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July 30, 2005 12:05 AM

Broken: directions

Directions for this product mention penguins - lots and lots of penguins - and conquering Europe... optionally.

(Thanks, Paul)


Conquering Europe with this product would be much easier if Europe was inhabited by penguins.

Posted by: Kevin North at July 30, 2005 12:27 AM

That's freaking awesome! I want it!

Posted by: Fayth at July 30, 2005 12:38 AM

Reminds me of the thinkgeek product entry for a similar product:

Wonder what prompts people who sell compressed air to be so silly.

Posted by: Jesse at July 30, 2005 12:41 AM

People like me and Joshua Wood need to stay away from that site. It sells computer equipment, making it is as to geeks as clothes shopping is to women . . .

Posted by: Kevin North at July 30, 2005 12:42 AM

For the record, I am refering to both sites.

Posted by: Kevin North at July 30, 2005 12:46 AM

Why not be silly? It's air.

Posted by: Fayth at July 30, 2005 12:52 AM

it's air in a can! What will they think of next?

Posted by: Dan at July 30, 2005 01:08 AM

cheese in a can?

Posted by: unknown at July 30, 2005 01:16 AM

Looks like it was translated from Japanese or something...

Posted by: Seth Nelson at July 30, 2005 01:17 AM

Actually, canned air is pretty handy. I saw my computer-loving brother-in-law use it once. The can let him dust off the inside of his computer without touching it.

Posted by: Kevin North at July 30, 2005 01:18 AM

heh, ah linux fans...

They have way more sense of humor than M$, and who doesn't love penguins?

Posted by: Vic at July 30, 2005 01:21 AM

Ethan dosn't like the penguin.

(For all you Ctrl Alt Del fans out there)

Posted by: Fayth at July 30, 2005 01:27 AM

Why this deserve posting on TIB

In the paragraph below danger:

Do not spray on or near hot surfaces.

Do not spray near fire, heat, sparks,open flame, or while smoking.

Do not use near candles.

Do not smoke while using.

Use away from heat and flame.

Use in well-ventilated areas.

Do not use in confined spaces.

Do not expose to heat.

Can anybody say redundant? I also found the ad to be somewhat entertaining but think it would be more so if they cut the penguin reference by half or so.

Posted by: tool at July 30, 2005 03:26 AM

i changed the Eula stored in XP to "we now own you soul"

Posted by: unknown at July 30, 2005 10:04 AM

I noticed the quality of submissions to this site has gotten really bad lately.


Mackin with Pappy

Posted by: Pappy at July 30, 2005 10:20 AM

Well, maybe you didn't realize that this was in "Just for Fun".

Posted by: Fuzzy at July 30, 2005 10:26 AM

Well, maybe you didn't realize that this was in "Just for Fun".

Posted by: Fuzzy at July 30, 2005 10:27 AM

Penguins rock!

I find funny that they try to sell you Jolt, Coffee, Mints, Shirts, Air in a Can, and A mouse pad all at the same time.

Posted by: The Boy at July 30, 2005 10:48 AM

I think it's a very clever way to get people to read the entire warning label and directions. And for the record Kevin, not all women like to clothes shop...some of us are bigger geeks when it comes to purchasing computer equipment than you are.

Posted by: Faolan at July 30, 2005 01:18 PM

Oh, for the ones who don't like it, obvious Monty Python haters. Suppose they don't think moose are funny either.

Posted by: Faolan at July 30, 2005 01:19 PM

And if you check out the mouse pad on their site the more you buy the more that they cost per item.


1 for $11.95

2 and up $22.98 ea. (Save $0.46 ea!)

5 and up $54.95 ea. (Save $0.96 ea!)

Posted by: Jim at July 30, 2005 01:39 PM

Not broken, just damn funny.

Posted by: Eric at July 30, 2005 05:33 PM

Maybe they just wanted to see if anyone actually reads the warning label.

Posted by: ccmushroom at July 30, 2005 05:53 PM

>>tool is my tool? "obviously a Microsoul user since you dont like linux". Where the hell did you get that from? Your observations of my previous post is pointless. Nowhere in it do I knock Linux or any other os. I liked the ad as I mentioned, I found it entertaining but a bit redundant, that is the only problem I found with it.

I also have no problem with you giving your opinion either but you should get your facts straight.

Do you think I was bashing Linux because I think ran the penguin joke into the ground? Well I must confess that if the can of air is an exclusive Linux product I missed that. Not everything that mentions penguins are neccessarily associated with Linux.

>>"i bet you would believe me that polar bears eat penguins up here in alaska." Your failed attempt to question my gullability or education makes you look extremely foolish. If you truly live in Alaska, you should try defrosting your brain and using it once in a while.

Posted by: tool at July 31, 2005 07:55 AM

easy now, just for fun, remember?

mouse ad=broken, that's right, broken.

thank you

Posted by: noname at July 31, 2005 06:32 PM

I have to agree with Fayth. That is freaking awesome. Sorry. It just is.

Posted by: Bob at July 31, 2005 07:37 PM

Hot damn! I've been looking for some imported air to walk on for years! All this time I'd had to settle for Canadian bubble wrap.

Posted by: Deborah Harry at July 31, 2005 11:07 PM

Wow, I think I was called out as a geek by Kevin! Thanks I guess ~_~

Posted by: Joshua Wood at August 1, 2005 08:58 AM

Ha ha - that is amazing, I never thought people would notice my little "Penguin" addition to the warning label :-) Being the webmaster of, it sometimes gets a bit boring writing up these rather extensive and highly redundant warning labels. So as I was writing it I added penguin notes, because penguins and compressed air cans are an inherently evil combination. I dare say I went a bit overboard ^_^

Anyway, I'm glad to see people pay attention to the fine print. Oh, and the quantity ordering options on the site are worded badly, we really need to revise that. The new website will fix many problems on the current site.

Posted by: at August 1, 2005 02:00 PM

Joshua, I did call you a geek, and that is a good thing. In my mind, a geek is someone who loves computers, and I actually think those people are really really cool.

Of course, now of gone as far off topic as the webpage we're discussing. . .

Posted by: Kevin at August 1, 2005 02:03 PM

. . .which I'm glad to see is being fixed! Go Morgan!

Posted by: Kevin at August 1, 2005 02:06 PM

Wait, it wasn't broken. Shouldn't this have been a Just for Fun?

Posted by: Bob at August 2, 2005 08:20 AM

It is, Bob.

Posted by: Kevin at August 2, 2005 06:32 PM

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