Anyone who has
ever hit the open road has seen a sign that sends them into hysterics.
America has been posting these roadside bloopers online since
1996, building an online
gallery like none other on the Web.
the best of RTA's collection is available in book form. Reflecting
over a decade's worth of photographing actual mixed-up marquees,
billboard blunders and signs of all types discovered along city
streets, country roads, major freeways and back roads, CAUTION:
FUNNY SIGNS AHEAD features images captured by 95 photographers
from all over the United States, Canada, and beyond.
Each page presents
a color photograph of an ironic, suggestive, absurd, mislabeled
or otherwise amusing sign. Photographed by everyday Americans on
vacations and road trips, the signs featured in this collection
cover the gamut from street signs marking the corner of Lonesome
and Hardup Road to less-than-persuasive billboards for local businesses
like Blue Ball Hotel. Check out the list
America's CAUTION: FUNNY SIGNS AHEAD is available through Amazon.com
and at bookstores nationwide!
from the side of the road, shop fronts and those wonderfully-American
boards where they can change the message every day. From the rude
(Beaver Liquor Inc.), through unthinking juxtapositions (Cemetery
Lane / Dead End) to the plain unfathomable (Cat Crap), this is a
great read and an even better gift.
Thody, Leeds, UK
are some street signs that cause double takes, restaurant names
that will give you pause, and an amazing number of signs that include
the word "dump" in an incongruous manner. If you're looking
for a gift for someone who loves to laugh, you've found it."
Cowden, author of Cruising for Love
Funny Signs Ahead is an extensive collection of bizarre, humorous,
and otherwise visually-arresting signs rounded up for your enjoyment.
This roadie's personal favorites include 'No Smoking on Campus Prohibited'
and 'Brakeless Trucks Use Freeway'"
Knowles, author of Route
66 Adventure Handbook
like roadside double entendres
You'll definitely enjoy Caution:
Funny Signs Ahead. My favorite is the motel in South Dakota
that proudly advertises, "Imaginary Friends Stay Free."
Peterson, author of Ramble:
A Field Guide to the U.S.A.
"...I loved National Lampoon's True Facts books that
featured humorous road signs and billboards, but that was 20 years
ago. Caution: Funny Signs Ahead is a wacky collection of
unintentionally hilarious wordings..."
A. Butko, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, author of Greetings
From the Lincoln Highway
excellent choice to leave out on a table at any party, it'll have
everyone in the room laughing..."
Paiva, Redwood City, California, author of Lost
America: The Abandoned Roadside West
is the perfect 'anytime' gift book -- don't take a bottle of wine
-- buy a bunch of these and take one next time! This book deserves
a sequel already."
White, author of Live
Your Road Trip Dream
is a collection of some of the funniest signs on the road, photographed
by ordinary people. It's just not possible to look through them
without laughing! Perfect stocking stuffer for Christmas."
Dickman, Bremen, Germany
small price, it is the perfect item for that office gift exchange.
This book would be a great addition to any coffee table and I'm
ordering a copy for each of my family members..."
Thurman, Tempe, Arizona
to spend some time there, because you can't just look at one sign
and move on. If you're like me, you'll 'just one more' your way
through the entire online collection."
Pankey, Chatsworth, Georgia
trying to find something different AND special for Christmas this
year. I found it in this hilarious book -- my cheeks (facial) are
sore from laughing so hard. Don't miss a chance to own this book.
Wilkerson, Bozeman, Montana
be a great gift -- a perfect way to light up someone's day..."
Mormon, Henderson, Nevada
just had words with a coworker, your dog died, or you're just having
a bad day, Caution: Funny Signs Ahead is the perfect way
to just yourself a lift..."
Kappen, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Funny Sign Contributors whose photographs are published in this
Robert B. Blalock
Janelle M. Chang
Janet & Robert Daniel
Michael H. Dickman
Peter M. Lighthall
Rich & Steven Madow
Eric J. Miller
Terry & Carole Moran
Nancy G. Murphy
Rod & Judy Ness
David & Natalie Rayburn
Aleisha Dawn Rosse
R. Charles Siple
Nancy Koch Winter