Submitted by: Brodie
I have to say I like this one, even though it’s obviously posed. The dude looked at the sign, noticed the digging guy on the sign also looked a lot like an umbrella opening guy, and said, “Hey, get the camera and an umbrella!”
Still it’s a great picture.
Oddly specific comment?
LOL. Just what I was thinking.
Naw, man. Shovels are too dangerous.
And there I thought the dude is standing there all the time and they put the signs up to warn drivers of him.
Yes, but the sign artist got it wrong because his right arm is forward and not as drawn. Also he is wearing a hat.
No, no, no! The sign obviously calls for a LONG-handled umbrella!
Looks a bit bigger too, like a patio umbrella.
Posed or not, this is totally blowing my mind.
I don’t get it, what else would the “Warning: Men Singing in the Rain” sign be depicting?
This joke has been around since they remade the signs in England in the 60’s.
That sign’s been known as “Man having trouble opening umbrella” for decades.
There’s nothing oddly specific about it, just a guy acting out a joke that’s been around since before he was born.
The Oddly Specific bit would be the arrow, which I believe is not of the type permitted by TSRGD.
Vivian Stanshall put out an LP in the 1970s called “Men Opening Umbrellas Ahead”. Seeing this picture reminded me to look it up, and it was finally reissued, this summer. Get the CD, because you will want the cover art!
Stupid stickman is mocking me again, isn’t he.
That fellow in the background has a more suitable umbrella than this guy…
Thanks for clarifying that…I just thought he woke up to find “my man be out”!
that is the “man struggling with umbrella” sign
that guy in the background is the friggin governator! seriously! look at him!
This is just the european sign for “construction site”. The arrow below it indicates that the sign above only applies to those who turn left at the next crossing. There’s nothing funny about this.
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