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SGW
10-22-2006, 08:27 AM
Label on bottle of Ronsonol lighter fluid:

"Caution: Combustible mixture. Do not use near fire or flame."

Evan
10-22-2006, 08:36 AM
Ever notice the little dessicant packets they put in shoes are labled "DO NOT EAT"? I certainly am not in the habit of eating things that I find in a shoe. I don't suspect anybody old enough to read is either.

PTSideshow
10-22-2006, 10:44 AM
Sad as it seems, due to law suits and people who have become more stupid due to the content of moives, TV, Internet, music ect. People trying to imitate human volcanoes, fire eaters ect use the lighter fluid instead of the proper fuel of choice. they use it for removing price stickers in the kitschen while a women was cooking dinner/next to stove and set herself on fire. ect. So they have to put the disclaimers on almost any TV ad that has an slightly fantastic subject or activity in in it. Look at the vonage ads, the j*ck*ss movies TV shows.
And the other day at the pet store they had cat food cans on sale 10 for $3.00I bought 60 cans $18.00 did it in my old head. the poor high school girl at the check out was to worried about what underware she was going to wear for holloween party at school she couldn't figure out how to ring it up because the scanner does't work on that check out. Took 5 minutes before she gave up and got the other girl, to do it for her. The other girl was working in the back of the isle. she called her orver the PA. I guess the guy she was talking to was a stock guy. The poor girl that came up was really, embaressed when she got there heard what she was talking about and then what she wanted.
I mean a perfect poster girl for making a test to prevent extermely stupid people from having even more extremely stupid kids. And you have to ask why?:rolleyes: LOL

jimmstruk
10-22-2006, 10:47 AM
Operating caution on chisels & punches set, do not strike with hard object. Use chisels with rubber hammer? JIM

Frank Ford
10-22-2006, 10:53 AM
Actually, I think the flammability warning makes sense on the Ronsonol. It has for so long been recommended as cleaning fluid for any number of applications. When people ask me how to get tape goo off their guitars, my first suggestion is lighter fluid (naphtha). It works well, leaves no residue and injures no finish.

Here I am, doing just that on my Web site, FRETS.COM:

http://www.frets.com/FRETSPages/Musician/GenMaint/Cleaning/CleaningViews/lighterfluid01.jpg

IOWOLF
10-22-2006, 11:04 AM
Whats next, male baby's getting a tattoo on there penis at birth that says "Caution,May cause pregnancy"

BobWarfield
10-22-2006, 11:21 AM
Whats next, male baby's getting a tattoo on there penis at birth that says "Caution,May cause pregnancy"

Naw, the tatoo goes on the balls and says, "Has been known to cause cancer."

LOL,

BW

barts
10-22-2006, 11:35 AM
Operating caution on chisels & punches set, do not strike with hard object. Use chisels with rubber hammer? JIM


Perhaps this refers to the fact that one shouldn't use a nailing hammer
on chisels and punches; the face is too hard and may spall when striking
a hardened punch?

- Bart

rfrey
10-22-2006, 12:20 PM
Ever notice the little dessicant packets they put in shoes are labled "DO NOT EAT"? I certainly am not in the habit of eating things that I find in a shoe. I don't suspect anybody old enough to read is either.

I think that warning is due to the marked similarity in form factor between the dessicant packets and sugar packets.

Sugar lookalike + adolescent boys = lawsuit + warning label

Evan
10-22-2006, 12:37 PM
Sugar lookalike + adolescent boys = lawsuit + warning label

Well, perhaps you do have a point. A recent darwin award winner proves that. In a very tragic story from Calgary this week a 13 year old boy placed a large rock on the road where a bus could strike it. It was placed on the bus trap pipes (basically a cattle guard for cars). Sure enough, moments later a bus drove over it and the rock squirted out from under the tire and hit the boy between the eyes, killing him.

Millman
10-22-2006, 12:40 PM
Why do you say that is Tragic?

PTSideshow
10-22-2006, 02:20 PM
I second milliman OUTA the gene pool sucker! Wifes step sister 20 something son needs to be kept out of the gene pool. but thats another story. waiting on her mother step father and step sister to come up from crackerville. :rolleyes:

Locksmith
10-22-2006, 04:06 PM
I park my car near city hall. Walk across a playground to get there. I notice the 4 inches of foam flooring around the playground equipment, which is entirely plastic.
Flashback to my youth: The playground accross from my house in Jersey City was made of Asphalt, Concrete and the equipment was steel pipe and the swings were made of 5/4 lumber. Once a month or so, we'd all run over to the little building in the park to stare at some kid who "split his head open", thinking we were going to see some brains. Kid got a ride in one of those station wagon ambulances and came back next week.
The funny thing is, we all lived through this without any dire circumstances. I am convinced that one day I'll see a kid walking down the street completely covered in bubble wrap...
Don Coreleone had it right in the book "The Godfather": A lawyer with a briefcase can steal more money than a 1000 men with guns."

PS THAT LINE IS NOT IN THE MOVIE, ONLY THE BOOK; IT WAS HIS ADVICE TO A YOUNG TOM HAGEN.

Your Old Dog
10-22-2006, 06:15 PM
Why do you say that is Tragic?

Because the kid was a kid?

mklotz
10-22-2006, 06:53 PM
The instructions included with my HF digital calipers warn me to be sure to wear safety glasses when using them. The next time I'm in HF I'll have to check their safety glasses. My bet is they say to wear safety glasses while using them.

My wife bought an (imported) stuffed bear for our granddaughter. I was pleased to read on the package that it was made from all genuine material. Those toys made from non-genuine material just don't last.

Locksmith
11-24-2006, 01:49 PM
My reply to this thread has come true!
I just did a job for a guy who packs and ships a lot of odd size items. I walk into his warehouse and there it is : A 4 foot high roll of bubble wrap...

Your Old Dog
11-24-2006, 04:12 PM
Naw, the tatoo goes on the balls and says, "Has been known to cause cancer."

LOL,

BW

Actually it had written on it the letters TYVMHAND. When asked one day in the shower stall at the gym why he had TYVMHAND tattood on his hammer he exlained it actually said "Thank You Very Much Have A Nice Day when in an exicited state."

A.K. Boomer
11-24-2006, 04:21 PM
Actually heard a simular joke that said "Smokeys BGCT" when confronted the man said Smokeys Bar and Grill, Chattanooga Tennesee.. (sp.?):p

BillH
11-24-2006, 07:09 PM
Ever notice the little dessicant packets they put in shoes are labled "DO NOT EAT"? I certainly am not in the habit of eating things that I find in a shoe. I don't suspect anybody old enough to read is either.
You DO find those packets in packets of Beef Jerky...

Magic9r
11-24-2006, 07:23 PM
Bob,
you got it wrong, the tattoo goes on the scrotum & reads

"May contain nuts"

:-)

Nick

speedsport
11-24-2006, 08:24 PM
How about a large "M" on each butt cheek, when you bend over it says MOM

Ed Tipton
11-25-2006, 11:33 AM
let's not leave POP out of the picture!!

Ed Tipton
11-25-2006, 11:50 AM
I was looking at a jacket the other day. I stopped looking after reading the mfr label stating that it was made from genuine artificial leather. Even when buying clothing, you still have to read the fine print!