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(The Local)   Nørway unimpressed with Mønty Pythøn røad signs   (thelocal.no) divider line 65
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2014-03-30 11:36:15 AM
I do think it's funny but way too realistic and could cause safety problems. Perhaps they could have re-designed the sign so it wouldn't look so official?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-03-30 11:50:22 AM
"One should not use signs that can be confused with public signs," section chief Elisabeth Bechmann told NRK.

In much of America the law prohibits posting unofficial signs that could be confused with official signs. Another law prohibits using unapproved graphics on official signs. FHWA got on the case of one state DOT that had the red dots wrong on the new school bus stop sign.
 
2014-03-30 12:36:48 PM
Bloody peasants...
 
2014-03-30 01:46:46 PM
Beautiful plumage...
 
2014-03-30 01:47:16 PM

ZAZ: In much of America the law prohibits posting unofficial signs that could be confused with official signs. Another law prohibits using unapproved graphics on official signs. FHWA got on the case of one state DOT that had the red dots wrong on the new school bus stop sign.


What about posting official signs unofficially?

CSB

My best friend's childhood home was on the corner of two rural but heavily travelled state roads and had a restaurant across the street that was frequented by big trucks. The parking was limited there, so frequently there would be a huge truck parked in front of their house idling at all hours. There was not really room to park there, they were basically parking on the soft shoulder but since there were no signs saying they couldn't, there was always a truck parked there.

So one day my friend's brother found a No Parking sign and pole that had been knocked over somewhere and they planted it in the ground in front of their house. Boom, no more trucks parking there.

The kicker came a couple years later when the state came along and saw the poor condition the sign and pole were in. They replaced the sign and pole and made it official.

Moral of the story: make your own rules, and when no one objects, they can become the law.

/CSB
 
2014-03-30 03:51:28 PM
Invest In Malden!
 
2014-03-30 03:53:27 PM
And when you press the button it plays Aerosmith "Walk This Way"
 
2014-03-30 03:54:28 PM
They are not amused.
 
2014-03-30 03:55:17 PM

Grumpy Cat: They are not amused.


no, they are not
 
2014-03-30 03:55:28 PM
What about "Møøse Crøssing" signs?

/She was Karving John Cleese silly-walking on the Møøse Crøssing sign with the sharpened end of an interspace tøøthbrush given her by Svenge - her brother-in-law...
 
Rat
2014-03-30 03:56:38 PM
I expect to see these on those nästy curves.

img.fark.net
 
2014-03-30 03:57:17 PM
news.bbc.co.uk
 
2014-03-30 03:57:32 PM
Who cares what the Swedes think?
 
2014-03-30 03:58:04 PM

puckrock2000: What about "Møøse Crøssing" signs?

/She was Karving John Cleese silly-walking on the Møøse Crøssing sign with the sharpened end of an interspace tøøthbrush given her by Svenge - her brother-in-law...


Mind you... møøse bites can be pretty nasti
 
2014-03-30 03:58:22 PM
Seriously, Monty Python are the modern day Shakespeare.
 
2014-03-30 03:59:33 PM
London Underground a few years ago

i59.tinypic.com

i57.tinypic.com

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i58.tinypic.com
 
2014-03-30 03:59:39 PM
Has anyone been sacked yet?
 
2014-03-30 04:00:08 PM
And not a pic to be found.
 
2014-03-30 04:02:46 PM
A møøse once bit my sister.
 
2014-03-30 04:03:26 PM
i59.tinypic.com
 
2014-03-30 04:04:26 PM

Rat: I expect to see these on those nästy curves.

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static.neatoshop.com

Hot curvy nun action
 
2014-03-30 04:06:39 PM
I will not buy this record, it is scratched
 
2014-03-30 04:09:38 PM
Shut up! Damn Vikings.
 
2014-03-30 04:12:44 PM

SecretAgentWoman: I do think it's funny but way too realistic and could cause safety problems. Perhaps they could have re-designed the sign so it wouldn't look so official?




I bought you a hat



i478.photobucket.com

 
2014-03-30 04:14:26 PM
FTA- "They are not very happy about it," Søby said. "They do not seem to have a sense of humour."

So they are Python fans, then.
 
2014-03-30 04:25:15 PM

SecretAgentWoman: I do think it's funny but way too realistic and could cause safety problems. Perhaps they could have re-designed the sign so it wouldn't look so official?


Really? Are you afraid someone will throw their back out attempting to cross the street whilst performing a silly walk?
 
2014-03-30 04:26:30 PM
i77.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-30 04:29:34 PM
image2.8ball.co.uk
 
2014-03-30 04:34:55 PM
What is it with Norway and Monty Python? The Norwegian censors banned  Life of Brian, which led to adverts in Sweden describing the film as "so funny it was banned in Norway."
 
2014-03-30 04:36:42 PM

johnnygew: I will not buy this record tobacconist, it is scratched.


FTFY.
 
2014-03-30 04:38:23 PM

mjjt: London Underground a few years ago


A shame they couldn't use the spoof announcements.
 
2014-03-30 04:40:22 PM

SecretAgentWoman: I do think it's funny but way too realistic and could cause safety problems.


How, precisely?
 
2014-03-30 04:42:08 PM
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2014-03-30 04:54:02 PM
But are the hovercraft full of eels?
 
2014-03-30 04:55:32 PM
craze for installing doctored comedy signs

Wait...does this come before or after planking?
 
2014-03-30 05:01:19 PM
It was Hørst Nørdink and his huge molars behind this.
 
2014-03-30 05:22:12 PM
My nipples explode with delight.
 
2014-03-30 05:23:09 PM

Cowboy Bebop at His Computer: johnnygew: I will not buy this record tobacconist, it is scratched.

FTFY.


You, great poof.
 
2014-03-30 05:39:10 PM
Help, help I'm being repressed!
 
2014-03-30 05:52:24 PM
I have this to say about Monty Python road signs:

THEY'RE FARKING BRILLANT!

Here's some suggestions:

Watch out for MOOSE BITES: Next 15 miles

DANGER:  Falling Cartoon Characters

BEWARE OF KILLER RABBIT

This vehicle protected by Anti-Crash Device:

Driver's lunch will eject in the event of upcoming accidents.

Drive Defensively: Cubist Painters on Bicycles.

BEWARE THE JABBERWOCK, MY SON

Warning: Slow moving vehicles

Keep an eye out for psychiatric milk floats and episodic déja-vu.

This horse-drawn cart stops frequently

May contain nuclear heads.

Pass with care.

 
2014-03-30 05:54:31 PM
Great Poof? Isn't that a village near Wainscotting on the M37?
 
2014-03-30 05:59:43 PM
Warning: Eel-filled Hovercraft
 
2014-03-30 06:01:31 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Really? Are you afraid someone will throw their back out attempting to cross the street whilst performing a silly walk?


Fake signs are mostly problematic because if they become even somewhat frequent it can easily train people to ignore real signs.

This isn't something I'm making up, either, it's actually been semi-scientifically quantified a few times.  It's the same reason that HazMat meta-rules dictate that your hazards policy  not include non-hazardous materials "just to be safe".  If your policy has people breaking out the spill kit every time someone drops their coffee and pulling the fire alarm for any detected gas level (as opposed to the actual danger level) the result is that no one will pull the kit for actual dangerous spills either and everyone will ignore the fire alarm when there's a real fire.

There's some danger of people actually mistaking the sign for something real and disrupting traffic, but that's not probably the primary concern.

// Albeit, posting fake "official" signs in places where they can't in context possibly be mistaken for official signs is usually just fine, e.g. putting a stop sign on the employees only door to warn customers off or whatever.  If they moved the sign off the street most likely no one'd care.
 
2014-03-30 06:15:01 PM
Norway isn't exactly known for their sense of humor. They banned Monty Python's Life of Brian and this was used in ads stating "So funny it was banned in Norway!"
 
2014-03-30 06:23:09 PM
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2014-03-30 06:23:46 PM
This is what happens when you have no shrubbery.
 
2014-03-30 06:53:11 PM
Finns & Swedes may both have better senses of humour than Norse. Ancient quip heard when very young which may or may not quite relate: "10,000 Swedes jumped out of the weeds Chased by 1 Norwegian".  Told me by my 100% Finn kin -- I'm only 50%. no relevant grafik either
 
2014-03-30 07:38:36 PM

Jim_Callahan: This isn't something I'm making up, either, it's actually been semi-scientifically quantified a few times. It's the same reason that HazMat meta-rules dictate that your hazards policy not include non-hazardous materials "just to be safe". If your policy has people breaking out the spill kit every time someone drops their coffee and pulling the fire alarm for any detected gas level (as opposed to the actual danger level) the result is that no one will pull the kit for actual dangerous spills either and everyone will ignore the fire alarm when there's a real fire.


This is why I think the Emergency Broadcast System has made itself ineffective. They test that farking thing so often that when it does go off, I usually don't even look.
 
2014-03-30 08:09:42 PM
someone needs to melt the snow up their butt.
 
2014-03-30 08:27:48 PM
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