The British Government has been making a lot of fuss recently about how it has spent £10million on a booklet to advise us Brits how to deal with certain events. Obviously this is NOT just due to terrorist threats because Mr Blair tells us so.

Whilst I wait for this booklet to drop through my letterbox, and pray that that no emergencies occur that I am unprepared for, they have produced a website.

Far more interesting than this is their neglect to register www.preparingforemergencies.co.uk and the parody website that has been put there.

I know it's a serious subject, but those who don't find this amusing (including the UK government) need to lighten up.
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on Jul 29, 2004
Hah, very funny
on Jul 29, 2004
Thank you for the Comic Relief. This stuff is funny. THAT'S WHAT IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE!!!!!
on Jul 29, 2004
lol
on Jul 29, 2004
geez do they really think the general public is that brainless that they'll actually mistake the parody for actual information?
it's an insult to the british government's mental intelligence that they would even contemplate writing a letter to the host of that website, much less the farce of the words they placed within that letter.
very funny website though,.despite the government's lack of faith in the average citizen's mental capacity.
on Jul 29, 2004
It's even funnier if you read in the voice of a snobbish brit.
on Jul 29, 2004
I thought only americans where that paranoid
on Jul 30, 2004
yawn, off topic meh finks
on Jul 30, 2004
EHy, whats that logo for? Reminds me of the Olympics...
on Jul 30, 2004
Britts forgot about theyr weakness.
Theyr tea breaks, thats the time to attack lol.
on Jul 30, 2004
I think they're worried about citizen alzheimers with general safety precautions or something! That kind of paranoia is totally crazy! Here in the US, we worry about ourselves mostly. But for Heaven sakes, we don't get a booklet like they tell us to read carefully on the airplane to simply live somewhere. Safety is common sense most of the time. Or else this booklet is for people with a lack of brain cells.
on Jul 30, 2004
What I think is so stupid about the pamphlet is that it is common sense like "in the case of a Nuclear Winter - make sure you have food to eat". No duh.
on Jul 30, 2004
Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahahah this is great!!!!!! What we should all do is boykote "democracy" in US and UK and get those bustards out of their seats! After that maybe even appologise to few nations accross the worls for crimes we commited upon them! Great text!
on Jul 30, 2004
man where can i get a copy of this book! i better goto the UK to get one, but wait, i NEED a book to TELL me how to fly safely. what now? lol
on Jul 31, 2004
Hey, the never mentioned duct tape or sheets of plastic! And I thought they were concerned about the saftey of the citizens! Just goes to show you, they don't really care.

You know, if they truly cared about the citizens they would tell them that little secret they told us about what to do during a nuclear attack ...hide under your desk! Oh, and don't forget to wrap yourself in plastic and duct tape your butt, this way they won't have to search for the pieces.
on Jul 31, 2004
Meh - Even as a scouser, I'm laughing at some of the yanks' comments

@ wulfn - Have you seen what the government has made the country in the past few years? It's become such a nanny state that even strict babysitters are put to shame. At least the General Election is next Summer for us - Sooner Blair's out the better >

@ ToeJo - Try singing this http://atomfilms.shockwave.com/af/content/this_land_af with a Texas yankie accent

@ tehStealth - Don't get me started on London's bid for the 2012 Olympics it's as ridiculous as the thought of Brad taking in IOUs for subscriptions

@ PixelCargo - Meh, only in the South (bloody Cockney pixies). Up in the north breaks are usually lagers & bitters None of that weak-ass Budweiser

@ DOCMARS, Spookymuffin - The leaflet is as simple as it can get so its readers can understand it. After all, there was the rumour that the leaflet was only to be internally distributed around the government

@ Ogy Ego - I'll get the torches for the mob.

@ thecheeks - Just do like most of us Brits are doing - Pay no attention to the bloody books they give out. TBH I prefer the parody site anyway

@ webgizmos - Not a bad idea. Hopefully if they attack, they'll do it when I'm, er, playing games with my girlfriend. That way, I won't need to be taped up

To be honest, the actual leaflet is a load of BS. I was in Warrington at the time of the IRA bomb in '93, and we never needed any of this "info" - We just got on and repaired the damage. Needing all of this is an insult to the population.
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