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January 01, 2005

Unsafe at Any Speed

Teresa Nielsen Hayden recommends Why Women Live Longer Than Men: A Photo Contest. But the mother of all such websites is the U.S. Navy Safety Website's photo album:

Gas Cone : Photo of the Week:

Here's how the conversation must have gone: "Hey Bud, looks like all of our cones fell off somewhere. We've only got one left." 

"No problem, Joe ... just find something else bright to put up so we'll be safe." 

Y'know, I'm just not impressed with the innovative substitutions made by some landscape maintenance workers. It's bad enough that they actually used a gas container as a cone, but sheesh, what rocket scientist decided to put it exactly where it is most likely to be hit? 

Apparently these guys just don't understand the hazards involved in what they've done. So let's help 'em out by putting all the sound effects together to describe the potential outcome of this arrangement ... ready? Bang! Splash! Foon! Aaaaggghhhh! Then the sound of sirens blaring...

Posted by DeLong at January 1, 2005 04:59 PM

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Oh, dear.

My favorite Stupid Human Trick is the one involving a matress sitting not on, but on top of the rails of the bed of a pickup truck, not lashed down. Truck went over a bump, mattress went into the freeway.

Posted by: Randolph Fritz at January 1, 2005 06:27 PM


I've been a fan for some time now of the U.S. Navy's Safety Website. The guy who's using stacked haybales as scaffolding is priceless.

Posted by: Teresa Nielsen Hayden at January 1, 2005 09:53 PM


Why women live longer than men. Very simple—women aren’t married to women.

Posted by: A. Zarkov at January 2, 2005 10:08 AM


"Why women live longer than men. Very simple—women aren’t married to women."

Hmph.

http://www.rand.org/publications/RB/RB5011/

Posted by: Pouncer at January 2, 2005 10:34 AM


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