Osama to Replace Waldo

In an extraordinary move, Candlewick Publishing has announced all future issues of the Where’s Waldo series of children’s books will replace the Waldo character with Osama Bin Laden. The famed children’s book has been lagging in sales lately, and
editors felt a new twist was needed in order to drum up excitement for the upcoming
printing. “Think of it as a primer,” says a spokesman for Candlewick. “Kids
will be able to have fun, while also being programmed to be suspicious of brown-skinned
guys in turbans.” Although his permission was not solicited for the upcoming publication, Osama seemed excited about the prospect in his last video. "Waldo’s a great guy. I’m honored to take his place. Oh, and Death to America!" Complimentary copies will be sent to President Bush and all
White House officials in hopes that it will help them finally locate the
mastermind of 9/11.