Friday, March 13, 2009

Don't Try This at Home

Here's a new pet peeve for me -- unnecessary warnings on TV commercials. You know the ones I'm talking about: a tiny "do not attempt" as a warning to the mentally deficient who might think it's a bright idea to drop a refrigerator from their apartment or jump from one rooftop to another.

But this one?

I mean, if you have the money to buy several dozen washing machines and rent a monster truck, I say attempt it all you want. (The version above doesn't have the "do not attempt" warning, but it did appear in the broadcast version.)

But this may top them all:

"Closed course"? I would think. If you have the wherewithal to get yourself to the moon, with your moon buggy, no less, tear it up all you want.

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