Thursday, March 16, 2006

How the government promotes terrorism readiness

I thought Tanya's post from her Purple Giraffe blog was just too funny not to share. If you are in need of a good laugh, and who isn't, just follow the link from the post title. I've been back to visit a few times now, and still laugh.

Mind you, it is a bit unnerving to think that some bureaucrat at the www.ready.gov site probably took these public service symbols for terrorism readiness quite seriously. But thank goodness there was someone else with a wonderfully absurd sense of humor to counteract that with silly captions. Here's an example:

If you are trapped under falling debris, conserve oxygen by not farting. (This will appeal to my sons.)

6 comments:

jellyhead said...

Ah, but this appeals to me, too! Thanks for giving me a laugh this morning!

Kerri said...

Funny Val :) I'll definitely visit Tanya's blog.
I've been trying to publish a post for two nights now and Blogger is being very uncooperative. I'm about to scream!!!!

Kali said...

Thanks for the laugh! I'm sure my son will also enjoy it.
I loved the link to Ampersand Duck ~ how exquisite! Lucky you for doing the book binding course, I'd love to, but don't think they have any here. I can't wait to see how you go.
Oh Val, I hope your throat clears up soon :)

Tanya said...

I'm glad the signs continue to amuse. I'm just sorry the one I really wanted up there I couldn't find on the site. It was a map of Texas with red rings around Austin and a big sign pointing to said rings, saying RADIOACTIVE. The text associated said, "Austin is radioactive, move to Houston." Maybe the real site figured this was somewhat inappropriate... or something.

Tanya said...

Next time I am up Daintree way, I am going to look for those cane toad purses, I promise!

Val said...

Tanya, I expect you to post a photo modelling your new purse. And a close up of the purse too. Must be seen to be believed.

Those cartoons even struck a chord with hubby (aka the man who cooks and who generally doesn't take much notice of fun things on the internet). He recorded the URL so he could spread the laughs further.