May 14th, 2010

Friday Foolery #84: It’s All About the Cat

You’ve seen or heard the backstory about  ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’, right? It was a British World War II motivational poster that was printed in case they were about to be invaded but never actually used, then Barter Books realized they had one and so many people started asking for it that they made copies beginning in 2000.

The parody site http://www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/ allows you to create your own pithy saying with the King George crown or another image (or none at all), and this one from the recently created gallery caught my eye.

Keep Calm and Feed The Cat

You’ve got that right, there is no calm if the cat is not fed.

On a related cat food note, my colleague Dave brought the video Satisfy the Cat, aka User-Centered Design to my attention and it has been cracking up our 7 year old son repeatedly for days.  On a more serious note, how do you design a website to satisfy several different herds of cats at once…. say researchers, clinicians and medical librarians? I know which one had the Coke reaction to the PubMed redesign last year!

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2 Responses to “Friday Foolery #84: It’s All About the Cat”

  1. janna says:

    Keep on and Carry Yarn and Keep on and Knit On are popular among my circle of friends (well, the knitting ones, anyway).

    Also, one of my cats would have been all over that bowl of Cheerios!

  2. Keep on and Carry Yarn and Keep on and Knit On are popular among my circle of friends (well, the knitting ones, anyway).
    +1

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