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The ATF has sponsored an art contest for the children of its employees. Some of the children depicted their parents as heroes. Others seemed to tell a story that’s a bit more grim. Still others were truly elliptical or perplexing. Oh, and the turtle. [via.]
posted by dersins (48 comments total)

 
Perplexing is perplexing indeed.
posted by nomisxid at 3:10 PM on March 22, 2006


At first I thought this one was about Waco.
posted by [expletive deleted] at 3:11 PM on March 22, 2006


I like this one of the white ATF agents arresting the black guy.
posted by maxreax at 3:11 PM on March 22, 2006


I think all ATF raids should have the plane flying overhead with the trailing banner. It's like a fair!
posted by Optimus Chyme at 3:16 PM on March 22, 2006


Man, and I thought my parents were narcs!
posted by gigawhat? at 3:16 PM on March 22, 2006


Hahaha. the "others" link is the "winner".

I like it. Is it supposed to be Tim McVegh?
posted by delmoi at 3:17 PM on March 22, 2006


At first I thought this one was about Waco.

Me too. That's what sort of prompted me to think this thing was FPP-worthy to begin with...
posted by dersins at 3:18 PM on March 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


Metafilter: Jail........ you will get sick.
posted by delmoi at 3:19 PM on March 22, 2006


YOU WILL GET SICK

You're going to Jail
posted by Smart Dalek at 3:19 PM on March 22, 2006


on preview: boy oh boy
posted by Smart Dalek at 3:19 PM on March 22, 2006


All I know is I wish my office had a rocket day.
posted by team lowkey at 3:21 PM on March 22, 2006


I really like the "colors of apples" one. It makes me happy that the kid looked at Post-It Notes(tm) and saw something other than a Post-It Note.
posted by davejay at 3:22 PM on March 22, 2006


Yo, look.
posted by ColdChef at 3:24 PM on March 22, 2006


I SEE NO AIRPLANE DEBRIS!
posted by ColdChef at 3:25 PM on March 22, 2006


It's nice that she doesn't kill the bad guys, but I wouldn't want to know that my mom then goes down town.
posted by team lowkey at 3:27 PM on March 22, 2006


This is awesome. Thanks.
posted by boo_radley at 3:28 PM on March 22, 2006


I keep expecting one of these to have a bear popping up and shouting Превед.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:31 PM on March 22, 2006


I SEE NO AIRPLANE DEBRIS!
posted by ColdChef at 3:25 PM PST on March 22

That's pretty good composition for a 9 year-old. And the "Apples" one is really good, too, if totally nonsensical. Half of these kids are going to be commie pinkos and the other half authoritarian narcs.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 3:31 PM on March 22, 2006


In the future, those will be the only poilitical options anybody has.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:39 PM on March 22, 2006


The YOU WILL GET SICK one is really, really disturbing.
posted by jack_mo at 3:39 PM on March 22, 2006


The YOU WILL GET SICK one is really, really disturbing.

Whatever. You're just jealous that her mom gets lots of money for this job.
posted by dersins at 3:42 PM on March 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


Alcohol, Turtles, and Firearms, duh.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:44 PM on March 22, 2006


Hey now, it isn't all 40's and blunts and poppin' caps.
posted by jrb223 at 3:47 PM on March 22, 2006


YOU WILL GET SICK makes a lot of sense. Mom puts bad people in jail. The bad people are placed in letter-designated cell blocks, some for boys and some for girls. Jail is bad because you're stuck in little locker-looking rooms and you can get sick there.

"Boy oh boy" is said with a frowny face -- i.e., "boy oh boy what have I done now?"

Totally logical.
posted by Mid at 3:48 PM on March 22, 2006


Also, this one is clearly quonsar robbing a bank.
posted by Mid at 3:50 PM on March 22, 2006


Turtle boy spends too much time playing
posted by HTuttle at 4:05 PM on March 22, 2006


Harsh, indeed.
posted by ColdChef at 4:11 PM on March 22, 2006


Don't Lie 4 the Other Guy
posted by ColdChef at 4:13 PM on March 22, 2006


Ummmmm...is this dude throwing away a baggie of evidence?
posted by ColdChef at 4:15 PM on March 22, 2006


New Orleans does, in fact, have talking dogs.
posted by ColdChef at 4:18 PM on March 22, 2006


Ummmmm...is this dude throwing away a baggie of evidence?
posted by ColdChef at 4:15 PM PST on March 22 [!]


Yes. That's what folks do when caught with it. Especially with Crack. in Seattle. A few blocks from my house. Argh.
posted by onegreeneye at 4:26 PM on March 22, 2006


This kid must have watched a real jury trial as she totally nailed it - a juror sleeping during one of the important parts and one confused even after the verdict.
posted by onegreeneye at 4:28 PM on March 22, 2006


I think YOU WILL GET SICK... You're going to Jail is the new Radiohead album cover.
posted by thanatogenous at 5:00 PM on March 22, 2006


Yes. That's what folks do when caught with it. Especially with Crack. in Seattle. A few blocks from my house. Argh.
posted by onegreeneye at 4:26 PM PST on March 22


But hey, free crack.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 5:32 PM on March 22, 2006


The one with the church burning down wins hands down.
posted by afu at 6:15 PM on March 22, 2006 [1 favorite]


You neglected to mention that along with the turtle there is a penis gun.
posted by beerbajay at 6:26 PM on March 22, 2006


And chocolate handcuffs.
posted by Astro Zombie at 6:41 PM on March 22, 2006


am i crazy, or is "the colors of apples" beautiful?
posted by willns at 6:42 PM on March 22, 2006


That's two penises today! Now I'm over my limit! No penises tomorrow!
Or...does a drawn penis not count....
posted by graventy at 7:06 PM on March 22, 2006


willns, even better, they apparently don't know how old the artist is.
posted by MikeKD at 7:25 PM on March 22, 2006


I remember a day back in elementary school when we compared the tastes of the various colors of apples. Maybe that kid just decided to turn in his homework, like using the same project for two assignments.
posted by Citizen Premier at 7:40 PM on March 22, 2006


Justin also submitted this. Does kinda remind me of firearms/tobacco.
posted by Citizen Premier at 7:45 PM on March 22, 2006


I wonder if Justin would be interested in making some prints.
posted by ODiV at 8:02 PM on March 22, 2006


Heh.
posted by EarBucket at 3:35 AM on March 23, 2006


I find this one puzzling.
posted by EarBucket at 3:37 AM on March 23, 2006


Every day at the beginning of work I will say:
I get lots of money for this job.
I think I love my job.
I go all over the world.
I went to New York.
The first lies of the morning are the most important lies of the day.

Also, Justin is the new Brice Marden.
posted by eisbaer at 1:19 PM on March 23, 2006


My dog is the bomb, too.
posted by thekilgore at 1:55 PM on March 23, 2006


I will totally buy The Colors of Apples one.
posted by zerolives at 4:59 PM on March 23, 2006


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