Submitted by: dunno source via Oddly Specific
This button would be much more useful on a ship
Why are there street cones surrounding a tree with caution tape?
well one simple and racist explanation for that. they are black. and everything that is black is deemed dangerous by the united state gov’t ,so therfore they put cones and caution tape to warn others( i guess its not just with people anymore)
Christopher Columbus approaches, presses the button. “That was easy…”
Somebody’s gotta tell Christopher Colombus.
@Rawrii: My guess is, they’re newly planted and they want people to stay away from them til they’re biggier or take root, or something
Just make sure you don’t have a fly on your shoulder or something when you do, otherwise you’ll be in trouble.
Lol, old movies WIN, sparrow! 🙂
Hi Lance! lol
I’m not usually the one to cry photoshop, but the space between CROSS and ATLANTIC makes me think that there is a word missing.
I agree wil Devil Dan, and at least to me, the “ATLANTIC” seems to be slightly thinner than the other words, but that may be because I assume this to be shopped.
The space is fairly common. Because the sign might need to say “South” or “Martin L. King” they leave a lot of space on the standard template.
There’s lots of cities with streets named Atlantic.
Hmm, from a logical standpoint, it’s hard to decide on whether it’s shopped or not… I mean, the street could be Atlantic Ave. or something. Then again, Humm is correct: the word “atlantic” is of a thinner font than the other words.
However, the top portion (Press Button To Cross) of these types of signs will be printed directly onto the metal immediately after being cut, along with the white background and the black rounded rectangle outline.
The street names (if that is what it is) would be printed on afterwards. The fonts may not match exactly.
Furthermore, the vanishing points of the frames of the letters don’t match. This either means a ‘shop or the aforementioned printing issue.
Looking at it, my guess was someone scraped a word off.
I did a little checking in Paint Shop Pro, overlaying the image on itself. The font on Atlantic is not thinner than the font on the other words; it is the same font, it’s just that the letters in ATLANTIC are mostly thin letters, and this is not a monospaced typeface. The C in Atlantic is the same as the C in cross; in fact, it’s nigh on a perfect match. The Ts in Atlantic are the same as the ones in button, once one accounts for the marginally different angle caused by perspective. The N is a bit harder to judge, as the one in button is mostly worn off, but what little there is to match on, matches. Given that the letters in Atlantic show some wear (and on letters without similar wear in the other words), and that the typical Photoshopper would be unlikely to think of adding wear to the letters while forgetting to put the word close to the rest of the text, I’m inclined to believe that the sign is legitimate, and that “Atlantic” is the street name.
I believe it. Here in Corpus Christi, we have a street called Ocean Drive. And there are crosswalk buttons that say “To cross Ocean, push button, wait for walk sign”.
@MRL – you’re my hero for going to all that trouble just to see if it was shopped!
One of the major streets where I live is Atlantic (Blvd.). Not a big deal.
I’ve seen the same sign that Zemlya mentioned in Corpus Christi, Texas. It was a joke among my friends when I lived there. Somebody finally mentioned it to Reader’s Digest about 10 years ago and got $ for the write-up.
Now this, my friends, is the future.
does a rubber friggin dingy pop out or something when you hit the button??? lmao
HA! I know where that is. It’s Atlantic Street in Stamford, Connecticut.
I really hope that the other side of Atlantic has the same button there! 🙂
Well, obviously this button doesn’t put you on the Titanic.
That was easy.
I think Ben Gibbard just crapped himself
If only they had that button on the Titanic…
Aye, but the transporters have gone off line.
Ok, WHO invented the transporter and forgot to tell me about it?
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