December 15, 2008

Do Not Eat the Laundry

Category: Humor,Uncategorized — Biella @ 6:17 pm

do-not-eat, originally uploaded by the biella.

America is a land brimming with paradoxes, one of them being our simultaneous obsession with freedom and rules. We purport to be the land of the free (and while this is and may not be true, we do hold steadfast to this idea). But we also love rules rules and rules, and wait there are more and more and more rules, too many rules, which often come in the form of the form of a sign, this one being one of my favorites. (shall not produce grease laden fumes?! yes, I think it was written by an academic).

So I appreciate small reminders that poke fun of and holes in our love of rules and warnings, such as the one I found on my new bamboo-based shirt, pictured above. I have taken a huge liking for bamboo shirts as of late (I am obsessed with the tactile and can only stand soft cloth, which is why I love bamboo-based cloth) and I ordered a few shirts of the Internet. I only noticed the “warning” when I pulled the shirt out of the dryer late the other night and it was by far one of the only times I smiled from left to right at 1 am when doing laundry. More people should take the time to plant these easter-egg type jokes as they are, I am sure, much appreciated.


  1. Ha! I know where that sign is! I wish I had a box of grease-laden fumes to leave right by that sign.

    Speaking of the sign’s location — you interested in a trip to Deepest Darkest Jersey on Weds.? There’s a party going on . . . more via email! Meanwhile, rock on, Interprete!

    Comment by Meredith McGill — December 15, 2008 @ 6:42 pm

  2. lol. I have to say, I have wondered for a long long time who composed that sign. Michael Warner? Brent Edwards? Link in the voice of an English professor? I just love it. Grease-laden vapors!!!

    Comment by Biella — December 15, 2008 @ 6:46 pm

  3. On a Hong Kong T shirt many moons ago:

    “For best results, wash at 40 C and tumble dry.

    For not so good results, drag through puddle and hang from car aerial”

    It made my Dad’s year

    Comment by Andy Cater — December 16, 2008 @ 12:39 am

  4. Did you mean “tactile” instead of “tactical”? :-)

    Comment by Andrew Saunders — December 16, 2008 @ 12:50 am

  5. Thanks yea tactile, not tactical, though I like tactical shirts as well :-)

    That is a good one Andy. It is not often that one sees these little easter eggs in the tags!

    Comment by Biella — December 16, 2008 @ 5:26 am

  6. ROTFL

    Comment by Stefano Canepa — December 21, 2008 @ 5:02 am

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