While the leaders in our neighboring state to the east are prosecuting their officers and defunding police departments, it’s nice to still see these billboards around town! They appeared while our community was under siege by protesters, and its fantastic that they’ve remained a fixture around Bismarck-Mandan.
As a dad, I’ve said that phrase innumerable times. In this case, I don’t think anyone wanted to go. It was below zero. I was returning from a trip to Fargo and decided to take a detour through Fort Ransom for a short – but necessary – hike. That gave me the opportunity to stop for some photos here and there, including this one. You may recognize it, as it sits atop a hill just north of Kathryn.
I know it’s now called Auto Value auto parts store, but it’ll always be Hedahl’s to me. When I go there for things like the absolute best floor squeegee ever, or paint supplies and gaffer’s tape, I always end up in the paint section.
When you go to the paint section of the store, you go through this doorway. What is cool about it, and I noticed this a long time ago but don’t remember blogging about it, is the sign hanging at the top of the doorway.
I suppose you have to be a King of the Hill fan to get this, but if you do…it’s hilarious. I got quite a chuckle out of it, but my kids had no idea what I found so funny. Inside jokes are the best jokes.
Naturally, you’d wonder what the sign will say on the way back out of the paint section. Well, you wouldn’t be disappointed.
Who doesn’t appreciate a good Christopher Walken reference? Now I’m going to have visions of him dancing in the video for Weapon of Choice, or perhaps even the hilarious Talkin’ Walkin podcast done by Kevin Pollack, I presume as an homage.
It’s great to see that folks around town have a sense of humor and a penchant for inside jokes!
It opened up my eyes…I saw the sign. Coincidentally, I found this sign about the time that I heard the old Ace of Base tune come across the truck radio. I hadn’t heard that one in a while!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted…well, anything, but especially about a local business standing up for Christianity. Well, here’s a reason to top off your tank or get your morning coffee at I-94 Exxon, the one on the north side of the Centennial overpass along I-94.
Along those same lines, you may have seen this local ad run during the Christmas season for the past few years:
With so many national businesses trying to eschew the Christian faith while championing those who wish to attack it, I’m thankful to see local businesses who aren’t so out-of-touch and are willing to make a declaration for their customers. Thank you, I-94 Exxon and Dvorak Motors, for adding your voices to the Christmas season.
PS: Try the White Chocolate Caramel cappuccino. Just sayin’.
In 2009 I posted this example of the fact that Native American imagery is a matter of respecting someone’s heritage in North Dakota, not a “Hostile and Abusive” offense like the NCAA wants everyone to believe. Native American imagery is on the side of the State Patrol’s vehicles, on our highway signs…it’s an honor, not a dishonor.
That’s why I was surprised this week to find the same sign inconspicuously changed to just the shape of North Dakota. No Hostile and Abuse™ silhouettes to get any pointy-headed liberals’ pantaloons firmly entwisted. How was this decision reached, and who made it? I’d love to find out.
So, let’s see here…we’ve thrown the Fighting Sioux Logo back in the faces of those who gifted it to UND decades ago, we’ve quietly removed Native American imagery from the state highway signs…it’s almost as if North Dakota is ashamed of the culture and heritage of the indigenous peoples who reside here!
Political correctness is tyranny. North Dakota has a long history of honoring the Native American people who live here. It was remarked by a tribal elder that “We went to a hockey game, and they talked about the courage and integrity of the Sioux people. We looked at each other like, ‘Wow, we don’t even honor our Sioux warriors or veterans like this on the reservation.’ ”. To banish all mention of these people for the sake of placating a bunch of liberal busybodies does more disrespect to the native people than any logo could ever do!
How long do you suppose it’ll be until the State Patrol is forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars hiring some out-of-state company to design them a new logo?
This sign has since been fixed, but as I stopped near the Trolley Bridge on my motorcycle a while ago I noticed it and thought it was slightly funny. Opinions may vary. It looks like the sign is indicating a Faceplant Zone, newly paved for your comfort!
Folks are known to faceplant in Mandan, after all…why not have a zone just for them? The only problem is the traffic. Maybe that’s why they reconsidered and fixed the sign. 🙂
I got a chuckle out of this sign as I drove by on Airport Road tonight. I’m as weary as the next guy of this non-Spring we’ve been having. The bitter winter didn’t help much, either. I know we NoDaks are resilient and have historically turned bitter cold into bragging rights, but everybody I know is fed up. Hopefully Spring does come and stick around (although there’s a freeze warning for tonight).
Check out the Signs, Logos, and Typos category here on the ol’ Blog for some of my favorites.