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Signs We See On The Highways

Topic: g-rated

Signs We See On The Highways

LOW-FLYING AIRCRAFT

Tell me, does the placement of this sign on the highway imply some action on my part as a motorist? I mean, just how "low-flying" are these aircraft? What am I supposed to do if I see one? Duck? Should I assume that the aircraft has the right of way? What you don't see is the sign by the runway that tells the pilots HIGH-DRIVING CARS. This sign is about as valuable as its cousin:

WATCH FOR FALLING ROCKS (little picture of an avalanche)

"Well, officer, the reason I rear-ended the school bus was because I had my eyes peeled on that mountainside so I could swerve to avoid any boulders that happened to come loose as I drove past..." I saw this one once in the middle of the Texas prairie. The only thing I could guess is that the FALLING ROCKS were being dropped from the LOW-FLYING AIRCRAFT.

ROAD UNDER CONSTRUCTION PASS AT YOUR OWN RISK

What this sign means is, if, as you are driving through the construction area past the ten or twelve road workers who are standing around in small groups with their hands in their pockets discussing whether or not the color of the steam-roller conforms to their union contract, and one of them flicks a cigarette butt your way which ignites your gas tank and your car explodes, you cannot hold them liable for damages.

NO TRUCKS LEFT LANE

No verb this sentence. This sign is meant to inform you that the trucks have remained in their lane. Thus "LEFT" is the verb in the sentence.

BLASTING AREA. TURN OFF TWO-WAY RADIOS.

I wonder how many crazed pyromaniacs drive around with a carload of walkie-talkies looking for these babies, hmm?

MEN IN TREES

Don't worry guys, evolution is your friend.

LAST SANITARY FACILITIES FOR 30 MILES

"Gee, I guess we'll have to use the unsanitary ones..."

HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR TIRES LATELY?

This is on the Maine turnpike just after you come over "The Bridge" from New Hampshire. It serves as a reminder to tourists that it could snow at any minute without warning.

It is also used in New York City to remind people to verify that their tires have not been stolen before they pull out from the light.


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