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Bill Cotter

Anyone ever go on the canoe ride at the Minnesota pavilion?

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That canoe barely fits into that channel.  And everything looks so dried out.  If those Burma Shave signs are supposed to be read in order, aren't they going the wrong way?

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Burma Shave road signs, and there were always six in a row, always ended with the words "Burma Shave."

Example 1963:  If Our Road Signs   Catch Your Eye   Smile   But Don't Forget   To Buy   Burma Shave

Example 1939:  Hardly A Driver   Is Now Alive   Who Passed   On Hills   At 75   Burma Shave

Example 1951:  The Band   For Which   The Grandstand Roots   Is Not Made Up   Of Substi-toots   Burma Shave

The first signs appeared in 1928 and the last year signs were used was 1963.

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I like these:

Don't stick your elbow out so far. It may go home in another car. / Trains don't wander all over the map, 'cause nobody sits in the engineer's lap. / Don't lose your head to gain a minute. You need your head; your brains are in it. / Drove too long, driver snoozing. What happened next is not amusing. / Mister speeder, let's rehearse. All together: Good morning, nurse! / Speed was high, weather was not. Tires were thin; X marks the spot. / The midnight ride of Paul for beer, led to a warmer hemisphere. / Around the curve, lickety-split. Beautiful car, wasn't it? / A guy who drives a car wide open, is not thinkin', he's just hopin'. / At intersections, look each way. A harp sounds nice, but it's hard to play. / The one who drives when he's been drinking, depends on you to do his thinking. / Car in ditch, driver in tree. The moon was full, and so was he. / He saw the train and tied to duck it. Kicked the gas, and then the bucket.

(And my romantic favorite): A man, a miss, a car, a curve. He kissed the miss but missed the curve.

[With compliments to the Shave of Burma]

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If harmony / Is what / You crave / Then get / A tuba / Burma-Shave.

Always saw this one and the "lickety-split" one on the way to the relatives in Wisconsin.

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