Why Pencils Are Painted Yellow

Because good marketing gets ripped off

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The Pedestrian, Quotidian, Provincial Pencil

We take them for granted, buying them in bulk at the beginning of a school year for a couple of dollars. We stow them into cups and stash them in drawers. We sharpen them so they’re ever-ready for grueling tasks and then demand they doodle for us…