Funny Signs

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  1. MarkHastings

    MarkHastings Executive Producer

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    I was ordering take-out from Chili's last night and found their "To Go" parking signs to be amusing:

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    [​IMG] I applaud a business with a sense of humor.

    p.s. Apparently this must be a big problem as they had video monitors in their "To Go" area of those spots. I guess so they can make sure those (who park there) are "To Go" customers.
     
  2. Lynda-Marie

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    Have you ever seen the signs on movie theaters announcing what movies are playing, and they seem to be a little "off"?

    The first one I remember was a single screener that was playing a family oriented flick by day, and a drama by night. Unfortunately, stacking them one on top of the other gave you the idea that it was one movie, and it was bizarre:

    Platoon
    The Chipmunk Adventure

    Another one was for a multiplex that did not give much thought to the placement of different titles:

    Erin Brockovitch
    Screwed
    My Dog Skip

    The latest was one I saw on the way out of town with my brothers a few months back, and it was also an odd grouping:

    The Incredible
    SpongeBob
    National Treasure

    I'm sorry that I don't have pictures of these marquees. What are these theaters trying to tell us?
     
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  4. Artur Meinild

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    For some reason I find this sign to be incredibly funny: [​IMG]

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    i like this one.
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    i would find it funnier if it didnt have the "also, the bridge is out" part. but still funny.

    CJ
     
  8. Joseph DeMartino

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    I think the tiny "bridge is out" bit is what makes that sign so funny.

    Regards,

    Joe
     
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    to each his own, they say [​IMG] i would find it funnier if it wasnt there, because the sign would have absolutely no reason to exist.

    CJ
     
  10. andrew markworthy

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    Over the years I've collected several of these. I promise faithfully these are not made up and I really have seen them.

    Closed for lunch 1.00-2.00.
    [On the door of a cafe]

    Open all weekend except Sundays.
    [Advert for a local furniture store]

    Kendal 12 miles.
    [And on a road sign two miles closer to Kendal - a small Brit town in case you're wondering]
    Kendal 14 miles.

    Small Bore Shooting Society
     
  11. Andrew_Sch

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    In South Dakota I saw a bakery whose sign read "Meat and pasties," made even funnier by the fact that it was a hand-painted sign, so it wasn't like a light just burned out or something.
     
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    I thought pasties was a British food term.
     
  14. Joseph DeMartino

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    More specifically, a Cornish one. which also found a home in Michigan's Upper Penninsula. I suppose it could have easily spread to North Dakota as well.

    In the rest of the U.S. pasties are, of course, an item of - er - clothing - Link Probably Not Safe for Work [​IMG]

    Regards,

    Joe
     
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    I always liked the one in my home town in Idaho. Next to a cemetary "Dead End". [​IMG] I'm sure that one exists all over, it's just too easy.
     
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    [​IMG]

    I took this at a Holiday Inn. Does it have a legitmate purpose?
     
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    I thought this one looked familiar. Then I remembered seeing it on my trip to Washington. The only thing that made it funny to me was that vandals had spray painted out the "K".
     
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    Joseph - a v. useful link. Just for further information - there is an earnest debate about where the ridge of pastry should be - on the side or on the top. Incidentally, the purpose of the ridge was not to eat it, but to use it to hold the pasty (bear in mind that miners would obviously have very dirty fingers). This lends credence to the argument that the ridge should be on the side of the pastry - it's the most sensible place to have it if you are going to hold the pasty with your fingertips. Also, Devon also has a reasonable claim to being to home of the pasty (pronounced 'past-ee' BTW, not 'pay-stee'). A sizeable chunk of my father's family come from Cornwall (one of them was an mining engineer working in the tin mines mentioned in the link). The tradition passed down was that pasties are made with shortcrust pastry, filled with cubed beef, swede, potatoes, onions, plenty of salt and pepper - and eaten cold with vinegar.
     
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    A Wisconsin landmark:

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