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Pictures of funny signs
Donald Dimitroff
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We all see funny signs that make us laugh.
This list is a collection of pictures of signs that I have taken.
One of these turns out to be a mini-puzzle.

Please feel free to add your own pictures!
However, only add pictures of signs that you have taken.
There are many such pictures on the internet, but I am only interested in pictures that Game Geeks have taken.

See my secondary list: More Pictures of Funny Signs (and other things)

This list has been referenced from: My GAMES Magazine Collection
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1. Board Game: Gran Hotel [Average Rating:4.50 Unranked]
Donald Dimitroff
United States
Beltsville
Maryland
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Right now I am feeling very: turbed, pirited, heveled, combobulated, and not tinguished, so don't you dare "dis" me!
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The Large Hotel is a small hotel that you can visit in Large, Pennsylvania, a small town which is about a 30-minute drive southwest of Pittsburgh.



EDIT: I won a GAMES t-shirt for the "Large Hotel" picture, above, in a GAMES magazine contest.

The contest was the "Mixed Messages" contest in the February, 2005 issue of that magazine. The results of the contest were published in the July, 2005 issue.
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2. Board Game: 24/7: The Game [Average Rating:6.52 Overall Rank:3116]
Donald Dimitroff
United States
Beltsville
Maryland
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They are open 24 hours!

Except when they are not.

And just in case you are concerned about truth in advertising, please read the fine print carefully.

The grocery store is actually open for many more hours than they have advertised!
Six days at seventeen hours per day plus one day at sixteen hours = 6 x 17 + 16 = 118 total hours.


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3. Board Game: Which Way, Please? A Map Reference Game [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
Donald Dimitroff
United States
Beltsville
Maryland
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Right now I am feeling very: turbed, pirited, heveled, combobulated, and not tinguished, so don't you dare "dis" me!
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But officer, I was only going one way!

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4. Board Game: Long Winding Road [Average Rating:7.43 Unranked]
Donald Dimitroff
United States
Beltsville
Maryland
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These road signs can be found on I-68 westbound from Hancock, Maryland towards Morgantown, West Virginia.
I travel this route frequently, and over time, I noticed something odd about these signs.
Can you spot the oddity?
A mini-puzzle for you!



Hint:
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Compute the distances between the cities.


Answer:
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Flintstone to Cumberland: 11 or 12 miles?
Cumberland to Morgantown: 68 or 71 or 72 miles?
Frostburg to Morgantown 56 or 60 miles?


Commentary:
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The numbers on the signs cannot be due to to just rounding errors.
Are the cities moving as one travels westbound?
Does I-68 in western Maryland pass through the Twilight Zone?
Does it pass through The Land of the Lost?
Well, maybe.
I-68 does pass through Flintstone.
But I have never run into (or over) Fred, Wilma, Barney, or Betty.
And Bedrock Bedford, PA is near by!


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5. Board Game: Fence & Fenceability [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
Joe Wasserman
United States
Portland
Oregon
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"A single action or event is interesting, not because it is explainable, but because it is true." - Goethe via Boas
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Just in case you were considering trying to walk around it...

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6. Board Game: The Antiques Challenge [Average Rating:6.00 Unranked]
Geoff King
United States
Annandale
Virginia
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I guess things don't have to be that old anymore to be called antique.

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7. Board Game: ElfQuest [Average Rating:5.14 Overall Rank:9632]
Geoff King
United States
Annandale
Virginia
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This is a real street in Fairfax County, Va. I haven't seen any elves around there.
Maybe that's because they don't want to be seen.


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8. Board Game: Wax [Average Rating:6.46 Unranked]
Darrin Williams
United States
Allen
Texas
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I have overtext. Yes I do.
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I have overtext. How 'bout you !
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I noticed this sign recently.



Please tell me those are 3 unrelated procedures.
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9. Board Game: The Game with No Name [Average Rating:9.00 Unranked]
Peter Schott
Germany
Nürnberg
Franconia
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Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
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Now, this is a creative street name. And one for the shop too.
(Taken during my last holidays in Sandwich, England)
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10. Board Game: Shear Panic [Average Rating:6.42 Overall Rank:1185]
Peter Schott
Germany
Nürnberg
Franconia
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The strangest street warning I saw up to now.
Taken at a road in the Dartmoor, England.
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11. Board Game: Chinatown [Average Rating:7.20 Overall Rank:304]
Colonel Mustard
Canada
Unspecified
Ontario
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My favourite name is found in Pierre, South Dakota. There is a Chinese place called "Wonderful House of Chinese Number 2".
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12. Board Game: Wasabi! [Average Rating:6.58 Overall Rank:873]
Manchuwok
Canada
Mission
BC
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A picture I snapped of the Japanese restaurant in the lobby of our hotel in Honolulu. After a few weeks with a parasite I found in Fiji, I decided to take their word for it this time.
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13. Board Game: Family Business [Average Rating:6.12 Overall Rank:1900]
Jody Morgan
United States
Fancy Gap
Virginia
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One thing I noticed upon moving to the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwest Virginia is that people in this area can be very entrepreneurialy creative.
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14. Board Game: Gourmet Challenge [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
Jody Morgan
United States
Fancy Gap
Virginia
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Fine dining is also surprisingly easy to find here in the mountains.
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15. Board Game: Unexploded Cow [Average Rating:6.07 Overall Rank:2496]
Jody Morgan
United States
Fancy Gap
Virginia
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The people up here also know how to train any and all of their animals.
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16. Board Game: The Greatest Gift [Average Rating:8.00 Unranked]
Jody Morgan
United States
Fancy Gap
Virginia
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They also know the best gift for any occasion.
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17. Board Game: Lost Souls [Average Rating:3.00 Unranked]
Jody Morgan
United States
Fancy Gap
Virginia
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Just be careful which way you go...
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18. Board Game: Valley of Hell [Average Rating:6.25 Unranked]
Jody Morgan
United States
Fancy Gap
Virginia
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...or you might wind up somewhere you'd rather not be.
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19. Board Game: Free Parking [Average Rating:5.13 Overall Rank:10604]
Hilko Drude
Germany
Goettingen
Lower Saxony
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Seen in Taichung, Taiwan (the Chinese text says "No Parking", of course)
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20. Board Game: Taiwan Strait Crisis 1950 [Average Rating:7.76 Unranked]
Hilko Drude
Germany
Goettingen
Lower Saxony
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Why mention the obvious?
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21. Board Game: Watch [Average Rating:5.97 Unranked]
Grand Prince Poutine Lord High Thrifter
Canada
Vancouver
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This picture was taken by me, whilst walking amongst the petty hawkers/vendors in Ephesus, Turkey.

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22. Board Game: Smash or Trash [Average Rating:6.26 Unranked]
GMOFreePortland.com Potato free since 2014
United States
Milwaukie
Oregon
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This was taken at my last job. I never saw any garbage in the can.

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23. Board Game: Little Benny: The Eager Beaver Game [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
Tony Bosca
United States
Royal Oak
Michigan
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I-75. Dirty Mitten.


yuk

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24. Board Game: R-Eco Recycle [Average Rating:5.95 Overall Rank:7589]
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Milwaukie
Oregon
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I took this one last month at the coast. I think this is a zombie production facility.

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25. Board Game: Confusion [Average Rating:5.40 Overall Rank:9792]
Anthony DuLac
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Blaine
Minnesota
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Saw this sign while in a Taxi in London. It was amusing enough that I decided to take a pic for posterity.
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