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October 31, 2005 12:03 AM

Broken: Auto/Air adapter box

Airplane_adapter Joe Wright points out:

I saw this box containing an "Auto/Air adapter."

By the looks of it, it is trying to tell me to park my car or airplane next to the giant "Auto/Air adapter."


All I can say is "WTF mate?!"

also, what is the adapter even for, my guess is that it would allow you to use items designed for a car, but on a plane.

Posted by: john russell at October 31, 2005 02:04 AM

It's just a power inverter which turns 12V into 110VAC.

Some are just laptop adapters and only work with, ehmm, electronic devices.

Still, this interpretation of the symbol is quite funny!

Posted by: Trent Chernecki at October 31, 2005 03:23 AM

I use those adapter boxes every weekend when I park my Sessna in my driveway, its really good.

Honestly, great broken post, keep it up :)

Posted by: Marcus Lenngren at October 31, 2005 04:21 AM

The biggest problem with the sign is that the car is lying on the side and the airplane is tilted in a goofy way... :-)

Posted by: name at October 31, 2005 04:22 AM

not really broken i think. if they painted the objects to proportion you wouldn't be able to see the car or the adapter.

Posted by: HL at October 31, 2005 07:13 AM

maybe you need to turn box clockwise one turn and surprise is right side up and plane looks normal...

Posted by: scott at October 31, 2005 08:20 AM

turn box clockwise one turn...bam,car is right side up and plane is normal....dah

Posted by: scooter at October 31, 2005 08:29 AM

I too think the photo needs to be rotated 90-degrees clockwise.

HOWEVER, that wouldn't solve an even larger problem. What exactly is this diagram trying to say? "Which one of these things is not like the other?"

Maybe... Car and plane, each with arrows pointing to the adaptor, and the adaptor then pointing to a laptop?

Posted by: Danielsan at October 31, 2005 12:11 PM

"Which one of these things is not like the other?"

Oh, I love that game....doo doo dodododo

Posted by: JAC at October 31, 2005 12:20 PM

are the preview pics all stretched out for anyone else?

Posted by: valek at October 31, 2005 09:52 PM

_@_v - OMFG!!!! that plane has dropped it's engines and is gonna crash on the adapter!!!!!!! get in the car and get outta there!!!!!!

Posted by: she-snailie_@_v at November 1, 2005 02:40 AM

Is that supposed to inform people of all languages what is in the box.

Posted by: Timm at November 1, 2005 03:14 AM

Is that supposed to inform people of all languages what is contained in the box?

Posted by: Timm at November 1, 2005 03:15 AM

By the looks of it, you are an idiot.

Posted by: Boris die Spinne at November 4, 2005 02:08 PM


That could be a problem.

Posted by: Sido at November 4, 2005 07:56 PM

Those SUV's are getting out of hand! Now they're bigger than airplanes :)

Posted by: Jcardo at January 28, 2006 12:57 PM

Well, it's not BROKEN... Just the fact that they couldn't fit a full size picture of a car or plane makes it look ambiguous. If you think about it, the adapter would probably be hard to recognize if it were much smaller; some idiot might think it's a square yo-yo.

Posted by: Eric at February 21, 2006 06:42 PM

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