SAFETY CHARTS FROM INDIA
"AN IDEAL BOY" IS A BOOK
FULL OF FUN
While perusing one of retroCRUSH's favorite site's
THE SNEEZE, I stumbled on a review of
"An Ideal Boy: Charts from India". His funny observations made me rush to
Amazon and buy it immediately. The vintage health and safety posters from
India reprinted within are a riot. Their culture is so similar to
America's in so many ways, yet subtle differences make it particularly
I love this series of pictures. Apparently kites are
one of the leading sources of danger in India. And don't forget that
fighting causes injury!
Mom always said, "Don't play ball in the house!"
I thought slipping on banana peels was the type of thing
that only happened in cartoons! How bad is the problem when you have to go
to the trouble of making a poster to warn citizens of the slippery danger?
Sure enough, another peel slipping tragedy! And
please don't dump your bukkake props on the neighborhood kids!
Remember kids, spitting up clam chowder while you're eating
dinner is just as rude as you can get!
Remember, spelling "unconsious" is not as important as
learning the proper way to treat the victim. Forget checking a pulse or
trying CPR, "just sprinkle water and fan!"
This section of a first aid poster is hilarious.
Apparently when someone catches fire, the best course of action to take is to
roll them up into a giant cigar. And if a child is choking, just shake
them by the feet until everything's all better!
I have no idea what the bottom right picture is suggesting,
but apparently it's bad behavior to kick a woman in the ass when she's trying to
pick up a beach ball in front of a speeding car. Also, for heaven's sake,
"Don't wave to truckers!"
It goes without saying you should always help the blind,
but that doesn't stop at just helping them across the street, you need to let
them know that their yellow shirt clashes with their glittery pinstripe pants,
for heaven's sake!
This section of a bad behavior poster is great.
Apparently singing along to a radio is just plain rude. And of course,
don't stick things into plugs in the wall!
For the love of God, DO NOT LIVE IN SHAKY HOUSE!
Apparently, if you talk while sharpening your pencil,
you're liable to accidentally shove it deep into your nose. And I'm not
sure what's going on in that creepy second picture. Did those 3 evil
Indian boys push an innocent bystander into a car? And what's up with that
tiny doll behind the steering wheel? The poor victim lived in a shaky
house, so his days were numbered anyway.
If you're interested in buying this fantastic book,
CLICK HERE to get it from Amazon, just make sure you're not flying a kite
while you read it.