Funny!

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by dobbin, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. dobbin macrumors 6502a

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    Yesterday the UK Goverment published guidelines on what to do in an emergency. This information leaflet is being delivered to every house in the country.

    Less than 24 hours later, this parody shows up. Its amazing how people make these things so quickly. It made me laugh a lot :D
     
  2. Roger1 macrumors 65816

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  3. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Very funny!

    As I haven't had my coffee yet (ran out here, need to go buy some), I didn't notice the second link at first and actually spent time browsing the first one, wondering why it was funny and what I was missing. D'oh! But at least the pay-off was that the second site seemed even funnier - both because I'd seen so much of the first site and could see how expansive a parody it was and because it was obviously just amazingly funny compared to the original.
     
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  5. Raid macrumors 68020

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    I too was wondering what the joke is, but then I used tabbed browsing to go between both sites... man this is funny!


     
  6. Ari_0 macrumors regular

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    ahahahahaha that is funny as hell. The parody is funny too :D
     
  7. wdlove macrumors P6

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    It would seem that they have nothing more productive to accomplish. But is still funny.
     
  8. mac_gal macrumors member

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    My favorite bit from that page:

    :)
     
  9. Roger1 macrumors 65816

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    Maybe I overlooked it, but I didn't see anything in there about duct tape or plastic sheets. :D
     
  10. belair macrumors 6502

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    good one

    pretty funny indeed.
    SHOW ME YOUR PAPERS CITIZEN! (Citizen is such a scary word)

    Yes and it reminds me of the Duck & Cover compaign the americans did during the cold war.

    In case of an atomic explosion, duck & cover. What?
    In case of a terrorist chemical attack. Go in, stay in, tune in?
    Bzzzkzz NEWSFLASH The city is under attack make shure to stay inside and don't breath, because you WILL die! bzzzkzz
     
  11. dobbin thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My favourite bit is:

    "You will also be able to order copies of the booklet in audio tape, large print, and Braille formats. We wouldn't have bothered, but Blunkett insisted."

    For those outside the UK, David Blunkett is the Home Secretary, resonsible amongst things for all our work against terrorism. He is blind.

    I used to work for a blindness charity and they made such a fuss (quite rightly) about producing stuff in alternative formats. I like the way this guy just trivialises it and takes the p!ss out fo Blunkett at the same time!
     
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  13. applemacdude macrumors 68040

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    Lol

    Things to remember


    If you are involved in any emergency it is important to:


    Run like hell, particularly if you caused the emergency.

    Trample all others in your desperate attempt to escape.

    Loot on the way out.


    *
     
  14. Darwin macrumors 65816

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    Just seeing it on the BBC News here now and its on requesting that the site be shut down

    Somebody didn't find it funny :p
     
  15. sonyrules macrumors regular

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    Thats pretty funny, Someone has alot of time on thier hands
     

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