July 31, 2004

If At All Possible, Get A Live-In MacGyver

The British government has recently launched a website called Preparing For Emergencies, something along the lines of Tom Ridge's "Duct tape, DUCT TAPE, DUCT TAPE!!!" campaign in the States a year or two ago. However, the government was rather comically unprepared for launching the site, forgetting to register http://www.preparingforemergencies.co.uk, as well as the official .gov.uk address.

Consequently, a bitter anti-Labour student snapped up the domain and posted a marvellous parody of the site (by the "HM Department of Vague Paranoia"). It includes such handy hints as: "If you are trapped in debris, try not to die", and "Reduce fire hazards in your home. Children are the worst fire hazards."

And do visit the real site, too, just so you can appreciate how masterful the execution is.

1 Comments:

At 1/11/05 21:03, Blogger myblog said...

I can’t believe that the stores are already selling Christmas decorations. Where has this year gone?! Pretty soon it’ll be time to send out holiday cards. Unbelievable! I’ve been surfing around to see if anybody’s talking about the latest gift ideas for the holidays. I never know what to get my relatives, especially those far away. My keyword search led me to this post. While your blog wasn’t exactly on topic, I really have enjoyed reading your posts. Happy Holidays!

 

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