Beware of the Malm

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Ever since I was introduced to Airtoons about 6 years ago, warning signs just haven’t been the same.

We have boxes of candles floating around our house as a result of my Partylite candle affair a few years back. A couple of days ago I noticed something on one of the boxes. Two warning images that made me giggle and think of a post by Matt from Onomatopoeia

There was a recent episode of Corner Gas [wiki] where the Karen, one of the two police officers in town, purchases a hutch from the giant Swedish furniture store. Of course it’s supposed to be Ikea [wiki] and it plays on the whole concept of taking home your pre-packed merchandise and putting it together yourself with an allan key. The instructions amused Davis, the other cop on the show, because he was reading them as a cartoon. This is easy to do since Ikea’s don’t have words, just images to help you assemble your coffee table, bed or chair.


Matt’s post features images that came with a recently purchased Ikea stool. The pictures on the instructions are pretty vague so he decided to add some rather clever captions. Click on the pic to view the rest, I didn’t want to spoil it by featuring all of them on here.

Now I just have to think of some for my candle box warnings, I’m afraid I may need some help, cause I’m just won’t be as clever.


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  1. BradleyThursday, February 15th, 2007 — 7:26pm PST

    1. Beware of dogs ruining your 1st birthday wish

    2. 4 Foot candles can and will eat you and have trouble digesting you

  2. BradleyThursday, February 15th, 2007 — 7:26pm PST

    yes i commented. becky hounded me endlessly for days and i gave in.

  3. Miss604Thursday, February 15th, 2007 — 7:29pm PST

    YAY! You know you wanted to.

    i was thinking…. (for the first) do not wear a crocheted hat or bark in the presence of the candle.

  4. JennyThursday, February 15th, 2007 — 10:26pm PST

    he he he he

  5. Gregg ScottFriday, February 16th, 2007 — 3:31am PST

    I imagine these to be sayings, some ancient wisdom translated into English. For some reason I hear them being read by an elder whose native language is other than English.

    ‘Child And Dog Worshipping Candle Strictly Forebidden’

    ‘4 and half foot Candle Good For Grandma. No Big Candle – Grandma Not Stay’

    You’ve got a good blog going here ‘604’!

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