I guess this is a preview of coming attractions – but from the UK we get:
Housing officials have ordered tenants to remove welcome mats from their doorsteps – claiming they are health and safety hazards.
Residents received a letter saying the mats were potentially dangerous and were being banned, amid fears people might trip over them and sue for damages.
The note read: ‘(Doormats) being left in communal areas is a serious health and safety issue and is a fire safety risk.’
At what point does this insanity end. Should everyone be bubble-wrapped? I love the government excuse given:
Guy Cresswell, director of housing services at Great Places Housing Group, said: ‘Government legislation requires us to carry out fire risk assessments and to comply in full with recommendations made.
‘This work has been carried out for us by expert independent assessors. Our fire risk assessor recommended that doormats outside of people’s homes at Gaskell Rise should be removed because people could trip up over them.
The people living there think its insane, but they have no recourse. So the mats go.
In a recently launched print campaign, created for the New South Wales Police by DDB Sydney, the message is clear: your iPod will kill you.
These ads are clearly ridiculous. If anyone offered me an iPod with headphone cords long enough to wrap a chalk line around someone, I’d save them the trauma of the accident and just murder them for it.
What I find most interesting about these ads are that they have an obvious iPod lying next to the corpse. I’m don’t know what Apple’s official feelings might be, but the online fan-geeks are already up in arms over the slandering of the beloved music player. Let’s face it: an iPod is now as necessary as a mobile phone.
1. Recycling bins outside stable.
2. A sheep plugging veganism – and muzzled in case it bites – plus another sheep advertising British Meat in fairness to non-vegetables
3. Banner proclaims: “Atheism is OK too”.
4. Fathers 4 justice protester in Batman outfit.
5. Solar panels on stable roof.
6. Wise man in a wheelchair.
7. “Safety in the stable” poster.
8. Fire extinguisher next to poster.
9. Angel in high-visibility jacket.
10. Wheelchair ramp to stable.
11. Statues from other religions surround the manger.
12. Joseph wears hard hat – as does Mary.
13. Mothers for justice demonstrator in Wonder Woman outfit.
14. Hand washing facility.
15. Essential first aid kit.
16. Figure in T-shirt with slogan: “Scientology rocks!”17. Airport-style metal detector.