Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sign Damage.

Recently our local Babies R Us sign wasn't completely lit up. The "I" was dark, completely altering the store's name:

Bab es R Us.

Rob's brother Chris stayed with us this weekend, and his female friend, Sarah, introduced me to Failblog. (This link is for the G-rated version of the blog)

I have compiled my favorites, and they are MANY. I've even categorized them and plan on posting a series on the matter. What is failblog, you ask? Today we'll start with ironic, idiotic, confusing, and just plain funny public signs (Sign Damage. Get it?).

I showed Rob my cache of favorites last night, and we were both laughing so hard we were crying!


Come again? The park bench sign reads: "Seesaw donated by Cambridge Savings Bank." Sometimes you need more than just a spell check.

Sign maker: "Woohoo! The Welsh translator immediately answered my email with the translation for our public sign! Let's get it printed!"

(Note: Translation reads "I am not in the office at the moment. Please send any work to be translated.")

This one cracks me up. You have to admit this restaurant was pretty sneaky at trying to hide their FAIL. Notice the paper with the "C" on it is a different font than the rest of the papers. It actually is a "C" sanitation grade that the Louisville Metro Health Dept. gave the restaurant.

Ya think? It's scary that usually signs like this end up being erected after someone with no common sense complains.


Anyone who has every played WoW (World of Warcraft) will recognize the irony in placing WoW merchandise on shelves labeled "Productivity." Crazyheads.

This one is much worse! The sign reads that since they are sold out of "WoW Battlechest," a perfect substitution is "Paws and Claws Pet Vet: Healing Hands." How in the world could a pet vet be a substitution for Wow??!!??

Oops. The secret is out.

The sign reads "Push the red button of your choice."
Oops again. And they even give you eight buttons to work with.
That are all BLUE.

Those are some, um, active-looking live lobsters there.

Come on, voters. Why won't you take this pole-littering issue seriously?

More self-explanatory irony.

Very funny irony. *chuckle*

This one isn't funny, it's kind of a sad irony. Poor WaMu.


Employee: "Boss, the competition is creaming us. What should we do? They're open 24 hours a day."
Boss: "We out-do them. If they can stay open 24 hours a day, we'll stay open 25 hours a day. We'll show them!"

Well, Am I?

Well, of course. A gas station is the most logical place to get my beer-hunting supplies. But how does one hunt beer?

My brother is going to love this grocery isle set-up.
Ken: "See, Shiann? Look, this sign says you can too have beer for breakfast."
Shiann: "Would you like some cheese with your whine?" ; )

So, are hot tamales more like a banana, or a strawberry? And the gumballs? They look like little portable oranges, dontcha think?

*Wipes tears from eyes*
Now that's poor sticker placement. Notice how the book touts its dog-cooking recipes as being "safe."

The sign on this rather normal, public toilet reads "IT'S THE LAW Under 18 years of age do not operate this equipment."

Ha ha ha! A man designed this clothing tag.

And the top 5 funny signs are --

Woohoo! If I get towed I'll find $50.
I wonder if the police officer knows why no one appears to speed on this street?
*wipes more tears while laughing*

*Rolling on the Floor Laughing!*
I'll pass, thanks. I'd rather keep my identity. No, really. Give it back!

*Tears are now streaming down my face*
Uh, YEAH. Buying minors will cost you. Like, 25 to life. In fact, buying anyone will cost you!
And, the number one funniest public sign?...
*Barely able to breath I'm laughing so hard*

Clueless customer scratches his head and stares at the sign for awhile, then slowly drawls, "Well, will you take a pig payment instead?"


Rorie Jones said...

Oh my goodness that is so funny! Matt showed me that website and we were both able to have a good laugh!

Kristy Lynne said...

Maybe they were helping them start a goat farm? Thanks!

Tesana said...

I laughed so much Son #2 started laughing too. :)

Emily said...

Oh, man! Thanks for sharing. I needed a good laugh today.

Anonymous said...

That's too funny. The Sears in our mall has an issue with the S. Once a month there's someone there repairing it because it always says "ears"

Anonymous said...

I have tears. When I got to the last one I was laughing one of those silent laughs where a squeak comes out after. That was awesome. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

(P.S. Your last comment said "barely able to breath" instead of "breathe". Cute.)