Thursday, October 02, 2014

No Smoking, No Eating, No Drinking

     ...And don't step on the air hose, either.
     They won't let us have any fun in the squirt-booster bays on the starship Lupine!

15 comments:

Bruce H. said...

No kicking the beanbag chair?
No kicking the fuel bladder?

Bruce H. said...

Sorry. I didn't read the whole thing.

rickn8or said...

OTOH, it doesn't say "No Roller Blading" or "No Skateboarding."

And it appears Skeet Shooting is perfectly okay too.

Blackwing1 said...

That's interesting. When training to into underground mines (back in my student days of long ago) they made certain to tell us to ALWAYS step on both the air lines and the power lines that were on the ground.

The reason was that you never knew when a large piece of equipment further down the way would suddenly move, yanking the lines in unpredictable ways. If you happened to be straddling it with one foot on each side, the line (whether air or power) would do its best to split you in half the long way. They had some gruesome photos of the "after" of such an event.

If you were stepping on it when it whipped, you'd generally be thrown upward into the top of the drift, and that's part of what your hardhat was intended to help. I never saw anyone injured, but I did see a power cable for a long-wall machine flail around for a couple of seconds. Scary.

At least keeping crumbs and drops out of high-voltage equipment actually makes sense, as opposed to a lot "don't" signs that are just arbitrary.

Ken said...

No Handball Playing in This Area

Anonymous said...

So what kind of bad stuff happens if you do step on the hose?

Merle

Randy said...

No extinguishing fires either

Anonymous said...

I read it at Don't Toe the Line, so I would have had food, drink and cigarettes.

Kerry

Old NFO said...

LOL, so 'somebody' or somebodies were bad... :-)

rickn8or said...

Correct there Old NFO; as I commented one of my Book-of-Face hotel room photos which said "Do NOT clean fish in room."

"The mere fact the sign was there indicates that at one time, SOMEBODY did exactly that."

rickn8or said...

And furthermore:

I mean, all you have to do is look at the anti-litigation stickers on a new lawnmower and realize that every one of them was placed there AFTER a lawsuit.

Bruce H. said...

There's a radio station in Denver that plays fake PA announcements on the air. Today's was, "Attention station employees! Want to make some extra money? Engineering needs somebody small to crawl in the transmitter and remove the ferret droppings. And maybe fight the ferret."

Roberta X said...

Very nice!

The signs are for floor staff -- floor director, teleprompter operator, camerapersons. On-air employees routinely have coffee and water cups on-set and, of course, there are frequent cooking segments in the noon news. Unfair, you say? Classist? Well, let's see: J. Random newsanchor knocks over a coffee, he or she may kill the computer monitor recessed into the desk. The iPad with their personal, replaces-paper copy of the script is on one of those Lifeproof covers; it will be fine. She or he may get damp knees, poooor baby. Now, what if the teleprompter operator knocks over a coffee? It kills the specialized text-crawl control. It may wipe out the 'prompter computer, on the floor because the desk has to be tiny, jammed in a corner of the studio. It may harm the little routing switcher and mirror-reverser that drives the camera-front monitors: disaster!

(Also, you haven't lived until you have walked in to see the prompter operator eating chips and onion dip, smearing grease and blobs of sour cream on the desk and controls, *so* nice for the next person. Yuck.)

D.W. Drang said...

Captain Safety is a spoilsport!

markm said...

Is the real message of the last icon, "Don't trip over the wires"?