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Re: Threads you'll never see on aaroads.com
« Reply #375 on: August 03, 2015, 01:52:32 AM »

I assume you both like Clearview? :eyebrow:
As for CtrlAltDel's post, well... remember what thread this is. :lol:
HB doesn't have to love Hwy Gothic. That's fine. One can be neutral.

But, Clearview? You don't drive a Ford, ergo you drive a Chevy?
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« Reply #376 on: August 03, 2015, 02:45:19 PM »

Who else can't stand Highway Gothic?

I have no great love for the font. I don't understand why it's held in such reverence.
I assume you both like Clearview? :eyebrow:

I don't have any problems with Clearview, either. I just don't understand why it's considered heresy for a sign to have anything other than the traditional font.
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« Reply #377 on: August 03, 2015, 03:13:08 PM »

Who else can't stand Highway Gothic?

I have no great love for the font. I don't understand why it's held in such reverence.
I assume you both like Clearview? :eyebrow:

I don't have any problems with Clearview, either. I just don't understand why it's considered heresy for a sign to have anything other than the traditional font.

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« Reply #378 on: August 03, 2015, 04:25:24 PM »

Who else can't stand Highway Gothic?

I have no great love for the font. I don't understand why it's held in such reverence.
I assume you both like Clearview? :eyebrow:

I don't have any problems with Clearview, either. I just don't understand why it's considered heresy for a sign to have anything other than the traditional font.


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« Reply #379 on: August 04, 2015, 01:14:51 AM »

As long as it's legible/presentable (not Craig County), who cares? Signs can be in comic sans for all I care. Makes no difference to me because I can't tell Arial from Helevetica from VT100.
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« Reply #380 on: August 04, 2015, 09:35:56 AM »

As long as it's legible/presentable (not Craig County), who cares? Signs can be in comic sans for all I care. Makes no difference to me because I can't tell Arial from Helevetica from VT100.

Hey Jake: can you put Comic Sans on the sign maker? ;)
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« Reply #381 on: August 04, 2015, 10:29:01 AM »

I don't have any problems with Clearview, either. I just don't understand why it's considered heresy for a sign to have anything other than the traditional font.
IMHO, much of the animosity towards the Clearview font is more directed towards how many transportation agencies misinterpreted its intended implementation.  Beyond just overimplementation, many states either made the letter heights unnecessarily larger (Clearview's original intended purpose was to avoid such upsizing) or featured letter spacing that was either too far or too close together; resulting in many signs looking completely disproportionate or like an after-thought.
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« Reply #382 on: August 06, 2015, 01:36:50 PM »

It's fun to dislocate your shoulder! You should try it
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« Reply #383 on: August 27, 2015, 01:24:46 PM »

What's better for deflating inflatable toys: a staple gun or a nail gun?
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« Reply #384 on: September 26, 2016, 04:59:10 PM »

Not sure if this has been posted already, but:
Traffic circles/roundabouts you've clenched.

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« Reply #385 on: September 26, 2016, 05:12:49 PM »

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« Reply #386 on: September 26, 2016, 11:30:06 PM »

Cool places to poo
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« Reply #387 on: September 27, 2016, 12:59:49 AM »

FritzOwl's plan to turn every Interstate highway and state highway into a US Highway.

VA 28 should be downgraded to a 2 lane town road with a 25 MPH speed limit.

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The Long Island Sound crossing is finally open!!



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« Reply #388 on: September 27, 2016, 01:03:26 AM »

Cool places to poo

I hate to argue with a staff member, but I seem to remember a thread or 2 on that very topic.... :bigass:
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« Reply #389 on: September 27, 2016, 04:58:34 AM »

Since this has been bumped, there's something that didn't exist before:
Hypotenuse construction thread :bigass:.

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« Reply #390 on: September 27, 2016, 01:06:20 PM »

Cool places to poo

I hate to argue with a staff member, but I seem to remember a thread or 2 on that very topic.... :bigass:

Truck Stops    is a topic, at least.
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« Reply #391 on: September 27, 2016, 03:03:02 PM »

The Hypoteneuse is a great idea

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« Reply #392 on: September 27, 2016, 06:07:41 PM »

The Hypoteneuse is a great idea

I hope dzlsabe doesn't read this thread. If he does, he might create it.
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« Reply #393 on: October 06, 2016, 11:27:36 AM »

Earthquake advisories, like the ones for the Puente Hills fault for the next 2 yrs gives the L.A. basin shivers (time to prepare) and the Salton Sea fault swarm in Imperial valley (I'm in the Coachella Valley concerned a M7+ could happen in the Desert Trip music fest this weekend). 
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« Reply #394 on: October 06, 2016, 11:42:04 AM »

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« Reply #395 on: October 06, 2016, 02:09:09 PM »

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« Reply #396 on: October 06, 2016, 06:18:52 PM »

Alien life discovered! Exoplanet inhabited by Pokemon found
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« Reply #397 on: October 06, 2016, 07:09:08 PM »

How many toddlers' foreskins have you pulled back? (Yeah, a bit over the top but guaranteed not to surface)

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« Reply #398 on: October 06, 2016, 07:15:02 PM »

Self driving cars are a thing of the past.
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« Reply #399 on: October 06, 2016, 07:50:35 PM »

How many toddlers' foreskins have you pulled back? (Yeah, a bit over the top but guaranteed not to surface)

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