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I have recently enjoyed a series of hilarious parodies of the "visual
guides" to surviving terrorist attacks from www.ready.gov. It made me
wonder how the technical writers and illustrators who built that site
felt. Are they flattered by the parody or deeply offended by people
making light of their (admittedly important) work? Has anybody ever been
in this position?
I think it's a rare and auspicious spot to be in--people are actually
reading (even studying!) your documentation. Did the makers of those
great 1950s nuclear war public service films know that they were
creating a rich cultural vein to be tapped for decades to come?
Here are links to the parodies I've seen recently. While obviously these
sites are critical of American foreign policy, I do not intend this post
to be politically inflammatory. Click these links at your own risk:
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