German Warning Icon May Well Be Our New Logo

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Simply put: how awesome is this warning icon?
“No normal people. Mechanics only” is likely a single 97 letter word in German, so it was much simpler for Lemförder (the source of our latest Überbird guibos) to stick with this. I might just get this logo as a tattoo.

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  1. deleted8411787 Avatar

    Uh, I'm no expert in German semiotics but I'm pretty sure this says, "if you spot this undernourished nude man, immediately set about him with a large wrench because he is not allowed to be here".

  2. engineerd Avatar

    Since a picture is worth a thousand words, and they like combining multiple words together into one, long word, this makes sense.

  3. muthalovin Avatar

    Stop! Are you a normal? NO! Do not open this blue box. Are you a mechanic with a sideways hat and a mega-wrench? YES! Open box and enjoy wearing your overalls.
    I took German in high-school. Actually, it was Spanish, but same diff, right?

    1. BGW Avatar

      One männlich's umlaut is another varón's tilde. Or something.

  4. Alff Avatar

    I think the meaning behind this symbology is, "You may be too poor to clothe yourself now, but once you upcharge the customer for installing the giubos in this box, you'll have enough cash for some work clothes and a big ass wrench."

    1. Alff Avatar

      … or perhaps it's, "You may just be an average Joe right now, but once you've successfully replaced BMW giubos, you'll be a real mechanic."

      1. Alff Avatar

        I may be overthinking it. It may simply mean, "No gay porn"

        1. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

          You say that now, but take a second look at that wrench.

      2. Jeff Glucker Avatar

        I've replaced BMW guibos…I am FAR from a mechanic.

      3. Ebony Avatar

        Kudos! What a neat way of tihnknig about it.

  5. damnelantra™[!] Avatar

    stencil it on the uberbird post haste.

  6. Feds_II Avatar

    Neinuseniffenunmechanichausen, that's the word you're looking for.

    1. Alff Avatar

      Dasduschenoughtapayeinmekanikforeninstaller

      1. Hopman Avatar

        Gasundheit!

  7. lilwillie Avatar

    As a mechanic. I approve of this image and any usage in the future

  8. dukeisduke Avatar

    "The man next to you is not to be struck with a large open-end wrench."

  9. bzr Avatar

    You know what they say about guys with big wrenches.

    1. Alff Avatar

      They have large nuts?

      1. Thrashy Avatar

        Alley-oop!

  10. P161911 Avatar

    I pretty sure the mechanic's hat is on straight. He is just turning his head, looking at the normal guy, and going "Hmpf!, you can't do this."

  11. Bret Avatar

    That's great! This was found on the back of our LeMons Peugeot's brake system mystery sphere after the several hour job of removing the master cylinder/power booster/rats nest of hydraulics to troubleshoot "crappy brakes". It's RTFM in everything. also tattoo worthy.
    <img src="http://dodson.smugmug.com/Cars/24-Hours-of-Lemons-Preparing-a/RTFM/430928559_dypWm-M.jpg&quot; alt="hope this works" title="RTFM">

    1. Alex Kierstein Avatar

      "WARNING! READ A BOOK!"

      1. bzr Avatar

        READ A BOOK, READ A BOOK, READ A MOTHERF**KIN' BOOK!
        [youtube GlKL_EpnSp8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlKL_EpnSp8 youtube]

      2. coupeZ600 Avatar

        GO BACK TO SCHOOL! (If you've gotten this deep into this project, you either now realize this or never will!)

  12. Alex Kierstein Avatar

    I'm sensing the potential for an epic photoshop contest here.

  13. Maymar Avatar

    This should be stenciled on the dashboard of every Axis of Unreliability (British, Italian, French) car. Maybe just every European car.

    1. smokyburnout Avatar

      It should be on or near the hood release lever.

  14. retro Avatar

    <img src=http://i32.tinypic.com/b9j11x.jpg>
    I fixed it for you.

    1. Alff Avatar

      Funniest thing I've seen all day. Keep in mind, though, that we're talking about Das Uberbird, not a Firebird.

    2. bzr Avatar

      The Jeremy Clarkson Technical School of Automotive Technology.

  15. Jeff Glucker Avatar

    That label really stands for
    "Jeff Not Approved-Allow Room for Mad_Science to Work"

    1. Deartháir Avatar

      Why is Jeff working on a car naked?

  16. Tomsk Avatar

    Mechanic: Dude, what happened?!
    Other Guy: I've been impaled by a javelin. Obviously.
    Mechanic: Ohhh…
    Other Guy: Whatcha workin' on?
    Mechanic: Guibo replacement.
    Other Guy: Cool, cool…

  17. smokyburnout Avatar

    I don't care if it's on a t-shirt or a decal, but I want to see that image in the Hoonimerch store.
    Don't know how much grille badges cost to make, but this would be pretty awesome:
    <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/smokyburnout/mechanikbadge.jpg&quot; />

  18. Teargas Avatar

    BELT BUCKLE.

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