November 09, 2003

Color Me Obsessed

That is correct, I have more to say on the subject of crayons. Firstly, I just realized what the relentless overnaming of Crayola colors reminds me of: lipstick and nail polish names. (What can I say, my mom was an Avon lady.) In fact, here's a little quiz. Crayola crayon or Avon nail polish? Go!

1) Mango Tango
2) Cherry Jubilee
3) Desert Sand
4) Vivid Violet
5) Tangerine Dream
6) Juicy Plum
7) Razzle Dazzle Rose
8) Ballerina Pink
9) Cotton Candy
10) Tickle Me Pink

Answers in the comments for this entry.

But mostly what I've been obsessing about this time around is the Crayola store. Did you know you can make your own custom box of 64 crayons? Sounds good, right? I mean, maybe you're the sort of person who just doesn't understand why anyone would want a white crayon, and now you finally have your chance to get yourself a box of crayons without that accursed albino abomination. Well, sorry to be the bearer of tidings that seem good at first but then turn out to be bad after all, but that custom box of 64 crayons? You can only get up to four different colors in it. So if you like to draw one thing over and over again, this is the perfect product for you. You can even just get 64 of the same crayon if that's your bag.

Oh, but what if you want 64 of one of the retired colors? Aren't you then screwed? Well, that shows what you know. Yes, Crayola is offering limited edition boxes of recently retired colors. That's right, boys and girls, Mulberry is no more, so you better get enough crayons of that color to last you the rest of your life. Geez, man, I already had mixed feelings about Crayola retiring colors. Now I'm starting to wonder if they retire colors just to manipulate supply and demand! Like, are they hoping to grab a little corner of the obsessive collector market? I feel all dirty now. Give me my childhood back, Crayola!

Posted by Francis at 10:31 PM

Answers to the crayon/nail polish quiz:

1) crayon
2) nail polish
3) crayon
4) crayon
5) nail polish
6) nail polish
7) crayon
8) nail polish
9) ...Well, this one was a trick question. "Cotton Candy" is both a Crayola color *and* a nail polish. But since both answers are correct, give yourself a point either way. Hey! It's a trick question that benefits everyone! All right!
10) crayon

Posted by: Francis at November 9, 2003 10:35 PM

I just blogged your blog. And Rose's. But that's all I've had time for today.

Posted by: Emily Votruba at November 13, 2003 03:31 PM