As the trip winds down, there are a number of things about Australia that I could list as "amusing." One of the best visuals, however, is some of the funny signage I've seen about. Here's some examples:
Sydney, Nov. 1, 2008. Remind the tourists that cars come from different directions here, because we can't take their money if they're hit by a car coming from an unexpected direction.
Adelaide, Nov. 2. Four-and-a-half years later and we're still waiting.
Adelaide, Nov. 2. "Where have you gone Joe Dimaggio?" To sell athletic gear in Australia! Funny because I doubt five people in Australia outside of visiting Americans could ID Joltin' Joe.
Cook, SA, Nov. 3. If's there any problem in this town, population 5, gather by the rock.
Perth, Nov. 5. Does the transit agency really think a window scratcher is going to understand the implicit irony?
Perth, Nov. 5. Of course, every bus but the one you want stops here.
Perth, Nov. 5. Barrack Street is modified in "honour" of the new president elect.
Perth, Nov. 6. When building namers working for the University of Western Australia got lazy ...
Albany, WA, Nov. 7. Just how low do these airplanes go that you can't stand on the highway?
Fremantle, WA, Nov. 8. A rail safety sign with a little bite.
Perth, Nov. 9. Let's hope somebody does something important so we can fill this spot on the train station platform with an interesting plaque.
(Right) Kings Canyon, NT, Nov. 13. An "only in central Australia" sign.
(Below left)Yulara, NT, Nov. 13. Matches don't cause fires, dickheads do (look at the label).
(Below right)Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, NT, Nov. 14. A sign wouldn't do in the States. You'd need to sign a triplicate waiver to make this climb in our sue-happy country.
Alice Springs, Nov. 14. You think a bar connected to a hostel would have more tourist-friendly signage.
Alice Springs, Nov, 16. This sounds more like a plea for litter.
Sydney, Nov. 20. Australians don't dream of White Christmases, they just hope not to roast.