This Broom Does Not Actually Fly
February 12, 2020 2:16 PM   Subscribe

Warnings - a short poem. "Product warnings excite the imagination. They are the secret history of clever ideas that didn’t quite translate into application."

One more slightly longer poem, The Thought about a Miracle.
“Miracles are the names you give things
you can’t explain. How do you think about something
you can’t explain?"
posted by stoneweaver (11 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
But does it vibrate?
posted by donpardo at 3:30 PM on February 12 [2 favorites]


Only when its not on airplane mode.
posted by Mrs Potato at 3:30 PM on February 12 [4 favorites]


For every product warning, there is at least person who has tried it.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 4:39 PM on February 12 [2 favorites]


"See? Because of me, now they have a warning." -- Homer Simpson
posted by BiggerJ at 6:04 PM on February 12 [5 favorites]


Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball
posted by nubs at 10:48 PM on February 12 [2 favorites]


Reading the fishing regulations for WA for the first time, I came across this gem of a warning: It is illegal to hunt shellfish with a crossbow.

I have so many questions.
posted by Gneisskate at 11:42 PM on February 12 [3 favorites]


> Reading the fishing regulations for WA for the first time, I came across this gem of a warning: It is illegal to hunt shellfish with a crossbow.

I have so many questions.


this is geoduck-related, i bet.
posted by Reclusive Novelist Thomas Pynchon at 5:23 AM on February 13 [2 favorites]


cannot unsee
posted by Mrs Potato at 8:51 AM on February 13


Purchased a window air conditioner. Manual included a very prominent warning that directing cold air at myself while I slept could be fatal. I have had much fun with this idea over the years.
posted by ixipkcams at 8:52 AM on February 13


Thanks for posting. I loved Warnings - that’s a poem I’ll read again. The visual image of that reach from the ladder, the whimsy over how it is we notice clothes need an iron once on the body - good stuff.
posted by hilaryjade at 7:10 PM on February 13 [1 favorite]


@ixipkcams, I wonder if this could be related to fan death?
posted by away for regrooving at 10:53 PM on February 13


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