"QUANTUM SHOT" #321
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If you're lost, you can use these ridiculous signs for an excuse
The cryptic & bizarre signs proliferate, and the chance of meeting one of these examples of poor spelling, ignorance or sheer neglect are getting higher. Try driving to some backwater towns in a 100 mile radius and you'll see something worth posting in our next collection. Less than 2 months have passed since out last installment, and here we go again:
Traffic is never boring this way...
The Lanes are Weird Tonight, Sir:
(images credit: skyscrapercity)
Good sign, bad location:
Pedestrians are in for an adventure:
Zmemph says: "It must be some kind of Moonwalker sign, i.e. Michael Jackson may not enter this area :)"
Something interesting transpires ahead:
(image credit: Mike Goodwin)
(image credit: Lorenz Brandner)
Some special warnings and incredible advice
(image credit: Delina)
(image credit: swanksigns)
Please do not fart while carrying box:
(image credit: John Goodridge)
Get off motorbike when come in the theater!
This Russian sign advices:
"Please do not touch naked wires with your wet hands. The wires are getting rusty." -
Another harsh-sounding Russian sign:
"This bomb shelter is full. Hide in the features of the landscape"
(something you definitely do not want to read when the need comes...) -
This is in Hebrew, it says:
"This room is for you to relieve yourself from gas in your bowels"
(apparently after the medical tests are over. You don't want to accidentally wander into this room) -
(image credit: Exler)
(kind of like Douglas Adams's "Don't Panic")
(image credit: Emily)
Another good advice:
Speaking of advice... Tips for artists:
(poster by By John Baldessari)
This is a warning in itself. Would you have an appointment with this doctor?
(image credit: Jill Coleman)
(images credit: Engrish)
No members of the Yakuza allowed?
Signs for every occasion
Good use in advertisement:
Interaction with animals is never trivial!
(images credit: Engrish)
Monkeys are a problem... why shouldn't they be?
(image credit: V. Mason)
Places with Weird Names
For those geographically inclined:
(image credit: Scott Rench)
"Badfart" is close to "Middlefart", see info here (thanks Jimmy)
(images credit: oddee)
Don't Steal the Bikes
"Please don't steal the bikes. It's impolite."
(seen in Toronto)
(image credit: Sam Javanrouh)
(image credit: Sarah/)
Outdoor Store Signs
The power of the brand-name sign:
Fast Food (?) in Mexico:
"Starbucks" in India:
Here the brand names themselves are bogus:
Traditional Bathroom Section
(image credit: xetark)
Creative WC door idea:
Witty Stickers and such
(image credit: Jerm9ine)
Straight to the point:
This is the most candid "disclaimer" we've seen so far:
Another "say it like it is" occasion:
This explains it:
(image credit: Signs of Life by Dave Askwith & Alex Normanton)
Profit - MINUS $10
(sent in by Chris Davis)
It's English, but with enhanced hilarity:
This is clearly a winner. I dare you to read it with a straight face:
(images credit: Engrish)
Labels & Instructions
(image credit: oddee)
(image credit: David Reeves)
Recycle, then kill yourself:
(image credit: pingmag.jp)
Check out this wonderful series of manual / instructions from China, advising us not to do various unspeakable things with a:
Get to Work!
Any ideas welcome!
(images credit: swanksigns)
UPDATE: the last sign means "do not drive your car with headlights on, switch them off" (thanks Largo and Maribert)
"Broken bed" sign appear to be French ad campaign for Viagra!
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