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August 18, 2006 12:04 AM

Broken: (Just for fun) Rest area sign

Restareasign_1 Joseph Fuoco submits a picture taken in El Paso, Texas:

I saw this sign at a rest stop in El Paso that said "Award winning rest area" and underneath it, a sign that said "Beware of Rattlesnakes."


Yeah, you don't see those snakes and they don't always shake their rattles. It is better to know the risks than it is to step on a coiled one. The reason it is award winning is because of the beautiful wildlife immersion. ;)


Posted by: Cameron at August 18, 2006 12:46 AM

This plane is award winning, but that doesn't mean that there aren't snakes on it!

The thing about 'award winning' is that it's relative. It doesn't mean it's not a crappy rest stop, it just means it's not as crappy as the ones which don't advertise their snakes, or which have worse restrooms.

Posted by: gmangw at August 18, 2006 01:19 AM

Maybe they're just omitting the fact that the award is for "Most rattlesnake attacks at a rest area"

Posted by: klew at August 18, 2006 01:45 AM

"And the award for funniest sign combination at a rest stop goes to..."

But really now, considering that this is in Texas, and that rattlesnakes are very common in Texas, I'm pretty sure that there isn't a damn thing they can do about them. Well, aside from warning tourists about them.

Posted by: Haggai at August 18, 2006 08:28 AM

I'm sick of these Mother F**kin' snakes on this Mother F**kin' toilet.

Posted by: Joshua Wood at August 18, 2006 10:10 AM

What I think is broken is not the rattlesnake warning but the date.

In 1992 is won an award.

What do I care. That was 14 years ago it could be the worst rest area in Texas by now!

What award did it win? Best use of surplus yellow paint? Best job of warning tourist of snakes?

The sign should read Award winner 2006 - Cleanest Rest Stop in Texas.

No wait...who cares why are they wasting tax money on internal competitions?

Posted by: arcticJKL at August 18, 2006 04:16 PM

What's truly broken is the fact that there's a New Mexico flag on the flagpole.

Posted by: Timber at August 18, 2006 07:04 PM

What does the 1992 mean? a janotor has not laid eyes on it since 1992?

Posted by: wafflecannon at August 19, 2006 10:51 PM

_@_v - it probably is in new mexico. the rest stop looks like ersatz peublo architecture...

Posted by: she-snailie_@_v at August 20, 2006 05:53 AM

El Paso is at the interesection of Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. This rest stop may be at the state line between Texas and New Mexico (which would actually be Anthony, TX not El Paso but to a visitor this might not be relevant).

AND adobe is prevalant throughout the area.

AND I'm glad that I no longer live in El Paso :-)

Posted by: Drew Crecente at August 26, 2006 02:52 PM

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