NOT FUNNY…FEDs Are Coming For Utah’s Freeway Signs
Back when people thought Howie Mandel was funny, it was easier to get jobs in the entertainment business. And this was because Mandel became famous by putting a rubber glove on his head and then blowing it full of air. And the audiences thought this was a riot because people in the 80's were full of wonder. And they loved things like Harry and the Hendersons, wet willies, and a show called Mr. Belvedere. So basically anybody who wanted to be funny just went to Hollywood and they gave you a job before you signed a lease on an apartment.
Nowadays it's harder to get jobs in entertainment because they just use robots to write everything.
This is why many of the high-personality folks at the DMV are using their job to be funny on Interstate 15 freeway signs.
The FEDs hate it.
Acording to the Wall Street Journal: (full article)
"U.S. road trippers now commonly cruise down the highway and find corny messages on big electronic-safety billboards that double as dad jokes.
Massachusetts has urged drivers to “Use Yah Blinkah,” Utah has pointed out that “Driving Basted is for Turkeys” and over the holidays Arizona went with “Use headlights like Rudolph uses his red nose.”
Unfortunately the fatcats in D.C. aren't laughing.
"In December, the Federal Highway Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation, issued new guidance on traffic-safety messages: Signs should avoid language that uses pop-culture references or humor," (WSJ).
What do you think? Do you get a kick out of the signs or do they need to go the way of Bobcat Goldthwaite?
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