Safety Centre Photo of the week.
April 27, 2007 2:07 PM   Subscribe

The US Navy Safety office features a new Safety Yikes! Photo every week. Featuring cases such as: 12 foot Sunroof T; Are 20 splices in a 8 splice box too many?; Trust; I don't need a truck; Ladder trouble, 2, 3, 4, 5; Jack Stands; What's the amp rating on a 5/8ths lug bolt; and the always popular Humans make good tiedowns. Special mention to this nice try.
posted by Mitheral (17 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
Double, unfortunately.
posted by dhartung at 2:11 PM on April 27, 2007


Good stuff!
posted by DieHipsterDie at 2:12 PM on April 27, 2007


Oh it's a double but I don't care. I love this stuff.
posted by Skorgu at 2:25 PM on April 27, 2007


Haha. Funny stuff, good post.
posted by vito90 at 2:26 PM on April 27, 2007


Billions of years of evolution for this?
posted by Burhanistan at 2:29 PM on April 27, 2007


Ah, loquacious spelt safety wrong. Weird google/yahoo didn't find the URL
posted by Mitheral at 2:30 PM on April 27, 2007


Gah, no RSS feed? What is this, the federal govern-- oh.
posted by Plutor at 2:44 PM on April 27, 2007


Burhanistan: lol. Well, they did move the chair without having to rent a van. Who gets the last laugh, huh?
posted by Firas at 2:57 PM on April 27, 2007


The copy is uneven but frequently hilarious: "Geez, what does this guy think he's going to do if he falls off? Bounce? Folks, there's one fact of life everyone needs to learn. If you fall from a vehicle in motion onto the pavement, your chances of just walking away are not all that good ... regardless of what you've seen on television."
posted by Firas at 2:58 PM on April 27, 2007


Enjoyed it the first time. Enjoying it now.
posted by basicchannel at 3:35 PM on April 27, 2007


So - does anyone know if this picture is real, or Photoshopped?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:17 PM on April 27, 2007


I'd say real. The umbrella over the photo gear indicates to me a probable setup job for professional photography.
posted by Mitheral at 4:34 PM on April 27, 2007


the ladder up against a window on top of the other, not quite horizontal ladder, really gets me. it's subtle but effective.
posted by geos at 5:41 PM on April 27, 2007


Geez, I didn't think this post had a prayer; but, does it look to you like it looks to me: TPTB and we agree, "Enjoyed it the first time. Enjoying it now?"
posted by taosbat at 9:44 PM on April 27, 2007


I think of this one whenever I'm mowing the lawn, pretty much.
posted by hattifattener at 11:40 PM on April 27, 2007


As for the photo above of the photographer - I've seen documentaries where they show climbers doing the most extraordinary things. Then they show the camera guy, perched precariously out somewhere beyond the climbers and still able to take pictures, and my heart stops for a moment.

The navy safety site was down for a while, I thought it had vanished. Glad to see it's back again!
posted by tomble at 7:14 AM on April 28, 2007


Then they show the camera guy, perched precariously out somewhere beyond the climbers and still able to take pictures, and my heart stops for a moment.

I once saw a really interesting presentation done by a feature photographer for Climbing magazine (or whatever the "big" climbing magazines are called). The presentation was to other photographers, kind of like a master's class, and the biggest question was, "How did you get your start?" The guy started as a climbing enthusiast who realized that most photogs in the scene weren't actual climbers themselves, thus their shots were too "safe". I'll see if I can quickly find it, it was fascinating.

Aah, here it is. It's from adventure-photographer Corey Rich. [part 1, part 2] (.mov)
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 9:27 AM on April 28, 2007


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