Friday, April 25, 2008
Photohunters: Unique/Funny signs
The photohunt theme this week is unique/funny signs. I'm afraid I don't have great examples. The first sign I will post may or may not be unique but I found it funny. For the longest time, I thought one of my neighbors had a very elaborate sign to sell their dog, and I assumed the dog's name was Tess. It wasn't until under contract was added to the sign that the dim bulb went off in my head and I thought, of course, it's a real estate agent. I still find it funny for a real estate agency to be named "My Dog Tess".
My next funny sign is not unique and at face value not funny but bear with me if you will. One of my favorite verses in the famous Woodie Guthrie song "This Land is Your Land" is the one that says: As I went walking I saw a sign there - and on that sign it said "no trespassing" - but on the other side it didn't say nothing, that side was made for you and me. Whenever I see a no trespassing or keep out sign, I'm reminded of Mr. Guthrie's song line and I start to laugh. I also fantasize about stepping over the border and if I'm confronted by angry property owners, assuming they don't shoot first, I could point to the blank side and say, but that side doesn't say nothing. So in my universe the sign below is funny. However, it would not be funny if someone shot me for crossing the line. I thought it was unique of Woodie Guthrie to think of how the other side didn't say nothing and to say that side was made for you and me. The sign at the Art Museum makes me laugh too. In spite of Woodie Guthrie's clever take on signs, we are after all used to a sign referring to what's behind it. Therefore, I find the sign below very funny. It looks like the art museum is actually supposed to be at the construction site and that the construction workers goofed and demolished the museum. I fear I have a rather warped, I mean unique sense of humor.
I'm looking forward to seeing what others have done with the theme. I'm sure you came up with better signs than me. Hope you all have a great weekend.
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