For the tenth year in a row the Michigan Lawsuit Abuse Watch has held their Wacky Warning Labels Contest. According to their site the contest is conducted by the group “to reveal how lawsuits, and concern about lawsuits, have created a need for common sense warnings on products.”
This year’s winner from shown here on a washing machine wisely advises “DO NOT put any person in this washer.” Good advice? Sure, but I love that M-LAW has taken it upon themselves to point out how foolish this type of warning really is. Personally I think the funniest part is that it specifies “this washer” which on some level implies there is a washer that it is safe to put a person in.
On the other hand I can’t help but think of when the Free Beer and Hot Wings show gave their producer a ride in a big clothes dryer. Of course no warning label would have stopped them anyway.
So before you microwave your cell phone or iron your winning lottery ticket check out this year’s top 5. Also worth a scan is the list of past winners. I’ve thought about sending them the box to my drinking bird but never quite got around to it.
Thanks to Don Burleson for letting me know the new winners were in!
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Two great new “Make Your Own” pages from Burleson Consulting’s Daily Oracle News Page:
Make Your Own “For Dummies” Book Cover
Make Your Own South Park Character
So here are your challenges for the day:
First, make a “For Dummies” book that isn’t safe to hang in your cube.
Second, render your boss as a South Park character.
If that’s not enough “Make Your Own” for you, check out the Make Your Own Warning Label site.
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The Warning Label Generator allows you to choose from a variety of labels and symbols and free-form your text in to create your own warning labels. Lots of fun! Thanks to the Make Magazine blog for pointing this one out!
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