Cory Doctorow at 7:54 am Mon, Jun 10, 2013
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Twitter user Darth polled followers for satirical, surveillance-oriented kids' book parodies, and created illustrations for the best. They're collected by the Guardian.
NSA surveillance as told through classic children's books
Is there a Hong Kong version, and we can look around for Ed in his hotel room or at his lawyer’s office or boarding an unmarked plane?
Charlie and the Checkpoint Patdown
Goodnight, Surveillance Camera
Frog and Toad are Enemies of the State
Are You There, NSA? It’s Me, Margaret.
Oh, the Places You’ll Be Rendered To!
The 500 Charges Against Bartholomew Cubbins
The Very Hungry Hunger Striker
Oh, the Places You’ll Go (to Jail)!
Curious George joins the NSA
The Little Cyber-Engine That Could (Crack Passwords)
The Runaway-Surveillance Bunny
Green eggs and all your metadata.
Horton Hears a Clicking Sound on the Other End of the Line
Mrs. Brisby and the Moles of the NSA
Right On! I was puzzling over what to do with that one.
I’m still chuckling at your “The Very Hungry Hunger Striker”
Alice’s Adventures In Indefinite Detention.
Also: Through the Two-Way Looking Glass
Richard Scarry’s the Adventure of the Lowly Email Worm?
…and Richard Scarry’s What Does Congress Do All Day?
Anonymous Tip and Mitten
That one’s a classic.
I wonder if anyone under 55 even knows the original. That was our learn-to-read text in grammar school.
The grammar school that they kept you in chains and forced you to break rocks and respect the Man?
Not at all, but we did have inkwells and civil war graffiti carved into our desks.
Musket shot holes in the walls and a tourniquet and saw in the first aid kit, no doubt.
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