1.06.2012

WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT: KEEP CALM

so you adopted the minimalist design of a little-known-until-recently world war II era public service poster and added an arguably un-pithy phrase. i don't think you could get more un-original unless you literally beat a dead horse. here are some of our favorite (read: least favorite) "keep calm" parodies that leave us with that WTF feeling.


shoe shopping is stressful. this is entirely counter-intuitive.


we enjoy our fair share of zooey, but how does one exactly "be vintage?"


this one goes out to all those girls. you know, those girls.


we're all for self-confidence. but this just feels a little...stupid.


no, thanks.


i don't see the connection--pretty sure the english didn't boost morale in 1939 by advising their citizens to don skimpier undergarments. but to each his or her own!

if you love these, we're sorry (we're not sorry). keep calm and ignore our cynicism.

-EL CAPITÁN

9 comments:

Sarah Ann said...

AHAHAHAHAHA.
Okay. I just clicked through to your blog from someone else's and you are HYSTERICAL. Following along now and can't wait to read more of your posts.

Sarah
reverie

LITTLE CHIEF said...

oh my. we're flattered. glad to have you!

suzy said...

good graish, i think there are more keep calm parodies than acoustic covers of that airplanes song, and i'm not sure which is more annoying. as far as "being vintage", i'm pretty sure you have to have been born before 1960 for that. so i'm out.

sigh. pop culture.

LITTLE CHIEF said...

suzy, you're the greatest. i'll be using "good graish" in a conversation in the near future and i'll credit it to you.

suzy said...

YESSS DO IT!!! i use it all the time and nobody even notices or cares. sigh. but maybe if a cooler person does, it'll catch.

Nicole said...

haha! it's so funny the things they have used this awesome original quote for. good times.

xoxo

hannah margaret said...

those are so annoying and yet so entertaining. glad to have my chiefs back posting regularly. xoxo

Hena Tayeb said...

I don't know how you can stay calm with an eternal wedgie.. but hey who am I too judge.. I just wanna sparkle :)

LITTLE CHIEF said...

we can only hope that people will keep calm and think of more original material