Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Bonfire of the Absurdities

I saw what has to be the most ludicrous warning sticker that ever came off the presses. I received a piece of equipment with the following warning lovingly stuck on each side:

Caution
One Person Lift


If two people were caught lifting this gear, would they face the same penalties as say, pulling that “Do Not Remove Under Penalty of Law” tag off the end of a mattress? The fact someone thought this warning was necessary troubles me.

I was scoffing at Global Warming right up until I found out the world’s wine supply is in grave danger. I am all for Global Cooling if it will save the wine.

Another Moon shot, so to speak:


20 Comments:

At 9:49 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

**The fact someone thought this warning was necessary troubles me.


LOL!


Nice pic!


Keshi.

 
At 11:08 PM, Blogger jin said...

Ok. I'm thinking that warning should have been on a 150 pound capacity elevator in England!

Get it?
Lift...elevator...um, ok. I thought it was funny & it took me a damn LONG time to come up with that. The least you can do is indulge me with a very hearty LOL.

 
At 1:47 AM, Blogger Die Muräne said...

great picture!

I think we should take much more care for our planet. Everyone! Everywhere!

 
At 2:54 AM, Blogger Cherry! said...

I love that pic. But more concerning to me is the wine running out!! Clearly, Kid, there is only one solution. Drink as often and as much as possible now while we can! And just in case the cheese supply starts to get low, get that into you too!

I'm off to stock up!!

 
At 3:56 AM, Blogger wallycrawler said...

Hate to break it to the global warming freaks , but the Earth has been warming sinse the last ice age . And guess what it will go through another cycle in another 2000-3000 years . Ice age , warming cycle , ice age , warming cycle . It's our egos thinking we have changed the temperature of the Earth . The fossil fuels we are burning have been burning naturally sinse the Earth began . In a late 1970's Time magazine the question was "Are We Entering The Next Ice Age" ? , because we were going through a unusually cold winters . Go figure . I say "Follow The Buck" what ever will sell . they'll go with that !

 
At 7:08 AM, Blogger Die Muräne said...

Wally, I'm not global warming freak! I said, we should care more for our planet. And I really mean that!!
Yes, the just go for the buck. But one day I'll take over control and everything will be very different. You will see.

 
At 10:01 AM, Blogger wallycrawler said...

Hey just remember I was always in your cornner . I have your back Die Murane , your best friend Wallycrawler .

 
At 10:04 AM, Blogger Fancy Laces said...

wow, so many information in this post.where to begin. first of love, i love that giant cactus.
+ a photo of that sign would be appreciated though, not that i don't believe you. :)

and for that wine thing, hmmm, I'm all for "Global Cooling" myself, after I've watched the latest Ice Age movie.

 
At 10:06 AM, Blogger Fancy Laces said...

typo correction: first of all

 
At 8:16 PM, Blogger Sugarfoot said...

The lifting police are a sub-department of the mattress police.

I hear they're hiring for the summer season.

As for global warming, maybe we should all stop our 'wine-ing'.

 
At 10:52 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Thanks all rnning a little late otnihgt. Got back from shopping and Yukon had a bit of an accident in the bathroom (AKA the Yukon Lair). He is relegated to the bathroom while we are gone to confine the damage to a small area - idle paws are the devil's workshop. Anyway, had some serious mopping to do and it took longer than expected.

I was wine-ing a bit, but you just can't beat a good dry red. If it gets too dry, no more grapes. Too depressing for words.

Just read an article about Australia. The interior holds the second largest desert in the world, but there is some agriculture. Australia counts on exports from this region but now it is threatened by salt rising to the surface of the ground. There was another article about fossils of carnivorous kangaroos - aren't you glad they got that out of their system?? Yikes!!

 
At 5:23 AM, Blogger Becky said...

Someone with OSHA came up with that treasure no doubt. Love the picture of the cactus, beautiful!

 
At 7:00 AM, Blogger Cherry! said...

'wine-ing a bit'. You kill me!!!

 
At 12:46 PM, Blogger nanuk said...

Count me on the front lines of the global warming debate if the barley crops are ever threatened.

Beautiful picture: is it near where you live?

 
At 4:40 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Nanuk: The picture was taken on Luke AFB. With the magic of Photoshop I was able to cut out all the blue trucks in the foreground.

Becky: Thanks. Sometimes the safety Nazis get a little overzealous.

Cherry!: SF gets full credit for the Wine-ing pun. Not bad, that!!

 
At 6:19 PM, Blogger Sugarfoot said...

Becky, OSHA is not that smart. You have no reason to but trust me on this one. That's all I'm going to say.

A warning lable like that could only have been devised by a team of Harvard Law School graduates.

As for the wine-ing, enjoying a nice bottle of four year old chokecherry wine right now, family recipe.

 
At 3:34 AM, Blogger Sarah Letnes said...

No, not my booze! I need it for family reunions.

 
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