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.
Keep Calm and Carry On
Now Panic And Freak Out
The third, and now iconic, poster flashed Keep Calm and Carry On in white, capital letters underneath an image of a crown on a bright, grabbingly red background. Who, exactly, coined the slogan is unclear. The British government printed nearly 2. It never did display the posters, and most were recycled in during a wartime paper shortage. The Keep Calm and Carry On poster languished in number and obscurity until Stuart Manley discovered a copy in tucked away in a box of old books for his bookshop, Barter Books, in Alnwick, England.
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The poster was intended to raise the morale of the British public, threatened with widely predicted mass air attacks on major cities. It has since been re-issued by a number of private companies, and has been used as the decorative theme for a range of products. Evocative of the Victorian belief in British stoicism — the " stiff upper lip ", self-discipline, fortitude, and remaining calm in adversity — the poster has become recognised around the world. Each poster showed the slogan under a representation of a " Tudor Crown " a symbol of the state. They were intended to be distributed to strengthen morale in the event of a wartime disaster, such as mass bombing of major cities using high explosives and poison gas, which was widely expected within hours of an outbreak of war. A career civil servant named A. Waterfield came up with "Your Courage" as "a rallying war-cry that will bring out the best in everyone of us and put us in an offensive mood at once".
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