check it out.
 
2020-05-22 3:04:57 PM  
I'm confused. The article states there are 24 colors representing 40 skin tones and come in boxes of 24 or 32.   Seems like there are 8-16 getting left out. I guess that's better than all but one left out.
 
2020-05-22 3:07:51 PM  
They'll be cheaper than PrismaColor pencils, so there's that. Which is nice.
~ Former starving artist.
 
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2020-05-22 3:08:03 PM  
This is the color of flesh
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2020-05-22 3:08:35 PM  
I want to know if they ever resolved that "blue-green vs. green-blue" conundrum of my childhood.
 
2020-05-22 3:08:41 PM  
Is the Family Guy Ok not Ok chart included in the box?
 
2020-05-22 3:08:51 PM  

Hoopy Frood: I've never seen anyone whose skin was literally white


Never been to Ireland, huh?
 
2020-05-22 3:10:07 PM  
No decayed flesh color?

This is typical zombiephobia.
 
2020-05-22 3:12:16 PM  

This text is now purple: Hoopy Frood: I've never seen anyone whose skin was literally white

Never been to Ireland, huh?


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2020-05-22 3:13:30 PM  
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2020-05-22 3:14:14 PM  
CSB time:  Back in first grade, during Black History Month, the class was going to color a picture of MLK.  Our teacher was black, and told the class to use a color of crayon that looked like her, not the black crayon.  Well, one girl didn't listen and used her black crayon.  Gave him red lips too.  When the teacher saw the leader of the civil rights movement, one of her heroes, drawn in black face, let's just say she was not pleased.  That was 35 years ago and I still remember the look on her face and her attempt to hold in her anger.  And then we all got a quick lesson in blackface and why you don't use your black crayon to color a black person.
 
2020-05-22 3:15:37 PM  

Hoopy Frood: I've never seen anyone whose skin was literally white (or black, for that matter, but that's not in the picture), and the only people I've seen with pink skin had sunburns.


Wow. Such a revelation. Hey everybody, this guy just discovered THE TRUTH!!!

Stay by the phone and wait for the call from the Nobel committee.
 
2020-05-22 3:17:50 PM  
Awesome. Lyra does a great set of skin tone colored pencils, too.

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2020-05-22 3:17:54 PM  
2020 has so conditioned me that I read this as "flesh-eating crayons."
 
2020-05-22 3:17:55 PM  

Grumpy Cat: Farking Clown Shoes: Predisential Edition:

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Orange you glad it wasn't burnt sienna?


Way back in early grade school, we turned in our drawings one day and I had drawn a horse that I filled in with my Burnt Sienna crayon.  I put a speech bubble above him saying "I'm Burnt Sienna".  My teacher critiqued it by writing something to the effect of "That's a strange name, but you live on a farm, so you probably know what they should be named."
 
2020-05-22 3:19:08 PM  

steklo: [Fark user image 540x339]
Ollies?  I love that store. They have everything!!!!!


There's a reason it's so cheap. Defects, quality issues....stores like this don't get the Cadillas, they get the Yugos.
 
2020-05-22 3:20:32 PM  

gordian: Awesome. Lyra does a great set of skin tone colored pencils, too.

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But what about skin tones of non-Germans?
 
2020-05-22 3:21:05 PM  

Mister Pleco: I want to know if they ever resolved that "blue-green vs. green-blue" conundrum of my childhood.

The naming is in the format modifier-base color.  So blue-green is green with a little blue added.  Cyan is right in the middle.  In order it would look like

Blue; Green-Blue; Cyan; Blue-Green, Green.
 
2020-05-22 3:23:55 PM  

Jeebus Saves: CSB time:  Back in first grade, during Black History Month, the class was going to color a picture of MLK.  Our teacher was black, and told the class to use a color of crayon that looked like her, not the black crayon.  Well, one girl didn't listen and used her black crayon.  Gave him red lips too.  When the teacher saw the leader of the civil rights movement, one of her heroes, drawn in black face, let's just say she was not pleased.  That was 35 years ago and I still remember the look on her face and her attempt to hold in her anger.  And then we all got a quick lesson in blackface and why you don't use your black crayon to color a black person.


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2020-05-22 3:25:57 PM  
I tried working in car sales once, not a fun time, and had a black family come in. After looking and working on everything we sat down to sign the paperwork. Their son looked at me while dad was signing and said.
'know what? You're peach colored. We're black and you're peach'
His dad just about lost it. I on the other hand thought it was funny. Told the kid I had never been called peach before.

Dad seemed to calm down when he realized I wasn't going to be offended by that.
 
2020-05-22 3:25:59 PM  
Reminds me of the old Phil Hendrie bit where Larry Grover tried to pitch the idea of African-skin-colored cans to Coca Cola under the label, "Soul Coke".

/That was my introduction to both Phil Hendrie and wonder that was AM talk radio.
 
2020-05-22 3:27:13 PM  
"With the world growing more diverse than ever before...."

What??
 
2020-05-22 3:28:28 PM  

Hoopy Frood: I've never seen anyone whose skin was literally white (or black, for that matter, but that's not in the picture), and the only people I've seen with pink skin had sunburns.


What colour are your lips?
 
2020-05-22 3:28:40 PM  

Cyber Duck: I'm confused. The article states there are 24 colors representing 40 skin tones and come in boxes of 24 or 32.   Seems like there are 8-16 getting left out. I guess that's better than all but one left out.


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2020-05-22 3:32:01 PM  

Subtonic: If I saw someone that shade of pink I would run.


But now, my crayon drawings can finally have realistic-looking nipples!
 
2020-05-22 3:34:59 PM  

WGJ: This is the color of flesh
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That's muscle.
 
2020-05-22 3:36:23 PM  

DrBrownCow: Cyber Duck: I'm confused. The article states there are 24 colors representing 40 skin tones and come in boxes of 24 or 32.   Seems like there are 8-16 getting left out. I guess that's better than all but one left out.

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Jesus christ dude.  You gotta flag NSFW content and put it behind a link, especially when it weird kink shiat that includes smurf and she-hulk nipples.
 
2020-05-22 3:38:26 PM  
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2020-05-22 3:41:47 PM  

MagicBoris: Subtonic: If I saw someone that shade of pink I would run.

But now, my crayon drawings can finally have realistic-looking nipples!


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2020-05-22 3:43:05 PM  
the could bang out a bunch of the color names pretty quickly if they wanted...

Michael Jackson 1970
Michael Jackson 1982
Michael Jackson 1985
Michael Jackson 1988
Michael Jackson 1995
Michael Jackson 2005

from about 1988 onward you formulate the wax so the tip keeps breaking off and you have to smoosh it back on.
 
2020-05-22 3:44:53 PM  

captjc: Reminds me of the old Phil Hendrie bit where Larry Grover tried to pitch the idea of African-skin-colored cans to Coca Cola under the label, "Soul Coke".

/That was my introduction to both Phil Hendrie and wonder that was AM talk radio.


I was pleased to hear him voicing Principle Vagina
 
2020-05-22 3:45:22 PM  

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: captjc: Reminds me of the old Phil Hendrie bit where Larry Grover tried to pitch the idea of African-skin-colored cans to Coca Cola under the label, "Soul Coke".

/That was my introduction to both Phil Hendrie and wonder that was AM talk radio.

I was pleased to hear him voicing Principle Vagina


Principal*
 
2020-05-22 3:46:04 PM  

Jeebus Saves: And then we all got a quick lesson in blackface and why you don't use your black crayon to color a black person.


Unless, of course, their skin really is more or less black.  (King's wasn't, of course.)   At least, a black crayon would be the color in the photo above closest to their skin tone.   Natural bright red lips a la blackface don't come along with it.   But, a "black" skinned person might choose to wear red lipstick.    But, I digress, and agree it's a good lesson for kids to learn that most "black" people aren't "black" no more than most "white" people aren't "white".

Interestingly, this Crayola set only includes black as part of the hair and eye colors (the top row in the photo above) and not as part of the 24 specially formulated skin tones (bottom two rows).   Try again.
 
2020-05-22 3:47:31 PM  

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2020-05-22 3:49:23 PM  

RogermcAllen: DrBrownCow: Cyber Duck: I'm confused. The article states there are 24 colors representing 40 skin tones and come in boxes of 24 or 32.   Seems like there are 8-16 getting left out. I guess that's better than all but one left out.

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Jesus christ dude.  You gotta flag NSFW content and put it behind a link, especially when it weird kink shiat that includes smurf and she-hulk nipples.


The first row of 8 colors is for hair and eyes.  Says so right on the box.
 
2020-05-22 3:53:49 PM  

tom baker's scarf: the could bang out a bunch of the color names pretty quickly if they wanted...

Michael Jackson 1970
Michael Jackson 1982
Michael Jackson 1985
Michael Jackson 1988
Michael Jackson 1995
Michael Jackson 2005

from about 1988 onward you formulate the wax so the tip keeps breaking off and you have to smoosh it back on.


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2020-05-22 4:03:09 PM  
So that farked-up blotchy pink Luncheon Meat crayon is now the White People crayon? Duly noted. Movin' on up to the Eastside...

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