Thursday, January 12, 2012

Street sign thief!


Yes it's a one way street sign. Yes it's pretty dirty. But look more closely... Something should put a smile on your face, like it did on mine... Yes, the  little guy that looks like he's stealing the white rectangle inside this street sign! I have no idea who did this, but apparently there as several ones in Paris and I find it quite amusing. that's all for today ;-) Update: here is the Facebook page of the artist who makes these little guys.

18 comments:

  1. I saw this rectangle stealing guy last year in Rome. Was he there for a vacation?

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  2. I saw these all over Rome and a few in Florence in April. They appeared on a variety of traffic signs. Some are very clever. A one way sign (do not enter) like yours had a decal of a driver, steering wheel, and rear view mirror, as if the white stripe is a windshield of a car coming at you. A dead end sign (looks like a T or a crucifix) had a decal of a pieta at its base. I'll send you a couple. I think they are really fun.

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  3. I think it's fantastic. And there's a little Eiffel Tower, too! See it?

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  4. Seems there are a number of these very clever thieves ;-)

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  5. I saw some of these signs in cities I can't quite remember. They all managed to put a smile on my face. Pure fun!

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  6. such a clever capture. happy birthday, eric!

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  7. He's all over the place, it seems! Here's a recent one I spotted.

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  8. LOL That is funny! I'm so glad to see that a sense of humor, real humor, is alive and well.

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  9. Is he stealing it or putting it back?
    Perhaps Sab's naughty little man goes round stealing them and Eric's nice little man follows him round putting them back.

    I've heard there is a black market for white rectangles, in the grey economy.

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  10. This brought a great smile to my face too.

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  11. What Christie said. (And I've had people actually try to tell me that the French have no sense of humor! Can you imagine?)

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  12. @Drummond "I've heard there is a black market for white rectangles, in the grey economy." LOOOOOOL! yeah probably sold at Les puces

    @Alexa "(And I've had people actually try to tell me that the French have no sense of humor! Can you imagine?)" Yeah, right!

    @Jeff. Yeas apparently the guy who does that lives in Italy. I just found his Facebook page thanks to Tim's comment.

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