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#40404 - 07/19/04 06:32 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 08:50 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 - 07/20/04 12:50 AM Re: Liability culture  
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Two more goofy warnings

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#40407 - 07/20/04 02:40 AM 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.


#40408 - 07/20/04 04:14 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 05:40 PM Re: Liability culture  
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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. [Linked Image]

"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?


#40410 - 07/20/04 07:31 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


#40411 - 07/20/04 09:10 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


Peter

#40412 - 07/20/04 10:51 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!


#40413 - 07/21/04 05:54 AM Re: Liability culture  
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Chipmunk,

They may very well mean the pool itself!

The following has become an ECN classic:

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