Are you ready to put your planning skills to good use? Are you ready to help your family get prepared for the unexpected? Your family can use this Web site to create a plan that will help you be ready for many different kinds of unexpected situations!  
 
You're already a great planner! Every day you get your homework done, get to music or sports practice on time, and plan where and when you'll meet up with friends. But how do you get prepared for emergencies?  
 
It's simple! It just takes planning and practice, and these fun activities from Ready Kids can help!  
 
Click on these easy steps, talk to your family, and make a plan and put it in a safe place. When you're all through, you'll be ready to graduate from Readiness U!  
 
(Stolen from Something Awful)  
 
Ready Kids - Whenever our stupid government does anything geared towards kids it always ends up really lame and creepy whether it's about bullies or escalator safety. The Department of Homeland Security's web site Ready Kids really amps up the creepiness factor.  
 
Basically a family of mountain lions that look like they were pulled straight out of furry gangbang site teach children about surviving everything from tornados to terrorism to blimp attacks. What really creeped me out though was the effort they put into the elaborate backstories for each character.  
 
Purrcilla is Rory's mom and Rex's wife. Purrcilla is friendly and energetic, and she will defend her family with power and strength at a moment's notice. Her wisdom and common sense come in handy when Rory is confused and has questions.  
 
SHE LOVES: Drawing! She has passed on her love of drawing to her daughter. Purrcilla enjoys taking her box of pencils and paper outdoors to sketch scenes from nature. She loves the peace and quiet.
 
 
While I appreciate the gesture Department of Homeland security I'm not sure how knowing this helps my kids survive suicide bombers. Thanks again government.  
 
I would have hated to be the one kid who had parents that expected me to learn this crap. Screw safety, I want to play with my Legos!  
 
creepy indeed
leyman: that is just too weird...  
 
besides, isn't that supposed to be Mom and Dad's job?