If you are American and you have kids, you probably know who Flat Stanley is. He is the subject of a 1964 book, and here in the USA elementary school kids usually have a class segment built around him. They cut him out, put him on a stick, and then take him places while photographing and writing about his adventures. He turns up in all sorts of fun places with cool friends.
But he should have a tux in the crayon box next time.
Or a political shirt.
While his politics look sound, he needs to be careful. Sometimes there's an unsavory element to his crowd:
But as bad as that is, it gets worse.
Yes it is too possible!
Flat Stanley has a new government job. (Judging by that second entry, It appears that some of their work is classified, but if I see Flat Stanley at a TEA Party rally and he tries to convince me to set something on fire, I'm going to be very suspicious.)
He also has a new black sister. How politically correct!
And I totally want to have a contest to finish that first description. "Children and their parents can build their own FEMA...." camps? fusion centers? flood insurance packages?
Hey kids, look!!! Flat Stanley isn't the only whimsical character providing government edutainment!
They need a slogan. How about: "The fun never stops....until the Muslim bombs drop!"
Or maybe they're only light duty. I can see where we might need totally need Muppets to come bail us out when that Flat Stanley flood hits.
Note we don't even get the smart Muppet, Kermit. Animal could at least probably kill something and feed us. No, we're getting blue Muppets. Blue! We won't even be able to tell if they stop breathing when we're strangling them to shut them up.
I'm sorry, but this sort of stuff is creepy. Taking children's entertainment, and using it to give the kids an illusion of a warm fuzzy Homeland Security blanket is nothing more than old school propaganda.
Hat tip to my older son who pointed this out to me. He called it creepy, too.