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2014-06-11 09:59:27 AM
I say let natural selection take its course.
 
2014-06-11 12:09:30 PM
Is there a Dislike button?
 
2014-06-11 12:09:52 PM
Social media = "Look how interesting my life is!"
 
2014-06-11 12:10:59 PM

Sybarite: I say let natural selection take its course.


*Like

#darwin
 
2014-06-11 12:13:56 PM
As long as the fire department guys don't get in the way of my taking selfies with my lunch.
 
2014-06-11 12:14:56 PM
Office on fire... BRB
 
2014-06-11 12:16:42 PM
I wonder how many would stop to take and post a picture of the sign while they were escaping from the fire...
 
2014-06-11 12:16:48 PM

ZekeMacNeil: Office on fire... BRB


There's like, so much smoke.  I can't see.  Like, am I going to have to like make up my time I missed? LOL!
 
2014-06-11 12:17:10 PM
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#6441 +(9784)- [X]
<Zanthis(ALE)> AFK, tornado
 
2014-06-11 12:17:32 PM
azweird.com

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moovz.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-06-11 12:19:31 PM
When you evacuate for an emergency we will all meet at the wireless router set up by the parking garage. From there we can all post on social media without using up our data plans.

For weather related emergencies the women's restroom in the basement has a gigabit satellite connected wireless server. Please congregate there.

Management

PS remember pics or
It did not happen, and BIE.
 
2014-06-11 12:19:45 PM
 
2014-06-11 12:19:51 PM
CSB:
I used to work at a major corporate headquarters. One time we had a fire drill that was announced well ahead of time. However most of the executive floors wouldn't evacuate because they felt they were too important to go outside with the rest of the unwashed masses. This made the city fire chief irritated.

So a few weeks later they subtly announce there will the another fire drill that gets around by word of mouth. We have the fire drill and the same thing with the execs who refuse to head outside or take their grand ol time. This pisses the fire chief off.

A month or two later the fire chief shows up unannounced on a cold, wet fall day when it was drizzling outside. He storms right into the security office, pulls the fire alarm and then marches up to the executive floors to flush them out of their offices so they can stand with the rest of us in the cold and wet.

Message received.
 
2014-06-11 12:21:39 PM
Sorry, but let them burn.  Natural section, Darwinism...whatever.  We will all be better as a species in the end.
 
2014-06-11 12:25:30 PM
insightconsulting.co.za
 
2014-06-11 12:26:33 PM

Wadded Beef: Obligatory Onion goodness.


I see this is covered. Well done.
 
2014-06-11 12:26:57 PM

Gotfire: Social media = "Look how interesting my life is!"


"Selfie" is short for "self absorbed" right?
 
2014-06-11 12:30:55 PM
So long as they don't impede the progress of others leaving the building let them burn.
 
2014-06-11 12:33:07 PM
Could my building maybe just text me to let me know what's going on?
 
2014-06-11 12:35:33 PM
I saw this recently at a restaurant and assumed it was a joke.
 
2014-06-11 12:37:31 PM
You know what really PO me about allergies? The fact that an allergy to cockroaches can make you allergic to crustaceans.

Being allergic to peanuts (which are a legume, not a true nut) is bad enough because peanut butter, but shrimp, crab and lobster? Hey, even the Jews love shrimp, crab and lobster even though they are definitely not Kosher. I love seafood so much I am sure that God will forgive those who can't hold off eating it until the coming of the Messiach. I think that would be a bigger obstacle to conversion to Judaism or Islam than the Bris, which is only a one time thing in most cases.

But I digress. Back to our sheeple.
 
2014-06-11 12:38:08 PM
That is the best sign ever.
 
2014-06-11 12:42:06 PM
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-06-11 12:46:27 PM

LostInThisDimension: I wonder how many would stop to take and post a picture of the sign while they were escaping from the fire...


I have a picture I took on the DMZ of South Korea of a sign that says "no photos allowed". I was like it was asking to have its picture taken.
Of course I am the same person who has to touch something that says "wet paint" to see if it is really wet. Most times it is not.
 
2014-06-11 12:46:58 PM
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-06-11 12:48:01 PM
At the top of the fire escape sign: "TO AVOID GETTING A BRAND"...
 
2014-06-11 12:49:55 PM
Famous Last Words:

Updating status to DEAD. LOL.

Private Eye, the UK satiric magazine, one of the few left with cartoons, has a serious of cartoons on how we die now. It references social media, email and many other modern communication ailments. Although a lot of the content is gossip about people I don't know or exposés of other people I don't know who ought to be in White Collar Prisons or worse, I enjoy the cartoons and satire. Cartoons express the zeitgheist better than any other form of art or entertainment.

Marcel Proust observed it well about the telephone:  every new technology breeds a new vice (perhaps hundreds). From his maid listening in on telephone calls to people who can't talk to the person next to them, there's a whole heap of symptoms. The Private Eye site has two technology-related cartoons on its home page at the moment to prove it.
 
2014-06-11 12:58:02 PM

LostInThisDimension: I wonder how many would stop to take and post a picture of the sign while they were escaping from the fire...


They're way ahead of you. They'll be posting live video so they won't have to stop.

But yes, this is a serious safety issue now.  Nothing you can do will make all of the people safer all of the time, because all of the people are fools some of the time, and some of the people are fools all of the time, to paraphrase Lincoln.

Brantgoose quotes himself: "Communication is a process with an intelligent or sentient entity at each end. Email* is like communication, only with an idiot at each end."

*Texting, Tweeting, social media, web-posting, blogging, etc.
 
2014-06-11 01:32:19 PM

Rapmaster2000: I saw this recently at a restaurant and assumed it was a joke.


It is ~a~ joke, just not the joke it should have been
 
2014-06-11 01:52:37 PM

brantgoose: Famous Last Words:

Updating status to DEAD. LOL.

Private Eye, the UK satiric magazine, one of the few left with cartoons, has a serious of cartoons on how we die now.


Are you series?
 
2014-06-11 02:03:45 PM
"Hey, my office is on fire and I'm being inundated with smoke.  Gonna jump out the 7th story window"

TTYL!!
 
2014-06-11 02:08:38 PM

MythDragon: LostInThisDimension: I wonder how many would stop to take and post a picture of the sign while they were escaping from the fire...

I have a picture I took on the DMZ of South Korea of a sign that says "no photos allowed". I was like it was asking to have its picture taken.
Of course I am the same person who has to touch something that says "wet paint" to see if it is really wet. Most times it is not.


"Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry."

― Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time
 
2014-06-11 02:35:16 PM

blatz514: "Hey, my office is on fire and I'm being inundated with smoke.  Gonna jump out the 7th story window"

TTYL!!


YOLO!
 
2014-06-11 02:44:01 PM

Gotfire: Social media = "Look how interesting my life is!"


No shiat.  Also, what possesses people to think others care about what they are eating?  Everytime I get on FB, it is nothing but selfies and pics of food.
 
2014-06-11 02:53:12 PM

lifeboat: blatz514: "Hey, my office is on fire and I'm being inundated with smoke.  Gonna jump out the 7th story window"

TTYL!!

YOLO!


Ur post mad me ROFL.
 
2014-06-11 03:17:57 PM
I blame this type of behavior on Cloverfield and Paranormal Activity.
 
2014-06-11 03:40:33 PM
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2014-06-11 04:41:09 PM
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One of my favorite signs.
 
2014-06-11 04:53:07 PM
iJunkies, addicted to their iJunk.
 
2014-06-11 07:50:41 PM

ned4spd8874: Sorry, but let them burn.  Natural section, Darwinism...whatever.  We will all be better as a species in the end.


No the problem is if they are doing this in a stairwell full of people trying to escape they pose a risk to everyone's life by 1. holding things up by being slow and 2. they could slip/trip and fall, injuring themselves and others, and holding everyone up even more.

For the same reason pregnant women, the extremely obese, and the physically disabled are made to wait until the stairwells are clear, so should social media posters.  They can choose to burn to death if they want, we'd just appreciate it if they didn't take everyone else out.
 
2014-06-11 07:51:49 PM
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I've always thought this sign made more sense.
 
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