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Posted September 9th 2004, 12:13am
What are some of your favorite signs and sources of signage info?Anything ranging from Superdawg to Burma Shave.
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Posted September 9th 2004, 12:20am
Capricorn.

The seventh seal.

Yield.
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Posted September 9th 2004, 8:42am
Not a sign, but a truck, seen frequently in 20 years of commuting easterly on Dempster:

"S&M Foods: New Ideas in Produce"

So... nopales with needles?
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Posted September 9th 2004, 8:46am
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Posted September 9th 2004, 8:52am
This question calls for a great photo essay but I think I need to take a few more photos to do it, so let me return to this question....
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Posted September 9th 2004, 9:09am
(seen many years ago on thr Washington beltway)

Support mental health...

or I'll kill you
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Posted September 9th 2004, 9:17am
Between South Bend and Indianapolis a truck stop diner has a sign that says: "Eat Here, Get Gas"
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Posted September 9th 2004, 10:15am
From my year abroad, so many years ago. They tickled me then, they still do.

"Way Out Museum" (the exit from the tube station to the BM)

"Priorities Change Ahead" (common road sign; unintended resonance after Thatcher was elected)

"Pork Faggots--Great Balls of Goodness!" (Bus stop ad for frozen food product)
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Posted September 9th 2004, 11:48am
Lincoln Av. north of Irving has lots of great signs.


Union members take note!
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Further on down the road....Cheap drinks !
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Cheap gas
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Posted September 9th 2004, 12:19pm
Perfect timing on the pix.I just came in from a short trip to Montrose and Western.Admiral is that the , ahem , theater?
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Posted September 9th 2004, 12:32pm
I just came in from a short trip to Montrose and Western.Admiral is that the , ahem , theater?
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ADMIRAL THEATER :shock:
I refuse to set foot in that place.....'till they get a liquor license :wink:
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Posted September 9th 2004, 1:14pm
JSM wrote:
ADMIRAL THEATER :shock:
I refuse to set foot in that place.....'till they get a liquor license :wink:


You'll be waiting a long time ;) The City doesn't allow all-nude 'theaters' to have liquor licenses.

Scarlett's on Clinton gets around this by giving its patrons in and out privileges so they can go to the bar next door. You cannot BYO at either venue.

Of course, I've never been to either (or to any other such club), but I can appreciate wanting to spend $6.50 on a pabst blue ribbon while watching naked women gyrate for your pleasure and, of course, tips.

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Posted September 11th 2004, 3:29pm
Someone just posted this on another list I subscribe to:

On a Sears hairdryer: Do not use while sleeping.

(Dang, and that's the only time I have to work on my hair).
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On a bag of Fritos: You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details
inside.

(the shoplifter special)?
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On a bar of Dial soap: "Directions: Use like regular soap."

(How do I do that???)
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On some Swanson frozen dinners: "Serving suggestion: Defrost."

(but, it's "just" a suggestion).
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On Tesco's Tiramisu dessert (printed on bottom): "Do not turn upside
down."

(well...duh, a bit late, huh)!
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On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding: "Product will be hot after heating."

(...and you thought????...)
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On packaging for a Rowenta iron: "Do not iron clothes on body."

(but wouldn't this save me more time)?
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On Boot's Children Cough Medicine: "Do not drive a car or operate
machinery after taking this medication."

(We could do a lot to reduce the rate of construction accidents if we
could just get those 5-year-olds with head-colds off those forklifts.)
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On Nytol Sleep Aid: "Warning: May cause drowsiness."

(and...I'm taking this because???....)
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On most brands of Christmas lights: "For indoor or outdoor use only."

(as opposed to...what)?
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On a Japanese food processor: "Not to be used for the other use."

(now, somebody out there, help me on this. I'm a bit curious.)
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On Sainsbury's peanuts: "Warning: contains nuts."

(talk about a news flash)
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On an American Airlines packet of nuts: "Instructions: Open packet, eat
nuts."

(Step 3: maybe, uh...fly Delta?)
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On a child's superman costume: "Wearing of this garment does not enable
you to fly."

(I don't blame the company. I blame the parents and the lawyers for this
one.)
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On a Swedish chainsaw: "Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands or
genitals."

(Oh my God ...was there a lot of this happening somewhere?)
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Posted September 11th 2004, 6:01pm
Thanks Steve. They were all pretty funny but the last one truly made me laugh out loud - loud enough my wife in the other room had to ask me what was so funny. :lol:
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Posted September 18th 2004, 9:40pm
In the Hellas Gyros restaurant on Bryn Mawr, just west of the L. Three signs
"If your order is to go DO NOT! use anything on the table. Ketchup hot sauce salt pepper etc for your order. The Management".

"NOBODY is allowed to touch or get anything on the counter unless they are told it is okay. NO EXCEPTIONS. The Management"

and, my favorite
"If you order food and pay for it and don't return to pick it up and then you return the next day expecting to get it you will have to pay for everything again. NO EXCEPTIONS. The Management"

Despite this, the guys behind the counter were very friendly, waving to a familiar face on the street and joshing with the beat cop who stopped by and complimented the younger one on his haircut. The roast chicken was fine too, especially the tomato-based sauce they put on the rice pilaf, which included green beans and potatoes. But the signs were the best.

Edit: Erik M points out that he also noted the signs, in a post with far more vivid descriptions of the restaurant and its staff, at http://www.chowhound.com/midwest/boards ... 48585.html
Read it and enjoy.
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Posted September 28th 2004, 8:25pm
What are some of your favorite signs and sources of signage info?Anything ranging from Superdawg to Burma Shave.


I recently started a new job in Benton Harbor, MI. I've driven by this place a couple of mornings when the pitmaster is lighting the pit. Flames shooting everywhere, with a bottle of lighter fluid in his hand. I haven't taken a picture of the beginning of the day yet. But the sign has caught my eye.

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I ordered a rib combo which definitely had the doctored Open Pit - Lighter Fluid flavor :( I'm burping a little tonight. I talked to the owner, and hesitated to criticize his operation at this point. I may turn him to the use of a brush burner to start his charcoal with. Ribs were a little dry, but the texture and tenderness was within acceptable limits. Taste might have been better without the sauce. Chicken was dry. Lark's had quite a crowd going in and out. I sat outside and ate lunch. A little chilly, but not too bad.

I was able to get a picture of the Pitmaster. He sure is a happy guy.

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I did not inquire about the car wash services.
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Posted September 28th 2004, 8:33pm
Bruce,

Your picture links are not working.
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Posted September 28th 2004, 8:54pm
stevez wrote:Bruce,

Your picture links are not working.


Lark's Hand Car Wash and Bar-B-Que

Maybe the link will work for you. They do show up on my computer in the post as an image.
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Posted October 1st 2004, 3:07pm
I found this while reading an old thread on Egullet

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Posted October 1st 2004, 3:42pm
it's a shame it's a fake :) the actual name is "fukim" which, frankly, is just as funny.

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Posted October 11th 2004, 3:44pm
Hi,

I was in a rest stop along I-57, where they have a poster touting Illinois tourism and the Lincoln Park Zoo. The picture has a leopard staring intently at you licking its' lips:

"Let's play a game. We'll pretend to be Africa and you'll pretend to be dinner."


You're favorite nursery nightmare revisited.
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Posted October 12th 2004, 9:08pm
I was in a VERY rural area of central GA this weekend having a great time. While driving through I saw this sign and just had to take a picture for this thread. I did not eat there. I had much better food while visiting friends. I thought the sign was interesting and took a picture.

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Posted October 12th 2004, 9:21pm
This establishment features one-stop shopping. Can't you just hear the banjos playing?

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Posted October 12th 2004, 9:29pm
That's where you go when you plan a shot gun wedding.Or any of the hattyn family events.
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Posted October 12th 2004, 11:01pm
Undecided? Try the combo platter!
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Posted October 13th 2004, 12:48am
HI,

I saw this sign in the former gas station now a catfish restaurant in Mississippi:

Eat, so we both don't starve.
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Posted November 11th 2004, 2:23pm
I like the warning on Edy's ice cream trucks: Our drivers do not carry spoons.
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Posted November 11th 2004, 5:50pm
janeyb wrote:I like the warning on Edy's ice cream trucks: Our drivers do not carry spoons.


Peapod's trucks say: Driver Carries No Cash... Only Cashews.
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Posted November 11th 2004, 6:24pm
Three of my favorites.

(3) On a car repair garage: "We specialize in everything."

(2) On a hair dryer: "Warn children about the risk of death by electric shock."

(I've been frightening children at every opportunity ever since.)

and my all-time favorite, on a small slip of paper packed with an item of sexy lingerie from Victoria's Secret:

(1) WARNING! Made in Italy.
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Posted November 11th 2004, 6:41pm
cowdery wrote:(1) WARNING! Made in Italy.


See, I interpret this to mean that the lingerie might be just to sexy for non-Italians. A teddy in the wrong hands could be fatal.

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