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March 17, 2004 12:12 AM

Broken: All-encompassing sign

Diana Cornwell writes:

Here's a sign that I saw in a small pull-off from the main coastal road near Bermagui, in New South Wales, on Australia's south-eastern coast. Even on closer inspection, I could only read the one word on it. But what a powerful word! When I took the photo, I wondered if I'd be prosecuted for doing so.


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Posted by: Kenny F at March 18, 2004 01:49 AM

That is without a doubt the best sign ever. If I ever have kids...

Posted by: Shawn Liu at March 30, 2004 03:21 PM

Reminds me of a certain Yoko Ono art exhibition where she allegedly had built a ladder or a staircase towards the ceiling. On the ceiling, there would be a tiny label saying "Yes".

Posted by: Maya at April 10, 2004 02:58 PM

I'd comment on this, but I won't out of fear that the sign originally said "No commenting on this sign"...

Posted by: Ace at July 14, 2004 11:57 AM

These signs are common over intersections around Atlanta, Georgia.

Posted by: anonymous at August 26, 2004 06:26 PM


Posted by: sonikuu at November 30, 2004 08:47 PM

The sign is probably faded, leaving the viewer to wonder just what the heck it's forbidding.

Posted by: mason at December 11, 2004 09:38 PM

i thought this was interesting. i set it as my desktop.

Posted by: Bob at April 21, 2005 07:40 AM

I think some kid may have painted over the 'parking' or whatever was under the no as a joke. Bet he didn't know it would get on the internet!

Posted by: Phantom at May 24, 2005 06:11 PM

There used to be a sign like this on the fence of Meigs Field (airport) in Chicago. The fence separated the runways from a public beach, and simiar signs in the area said "No kite flying." It's one of my favorite pictures.

Posted by: Matt at July 14, 2005 03:30 PM

i set it as my psp background. now i just show this when someone asks to play!

Posted by: brian at September 15, 2005 05:30 PM

Lol...this a good paradox.

Posted by: Keno at October 24, 2005 07:04 PM

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