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And for something completely different, Ben noticed this poorly-placed escape door just above a parking lot in Milwauke, Wisconson.

 

While hanging out at "Scotland's Secret Bunker" - a Scottish government hideout for a nuclear war now turned tourist attraction - Ian Gent noticed this disturbing note posted. Thankfully, he had a chance to send the picture before 4:00.

 

Candy Schwartz was a bit perplexed by this sign at The Stone Zoo near Stoneham, MA. As it turned out, it's a Massachusetts phrase meaning that you can only STAY in your parked car if you are dead.

 

Having seen the most unfriendly order confirmation page, ever, Travis Schettler has never been more tempted to contact customer service to see if his order was received...

 

This pic from Jorge spaeks for itself...

 

And finally, some classic computer ads dug up by Mark Bowytz...

"What are a viking, Edgar Allen Poe, Chief Sitting Bull, Jerry Orbach, Admiral Lord Nelson, and the Burger King all looking for in a small business computer system? For starters, an imitation leather case.

 

"I bet you didn't know that The Incredible Hulk worked a brief stint as a hand model for reporting software...

 

"Who needs 'Clippy' when your word processor's mascot is a freaking cougar?"