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Signs around the city
« on: April 04, 2011, 03:50:33 PM »
I noticed that I took a bunch of photos of signs on my extended shoot yesterday, including a sign about signs:







According to these signs, it'll cost certain segments of the population $2.00 less on particular days of the week to use a crosswalk (don't laugh - it'll happen someday):







How do I know that? I asked this person:







However, I forgot to ask the consultant where the missing letters on these two Main Street businesses are:







Speaking of missing letters, we all know the Bowler City sign with the changeable messages, but did you ever look at its other side?







Got a dirty hand?







Gotta make the Editor happy:







I wasn't aware that there was a new high school in town:







Enough confusing signs for you here on Anderson Street?







This is a compressed shot. I was standing on the NE corner of Union and Anderson about 3 blocks away, taking a picture of a train coming into the station and blew up this part of the picture when I saw all the signs.


Time to sign off..........

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Re: Signs around the city
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2011, 12:47:40 AM »
I found two more - one on River St and a two-for-one on Main St:

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Re: Signs around the city
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2011, 09:52:32 PM »
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Re: Signs around the city
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2011, 11:41:54 PM »
I have seen those signs a million times but never like that. Nice captures.

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Re: Signs around the city
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2011, 09:10:05 AM »
Thanks.

I know you're quite familiar with these two entities and have seen this image many times before, but have you ever thought of a Jim Carrey movie when you saw it?

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Re: Signs around the city
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2011, 09:23:51 AM »
Could Bruce really be "The AlMighty Bed King"? Mr. Sears definitely had the upper hand over Mr. Roebuck, a shameful public display of power.

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Re: Signs around the city
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2011, 09:32:04 AM »

I met Bruce once, a long time ago. That's an image of his in his swaggering days, the disco era no doubt.  He closed down his store on a highway to be in Hackensack. 

He said there is nothing better for his business than luring in Sears customers.  He doesn't even have to provide parking, they can walk across the street.

Does Bruce still own and run that store ?  And I wonder what he think's of Bob's.

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Re: Signs around the city
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2011, 10:08:33 AM »
Does Bruce still own and run that store ?  And I wonder what he think's of Bob's.

"Bob's........." what? Bob's Stores?

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Re: Signs around the city
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2011, 11:39:05 AM »
Does Bruce still own and run that store ?

Bruce is still going strong, apparently, according to http://www.brucethebedking.com/about.nxg.

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Re: Signs around the city
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2011, 01:57:56 PM »

YEP, that's where I bought my bedroom set, Bob's.  And my living room set, and my dining room set.  I only needed to see their commercial ONCE, and I was completedly sold and never forgot it.  No gimmicks, no sales, no nonsense, just straightforward low prices and quality products.   Bob must be reading my mind, and if he puts everyone else out of business I don't care.

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Re: Signs around the city
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2011, 06:12:24 PM »
Bob's Stores doesn't sell furniture - just clothing.

Are you thinking of Bob's Discount Furniture - the place that sells cheap, crappy furniture and has that idiot guy on the commercials who can't stop BOB-ing his head up and down like a true Bobblehead?


Check this out:

http://bobs-discount-furniture.pissedconsumer.com/


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Re: Signs around the city
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2011, 02:35:47 PM »
These signs are perfectly readable if you're already on the lot somewhere between these cars and the back end of the building:

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Re: Signs around the city
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2011, 06:56:14 PM »

Yes, of course.  Bob's Discount Furniture is the big competitor of local furniture and bedding stores everywhere. Not to be confused with Bob's stores, which even I did as a customer.

It's interesting how many consumer complaints they have.

I am very happy with all my Bob's furniture, and they even came out to fix the dining room table that I damaged a few weeks after buying it, when I was moving it.  They didn't charge me a dime for it even though it was completely my fault.  I would recommend them to anybody looking for intermediate quality furniture, at rock bottom prices.  I'm not ready to call for "Bob for President", but if I wanted a business leader to run this country, I would certainly vote for him before The Donald.

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Re: Signs around the city
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2011, 08:16:32 PM »
 Bob The Bird King?

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Re: Signs around the city
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2011, 01:50:04 PM »
1. Photo lab or studio? Embroidery.

2. Message for airplanes?

3. It's what it says it is.

4. "No, officer..........honest!"

5. Looks like not enough space.

6. I never noticed that they painted over their window for their ad.......

7. ...........and also painted over their pipes.

8. My camera caught it.............twice.

9. See any school buses?

10. None of the other pictures were taken on whatever street this is.



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