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SecaucusFats
01-25-2005, 05:27 PM
Thought I'd share this with you:

Before the interstates, when everyone drove the old 2 lane roads, Burma Shave signs would be posted all over the countryside in farmers' fields.

They were small red signs with white letters. Five signs, about 100 feet apart, each containing 1 line of a 4 line couplet......and the obligatory 5th sign advertising Burma Shave, a popular shaving cream. Here are more of the actual signs:

DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD
TO GAIN A MINUTE
YOU NEED YOUR HEAD
YOUR BRAINS ARE IN IT
Burma Shave

DROVE TOO LONG
DRIVER SNOOZING
WHAT HAPPENED
NEXT IS NOT AMUSING
Burma Shave

BROTHER SPEEDER
LET'S REHEARSE
ALL TOGETHER
GOOD MORNING, NURSE
Burma Shave

CAUTIOUS RIDER
TO HER RECKLESS DEAR
LET'S HAVE LESS BULL
AND MORE STEER
Burma Shave

SPEED WAS HIGH
WEATHER WAS NOT
TIRES WERE THIN
X MARKS THE SPOT
Burma Shave

THE MIDNIGHT RIDE
OF PAUL FOR BEER
LED TO A WARMER
HEMISPHERE
Burma Shave

AROUND THE CURVE
LICKETY-SPLIT
BEAUTIFUL CAR
WASN'T IT?
Burma Shave

NO MATTER THE PRICE
NO MATTER HOW NEW
THE BEST SAFETY DEVICE
IN THE CAR IS YOU
Burma Shave

A GUY WHO DRIVES
A CAR WIDE OPEN
IS NOT THINKIN'
HE'S JUST HOPIN'
Burma Shave

AT INTERSECTIONS
LOOK EACH WAY
A HARP SOUNDS NICE
BUT IT'S HARD TO PLAY
Burma Shave

BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEEL
EYES ON THE ROAD
THAT'S THE SKILLFUL
DRIVER'S CODE
Burma Shave

THE ONE WHO DRIVES
WHEN HE'S BEEN DRINKING
DEPENDS ON YOU
TO DO HIS THINKING
Burma Shave

CAR IN DITCH
DRIVER IN TREE
THE MOON WAS FULL
AND SO WAS HE.
Burma Shave

PASSING SCHOOL ZONE
TAKE IT SLOW
LET OUR LITTLE
SHAVERS GROW
Burma Shave

TRAINS DON'T WANDER
ALL OVER THE MAP
CAUSE NOBODY SITS
IN THE ENGINEER'S LAP
Burma Shave

SHE KISSED THE HAIRBRUSH
BY MISTAKE
SHE THOUGHT IT WAS
HER HUSBAND JAKE
Burma Shave

Do these bring back memories??
If not, you are such a child.
If they do, you're older than dirt. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SF

Vapros
01-25-2005, 09:04 PM
Good for you Fats, but I hope you know what you've started.

Her chariot sped
At 90 per.
They hauled away
What had Ben Hur.
Burma Shave

Doesn't kiss you
Like she useter?
Perhaps she's found
A smoother rooster.
Burma Shave

These words will live
Among last lines:
If he won't dim his'n
I won't dim mines.
Burma Shave

Free! Free!
A trip to Mars,
For just 900
Empty jars.
Burma Shave

And while we are at it, here's a bit of wisdom from some place in the Middle East - I can't remember just where.

"We learn to shave on the chin of a fool."

Rod
01-25-2005, 10:42 PM
I remember Burma Shave signs but I don't remember these. They must have went busted putting up signs!

Rod

PQQLK9
01-26-2005, 03:19 AM
I remember the seeing the signs in Northern Virginia when I was a kid but have never knew anyone who used Burma Shave.
Those signs were good backseat entertainment in those days.

Chopstick
01-26-2005, 05:45 AM
I don't remember the signs but I used to have a can of that stuff.

Wally_in_Cincy
01-26-2005, 06:41 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote PQQLK9:</font><hr> I remember the seeing the signs in Northern Virginia when I was a kid but have never knew anyone who used Burma Shave.
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It's now called Myammar Shave.