He forgot to list the US terror threat levels:
The lowest at: "Huh? Did something happen someplace else in the world? Whatever."
Next would be: "It's a total lie because the news came from the government" this threat level is almost interchangeable with "It's obviously 100% true because the news came from the government", depending on where in the country you come from.
A little worse would be: "It's bad, so a government conspiracy must have caused it"
At the next highest level, we are starting to take a bit of a global view: "Send the Marines!" Note that this one can mean to send them with airplanes, tanks and robots or to send them with loads of food, money and warm blankets. We're never quite sure.
To the highest level of alert: "Frank, git yer shotgun"
Okay. I've probably offended enough people. Back to focusing on electronics now.
And here's some more politically incorrect national stereotypes:
(The one I got emailed recently had Australians in place of Americans, so this one's probably more likely to offend more of the EET target audience ;-))
This is a funny, yet there-is-some-truth-in-it, take on the security level of England. Typical of British humor and coming from John Cleese, it is forgivable. Security issues are indeed a serious matter, but a little comedy and humor would not hurt so much. Being resistant to threats does not mean that we have to be very serious, and no space for some humor. Humor is good!
@Duane: He forgot to list the US terror threat levels...
I always get confused with those. I think the best is Green, which means all is well in the world, but how does it go after that? Is it Verdigris Green, Titian, Smalt, Cattleya, Damask, Puce, and then Vermilion?
@David: And here's some more politically incorrect national stereotypes...
This reminds me of that classic book by George Mikes called "How to be an Alien." One chapter is titles "Sex" -- the entire body of the chapter reads: "On the continent poeople have sex lives. In england they have hot water bottles." LOL
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