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Inappropriate Coloring Books

Would you ever use a coloring book as a tool to teach your children about the Tea Party or female anatomy? Flavorpill has compiled a list called “10 Really Inappropriate Coloring Books That Actually Exist.”

Some of the other topics covered by these ten books include gangster rap, Christian conservatism and tax sheltering. The recently released Occupy, a 36-page work about the Occupy Wall Street movement, tops the list.

Here’s more from the product description: “With millions of people around the globe watching Occupy unfold daily, parents, teachers, educators and simply ‘interested people’ have asked for an educational piece that captures this culture defining event and moment in history. Accurately depicted in detailed line art and conversation the book includes modern and historical figures with quotations from Plato to O’Reilly, Hannity to Maddow, Obama to Boehner. There are pages dating back to the Robin Hood era, drawings of various parks, political views from every angle and a few surprises with imaginative satirical pages. ”

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Classic Books & Terrible Adaptations

Have you ever watched a literary adaptation that actually made you cringe? Flavorpill has compiled a list entitled, “The 10 Most Badly Bungled Classic-Book-to-Film Adaptations.” Some of them include The Scarlett Letter (1995), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), and Beowulf (2007).

Here’s more from the article: “Hollywood tends to be particularly inept at adapting classic works of literature for the big screen. More often than not, some genius will decide that a timeless book needs to be ‘modernized’ to reach today’s audiences, or that those bummer downbeat endings must be fixed up.”

The video embedded above features the second trailer for Beowulf. What movies would you add to the list?