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2012-06-20 04:39:42 PM
media.onsugar.com
YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME
 
2012-06-20 06:28:49 PM
www.noarail.com
 
2012-06-20 06:30:43 PM
If your fark lasts for more than 4 hours see a physician.
 
2012-06-20 06:30:54 PM
The sad thing is, every single one of those is the result of a lawsuit and/or settlement made with an idiot.
 
2012-06-20 06:31:50 PM
Don't tell me my business, devil woman!
 
2012-06-20 06:38:13 PM
What?

www.fritriac.de

/Adm. Ackbar approves
 
2012-06-20 06:38:51 PM
listopoly.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-06-20 06:40:13 PM
Fritriac: What?

[www.fritriac.de image 640x480]

/Adm. Ackbar approves


But Obi wan is the one that said it was no moon
 
2012-06-20 06:42:56 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-20 06:44:58 PM
Yes, it's all the fault of those stupid judges who don't know which cases have merit and which are frivolous. Something must be done!!!11!
 
2012-06-20 06:46:14 PM

Ed Finnerty: The sad thing is, every single one of those is the result of a lawsuit and/or settlement made with an idiot.


ez37.files.wordpress.com
1.bp.blogspot.com
jokelucu.com
 
2012-06-20 06:49:23 PM
I'd like to see a policy where if you win a frivolous lawsuit because you lack common sense, you don't get any of the money because you then get committed to a mental institution as "An individual unfit to interact on a meaningful level with society" and your lawsuit winnings just go to keeping you locked up.
 
2012-06-20 06:49:30 PM
Clever subby.
 
2012-06-20 06:50:10 PM
Common sense, a lack of exists. Lawyers, money in search of, hired by those lacking in common sense. Hilarity ensues not.
 
2012-06-20 06:52:43 PM
I take sleep aids. On the label, it says;

WARNING MAY CAUSE DROWSINES!
 
2012-06-20 06:53:39 PM

ClavellBCMI: Common sense, a lack of exists. Lawyers, money in search of, hired by those lacking in common sense. Hilarity ensues not.


Yeah! Who needs people trained in the law when anyone with common sense can navigate the corridors of justice? Better to let uneducated yokels tackle the thorny issues surrounding torts and punitive damages.
 
2012-06-20 06:57:49 PM

Securitywyrm: I'd like to see a policy where if you win a frivolous lawsuit because you lack common sense, you don't get any of the money because you then get committed to a mental institution as "An individual unfit to interact on a meaningful level with society" and your lawsuit winnings just go to keeping you locked up.


I think that every lawyer in the entire country should be forced to have a common sense competency hearing by a randomly selected jury once a year. The jury gets to hear the lawsuits you have filed, and if they determine that you are an idiot, you lose your right to be a member of the bar.

And if you do lose your "license," you get to wear your wing-top shoes while you are swinging a sledge hammer in the middle of the desert, breaking big rocks into small rocks.
 
2012-06-20 06:58:55 PM
Ed Finnerty SmartestFunniest 2012-06-20 06:30:54 PM


The sad thing is, every single one of those is the result of a lawsuit and/or settlement made with an idiot.


I suspect most things in the US are designed, produced or built the way they are due to a lawsuit sometime in history.

That's life.
 
2012-06-20 07:07:12 PM
I'll guarantee the "do not use while sleeping" one for the electric razor was inspired by the Ambien Walrus.
 
2012-06-20 07:10:25 PM
Warning on a microwave meal
Food will be hot after cooking.
 
2012-06-20 07:19:23 PM
Fark Politics tab may induce vomiting.
 
2012-06-20 07:21:03 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-20 07:27:29 PM
Went looking for Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Toothpick Warning, ended up finding this, from a Fark photoshop thread:
i.imgur.com
Credit to ionthrust.

And cuz there's good stuff in it: Theme: Warning labels for products that don't need them. LGT inspriration
 
2012-06-20 07:29:28 PM
This sign pretty much sums up everything that is wrong with California:

i521.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-20 07:32:50 PM

SirEattonHogg: Ed Finnerty SmartestFunniest 2012-06-20 06:30:54 PM


The sad thing is, every single one of those is the result of a lawsuit and/or settlement made with an idiot.

I suspect most things in the US are designed, produced or built the way they are due to a lawsuit sometime in history.

That's life.


A lot of these lawsuits are based on strict liability, which means that a manufacturer or seller of a product is strictly liable in tort for any foreseeable injury resulting from improper design. Improper design has been broadly held to include "improper or inadequate labeling." It also relieves the plaintiff of any burden to prove negligence or malice--the product had a faulty warning label, hence the manufacturer is AUTOMATICALLY liable for the injury. The best example everyone knows is the McDonald's coffee cup case--that turned not on whether that particular coffee was too hot (which it was), but whether McDonald's as a corporation had adequately warned its customers that they served hot coffee. The court held that they did not, so McDonald's had to pay.

If that case had confined itself to whether THAT PARTICULAR franchise was serving coffee that was way too hot, then it would have stopped there. But the plaintiff was going for the deep pockets, and had to bring in the corporation somehow. Same with a lot of these cases. The labels that seem so asinine are written to prevent some fool who burns their hand on a hot griddle from roping in everyone who touched that griddle in the lawsuit. If the griddle itself was defective, that would be one thing; it's the court process that allows a plaintiff to sue EVERYONE that means they have to add that warning, in case it's not that the griddle was defective, it's some idiot who burns their hand and then wants $$$,$$$ out of the settlement.
 
2012-06-20 07:50:53 PM

Gyrfalcon: The best example everyone knows is the McDonald's coffee cup case--that turned not on whether that particular coffee was too hot (which it was)


Sorry- the coffee was served at the same temp other places had it. It was at the temp the National Coffee Association recommends, and it was served at the same temp after the lawsuit- because it was the correct temp.

but whether McDonald's as a corporation had adequately warned its customers that they served hot coffee.

A reasonable person doesn't need to be told that hot coffee is ... hot. Or that knifes are sharp. Or that it's a bad idea to use electric appliances in the shower. Or that eating too much makes you fat. Cue 'the edges of this sign are sharp' pic.

The court held that they did not, so McDonald's had to pay.

The jury felt sorry for Stella Liebeck (after seeing gruesome pictures of her burns- talk about emotional manipulation!), and awarded her lots of money. Hey, it wasn't like they had to pay the award, right? It's easy to spendgive away other people's money.

If that case had confined itself to whether THAT PARTICULAR franchise was serving coffee that was way too hot, then it would have stopped there. But the plaintiff was going for the deep pockets, and had to bring in the corporation somehow.

That location was following corporate guidelines.

Same with a lot of these cases. The labels that seem so asinine are written to prevent some fool who burns their hand on a hot griddle from roping in everyone who touched that griddle in the lawsuit.

I'd think it would be easier to just throw out the frivolous suits. "A griddle is designed to get hot. You know this. And yet you still put your hand on it. injury is your fault, no case. Next!"
 
2012-06-20 07:57:34 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com


Fark the police
 
2012-06-20 08:09:35 PM
Hold my beer, watch this.
 
2012-06-20 08:22:13 PM
Warning: Do not attempt to visit Fark.com while operating heavy machinery

What? What do you meaAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEE *CRASH*
 
2012-06-20 08:24:00 PM

fredklein: Same with a lot of these cases. The labels that seem so asinine are written to prevent some fool who burns their hand on a hot griddle from roping in everyone who touched that griddle in the lawsuit.

I'd think it would be easier to just throw out the frivolous suits. "A griddle is designed to get hot. You know this. And yet you still put your hand on it. injury is your fault, no case. Next!"


Well it would, but until we get tort reform enacted, it's not going to happen. And as long as people keep insisting that "Your label didn't say I shouldn't do X, therefore you are responsible for me being a dumbass" is considered sufficient grounds to bring a claim.

I had read that the franchise at that particular McDonald's had unusually high temperatures for their coffee; if that wasn't true in that particular case, it still works as an example: Suing the entire company because of a defect in ONE product means that the company has to take steps to prevent it from happening again. (That may not have been the issue in the instant case) The McDonald's case is why other companies who didn't have unusually hot coffee still have to have warnings on their coffee now. And must continue to do so even if the coffee is no longer quite as hot.
 
2012-06-20 08:27:45 PM

SmackLT: [listopoly.files.wordpress.com image 300x274]


"Violators will be prosecuted"

Prosecutors will be violated?
 
2012-06-20 08:35:40 PM
That car desk thing... WTF?
 
2012-06-20 08:37:22 PM

Vigorous_Apathy: SmackLT: [listopoly.files.wordpress.com image 300x274]

"Violators will be prosecuted"

Prosecutors will be violated?


One can only hope...
 
2012-06-20 08:39:06 PM

ClavellBCMI: Vigorous_Apathy: SmackLT: [listopoly.files.wordpress.com image 300x274]

"Violators will be prosecuted"

Prosecutors will be violated?

One can only hope...


Some of them might like it too much.
 
2012-06-20 08:43:50 PM

SirEattonHogg: Ed Finnerty SmartestFunniest 2012-06-20 06:30:54 PM


The sad thing is, every single one of those is the result of a lawsuit and/or settlement made with an idiot.

I suspect most things in the US are designed, produced or built the way they are due to a lawsuit sometime in history.

That's life.


bingo. a crapload of items have been made legions safer due to the painful and sometimes fatal lessons learned by others along the way.

Underwriters Laboratories tags/labels are found on many goods you purchase. Their UL # relates to their File containing the testing performed
that the good had to pass.

U.L. and a crapload of destructive testing laboratories are directly tied to the major Insurance Underwriters. Insurance companies are responsible for the improved designs of tons of things. They don't like having to write out checks for injured and destroyed people, places and things.
 
2012-06-20 08:46:38 PM

Gyrfalcon: Well it would, but until we get tort reform enacted, it's not going to happen. And as long as people keep insisting that "Your label didn't say I shouldn't do X, therefore you are responsible for me being a dumbass" is considered sufficient grounds to bring a claim.


How about teaching Critical Thinking, Common Sense, and simple Logic in schools, and publicly shaming people who try to, say, use a hairdryer in the shower? The former will (hopefully) make sure the next generation doesn't have this problem, and the latter will (again,hopefully) make the idiots less eager to bring suit.
 
2012-06-20 08:47:13 PM
Do not play in or around fark.com. Do not sleep in fark.com. Do not kick fark.com. Use of fark.com for disposal of human remains may be a violation of local health ordinances.
 
2012-06-20 08:52:02 PM
dumbimages.net
 
2012-06-20 09:13:06 PM

SmackLT: [listopoly.files.wordpress.com image 300x274]


The RCW citation is accurate. Where in Washington State is this posted?
 
2012-06-20 09:22:47 PM

Fancourt: SmackLT: [listopoly.files.wordpress.com image 300x274]

The RCW citation is accurate. Where in Washington State is this posted?


Not mine, hotlinked
 
2012-06-20 09:27:11 PM
Hooray, a chance to share one of my favorite photos from my trip to Ireland last year,
We went to Newgrang, apparently at a dangerous time...

i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-06-20 09:30:26 PM

SmackLT: [media.onsugar.com image 400x301]
YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME


images2.wikia.nocookie.net

YOU'RE NOT MY SUPERVISOR!!!!!
 
2012-06-20 09:37:13 PM
Um.

Farkcom?

You wanna know how I know stuff?

Sheesh.

;)
 
2012-06-20 09:37:58 PM

Indubitably: Um.

Farkcom?

You wanna know how I know stuff?

Sheesh.

;)


P.S. Bait.bit.
 
2012-06-20 10:02:42 PM
My favorite was a very short stepladder with two steps, and a label on the bottom step that said "do not stand on or above this step".
 
2012-06-20 10:03:11 PM
Warning: Do not post in the Politics tab whilst sober.
 
2012-06-20 10:35:21 PM
I'm going to taunt Happy Fun Ball!
 
2012-06-20 10:43:19 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: I'm going to taunt Happy Fun Ball!


"I'm going to taunt Happy Fun Ball(s)!"

;)
 
2012-06-20 10:59:17 PM

Bhasayate: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 330x310]

Reminds me of this classic
 
2012-06-20 11:30:25 PM

Ken VeryBigLiar: SmackLT: [media.onsugar.com image 400x301]
YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME

[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 604x339]

YOU'RE NOT MY SUPERVISOR!!!!!


Thank you
 
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