Sunday, August 26, 2007

Come Around And Get Your Grins Out!

Are you a victim of Blind Optimism? Consider, then ask yourself these questions:
  • Do you wake up feeling all's going well for the Allies?
  • Do you think the War will end within the next 12 months?
  • Or do you consider our leaders competent? President Wilson? Prime Minister George?
If you answer yes to any of these, you might be in the dreadful clutches of BLIND OPTIMISM.

Don't be unprepared for tomorrow's newspaper! After dissolving all borders by our cowardice, we deserters harnessed a hopeless cheer, a laughter of artillery-sized trembling. Want to learn a thing or two? No visit to our caves is required! Spend the day with our CHEER-UP BOOK ($8 USD). Read the newest pick-me-ups, speculations, and ephemera – fresh from No Man's Land.

CHEER-UP that lovely girl of yours – and give her a kiss for us, you salty dog!

All returns from these CHEER-UP BOOKS will go to St. Dunstan's, a school established in 1915 to rehabilitate blinded soldiers. The purchase of two CHEER-UP BOOKS can equip a St. Dunstan's lad with a talking watch! War goes on, but so should good cheer!

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Meet the CHEER-UP Deserters

An excerpt from THE CHEER-UP BOOK OF WOUNDED SOLDIERS (click to enlarge):