A California Question

 

I’ve spent a lot of time in California. It’s a beautiful state.

I’ve been everywhere, from the beauty of San Diego’s Torrey Pines to the rocky shores of Pebble Beach. I’ve done football in the LA Coliseum, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, and campuses of Stanford and Berkeley. If you live there, you are both blessed and cursed. And I have a question.

Tonight I bought a new band for my Apple Watch and this was on the package:

Just where the hell do you people in California wear your watches? And how tight do you wear the band?!?

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  1. Limestone Cowboy Coolidge
    Limestone Cowboy
    @LimestoneCowboy

    I wonder whether the one year limited warranty is on the watch band or on.. um…the  appendage … which hosts said watch band.

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  2. Dr. Bastiat Member
    Dr. Bastiat
    @drbastiat

    Yet another reason not to move to California.  I don’t want to have to unzip my fly to see what time it is…

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  3. Jimmy Carter Member
    Jimmy Carter
    @JimmyCarter

    Of all the people in the world, the warning is for california residents only; not even tourists, but specifically residents. No other people on planet earth should heed this warning, just strictly californians.

    Where does Peter Robinson wear His?

     

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  4. Limestone Cowboy Coolidge
    Limestone Cowboy
    @LimestoneCowboy

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Yet another reason not to move to California. I don’t want to have to unzip my fly to see what time it is…

    You wouldn’t appear out of place in San Francisco. Just don’t wear a Rolex.. a snatch and grab would be brutal.

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  5. Limestone Cowboy Coolidge
    Limestone Cowboy
    @LimestoneCowboy

    Jimmy Carter (View Comment):
    ago

    In California? 

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  6. namlliT noD Member
    namlliT noD
    @DonTillman

    When @jameslileks visited some years ago, he remarked “California is beautiful.  But it seems like everything here causes cancer.”

    And he’s absolutely right.  There are signs *everywhere* warning about chemicals that can cause cancer and birth defects.

     

    This is due to California Proposition 65 , which leaves corporations open to lawsuits if they don’t comply.  

    Perhaps one of our legal eagles can explain it.

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  7. tigerlily Member
    tigerlily
    @tigerlily

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Yet another reason not to move to California. I don’t want to have to unzip my fly to see what time it is…

    Yeah, but just think about having to rewind it.

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  8. Joe Boyle Member
    Joe Boyle
    @JoeBoyle

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Yet another reason not to move to California. I don’t want to have to unzip my fly to see what time it is…

    Funny

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  9. Quietpi Member
    Quietpi
    @Quietpi

    namlliT noD (View Comment):

    When @ jameslileks visited some years ago, he remarked “California is beautiful. But it seems like everything here causes cancer.”

    And he’s absolutely right. There are signs *everywhere* warning about chemicals that can cause cancer and birth defects.

     

    This is due to California Proposition 65 , which leaves corporations open to lawsuits if they don’t comply.

    Perhaps one of our legal eagles can explain it.

    This.  They stick that Prop. 65 warning in the most absurd places.  Because you can never know what some jury might award trillions of whatever the monetary unit is in use at the time, for some “contamination” his/her/their great to the nth grandparent might have been exposed to, 150 years in the future.  

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  10. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    I had to make a simple image for sharing.  You’re welcome.  :-)

     

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  11. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    California would make it a lot easier on everybody if under the warning label, they had a picture of the periodic table . . .

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  12. The Cynthonian Member
    The Cynthonian
    @TheCynthonian

    namlliT noD (View Comment):

    When @ jameslileks visited some years ago, he remarked “California is beautiful. But it seems like everything here causes cancer.”

    And he’s absolutely right. There are signs *everywhere* warning about chemicals that can cause cancer and birth defects.

     

    This is due to California Proposition 65 , which leaves corporations open to lawsuits if they don’t comply.

    Perhaps one of our legal eagles can explain it.

    It was a stupid proposition made to sound benign when it was voted in.  Because of CA’s lawfare propensity, however, lawyers interpreted the proposition very conservatively.   Thus the plethora of warnings, which no one pays any attention to, but corporations continue to provide, lest some attorney use it as a pretext to sue.

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  13. OmegaPaladin Moderator
    OmegaPaladin
    @OmegaPaladin

    Proposition 65 is one of the worst safety regulations out there.   Any detectable level of chemicals that cause cancer or reproductive harm get the label… but do not list what the chemicals are.  This can include chemicals that do not cause cancer in the form presented – sand / silica is only a risk when fine particles are inhaled, and ethanol is only causes cancer in association with drinking booze.

    California Hazard Pictogram

    Danger! Fatal if Taken Seriously. Harmful in contact with Government.

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  14. Doug Kimball Thatcher
    Doug Kimball
    @DougKimball

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Yet another reason not to move to California. I don’t want to have to unzip my fly to see what time it is…

    How do the girls wear them?

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  15. Doug Kimball Thatcher
    Doug Kimball
    @DougKimball

    There is a benefit if it is self winding.  Many satisfied women will concur.

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  16. Basil Fawlty Member
    Basil Fawlty
    @BasilFawlty

    EJHill: I’ve been everywhere

    Winnemucca?

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  17. navyjag Coolidge
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    @navyjag

    That warning is on every public or commercial building in California.  Has been since Prop. 65 passed many years ago. 

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  18. Basil Fawlty Member
    Basil Fawlty
    @BasilFawlty

    EJHill: Just where the hell do you people in California wear your watches?

    Like in Pulp Fiction?

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  19. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    @PaulStinchfield

    OmegaPaladin (View Comment):

    Proposition 65 is one of the worst safety regulations out there. Any detectable level of chemicals that cause cancer or reproductive harm get the label… but do not list what the chemicals are. This can include chemicals that do not cause cancer in the form presented – sand / silica is only a risk when fine particles are inhaled, and ethanol is only causes cancer in association with drinking booze.

    California Hazard Pictogram

     

    Danger! Fatal if Taken Seriously. Harmful in contact with Government.

    I get the impression that it’s not technically “any detectable level” (which would eventually mean “one atom detected in a mountain of material” as detection methods steadily improve) but rather “1-in-100,000 risk of cancer assuming lifetime exposure”. However, the fact that an ordinary extension cord must be so labeled tells us that the “lifetime exposure” must mean “a lifetime sucking on the disassembled components of the extension cord”.

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  20. Duane Oyen Member
    Duane Oyen
    @DuaneOyen

    namlliT noD (View Comment):

    When @ jameslileks visited some years ago, he remarked “California is beautiful. But it seems like everything here causes cancer.”

    And he’s absolutely right. There are signs *everywhere* warning about chemicals that can cause cancer and birth defects.

     

    This is due to California Proposition 65 , which leaves corporations open to lawsuits if they don’t comply.

    Perhaps one of our legal eagles can explain it.

    To be fair, there is at least one molecule there of everything, and virtually everything does indeed cause cancer at the right overdose, as Bruce Ames showed years ago.

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  21. Michael Henry Member
    Michael Henry
    @MichaelHenry

    I refuse to wear a watch where Californians apparently do, because it might interfere with the full display of the tattoo I have there, which reads: WELCOME TO SCHNECTADY, HAVE A NICE DAY.  

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  22. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    Michael Henry (View Comment):

    I refuse to wear a watch where Californians apparently do, because it might interfere with the full display of the tattoo I have there, which reads: WELCOME TO SCHNECTADY, HAVE A NICE DAY.

    Or Commander Thomas Dodge.

     

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  23. Mark Alexander Coolidge
    Mark Alexander
    @MarkAlexander

    Warning!


    LIFE CAUSES DEATH!

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  24. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    @DaveSchmidt

    Doug Kimball (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Yet another reason not to move to California. I don’t want to have to unzip my fly to see what time it is…

    How do the girls wear them?

    Don’t go trans-phobic.  

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  25. Full Size Tabby Member
    Full Size Tabby
    @FullSizeTabby

    Why on a watch band I don’t know. But the warning is generally true. California is harmful to human reproduction since the state actively promotes killing as many human babies as possible. 

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  26. namlliT noD Member
    namlliT noD
    @DonTillman

    At the same time, California recently banned the sales of incandescent light bulbs.  As of earlier this year, I can’t order regular incandescent bulbs on Amazon, or anywhere for that matter.

    So they’ve effectively replace a product with no cancer or birth defect issues, with LED or fluorescent bulbs, which do.

    And they do it under the guise of saving energy, which it doesn’t.

    I can’t help but believe there’s a juicy class action lawsuit waiting in there somewhere.

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  27. TBA Coolidge
    TBA
    @RobtGilsdorf

    Dr. Bastiat (View Comment):

    Yet another reason not to move to California. I don’t want to have to unzip my fly to see what time it is…

    Pffft. Like you’ve never used natures sundial before. 

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  28. Blue Yeti Admin
    Blue Yeti
    @BlueYeti

    Long time California resident and Apple Watch owner here (and I like both of them).

    Two words: vibrate mode.

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  29. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    namlliT noD (View Comment):

    At the same time, California recently banned the sales of incandescent light bulbs. As of earlier this year, I can’t order regular incandescent bulbs on Amazon, or anywhere for that matter.

    So they’ve effectively replace a product with no cancer or birth defect issues, with LED or fluorescent bulbs, which do.

    And they do it under the guise of saving energy, which it doesn’t.

    I can’t help but believe there’s a juicy class action lawsuit waiting in there somewhere.

    But it’s all been done via politics/legislation, hasn’t it?  Doesn’t seem like they could get sued for that.

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  30. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    Long time California resident and Apple Watch owner here (and I like both of them).

    Two words: vibrate mode.

    TMI.

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