Waldo shows his true stripes…

April 13, 2011


Okay publishing staff, we’re here to start promoting the latest volumes in our wildly popular “Where’s Waldo?” series of children’s books.

waldo combo 160Cripes, 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…

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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

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The caption for the last photo would be much funnier had it dropped one letter to say that a worker threw his shoes onto the steps of the sock exchange!

Posted by Jibberish | Report as abusive

Standing next to Johnny Cash? I guess Waldo walks the line.

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive

Hey!!!!! Mr.Spam Filter ate my comment… just coz I talk about shoes!!!
Ah well.. Spin, umm… maybe its for the best that we dont question his actions?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

If the publishing staff wants to spice up the Where’s Waldo series they can hire Tom Clancy to write Waldo as a Spec Ops operative who must infiltrate Candy Cane Land to uncover a rogue faction of candy cane makers who make the candy canes taste like poutine instead of peppermint. Or something.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Thanks for the warning Shra.
I was going to make a comment with respect to the very large bat , along the lines of postulating how large the associated round spherical objects would have to be.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Stripe tease…

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Waldo walks the line,
while his sister Wanda walks
the catwalk. Nice specs!

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive