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I somehow missed this Bizarro comic when it first appeared:


  1. Eric P Smith said,

    March 16, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    This reminds me of the (British and European) road sign for "Men at work" in which a pile of rubble in the corner of the triangular picture can be misinterpreted as an enormous pickaxe.

  2. Brad Patterson said,

    March 16, 2013 @ 9:35 am

    I missed it too… stared for 10 seconds and then it hit me. ;-)

  3. Heg said,

    March 16, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    Eric P Smith: no, no. Everyone knows it's a man struggling with a broken umbrella.

  4. Rod Johnson said,

    March 16, 2013 @ 9:40 pm

    Heg is Correct.

  5. Abi said,

    March 16, 2013 @ 10:52 pm

    One more from Dan Piraro.

  6. richardelguru said,

    March 18, 2013 @ 6:58 am

    I remember the introduction of the 'new' road signs in the UK, and can confirm that the umbrella interpretation was usual, often (since it is a warning) 'Beware: men opening umbrellas in a high wind ahead'. The other (crueler?) version of this was 'Warning: unusual workman ahead'.

    Even OTer, my favourite sign rendering was the no motor vehicles one, rendered as 'Beware of low-flying motorbicycles'

  7. Links: Early April 2013 | The Outer Hoard said,

    April 8, 2013 @ 8:14 am

    […] Love this subversion of the comic form. […]

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