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(WJLA Washington DC)   Crayola reintroduces flesh-colored crayons   (wjla.com) divider line
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3428 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 May 2020 at 2:50 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-05-22 3:17:50 PM  
16 votes:
Awesome. Lyra does a great set of skin tone colored pencils, too.

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2020-05-22 2:55:39 PM  
13 votes:
Someone at that company should get a raise. A f'king huge one. NOW.
 
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2020-05-22 3:08:03 PM  
12 votes:
This is the color of flesh
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2020-05-22 3:00:14 PM  
11 votes:

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



I'll trade you for a Burnt Umber.
 
2020-05-22 3:21:05 PM  
10 votes:

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 3:13:30 PM  
10 votes:
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2020-05-22 2:56:01 PM  
10 votes:
Cue the obligatory Bloom County comics...
 
2020-05-22 3:12:16 PM  
9 votes:

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 3:08:35 PM  
8 votes:
I want to know if they ever resolved that "blue-green vs. green-blue" conundrum of my childhood.
 
2020-05-22 3:27:13 PM  
7 votes:
"With the world growing more diverse than ever before...."

What??
 
2020-05-22 3:08:51 PM  
7 votes:

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


Never been to Ireland, huh?
 
2020-05-22 3:01:39 PM  
7 votes:
If I saw someone that shade of pink I would run.
 
2020-05-22 3:28:40 PM  
6 votes:

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 2:52:45 PM  
6 votes:
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Ollies?  I love that store. They have everything!!!!!
 
2020-05-22 3:23:55 PM  
4 votes:

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 3:14:14 PM  
4 votes:
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 3:03:13 PM  
4 votes:
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 4:03:17 PM  
3 votes:
the counting of the colors shall be 40, no more, no less. 40 shall be the count...


/but they only made 24 of them ????
 
2020-05-22 3:34:59 PM  
3 votes:

WGJ: This is the color of flesh
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That's muscle.
 
2020-05-22 3:04:57 PM  
3 votes:
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 4:42:43 PM  
2 votes:

acad1228: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZfbBqBOS​XlU]


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2020-05-22 3:38:26 PM  
2 votes:
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2020-05-22 3:36:23 PM  
2 votes:

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 3:25:57 PM  
2 votes:
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 3:19:08 PM  
2 votes:

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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 3:03:44 PM  
2 votes:

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 6:53:51 PM  
1 vote:
But if it's nothing but skintones, about the only thing you can draw are vast multi-ethnic orgies.
 
2020-05-22 6:16:35 PM  
1 vote:

Candygram4Mongo: DrBrownCow: WTP 2: the counting of the colors shall be 40, no more, no less. 40 shall be the count...


/but they only made 24 of them ????

My guess is 24 of the new skin tone formulations, and doubles of the 8 existing colors.

They plan on a 32 crayon version. But they say that will have extra colors for eyebrows, buttholes and so on...


Press release:

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Eye color and hair color. Not buttholes.

I stand corrected.
 
2020-05-22 6:13:05 PM  
1 vote:

DrBrownCow: WTP 2: the counting of the colors shall be 40, no more, no less. 40 shall be the count...


/but they only made 24 of them ????

My guess is 24 of the new skin tone formulations, and doubles of the 8 existing colors.


They plan on a 32 crayon version. But they say that will have extra colors for eyebrows, buttholes and so on...
 
2020-05-22 5:52:32 PM  
1 vote:

Farking Clown Shoes: Predisential Edition:

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That's the Crayola Subtelty Box. It includes favorites like, Orange, Orange Red Orange, Red Orange Orange, Orange Orange Red, Orange Orange Yellow, Yellow Orange Orange, Orange Yellow Orange, Orange Orange, Orange Red Orange Orange, Orange Yellow Orange Red, and Cheeto.
 
2020-05-22 5:51:52 PM  
1 vote:

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.


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If she is putting makeup on her shoulders and back, she must be as limber as a circus lady.
 
2020-05-22 3:53:49 PM  
1 vote:

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 3:43:05 PM  
1 vote:
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 3:32:01 PM  
1 vote:

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 3:25:59 PM  
1 vote:
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 3:17:54 PM  
1 vote:
2020 has so conditioned me that I read this as "flesh-eating crayons."
 
2020-05-22 3:07:51 PM  
1 vote:
They'll be cheaper than PrismaColor pencils, so there's that. Which is nice.
~ Former starving artist.
 
2020-05-22 2:59:54 PM  
1 vote:
Did they include gray?

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2020-05-22 2:58:14 PM  
1 vote:
Labels go from Lisa Bonet to Wesley Snipes.
 
2020-05-22 2:48:56 PM  
1 vote:
Watch out for the Crayolavirus!
 
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