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September 13, 2008 5:20 PM   Subscribe

A is for Automobile, B is for Bazooka. An Iranian kids' coloring book made during the Iraq-Iran War, intended to teach the Farsi alphabet, has been scanned and uploaded to Photobucket.

[via] a thread on Something Awful, which contains some interesting commentary from the book's owner.
posted by CrunchyFrog (13 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
F is for Fool.
posted by netbros at 5:26 PM on September 13, 2008


Holy toledo, all but a measly three of those are military-related. And one of those three is a drum, which of course has military associations as well. Depressing as hell.

BTW, these are not scans, they're photographs. Thanks for the post, CrunchyFrog.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:38 PM on September 13, 2008


F is for Ful.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 6:33 PM on September 13, 2008


Forgive my ignorance, but what's the difference between this and GI-Joe and the plastic toy guns that we use to play with as kids?

You want messed up propaganda to kids? Check out Pioneers of Tomorrow.
posted by bitteroldman at 6:34 PM on September 13, 2008


Forgive my ignorance, but what's the difference between this and GI-Joe and the plastic toy guns that we use to play with as kids?

For the sheer "gee-whiz rockets and artillery are great" factor, nothing beats Big World of Little Adam. (If you want to skip the host segments of this Cartoon Dump episode, jump to 3:25.)
posted by CrunchyFrog at 7:14 PM on September 13, 2008


what is this?
posted by mattoxic at 8:11 PM on September 13, 2008


ZSU-23-2.
posted by atchafalaya at 8:29 PM on September 13, 2008


Thanks for the post. I have long wanted to learn Farsi. I wonder what this is? Some sort of sandwich??
posted by exogenous at 8:55 PM on September 13, 2008


Presumably if you are old enough to read to the end you're old enough to be put into a human wave attck (with a key to heaven hung around your neck).

Of course, Iraqs counter measure to that (after cluster bombs proved too costly) was chemical weapons. Guess who sold them on that idea.

History is fun.
posted by Artw at 8:55 PM on September 13, 2008


That guy with the beard looks an awful lot like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
posted by Artw at 9:09 PM on September 13, 2008


I wonder what this is? Some sort of sandwich??

It's a mine.
posted by Devils Slide at 11:51 PM on September 13, 2008


It's a mine.

Whadda you talk about? Ah? I don'ta see your name on it! It'sa gotta your name on it?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:25 AM on September 14, 2008 [2 favorites]


Whadda you talk about? Ah? I don'ta see your name on it! It'sa gotta your name on it?

You canna have it, but I licka da sandwich!
posted by Devils Slide at 5:46 AM on September 14, 2008


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