Keep calm and carry on panic and freak out
Now Panic and Freak Out by VariousMy sister knows me really well. She knows how much delight I derive from the whole KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON trend – both because it is Britishy and because it’s just funny. So she gave me this book for Christmas.
NOW PANIC AND FREAK OUT
The upside down crown on the top just makes it even more wonderful. :)
The content of the book is fairly easy to explain. Each page contains a quote – a quote about the wild and entirely uncalm, disastrous world we find ourselves inhabiting. My favorite quote came from the very first page.
When in danger or in
doubt, run in circles,
scream and shout.
There are far too many gems…
I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened. – Mark Twain
… for me to include them all…
I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I’m in a Cabinet meeting. – Ronald Reagan
…so I’ll just…
I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes. – anonymous
…put a few in here…
Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance? – Edgar Bergen
…for your enjoyment…
I have opinions of my own, strong opinions, but I don’t always agree with them. – George H. W. Bush
I never put off till tomorrow what I can possibly do… the day after. – Oscar Wilde
:) :) :)
Obviously this book must be read with a tongue in cheek attitude, or one will have a conniption.
Conclusion. A must read for those attempting to live in this wild world.
"Don't Keep Calm & Carry on Panic and Freak Out" Sign
Vote over at TWC and you can see how Maggie resolves this issue tomorrow. The best storytelling device is one that you can throw in your characters' way whenever things seem too easy, which in my case is the werewolf council! And considering it's based on my own experiences with the bureaucratic nightmare that is local politics, it's true to real life. We're currently trying to fill the polling locations for the upcoming local election in November. Is there a procedure in place? Is it being followed? Basically, in a perfect world, things make sense and people do what they're supposed to, and in the real world, rules and regulations get in the way.
Brett Holman does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. The now familiar red-and-white image has been turned into fridge magnets, key rings, mugs, tea towels, phone cases, cushions — almost any product where it will fit. But while it is well-known that Keep Calm originated as British wartime propaganda, the original context is rarely appreciated. Rather than merely being a nostalgic relic of a reassuring past, Keep Calm should be seen as a symbol of terror. In particular, this meant enduring the Blitz , the German bombing of London and other cities between September and May , with cheerfulness and courage — the so-called Blitz spirit. In fact, the Keep Calm poster had nothing to do with the Blitz at all, as most copies were destroyed before mass bombing began. Its origins lie in the prewar expectation of bombing casualties far higher than the British ever suffered in reality.