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Rod Savard
2004-08-04, 05:46
> I know they have to say it, but I get a real chuckle out of the line:
> "Do not attempt to install the display while bathing." LOL!

Yeah, I saw that too! Reminds me of the warning on a particular hair dryer:
Do not use while sleeping.

-Rod

seanadams
2004-08-04, 11:32
On Aug 4, 2004, at 5:46 AM, Rod Savard wrote:

>> I know they have to say it, but I get a real chuckle out of the line:
>> "Do not attempt to install the display while bathing." LOL!
>
> Yeah, I saw that too! Reminds me of the warning on a particular hair
> dryer:
> Do not use while sleeping.
>

With apologies to Bill Engvall:

It's for the same reason it says "DO NOT EAT THIS" on the little
packages of drying agent that we include.

Would you get a new squeezebox thinking there *might* be something to
eat in there? (Don't answer that) Of course not. But you know there's
some guy out there going "well LOOOKEE HERE! I got a squeezebox a pack
of chicklets! I've got music and gum!"

Here's your sign.

:)

kdf
2004-08-04, 11:37
Quoting Sean Adams <sadams (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com>:

>
> On Aug 4, 2004, at 5:46 AM, Rod Savard wrote:
>
> >> I know they have to say it, but I get a real chuckle out of the line:
> >> "Do not attempt to install the display while bathing." LOL!
> >
> > Yeah, I saw that too! Reminds me of the warning on a particular hair
> > dryer:
> > Do not use while sleeping.
> >
>
> With apologies to Bill Engvall:
>
> It's for the same reason it says "DO NOT EAT THIS" on the little
> packages of drying agent that we include.
>
> Would you get a new squeezebox thinking there *might* be something to
> eat in there? (Don't answer that) Of course not. But you know there's
> some guy out there going "well LOOOKEE HERE! I got a squeezebox a pack
> of chicklets! I've got music and gum!"


<homer> mmmm...silica....*drool*</homer>

Steve Baumgarten
2004-08-04, 11:50
> It's for the same reason it says "DO NOT EAT THIS" on the little
> packages of drying agent that we include.

I once had a Motorola pager that included this warning in its instruction
booklet:

DO NOT EAT THE BATTERY DOOR

I've yet to come across any warning that tops that for sheer inanity.

SBB

Peter Bowyer
2004-08-04, 11:52
Steve Baumgarten <sbb (AT) panix (DOT) com> wrote:
>> It's for the same reason it says "DO NOT EAT THIS" on the little
>> packages of drying agent that we include.
>
> I once had a Motorola pager that included this warning in its
> instruction booklet:
>
> DO NOT EAT THE BATTERY DOOR
>
> I've yet to come across any warning that tops that for sheer inanity.

A Ricoh daisywheel printer I used to use way back (1978 I think) had a label
inside which read:

"Keep hands, hair and personal object out of machinery"

Yep, no chance of my personal object getting in there.....

Peter

Roy M. Silvernail
2004-08-04, 12:45
Steve Baumgarten wrote:

>>It's for the same reason it says "DO NOT EAT THIS" on the little
>>packages of drying agent that we include.
>>
>>
>
>I once had a Motorola pager that included this warning in its instruction
>booklet:
>
>DO NOT EAT THE BATTERY DOOR
>
>I've yet to come across any warning that tops that for sheer inanity.
>
>

I dunno. Seeing "Do not use near fire or flame" on the side of a Bic
lighter has to come close!

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2004-08-04, 12:51
Peter,

Kind of funny you mention the Ricoh Warning, that is exactly the same
Warning I thought of while reading this thread. There was no way any of
my "Personal Objects" were going to get in the way of that carriage.

Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Bowyer <peter (AT) bowyer (DOT) org>

A Ricoh daisywheel printer I used to use way back (1978 I think) had a
label
inside which read:

"Keep hands, hair and personal object out of machinery"

Yep, no chance of my personal object getting in there.....

Peter

Jim Noble
2004-08-04, 15:49
Roy M. Silvernail wrote:

> Steve Baumgarten wrote:
>
>>> It's for the same reason it says "DO NOT EAT THIS" on the little
>>> packages of drying agent that we include.
>>
>> I once had a Motorola pager that included this warning in its
>> instruction
>> booklet:
>> DO NOT EAT THE BATTERY DOOR
>> I've yet to come across any warning that tops that for sheer inanity.
>>
> I dunno. Seeing "Do not use near fire or flame" on the side of a Bic
> lighter has to come close!


There's always the age old classic; "Caution - filling may be hot when
heated"...

Jim

Roy M. Silvernail
2004-08-04, 20:55
On Wed, 2004-08-04 at 18:49, Jim Noble wrote:
> Roy M. Silvernail wrote:
>
> > Steve Baumgarten wrote:
> >
> >>> It's for the same reason it says "DO NOT EAT THIS" on the little
> >>> packages of drying agent that we include.
> >>
> >> I once had a Motorola pager that included this warning in its
> >> instruction
> >> booklet:
> >> DO NOT EAT THE BATTERY DOOR
> >> I've yet to come across any warning that tops that for sheer inanity.
> >>
> > I dunno. Seeing "Do not use near fire or flame" on the side of a Bic
> > lighter has to come close!
>
>
> There's always the age old classic; "Caution - filling may be hot when
> heated"...

OK, somebody has to say it...

"Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball!"
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dean
2004-08-04, 21:25
Warning: Pregnant women, the elderly, and children should avoid
prolonged exposure to Squeezebox Graphics Display Upgrade Module.

Caution: Squeezebox Graphics Display Upgrade Module may suddenly
accelerate to dangerous speeds.

Squeezebox Graphics Display Upgrade Module contains a liquid core,
which if exposed due to rupture
should not be touched, inhaled, or looked at.

Do not use Squeezebox Graphics Display Upgrade Module on concrete.

Discontinue use of Squeezebox Graphics Display Upgrade Module if any of
the following occurs:

* Itching

* Vertigo

* Dizziness

* Tingling in extremities

* Loss of balance or coordination

* Slurred speech

* Temporary blindness

* Profuse Sweating

or

* Heart palpitations

If Squeezebox Graphics Display Upgrade Module begins to smoke, get away
immediately. Seek shelter
and cover head.

Squeezebox Graphics Display Upgrade Module may stick to certain types
of skin.

When not in use, Squeezebox Graphics Display Upgrade Module should be
returned to its special container
and kept under refrigeration.

Failure to do so relieves the makers of Squeezebox Graphics Display
Upgrade Module, Wacky Products
Incorporated, and its parent company, Slim Devices, of
any and all liability.

Ingredients of Squeezebox Graphics Display Upgrade Module include an
unknown glowing substance which
fell to Earth, presumably from outer space.

Squeezebox Graphics Display Upgrade Module has been shipped to our
troops in Saudi Arabia and is
also being dropped by our warplanes on Iraq.

Do not taunt Squeezebox Graphics Display Upgrade Module.

Squeezebox Graphics Display Upgrade Module comes with a lifetime
guarantee.

(announcer)
Squeezebox Graphics Display Upgrade Module! Accept no substitutes!

Peter Bowyer
2004-08-04, 22:07
Your Squeezebox Graphics Display Upgrade Module is closer than it appears.

Don't feed your Squeezebox Graphics Display Upgrade Module before midnight.

Jack Coates
2004-08-04, 22:57
....
> Do not taunt Squeezebox Graphics Display Upgrade Module.
>
....

nyah nyah nyah, nyaaaargh!!!

EOL




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