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That terrible message sign on E Wash

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That terrible message sign on E Wash

Postby narcoleptish » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:11 pm

Between Portage rd and Wendy's coming into town. I've never even noticed who sponsors it, but it's often incoherent or just stupid. Today it said something like "don't end up a body...." and then the rest of it was messed up.

That's actually good advice, if a little vague, but overall I think that thing just has to go.
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Re: That terrible message sign on E Wash

Postby david cohen » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:21 am

It was an anti-drunk driving message and was still legible on New Years Eve...probably messed up by some drunken teens that evening!
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Re: That terrible message sign on E Wash

Postby pattymcnutt » Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:53 pm

That sign has been up for at least 2 years now- I wish they'd change it and put up a new saying. My favorite one was "This isn't reality TV- don't be a Kar-crash-ian" or something like that.
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Re: That terrible message sign on E Wash

Postby TheBookPolice » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:40 pm

pattymcnutt wrote:That sign has been up for at least 2 years now

This must be one of those observational blind spots like naming all the phrases on each side of a penny without looking at it. That thing's been there for years upon years. Always terribly punny, with poorly affixed letters that fall away to kill the pun before the groundskeeper ever comes to switch seasonal messages.

One of the latest was some sort of rhyme with "hot toddy" and "body," as in corpse. Cheery!
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Re: That terrible message sign on E Wash

Postby pattymcnutt » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:51 pm

I like the horrible puns- mainly just because it gives me something to look at when driving down that stretch of road. This particular phrase ("Don't end up a body, say no to the toddy") is what's been up for 2 years- the sign itself has been up for much longer, it's just that it used to be changed fairly regularly.
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Re: That terrible message sign on E Wash

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