• (cs)

    Maybe the optional accessory is a second steering wheel for Maggie Simpson.

  • Anonymous (unregistered) in reply to Andy Goth
    Andy Goth:
    Maybe the optional accessory is a second steering wheel for Maggie Simpson.

    Probably just a leather-wrapped or telescoping wheel option.

  • Daniel (unregistered)

    Considering the recent developments in South-Africa, that sign isn't even that strange...

  • Bobbo (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous
    Anonymous:
    Andy Goth:
    Maybe the optional accessory is a second steering wheel for Maggie Simpson.

    Probably just a leather-wrapped or telescoping wheel option.

    Ah yes, that'll be what it is. Rather than the possibility that the car comes with no steering wheel, or that it's a second steering wheel for Maggie. Thanks for clearing that up.

  • Danodemano (unregistered)

    LOL, if you try to search for an F-150, you can add in the optional upgrades of "Wheels" and "Pedals"

  • (cs)

    what are non dangerous weapons then? pillows?

  • (cs)

    I'm bummed that Amazon did not offer us an I.V. drip to go with the caffeine. That would be really useful.

  • uxor (unregistered)

    He could get a Free 512Mb NVidia 8600M GS graphics card upgrade for $149 too!!

  • (cs)
    I don't think "free" means what Costco thinks it means.

    Inconceivable!

  • (cs) in reply to A Nonny Mouse
    A Nonny Mouse:
    what are non dangerous weapons then? pillows?
    Based on the picture, a normal pistol seems to fit the bill.
  • bbobb (unregistered)

    So what does it come with standard? A tiller? Maybe handle bars?

  • (cs)

    The extra memory is indeed free. However, the weight pushes the weight of the whole machine over to the next pricing band for the P&P.

  • Stubby (unregistered)
    I don't think "free" means what Costco thinks it means.

    No, I think Costco meant free as in free speech not as in free beer. Just imagine all the freedom your allowed with the extra Gb of RAM and no license restrictions!

  • ClaudeSuck.de (unregistered)

    TRWTF is the "help me decide"-link.

    To pay or not to pay that is the question.

  • (cs)

    I want to meet the railway employee who enforces those restrictions. Even on my best day, I doubt I could take on someone armed with an AK-47, a machete, a flail, a mace, and a warhammer.

  • Paul (unregistered) in reply to Danodemano
    Danodemano:
    LOL, if you try to search for an F-150, you can add in the optional upgrades of "Wheels" and "Pedals"

    It used to be that bumpers were an optional item. Now it's steering wheels and peddles. In a few more years, you'll have to pay extra for the doors and windows.

  • (cs) in reply to Smash King
    Smash King:
    I'm bummed that Amazon did not offer us an I.V. drip to go with the caffeine. That would be really useful.
    Yes, but I'm not sure that qualifies as an "accessory." (An Omron HEM-780 certainly doesn't.) The coffee would accessorise the drip, not the other way around.

    I think they should have offered a tall porcelain coppa with a nice shiny seat in a Tuscan piazza where Claudia Cardinale smiles at you from across the table. Now, that I'd pay $63.98 for.

    (I've been watching too many Sex and The City re-runs, haven't I?)

  • Chuck Norris (unregistered) in reply to dpm
    dpm:
    I want to meet the railway employee who *enforces* those restrictions. Even on my best day, I doubt I could take on someone armed with an AK-47, a machete, a flail, a mace, _and_ a warhammer.
    That would be me
  • Daniel Serodio (unregistered)

    Does anyone know where this picture came from?

  • (cs)

    When did this become a "funny yet entirely non-computer-related signs" page? Normall we only have roadsigns and such if they're computer controlled. Should I start sending in every typo I see in my local newspaper?

    Plus, TRWTF(tm) is that some people still haven't heard that there's actually been quite a lot of crime and violence in South Africa over the past years. Yes, they put that sign up because people WERE getting onto trains with AKs and Zulu-style ceremonial spears.

  • (cs) in reply to A Nonny Mouse
    A Nonny Mouse:
    what are non dangerous weapons then? pillows?

    Allegedly King Edward V was killed with a pillow

  • gilhad (unregistered) in reply to Paul

    In a few more years, you'll have to pay extra for the doors and windows.

    I will not sit to car driven by Windows.

  • (cs) in reply to Daniel Serodio
    Daniel Serodio:
    Does anyone know where this picture came from?

    Yes, me. The clues were, in no particular order:

    1. The Dutch-like language on the sign
    2. The picture of a Shaka-style zulu spear.
    3. The Afrikaans-sounding name of the submitter.

    Now you try.

  • Marinated Smurf (unregistered)

    Another sign that the automakers are following the airlines.

  • Roberg (unregistered) in reply to A Nonny Mouse
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  • weirdbeardmt (unregistered)

    These "errors" suck. About the only legit one is the free upgrade.

    TDWTF has become so boring in the last few months and is now biffed from my RSS reader. So long and thanks for all the cheese.

  • Jeff 'Comic Book Guy' Albertson (unregistered) in reply to Paul
    Paul:
    Danodemano:
    LOL, if you try to search for an F-150, you can add in the optional upgrades of "Wheels" and "Pedals"

    It used to be that bumpers were an optional item. Now it's steering wheels and peddles. In a few more years, you'll have to pay extra for the doors and windows.

    Try looking into a Jeep Wrangler. Comes stock with half doors and canvas/plastic windows. You have to pay extra to get the full doors with proper glass windows.

  • (cs)

    Bonus additional WTF: on two (but only two) of the "dangerous weapons" symbols, the diagonal red line is not through the middle of the circle.

  • (cs) in reply to real_aardvark
    real_aardvark:
    I think they should have offered a tall porcelain coppa with a nice shiny seat in a Tuscan piazza where Claudia Cardinale smiles at you from across the table. Now, that I'd pay $63.98 for.

    (I've been watching too many Sex and The City re-runs, haven't I?)

    I wouldn't know because I never watched it (I could if I had cable), but I definitely rather have someone younger with me. Say, how about Irish Girl?

  • (cs) in reply to weirdbeardmt
    weirdbeardmt:
    These "errors" suck. About the only legit one is the free upgrade.

    TDWTF has become so boring in the last few months and is now biffed from my RSS reader. So long and thanks for all the cheese.

    We'll miss you so much! Send us a postcard when you arrive at slashdot

  • eryn (unregistered) in reply to DaveK
    DaveK:
    When did this become a "funny yet entirely non-computer-related signs" page? Normall we only have roadsigns and such if they're computer controlled. Should I start sending in every typo I see in my local newspaper?

    Plus, TRWTF(tm) is that some people still haven't heard that there's actually been quite a lot of crime and violence in South Africa over the past years. Yes, they put that sign up because people WERE getting onto trains with AKs and Zulu-style ceremonial spears.

    no, the violence has been recent (except for the violent crime in Jo'burg), the sign symbols are old, i've never seen an AK in public except for cash-van security men. if you have to poke fun at USA and their gun-toting free-country civilians.
  • makk (unregistered)

    The translation of "No dangerous weapons allowed" is the worst I've ever seen for dutch. Or it is some strange language that's very similar to dutch.

    "Geen gevaarlike wapens toegelaat nie" it has to be: "Geen gevaarlijke wapens toegestaan".

  • (cs) in reply to makk
    makk:
    Or it is some strange language that's very similar to dutch.
    it's called afrikaans.
  • Azd (unregistered) in reply to A Nonny Mouse
    A Nonny Mouse:
    what are non dangerous weapons then? pillows?

    A friend of mine once had someones eye out with a pillow.

    True story... You have been warned!

  • (cs) in reply to makk
    makk:
    The translation of "No dangerous weapons allowed" is the worst I've ever seen for dutch.

    Probably because it isn't Dutch. It's Afrikaans.

  • mjmcinto (unregistered) in reply to Jeff 'Comic Book Guy' Albertson
    Jeff 'Comic Book Guy' Albertson:
    Paul:
    Danodemano:
    LOL, if you try to search for an F-150, you can add in the optional upgrades of "Wheels" and "Pedals"

    It used to be that bumpers were an optional item. Now it's steering wheels and peddles. In a few more years, you'll have to pay extra for the doors and windows.

    Try looking into a Jeep Wrangler. Comes stock with half doors and canvas/plastic windows. You have to pay extra to get the full doors with proper glass windows.

    The Jeep's top is also an optional accessory ;)

  • Adam Helps (unregistered)

    Umm ... that train sign is from South Africa (the second languages is Afrikaans). The weapons in the lower-right picture are a knobkierie and a traditional spear.

    And since it's South Africa, trying to keep people from bringing AK-47s, axes, knobkieries, knives, and spears onto the train is a fairly major problem. Every one of the weapons pictured has been used on their trains. South Africa has one of the highest murder rates in the world. It makes Detroit and Newark seem positively relaxing.

    This largely explains why we left.

  • eryn (unregistered) in reply to Someone You Know
    Someone You Know:
    makk:
    The translation of "No dangerous weapons allowed" is the worst I've ever seen for dutch.

    Probably because it isn't Dutch. It's Afrikaans.

    For the others, it's called double negative.

    voorbeeld: hy was nie lief vir MFD nie.

  • ClaudeSuck.de (unregistered) in reply to gilhad
    gilhad:
    In a few more years, you'll have to pay extra for the doors and windows.

    I will not sit to car driven by Windows.

    In a few years you will have to pay extra for the entire car!?!?!

  • ClaudeSuck.de (unregistered) in reply to makk
    makk:
    The translation of "No dangerous weapons allowed" is the worst I've ever seen for dutch. Or it is some strange language that's very similar to dutch.

    "Geen gevaarlike wapens toegelaat nie" it has to be: "Geen gevaarlijke wapens toegestaan".

    It's Afrikaans. That's nearly, but only nearly Dutch. Hey, these guys left The NL loooong time ago.

  • eryn (unregistered) in reply to Adam Helps
    Adam Helps:
    Umm ... that train sign is from South Africa (the second languages is Afrikaans). The weapons in the lower-right picture are a knobkierie and a traditional spear.

    And since it's South Africa, trying to keep people from bringing AK-47s, axes, knobkieries, knives, and spears onto the train is a fairly major problem. Every one of the weapons pictured has been used on their trains. South Africa has one of the highest murder rates in the world. It makes Detroit and Newark seem positively relaxing.

    This largely explains why we left.

    Yes even the president is not immune to being robbed.

    But we still love our country, so thank you for leaving Adam, it's your loss, certainly not ours.

  • Mr. Bean (unregistered)

    That "no weapons" sign almost certainly comes from South Africa.

    The sad thing is that the sign is actually necessary in certain areas of the country.

  • (cs) in reply to Mr. Bean

    there seem to be a lot of south africans here, maybe we should form a DDWDF splinter group :)

  • (cs) in reply to weirdbeardmt
    weirdbeardmt:
    These "errors" suck. About the only legit one is the free upgrade.

    TDWTF has become so boring in the last few months and is now biffed from my RSS reader. So long and thanks for all the cheese.

    Have the rest of us been missing out?

    All I get is fish. And it comes in this funny blue colour.

    The cake, is, inevitably, not cheesecake.

  • (cs) in reply to Smash King
    Smash King:
    real_aardvark:
    I think they should have offered a tall porcelain coppa with a nice shiny seat in a Tuscan piazza where Claudia Cardinale smiles at you from across the table. Now, that I'd pay $63.98 for.

    (I've been watching too many Sex and The City re-runs, haven't I?)

    I wouldn't know because I never watched it (I could if I had cable), but I definitely rather have someone younger with me. Say, how about Irish Girl?
    It's an ideal, you fool. Age has nothing to do with it. Otherwise I'd have to start specifying the exact sub-species of civet that processed the damn coffee.

    Having said that, even now, I'd pay $63.98 to sit opposite Claudia Cardinale.

    That reminds me -- I must learn to play the harmonica.

  • Vlasbaard (unregistered)

    Mind you, the sub-sign is in English and Afrikaans.

    Sadly, it might very well be that various shown weaponry is actually in use.

  • Hamstray (unregistered)

    actually no flail in that picture, just a wristbanded and a flanged mace.

  • Generic Phil (unregistered) in reply to real_aardvark
    real_aardvark:
    (I've been watching too many Sex and The City re-runs, haven't I?)
    So, what do you consider a healthy amount of Sex and The City re-runs?
  • Jon (unregistered) in reply to Paul

    Actually, I think the engine will be the next Optional Upgrade. You really only need it if you want to go uphill.

    All the dealer will need to do is make sure the exit from their parking lot is downhill and you won't notice the problem until you have left the lot (of course with a no-return policy).

  • Wodin (unregistered) in reply to Daniel
    Daniel:
    Considering the recent developments in South-Africa, that sign isn't even that strange...
    Those signs have been here for ages. The "dangerous weapons" on the right are "traditional weapons".

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