The Nanny State

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ghrit, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    On this morning, there was a weather advisory, rather (to my mind) gratuitously informing all the readers that ice was forming on local ponds and that people and pets should stay off because it was thin. Really? I'm shocked!! Shocked, I say!!

    My main gripe with this is that it appears to be written by and for the US Weather service. We are paying for the obvious. Really? I'm shocked!! Shocked, I say!!

    Any more examples of the obvious that we can send Ron Paul?

  2. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Reminds me of the desktop weather channel that continually updates the weather and displays it on the screen. Exactly how much can weather change in 5 mins??? Would probably be useful in tornado country but for me, a quick look out the window lets me know if it has started snowing yet.
  3. MbRodge

    MbRodge Monkey+++

    My personal favorite is the warning on my morning coffee that "contents may be hot" Really? Because if it wasn't I'd return it. I didn't order iced coffee.
  4. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Maybe not the obvious but I'm always amused by the TV/Radio ads for prescription drugs. The warning of the side effects are longer than the list of benefits. Why would I take a pill for a headache with side affects of vomiting, diarreah, shortness of breath, excessive thirst, tachycardia and, in some incidents, reports of death. Somehow the headache doesn't seem so bad after all
  5. Evenglischatiest

    Evenglischatiest Monkey+++

    Those weather alerts are saving lives around here. This storm that's passing us right now is expected to dump as much as an INCH of rain. And tomorrow night, the lows could dip into the upper 40's. I don't think I would have been ready to survive it, if they hadn't been telling us all week that we were about to die.

    I like the way Jack in the Box handled that one. The warning reads: "Caution. Hot coffee is hot."
  6. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    "Caution: Remove infant before folding for storage." :cry:On a portable stroller.

    "For external use only!" On a curling iron.:eek:

    "Do not use while sleeping." On a hair dryer.[bedtime]

    "Not intended for highway use." [gone]On a 13-inch wheel on a wheelbarrow.

  7. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Now Tracy, those really made me laugh out loud. Can we all saw "product liability"
  8. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Ever since that woman sued McD's for spilling hot coffee on herself...sheeesh...
    We've become such a litigious society , it drives me crazy....

    Just the tip of the iceberg...

    "Do not use if you cannot see clearly to read the information in the information booklet." -- In the information booklet. [​IMG]

    "Caution: The contents of this bottle should not be fed to fish." -- On a bottle of shampoo for dogs.

    "For external use only!" -- On a curling iron.

    "Warning: This product can burn eyes." -- On a curling iron.

    "Do not use in shower." -- On a hair dryer.

    "Do not use while sleeping." -- On a hair dryer.

    "Do not use while sleeping or unconscious." -- On a hand-held massaging device. (One of my personal favorites)

    "Do not place this product into any electronic equipment." -- On the case of a chocolate CD in a gift basket.

    "Recycled flush water unsafe for drinking." -- On a toilet at a public sports facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    "Shin pads cannot protect any part of the body they do not cover." -- On a pair of shin guards made for bicyclists.

    "This product not intended for use as a dental drill." -- On an electric rotary tool.

    "Caution: Do not spray in eyes." -- On a container of underarm deodorant.

    "Do not drive with sunshield in place." -- On a cardboard sunshield that keeps the sun off the dashboard.

    "Caution: This is not a safety protective device." -- On a plastic toy helmet used as a container for popcorn.

    "Do not use near fire, flame, or sparks." -- On an "Aim-n-Flame" fireplace lighter.

    "Battery may explore or leak." -- On a battery. See a scanned image.

    "Do not eat toner." -- On a toner cartridge for a laser printer.

    "Not intended for highway use." -- On a 13-inch wheel on a wheelbarrow.

    "This product is not to be used in bathrooms." -- On a Holmes bathroom heater.

    "May irritate eyes." -- On a can of self-defense pepper spray.

    "Eating rocks may lead to broken teeth." -- On a novelty rock garden set called "Popcorn Rock."

    "Caution! Contents hot!" -- On a Domino's Pizza box.

    "Caution: Hot beverages are hot!" -- On a coffee cup.

    "Warning: May contain small parts." -- On a frisbee.

    "Do not use orally." -- On a toilet bowl cleaning brush.

    "Please keep out of children." -- On a butcher knife.

    "Not suitable for children aged 36 months or less." -- On a birthday card for a 1 year old.

    "Do not recharge, put in backwards, or use." -- On a battery.

    "Warning: Do not use on eyes." -- In the manual for a heated seat cushion.

    "Do not look into laser with remaining eye." -- On a laser pointer.

    "Do not use for drying pets." -- In the manual for a microwave oven.

    "For use on animals only." -- On an electric cattle prod.

    "For use by trained personnel only." -- On a can of air freshener.

    "Keep out of reach of children and teenagers." -- On a can of air freshener.

    "Remember, objects in the mirror are actually behind you." -- On a motorcycle helmet-mounted rear-view mirror.

    "Warning: Riders of personal watercraft may suffer injury due to the forceful injection of water into body cavities either by falling into the water or while mounting the craft." -- In the manual for a jetski.

    "Warning: Do not climb inside this bag and zip it up. Doing so will cause injury and death." -- A label inside a protective bag (for fragile objects), which measures 15cm by 15cm by 12cm.

    "Do not use as ear plugs." -- On a package of silly putty.

    "Please store in the cold section of the refrigerator." -- On a bag of fresh grapes in Australia.

    "Warning: knives are sharp!" -- On the packaging of a sharpening stone.

    "Not for weight control." -- On a pack of Breath Savers.

    "Twist top off with hands. Throw top away. Do not put top in mouth." -- On the label of a bottled drink.

    "Theft of this container is a crime." -- On a milk crate.

    "Do not use intimately." -- On a tube of deodorant.

    "Warning: has been found to cause cancer in laboratory mice." -- On a box of rat poison.

    "Fragile. Do not drop." -- Posted on a Boeing 757.

    "Cannot be made non-poisonous." -- On the back of a can of de-icing windshield fluid.

    "Caution: Remove infant before folding for storage." -- On a portable stroller.

    "Excessive dust may be irritating to shin and eyes." -- On a tube of agarose powder, used to make gels.

    "Look before driving." -- On the dash board of a mail truck.

    "Do not iron clothes on body." -- On packaging for a Rowenta iron.

    "Do not drive car or operate machinery." -- On Boot's children's cough medicine.

    "For indoor or outdoor use only." -- On a string of Christmas lights.

    "Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly." -- On a child sized Superman costume. (This was on one of my son's costumes when he was little...duh.)

    "This door is alarmed from 7:00pm - 7:00am." -- On a hospital's outside access door.

    "Beware! To touch these wires is instant death. Anyone found doing so will be prosecuted." -- On a sign at a railroad station.

    "Warning: do not use if you have prostate problems." -- On a box of Midol PMS relief tablets.

    "Product will be hot after heating." -- On a supermarket dessert box.

    "Do not turn upside down." -- On the bottom of a supermarket dessert box.

    "Do not light in face. Do not expose to flame." -- On a lighter.

    "Choking hazard: This toy is a small ball." -- On the label for a cheap rubber ball toy.

    "Not for human consumption." -- On a package of dice.

    "May be harmful if swallowed." -- On a shipment of hammers.

    "Using Ingenio cookware to destroy your old pots may void your warranty." -- A printed message that appears in a television advertisement when the presenter demonstrates how strong the cookware is by using it to beat up and destroy a regular frying pan.

    "Do not attempt to stop the blade with your hand." -- In the manual for a Swedish chainsaw

    and there's more...
  9. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member


    There go our dinner plans.[LMAO]
  10. ozarkgoatman

    ozarkgoatman Resident goat herder

    What I really love is every time that we are going to have an ice storm here the news reminds everyone not to run their generators indoors. The really bad thing is that everytime there is someone/a family that dies from running their genny in the house. [beat][beat][beat] :shock:

  11. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    This the reason for the mood swings? :lol:[LMAO]:rolleyes:laffbiglaff[tongue][stirpot][peep]
  12. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Funny posts but the scary thing is that with a lot of them someone most likely did something stupid with it to cause the labeling. The stupidity of a lot of people never ceases to amaze me and if society goes back to survival of the fittest, there will be a lot of casualties.
  13. MbRodge

    MbRodge Monkey+++

    saw one on tv just now. Cialis (ED medication) does not prevent STD's especially HIV.
  14. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    If she has a prostate you've got problems [lolol]
  15. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    "Do not look into laser with remaining eye." -- On a laser pointer.

    I don't care who ya are - THAT is really funny! [booze]
  16. CRC

    CRC Survivor of Tidal Waves | RIP 7-24-2015 Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Oh, there's more...I'll try to find them ...

    I read labels for fun while in line at stores...And just stand there laughing out loud , and not caring when folks look at me...Heck, I'll let them in on the funny stuff..... Share the stupidity , so to speak.

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