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#40404 - 07/19/04 03:32 PM Liability culture
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The sort of result we get from today's liability culture.....

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#40405 - 07/19/04 05:50 PM Re: Liability culture
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Is that for real????? Or was that for a Monty Python or Bennie Hill Show?
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#40406 - 07/19/04 09:50 PM Re: Liability culture
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Two more goofy warnings



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#40407 - 07/19/04 11:40 PM Re: Liability culture
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I understand that the second (orange) placard was inspired by an actual Darwin Award recipient. Somebody actually Darwined himself rocking a machine trying to get a free Coke.
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#40408 - 07/20/04 01:14 PM Re: Liability culture
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We have lawyers to thank for this sort of nonsense.
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#40409 - 07/20/04 02:40 PM Re: Liability culture
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Quote:
Is that for real?????


I think it's a PhotoShopped joke.

I'm not sure where it came from; just found it while browsing and saved it to my disk as it made me chuckle.

"Bridge out" is a somewhat North American expression that you won't often hear in Britain, so I would guess this came from the U.S. or Canada. Either way, somebody has a pretty good handle on the way things are going, don't ya think?
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#40410 - 07/20/04 04:31 PM Re: Liability culture
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Reminds me of the "warning" sign I saw in a lab once:

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WARNING

DO NOT LOOK INTO LASER WITH REMAINING EYE
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#40411 - 07/20/04 06:10 PM Re: Liability culture
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[threadjack]

I saw this one posted by my old physics lab instructor back in college:


ILLITERATE?

PLEASE WRITE FOR FREE HELP
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#40412 - 07/20/04 07:51 PM Re: Liability culture
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This kind of thing spreads though.. I once saw a TV with a stern warning not to use it in a swimming pool.... I assume they meant swimming pool area? or knowing the darwin candidates... maybe not!
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#40413 - 07/21/04 02:54 AM Re: Liability culture
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Chipmunk,

They may very well mean the pool itself!

The following has become an ECN classic:





[This message has been edited by pauluk (edited 07-21-2004).]
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