In his book, Le Petit Livre Bleu - The Little Blue Book - Antoine BuAeno has said that the tribe of little blue creatures is 'steeped in Stalinism and Nazism' and that their leader Papa Smurf, 'shows very authoritarian and paternalistic characteristics'.
Haldeman-Julius's sales figures bore out his conviction that the middle and working class buyers of his Little Blue Books were attracted not by the authors' prestige and certainly not by the modest paper covers of their purchases but by the sheer information contained within; by mid-1930, the same year I'll Take My Stand was published, Haldeman-Julius had sold his two hundred millionth Little Blue Book (Herder, "Education" 199).
His little blue book was jammed full of exciting ideas, such as allowing parents, entrepreneurs or philanthropists to open schools, holding elections for police commissioners and even allowing local people to take over their post office if it's threatened with closure.
The loss from discontinued operations and net loss for the second quarter of 2009 also include a non-cash, after-tax impairment charge of $5 million related to the carrying value of WebMD's Little Blue Book physician directory business.
With a high ratio of plans and line drawings to photos of completed buildings (roughly four to one), it is an ideal Little Blue Book for students to put in their pockets or wave reprovingly at deviants from the party-line, for again it is Comrade (or is it Constable?
Fortunately, Ivar has a little blue book that tells him just what he needs to do to get past these various creatures and it is his kindness along the way to those he meets that is rewarded by their kindness to him in return.