Random Thoughts For Keeping Calm & Carrying On Friday March 16, 2012

As a half-brit, there is always an odd source of pride revolving around the Keep Calm and Carry On Posters. Growing up and hearing stories from my dad about the great war and the incredible prevalent British attitude towards the constant bombings of London has always been an intriguing and fascinating sense of cultural pride. So whenever I come across the Keep Calm posters (and it’s subsequent meme), it always produces an odd smile on my face.

Anywho, here’s a short but fantastic little doc on The Origins of the Keep Calm and Carry On Posters and how they popped back in to the modern consciousness.

(via. Devour.com & NewsBoyCallen)

First – More nostalgia for all you nerds out there, Boing Boing has an insiders look at fan letters from Huxley (A Brave New World) to Orwell.

Second – With Euro 2012 just around the corner, it’s time for the big players of Europe to start releasing their new kits. The Port-e-guizzers, aka my third favorite team behind England & Ireland, have just released their new Nike away jerseys.

Gotta say, they look sharp. I especially love the recycled material aspect.

Third – Looking to invest in a new KickStarter project? Want to invest in an intriguing documentary on Thorium as an alternative to Uranium based nuclear energy? Or do you just want to help a strong Calgary based filmmaker? Well … make sure you check out Gordon McDowell’s new film project on Kickstarter

Yes, the project has already surpassed it’s intended goal donations, but this is an intriguing project from a fantastic local Calgary talent. If you’re interested in this topic of discussion or just want to help out, definitely donate.

Fourth – If you’re in Calgary and at all interested in being in business, Mount Royal University is holding a talking featuring Julien Smith and Chris Broggan on personal and social connection.

Now, if you are in Calgary… You have to be there. Clear the calendars and be there. Or else.

Fifth – I’m sure everyone has heard of the homeless hotspots at SXSW Interactive this year. Most people probably saw a two second blurb on the news or even a little article on twitter. But Wired.com has a full in depth look at the whole controversy – who was behind and the rationale.

Not sure why I posted that, but… well the more you know.

Sixth – This is all sorts of awesome… It’s a collection of polaroid photos from the set of the 1982 dystopian epic Blade Runner.

Seventh – This could be my favourite meme at the moment. (It also happens to be one of my favourite movies of all time) It’s Gene Wilder’s infamous You Get Nothing (Remixed) from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Eighth – I know this Random Thoughts is pretty video heavy, but if you have 30-40 minutes do check out this great documentary on local DC salad franchiseSweetgreen’s Sweetlife Festival from last year.

Caitlin and I had the pleasure to attend last year’s festival and we’re super excited to be heading out again. But the interesting element about the documentary is to the window into not only the festival itself but how it came together and three entrepreneurs behind Sweetgreen.

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