Shawn Mahaney

Last Updated: 11/21/2009

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Gender: Male
Status: Single
Age: 38
Sign: Cancer

State: South Carolina
Country: US
Signup Date: 5/22/2005

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Monday, May 11, 2009 

Current mood:  fermented
Category: Life
Ever been puzzled by the fine print in the caution label of an ordinary everyday product? What, you don't read all the jargon on the label of everything you buy? So it's just me? Oh.

Well you should! Not only are labels informative, they can be a comedy gold mine. Helpfully, the humor experts at the Foundation for Civil Justice (no, really) have collected the best Wacky Warning Labels for us.
Every year these civil comics pick out gems like "A wart removal product instruction guide that warns, 'Do not use if you cannot see clearly to read the information in the information booklet.'" and "A bag of livestock castration rings warns, 'For animal use only.'" [Sorry, I'm just not gonna go look up a photo to go with that last one. Ouch.]
They have a spiffy video release featuring this year's "best" warning label.

The Off-Road Commode - "Not For Use on a Moving Vehicle!"

But there are plenty more! Previous "winners" include,

Top line, in big bold letters - "DO NOT USE FOR PERSONAL HYGIENE"

Proof positive what Apple thinks of it's target market's intelligence - "Do not eat iPod Shuffle."

Take it from an expert, stick to chopsticks.

On an iron-on photo transfer - "Do not iron while wearing shirt"

For actual legit news stories on this,


p.s. - I still hate that song and am mad at Tesla for bringing it back, and helping bring down American rock.

Currently listening:
Absolutely Right: The Best of Five Man Electrical Band
By Five Man Electrical Band
Release date: 1995-11-24

Love those!
(And am quite disturbed at the idea of people using scrubbing bubbles for "personal hygiene"....yecch)
Posted by Hilary on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 9:46 AM
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