Business As Usual In Florida


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Rich,

That's funny.

It reminds me of a video I saw a while back by Seth Godin. Some of the examples he gives in the lecture of things that are "broken" (like your sign) are hilarious.

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Here is the website he mentioned: This is Broken.

Looks like another dude bought it, but it still has a lot of funny stuff on it.

Michael

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Are those alligators, or dead pedestrians run over by Florida's senior citizens?

A fair question. In Florida, there are basically three types of drivers: the old, the crazy, and the crazy old. Accidents always go up whenever the "snow birds" come back down for the winter, bringing their pace with them. For some reason, when they first arrive, they are in some kind of annoyed, petulant frenzy--very rude across the boards. I remember when I first came here, my friend and I were standing in line at a CVS, and one of them blasted right in front of us--cut to the front of the line, and yelled at us for being in his way. We said "Go back up North." It's one reason when we bought a car, we decided on a big, older Cadillac--it's good to have a lot of steel and size surrounding you. People cut through parking lots and don't stop for anything. On highways, the concept of "merging" is mostly lost. You add in the giant trucks and motorcycles, and it's quite the thing. But once you know what to look for, it's really not too bad. There are signs to watch out for. Like, if you see a large, late-model car with an AARP or AAA sticker, go to alert. If you see a little head just barely poking up around the height of the steering wheel, more alert. If it's a guy smoking a cigar, you are doomed. Sometimes, they fall asleep waiting at red lights.

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Alligator hitch hikers?? What has the world come to!?

Are those alligators, or dead pedestrians run over by Florida's senior citizens?

A fair question. In Florida, there are basically three types of drivers: the old, the crazy, and the crazy old. Accidents always go up whenever the "snow birds" come back down for the winter, bringing their pace with them. For some reason, when they first arrive, they are in some kind of annoyed, petulant frenzy--very rude across the boards. I remember when I first came here, my friend and I were standing in line at a CVS, and one of them blasted right in front of us--cut to the front of the line, and yelled at us for being in his way. We said "Go back up North." It's one reason when we bought a car, we decided on a big, older Cadillac--it's good to have a lot of steel and size surrounding you. People cut through parking lots and don't stop for anything. On highways, the concept of "merging" is mostly lost. You add in the giant trucks and motorcycles, and it's quite the thing. But once you know what to look for, it's really not too bad. There are signs to watch out for. Like, if you see a large, late-model car with an AARP or AAA sticker, go to alert. If you see a little head just barely poking up around the height of the steering wheel, more alert. If it's a guy smoking a cigar, you are doomed. Sometimes, they fall asleep waiting at red lights.

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I've seen better Photoshops.

You think the sign is photoshopped? The rest of it looks like a genuine scene from the Florida wetlands. They need to be preserved!

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You think the sign is photoshopped? The rest of it looks like a genuine scene from the Florida wetlands. They need to be preserved!

The perspective of the sign and the poles is wrong (it looks like one of those impossible figures) and the color saturation/contrast of the sign is different from the rest of the picture. My first impression was that it didn't belong to the picture, but was an extra caption over the image. Well, that is in fact what it is.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hmm now that I look at it I think I see it also.

The words look wrong and the posts on the sign totally don't match the perspective of the road poles.

You think the sign is photoshopped? The rest of it looks like a genuine scene from the Florida wetlands. They need to be preserved!

The perspective of the sign and the poles is wrong (it looks like one of those impossible figures) and the color saturation/contrast of the sign is different from the rest of the picture. My first impression was that it didn't belong to the picture, but was an extra caption over the image. Well, that is in fact what it is.

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