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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 08:28:38 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: 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?


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

How, precisely?


Anyone who visits Fark regularly should be fully aware of the complete stupidity and gullibility of the general human population.
 
2014-03-30 08:37:15 PM

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


SecretAgentWoman: Anyone who visits Fark regularly should be fully aware of the complete stupidity and gullibility of the general human population.


If people are mistaking fake signs for real signs, I think that that is a "sign" (tee hee) that there is a sign saturation problem, and the only solution is to either de-sign or re-design official signage or else resign their official signal jobs.

/long-haired freaky people need not apply
 
2014-03-30 08:45:59 PM

logieal: 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


Then when someone does object, it can be a huge problem.  My bro told me about the time his boss told him to repaint the curb out front of the business.  The police wasn't very pleasant when they rolled up on my bro painting a once red curb a lighter color.  Something about covering up a fire lane marking being illegal just so you can allow customers to park in front of your shop.  My bro didn't catch any trouble because he was just a kid doing what he was told.
 
2014-03-30 09:30:06 PM
Remember when pissing off Norway was on the top ten things not to do if you wanted to live to see 30?

SecretAgentWoman: I do think it's funny but way too realistic and could cause safety problems.
"You're Thor? I'm tho thor i can hardly walk"
 
2014-03-30 10:51:00 PM

laulaja: 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


The doggerel goes:


Ten thousand Swedes ran through the weeds,
chased by one norwegian.
Ten thousand more ran to the shore
in the battle of Copenhagen.

Way, way back in history,
back when the world was new,
norwegian searched all over,
to find some snoose to chew.

They fished for Lutefisk and Torsk,
it helped to make them strong,
and you and me, we know a Norsk,
cannot do nothing wrong.

But swedes and danes were envious
of Viking trips and raids.
The Viking shields and helmet horns,
made all those folks affraid.

Throughout the world the Vikings sailed,
to Ireland and to France.
The even found America,
one afternoon by chance.

My grandpa says, and he should know,
the swedes made up the minds.
To beat the Norsky Vikings,
and kick a few behinds.

But history, so grandpa says,
show that the Norskies won.
They clobbered all the swedes and danes,
and made it lots of fun.

Ten thousand swedes ran through the weeds,
chased by one norwegian.

The dust from the weeds,
made snoose for the swedes,
and they called it Copenhagen,



/half mountain monkey
 
2014-03-30 11:08:45 PM
fubegra.net
 
2014-03-30 11:22:44 PM

logieal: 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.


I have the feeling that this happens more often than anyone could know. Street sign records are poor.

I'm also pretty sure that on some level crews just drive around with signs and poles in the back of a truck and replace them when they look bad, without forethought, planning, or maps.
 
2014-03-30 11:31:19 PM
Eh, better to be Monty Python than these:

blogs.transparent.com
www.signspotting.com
 
2014-03-31 12:31:40 AM

ZAZ: "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.


Unloading the old noisemaker on them is a perfectly fine American tradition though.
 
2014-03-31 03:31:47 AM

TheOther: craze for installing doctored comedy signs

Wait...does this come before or after planking?


This comes before the planking. And after the planking, the oral sex.

/and me
//and me
///and me
 
2014-03-31 03:41:14 AM
I like traffic lights.
 
2014-03-31 08:31:48 AM
I found a viper on the piste impressive.
 
2014-03-31 08:40:55 AM
Who needs fake signs?
www.listzblog.com

img.fark.net

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2014-03-31 10:41:25 AM

Cowboy Bebop at His Computer: 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."


Check out 'The Secret Life of Brian' documentary. MP was seriously worried about being thrown in jail because of how dangerously close to blasphemy it was dancing and there was a real law for that.
 
2014-03-31 03:17:23 PM
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