Submitted by: Jae via Oddly Specific
We will make sure to remain ambiguous and elusive about what we encounter.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
your er.. rod kindA sound creepy
Alas, they probably don’t mean a transdimensional space-time vortex. . .
It very well could be….they don’t know
I would say that this sign is oddly UNspecific… 🙂
They must have put up this sign when they got tired of putting up “Wet pavement ahead” signs whenever it rained and taking them down when it stopped. I mean, it’s nice to find out about road conditions from signs, but it’s a lot less trouble for them to make drivers pay attention.
Ahhh..the road not traveled
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference.” Because the road I took landed me in the hospital with a broken back and a ruptured spleen.
No, it is specifically telling you that conditions ahead are unknown. Which is odd. And specific. And therefore oddly specific. Do I need to draw you a diagram?
Wtf are you blabbering about?
The next sign after this read:
THE EXIT YOU NEEDED
12 km back the other way.
You are entering… the Heisenberg zone!
(If you want to get anywhere in particular, you’ll need to disconnect your speedometer. 🙂 )
If the sign wasn’t there, then I wouldn’t know about there being unknown conditions ahead, and I would then think that perhaps the conditions ahead were indeed known, just that -I- didn’t know them, and I would have traveled blithely onward.
However, seeing this sign, I realize that there are unknown conditions ahead, and I wonder how they knew this, since anyone investigating the conditions ahead would presumably have discovered those conditions and reported them to the sign maker.
So then, is it possible that no one has investigated the conditions ahead? Unlikely, since the road seems to continue ahead, and the roadbuilders would have reported the conditions.
Perhaps the conditions change over time, and the roadbuilders’ report is now obsolete. But then that is true of any place, yet someone chose THIS place to mark with a special sign.
So, do I dare proceed in the face of such unknown conditions?
In the immortal words of captain James T. Kirk:
We’re on the road to Nowhere.
There was a condition ahead, not rain, not mudslide, not vampires attack – these are known conditions. So it’s a condition not known to mankind.
What is it?
The Final Frontier!
Good sign! In TX we have a reversable sign that reads “Watch for ice on road”, which is displayed during the summer. On the reverse it reads “Drive Friendly” which is displayed in the winter.
Upon passing this sign, you will enter a universe where the laws of physics no longer apply, and new, strange dimensions are dominant…
A dimension of sight…
A dimension of mind…
A dimension of fail…
You are now passing the outer limits of…
The home of FailBlog…
(insert twilight zone audio sting)
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