This Bear was quite surpised when I browsed the archives and found very little reference to Burma-Shave.....and the cute little signs that adorned the roadsides of most major highways in this here United States of America. Yes, there are a few codgers who inhabit Cyburbia who may have viewed the simple/quaint little ditties as they roared past the signs in their Dad's Oldsmobile (with the Rocket 88 engine). The average age of Cyburbian residents may be part of the reason that the always-in-capital-letter signs (placed in line, one after another) have not been oft-discussed. Consider.....
Very effective advertising gimmick - cute and humorous.
Very effective advertising gimmick - repetitious (key in selling a product).
Very effective advertising gimmick - the last words were always "Burma-Shave".
Placement along major highways - at slower travel speeds, easy to read.
Interstate High System - The death march for Burma-Shave signs.
CAR IN DITCH / DRIVER IN TREE / MOON WAS FULL / AND SO / WAS HE / BURMA-SHAVE
THE WOLF / IS SHAVED / SO NEAT AND TRIM / RED RIDING HOOD / IS CHASING HIM / BURMA-SHAVE
SAID FARMER BROWN / WHO'S BALD / ON TOP / WISH I COULD / ROTATE THE CROP / BURMA-SHAVE
Because so many Cyburbians (nearly) lust for the "good old days", perhaps it is time to line the roadways leading into our fair community with some signs of our own. Using the Burma-Shave process, signs could reference the actual community (Cyburbia), planning, central business districts, zoning, that old DeSoto on blocks behind the strip stores that are only partially-full (due to overbuild, over confidence, and a generally poor economic climate).
(No need to use caps for this adventure down Cyburbia 101.)
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Give it a try. What say you?