Monthly Archives: November 2010

Jump Out the Window

Google Translate gets nasty:

The original Hebrew was quite innocent…

…and here’s the English…

I’ve heard of telling users to take a flying leap, but my heavens!  (In case you’re wondering, the Hebrew is talking about a popup window.)

Words of Wizz-dumb

Say what? Sometimes the knuckleheads are just sublimely idiotic, like this clueless dude.  Can you spell ironyHat tip to Central LS.

Is this Greek salami or greeked salami? Hat tip to Hedke.

The world’s longest short-haul flight: Frankfurt to Tel Aviv is only a 4-hour flight, but it takes me 14.5 hours to get home from the TC World conference in Wiesbaden.  Chalk it up to delayed boarding, sitting on the tarmac for 90 minutes, missing a critical train in Tel Aviv (and being stuck 2.5 hours before the next one)… I staggered in at 2:00 AM.  As my mom says, travelling is not for wimps!

Fun in the Bathroom

Say what? Seen in the women’s restroom in the big conference center in Wiesbaden. This company needs some help with their product names and instructions.

The hand dryer:

The instructions read:

So I raise my hands near the sensor. Nothing happens.  I stand there and wave my hands around in front of it. Nothing.  I look on the side for buttons.  Finally, someone else comes up and pushes the button. The dryer roars into life.  How the f&^k did “push the button” turn into  “place hand in front of sensor”???

But this is not the only bad choice that this company has made.  Here is their disposal unit for “sanitary products” and such:

Here’s a closeup of the name. Note the graphic on the bags, too.