Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Sign, Sign, Everywhere A Sign...

Jul 26, 2005
Highway Signs in Easthampton, Mass., Bear the Outline of Alabama
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) - The highway signs at the intersection of Routes 10 and 141 might make you think you'd taken a wrong turn and wound up in the Deep South.
Amid the staid Yankee surroundings of this western Massachusetts town, the recently installed signs bear the outline of the state of Alabama, squashed to fit the square shape.
The incorrect signs had been up about a week when Joe Pipczynski, Easthampton's superintendent of public works, was alerted by a state Highway Department worker.
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I don't understand how this could happen.
Alabama signs couldn't be more distinctive from Massachusetts signs.
Let's examine first, a sign from Alabama:


Look at the outline of that state. Does that look even remotely like this?


Of course not.
Moreover, Massachusetts signage can be clearly distinguished in other ways.

First, owing to its revolutionary past, Massachusetts signs are very often Colonial in nature.
Compare:


Massachusetts


Alabama

Secondly, because of their starkly different political leanings, people from Massachusetts say things differently from Alabamians.
Compare:

Alabama


Massachusetts

Finally, Alabamians are simple folk.
They say what they mean, mean what they say, and let it go at that.
For example:


Massachusetts, the other hand...well they just can't say enough.




Yep.

11 comments:

DK said...

Democrats no best, your site is for idiots.

spd rdr said...

Democrats know best, and you've proven you're right. Thanks for dropping by.

Jehane said...

Oh, this is really, really bad. You should be ashamed of yourself.

I really don't know what to say, because I used to live in Massachusetts.

Well, actually, yes, I do:

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Jehane said...

Actually come to think of it I lived in Alabama briefly too.

spd rdr said...

I've got ties to both, so I know from what I speak.

Jehane said...

post self-censored by author until she stops laughing.

Pile On® said...

dk tees one up, spd hits the sweet spot.

Very funny post.

KJ said...

Great post spd. And what a maroon. I went to dk's site. He calls himself a libertarian and a Democrat. Which only proves he doesn't know (or "no") the meaning of one of those words.

Pile On® said...

To a Democrat, libertarian means they want people to be able to have sex whenever and where ever with whatever they want. Thats liberty, usually it means they aren't getting any.

spd rdr said...

Evidently the real "dk" is having a serious problem with some idot named "Eddie" that is dropping exactly the same kind of stupid posts all over the place and linking them back to dk's site. I'm cutting the real dk some slack here. Poor guy.

KJ said...

Fair enough. I'll cut "dk" some slack. I still don't know what a "progressive libertarian" is though. Sounds stragely Democratic.

Anyway, I never noticed that Alabama had testicles before.