These are from Frisco, Colorado (near Keystone, Arapahoe, Copper mountains) and I get to pass the A&W every time I go over there to ski. They're usually more interesting, sometimes they're more fire & brimstoney, but I like how the message is never important enough to replace the cheese curds/cheese fries advertisement.


I saw a picture of one that read:


I'm not sure they thought that one through quite enough.


When I was visiting my dad in Florida I saw this on a church sign.

"Avoid truth decay. Brush up on your Bible."

It sounds suspiciously like something from the Colbert Report.


I'm actually the guy who puts the messages on the sign for my church, and every two months or so, some old person or rural person puts a giant list of horrendously tacky or dense potential messages in my small mailbox. All of them have certain "rural"/dense characteristics, like mentioning "blue collar"/unfunny humor, or Wal-Mart.

However, someone came up to me this morning, with the brilliant idea that any new messages should be abbreviated, like it's a middle schooler's text message. As in GOD IS HERE 4 U. WHERE R U AT? Needless to say, it got promptly rejected.

Also, GOD'S LAST NAME IS NOT DAMNIT will be going up on the sign next week, no matter how many people complain.


"Want to get into heaven? Inquire within."

This was in Mobile, AL. I'm assuming when you go inside to ask about heaven, they just shoot you.


I really wanted to know what the sermon was about.

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