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Stanford Art Professor: Coloring Books Have
A Sinister Effect: Inducing Submission

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Posted By: ladydawgfan, 8/16/2020 6:29:24 AM

In a piece originally titled “There’s A Sinister Reason Coloring Books Are So Popular In Quarantine,” a professor who teaches the history of art, ideas, and technology at Stanford University and also writes for The Guardian and Vogue posits a unique take: “What if the recent popularity of coloring books comes not from the creativity they purportedly inspire, but from the submission they induce?” In the piece, later retitled “The Dark, Forgotten History of Coloring Books,” Emanuele Lugli asserts, “This, after all, has been their mission from the start. It may be lost to the fans of coloring books that their success peaked in the 19th century,


Your daily eyeroll!! Leftists have to take the joy out of absolutely EVERYTHING!! How do such miserable people even get out of bed in the morning???

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rather Read 8/16/2020 6:50:04 AM (No. 511442)
Even my prog to the max boss LOVES coloring books. I never liked them, but children and grandchildren did. Leave it to an academic to take the joy out of every single thing.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: planetgeo 8/16/2020 7:28:58 AM (No. 511473)
Please, wypipo...refer to them correctly. They aren't "coloring books." They are "books of color."
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Reply 3 - Posted by: philsner 8/16/2020 7:39:38 AM (No. 511483)
And the socialists say conservatives deal in conspiracy theories.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: coyote 8/16/2020 7:56:58 AM (No. 511498)
Well, professor, stop coloring those books. That will show those gremlins that are trying to make you submissive.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Historybuff 8/16/2020 8:04:03 AM (No. 511505)
Ooooh! Smell me! I'm a professor! (Trying to be relevant.)
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Highlander 8/16/2020 8:15:12 AM (No. 511513)
Apparently, this perfesser was embarrassed for not being able to color inside the lines when he was in kindergarten.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: HoneymoonGal 8/16/2020 8:21:20 AM (No. 511521)
I read the original article this was based on. My eyes rolled so hard I fell off my chair. Thanks for the laugh OP!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: RuckusTom 8/16/2020 8:25:02 AM (No. 511524)
Your tax dollars at work for his grant to do this "study".
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Reply 9 - Posted by: MMC 8/16/2020 8:31:00 AM (No. 511533)
I never gave my kids coloring books.. or rarely.. blank pages and crayons markers color pencils paint to create! However, the prisms and intricate coloring books for older students and adults.. therapy! Calms the mind, soothes and quiets... If we re label coloring books as Art Therapy- I sure wonky liberal prof would be mollified..
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Strike3 8/16/2020 8:39:35 AM (No. 511545)
All of those years in musty classrooms and all he could get was a degree in art? No wonder he is angry. He should have stayed with basket weaving.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: hershey 8/16/2020 9:06:31 AM (No. 511578)
He's only saying that because he can't color inside the do these butterbrains ever get to teach anything...?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: MickTurn 8/16/2020 9:08:45 AM (No. 511583)
Sick twisted minds generate sick twisted thoughts...No Surprise here!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: dirtyjersey 8/16/2020 9:24:16 AM (No. 511609)
I really just want to get theses nuts in a room and scream “WHO CARES?!” Take the time you wasted on the drivel and teach a kid to read or fix the gutter on an elderly person’s house.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: stablemoney 8/16/2020 9:31:32 AM (No. 511623)
The sinister effect originates with an evil mind, Professor. You might check yours.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DVC 8/16/2020 9:34:29 AM (No. 511627)
Sick and devoured by hate for all things normal is a hideous way to be. What a sad idiot Lugli is.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Jennie C. 8/16/2020 9:40:06 AM (No. 511634)
Let me guess, this guy's all for making people wear masks and keeping the schools closed.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: NancyD 8/16/2020 9:40:17 AM (No. 511635)
The cities are being looted, burned, and the criminals are running the streets and this fool is concerned about coloring books? Lord help us!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Jethro bo 8/16/2020 10:11:18 AM (No. 511671)
Oh Emanuele, you're so blinded by your liberal bias that you can't see goobernment ordered mask, socialist distancing and confindment to home are a Hades of a lot better at causing the citizens to submit to the will of the goobernment than coloring books. Blaming coloring books for submission to the goobernment is like blaming flatulence for global warming.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: oldmagnolia 8/16/2020 10:14:46 AM (No. 511677)
But the mandatory good for nothing mask is not.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: kono 8/16/2020 12:12:35 PM (No. 511797)
And by extension, everybody should discard their 'submission' coloring books and submit to the Leftist's psycho-babbling expertise... Yeah, right.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Catherine 8/16/2020 4:12:22 PM (No. 512069)
I object to what this moron said. I colored for 15 years and loved it. I always wanted to be able to draw and never got past kindergarten skills. But when I have a pretty line drawn picture in front of me and about 500 color pencils in the basket, I love it. If the picture comes out nice, I love it even more. Harmless fun and I finally learned to see shades of color that for 50 years I called red, blue, green, yellow. Now it's sage, teal, carmine, etc.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 8/17/2020 1:45:51 AM (No. 512431)
When coloring books for adult kids came out, I was in the ER waiting room sitting near a young woman with a coloring book. She seemed possessed. I assure you she wasn't relaxed and there was no fun going on.
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