It's one thing to make an edgy joke when you're with friends, but completely next level to put it on a sign in public. Yet some people, including business owners, have both the wit and the courage to try it and pull it off.

Mocking rude past customers in order to attract new ones... Teasing current employees... Nothing is off-limits if you know how to go about it. And don't worry—your joke won't be lost even when you have to take down the sign. If it's really good, someone will surely take a picture of it and upload the image to the r/FunnySigns subreddit. With over 143,000 members, it's a catalog of some of the best signs, billboards, and warnings out there. Continue scrolling and check out some of its most popular posts to date.

#1

Nice Old Lady

Nice Old Lady

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Candace Fitzpatrick
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5 months ago

Wow! 😆

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These signs definitely have a lot of personality. And it's precisely what people and businesses want from them. Sick and tired of chain culture slowly making all high streets look the same, many city shops are returning to handpainted signs. It's estimated that there are about 300 full-time signwriters working in the UK alone.

#2

Very Clever

Very Clever

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Lord Mysticlaw
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5 months ago

This is actually really clever

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As young graphic designers and artists are making their way into the industry, signwriting enthusiast Sam Roberts said that: "This is a generation that has grown up with computers at the heart of their work and who are seeking to engage with the physical processes that go into producing letter forms."

#3

Earthquake Detection Kit

Earthquake Detection Kit

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

Hilarious! I love this one.

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The subreddit r/FunnySigns is an old one—it was created all the way back in 2012. With 143,000 members, it's neither big nor small. However, I feel that it's going to remain relevant. After all, people want to be individual, to stand out. And creating a good sign achieves just that.

#4

I Think We Can All Agree:

I Think We Can All Agree:

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Helen Haley
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5 months ago

I second the motion.

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#5

The Karen Spot

The Karen Spot

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grey galah
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5 months ago

And they'll see their ugly angry face too

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#6

Found Locally... Can Relate

Found Locally... Can Relate

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THE DOG LIFE
Community Member
5 months ago

Me being described in one sentence.

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#7

Funny But True

Funny But True

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A Cat Named Dragon
Community Member
5 months ago

This should be higher!

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#8

Vorona Cirus

Vorona Cirus

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Hilary Mol
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5 months ago

I need to know where this bookstore is. These are my people.

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#9

Seems Like They've Had Some Bad Customers Caw Caw

Seems Like They've Had Some Bad Customers Caw Caw

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Purr·maid
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5 months ago (edited)

Awesome. Now they just need to make one for cats.

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#10

The Most Interesting Ad I've Ever Seen

The Most Interesting Ad I've Ever Seen

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Foxxy (The Original)
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5 months ago

At least they are kinda practicing what they are preaching.

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#11

Actually Genius Though

Actually Genius Though

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Abdus Sameh
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5 months ago

Very creative graphic pic right there. I see no problem with this, it's genius.

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#12

Doctors Be Like

Doctors Be Like

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CurlyCucumber
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5 months ago

Paracetamole tbl a 500mg 4x1 tbl if necessary Pharmacist

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#13

I Can Hear The Review Now. Lol

I Can Hear The Review Now. Lol

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Serial pacifist
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5 months ago

Karen, is that you?

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#14

This Synagogue Sign In Toronto

This Synagogue Sign In Toronto

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Adam C
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5 months ago

But are we sure it was an apple?

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#15

You’re Obsessing About This!

You’re Obsessing About This!

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Meredith Gossland
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5 months ago

Also, dear math solve your own problems.

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#16

Coffee Menu

Coffee Menu

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Alexandra Light
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5 months ago

I'm about to die because of smiling and laughing too much 🤣

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#17

Important Reminder

Important Reminder

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago (edited)

Nice sign. I approve this message.

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#18

Well That's A Good Way

Well That's A Good Way

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Abdus Sameh
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5 months ago

Very original. 10/10.

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#19

We All Know That One Guy

We All Know That One Guy

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
5 months ago

Important to know where is Joe now...

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#20

Think About It Next Time

Think About It Next Time

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citcat
Community Member
5 months ago

What if you had twins? I bet you werent expecting that!

C.S. E.
Community Member
5 months ago

The did say 'a' baby. . .

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
5 months ago

Welllllll.....actually that sign is just not true. Condoms are not 100% effective and neither is any other form of contraception. So yes mistakes and surprises happen every day.

E Menendez
Community Member
5 months ago

The mistakes most of the time are due To user error -especially condoms and any kind of pill.

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kjorn
Community Member
5 months ago

if only we could get a plasma tv with sex

Marek Yanchurak
Community Member
5 months ago

Prostitution is legal somewhere in Nevada, I think.

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Colin L
Community Member
5 months ago

Drive carefully, 40% of people in the world are caused by accident.

Jamma
Community Member
5 months ago

What in the sam hill is going on with the apostrophes on this sign?

Colin Mochrie At Its Finest
Community Member
5 months ago

Quotations not apostrophes

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D Peterson
Community Member
5 months ago

But we wouldn't want to reduce their pleasure, would we? After all men don't get pregnant, they just tell us what to do if it happens.

BluEyedSeoulite
Community Member
5 months ago

My second was a surprise. Mainly because it took medical intervention with the first. Zero regrets!

Purr·maid
Community Member
5 months ago

Best. Advertising. Ever.

Vic
Community Member
5 months ago

If only..

Alexis draskinis
Community Member
5 months ago

I was on the pill & we used condoms...apparently my kid was really determined to be born! Lol! Although we didnt get a TV, we did get a Gamefly subscription. Gotta have something fun to do when you got 2 gamers stuck inside with a newborn in Jan, in New England! Lololol!

Joey Marlin
Community Member
5 months ago

How on earth did you manage to make two methods fail?

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Susanna Scott
Community Member
5 months ago

But the positioning of the quotation marks has to be a mistake, yes?

Sarah Moeding
Community Member
5 months ago

Uhhh, or you were coerced, or raped, or your condom didn't function, or it wasn't used correctly, or your birth control failed, or you were not ovulating, etc. A baby is totally, often, a surprise.

OhForSmegSake
Community Member
5 months ago

Considering that one of my parents was told they were infertile AND they were using birth control, I was definitely a surprise

Deal _Anneal
Community Member
5 months ago

well i actually did expect a plasma tv ty very much

Maria
Community Member
5 months ago

The fact it's in Ayia Napa just makes it better.

CrunChewy McSandybutt
Community Member
5 months ago

I find their use of quote marks disturbing.

Helena Houzarová
Community Member
5 months ago

Parse error (check the quote signs).

Person
Community Member
5 months ago

Those quotations drive me nuts

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Nika Strokappe
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Check the back of those packages. It is not 100% efficacious... But then I suppose you could still somewhat expect it ;)

Debbie Burton
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Even with a condom you can still get pregnant .....

Dorothy Cloud
Community Member
2 months ago

YES

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
5 months ago

"What did you expect? A plasma TV?" Is now in my vocabulary.

backatya
Community Member
5 months ago

The plasma TV would have been better

Kim Lorton
Community Member
5 months ago

Best one! I just love the “ I don’t know how this happened!” Well, no condom, no oral birth control, you had sex without any protection. It just takes one sperm and one egg, and there are millions of sperm, and one egg.. who do you think is gonna win? Yeah... protect yourself.

Mya Lugar
Community Member
5 months ago

If you have teenagers or teen Grandchildren, send this pic to their phone (I feel sure they will share it with their friends (Because they think it's so "Lame" of you!..oh well, however you can get the publicity is good}

Vincent Jay
Community Member
5 months ago

ROFL! I had to upvote this one. 👍

Damon Tripodi
Community Member
5 months ago

You can do that?

Marvin HeartofGold
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Hey now condoms aren't 100% effective. And there are a couple people in my family who got snipped but their bits self repaired and they got preggers anyway. Sometimes babies are, in fact, a surprise.

Mary Hurst
Community Member
5 months ago

Priceless!

Jewell Martin
Community Member
5 months ago

My second son was a delightful surprise gift, a week before Christmas.

Larinka Jong
Community Member
5 months ago

One time when i used a condom, it was on properly, it was not even near its expiring date, it broke. It just broke. I think we were lucky that im on the 3 month pil shot.

Claire Conroy
Community Member
5 months ago

Because of our terrible sex ed education in the US, there ARE people who don't understand that using a condom properly generally results in zero pregnancies.

Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
5 months ago

I always loved the phrase "we're expecting" when talking about pregnancy. It makes it sound like there's more than one outcome: "Yeah, we're expecting a baby but it's possible it could be a Polar Bear cub."

Colin Mochrie At Its Finest
Community Member
5 months ago

I gave birth to a diamond ring and a treasure full of gold. And a new phone.

Kellie Christine
Community Member
5 months ago

Need to upvote this!

NaruTheCollective
Community Member
5 months ago

Or if someone had a vasectomy or a bilateral tubal ligation but got a baby anyway?

Aileen
Community Member
5 months ago

What if the baby joins the Spanish Inquisition?

GlassHalfWay
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh heck no, I'd expect a LED TV

Curry on...
Community Member
5 months ago

LOL

Cat = Dogs
Community Member
5 months ago

is that ORBIT gum in the backround/ anybody else notice this

あんぱんまん
Community Member
5 months ago

omg this one is pure genius! ahahaha

I'manoob!
Community Member
5 months ago

talk about marketing :)

Hamilton Lover
Community Member
5 months ago

What about rape?

Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
5 months ago

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aj B
Community Member
5 months ago

and suppose I did use a condom and it broke? It may very well be a surprise then.

Rosie Hamilton
Community Member
5 months ago

You can tell when they break so it wouldn't be a surprise then.

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cute little cat
Community Member
5 months ago

but what if the condom broke, then is it a 'surprise'/'mistake'?

Dilly Millandry
Community Member
5 months ago

That has happened to me and you can tell when the fella takes it off. I took the morning after pill. I think people often forget this one is available for this kind of thing. In my country it is also offered to women who have been raped.

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Katherine Boag
Community Member
5 months ago

Ok but sex ed isnt universally required...

Joey Marlin
Community Member
5 months ago

Well, surely it is universally required just not universally applied! Parents should do better by their children and not rely on schools - and schools should teach it just to make sure. Children deserve to have the knowledge to keep themselves safe.

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Wouldn't You Like to Know
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5 months ago

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No but I expect abortion on demand to kill my baby

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#21

Target

Target

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Helen Haley
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5 months ago

She should've left him in a car with the window cracked, some food and water, and games on his phone.

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#22

Just To Be Clear

Just To Be Clear

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Savannah Mcquillan
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5 months ago

Oml I've been there!!!

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#23

Roomba On The Run!

Roomba On The Run!

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Saphira
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5 months ago

karen.doe 🤣

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#24

Sign In India

Sign In India

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Hilary Mol
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5 months ago

Perfect.

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#25

Stubborn

Stubborn

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Luisa Vasconcelos
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5 months ago

I saw this one 1000 times but every time I laugh out loud.

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#26

Am I In The Right Place?

Am I In The Right Place?

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WilvanderHeijden
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5 months ago

Cats think that you are just being ridiculous. cat-toilet...b5349f.jpg cat-toilet-paper-5fe08bfb5349f.jpg

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#27

Push!

Push!

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Botox
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5 months ago

Genius!

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#28

Oh No

Oh No

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Abdus Sameh
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5 months ago

Probably lol

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#29

No Trespassing

No Trespassing

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Helen Haley
Community Member
5 months ago

Where's your creativity?

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#30

Noah

Noah

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Lis A
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5 months ago

People are animals

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#31

[ Interesting Title ]

[ Interesting Title ]

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Cip IESAN
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5 months ago

Right! It bites you!

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#32

The Good News Is We Do Accept Debit Cards

The Good News Is We Do Accept Debit Cards

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Foxxy (The Original)
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5 months ago

I need one of these.

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#33

We Will, We Will... Think Of A Better Title Next Time

We Will, We Will... Think Of A Better Title Next Time

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grey galah
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5 months ago

...we will, we will block you

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#34

F

F

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Vic
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5 months ago

Well Pete was quite a catch (... For the velociraptor)

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#35

Keep It In Yo Pants

Keep It In Yo Pants

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animeman59 pl
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5 months ago

what did i just saw..

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#36

Spellbound !

Spellbound !

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Micah64
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5 months ago

And then Karen complains because she doesn't get the joke...

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#37

Wonder How Many Times Someone Knocked Before The Sign Was Made

Wonder How Many Times Someone Knocked Before The Sign Was Made

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Abdus Sameh
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5 months ago

Then what is the cat doing?

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#38

Heard

Heard

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Lis Daglish
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5 months ago

In some ways 2020 has simply allowed me to be the person I truly am....

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#39

That's A Big Muffin

That's A Big Muffin

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Rose the Cook
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5 months ago

Have fun convincing your insurance company the damage was caused by a giant muffin!

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#40

Not All Hero Wear Capes. Some Create Signs Of Miserable Joy

Not All Hero Wear Capes. Some Create Signs Of Miserable Joy

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LFSchind
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5 months ago

For the angry old guys everywhere!

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#41

Are U Cold?

Are U Cold?

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Abdus Sameh
Community Member
5 months ago

This guy is smart.

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#42

Heed The Warning

Heed The Warning

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Cip IESAN
Community Member
5 months ago

Some horror movies start like this...

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#43

The Sign On My Husbands Graphic Design Department

The Sign On My Husbands Graphic Design Department

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Abdus Sameh
Community Member
5 months ago

Beautiful graphic and design.

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#44

Like, Just Be Careful Guys

Like, Just Be Careful Guys

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Tidal_wave
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5 months ago

It looks like the fire hydrant is holding a light saber

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#45

Well...

Well...

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Eirik Johnsbråten
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5 months ago

Well, it doesn't get much wetter than that.

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#46

A Real Sign In My Real Neighborhood (That's Really Not Wrong)

A Real Sign In My Real Neighborhood (That's Really Not Wrong)

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

The sign has better hair than The Donald does.

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#47

This Isn’t What I Signed Up For

This Isn’t What I Signed Up For

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Katherine Boag
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5 months ago

That's genitalia reveal. Gender reveal is where you set loose a male goose onto an unsuspecting group of people

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#48

Stay Safe

Stay Safe

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Rissie
Community Member
5 months ago

Good point, will bring this up when anyone ever comments my weight ;)

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#49

Strip Clubs Quarantined Sign

Strip Clubs Quarantined Sign

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cybermerlin2000
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5 months ago

the number isn't the day but the year

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#50

Finger Licking Drive

Finger Licking Drive

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Micah64
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5 months ago

*tries to eat Mario's mushrooms*

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