Wednesday, March 26, 2014


This should just about cover it:

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Other restrictions may apply. Breach of these conditions is likely to cause unquantifiable loss that may not be capable of remedy by the payment of damages.

This supersedes all previous disclaimers

Because of today's litigious society, the following manufacturers felt that these disclaimers were necessary:

On Sears hairdryer: Do not use while sleeping. 

On a bag of Fritos: You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside. 

On Swann frozen dinners: Serving suggestion: Defrost. 

On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert:(printed on bottom of the box) Do not turn upside down. 
On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding: Product will be hot after heating. 

On packaging for a Rowenta iron: Do not iron clothes on body. 

On Boot's Children's cough medicine: Do not drive car or operate machinery. 

On Nytol sleep aid: Warning: may cause drowsiness.
On an American Airlines packet of nuts: Instructions: open packet, eat nuts. 
On a Swedish chainsaw: Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or genitals. 

On a child's superman costume: Wearing of this garment does not enable you to fly. 

On a bar of Dial soap: Directions: Use like regular soap.
On a Korean kitchen knife: Warning keep out of children. 
On a string of Chinese-made Christmas lights: For indoor or outdoor use only. 

On a Japanese food processor: Not to be used for the other use. 
On Sainsbury's peanuts: Warning: contains nuts.
ArcaMax Jokes 

The bottom part says,
"Also, the bridge is out ahead."

"We are all a little weird, & life's a little weird, & when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them & fall in mutual weirdness & call it love."----Dr. Seuss (& fishducky)



  1. Ha Ha, good luck trying to collect a $200 fine from a dead person.
    "On a Japanese food processor; not to be used for the other use" - I REALLY want to know what the other use might be. Grinding up the ex?
    "One size fits all": in the expensive stores this only applies if the "all" are 6 feet tall with 3 inch waists, in the cheap shops the "all" have to be 6 feet tall and 10 feet around the waist. Baggy is the new black.

    I think you have everything else covered there.

    1. I can't wear "One size fits all" because I'm 3 inches tall with a 6 foot waist!!

  2. One can never be too careful.

    That's why I've had a disclaimer on my blog since I started all those years ago.
    This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in these posts are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental. These posts have no connection to reality. Any attempt by the reader to replicate any scene in these posts is to be taken at the reader's own risk. Entire regions described in these posts do not exist. Any attempt to learn anything from these posts is disrecommended by the author

    1. Why would anyone attempt to learn ANYTHING from your post?

    2. Well, they could learn how to be a cynical loud mouthed Scot.

  3. That unattended children sign may just do the trick.

  4. Damn lawyers are the cause of all our problems...and for some a vacation home in Hawaii.

    My favorite is those giant sunscreens you put in the car windshield "Remove before driving."

  5. Having read the disclaimer, I will sleep better tonight.

  6. Your posts are as enjoyable as they are inventive. I love the sign about giving unattended children Espresso and a kitten.

  7. Barely made it past the first one about letting the problem sort itself out. DARWIN at his finest! Back to read the rest now that I'm over that one.

  8. I love this post. And am still smiling at the thought of children being given an espresso and a free kitten. Or two.
    Thanks so very much.

  9. You always make our day. Thanks.

    Making some one else's children hyper is a good way of getting back at them.LOL

    1. When we were younger & everyone was having babies, we had 2 standard gifts. For parents we really liked--a tricycle. For those we didn't like so much--a toy drum set!!

  10. Hah. Just as I was about to happily and completely lose faith in humanity, you pull me right back with that Dr. Seuss quote. Sniff.

    1. I LOVE humanity--it's people that drive me crazy!!

  11. Dear Fishducky. I am terribly sorry but after reading your disclaimer I broke the rules. I read the post even though I am diabetic and it specifically say not to do this. I promise however never to put any Korean Kitchen Knives into my children. Also I may put the kitten and espresso sign up at the next birthday party I throw! I'm glad you are doing better. Been thinking of you. And yes I can walk without falling off curbs now! It's nice not having to explain all the bruises and bumps like a battered woman anymore!

    1. Just be sure you don't use the Japanese food processor for the other use!!

  12. Surely this is a site well worth seeing.

    1. As long as you're careful & pay attention to the disclaimers!!


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