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(Washington Post)   Hillbillies stealing roadsigns   ( divider line
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6102 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Nov 2001 at 5:42 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-11-26 05:45:15 PM  
well what do they expect the kids to do out in the middle of nowhere?
2001-11-26 05:46:54 PM  
They make bunk beds and chicken coops out of the signs.
2001-11-26 05:47:55 PM  
once a hillbilly always a hillbilly
2001-11-26 05:48:03 PM  
"Road markers ... are relatively new in much of eastern Kentucky"

2001-11-26 05:48:43 PM  
If you post it they will fark
2001-11-26 05:51:06 PM  
2001-11-26 05:51:20 PM  
come on now, that aint nice, they prefer to be called "sons of the soil"
2001-11-26 05:51:38 PM  
they do it just out of vandalism.

Is it just me or is there something wrong with that statement. But I could just be posting out of vandalism
2001-11-26 05:54:00 PM  
"Fat Baby Hollow"
HPZ [TotalFark]
2001-11-26 05:54:08 PM  
The region had thousands of unnamed roads and lanes before county governments began instituting 911 service over the past two decades.

Unnamed roads? Began instituting 911 service over the past two decades?

This New Yorker shakes his head in disbelief.
2001-11-26 05:54:38 PM  
Now, are they stealing these signs before or after they trample old women at the Wal-mart at the crack of dawn?
2001-11-26 05:54:55 PM  
I once lived outside of Hogeye, and there weren't any signs because it was so far out the fire and police folks didn't believe it wasn't a real place. Try telling someone on the phone that you live Onda Mountain and they'll just say "yeah, but which one?".
2001-11-26 05:55:41 PM  
oops, that's Hogeye Arkansas.
2001-11-26 05:59:27 PM  
2001-11-26 06:05:08 PM  
that's funny.. I'm no hick - but I lived once on a road called frog hollow road. (that's just outside of walla walla washington). That sign has always been there - draw your own conclusions..
2001-11-26 06:09:05 PM  
What's the point? Just a thought from Fark My sister cul'd'sac
Kat [TotalFark]
2001-11-26 06:12:10 PM  
oh jeez, i love road signs.

a some of these are just dying to be stolen.

In avalon, nj, the streets are all numbers. I noticed one day theyre are no signs AT ALL on 69th street. It just goes from 68th to 70th, with an unmarked road in between.

after a bit of investigation i discovered they couldnt keep the signs on the street, so they gave up.
2001-11-26 06:13:28 PM  
How are they going to post a hidden camera in some middle of nowhere spot?

Then again, these ARE hillbillies...
"Hey, ma, looksy what I found! It's one of them rocks that done run on eee-lec-tricity!"
2001-11-26 06:17:08 PM  
Jesco White!
2001-11-26 06:19:31 PM  
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Now back to Return To Castle Wolfenstein.
2001-11-26 06:19:51 PM  
uh-hyuk....lets go and steal us selves some of dem new planks for mah new outside cletus!
2001-11-26 06:20:07 PM  
I wonder if they're going to keep this up and steal the Exit signs at the Kentucky State Pen?
2001-11-26 06:22:25 PM  
Too Funny!..When My Dad was stationed on Guam(69-72),before we lived on base housing,we all lived on an unpaved road with just a sign saying "Chicken for sale"..we still got our mail,to "Chicken for sale Road"..
2001-11-26 06:33:14 PM  
Ever been to Hell, Michigan? The County finally paid a convenience store on the edge of town to paint the "You are now entering Hell, MI, population etc." on the outside wall. Evidently the county sign was stolen on a regular basis for years and years.... I got a Tee Shirt from Hell. I've been to Hell and back. I was there when it was frozen over too!
2001-11-26 06:39:27 PM  
"Road markers, which cost about $60 each, are relatively new in much of eastern Kentucky."

why i live in California you lamers
2001-11-26 06:42:28 PM  
I was told that removing misspelled signs was completely allowed. I noted the stealthy removal of a "Slow Curch Area" sign once.
2001-11-26 06:55:20 PM  
You mods just crack me up. That joke (that you deleted) has been posted at least 15 times before.
2001-11-26 06:55:53 PM  
For 12 years I lived in Cincinnati--which is directly across the Ohio River from Kentucky. I've been through many areas of the state and--yeah!--its got some "hollers" with unusual names.

But any moron can put up a sign that deters theft: weld the goddam things on, saw off the exposed threads of the mounting bolts...then weld again. Make it impossible to take the sign down without messing it all up...or wasting hours in the process.

Hillbillies! They should stick with moonshine, incest and UK basketball games.
2001-11-26 06:56:22 PM  
Ah....future Republicans practicing their craft.
2001-11-26 06:59:08 PM  
Uncle Jesse: Now Bo and luke you put them signs back where you found them, or Roscoe will haul your butts to jail....again.
2001-11-26 07:00:48 PM  
In college we stole one off a railroad track that just said "HUMP"
2001-11-26 07:04:04 PM  
Anyone live on Brookside missing a sign? 'Cause there's a sign here in our carport...we don't know who put it there or's in the space belonging to one of the neighbors. :)

You might be a redneck if instructions to your house include "Turn off the paved road...."
2001-11-26 07:31:11 PM  
They should name the streets 'Hump your sister Way' and 'I Eat Road Kill Road' and see if they steal it.
2001-11-26 07:33:46 PM  
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2001-11-26 07:49:28 PM  

I was hoping someone would mention Jesco White!
2001-11-26 07:50:53 PM  
I told the Kentucky Board of education that teaching reading in the schools would cause problems....but they obviously didn't listen to me.
2001-11-26 08:06:16 PM  
Fitzwell... was that the one about the 13 year old girl from Kentucky? Can't remember the punchline, but it was funny as hell.
2001-11-26 08:07:57 PM  
Well out here in South Dakota we got Mud Butte!

and North Dakota has Zap!

and Montana has Yaak!

and Minnesota has Frozen Monkey!

So there! Hillbillies only think they have towns with wierd names!
2001-11-26 08:08:31 PM  
yeah... something about telling her dad to get off of her because he was crushing her cigarettes. Or something like that.
2001-11-26 08:09:45 PM  
OOps my apologies! It seems the town in Minnesota is BRASS Monkey. Frozen Monkey's in Montana.
2001-11-26 08:16:44 PM  
A friend of mine has a huge sign from a recreation area in Texas (that I'm sure has to be replaced weekly) that proudly states:
Now Entering Bong Recreation Area
and it is a real road sign.
2001-11-26 08:19:39 PM  
No, Akachibi, the best town names ever are in northern Kentucky, not too far from where I like in Cincy.

They are, of course Beaverlick and (right down the road) Big Bone Lick State Park. Naturally, these provide literally minutes of amusement to Ohioians (and other travelers) driving past on I-75.
2001-11-26 08:20:12 PM  
Speaking of strange city names.
2001-11-26 08:21:19 PM  
Oh, and they're very close to Rabbit Hash.
2001-11-26 08:21:52 PM  
2001-11-26 08:31:29 PM  
Road markers, which cost about $60 each, are relatively new in much of eastern Kentucky.

*insert manditory Deliverence line here*

Oh, and $60!?!? For a farking roadsign? I wonder what they'll give me for my toilet seat.

Almost enough to make you want to up and join the Libertarians...

2001-11-26 09:05:45 PM  
being from eastern ky i can relate to this perfectly.
My road is called "swamp branch road". After they put all the 911 signs up people would get them off with baseball bats. After ours was stolen we made one out of a 4" x6" steel plate and bolted it to the sign pole. It has a few dents in it but i would say it has caused more than one broken finger.
2001-11-26 10:25:03 PM  
Oh, boy.
I live in Athens, OH, which is in the southeastern part of the state, in appalachia, and we've got a few good road signs, as well:
Twisty Tail Rd.
Liar's Corner Rd.
Big Bailey Rd.
In nearby Hocking county:
Airplane Hollow Rd.

Most of these names were given because of events that occurred on or people that lived on these roads. Airplane Hollow Rd, for example, was named because an airplane once crashed there.
Anyways, it seems these hillbillies all think alike.
2001-11-26 10:37:56 PM  
1) Steal stop sign and pole (0r just use long 2x4 for posting purposes)

2) Put on side of road rated at 45 mph or higher

3) Stir well and enjoy
2001-11-26 10:38:41 PM  
I wonder if the state coppers told the residents of Letcher County to stop farking around?
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