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Date: 22/03/09

Signs And Portents

One of the most annoying things going around at the moment is that annoying sign which says "Keep Calm And Carry On". There are two main things about it which piss me off: one is the suspicion that the sign's reappearance is the result of some covert campaign by the State and the corporations which own it in order to deflect attention away from its venal, corrupt incompetence; the other is that the whole thing just enables conservative Brits to imagine themselves back where their hearts and souls would most like them to be - World War II, and that whole atmosphere of official, curtain-twitching busybody-dom and fake social solidarity.

So I think it's ripe for subversion. For starters:

Sign saying, 'Be Pure! Be Vigilant! Behave!'

And, touching on The Big Story Of The Day:

Sign saying, 'She's Dead, You Jerks! Get Over It!'

Actually, I think it's time to start the Society for the Truth on Official Posters and Signs (S.T.O.P.S.). Here's the first production:

'Slippery road' sign with reason given as 'Cow shit'

Update: OK, here's a funny one to go to bed on:

Signs with the names of Hitchhikers' Guide characters on them - Ford, Arthur, Zaphod, Trillian, Marvin, The Book

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