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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).

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

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.


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

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...

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.

04-02-2010, 11:04 AM
I never heard of them before. What a great idea!
Here are a few more.

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

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

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.

04-03-2010, 06:36 AM
Spring has sprung,
the grass is riz,
I wonder where,
the birdies is?

04-03-2010, 06:38 AM
The bearded lady
Read our jingle
And now she is
No longer single