Archive for November 29, 2010

Warning Labels

Don’t you wish there were more truth in advertising? I applaud the efforts of the surgeon general, the FDA, the EPA, and others in their recent attempts to make consumers aware of the potential dangers of products. But the current warnings merely scratch the surface of the imminent dangers posed.

It might also be wise to include mention of the following danger, in light of discoveries during the past century:

There is an extremely small but non-zero chance that, through a process known as “tunneling,” this product may spontaneously disappear from its present location and reappear at some random place in the Universe, including your neighbor’s medicine chest. The manufacturer is not reponsible for any damage or inconvenience that this may cause.

In fact, there are inherent dangers in the labels that currently appear on products…

How do you keep a programmer in the shower for hours?
Give him a bottle of shampoo that says, “Lather, Rinse, Repeat.”

November 29, 2010 at 9:32 am Leave a comment


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