Danger! Danger!


#144

My dad now lives in what is called the “Snow Belt of Indiana”: northern Indiana is at the southern tip of Lake Michigan, so it gets some extreme weather year-round. I grew up driving to and from Minnesota via Wisconsin multiple times every winter and have been one of the last or even THE last car on the highway before state troopers closed it due to snow storms. I’m no stranger to driving in the stuff, but it was not until I had to drive in the Snow Belt that I learned the life-saving trick of using the hazard lights. You can always see when someone finally gets it on those roads: they’ll be driving along, the only car/truck without the hazards flashing, until the light bulb goes off in their head (hah!) and they realize that they’re NOTICING the cars with the hazards on…and their hazards go on too.


#145

Michigan City, Indiana is the only place I’ve ever been caught in a white-out so bad that you couldn’t see a semi with hazards flashing when it was 15 feet in front of your vehicle. That snow squall didn’t even have the courtesy of producing some purple lightening.


#146

My honest-to-god immediate reaction to this info was: holy shit!


#147

Yup. That pretty much describes driving in winter in that area of the country.

I’ve driven all over New England in winter too. Yes, it’s bad, but there’s something about the micro-climate in northern Indiana that just takes things to the next level.


#148

I saw this sign in-person several times:


#149


:game_die: Would You LIKE to Play a Game? :video_game:
#150

I only ever saw that warning sign as a label on my BVDs!

hey-oooo!


#151

Soft mud seems like an oxymoron. It’s just “mud”, isn’t it? I mean, if it wasn’t soft, wouldn’t it be called something besides mud? Like “dirt clods” or something?


#152

Ok, maybe not ‘tomorrow’… Busy week, for one this happened:

“Just a nudge.”

Nice dent in touch probe, but was able to realign it. Here are some warning signs.

And a better shot of, “Do not ride the chip conveyor.”

My friend (not the ‘nudge’-er) after we realized the spindle taper cleaner looks like the statue of liberty’s torch.

I don’t think he would have minded if I left the face, but I didn’t ask.


#153

I just gotta say HOLY CRAP on this warning:

I don’t want to be anywhere near it.


#154

Seems like a sign that shows you exactly what could go wrong could be pretty effective.


#155

ZOMGWEREALLGONNADIE Aperture Labs is real.


#156

This topic is awesome. That is all.


#157

https://discourse-cloud-file-uploads.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/boingboing/original/3X/d/2/d27b59286a7de8ab4e15d6327ed8931928e1fb8e.jpg

This looks like when they pull a pea of red matter in Star Trek (2009)


#158

Oh shit. I won. I didn’t think it was that good.


#159

Scarier than the original (which is still fucking scary!)

And more “fun” from Oz:


#160

Didn’t know about Australian Feral Camels.

Huh.


#161

We have a long, chequered history of introducing species that go feral. Including humans. :stuck_out_tongue:


#162

The fire danger sign’s out of date now. In the wake of Black Saturday, the scale now goes up to ‘catastrophic’.

Edit: here ya go, newer one

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=australian+fire+danger+sign&tbm=isch&oq=australian+fire+danger+sign&gs_l=mobile-heirloom-serp.12...0.0.1.3472.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0…0…1c…34.mobile-heirloom-serp…15.26.6070.CboIOpJhWl4#mhpiv=1


#163

Danger
Bull

oh yeah?!