Jan 4, 2007

Pedestrian Crossing With Odd Malfunction

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(Washington, DC) This Georgetown traffic signal seems to be indicating something other than a safe street crossing; I'll leave to the imagination of readers exactly what this sign means. I would normally posit that you can "click to enlarge," but that might be construed as overly suggestive.

The malfunction appears to be a combination of the two signal options, but with unusual results.

At the left is the signal for a safe crossing: a white human outline walking. This person seems a bit hurried, but not exhibiting any of the strange appendages of the first photo.

At least, no visible appendages are apparent on the symbolic pedestrian, who strides purposefully along his way, oblivious to the sudden change that he will soon experience.

The next photo is of the "Do Not Cross" variety, featuring an orange hand in the upraised "Stop" position.

Even more interesting is the fact that the malfunctioning sign flashes (pun only slightly intended) on and off as the light is about to change, making the orange appendage seem, well, throbbing.

Feel free to create your own caption for the first photo in the comments section. I am intrigued to see the level of depravity to which visitors might sink.

Yes, I ran this picture before, but I am reposting it for grins and a photo contest.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ha!

--JD

Anonymous said...

Sweet. Is the sign indicating a public exposure zone?

Stephanie said...

Here's a possible caption:

The Devestating Consequences of CyberSex: Stage Six of the Newly Discovered e-STD.

I thought of this because an "appendage" that large, red and "throbbing" doesn't sound like it would be particularly comfortable for either party.

microdot said...

Caution! Viagra Zone! Keep Moving!
Nothing to see! Viagra Zone! Caution!

or perhaps a sign for Rush Limbaughs favorite drugstore?

LTLOP said...

Bob used Enzyte and he is 6" happier and his wife decided to honor the achievement on a sign!

Hooda Thunkit said...

"Even more interesting is the fact that the malfunctioning sign flashes (pun only slightly intended) on and off as the light is about to change, making the orange appendage seem, well, throbbing."

Mike,

Are you sure you weren't on Melrose Ave. in L.A.?

;-)