keep calm and read this blog post

is it just me or are things particularly mad right now?

so the crazy state of life in general got me thinking about this poster:

i’m sure you’ve seen it before.

according to Mr and Mrs Wikipedia it was produced sometime around 1939 at the beginning of WWII by the Ministry of Information (not related to the Ministry of Sound – i checked).

don’t worry, this will be a short history lesson. and i will spatter it with dirty words to keep things interesting.

It was kind of a “last case scenario” thing. They printed two and a half million posters, (nipples) but they were only gong to use the poster to keep morale high, if the Nazis managed to invade Brittain. But of course (penis) that invasion never actually happened. (big-breasted twins) Nobody knows who designed the poster, but it was one of a seris of three. (anal sex)

the other two being: “Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution Will Bring Us Victory” (of which they printed 800,000 copies).

And “Freedom is in Peril” (400,000 printed).

yeah, you can kind of see why those two never caught on, can’t you. (bum)

so the brits weren’t invaded, the posters were never really used properly. and everyone lived happily ever after. (soapy tit wank)

fast forward to the year 2000.

A copy of the ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ poster was rediscovered in a second-hand bookshop in Northumberland. It’s no longer in copyright, so the store owners started to reprint it and boom (butt plug) it exploded.

i suppose something about it appeals to the global state we’re in or something. i dunno, i just dig it.

and of course where there’s a great idea, there will always be a spoof of that great idea, and so the parodies have sprung up all over the place. I dug up a few out of the internet for your viewing pleasure:
clever friend, Sue, found that one outside a cake shop in London. too wonderful.

and another new addition from amazing Sue:

love that. it’s eloquent, and simple, don’t you think?

brittish? have a problem? – turn to tea.

or beer!

i love this calendar. too clever by half!

see there’s even one for computer geeks.

and knitting geeks.

i want that one on the wall above my desk at work. it’s awesomeness.

not sure what that’s about. and anyway how can you stop yourself sneezing? it’s impossible, your eyeballs would pop out!

that one’s for my granny.

ah this next one is my own personal favourite:

so there you go, from the Ministry of A Million Miles from Normal, here’s my advice for today:

happy thursday!

11 responses to “keep calm and read this blog post”

  1. Nik_TheGreek says:

    Thanks. Happy Thursday to you too…
    That’s quite a British post.

  2. Being Brazen says:

    happy Thursday to you…


  3. Paige says:

    yes, Nik, stiff upper lip and all!

  4. Alwill says:

    love it!! btw, the one with the pig: swine flu? keep calm and don’t sneeze.

    Rule Brittania! Keep calm and have some toast!

  5. Gosh these are brilliant!!!!

    I especially love the swearing one! haha.

    hope you feel more calm.. haha.


  6. Ninnles says:

    Now I feel like a cup cake. Oh well guess I’ll just carry on.

  7. liquid pixel says:

    I’m a big fan of the British approach to crisis control myself…although a little sumfink IN the tea doesn’t hurt.

  8. Matt Watts says:

    Hi Paige. Loved this post. There has been quite a rash of these in the UK, so my favourite has to be “Change words and be hilarious” (if they meant it to be sarcastic).
    PS Sorry for ignoring you and your blog recently. Glad to see you are still as filthy as ever. A girl after my own heart.

  9. Paige says:

    Alwill, swine flue! brilliant, makes sense now.

    Hi Matty, you’ve been missed, nice to see you back again. xxx

  10. They printed two and a half million posters, (nipples) but they were only gong to use the poster to keep morale high, if the Nazis managed to invade Brittain.

  11. Paige says:

    True that. Thanks meeting chicks in bars. So glad you commented, it got me back to this post, which haven’t looked at in ages.

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