Tuesday, June 25, 2013

WHAT Did That Sign Say?

Thought for the day:  We all carry our own baggage through life, but our trip is much more meaningful if we're following an accurate road map.  [anonymous]

Sharing a picture of one of those funny dribbleglass billboards on last Friday's post reminded me that it's been much too long since we took a road trip together. Forget the road map, and forget the baggage; we're just gonna gawk at some silly roadside advertisements. Not REAL ones, mind you. These sprung from the fertile imaginations of those fine folks at dribbleglass who graciously granted me permission to share them with you.

Ready? Okay, climb into the bus, and let's see what we can find.

















There. Find anything to make ya smile? If so, my job here is done. If not, guess I'll have to try harder next time.

                                    Until then, take care of yourselves. And each other.

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  1. Susan, it's Monday night and I needed that. Thanks!

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    1. My pleasure. We all need to give the gray matter a break, and just smile at something silly from time to time.

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  2. wahahahahahahahahahahahaha...

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Careful... you're gonna make your cute little square-headed dogs howl.

      Cheers!

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  3. My face hurts. I started smiling early and the smile grew and grew and grew, until it didn't fit (then it just stayed there).
    Thank you.

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    1. Oh, that's my kinda smile. Ya know, the kind that darned near go all the way around and meet at the back of your head...

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  4. I enjoyed our road trip and I desperately needed something that was humorous and easy on my brain (or what's left of it....). There's always a heckuva lot of truth behind humor, isn't there?

    As for Fuji - I never dreamed the day would come when film would be obsolete.
    Those billboards with the gigantic asses of near-naked women undoubtedly cause lots of accidents (stupid male drivers, of course......).

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    1. You're right... sometimes we need to give our brains the night off. (Kinda, sorta.)

      I know what ya mean about film. We have so many overstuffed albums filled with old faded pictures... not to mention a bazillion boxes of pictures that are (ahem) still waiting for "someone" to put them in an album... it's probably a good thing we're only taking digital shots now. Our house couldn't handle another ton of picture albums.

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  5. Ha Ha, I like the powerball one. That's my retirement plan. Win the lottery, retire.

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    1. HA! I have a feeling it's the retirement plan for a LOT of people. One of these days, I'm gonna win it... if I ever get around to buying a ticket...

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  6. I honestly cannot believe some of the advertising that is out there... do these company's really look at what they put out there? WOW... gives us something to laugh at... hahaha

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    1. Some advertising is pretty "out there", but all of these billboards are FAKE. Just the figments of somebody's vivid imagination, designed to give us a chuckle or two. Kinda like the ads done in that movie "Crazy People," where a bunch of inmates in an asylum write off-the-wall advertising. Hilarious.

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  7. I've heard several people say that the proper commercial for those quick pregnancy tests is not some smart looking couple but two teenagers with the look of fear on their faces.

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    1. HA! An ad like that might not change anyone's behavior, but it sure would be realistic.

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  8. I could use a road trip. Ah, the thought of getting away from it all. I'm going to go keep dreaming now.

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    1. Oh, I take road trips all the time... to the grocery store, to the library, to the post office, to the bank...

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  9. So funny. I will never look at road signs the same way again. I will be trying to see the funny in them.

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  10. I like the one about eggs and the "five out of the seven people" on the Fuji Film sign. That word "the" is deceptively pivotal and makes the whole joke. I love it when an article steps up like that! :D

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    1. Yep, even a lowly article can carry the load. The one about eggs cracks me up, too.

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  11. LOL on the road
    There seems to be a load
    Of signs galore
    That sure aren't a bore

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    1. Yep, there's humor to be had
      From many a roadside ad,
      And yet, I'd rather see
      Less billboard, and more tree.

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  12. What do they mean the lottery is retirement planning for dumb people? I don't get it. :P

    Ha! Great signs. :)

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    1. Yeah, how DARE they insinuate playing the lottery isn't a viable retirement plan???

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  13. Thanks. Now I don't like eggs anymore.

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    1. HA! And um, where exactly did you THINK they came from...???

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  14. That last one was nonsense... By the way, what was she selling; I need some!

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    1. Of course it was nonsense. No man can be persuaded by a pretty face, or um, other female attributes. That kind of thinking is strictly... behind us.

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  15. Hahaha...these are hilarious! The Fujifilm had me laughing out loud :)

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  16. Good ones Susan
    They remind me of the old Burma shave signs. When we used to take car trips we always waited for those signs to appear. Someone in the car always said them out loud, in case anyone missed them.

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    1. My brother and I used to read those Burma Shave signs out loud, too. They were great!

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  17. you absolutely did your job, Susan. BTW, I started your book. You are such a good writer. But I should have known that from reading your blog!

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    1. HUH! I responded to you once, but for some reason, that response disappeared. Go figure.

      Anyway, thank you. I hope you enjoy my book. It makes me smile just to think of you reading it.

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  18. Love all of these - especially the Greyhound one LOL.

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    1. Glad to hear it! HA... yeah, that one is pretty funny.

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  19. LOL! Totally love these :) A few may have to be shared with certain people >.<

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    1. I'm glad. Laughter is good for the soul, and is best enjoyed when shared.

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  20. During the Gulf of Mexico oil spill fiasco of a couple of years ago, I saw someone post this slogan:

    “bp, we’re bringing oil to US shores.”

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    1. Oh, that is just priceless! (I'd love to meet the person who posted that sign...)

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  21. I liked the Powerball and the Fuji film ones the best, but they were all funny. Thanks for the morning laugh.

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    1. Always good to start the day with a laugh. It's better than a cup of coffee.

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    1. Yeah, who'd a thunk we'd ever be using cameras without film? (Not me!)

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  23. They are hilarious! Great post.

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  24. Those were lots of fun. I was smiling all the way:)

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    1. Good! Smiling is great exercise for the face. (That's what I tell myself, anyway.)

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  25. Hi Susan .. save an animal - strikes me as a good one ... while the last one - yes all men will buy something!

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. Aw, are you saying men can be persuaded by a cheeky woman? (Yep!)

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  26. Hilarious! Thanks fir sharing, Susan...

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  27. Smiling ear to ear! Very cute!

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  28. What the bejesus is a 'sexy kind of stink?"?? Love them all but the egg one, just about had me frothing at the mouth with laughter.

    Also LOVE your header picture.:)

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    1. Um, a sexy kind of stink? I reckon that's the smoky, hot scent of... smoke?

      Thanks. I made that header picture last summer, and decided it was time to bring Ms. Yam back this year. Just for the halibut.

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  29. All of these made me laugh or smile...and I think some of these should be REAL signs!

    And I want a billboard for us gals that makes us buy anything that's "advertised here."

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    1. Glad ya liked the silly signs. Hmm, you've got a point. Equal rights and all that. So what do we want on "our" sign? A great big chocolate bar? HA!

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  30. Yeah, they could have put a roll of FujiFilm on that last billboard and I would have become number eight.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  31. These are great! The egg one reminded me of a friend who once said, after being offered a plate of scrambled eggs, "I don't eat anything embryonic".

    Gah. They've kinda grossed me out since.

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    1. Uh, yeah, if we thought too much about the things we eat, we'd probably lose our taste for quite a few things. Thanks for stopping by and for signing on as a new follower. Welcome aboard!

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  32. They all made me smile but I think the pregnancy test is my favorite LOL.

    Started reading Hot Flashes over the weekend and I just love it. Loved Pearl right from the first page. Great read! :)

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    1. Glad to hear they made ya smile, but I'm absolutely thrilled you're reading my book, and enjoying it. That'll keep me smiling for a while.

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  33. That made my day. Thanks for the comment on The Medicare Mom. I taught in a school that for 37 years had a graduating class between 400-600 each year. Not the same as a small school at all and the amount of scholarships attested to the fact that the small school kids got a good education. Jody, The Medicare Mom

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    1. I don't have any experience at all with a small school. My husband and I graduated in a class of over 600, our kids went to fairly large schools, and all our grandchildren are in large schools. The small school graduation you described sounds wonderful, and much more personal. (It takes a LONG time to hand out 600 diplomas!)

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  34. Those are funny! I wonder if a guy designed the Jif sign. ;)

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  35. I rather like that hunting one. (I'm not big on hunting.)

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    1. I'm glad the hunting one caught your fancy. It made me chuckle a little, too, but since I like venison, I'm not gonna say anything against hunting. (As long as no one expects me to pull the trigger.)

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  36. They're all funny, but the lottery retirement plan is a real hoot (mainly because it's MY retirement plan).

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    1. HA! When the lottery gets up into the stratospheric numbers range, we talk about what we'd do with all that money if we won it. It could happen... if we ever remembered to buy a darned ticket.

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  37. yeah I like the hunting one too ... fun signs!

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  38. Loved the Jif ad. I'm sending it straight-away to hubby.
    ~Just Jill

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    1. Cool. It behooves us peanut butter lovers to spread it around...

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