Porn Flakes

Anyone in the publishing business knows that this is your darkest nightmare, the cold sweat that wakes you at 4 a.m., your personal Rosemary’s Baby moment: not catching a mistake on something before a zillion copies are printed. Well, guess what snuck in to a 7-page Food Guide I recently designed?! (The Guide is for daycare providers to help them learn what foods they can serve to their kids and be reimbursed for through a federal nutrition program.)??

I gathered hundreds of images from the internet and artistically arranged them by food group on the pages, added Spanish and English labels… and Corn Flakes here was smack in the middle of the Cereals. At least five people had proofed it and 100 copies had already been distributed before a *daycare provider* finally saw the…really happy rooster….cock… whatever.

I have no idea where this came from, but someone had a good time making Mr. “KKK October Centerfold,” as a friend calls it. 1,000 full-color copies have already been printed. Crap!

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12 thoughts on “Porn Flakes

  1. Is the rooster actually flashing? Hopefully it will become a collector’s item much coveted the world over with the added bonus of its nutritional advice reaching a wider audience. So much for my attempt at spin, don’t beat yourself up, shit happens….

  2. Yes on both counts Roggie–the damn rooster is flashing + perhaps it’s a collector’s item along the line of the Beatles’ bloody dolls album cover,,, priceless and collectible in 20 yrs. For now, I’m trying to come up with a sticker I can use to cover it up. (someone already suggested a happy face with Eat Me, if that’s what you’re thinking)

    • Yes, I suppose so re: girls and boys, and at least there was a hood involved. I only wish I could have been there to see the look on the elderly Navajo woman’s face when she discovered the “bonus” image, probably wondering what on earth she had just signed up for…

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