Warning Fail


Went to Itaewon last weekend to do some holiday shopping when I spotted this bootleg DVD stand right outside one of the subway station exit. At first I thought nothing of it, because the streets of Itaewon are literally covered with vendors of one sort or another hawking their wares. Yes, there’s nothing unreasonable about this at all, that is, until you look at that sign placed prominently above the crappy selection of movies. Let’s have a closer look shall we…


Doesn’t get any clearer than that. The fact that the vendor so blatantly thumbs his nose at the restriction is pretty amazing, and the fact that he doesn’t get shut down (he’s there every time I go) is even more astounding. I’m no lawyer, but I’m pretty sure a law is being broken here. Signage Fail at its finest.

Related Listening: “Temporarily Blind” – Built To Spill


2 responses to “Warning Fail

  1. sheri showed me the failblog for the first time the other day, and now i understand this post

  2. Have you given any thought to the notion that perhpas the English interperation of the Korean warning is just a bit off? What the sign acutally says in Korean is this: “Forget about it. There is no law that prohibits your purchase of these crappy DVDs. The English interpertaion above sucks and is meant to keep English speaking people from watching this crap.”

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