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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 01:43 PM
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2 bulbs burn out in hospital sign, now gives very different message
Neon Elmhurst Hospital Sign Burns Out Appropriately





It was simply a case of the right bulbs going out at the wrong time. But passers-by couldn't be blamed for thinking a smirking prankster, or something much darker, was responsible when they looked up at the neon sign for Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, N.Y., which then displayed the ominous phrase "I'm hurt."

When The New York Times showed Elmhurst spokesman Dario Centorcelli a photo of what a missing E and S had wrought, he seemed surprised. "Oh, God, are we going to get this fixed?" he wondered.

We can only hope the hospital stays more on top of the situation when patients come in hurt and in need of fixing.


http://www.asylum.com/2009/11/20/neon-elmhurst-hospital...
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donco6 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 01:44 PM
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1. I think it's kinda funny.
They should leave it.
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OregonBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 01:46 PM
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2. Thanks. I needed a good laugh!!
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DebbieCDC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 01:51 PM
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3. Karma
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marybourg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 01:52 PM
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4. As a former NY'er, I still think it was a "prankster". nt.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 01:52 PM
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5. (snarfle)
Reminds me of the rhetorical challenge from some philosophy book years ago:

To *improve* a book just by changing *one character* within it.

It was then noted how high the hurdle was. The first thing is that the change has to be syntactically correct. Then it has to be grammatically correct. Then it has to be semantically correct. Finally, the change has to actually be *better* than what was originally there.

Amusing suggestions were then given, the one I recall being:

"Ball me, Ishmael"

:rofl:


(Now that I've had a minute to think about it, it is apparent that the book was Dennett: Darwin's Dangerous Idea, and he was analogizing the enormity of the "task" evolution has before it, presumably as a precursor to impressing upon the reader the essential need for time (lots and lots of it) in evolutionary recipes.)
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 01:54 PM
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6. snarf
:spray: :rofl:
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unc70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 02:08 PM
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9. New York Magazine had competitions like that -- Mary Ann Madden
Their competitions were incredible, and they took all sorts of forms. Changing a letter or a word break was one form. Others types included writing in a certain style, conversation stoppers, really specialized greating cards, sayings, etc. Collected in books "Maybe He's Dead" and "Thank you for the giant sea tortoise". One of my favorite sayins, "In numbers there is quantity."

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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 10:08 AM
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30. would I be revealing too much ignorance
if I admitted that I don't know the reference? "Ball me, Ishmael"?

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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 11:23 AM
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35. First words in Moby Dick
are "Call me Ishmael."
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bulloney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 01:56 PM
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7. I saw a sign that was supposed to have said "Now hiring - Closers"
The "C" fell off and the sign said, "Now hiring - losers"

Really makes you want to apply, doesn't it?
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 01:57 PM
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8. lol
:rofl:
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 02:41 PM
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13. My local CVS Pharmacy lost its P
It is now a harmacy.

-Hoot
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 12:40 AM
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20. I am rolling on the floor - that is hysterical!
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clear eye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 01:38 PM
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38. Probably lowered the calibre of their applicants. :-P
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 02:10 PM
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10. Wasn't that the name of the hospital in "Idiocracy"?
:rofl:
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Leftist Agitator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 02:23 PM
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11. .
Edited on Fri Nov-20-09 02:27 PM by Leftist Agitator
delete
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Leftist Agitator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 02:24 PM
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12. I work in a place called the Hotel Morgan...
Edited on Fri Nov-20-09 02:26 PM by Leftist Agitator
In Morgantown, WV.

They have a large neon sign that can be seen from most of downtown. Once, the "E", "L", and "M" went out, and this is what the sign said:

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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 02:45 PM
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14. Reminds me of how "Hells Kitchen" got its name.
There was a restaurant by the name of "Shell's Kitchen" and the light for the letter S went out.
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 02:55 PM
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15. It only hurts when I laugh. Thanks for the post. Poignant and funny.
:hi:
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 03:17 PM
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16. I understand there was once a "KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN" sign near the Detroit-Windsor border
whose lights partially burnt out so that it advertised UCKY FRIED CHICKEN.
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clear eye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 01:43 PM
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39. Oh dear!
I'm having trouble breathing. :rofl:
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flying rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 04:21 PM
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17. I have seen two different Black Angus restaurant signs
with the g not lit up.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 05:00 PM
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18. OMG, LOL!!!
That's hysterical! :rofl:
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-20-09 05:08 PM
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19. DUZY!
:rofl:
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 12:41 AM
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21. These needs to go to Leno - doesn't he do a segment on funny signs?
This is priceless.
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 07:47 AM
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22. perfect
lol
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dotymed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 08:02 AM
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23. For years
our local restaurant "Canal House' has been the "ANAL HOUSE..."
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 08:08 AM
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24. now that would be worth fixing
dontcha think? lol
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Tutankhamun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 08:26 AM
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25. It reminds me of the movie, "Motel Hell."
The place was called "Motel Hello," but a burned out bulb made it more appropriate.

I also used to laugh when the California Lottery billboard on the freeway read, "$000,000,000...I'd buy that for a dollar."
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area51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 10:42 AM
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31. Inn
That reminds me of years ago when I drove past the Mitchell Inn, and part of the sign had burned out, leaving it the "hell Inn".


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recoveringdittohed Donating Member (463 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 08:42 AM
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26. I was told about a sign in a restaurant parking lot
The sign read "These premises patrolled by uninformed officers."
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rambler_american Donating Member (565 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 08:45 AM
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27. National Lampoon
once had a photo of a neon sign for Kentucky Fried Chicken with part missing. It read
ucky fired ick


Don't know if the photo was altered in any way. It was pre-photoshop.
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Chipper Chat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 09:09 AM
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28. BUY FLICK PAINTS
I was driving down the highway several years ago and I about had a wreck when I saw this sign. Someone had connected the F and the I in Flick and now it read:

BUY FUCK PAINTS
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 09:45 AM
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29. I'm always secrectly hoping for the first "R" to turn off on Graybar Electric's sign.
Maybe one day....
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Not Sure Donating Member (334 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 11:01 AM
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32. That's great.
Years ago, my roommate begrudgingly went to work for Starbucks after working for two different independent coffee houses that both succumbed to the coffee borg that is Starbucks. Upon being issued his ballcap, which has the logo and STARBUCKS COFFEE stitched on the front, he took a green sharpie to the cap and altered the B to an F, and colored out the STAR and S in Starbucks. He worked there over two years before a manager finally noticed it. After he was issued a new cap, he did the same thing, but took out the C and EE in Coffee. I don't think he lasted much longer there after that, but he finally finished his English degree around that time anyway. To this day, I can't look at a Starbucks without seeing "FUCK COFFEE" or "FUCK OFF."
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 11:07 AM
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34. Thanks for the laugh...kandr nt
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 12:08 PM
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36. I was at the Detroit show, Sesame Street Live in the '80s
Big Bird came out in front af a huge lighted sign that said "HELLO". Yes, the "O" really did burn out.
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hmorehead Donating Member (656 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-21-09 01:03 PM
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37. And they say God doesn't have a say.
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