Instructions on a smoke grenade: Don't be a dick


34 Responses to “Instructions on a smoke grenade: Don't be a dick”

  1. chupsahey says:

    You know,  it looks like they didn’t translate that bit into French.

  2. Kimmo says:

    This so much better than say, ‘not to be taken orally’ or some other incredibly obvious bit of pointless idiocy…

  3. Andrew Singleton says:

    Do not post?

  4. suburbanhick says:

    Always a good policy!

  5. planettom says:

    Yeah, what does DO NOT POST mean?    Don’t video the results of using this smoke grenade and post it to social media?

    maybe it means Do Not Enhance The Effects Of This Smoke Grenade With CGI In Post-Production Of Your Video.

  6. Neil T says:

    Clearly photoshopped — there’s no gap between the French and English on the left and there is on the right. The gap on the left has been filled with the joke text.

  7. Christopher says:

    I’d really like to see the same warning on a vibrator. 

  8. Felton / Moderator says:

    Hint:  Post Office.

  9. I would have been really curious to see the translation of “Don’t be a dick”  in French. Slang insults are always tricky to translate. Maybe « Ne faites pas le con? »

  10. Kilteddad says:

    I had no idea Wil Wheaton had broken out of media into incendiary devices…

  11. PhosPhorious says:

    I’m having a little trouble thinking of non-dick uses for a smoke bomb.

    • swasoir says:

      Agree.  Unless you’re on a SWAT team what do you need a smoke grenade for?

      • Antinous / Moderator says:

        Dolores Umbridge?

      • suburbanhick says:

        We use them all the time for our firefighter training. They aren’t really grenades in the “pull-the-ring-out-and-go-boom” sense. In fact, they don’t explode at all, but just generate a lot of dense black smoke for about 5 minutes. There are machines that do the same thing with an aerosol can of fuel, but they’re expensive and can be fussy to use. The grenades are way cheaper and easier to use, even with bulky firefighter’s gloves on.

      • Ashwin Raj says:

        Its used in Paintball 

  12. Tyler Riddle says:

    In the US it’s a violation of Federal law to use that product in a manner inconsistent with it’s labeling. 

  13. Navin_Johnson says:

    Canadian?  Or in French for ex-colonial state’s cops/military to easily understand?

  14. I have a story! And it relates to a french smoke grenade too!
    There was a bar where a bunch of workerd had left a box with a label marked “Property of [their group] – Don’t open”, which was OK since people often left extra bags of peanuts or somesuch with their name on it. But they came only about once a week, so after a while people got curious. Finally someone opened the box and triggered the rigged smoke grenade inside, the kind that also makes a big cloud of bright yellow dust… It was in a bar in Antarctica.

    • noah django says:

       sounds like the pranksters were using that smoke grenade in a manner inconsistent with it’s labeling (see:  “dick” clause.)

  15. acidrain69 says:

    They should adopt this label on pepper spray in the US.

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