Waldo shows his true stripes…
Okay publishing staff, we’re here to start promoting the latest volumes in our wildly popular “Where’s Waldo?” series of children’s books.
Cripes, Boss, MORE Waldo books? Haven’t we run that into the ground? It’s getting easier and easier for kids to spot that guy in a red and white striped shirt!
Oh, there’s plenty more scope for hiding Waldo. What do you think of this one? Waldo shows up in drag at a women’s fashion show?
That’s just so wrong on every level, Boss.
And look here! Waldo in Karachi! Can you find him?
Yeah Boss, there’s just Waldo and a donkey cart.
What about here? Can you spot Waldo in Belgium?
There he is in the foreground, Boss. He’s the only one in focus. It isn’t that hard.
Exactly! Now you’re catching on! Our strategy is to make it easier and easier to spot him!
See, parents buy the book, the kids find Waldo before they even get out to the parking lot, and so they need to go back and buy more books!
Jeez, Boss, I don’t know about…
Now, can you find Waldo in this next one? He’s standing right between an Amish farmer and Johnny Cash…
Top: A model presents a creation by Georgian fashion house Atelier Informal during Georgian Fashion Week in Tbilisi, April 3, 2011. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
Combo top: A “Where’s Waldo” book cover.
Combo middle: A donkey-led cart passes a cricket fan painting the word “Pasban” on an oversized cricket bat in Karachi, March 29, 2011.REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
Combo bottom: A worker in the non-profit sector throws his shoes onto the steps of the stock exchange building during a protest in Brussels, March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Thierry Roge