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April 11th, 2004

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04:39 pm
Secure Beneath the Watchful EyesThis poster (advertising the security provided by the Metropolitan Police in London) is... just... I... is this serious? And if so, how on earth did anyone think this was a good idea?

(Incidentally, the discussion below the poster, on the linked site, includes a link to the trashiest cover art for a classic novel that I've seen in a while.)

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Date:April 11th, 2004 02:01 pm (UTC)
I believe this indicates that someone in the Metropolitan Police public relations department is not without a sense of irony. A vast, richly developed sense of irony. If I had to guess, and I do, I'd go so far as to say he designed this poster expecting it to be quashed and himself to be rebuked by his superiors, and is now quietly and satisfyingly agog that it passed muster.
Date:April 11th, 2004 02:12 pm (UTC)
My goodness, I hope you're right about that.
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Date:April 11th, 2004 02:43 pm (UTC)


holy knucking-sucking christ. if i were looking for a sign it's time to get the hell off this planet, now would be the time.

i'm quite certain george orwell is clawing whatever is left of his eyes out, whilst rolling in his grave.
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Date:April 11th, 2004 02:49 pm (UTC)
As someone in that discussion put it:

"I know what they're powering the cameras with. They hooked a turbine to Orwell's spinning corpse."

(Very nice turn of phrase, that.)
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Date:April 11th, 2004 03:29 pm (UTC)
so it occured to me that it might be merely a very cleverly executed prank. so much for wishful speculation.

or the slightly more reputable wired magazine article,

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