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There are SPONGES in my car that could catch FIRE! - The online computery journal thingy of a turtle

Feb. 7th, 2009

09:07 pm - There are SPONGES in my car that could catch FIRE!

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In the mail today I received a safety recall notice from Toyota. It seems that in my 2007 Yaris, there are seat belt pretensioners for the front seats, which are designed to be pretentious activated in a severe frontal impact and hold the driver and passenger snugly so they don't go flying through the windshield.

The letter goes on to state:
"The involved vehicles contain a Center Pillar Sound Insulator (sponge) located underneath each front seatbelt pretensioner. In the event of seat belt pretensioner deployment, the gas generated may affect the sound insulators. In the worst case, if the sound insulators ignite, this condition will result in a post-collision fire."

Hoo boy! Sponges in my car that could catch fire! Well, fortunately they'll take them out free of charge, although the letter doesn't mention whether they'll replace them with anything, like say, sponges that won't catch fire. Great, my car's gonna be spongeless and noisy, but at least it won't catch fire!



In other nooz, I have DVDs of two movies that sound very similar. One is "Zack & Miri", which I purchased at Target. The other is "Zack & Miri Make a Porno", which I bought at Best Buy. The two covers are identical except of course for the last three words of the title... and also the tagline. On Z&MMaP, it's "What would you do to get out of debt?" On Z&M, it's "This is the last job they can afford to blow."

The discs are also identical except for one set printed with Z&M and the other set printed with Z&MMaP. I haven't watched yet, so I can't say if the content of the discs is any different.

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From:deckardcanine
Date:February 8th, 2009 04:07 am (UTC)
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Nice that the depression hasn't stopped you from buying what may be the same movie twice.

Ironic that the shorter title has the naughtier tagline. Guess they had to have some hint at the content, and this one won't generate a "What does that mean, Daddy?" awkward situation. Of course, anyone with children that young shouldn't be renting R movies in the first place.
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From:nefaria
Date:February 8th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
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I bet they replace your foam with phlegm, which is non-combustible.
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From:cnoocy
Date:February 8th, 2009 02:05 pm (UTC)
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It is? There goes my new band name.
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:February 8th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
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The Fire Phlegms?
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From:cnoocy
Date:February 8th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
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I thought of a number of variants, and they were all awesome so I didn't specify.
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From:octan
Date:February 8th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
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Flaming Snot was already taken anyway. ;)
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From:deckardcanine
Date:February 9th, 2009 01:04 am (UTC)
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Ah yes, my friends in ninth grade informed me, "Mucus is the magical fluid! It's nonflammable!" (Actually, I think he said "inflammable" but meant the opposite it sounds like.) "You could insulate the house with mucus."
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From:octan
Date:February 8th, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC)
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I thought it was only WalMart that had those kinds of rules! O_O
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:February 8th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
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Apparently it's both Wal-Mart and Target.
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From:orv
Date:February 8th, 2009 08:27 pm (UTC)
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They'll probably replace it with something nonflammable that will give everyone cancer in 20 years. ;)
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From:dessieoctavia
Date:February 9th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)

OT

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Hi, you might remember I wrote you a few months back saying how much I enjoy your furry convention diaries. (I found out about them after you did one of the Comics Curmudgeon meetup.)

I thought you'd appreciate today's XKCD comic, in case you don't follow it: http://xkcd.com/541/

That's all! ^-^
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:February 9th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)

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Heh! Nice. I do follow the strip, but I hadn't seen today's yet. Thanks for the link!

Although I doubt this guy would be banned from furry conventions. Most furries I know would say, "Hey yeah, he's got a good point. How DO you do that?"
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From:orv
Date:February 9th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)

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Yeah, and I've noticed that when he references furries in his strip, it's always good-natured.
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