i just sent this e-mail to everyone i know and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (because he said Burnt Sienna was his favorite crayon):
Friends, Romans, Color Crayon Users, lend me your ears
I come to praise Burnt Sienna, not to bury him
You see, Crayola� has started a nefarious campaign to rid crayon boxes around the planet of the most beautiful crayon ever invented, our friend, Burnt Sienna.
I am shocked and appalled. Imagine my horror and dismay at finding such blasphemy on the back of a box of Crayolas:
To make enough room in the Crayola box so our new colors can stay after the party is over, four old colors have to go. Which four will fade away forever? It’s up to crayon fans everywhere to “save the shade” they want to keep coloring with! The color that receives the most votes will remain in active duty. The other four will be retired to the Crayola Hall of Fame.
The four colors up for ousting are Burnt Sienna. Blizzard Blue, Mulberry, Teal Blue and Magic Mint. Yes, Magic Mint-what in the hell color is Magic Mint? And really, Blizzards aren’t blue, so that should automatically disqualify Blizzard Blue from saving.
What will happen to scenes of autumn days if Burnt Sienna is ousted? What about horses? Brown haired people? Bridges, log cabins, amber waves of grain? None of these will be possible without Burnt Sienna.
Raw Umber will not do. Brown is too basic. Bittersweet doesn’t cut it. We need Burnt Sienna.
So my friends, I beg of you-help me save Burnt Sienna.
Log on to Crayola.com and vote to save Burnt Sienna:
(feel free to pass this on)