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The Grump
04-01-2010, 10:15 PM
Hey, I miss them. They used to make cross-country trips bearable (even with three kids in the car).

CaoPaux
04-01-2010, 10:46 PM
Before my time, alas, but one of the niftier items of Americana, IMO. http://www.fiftiesweb.com/burma.htm

MaryMumsy
04-02-2010, 05:27 AM
I'm old enough to remember them. The AZ department of transportation uses Burma Shave type signs (only white on green) to remind the clueless to watch out for deer and elk on our rural roads. They are only partially effective. We still lose a number of clueless each year, and even more of the poor deer and elk.

MM

Puma
04-02-2010, 06:30 AM
Loved the Burma Shave signs. When I saw the thread re-name this morning it made me instantly nostalgic. Puma

friendlyhobo
04-02-2010, 09:06 AM
As a young whippersnapper, trying to understand what you ancients are talking about, those were the signs of a few words each, in succession, making a little rhyme? 'Cause there are people who still make them today, except instead of advertising a product, they are gun-nuts and anti-choice folks. They make trips funny, until you realize what they whole thing says. I wish I could remember one for an example...

Cyia
04-02-2010, 09:14 AM
Our local radio station used to read those old ads on Saturday nights. They don't do it anymore, and to be honest, I kind of miss 'em.

aruna
04-02-2010, 11:04 AM
I never heard of them before. What a great idea!
Here are a few more.
http://www.fiftiesweb.com/burma1.htm

Chasing the Horizon
04-02-2010, 11:32 AM
I am not old enough to remember such things, thankfully.

shaldna
04-02-2010, 11:59 AM
Hhaha. We have those in Ireland. Although they are usually always for sales and stuff, car dealerships.

aruna
04-02-2010, 02:24 PM
I am not old enough to remember such things, thankfully.
Why thankfully?

Matera the Mad
04-03-2010, 06:10 AM
Oh, oh, i has got idea from this :D

Loved 'em when I was a kid.

Shadow_Ferret
04-03-2010, 06:36 AM
Spring has sprung,
the grass is riz,
I wonder where,
the birdies is?
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/shadow_ferret/wood.jpg

Libbie
04-03-2010, 06:38 AM
The bearded lady
Read our jingle
And now she is
No longer single
http://billboardandoutdoorconsulting.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/BurmaShave.223171310_std.jpg