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Dog Waste September 6, 2009

Posted by projectabsurd in Stick Figures.

Now I have seen the stickman of road signs do everything! This picture was taken just outside our apartment complex in the children’s park area:


Let’s break this down, shall we?

1. “DOG WASTE IS A THREAT TO THE HEALTH OF OUR CHILDREN” – WHAT?!? Clearly this park isn’t interesting enough if the kids are playing in dog poo. Were they rolling in it? Eating it? How about watching your daft offspring and teaching them playing in sh.t isn’t the way to be popular?! Ok, moving on…

2. “…DEGRADES OUR TOWN” – Were there heaps and heaps of this stuff around at some point? Enough that people could see it from the street while taking a Sunday afternoon drive? Were people talking about all the poo in our town behind our backs? Oh, the shame!

3. “…TRANSMITS DISEASE” – Again, these people are overly concerned with community members touching or playing with dog doo. Who are these people? Was this really an issue at some point?

4. “LEASH CURB AND CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR DOG” – There must be some sort of punctuation mark missing here. Why on earth would I want to leash the curb? What good would that do?

5. THE PICTURE Are there really people out there whose understanding of the sign is better enhanced with this artist’s rendering of a stick figure picking up dog poo? Is it really necessary? If one couldn’t read, would they honestly understand all the demands of this sign by looking at this simple picture? Going by the picture alone one could be encouraged to grab a shovel and play in poo, really. Why is it in Stick Figure Sign Land no one’s head is attached to their body? Why is it a dog (having all four paws and a snout) looks more like an actual dog than a person (sans hands, feet or nose) looks like an actual person? In Stick Figure Sign Land people have shovels and leashes protruding from their arm stumps. And why does it look like the dog pooped out a small flying bird?!

IN CONCLUSION: This is a sign tailor-made by The Absurd, for The Absurd! Honestly – wouldn’t this sign have worked just as well saying “Required by law: Leash, Curb, and Clean up after your dog” – with no artist’s rendering?! Well, at least you look at it this way, I suppose – if only to laugh! -K



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