Funny or Scary?

Via Ampersand, this link to a collection of safety posters and instructions from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with new and improved captions explaining what they mean. They are hilarious.

After about the fifth, I thought they were real pictures, actually used by the DHS. By about the tenth, I was sure a sketch artist had made them up–a parody of safety placards, not actual placards that the government would really use. Well, sure enough, they are real, copied from the website (the same site that introduced you to Duct TapeTM brand chemical and biological weapons repellant).