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June 30, 2006 12:03 AM

Broken: Sign with sharp edges

SignAn oldie but goodie, pointed out by Jordan McIntosh and others. It's almost certainly a Photoshopped graphic, made just for laughs, but it's also instructive.

"Caution: This sign has sharp edges," the sign says. Then below, in tiny type: "Also, the bridge is out ahead."

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well, it certainly is just for fun...

Posted by: gmangw at June 30, 2006 12:08 AM

Seen this already (first?)

Posted by: Willie E. Coyote at June 30, 2006 12:34 AM

1st: Don't complain about it not being real.

2nd:It is "just for fun!"

"3rd": Well, I don't have to explain...

Posted by: Cameron at June 30, 2006 12:40 AM

Running out of content?

Posted by: WiglyWorm at June 30, 2006 12:43 AM

If this is photoshopped, then how is it broken?

Yes, it is funny, and since that can lighten my day just a bit, this is definately NOT BROKEN!

Posted by: 4 fingered sushi chef at June 30, 2006 12:47 AM

Running out of content?

Posted by: WiglyWorm at June 30, 2006 12:50 AM

exactly.. running out of content? how come my water bottle pic didnt get posted? it said twist cap to open on the lid and never mentioned anything about applying pressure.. took me 15min to figure out how to open a damn water bottle

Posted by: yingjai at June 30, 2006 02:26 AM

People, it's posted in "Just for Fun". It's admittedly a photoshopped graphic.

Do you *have* to jump at TIB every time something gets posted to lighten up your day, as opposed to when something gets posted seriously and everyone rushes to say "not broken" before even looking carefully at the picture?

Posted by: Cctoide at June 30, 2006 06:31 AM

_@_v - ow! gaddammit! them sharp sign thingies hurt!

Posted by: she-snailie_@_v at June 30, 2006 07:23 AM

If I see that sign in real life I know I'll want to touch the edges just to find out just how sharp it really is.

Posted by: WillF at June 30, 2006 08:08 AM

I'm glad this was posted. In the past, much of the content posted to TIB was funny, and that was a large part of the site. Over the past couple of months, it's drifted to almost exclusively cover little design flaws and errors which may not be interesting... so I enjoy this return to the old ways, however small.

Posted by: Alcas at June 30, 2006 08:53 AM

It would have been funnier to me if that bottom part about the bridge being out was not part of the sign. The sign would then only exist to announce that it has sharp edges. It would be a lot like those "Maximum Height" signs that I see around here. The only reason that there is a height limit is because the sign is mounted overhead.

Posted by: eBob at June 30, 2006 08:56 AM

No, eBob, this signs overhead with Max height are warning you of height restictions up ahead, where it may be difficult or impossible to back out of. If you hit that small sign, at least there will be no damage to your vehicle. Those are NOT BROKEN for sure.

Posted by: harvey walbanger at June 30, 2006 01:53 PM

harvey walbanger-- The Max Height signs that I mentioned in my earlier post are certainly broken. There is nothing that would restrict the height of the vehicle past those signs. Most of these signs are at entrances to open lots.

Posted by: ebob at June 30, 2006 05:26 PM

"Most of these signs are at entrances to open lots."

Yes, which ensures that they can't be used by oversized vehicles such as cube vans RVs and rigs. Since that is what they're put there for, they do an excellent job of accomplishing their purpose.

I don't think the signs *explicitly* say "low ceilings ahead", they just say "max. height".

Posted by: DaveC426913 at June 30, 2006 05:41 PM

ROFL! I think the sign is *drumroll*...



Posted by: Another guy named Alex B at June 30, 2006 08:40 PM

Don't get me wrong. I have nothing wrong with this "just for fun" stuff. The thing is, this website is made to inform companies of broken experiences that they have so that they can change it, and to inform consumers of these broken experiences so they can avoid them.

Breaking it up with stuff that's "just for fun" is fine. It just seems there's been a very high percentage of "just for fun" recently.

Posted by: WiglyWorm at June 30, 2006 11:14 PM

wa wa wa

Posted by: tictic at July 1, 2006 04:57 AM

My buddy is so dumb. We were in a store and he saw a sign that said, "Wet Floor" .... so he did.

Posted by: Jestforfun at July 2, 2006 06:42 AM

I contend that this is a legitimate post. This sign uses humor to make the point that sometimes the "C.Y.A." phenomonon, that was recently discussed in previous posts, causes more important warnings to get lost in the mess of lesser warnings.

By the way, this picture appeared in the "Signs of the times" slideshow posted 1st of april 2004.

Posted by: Sean P at July 3, 2006 03:28 PM

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