Posting vignettes based on great postcards found in my mail box and elsewhere.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Enjoy The Park

This sign sent by Steve from Montana represents the nightmare of government over-regulation. There are rumors that the current Tea Party movement is debating convening here for its next annual convention. They want to add "No Taxation" to the list.

I especially like rule number five, "No Parking." I guess the municipality was attempting to kill two birds with one stone: reduce our collective carbon footprint and prevent unwanted pregnancies. The small lettering at the bottom is especially telling. It reads, "Trespassers will be Ventilated."

This postcard brought to mind a song, Signs, from the 1970's.

"Sign, sign everywhere as sign

Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind

Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?"

This anthem of the hippie era was written by Canadian Les Emmerson. The song was first recorded by the Five Man Electrical Band. You can read about the band and read the complete lyrics here.


  1. They should add NO READING to the top of the list.

  2. That would be perfect. It would confirm the catch-22 of this entire sign. The reader would be in violation just by reading "No Reading."

  3. Steve didn't happen to ask about the origins of a certain gold digger, did he? I got the same card.

  4. Yeah, I think he's smitten. We're trading some cards. He has some wonderful images.