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Stupidity Strikes Again (Revisited)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fuzzygobo, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    A few months ago it was discovered there were actually peanuts in peanut butter (!), now I find on a bottle of sleeping pills, there's a warning: MAY CAUSE DROWSINESS. Well, call me a goober from Short Hairs, Kentucky who just fell off the back of the proverbial turnip truck, but... ISN'T THAT THE GENERAL IDEA?????!!!!
    What ever happened to good ol' common sense?
    What ever happened to using good judgment?
    How much more do we need to do to protect ourselves... from ourselves?

    Send in your answers and enter our free raffle to win a box of used band-aids. (Mint condition)
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  2. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Er...does it come with the free Junior DNA Sampler Kit and an app linking your iPhone to the FBI database? Y'know...for testing the bandaids...

  3. mo

    mo Well-Known Member

    I guess there's a lot of mentally challenged people... or my classmates get around alot.
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  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The more I think about it, the less I think it is about stupidity and the more it is about companies covering their butts from potential frivolous lawsuits. Most of these are actually urban legends, but there are some that actually were pretty serious cases that just looked idiotic.

    We can make jokes about the woman who burned herself with coffee, but Cracked pointed it out nicely. We can say coffee is hot all we want, but we never say the temperature, and that makes all the difference. "Warning Coffee Hot" sounds like a stupid disclaimer for a cup of coffee, and it is. A more suitable warning? "Coffee can reach an excess of almost 200 degrees F."

    Because of that instance, we have stories (mostly false ones) about get rich quick dips abusing products that don't have a label on them, suing companies, and getting a huge cash settlement for basically doing something stupid on purpose. Though there are legitimate ones where a local business refuses to clear ice from their property and serious injuries ensue (that is far from a frivolous one... that just proves how lazy people are)... but companies have to put Captain Obvious warnings on the labels, not so much because anyone's dumb enough to abuse the product, but because there's always someone who... let me put it this way... only watches the first half of every episode of Honeymooners. Someone dumb enough to abuse it on purpose and get free money out of it.
  5. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Watching some late-night flicks on cheapo channels like "THIS" and "METV" show me the seedy side of ambulance chasers right next to spots for the next wonderdrug for weight loss, sex stamina, etc...talk about partnerships waiting to happen!

  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Isn't Me-TV supposed to be a classic/retro channel? Granted, Comcast doesn't carry it, but I've heard they play shows like M*A*S*H, Hogan's Heroes, Sanford and Son, among others.
  7. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Yes. You'd love it. :news: But at night they've started playing early "Remington Steele". Pierce Brosnan was my first actor crush in that show. Wow, how dated it all looks now! But the stories are still fun.

    I don't have cable at all. We pick it up through der ol' antenna.
  8. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Yes...I'm loving watching Remington Steele right now on ME-TV. That channel is just plain awesome...probably my most watched channel...:)
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I despise my local MeTV affiliate. They just have to dump a bunch of infomercials as early as 10 PM, so I miss out on Cheers.

    Also, I hate how the entire daytime line up is Cowboy shows, and Get Smart is dumped at 1 AM on Saturdays. I can always go out and buy the Get Smart series on DVD (it's probably uncut too), but I hate that they can't find a better place in the schedule for it.

    But they air the completely impossible to release on home video series of Batman.
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    On Ritz' Crackerfuls packages:

    "Natural Flavor With Other Natural Flavor".
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  11. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    That is HILARIOUS. Sounds like Engrish.
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  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Even funnier when you realize that "Natural Flavor" is the most meaningless buzzword in the food industry. It could mean anything. Most chemicals are found in nature too, not to mention "Natural Flavor" tends to mean "chemical cocktail that barely tastes like the flavor we're representing."
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of the time I was at a Chinese restaurant, and they had "crab craws" on the buffet.

    I'm serious.
  14. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Guess Who?
    "Game cards do not actually talk"
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  15. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    The crab craws?
    No, not the crab claws, the crab craws!
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  16. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    This makes me think of Toy Story. "THE CLAAAW!!!"
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Missed it by...that much.
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  18. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    I would love to see an electronic talking version of that game. If Hasbro has the technology to make one out of Battleship, then they can totally make Guess Who?. :)
  19. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I'm still jealous the UK got a Muppets Guess Who! I mean not saying the UK doesn't deserve it but how about also including us American fans as well? And now those cards I wish could talk! Lol.
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    The subject line from an e-mail that was sent to the spam folder in my inbox (since Yahoo!'s Spam Guard doesn't work anymore due to their laziness and neglect): "Is this a miracle, or spam?"

    Uh, is that a trick question?

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