Thursday, August 25, 2011

Street signage: Prague edition

Just around the corner from Jan Švankmajer's studio.
The large figure is probably the Goalem, who will keep mechanically kicking goals until Umpirabbi Loew shows him the red flag printed with the characters met.* Doctors Faustus and Dee are not allowed to play any more because invoking the hand of god to touch the ball is totally not fair.

* Loew was the inventor of word-verification. Not many people know that.

17 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Is that sign encouraging vehicles to run over the children?
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vacuumslayer said...

This sign is so simple. It clearly says that if you leave your house, there's a chance of your slipping and falling in front of car or a Giant. Duh! You have to understand, slipping around in front of giants is something that happens all the time in Prague.

w/v is pookaju, which will soon be a new Pokemon character

mikey said...

The sign is clearly an educational gang recruitment medium.

It's demonstrating that a bunch of kids can hang out, desultorily kicking a soccer ball around, until somebody walks by, whereupon they can all run over and beat him and take his shit.

But it points out that they are at the same time at risk of drive by shooting, which forms the public service message component.

It also shows the jail, where they all will end up from time to time for various amounts of time, reminding the selfish little bastards to go visit Uncle Ralph on Friday between ten and two...

fish said...

I think one of those kids isn't really U9.

Substance McGravitas said...

Oncoming houses are at least as dangerous as oncoming cars.

tigris said...

"Do not place army men on Hungry Hungry Hippo board."

Another Kiwi said...

"Warning: False messiahs may cause stiff-armed-running-about-disease. Hide in your car or house or distract the mobs with a soccer ball!"
All the more reason to stay in a Pilsner pub and drink to keep the false messiahs away

Smut Clyde said...

I am surprised that no-one has mentioned the ORB. Perhaps no-one else can see it.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

It's the international Zombocalypse warning sign.

tigris said...

Needs more shotguns.

Smut Clyde said...

One must be prepared to improvise against the footballing hordes.

tigris said...

The train is good, but I think the plunger would just annoy most zombies.

Smut Clyde said...

The plan with the plunger is to distract the zombie by making it think it is really a Dalek.

Smut Clyde said...

Haven't you ever stuck a plunger to your belly and lurched around the house intoning EX-TERM-IN-ATE EX-TERM-IN-ATE?

tigris said...

I think giving the zombie a plunger would be a mistake in that it would make the brain removal process that much easier. And no, but I have put it on my knee and pretended to be a pirate. Needless to say, don't put any weight on it. This will not work at all with a model train, but if you must try shoot for G gauge.

J— said...

I think one of those kids isn't really U9.

Show us the birth certificate!

I think they still play mob football in some parts of Britain on special occasions. Maybe every day is Mob Football Day in Prague.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Haven't you ever stuck a plunger to your belly and lurched around the house intoning EX-TERM-IN-ATE EX-TERM-IN-ATE?

We don't need to hear about your sexytimes, Smut.