Once upon a time, the blog Hyperbole and a Half was the only thing worth reading on the internet. Funny stories and hilariously bad MSPaint drawings made them worth reading and re-reading, and the image of the blog’s author getting ready to “clean all the things” took off online as a hype picture – something to get people excited.
This person knew it was just colorful, energetic, and eye-catching enough to act as the perfect sign to draw people into the yard sale they were having. Of course, anybody who has been on the internet probably thinks this picture is ancient history.
Having a car hit your fence is obviously no fun, but having it happen over and over becomes an incredible annoyance. Those things are expensive! This fence is right next to a small local church that apparently ministers to the poor drivers of the community.
Since it became such an issue, the fence owner has put up at least four signs, including a big colorful one in an attempt to calm things down. However, it looks like the fences have been ignored – the left side of the picture shows us a big dent in the chain link. Read the signs, people.
We Will, uh, Try?
This certainly isn't the kind of sign that you'll see with any regularity. How many people have horses that they'll take into town? How many towns have an area that is referred to as the "common"? And how many places combine both of those groups into one exceptionally strange place?
As you might guess, this sign is from the UK. Such classic ambiance and somewhat outdated worries are right at home in Jolly Old England (or whichever zone this is from). Don't worry, you won't be seeing any of our horses on the common. We think. We're still not totally sure what that means.
Who Knows What Will Happen?
It's a good idea to follow safety signs whenever they're posted. This one seems like a particularly good one to follow, just because of the artwork. Don't go swimming or a terrible nest of sea snakes will drag you down to the depths.
Maybe this sign is also a warning – don't go swimming, or this sodden, dripping, drowned man will come and get you. He has a lot of pamphlets about how dangerous it is to swim in some places. This sign is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which means this sign might be warning you of hungry, hungry gators.
Thanks for the Warning
Is it a warning? Maybe it's a promise. This sign says that there are river monsters. The water beyond doesn't even look like a river – it looks more like a big lake or a sea. So why would this sign be so close to water if it isn't even a river? It's like you can't trust anybody these days.
And what would the purpose of the sign be? River monsters wanted, perhaps? We don't know about you, but we don't see a whole lot of river monsters these days. Not even in rivers. They're all retiring and getting houses upstate.