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Los AngelessignsVenice Boulevard
May 18, 2006 at 11:35 pm
Hmmmmmmm. Maybe it should say, “Stop reading this sign and watch the road, duh!”
May 18, 2006 at 11:44 pm
Do they have giants in LA?
May 19, 2006 at 12:16 am
It’s positioned to be at eye level for drivers of Ford’s new SuperGiantExpialidition V-24.
May 19, 2006 at 1:08 am
Wow, you’ve sold a TV show right? You’ve been Lost, you’ve slain with Buffy, you’ve totally swanked about with Dallas – NOW… watch: The Road (an Ochka production).
May 19, 2006 at 2:26 am
lol! Its like a French show I watch whose presentor tells you to switch off the Tv and go have some normal activities. this ets you laughing and you sit and watch the rest.
At least it can be seen from far.
May 19, 2006 at 4:18 am
You’re like my photoshop superstar, Neil.
May 19, 2006 at 5:45 am
May 19, 2006 at 6:11 am
LOL. Wasn’t LA ranked #1 as having the worst drivers? (Boston was #5) NOW we know why.
May 19, 2006 at 6:25 am
Hahhahahahahhahahahaha! Can you send this post to somebody in the California Department of Transportation?
May 19, 2006 at 7:07 am
Ha, hilarious. Good job, guys.
May 19, 2006 at 7:09 am
It’s at perfect eye level for a woman cradling a cell phone while she’s putting on her mascara in the rear view mirror….
May 19, 2006 at 7:25 am
Clearly these banners are meant to warn birds about the dangers that roads/ cars pose to their frail feather bodies.
May 19, 2006 at 7:38 am
Eye level for all the folks driving H2s?
May 19, 2006 at 7:51 am
Your tax dollars at work.
This reminds me of the stickers the State of Florida requires on vending machines. Part of it says, “If this sticker is missing, please call…”
Thanks for stopping by today; the perfect ones break our hearts because they can. 😉
May 19, 2006 at 8:37 am
I bet the hookers don’t like that sign.
May 19, 2006 at 8:41 am
This reminds me of a bumper sticker I want to create: “Stop Reading This and Pay Attention to Your Phone Call”
May 19, 2006 at 9:26 am
Classic! Now to see how many wrecks happen when people are looking up to read the sign instead of, oh, I dunno…watching the road maybe!
My favorite bizarre road sign ever (although in a totally different way) was next to a low-lying bridge in rural Kentucky. The sign said “When bridge is covered high water exists.” I thought someone in the KY Highway Dept. had a very Zen attitude about flooding.
May 19, 2006 at 9:32 am
It’s like those overhead traffic boards..warning you about a heavy traffic ahead, only to CAUSE a traffic jam because EVERYONE slows down to read the signs! Lovely…
May 19, 2006 at 9:48 am
Neil, I think you should send this to Jay Leno. This is the type of stuff he enjoys sharing with his viewing audiences.
May 19, 2006 at 10:44 am
Seriously, you crack me up. I’m not quite sure how you figured me out so easily 😉
May 19, 2006 at 11:35 am
That is about the funniest thing I’ve seen all day. Thanks. I needed that!
May 19, 2006 at 11:43 am
I still love to start a class every now and then by saying, “How many of you are here today? Raise your hands.”
May 19, 2006 at 11:48 am
Wow. Everything my mother told me about CA really is true, isn’t it?
May 19, 2006 at 11:50 am
DFW Airport used to have these big signs saying what flights were in what terminals. They were huge and had tons of information.
They didn’t last a year because they caused accidents.
May 19, 2006 at 12:13 pm
Smooth LA, very smooth.
May 19, 2006 at 12:29 pm
Ha, very funny. To go off what Nance said, when I was a camp counselor and the kids would ask if they could go get a drink of water, I’d say, “Yeah, get one for me too.” Wha?
May 19, 2006 at 12:33 pm
I know, I know. It’s so great that even safetey endeavours are distractions.
May 19, 2006 at 12:42 pm
That’s AWESOME! Gotta love L.A.!!!
May 19, 2006 at 1:27 pm
As it happens my last car was totalled on Venice Blvd. Now I know why that jerk didn’t see the red light.
May 19, 2006 at 1:34 pm
No problemo! Its in English and the drivers without insurance can’t read it anyway.
May 19, 2006 at 1:53 pm
Do you all seriously find three simple, boldly written and practically subliminal words on these innocuous signs more dangerous than just about everything else you do while driving? At least they may wake you up out of your smog induced stupor while droning along your commute to and from hopeless auditions in your gas sucking SUV’s.
May 19, 2006 at 2:04 pm
Typical LA. I’m getting nostalgic!
May 19, 2006 at 2:11 pm
Scott: when you create that bumper sticker, let me know…that’s hysterical.
Neil: you are always hysterical.
May 19, 2006 at 3:59 pm
As an aside: My apologies to any Heathers that were here before me. Gosh, I can remember when there weren’t hardly any of us. It’s all Winona’s fault.
May 19, 2006 at 4:45 pm
I’m with Chickybabe — there must be giants in LA (with large cars to match). Maybe it’s a California thing…there’s a building in downtown SF with braille on the top and I’ve always wondered who can read it…
May 19, 2006 at 6:32 pm
May 19, 2006 at 7:17 pm
Maybe it’s for low flying aircraft.
May 20, 2006 at 4:51 am
May 20, 2006 at 10:02 am
Got to love the hometown.
May 20, 2006 at 12:55 pm
there used to be a sign outside Changi airport in Singapore that encourage drivers to “Be Spontaneous!”
Singaporeans are decidedly shorter tho.
May 20, 2006 at 3:19 pm
Hi, you always make me laugh- and I love you for it!
May 21, 2006 at 12:23 pm
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