Here’s your sign

Posted on February 27, 2013 9:00 am

Found a picture on the Internet the other day, and it made me think of you. Well, kinda. Let me explain.

Here’s the part of that image that was of most interest:

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[Click the image to see the full original, in context, apparently in the window of a shop in Idaho Springs, Colorado.]

Now you see why I thought of you.

No, I’m not calling you a hippie. I thought of you, because I thought this is a sign that you could use. Or, that we could use here at IMAO.

So, I’m asking you: How could we use this sign at IMAO? Or, how could you use this sign? What do you think, sirs?

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23 Responses to “Here’s your sign”

  1. Ernie Loco says:

    I have this sign sitting on the mantle of my fireplace. My brother bought it for my some place – I think at some museum gift shop in D.C.

    I like the sign almost as much as my “I ♣ hippies” t-shirt.

  2. rodney dill says:

    Have it link to the whitehouse dot gov

  3. Harvey says:

    Here’s the side door:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/itsjade/1993478277/

  4. Veeshir says:

    As they say, never hit anyone in the face with your fist.

    While it can be hilarious, I would suggest you use the sign so you don’t break your hand.

  5. Jimmy says:

    I don’t think IMAO has a side door, Basil. But you, of all people, would know if it has a back door!

  6. Son of Bob says:

    There is no appropriate door through which a hippie should be encouraged to enter your establishment.

  7. Harvey says:

    @6 – what if your establishment sells side-door shotgun-boobie-traps?

  8. Writer says:

    Perfect for redirecting them to the Dumpster. Too bad they’re not bright enough to just climb in.

  9. Editor says:

    It’s so obviously a way to Rickroll them.

  10. Editor says:

    Either that or work on a program that will punch you in the face if you click on the sign.

  11. Editor says:

    Why limit ourselves? Both!

  12. Harvey says:

    Hippie opens side door and finds…

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_gwiXbQ4HapM/TKC4tfHRDnI/AAAAAAAABj0/ALlW1XRrXCo/s1600/punch-hippie-monkey-face.jpg

  13. Jimmy says:

    @7 – but according to Seth McFarlane, we’ve seen all their boobies already.

  14. plentyobailouts says:

    @Jimmy, eew, hippie boobies.

    The most fun is when they get to a picture of the side door, a sign tells them to use the other door. There are consequences. I now have a mass group of hippies wandering around looking for the other door. The stench is starting to overcome the pleasant morgue odor.

  15. Oppo says:

    Post it on a building containing two storefronts:
    Front door = Barbeque
    Side Door = Barber queue

  16. Oppo says:

    Or post it on one of the long outside walls of a car wash.

  17. CTCompromise says:

    Post it where there is no side door, of course.

  18. CTCompromise says:

    It should be posted on the masthead of this site…To the right (of course) of the IMAO logo.

  19. seanmahair says:

    Harvey, please don’t forget us ma’ams (babes, dolls, skirts et al) All I’d like to add is “Hippies use side door…….Don’t let the screen door hit you on the way out.”
    Or “Hippies use side door…………to the bath house”.
    Either could be posted as a second banner under the “Unfair, unbalanced, unmedicated.”

  20. Harvey says:

    @19 – Are you kidding? Ma’ams are all I think about (former sailor, goes with the territory ;-)

    Anyway, this was Basil’s post, and “what do you think, sirs” is an MST3K reference.

  21. Basil says:

    Harvey, it just goes to show that when I don’t act like a know-it-all smartass and instead act all polite they think I’m you.

    (Then again, there is the behind-the-scenes story behind the origins of this post that actually says it all.)

  22. plentyobailouts says:

    Wait! Basil and Harvey are real?!

  23. Harvey says:

    @22 – No one’s saying that. Let’s not start indulging in crazy conspiracy theories…

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