Do This, Don’t Do That…

The Nest does not discriminate against long haired freaky people.

The Nest does not discriminate against long haired freaky people.

picture dayWelcome to another midweek virtual eyesore that we at The Nest like to call Picture Day Wednesday!  Since I’m going to be away much of the day today, I’m going to keep this one short and sweet and run with a theme I have yet to exploit in my weekly tribute to shitty photography… signs!  If I have a camera and there is an interesting, or even uninteresting sign somewhere in my sights, I’m going to capture it so I can look back on it one day and wonder what in the hell I was thinking when I wasted film digital storage space on that…

Signs like to tell us what we can and can not do, like this one at the local park…

Not unless you brought enough to share with the children...

Not unless you brought enough to share with the children…

Or this amusing sign outside a Lake Huron restroom…

You're just gonna have to hold it in for another three weeks, aren't you?

You’re just gonna have to hold it in for another three weeks, aren’t you?

Some signs tell us where we’re going… like this sign I captured while walking across the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh…

Who wouldn't want to visit the Strip District... except for that bus full of nuns, I guess.

Who wouldn’t want to visit the Strip District… except for that bus full of nuns, I guess.

There are signs that serve to warn us of impending danger…

We shoot litterbugs around these parts...

We shoot litterbugs around these parts…

Signs that let us know we’re about to get ripped off…

Save money and just pray for rain.

Save money and just pray for rain.

Signs that pretend to be informative, but are really just paid advertisements…

Everyone in drought stricken areas will sleep better tonight knowing that...

Everyone in drought stricken areas will sleep better tonight knowing that…

Signs from above…

spaghetti

With angel hair pasta, no doubt.

Even in the secular domain…

And for keeping gas under $3 a gallon!

And for keeping gas under $3 a gallon!

And lastly, your chance to buy the property next door to me….. had it not already been bought and flipped in the four years since I took this picture…

If you had a computer in 2012, you could have lived next to me and my squirrels...

If you had a computer in 2012, you could have lived next to me and my squirrels…

And thus concludes my tribute to some of the signs I have in my archive.  Come back next week for pictures that will hopefully not try to tell you what to do…

Can it, dear...

Can it, dear…

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About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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32 Responses to Do This, Don’t Do That…

  1. 1jaded1 says:

    Where was that by Lake Huron? Glenview Il…? I will never forget the one you posted from podunkville mich (my hometown). You find the most awesome signs.

    • I had to look it up… I stayed in Southgate on my Detroit trip, and the park along the “lake” was in the area around Wyandotte because I took the road my hotel was on east until I hit the water…

      • 1jaded1 says:

        Ew..the lake is beautiful when you go more north. Did you go to Glenview, IL.? It is neqr and dear to my heart.

      • If so, it would have been on one of the three trips my family made up that way for bowling tournaments between 1989 and 1995… but I’m thinking those were all in southern suburbs…. except Northbrook is really ringing a bell as one of the locations. I certainly drove by Glenview on my way to Milwaukee in 2008…

    • OMG! It just hit me while I was going through the post again why you had Glenview on your mind! LOL, that church is within walking distance of my home. Not sure why they chose the name Glenview, but it is in my hometown…

  2. I like the no smoking sign … it’s annoying if 87 little people beg for a cigarette :o) we got such a barrel to burn leaves and wooden things of the garden… the label says R-active… I can only imagine what it means… or better not …

  3. You would have enjoyed capturing some funniest as well as weirdest signs/advertisements here in small towns of India. I liked the expression on your squirrel face in the last pic.

  4. draliman says:

    Funnily enough a couple of days a go I Instragrammed a sign I saw which read “Please do not disturb the bricks” 🙂 And also a picture of a squirrel in action (which, until I post another picture, is on my blog home page border if you want to see it!).

    • YAY for the squirrel in action! He looks like he is getting the heck out of town before he ends up being used in a Friday Fictioneers prompt!

      Disturbing bricks is just rude… I can’t believe they’d even need a sign for that!

  5. Ally Bean says:

    Apparently without all our inane signage, we cannot exist. No doubt when future archeologists look through the rubble of our civilization, they’re going to decide that we were the stupidest society to ever populate the earth, as evidenced by signs that told us how and when to do everything.

    • And just wait until they get a load of our warning labels…

      DO NOT USE THIS CHARCOAL GRILL INDOORS. KEEP RAT POISON OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. DO NOT STICK HAND UNDER LAWN MOWER WHILE BLADE IS IN MOTION….

      At least they’ll know why we went extinct…

  6. Piglove says:

    OMP! These are hilarious. There is a street not too far away in our hood that is called EASY STREET. That’s funny. But what makes it funnier is the sign about the sign that reads NO OUTLET. Snorts with piggy laughter like Beavis and Butthead. XOXO – Bacon

  7. Trisha says:

    These are great! Being a person that always takes things a little too literally at first, I always get a kick out of funny signs. We have one in the neighborhood that looks like it’s telling you that you’re at a teeter totter crossing. 🙂

  8. I have seen the signs! My favorites are still “Slow Children Playing” because it is so open to interpretation. These days, sign-makers favor wordless signs with an image that we are all supposed to recognize, but usually don’t. Especially not at high speed. I always hope that the cryptic sign I just missed wasn’t warning me that this road ends at a cliff …

    • The Slow Children sign that was near my grandparents house has some little stick figure rugrat running around at 80 mph on it, which kinda defeated the whole purpose. I figure the slower they are, the easier it will be to run them down…

  9. Merbear74 says:

    I’ll just pee behind the building and hope that no one is watching.

  10. Imagine Amy buying the house and waving gaily and frantically at you in her best singing voice.”everything’s coming up SQUIRRELS! tra la LA!” LOL!

  11. The Cutter says:

    No Tesla video to go along with this? I’m disappointed.

    • Had I included an audio, it would have been the Five Man Electrical Band original. Like most early 90’s music, I don’t like the Tesla cover… though it put the original “Signs” back on the map for a few years…

  12. Oh dude… better avoid that Mc Walk… it can cause a thunderstorm in your 7 stomachs. We got a trashbag ban here because the foxes &cats who visited the bags when they were out. We got a huge rubbish skip for all in our street what they placed directly next to our garage…. uuuuh!

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