If you can keep your head when all about you

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if you can keep your head when all about you

A Thing about Machines: The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas by NOT A BOOK

A repairman has paid a house call to Bartlett Finchley, who is having trouble with the TV, and notes that he should not damage his appliances (he smashed the screen of the TV for a mild inconvenience). It turns out he is an ill-tempered gourmet magazine critic who reviles humanity (a misanthrope), though he seems to be simultaneously lonely. Hes as inept with machines as he is with people. Frustrated, he constantly abuses machines and starts to think machines are conspiring against him. The people he tells about this write him off as paranoid, but eventually every machine in his house (including his car) turns on him. Before this happens, he mentions the radio doesnt work, then his clock chimes more than the hour. His typewriter types the message, GET OUT OF HERE FINCHLEY. A woman on the TV speaks the same message, and upstairs his electric razor rises menacingly into the air, lunging at him like a cobra. Although the phone is unplugged, a voice on the phone speaks the same words.

He hears a siren and goes outside to find that his car had rolled down the driveway and had almost hit a small boy. After rudely dismissing the neighbors who had collected to gawk, Finchley returns to the house, drinks a full bottle of hard liquor, and passes out. When he wakes up, the television and other machines start telling him to get out, and his razor slithers down the stairs in pursuit of him. Finchley runs from the house and is chased by his driverless car (a 1939 Lagonda coupe). The car chases him to his pool and pushes him in. He sinks to the bottom and drowns. When the police pull him out of the water, they cannot explain how he could sink to the bottom when he was not weighted down (normally, a body would float), nor could they explain the car near the pool. They theorize he may have had a heart attack.
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If. Rudyard Kipling By Rudyard Kipling more Rudyard Kipling. If you can keep your head when all about you. Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can .
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QuotesPorn distinguishes itself as a place for artful or otherwise well-composed images; comics, memes, macros, and other low-effort content are not allowed. If you know the poem it's probably nice and aestethically pleasing, but as someone who hadn't read this poem before i clicked comments hoping there was a copy. Anyone have good audio of this poem? I'm struggling to read it with the correct flow and would like to! Poor bloody Kipling.

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  1. Cloe D. says:

    Materials for Teachers Materials for Teachers Home.

  2. Gifford G. says:

    If you can keep your head when all about you. Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,. If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,. But make allowance for.

  3. Martin C. says:

    If you can keep your head when all about you. Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for.

  4. Amber A. says:

    "If—" is a poem by English Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling, written circa as a tribute to If you can keep your head when all about you. Are losing theirs.

  5. Devin T. says:

    If by Rudyard Kipling

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