NSFW – Not Safe for Working #3

Another hilariously dangerous week in the world of Entertainment!  As I get ready to head out to Fort Worth for this year’s USITT 2014 conference, another week of jaw-dropping dangerous situations appears to us all on the Not Safe for Working series on JimOnLight.com, brought to you in part by the Dodgy Technicians Facebook group!

Aaaaaaaaand we start out strong with some crispy 230V.  Nah, nothing wrong here.

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“Hey Mark, how’s the insulation on that lead?”
“Well, it’s disintegrated.”

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This…  this was at ProLight+Sound 2014.  How the — what the — isn’t this supposed to be a professional show?!

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Television seating.

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Cat5e.  Good for network traffic, and now, safety cabling.

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Cable ties.  Apparently also good for load bearing.  WTF!

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More from this year’s ProLight+Sound 2014.  WTF!

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Reach Lars, REACH!  ACHTUNG!

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This.  This is what my nightmares look like:

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See this?  That’s fucking radio antenna truss.  See the ladder?  That’s a ladder.
I have no idea where this is, but these guys are about on the level of the idiots in North Carolina who thought that their work was completely up to snuff.  Another Bobby McLamb and L&N Productions job?  Haaa, who knows.

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Two bends and some tape.  No, no, that’ll hold.

Holy shit.

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I had to put my tape translation skills to the test on this one.  It says “phoned in.

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Um, no.  No.  No, no, no, no, no.

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Ladies and gentlemen, a forklift masterpiece!

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Next week, we’ll see what happens when you use tape to hold up truss!

NSFW – Not Safe for Working #2

Another week of complete ridiculance in the world of hilariously unsafe BS in the industry across the world has passed, ladies and gentlemen!  Sometimes I see photos of things that literally make me laugh out loud.  Out loud.

Like this – what is that, a 1970’s porno par can bush?

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This is called a Half-Cheese-Nelson.  Actually Bill Sapsis should weigh in on this, what is this called, Uncle Bill?

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Angled roof truss. Haaaaaaaaa.

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No, no, this is perfectly legit.  If it fits, right?  Oh my gods.

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Roof Rigging with Bear Grylls – Ultimate Death Edition:

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Come on, we got two chords on there!

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Get ready for epic winning, gaff tape clamp style.

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I call this “The Jesus Finder.”  You can find Jesus if you touch it.  You’ll actually have a nice luncheon with him right after you put a finger near this thing.

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 Thanks in part to the Dodgy Technicians Facebook Group — check it out!

NSFW – Not Safe for Working

We’ve been wanting to to do this for some time, but here we go — we call this series NSFW – Not Safe for Working!

Images of absolutely horrific or otherwise ridiculous working environments within our industry all over the world — in partnership with the Dodgy Technicians Group on Facebook, we present to you some absolutely hilariously not cool images of ridiculance in Entertainment.

Check it out!

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universe-in-a-litlelite-socketBut not all hope is lost, friends…

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