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2009-12-29 11:57:11 PM
aww crap, i think i know where that is.
 
2009-12-30 12:38:29 AM
I'll take your sister, but leave mine out of it.
 
2009-12-30 12:40:38 AM
Jebus those people sound boring.
 
2009-12-30 02:47:51 AM
Countryfolk fark hate thread!
 
2009-12-30 05:41:07 AM
Is the main problem that the light cast from this new infernal contraption enough to let you see your cousin as you join in glorious sin in the bushes just off the road?
 
2009-12-30 05:50:31 AM
"those people sound boring."

Boring is good, excitement is overrated.
 
2009-12-30 05:51:43 AM
You mean time moves forward!!11?


Unpossible.
 
2009-12-30 05:51:47 AM
Since Black History month is just around the corner, I would like to point out that the first traffic light was invented by a black man named Martin Luther Washington Carver. He made it out of peanuts in his lab called the Tuskegee Experiment. He later married his childhood sweetheart Rosa Tubman. They're son Frederick Douglas, grew up and became the first African American baseball player.
 
2009-12-30 05:52:33 AM
The contestants:
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media1.break.com

www.giftag.com

Whoops... THIS one "spilled the milk". (Pops. NSFW. All that.)
 
2009-12-30 05:55:19 AM
I live waaaaay to close to this place. Trust me, "Deliverance" was just "Perry County Light".
 
2009-12-30 06:08:35 AM
The comments under the article are golden.
 
2009-12-30 06:21:08 AM
I have to go to Perry County for work today, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

Oh, wait. I'm not. The scenery may be nice, but the people are kind of scary.
 
2009-12-30 06:22:03 AM
Places like this frighten and confuse me.
 
2009-12-30 06:24:08 AM
Blinker Light Syndrome: Ailment common among small-town Pennsylvania residents who don't seem to understand, or believe, that life beyond the blinker light (or stoplight)at the edge of town exists or is worth knowing about.

/lives in a town very similar to this one
//obviously has been beyond the blinker light
 
2009-12-30 06:27:02 AM
I live in Cumberland County, which is directly south of Perry, and gladly is relatively civilized. But I've never heard a stop light referred to as a 'Blinker Light'
 
2009-12-30 06:29:07 AM
i lived in perry county about 10 years ago and there was a blinking light at the bridge in newport. if all you care about is hunting and fishing its a damn good place. maybe this joke doesn't work anymore

why does harrisburg use clear plastic trash bags?
so the people in perry county can go window shopping.
 
2009-12-30 06:29:58 AM
It's not your typical red, yellow and green stop light. It's a blinking red and yellow light. My bad.
 
2009-12-30 06:38:01 AM
SilentStrider: aww crap, i think i know where that is.

I was driving down a dirt road (stupid shortcut, don't ask) the other day, when I came to a 4-way stop sign. It was the intersection of two dirt roads, in the country, with nothing but quarter-mile stretches of fenced farmland on either side. The signs were on each corner, it just seemed really odd. Then I remembered, sometimes govt. issue funds based on number of signs, maybe with just 4 more the county went over some limit and got an extra $50,000 or something.
 
2009-12-30 06:52:06 AM
These people are so backwards they think utility poles "will be build"
 
#2 [TotalFark]
2009-12-30 07:05:23 AM
"With a stop light, green means 'go' and yellow means 'slow down'. With a banana, however, it is quite the opposite. Yellow means 'go', green means 'whoa, slow down', and red means 'where the heck did you get that banana?'"

- Mitch Hedberg
 
2009-12-30 07:11:42 AM
yarnothuntin: Since Black History month is just around the corner, I would like to point out that the first traffic light was invented by a black man named Martin Luther Washington Carver. He made it out of peanuts in his lab called the Tuskegee Experiment. He later married his childhood sweetheart Rosa Tubman. They're son Frederick Douglas, grew up and became the first African American baseball player.

I'm glad to know i'm not the only one that watches The History Channel.
 
2009-12-30 07:26:45 AM
These guys would go absolutely crazy if they ever visited Mississauga, Ontario. Goddamn stop lights everywhere.

I'm sure their old gray mayor, Hazel Rapscallion, get a kickback for every set of stoplights the city installs.
 
2009-12-30 07:27:21 AM
I know that area pretty well too and I can only reason that somehow Obama will be blamed for this.
 
2009-12-30 07:33:49 AM
Don't worry lady, we'll still know we're in Perry County when we see Cleetus coming out the CVS walking his goat with a box of condoms in his hand.
 
2009-12-30 07:37:11 AM
The sad tag hangs its head. I guess some people won't be happy until everywhere in America is suburbia, with a Starbucks and a Wally World on every corner and endless acres of shiatty tract houses stretching to every horizon. Of course, this will improve the lot of all those ignorant country folk, who we all know fark their sisters, eat possum and raccoons, play banjos and butt-fark unsuspecting city slickers passing through.
 
2009-12-30 07:40:36 AM
JackieRabbit: The sad tag hangs its head. I guess some people won't be happy until everywhere in America is suburbia, with a Starbucks and a Wally World on every corner and endless acres of shiatty tract houses stretching to every horizon. Of course, this will improve the lot of all those ignorant country folk, who we all know fark their sisters, eat possum and raccoons, play banjos and butt-fark unsuspecting city slickers passing through.

Yeah, because a flashing stoplight means the end of all that is noble and good in Americana, or something.
 
2009-12-30 07:52:57 AM
My wife grew up in a county that didn't get its first traffic light until the late '90s. Every so often, her grandfather would forget it was there and run through the light.
 
2009-12-30 08:00:21 AM
oldsbone: Every so often, her grandfather would forget it was there and run through the light.

I'm gonna use that one next time I get pulled over in Marysville.
 
2009-12-30 08:00:47 AM
ShadowPenguin: Don't worry lady, we'll still know we're in Perry County when we see Cleetus coming out the CVS walking his goat with a box of condoms in his hand.

No way....the goats are saved for the guy to the north in Snyder County that has the run down old house along 11 and 15 that he keeps "prize goats" in.
 
2009-12-30 08:06:12 AM
GAT_00: Jebus those people sound boring.

As I always say about my home town, It's a great place to live, but I wouldn't want to visit there.
 
2009-12-30 08:06:46 AM
My own stoplight story:

Many moons ago, the small town I'm from got their first stoplight. At the grain elevator to let guys know when they're on the scales. It was such a huge event the entire school took a field trip to see it. It was front page news in the local paper. People talked about it for weeks.

Yeah, cool story bro.

Now, if you want to talk about the first stoplight in JoDaviess county that's another story.
 
2009-12-30 08:34:34 AM
It's nice to see yankees getting the 'kin-lovin' jokes for a change.

EvilEgg: As I always say about my home town, It's a great place to live, but I wouldn't want to visit there.

My dad once described our hometown as "A great place to be from, but a shiatty place to live."
 
2009-12-30 08:36:54 AM
Somewhat impressed:
 
2009-12-30 08:42:19 AM
Let's...try that again:

images.google.com
 
2009-12-30 08:51:24 AM
There's nothing special about Perry County. It's just the part of western PA that borders Harrisburg. The entire western part of the state is like that with the exception of Pittsburgh.
 
2009-12-30 09:00:34 AM
www.swapsale.com
 
2009-12-30 09:12:34 AM
spacechicken170am
It's just the part of western PA that borders harrisburg.

perry county is in south central p.a.. dammit. don't compare it to the western p.a'ers. don't. just don't. i mean it. don't.
 
2009-12-30 09:17:09 AM
I live in the county, and can't wait for this damn light to go up. We could use a few more as well. As the population moves towards less expensive land and building (as I did) I think we'll see a lot more development.

I know, cool story bro.
 
2009-12-30 09:28:25 AM
The sad thing is, Perry County isn't that rural. It's 15 minutes outside of Harrisburg. There are lots of places in that county that need a light, but the ass backwards people who live there are proud of their backwardsness. Hopefully now that their cherry has been popped, other lights will go up at the other death factories they call intersections.
 
2009-12-30 09:43:02 AM
yarnothuntin: ...became the first African American baseball player.
Obama?
 
2009-12-30 09:43:30 AM
This "light" isn't even needed except for left turns off 850. Another excuse to jump across the river if I'm heading up to State College.
 
2009-12-30 09:44:02 AM
Counterintuitively, things can work better without signals OR signs.

/wastes days of my life every year sitting at mistimed and otherwise pointless lights
 
2009-12-30 09:44:17 AM
Ashtrey: It's nice to see yankees getting the 'kin-lovin' jokes for a change.

EvilEgg: As I always say about my home town, It's a great place to live, but I wouldn't want to visit there.

My dad once described our hometown as "A great place to be from, but a shiatty place to live."


My dad always used the expression "A great place to be from....as far away from as possible."
 
2009-12-30 09:54:08 AM
plywoodjungle: I live waaaaay to close to this place. Trust me, "Deliverance" was just "Perry County Light".

Know what you mean. Maybe they are frustrated that they are going to be slowed down when taking their childrens to the el-a-MEN-tare-REE school.

Used to live in Potter county.

www.cartoonstock.com
 
2009-12-30 09:56:48 AM
Perry County resident, kick, replies, etc.

Been living here for 20+years, grew up in the NJ/NY metro area (Woodbridge Township, NJ) At first, I thought I made a big mistake moving here. Many fat, toothless checkered-wool wearing rednecks. But my kids go to a school where there's no graffiti on the walls, even in the restrooms. No fights, all the kids are surprisingly polite. Everyone has multiple weapons at home, but no problems in the school with kids and guns.

I know most of the vehicles that drive down our rural road. Don't worry about getting mugged walking at night, you *do* have to worry about skunks, deer, bears, raccoons, etc. I can wake up and take a piss off the porch and I don't have any neighbors that can see me. Heat with wood I cut on the property. My kids play in the stream on my property. They've had pet turtles, frogs, toads, salamanders, snakes, etc.

I'm only about 30 miles from the capitol, so we can drive in to see a play or concert, shop at just about any store, eat at a fancy restaurant, work a high-tech job, etc. I then drive home and we can have an outdoor fire in the fire pit and roast marshmallows, collect plants and flowers, shoot all kinds of weapons. We've had goats, turkeys, chickens (all very tasty). Flower gardens and vegetable gardens every year.

Now, when I go visit NJ or NY, I can't wait to leave. Too much traffic and noise, rude people, smelly air (although I find it funny that NJ folks don't mind the smell of the Turnpike around Newark, but have a problem with cow/horse/chicken shiat)

/keeps up the Perry County redneck facade so no one else moves here. :^)
 
2009-12-30 09:58:28 AM
C'mon, Fark, these ridiculous stereotypes about incest, bestiality, and moonshine are outdated, puerile, and not even remotely funny.

At least, that's what my Uncle Daddy always said.
 
2009-12-30 09:59:23 AM
Heck, one stop light is nothing, I have to go through 4 just to get on the freeway which is only ~1 a mile from my house. Wait till that county puts up a red light camera at it then they'll have a right to complain.
 
2009-12-30 10:02:00 AM
What do I smell? I smell home cookin'. It's only the river, it's only the river.

I've been to Perry cty many times, never noticed a lack of lights... but then again I live near other "rural" PA cities...
 
2009-12-30 10:03:31 AM
Dadof3: Perry County resident, kick, replies, etc.

Been living here for 20+years, grew up in the NJ/NY metro area (Woodbridge Township, NJ) At first, I thought I made a big mistake moving here. Many fat, toothless checkered-wool wearing rednecks. But my kids go to a school where there's no graffiti on the walls, even in the restrooms. No fights, all the kids are surprisingly polite. Everyone has multiple weapons at home, but no problems in the school with kids and guns.

I know most of the vehicles that drive down our rural road. Don't worry about getting mugged walking at night, you *do* have to worry about skunks, deer, bears, raccoons, etc. I can wake up and take a piss off the porch and I don't have any neighbors that can see me. Heat with wood I cut on the property. My kids play in the stream on my property. They've had pet turtles, frogs, toads, salamanders, snakes, etc.

I'm only about 30 miles from the capitol, so we can drive in to see a play or concert, shop at just about any store, eat at a fancy restaurant, work a high-tech job, etc. I then drive home and we can have an outdoor fire in the fire pit and roast marshmallows, collect plants and flowers, shoot all kinds of weapons. We've had goats, turkeys, chickens (all very tasty). Flower gardens and vegetable gardens every year.

Now, when I go visit NJ or NY, I can't wait to leave. Too much traffic and noise, rude people, smelly air (although I find it funny that NJ folks don't mind the smell of the Turnpike around Newark, but have a problem with cow/horse/chicken shiat)

/keeps up the Perry County redneck facade so no one else moves here. :^)


As someone who was born in north jersey but grew up in the rural poconos, I agree with the above statement. We didn't get our first stoplight in "town" till I was around 16 or 17.
 
2009-12-30 10:14:16 AM
Doesn't matter if there's one stoplight or if you're in the middle of Pittsburgh, you still can't buy a damn beer at the grocery store or the 7-11 anywhere in Pennsylvania.

If that isn't backass-retard living, I don't know what is.
 
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