Whilst protests in America have erupted over the past few years, there’s one recurring character taking his own message to the streets. You might recognize Seth Phillips as the guy in sunglasses holding a cardboard sign and protesting random things, no matter how weird or strange they are. But the best thing is, we can relate to most of what this NYC protestor has to say.

So, if you’ve ever felt like your voice and opinion doesn’t matter in the vast world, then ‘Dude With Sign’ is here to prove you wrong. He calls out the annoying things that we wish we had the guts to tell others. Yes, there should be more chips and less air in bags! H-hey, first-world problems are still problems, o-okay?

We collected the very best of his funny protest signs, so scroll down and enjoy! Let us know which ones you agree with the most from this unsung hero. When you're ready, check out our second collection of Seth's brilliant signs as well.

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#1

Halloween And Thanksgiving Come First

Halloween And Thanksgiving Come First

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athornedrose
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2 years ago

how do we get this to the top of the list? please please please, at least let me have halloween.

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#2

Daylight Savings Makes No [friggin] Sense

Daylight Savings Makes No [friggin] Sense

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Hans
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2 years ago

And it should be ended for good!

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#3

Charging $15 For A Bowl Of Lettuce Should Be Illegal

Charging $15 For A Bowl Of Lettuce Should Be Illegal

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Kjorn
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2 years ago

if they charging it it's people are dumb enough to buy it.

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There are some annoying things that I can relate to here and want to call out too. Nobody wants to watch a dozen video stories of you at a concert, seriously. And to the guy that keeps hitting 'reply all' on our company emails: you need to stop. You’re fighting the good fight, Seth — keep it up with your funny protest signs, this is how we make changes in the world.

While protesting random things does give us a good laugh, the role of humor in peaceful protest culture is no joke. According to one study, humor helps frame political protests, aids in creating a social movement’s collective identity, and is a powerful communication tool.

#4

Put More Chips In The Bag

Put More Chips In The Bag

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Marc
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2 years ago

Or less bag around the chips, so everyone can see that there's not much in it!

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#5

Stop Standing Up When The Plane Lands

Stop Standing Up When The Plane Lands

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Wietse Pot
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm 6ft6. I will stand up at the earliest possible moment (when the seatbelts light goes out) so I can unfold my legs. On longer flights, I even prefer to stand during the flight.

Biljana Malesevic
Community Member
2 years ago

totally get it. I also stand up to stretch, and I am not even that tall. Those seats are tiny.

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Please. Seriously. You do not get out for a while anyway and you block the others. At least wait until taxi is over.

European other
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes I'm with him on this one. Why does everyone do it ?!

K Douglas
Community Member
2 years ago

Because too many people (granted, you see it more from Americans and Chinese and third world countries) become hypercompetitive and think their own busy schedule is the only thing that matters and they have to beat out everyone else.

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Glenwyn Kemp
Community Member
2 years ago

Also: "standing close to the luggage carousel doesn't make your luggage come faster"

Not what you think.
Community Member
2 years ago

But it makes it easier to grab said luggage when you see it.

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Elizabeth
Community Member
2 years ago

Standing and rushing the door are completely different things. I don't like being treated like a sardine, but cross country travel via any means other than flight takes toooooo long. So I fly sometimes. And I get up from that horrible seat at every opportunity. Don't worry, I stay in my spot and wait my turn like a civilized human.

Biljana Malesevic
Community Member
2 years ago

I stand up because my legs and back hurt, those seats are terribly uncomfortable, especially if you are taller. Sorry, it's not to rush out, it's for pain to stop. Hate me if you want!

Marc
Community Member
2 years ago

I learned to keep sitting and wait. Not even on planes, but cinemas or theatres too. There's just no sense in standing up with everyone eese, just to stand and wait.

Hinchess
Community Member
2 years ago

Why would standing annoy other passengers? Sit if you want. Or stand.

Catherine Todd
Community Member
2 years ago

Hinchess: Some people who stand in the aisle don't want to let the rest of us get out luggage and get out. Leaving in order makes the most sense and luckily most people do that.

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MsM
Community Member
2 years ago

But if I don't stand up, how am I supposed to exit the plane? <----- a joke, K

Eva Verde
Community Member
2 years ago

So now suddenly all the plane seats are horribly uncomfortable and you really HAVE to get up as soon as the plain touches the ground? Come on... You can take it for a couple of hours but extra 5 minutes would kill you?. I always wait and sit to avoid being squeezed and pushed by crazy people who just have to get off first like their lives depend on it. Sometimes when I'm in the middle seat the window person just pushes through and jumps over me to be first o_O It's just silly...

Rosanna Jackson
Community Member
2 years ago

You are clearly under 6 feet tall

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Kevin Knaap
Community Member
2 years ago

I get up to stretch, will continue to do so.

bill marsano
Community Member
2 years ago

Re. #1: Sorry, but I don’t go along with this stupidity. I’ve been flying since propeller-and-tailwheel days, and it’s always the same on arrival. Those passengers who are ready to leave stand up. carry-ons in hand. and are ready to leave as soon as the door is opened. If they were allowed to leave the plane would empty very quickly—and they can’t leave. As soon as the gong sounds (indicating ‘door open’), all of the blockheads who have been sitting there twiddling their thumbs suddenly stand up and clutter the aisle, dragging out their stuff from the overhead been, and generally getting in each others’ and everyone else’s way. And—like the fellow who posted this photo—they’re very self-righteous about it. They’re absolutely insistent on the privilege of blockading the aisles. Given the number of flights per day around the world, this is probably the outstanding and most widespread example of Herd Moronics.

Mia Cardenas
Community Member
2 years ago

I stand but not to get in front of the line but to finally be able to stretch my legs and back

Colleen Etheridge
Community Member
2 years ago

My first plane ride this year and I was like what the hell? Like don't they have a rule to sit and the stewardess will exit you from front to back? I just sat and waited.

TabledTurnsxddd
Community Member
1 year ago

O wait now ik why ppl always be fallin on the plane xddd

Cheryl Matkovich
Community Member
2 years ago

I stand up to stretch. I know i'm not going anywhere for a while but I need to stretch!

NinjaWolfy94
Community Member
2 years ago

I understand when tall people do it, cause your legs are squished (I'm not talk by my legs are too long for the seat and get squished anyway XD) But why does everybody have to stand as soon as the seatbelt light goes off? I stand on the spot and don't move to the isle, cause I wait for anyone around me that probably need to get off first (again, tall people. Or taller people. And people with kids. The kids would be getting bored and will start getting restless)

Bee Diaz
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes. Or clapping because the pilot did his job.

Curious Cat
Community Member
2 years ago

make the fucking seats bigger!!!!

eSayJay
Community Member
2 years ago

I stand up to stretch at any time possible, I also get up and walk down the aisles to the bathroom and back, but don't use the bathroom, thank you very much

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
2 years ago

Totally agree, stop blocking the ruddy aisles for nothing.

Marlene Ricker
Community Member
2 years ago

All the premature standers do is congest the aisle. Surely most people can wait a few minutes to get off the plane. I have begun waiting till there are very few people left to get out of my seat. It's way less stressful that standing for a long time in a very crowded aisle.

Mojones
Community Member
2 years ago

At first I've read "Stop standing up WHERE the plane lands" and wondered, why the heck anyone would sit on the runway in the first place. I guess I'm done for today

Nancy Wells
Community Member
2 years ago

I get the stand up and stretch...and...the hurry up and wait is challenging, particularly when flights are delayed and some have tight connections while others are at their final destination.

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

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Steven Cook
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm tired of sitting down... If I'm not in your way, why you mad..?

CincyReds
Community Member
2 years ago

This is so true! And happens every time I fly....you are not going anyway...so just sit back down!

Dmitrijs Graņicins
Community Member
2 years ago

How about a tiered approach? Tier 1: You got your carry-on in hand and are ready to leave at will - stand up and be ready to leave Tier 2: You have to get your carry-on from the bin but you're in an actual hurry (due to transfer or smth) - wait for Tier 1 and be ready to stand up and grab your stuff Tier 3: Nowhere to hurry, can easily wait and enjoy every second of traveling by plane - you know what to do

Lola
Community Member
2 years ago

And even worse, stop standing with a bag over my head.

K Douglas
Community Member
2 years ago

Amazing how many people can't even read the message on the sign to the end. It clearly says "...WHEN THE PLANE LANDS." Not when plane is in the air and they turn off the fasten seatbelt sign. Sure, I need to stretch a number of times on longer flights (often 12 hours or more). But when it lands and is taxiing to the gate, fergodsakes stop jumping up like hyperactive schoolchildren who then needed to be scolded for misbehaving. Allow the plane to get to the gate and exit in an orderly fashion. It's not that difficult people.

Michelle Doms
Community Member
2 years ago

I will not

Katsuki Bakugo
Community Member
2 years ago

omg yess

William Teach
Community Member
2 years ago

OK, not a Millennial problem, problem for all age groups.

Patrick McKemie
Community Member
2 years ago

I will not take advice from a cowboy fan. NEVER!!!

Id row
Community Member
2 years ago

Then how are we supposed to get off the plane? This one is stupid.

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#6

There Should Be Snow Days For Work

There Should Be Snow Days For Work

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Francis
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes! Thank you!

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What’s more, humor energizes protests and brings protesters closer together through shared positive experiences. To put it simply, humor and funny signs are a weapon of the people and shouldn’t be taken lightly.

There are many innovative ways to support a cause that you care about. So, when you’re done looking through this list, check out Bored Panda’s previous articles about an Indian painter who highlighted awful roads by pretending to be an astronaut, as well as about a woman who showed her managers that wearing high heels as part of dress code is incredibly uncomfortable when you're working for 12 hours per day.

#7

Stop Posting Entire Concerts On Your Story

Stop Posting Entire Concerts On Your Story

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Lucka Rakowska
Community Member
2 years ago

The girl clearly agrees :)

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#8

Yes, Grandma I'm Still Single

Yes, Grandma I'm Still Single

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European other
Community Member
2 years ago

Disappointing for some. Good news for others !

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#9

Yes Netflix, I Am Still Watching

Yes Netflix, I Am Still Watching

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Patrick McKemie
Community Member
2 years ago

OK, yeah this. How about I just turn it off when I'm ready Netflix? I don't need you to tell me how to watch TV.

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#10

Saying "I Could Care Less" Doesn't Make Any Sense

Saying "I Could Care Less" Doesn't Make Any Sense

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

It makes. Literally it means you care to some degree. Unfortunately, that is not what people mean to say...

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#11

Stop Replying-All To Company Wide Emails

Stop Replying-All To Company Wide Emails

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 years ago

yes yes yes, if it would be up to me, i'd remove the option completely

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#12

Stop Using Group Pics For Your Dating Profile

Stop Using Group Pics For Your Dating Profile

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European other
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Well I mean at least it looks like you have friends then !

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#13

Names Are Not That Hard To Spell

Names Are Not That Hard To Spell

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Maya Baggins
Community Member
2 years ago

Pili, my name is Pili, I am a woman... Starbucks employees in NY always wrote "Billy". At the end, I started using a nickname after the third "Billy" and officially became "Maya" while aboard

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#14

Guac Should Be Free

Guac Should Be Free

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Peta_C
Community Member
2 years ago

YESSSS!!

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#15

Nobody Cares About Your Spotify

Nobody Cares About Your Spotify

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sforshann
Community Member
2 years ago

I care for my spotify it's my lifeline!

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#16

No More Streaming Service Pls

No More Streaming Service Pls

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes! Too many now. Netflix was created because there were too many channels fighting for space, it filled a need. Now practically every channel has a streaming service and we’re back to square 1.

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#17

Stop Sending Me Memes From Private Accounts

Stop Sending Me Memes From Private Accounts

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Jessica
Community Member
2 years ago

Stop having private meme accounts

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#18

Why Does It Feel Like Mercury Is Always In Retrograde?

Why Does It Feel Like Mercury Is Always In Retrograde?

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Iggy
Community Member
2 years ago

It's better than looking at Uranus! (Somebody had to say it!!)

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#19

Seinfield Is Way Better Than Friends

Seinfield Is Way Better Than Friends

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European other
Community Member
2 years ago

That could be a long discussion !

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#20

Just Drop The [friggin] Album Kanye

Just Drop The [friggin] Album Kanye

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
2 years ago

He hasn’t released any good music in a loooooooong time. Keep the music to yourself Kanye.

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#21

Sell White Claw On Tap

Sell White Claw On Tap

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Michelle Chevalier
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2 years ago

Finally something I can get behind!

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