This is pretty weird…

Boing Boing: Iraq visual language survival guides for military personnel

The images are functional icons, like highway signs or web UI buttons, so they reflect a simplified aesthetic — like early childhood storybooks. The subject matter is violent, but the look is “see spot run” or “happy Lego people at play.” The most surreal one is a two-part diagram in which a man is asked to remove his toupee so the interrogator can determine whether or not weapons are stashed beneath.

I especially like the fact that the motto of Kwikpoint, the company that makes the visual guide, is “Communication is the key to world peace.”

It’s like something from Get Your War On, brought into the real world.

Oh wait, that happens all the time.