If you’ve been feeling a burning desire to get out the crayons and color in scenes of police officers surveying protestors at Zuccotti Park, Guy Fawkes-faced protesters carrying the Golden bull, or, um, Rachel Maddow and Bill O’Reilly, this is the book for you. And by the way you guys, no matter how much you try to push the “grown-up coloring book novel” angle, no one’s fooled. Coloring books are for children. Just like Occupy Wall Street, right guys?
We Shall Never Forget 9/11: The Kids’ Book of Freedom .
Speaking of really inappropriate coloring books about serious American events (in downtown Manhattan, no less), this year also brought us the 9/11 coloring book We Shall Never Forget 9/11: The Kids’ Book of Freedom. With this nifty book, children can color in a scene of a member of SEAL Team Six taking aim at an Islamic woman trying to protect Osama bin Laden, and read passages like this one: “Children, the truth is, these terrorist acts were done by freedom-hating radical Islamic Muslim extremists. These crazy people hate the American way of life because we are FREE and our society is FREE. We must be prepared to know and understand the truth. America is FREE.” Yikes.
The Black Panther Coloring Book
As horrifying as this book is, it’s even worse when you realize that it was not even created by the Black Panther party, but rather by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s COINTELPRO program in an effort to discredit the organization. See more here.
Tax Shelter Coloring Book: How to Color Yourself Rich!
Because you can never learn too early.
The Pat Robertson and Friends Coloring Book
In The Pat Robertson and Friends Coloring Book, artist Kevin Stone illustrates the quotes of Pat Robertson (who famously said that ’75 to 80 percent of the illnesses in the United States are psychosomatic’), and other public figures like George W. Bush, Barbara Bush, Jerry Falwell, and Ann Coulter. The book comes complete with a Pat Robertson paper doll — just don’t tell us what you do with it.
The Gangsta Rap Coloring Book
Yep, it’s just what it sounds like �� pictures of hip-hop stars for you and your loved ones to color in at your leisure. Guns, cigars, and tattoos included.
The Christian Conservative Coloring Book
Another Kevin Stone product, this one lets you draw all over your favorite conservative Christian pundits, like Sarah Palin, Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh. Note: most of those people also appear in the Occupy coloring book, so if you’re looking to experiment with different ‘looks’ for O’Reilly, you should probably buy the set.
The Big Coloring Book of Vaginas
This is not for children. But at least it’s better than this one.
Sexual Therapy Coloring Book
‘Color your way to mental health?’ Yes please. If only we could find a copy of this somewhere we could finally stop being crazy.
Law & Order: An Adventure to Color!
Briscoe and Curtis! Matching prints! Dead bodies! A complicated maze between arraignment and court trial! Law & Order is probably one of the least kid-appropriate shows to make into a coloring book, but it’s never been more fun.