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A Pox Upon You!

By raincoaster

Now, there are just some people in this world that, when something bad happens to them, everyone laughs and says, Well, dude totally had it coming. Or my personal favorite: Many people are like slinkies – not really good for anything, but you can’t help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs. And so it is with the designers and producers of this perky set of celebratory Passover finger puppets.

Can you see the teensy problem here?

The Plagues...like the plague of bigotry?

Is that BUCKWHEAT? Oh, sure, it could make an award-winning book, but somehow I don’t think it was the Torah. So, if this toy is to be believed, the plagues are: boils, water turns to blood, frogs, flies, locusts, diseased livestock, a hail of fire (that’s the one that looks like Bozo the Clown), lice, death of the firstborn, and being a black guy.

From YouOnMyBlog, via Gawker:

How can you make plagues more distasteful?

I’d really thought Catholics had cornered the market on gruesome religious paraphernalia for children, but damn, this is good. I’m not sure it quite takes it to the level that my Martyrdom of the Saints coloring book that I had back in the day, but it’s quite the contender.

Robert Downey Jr could not be reached for comment.

What Would Black Jesus Do?

10 Responses to “A Pox Upon You!”

  1. Annalucia Says:

    How about the Plagues of Egypt in chocolate?


  2. raincoaster Says:

    Oh, now THERE’s a tempting treat.

  3. Jennie Says:

    Is that Louse (lice) gay???

  4. french Says:

    Lo, and Black Jesus did speak, and he sayeth, “I would totally lay the smack DOWN on that, yo.” And lo, it was good.

  5. french Says:

    And White Jesus agreed with him, saying “Oh, definitely needs the smack laid down.”

  6. raincoaster Says:

    Gay lice might be just as annoying as straight lice, but they’d be WAY more fabulous.

    And God said, “Let the smack be downlaid!” And so it came to pass.

  7. Twistie Says:

    My gob is well and truly smacked by this.

    I’m not that wowed by the Little Rascals, but a plague of Buckwheats?????? And nobody looked at that and thought ‘hmm…perhaps something slightly less racially insensitive might not be a bad idea’?????

    (weeps for humanity)

  8. raincoaster Says:

    What Would Sammy Davis Junior Do?

    PS: I don’t think the louse is gay: he’s behind on child support!

  9. Jennie Says:

    Actually Blood has a video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fVDGu82FeQ

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