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16 Responses:

  1. grahams says:

    we spotted this gem on a beach in San Sebastián:

    No olympics?

    • They're Basque. If you have olympics they will have to blow it up.

    • chuck_lw says:

      I'll take a guess and say that it means no sports of any kind.

      Or maybe they just ban any Olympic event (American football and auto racing are fine).

    • waider says:

      Funnily enough, someone recently provided Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council (the local maintainers, erectors, etc. of such things) to plaster some rather scenic beaches with large signposts - a good 12 to 15 feet tall, and three feet or more wide - listing all the things you're not allowed do on these beaches. And it's quite a list. Of course, being a generic list, you get a standard prohibition (!) on driving your car off the end of the open pier even in locations that have no pier, much less an open one. Good to see my tax €s are being spent wisely.

    • wisn says:

      It says you can freeride your wheelchair and leave your furniture and babies on the beach. That sign's okay with me.

  2. gryazi says:

    That's New York for you.

    Aside from all the other weird stuff that can go on in a city cemetery, there was a mild epidemic of gravestone tipping up here, maybe more towards the gothy part of the '90s. Mostly skinheads smashing Jewish headstones, but I always thought there was something poetically futile about kids getting drunk and trying to beat up death.

    I mean, take the hate crime and property destruction out of that and you'd have a religious ritual. Or at least a really bitchin' piñata.

  3. skreidle says:

    The comments to that post are excellent, too.

    • I especially like the way people who live in the area keep coming on and offering explanations for why the cemetery owners have gotten so anal, and the posters who know nothing about the situation keep ignoring them. Including the guy who's complaining that we should just trust people to be naturally considerate.

  4. dwaleberry says:

    That place looks forbidding.

  5. strathmeyer says:

    Ah, yes, as a dog owner I love it when signs are ambiguous or obviously not enforced.

  6. rhodamine says:

    hahaha thanks for the linkage :)

  7. expeditus says:

    Sand Dune Park in Manhattan Beach:

  8. gytterberg says:

    The last one on that page... the signage is the least awful thing about that photo.

    What a sadistic abusive rapist of a father Mr. Giacalone must have been for his children to do that to him.

  9. matthewsim says:

    This quote ">from Joel Spolsky often comes to mind:

    The other day I was taking the train from the Newark Airport back to Manhattan. Besides being in general disrepair, the only thing to read was a large sign that explained very sternly and in great detail that if you misbehaved, you would be put off the train at the next stop and the police would be summoned. And I thought, 99.99999% of the people who read that sign ain't gonna be misbehavin', and the misbehavors couldn't care less what the sign says. So the net result of the sign is to make honest citizens feel like they're being accused of something, and it doesn't deter the sociopaths at all, and it just reminds the good citizens of New Jersey endlessly that they're in Newark, Crime Capital, where sociopaths get on the train and do Unpleasant Things and Make a Scene and have to be Put Off and the Police Summoned.