Notices and Advertisements – 3 of 3 (for Tuesday, September 17, 2013) – FINAL, THIS SERIES
The following Notices and Advertisements are certainly “Questionable” in more ways than one. I am sure that many of the readers of these will not grasp their original intent.
61:: Newspaper Headings
a: :”Prostitutes appeal to the Pope”
b: “ Dr. Tackett gives a Talk on the Moon”
c: “Reynolds to press his suit in Rome”.
d: “Headless Blonde Found in Thames”
e: “Bar trying to help Alcoholic Lawyers”
f: “Red Tape holds up New Bridge”
g: “Joint Chiefs Head will be Replaced”
h: “Man survived 17 Days on Flying Fish”
i: “Sisters Reunited after 18 Years in a Queue in a Super-Market”
62: All the following are taken from the book “FUNNY SIGNS” compiled by the GETAWAY magazine (Ramsay Son and Parker 1999). The signs and notices etc: are supported by actual photographs.
a: In an Estate Agents Window “BUY YOUR OWN CONDOM,,,, R570 INITIAL l DEPOSIT “.
b: Notice outside a Nursery: “SUPPORT OUR AGED ROSES R35 PER BUSH”.
c: Outside a Funeral Parlor: “WE SELL COFFINS. BUY ONE AND GET ONE FREE”.
“FALSE TEETH FOR SALE. ONE OWNER”
e: Road Sign in Swaziland: “SLOW BORDER CONTROL POST AHEAD”.
f: An actual notice in a forbidden section in a Nature Reserve, Knysna:
IS THERE LIFE AFTER DEATH ? … TRESPASS HERE AND FIND OUT
g: Seen in a Namibian Coastal Town:
”TRESPASSERS WILL BE SHOT. ANY SURVIVORS WILL BE SHOT AGAIN”.
h: Seen on the Natal South Coast, South Africa :
“NEVER MIND THE DOG….BEWARE OF MY WIFE!!”
“CLOSE DOOR,,,VERY STRONG WIND”
j: Road Sign near East London: “ROUND ABOUT 500M AHEAD REDUCE SPEED”. (Not until then Hey What?!).
k: Near the Victoria Falls: “CAUTION: WILD ANIMALS DRIVE WITH CAR”.
l: In the Royal National Park: “CAUTION: CHILDREN PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY” (Do they think that there might be a Sterling Moss amongst them ?!!).
m: In Botswana: “PLEASE CLOSE THIS GATE”.(But WE are allowed to keep them open, presumably!!)
n: Warning Notice in Smitswinkel Bay, Cape Peninsula | South Africa
PLEASE DO NOT FEED OR STAMP ON THE Pofadder – Bitis arietans [Pofadder is the Afrikaans name for puff adder (snake)].
p: In a Game Park in Madagascar: “VISITORS WHO THROW LITTER INTO THIS CROCODILE ENCLOSURE WILL BE ASKED TO RETRIEVE IT”
q: Notice on a Golf Course in Northern Natal: “DANGER: UNTREATED WATER. DON’T DRINK IT OR LICK YOUR BALLS”.
r: In a Golf Club Toilet: ”Golfers are requested not to wash their balls in the sinks”
s: Sign at a Spa at the ‘Royal Swazi Sun’: “THIS IS A HEALTH SPA. YOU ARE THEREFORE ENTERING THIS POOL AREA AT YOUR OWN RISK”.
END – This three part series. –
PS: I’ve received many remarkable nature photographs over the years but this photo of a nesting Falcon is perhaps the most remarkable Nature shot that I’ve ever seen. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Nature is truly breath-taking! A FALCON NESTING IN A TREE – http://i.imgur.com/YW6Fufm.jpg