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Title: “I Am A Pole (And So Can You!)”

Author: Stephen Colbert

Rank: 34

Blurb: “The sad thing is, I like it!” —Maurice Sendak

Reader Review Spectacular!

“This book should not be read to children. There is one page that illustrates a stripper humping a pole with only tassels on her nipples.”

“Then I got to the stripper pole, and the quite graphically drawn cartoon stripper right down to the tassels and heart tattoo on the ankle… I can’t imagine how many kids won’t get to read this book because of that page.”

“I was not prepared to discuss strippers with my 4-year-old daughter. This picture book is not for small children.”

“It’s not even a good children’s book because of the stripper pole frame.”

“It’s not quite for children, due to the main character’s stint as a stripper pole.”

“It’s too bad that he included a page with a reference to a stripper. Most of the book would have been fine reading to my young son, but now the book is relegated until he is much, much older.”

“My 7 year old grandson read this book to me, and when he finished it he said That was funny! The 4 year old and 2 year old Grandsons ran over when he started reading, and enjoyed listening too!”

Customers Also Bought: “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E L James

Footnote: Dad once tried to stop us from reading Mad, and look how that turned out.

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So, these parents didn’t recognize the mushroom tip on the cover? We won’t even deal with the pole or author tip offs.


Several years ago, teenage spawn gave me Borat for Festivus. No, he didn’t thumb through it first. I’ve never seen him blush before.

These are the same kind of parents who thought Ren and Stimpy was kid-friendly because it was on Nicktoons. Can I interest you in a copy of Fritz the Cat, then?

@matador1015: Can I interest you in a copy of Fritz the Cat, then?

[Quickly checks Netflix availability, adds to streaming queue.]

Somehow I’ve never gotten around to that. And yet, I’ve seen Bakshi’s Lord of the Rings.

@matador1015: I actually remember that one. The trick about cheating is to call it “style”.

Doesn’t always work. See Bakshi’s LOTR, above. He tried to get away with rotoscoping live action, and it was an utter mess.

@matador1015: Er. My kid watched Ren and Stimpy…

Happy Happy Joy Joy

The tooth fairy is the best. Or maybe Don’t Whiz on the Electric Fence. Yeah. The fence wins.

@matador1015: I saw Fritz the Cat at a drive-in with a couple of friends from high school. We were all ripped before the movie started but I still remember some of it. I never laughed so much in my life. Some of that was the weed I am sure, but the movie definitely contributed.

I saw Fritz the Cat in 1972 in a double feature with Nick Roeg’s Performance [Mick Jagger, James Fox, AnitaPallenberg], another delight for the kiddies. Let ’em see those two after gently breaking them in on The Big Lebowski.

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