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Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for February 22, 2013

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    Linux0s  over 6 years ago

    It’s just crazy enough to work.

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    Superfrog  over 6 years ago

    Reading warning signs takes all the surprises out of road travel.

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    Linguist  over 6 years ago
    Roadside signage is sponsored by Barbasol, Stuckey’s, and your local State Police !
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    Varnes  over 6 years ago

    ♪♫ ♫ ♪..It’s a sign of the times…♪♫♪ ♫

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z56qVA4LjOo

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    wrwallaceii  over 6 years ago

    Today? If it isn’t in L33T (leetspeak) most of the drivers won’t give any credence to it anyway.

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    Varnes  over 6 years ago

    Man, that’s the beginning of the longest Burma Shave advertisement ever…

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    grasshopper  over 6 years ago

    Our tax dollars at work…Burma shave signs were spaced so that you didn’t have to slow down to read them…Burma shave

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    Varnes  over 6 years ago

    Jo Clear, yeah, those were simpler times…Back then people didn’t shave while they were driving…

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    Varnes  over 6 years ago

    Gee, I wonder if anybody here remembers any classic Burma Shave signs…jus’ axin….But if I were to take a guess…

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    thirdguy  over 6 years ago

    Gives a whole new meaning to “speed reading”.

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    Randy B Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Speed “checked” as in “limited”, not “checked” as in “measured”.

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    artybee  over 6 years ago

    Saw plenty of Burma Shave signs driving across MO in the ‘50s. I think one was, "Don’t make love by the garden gate ‘cause love is blind but the neighbors ain’t.

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    Twonky  over 6 years ago

    One of my favorites is one they did not use.

    Listen birds.These signs cost money.So roost a while.But don’t get funny!

    Some one in the ad department got cold feet.

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    Twonky  over 6 years ago

    And one I can personally identify with:In this world.Of toil and sin.Your head grows bald.But not your chin.

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    WCLamb  over 6 years ago

    DON’T PUT YOUR ARM OUT THE WINDOW TOO FAROR IT’LL RIDE HOMEIN ANOTHER CARBurma-Shave

    AT INTERSECTIONSLOOK EACH WAYA HARP SOUNDS NICEBUT IT’S HARD TO PLAY!Burma-Shave

    Got a million of ’em!

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    cptvdo1  over 6 years ago

    Who has time to read signs while they’re smoking, texting and eating lunch?

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    RobC03 Premium Member over 6 years ago

    From my grandfather’s farm in OH: Men with whiskers ’Neath their noses Out to kiss Like Eskimoses Burma Shave

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    roctor  over 6 years ago

    On a more limited basis.See Rock City.

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    puddlesplatt  over 6 years ago

    I set up a camera on my front porch, all I got was a a back shot of a guy taking a dump….nasty tho…

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    t1gger2  over 6 years ago

    Ben met Anna.Made a hit.Had a fight.Ben Anna splitBurma Shave

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    DavidGBA  over 6 years ago

    Worked in Italy!

    Reading speed increases with familiarity!

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    dabugger  over 6 years ago

    Gee, now can drive my 57 VW wit pleasure…..

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    meboado  over 6 years ago

    This would work. Ever notice how much traffic slows when the message changes on the lighted highway signs.

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    Squoop Premium Member over 6 years ago

    The tea cons will fall for it.

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    Varnes  over 6 years ago

    I’d like to thank you allEach and every oneYou rose to the occasionAnd ya got ’er done!BURMA SHAVE

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    JanCinLV  over 6 years ago

    There’s a sign a couple of miles away from the Agricultural Inspection station in CA on I15 that has so many words that it is impossible to read it even if you do slow down. It describes the laws in CA regarding importing fruits and veggies. While moving from Victorville to Vegas, I managed to read this sign about 1 1/2 lines per trip. It took several months to get it all.

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    Ermine Notyours  over 6 years ago

    From a local history book, put up by concerned citizens:If the Highway DepartmentDoes not fixThis crooked roadOf floating bricksWe’ll vote them outOf Politics!The book points out that the road has long since been replaced by a four lane, fully controlled freeway.

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    LV1951  over 6 years ago

    Just made this one up. :)

    You guys are bad!

    But I’m not sad!

    You made me grin!

    Above my newly shaved chin!

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    Doug Taylor Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Road side signs always made me laugh. As a teenager driving across Canada on the Trans Canada Highway in the 70s I remember seeing signs in Manitoba warning that “ORBIT” was just ahead. These went on for about 20 miles until we finally got there. Check out the links

    http://westenddumplings.blogspot.ca/2011/08/put-your-trash-into-orbit.html

    and here’s a pic

    http://umanitoba.ca/libraries/archives/tribune/photographs/display_photo.php?id=5586

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    Doug Taylor Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Also when travelling south to Myrtle Beach SC you had to drive by 75 miles of Pedro’s South of the Border signs. My all time favorite was “PEDRO’S FIREWORKS!!! Does yours?”

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    Buggerlugs  over 6 years ago

    Can you still buy Burma Shave?

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    Rickapolis  over 6 years ago

    Those signs are actually dangerous because drivers take their eyes off the road to read them.

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    meowlin  over 6 years ago

    http://www.sff.net/people/teaston/burma.htm

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    meowlin  over 6 years ago

    http://www.sff.net/people/teaston/burma.htm

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    38lowell  over 6 years ago

    Technology!

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    Vonne Anton  over 6 years ago

    Anyone driven I-10 between Benson and Wilcox, AZ? Do you know what “The Thing?” is? Ever count the signs?

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    Caddy57  over 6 years ago

    Yeah suuure , they slow down to read this but what about the guy behind them….can you say “whiplash” or “lawsuit”?

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    vwdualnomand  over 6 years ago

    less than a week, and still no deal.

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