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2012-08-03 07:13:52 PM
Nobody tell them about staples or they will try and take staplers away.
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2012-08-03 07:20:49 PM
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PAPER CLIPS ARE PRO-SUICIDE
 
2012-08-03 07:21:47 PM
Aw, man, miss diminutive beat me to the punch!

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2012-08-03 07:46:29 PM
If you have a member of your staff who hurts himself trying to apply a paper clip, the problem and the solution are both obvious.

// That's right, ban paper clips.
 
2012-08-03 08:01:02 PM
They should also ban paper - think of all the traumatic paper-cut injuries that could be prevented.
 
2012-08-03 08:44:48 PM
I don't want to work with people that are too stupid to safely use a paper clip.

Actually, the plastic ones are more dangerous as they can easily break and I've seen children in the ER who have aspirated plastic paper clip pieces. I've never seen an injury with a metal paper clip in the ER.

Of course I live in the US and we manage not to hurt ourselves with office supplies.
 
2012-08-03 09:29:20 PM
Back in high school they made a fairly painful weapon when combined with a rubber band.
You could make a mini slingshot or just use the clip itself as the projectile.
 
2012-08-03 09:29:45 PM
ANTI-GREEN...
plastic paper clips are an ecological nightmare, at least the metal version could be recycled...

as a side note, here in the states we have INSTRUCTIONS printed on the side of toothpick boxes...
 
2012-08-03 09:29:50 PM
Plastic paperclips are useless. If a few twits injure themselves with a paperclip (see that episode of "The Wonder Years" where Wayne, Kevin's older brother, cuts the inside of his nose with a paperclip for an example.), so be it.
 
2012-08-03 09:31:05 PM
How'd you lose your eye ?

farkin' around in the office. We were shootin' paper clips, and one of the damn fools hit me in the eye.
 
2012-08-03 09:31:10 PM
It's only like the Monty Python Twit Olympics, except stupider and with paper clips at the end instead of pistols.
 
2012-08-03 09:35:13 PM
and the US wants to be a nanny state...

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/oblig
 
2012-08-03 09:37:29 PM
www.grc.nasa.gov
 
2012-08-03 09:47:28 PM
Whut?

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2012-08-03 09:49:34 PM
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SUCCESS! I will FINALLY WIN!
 
2012-08-03 09:52:36 PM
When will they ban cotton balls. Now those are downright dangerous. They can do something bad. I haven't figured out what but I'll look around the Florida newspapers for leads.
 
2012-08-03 09:54:09 PM

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SUCCESS! I will FINALLY WIN!


Wow.. Macgyver reference

/Murdoc approves
 
2012-08-03 09:54:16 PM

roadkillontheweb: Back in high school they made a fairly painful weapon when combined with a rubber band.
You could make a mini slingshot or just use the clip itself as the projectile.


Or once in high school lunch, a guy threw his metal compass and it stuck in some other kids forehead. Really funny.
 
2012-08-03 09:55:16 PM
'I can only assume top brass think that they've employed idiots who need nannying through the working day.'

Considering there's been multiple incidents (according to the article), apparently they have, and do.
 
2012-08-03 09:55:29 PM
Britain is approaching Parody status...
 
2012-08-03 09:59:17 PM
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2012-08-03 10:06:34 PM

Hassan Ben Sobr: [www.grc.nasa.gov image 533x345]


Damn, I forgot all about those match rockets. That takes me waaay back. Cool.
 
2012-08-03 10:08:22 PM
I feel safer. Does UN mean United Nannystate?
 
2012-08-03 10:12:17 PM
Wow..Just...Wow..This is so absurd as to be comedic..Not only is
it absurd that it takes 2 pages of a memo to discuss metal paper clip
safety, but that there is an agency that has the budget, time and manpower
to investigate, compile and legislate a rule against something as
innocuous as a metal paper clip..
 
2012-08-03 10:12:33 PM
If I worked there I would immediately cut my finger on a plastic clip just to see their next move.
 
2012-08-03 10:13:03 PM
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2012-08-03 10:13:58 PM
I work in nuclear power. Staples and paperclips are verboten in the radiologically controlled area. In fact, please take apart your three copies of War and Peace and only take the pages of those procedures you need. Because I don't want to have to wipe every page off that's why. Yes, we will allow the binder clip.

/Do you want that in the reactor? DO YOU?
//back to work next month,yay
 
2012-08-03 10:23:49 PM
You guys used to rule the largest and most powerful empire on the planet. Now you're getting your asses handed to you by office supplies. What the hell happened??
 
2012-08-03 10:26:44 PM

Ringshadow: I work in nuclear power. Staples and paperclips are verboten in the radiologically controlled area. In fact, please take apart your three copies of War and Peace and only take the pages of those procedures you need. Because I don't want to have to wipe every page off that's why. Yes, we will allow the binder clip.

/Do you want that in the reactor? DO YOU?
//back to work next month,yay


www.justreviewit.com
 
2012-08-03 10:28:11 PM

HighZoolander: How'd you lose your eye ?

farkin' around in the office. We were shootin' paper clips, and one of the damn fools hit me in the eye.


Still have slightly visible U shaped scare above my right eyebrow from a paper clip battle when I was in 6th grade.
If I had ducked one flick of a rubber band too late.....
 
2012-08-03 10:34:08 PM

Ringshadow: I work in nuclear power. Staples and paperclips are verboten in the radiologically controlled area. In fact, please take apart your three copies of War and Peace and only take the pages of those procedures you need. Because I don't want to have to wipe every page off that's why. Yes, we will allow the binder clip.

/Do you want that in the reactor? DO YOU?
//back to work next month,yay


Wish I was :(

I miss work.
 
2012-08-03 10:39:58 PM

Gyrfalcon: Wish I was :(

I miss work.


It's a short outage :\ I'll be working, like, five weeks. The fall outage seasons is kind of skinny and I didn't get Waterford, so.. yeah.
 
2012-08-03 10:42:25 PM
My kid got suspended from school last year for playing with a paperclip in class. He didn't make it a projectile, didn't point it at anyone, but the english teacher claimed that a student sitting near him "feared for his safety".

The school administration was going to put in his school record he got suspended for having a weapon in school. Took a lot of calm discussions to get them to realize that the idea of a paperclip as a weapon was really pushing it. I finally got them to instead mark down the suspension for "poor choices". WTF that means is beyond me, but it was one of the better options we were given.

This is also the same school that, a few months later, suspended him for writing commentary on a math worksheet. Supposedly the math teacher felt she was being threatened because he wrote - "comic sans, really what are we 5 years old?" on the side of the paper.

Two more years old middle school - I hope he makes it through it. He is a geeky kid who keeps to himself, likes to spend most of his time on his computer and is a bit shy and socially awkward. Being suspended for this kind of bullshiat totally embarrassed and deflated him last school year.
 
2012-08-03 10:53:31 PM
I was at a workshop on care and handling of archival documents a few weeks ago and we discussed paperclips. Neither plastic nor standard metal paper clips are that suitable for record keeping purposes. Steel corrodes, marking the paper. Plastic crimps the paper, making it more susceptible to tears. If you need to keep items fastened together, it's best to use brass. The ideal is to keep documents loose in acid free enclosures or envelopes.

And never, ever use rubber bands.
 
2012-08-03 10:53:52 PM
My last real job (before self employment) was in an office environment. One day, things were slow, so I was playing with the binderclips in my desk drawer. Keep in mind that my binderclip collection, like my paper clip collection and stapler collection (not staples, stapler), ink pen collection, white out collection, were from other cubicals where I would ask the coworker a question and walk out with some of their stuff.

Anyhow, one day I was at my desk, nothing to do, even boss lady had nothing for me to do, so I was playing with my binderclips when I managed to some how, shoot myself in the farking eye. Not only was this one of those shots where you have to keep that one eye closed, but a friend/coworker of mine saw me do this, and STILL asked how I managed to do it.
 
2012-08-03 10:53:53 PM
Actually, I think Genghis took more territory than the Brits as a matter of fact.
 
2012-08-03 11:09:06 PM

signaljammer: Actually, I think Genghis took more territory than the Brits as a matter of fact.


Nope. British Empire snagged 33.1 million square miles of territory and the Mongols aquired 33 million even. Why I remember that tidbit of info from a random wikipedia article is beyond me.
 
2012-08-03 11:11:53 PM
I'm going to just assume that someone there knows someone with a plastic paper clip business. There is no Farking way that this is for anyone's safety.
 
2012-08-03 11:12:04 PM

Kalashinator: signaljammer: Actually, I think Genghis took more territory than the Brits as a matter of fact.

Nope. British Empire snagged 33.1 million square miles of territory and the Mongols aquired 33 million even. Why I remember that tidbit of info from a random wikipedia article is beyond me.


Rats. Close, but way off. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_empires#section_4
 
2012-08-03 11:19:20 PM
I read this, and can only say three words to Britain. Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot.
 
2012-08-03 11:36:10 PM
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2012-08-03 11:42:54 PM

Ringshadow: Gyrfalcon: Wish I was :(

I miss work.

It's a short outage :\ I'll be working, like, five weeks. The fall outage seasons is kind of skinny and I didn't get Waterford, so.. yeah.


I think I am right down the street from your work.

/in madison.
Working at the great lakes faire.
 
2012-08-04 12:31:41 AM

Peter von Nostrand: [i1.ytimg.com image 480x360]


Finally someone gets me! I was starting to fear that this had become obscure on fark.
 
2012-08-04 12:32:49 AM

Shadow Blasko: I think I am right down the street from your work.

/in madison.
Working at the great lakes faire.


I'm in off season right now so I'm not working. Possibly a former work site though!
 
2012-08-04 12:36:59 AM

Ringshadow: Shadow Blasko: I think I am right down the street from your work.

/in madison.
Working at the great lakes faire.

I'm in off season right now so I'm not working. Possibly a former work site though!


I'm about 6 miles as the crow flies from Perry as I am typing this.

Hope your downtime has been productive and relaxing.
 
2012-08-04 12:44:37 AM

diaphoresis: and the US wants to be a nanny state...

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/oblig



Oh, don't you worry, the US is doing just fine on that score. Apparently the US confiscates thousands of Kinder Eggs at the border every year. Although to be fair, the ability of US parents to educate their children to not eat small parts or paint chips is a legitimate concern.

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2012-08-04 01:43:50 AM

Shadow Blasko: I'm about 6 miles as the crow flies from Perry as I am typing this.

Hope your downtime has been productive and relaxing.


Oh GAWD. Yes. I worked Perry last year. Craziest plant and outage I have ever worked. That place is CREEPYCREEPYCREEPY.

/oh, I have stories
//so many, many stories
///of course I"d go back if they paid me. I like money.
 
2012-08-04 02:07:23 AM
Hasan Ben Sobor

Match rockets....can't do that with plastic clips.
 
2012-08-04 02:07:37 AM
Another added: 'We should just be lucky the safety memo didn't run to two pages, that might have proved a bit tricky.'

Brilliant comment! +1 "Another", whoever you are.
 
2012-08-04 02:51:34 AM
Why do I have an urge to write the health and safety officer a two page letter about such a wise decision held together with a paper clip?
 
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