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Helpful Hints For The Under-Curled
My new Helen Of Troy Model 6603 curling iron included this essential piece of advice:

6. Never use while sleeping.

Sloppy, sloppy. They left off "Never use while dead."

Posted by aalkon at December 4, 2003 10:21 AM


Maybe they meant "never fall asleep while curling iron is inside of user"?

Posted by: Lena the Wanton Slut Returns at December 4, 2003 1:41 AM

Read Catherine Crier's "The Case Against Lawyers" for many many examples of this kind of liability protection idiocy. There is an annual Wacky Warning Label contest sponsored by the Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch. Here's a recent favorite: A baby stroller labels that cautions parents, "Remove child before folding."

Posted by: david at December 4, 2003 7:45 AM

Each and every one of those warning labels is placed because some imbecile went and tried to do the very thing that the labels caution us against. The moisture-absorbing packets that come in stereos and other electronic equipment that say "Do not eat." Guess why it's there... Yep, some numbskull thought, "Hey, cool! I get a free pack of Chicklets with my new DVD player!"

Of course, I love those warning labels. They not only comply with the rules, but they further the cause of naturual selection, by removing from the gene pool the dolts that would have eaten the moisture-absorbing packet but for the "Do not eat" warning on it. Anyone that would eat a plastic packet of moisture absorbing granules that comes in a stereo will undoubtedly apply the "Do not eat" warning too literally and stop eating altogether.

As for those that would fold a stroller without removing the child first, don't you think the idea of such people reproducing in the first place is a bit unsettling?

Posted by: Patrick at December 10, 2003 5:53 AM