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Do not use rest room out of order!

I certainly intend to comply. If you do it out of order, who knows what might happen.

He is Risen, Indeed?

Help me understand this reasoning of this sign, which surely hopes to accomplish something as it’s read on the street. I just can’t figure out what. What does this declaration communicate to someone who is already a Christian other than a recapitulation of what Christians already believe? From a marketing point of view, what [...]

Intentional Misreading, Traffic Edition

The sign does not raise a merely hypothetical concern.

Thank goodness that expectations have been made clear. Fortunately, parking on pickup trucks seems to be okay. Parking on mushroom motorcycles would also be acceptable.

Invaluable Advice from our Civic Leaders

Ah, yes. Thank you, town elders. I have to admit I’ve made the mistake myself. In my foolish youth I often smoked cigarettes while lying down. No, I say to America’s youth, no longer. This practice shall not continue for another generation! The coals and ash will only fall in your eyes! Sit up [...]

Context Matters: Distracted Driving Kills

Stuck in a long line of non-moving traffic today, it occurred to me that this sign would mean something different entirely if a number replaced the icon at the top.

Under Penalty of Law

Lucky me, I am NOT under penalty of law, so I can let my dog poop wherever it wants to.

Ice Cream Headache

Sign says what?

I figured it out eventually. Enjoy the cold.

Pasta Alert

Warning: Freshly cooked pasta is slippery!

Sign of Protest: the NSA has TMI

On her way to one of the 60 [...]

Perhaps You Should Not Try Your Hand at this Machine

It’s a subtle indicator like this that a real pro looks for in a casino.

Come to think of it, perhaps this sign should be placed throughout the gambling establishment.

Beaten By Cops in 1965 and Still Waiting

Seen today in the National Equality March: two elderly men walking with smiles side by side. Each held a sign. One sign: Beaten By Cops in 1965, Still Waiting for Equal Rights. The other sign: I’m 82, Gay and Still Waiting for My = Rights. Better Hurry!!

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