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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #100 on: March 13, 2015, 02:39:34 PM »

Don't be stupid, be a smarty:


What in the world does The Producers have to do with Wansack Rd.? Oh, wait a minute . . .

Good one!
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #103 on: March 13, 2015, 04:34:14 PM »

Nothing like two military defeats at one corner:

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.552153,-88.158452,3a,43.7y,210.65h,94.32t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s_VfaMuY9KN6cPL4GFn4LDw!2e0
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #104 on: March 15, 2015, 02:22:13 AM »

Eddie Murphy Rd. (That's pretty funny, right?)

Also: Katie Crotch Rd in New Portland, ME
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #105 on: March 15, 2015, 06:31:22 AM »

Eddie Murphy Rd. (That's pretty funny, right?)

Also: Katie Crotch Rd in New Portland, ME

Along those lines,

Richard Pryor Place, Peoria, Illinois.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #106 on: March 15, 2015, 12:17:28 PM »

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #107 on: March 15, 2015, 12:27:22 PM »

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #108 on: March 15, 2015, 04:08:32 PM »

 I guess I don't get the joke with Electric Ave., especially in East Pittsburgh where Westinghouse was a major presence.

Now, Mustard St. in Rochester, NY, that's a funny street name. :-D
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #109 on: March 15, 2015, 04:10:45 PM »

I guess I don't get the joke with Electric Ave., especially in East Pittsburgh where Westinghouse was a major presence.
With that name, the joke is that there is no electrical outlet.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #110 on: March 15, 2015, 04:29:46 PM »

I guess I don't get the joke with Electric Ave., especially in East Pittsburgh where Westinghouse was a major presence.

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #111 on: March 15, 2015, 06:24:39 PM »



Serious. Is there some obvious connotation I should be finding (perhaps if I were less of an old person)?

With that name, the joke is that there is no electrical outlet.

Ha, well that one I do get, in the case of the third photo anyway!
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #112 on: March 15, 2015, 06:26:20 PM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Avenue_%28song%29
The song is explicitly named after a street, so no more funny than e.g. Sunset Boulevard or Broadway.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #113 on: March 15, 2015, 06:33:02 PM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Avenue_%28song%29
The song is explicitly named after a street, so no more funny than e.g. Sunset Boulevard or Broadway.

Right, definitely knew about the song; so that's it, is it?
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #114 on: March 15, 2015, 06:47:10 PM »

It definitely is the song.  Not exactly a funny-ha-ha thing, but more of a 80s reference than anything else.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #115 on: March 15, 2015, 07:24:20 PM »


Serious. Is there some obvious connotation I should be finding (perhaps if I were less of an old person)?

I guess it's geographical. I find the street name funny because I've never seen an "Electric Ave" before.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #116 on: March 15, 2015, 07:46:04 PM »

not something you see "everyday"

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #117 on: March 15, 2015, 08:37:03 PM »

Funny this was the first thread I saw when I got on the board just now because I was going to post the pictures I took today in Cosmos, MN (80 miles west of Minneapolis). All the streets are named after planets, constellations, and other celestial features.

MN 4 is Milkyway Street, and MN 7 is Astro Avenue.



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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #118 on: March 16, 2015, 04:21:32 AM »

Milkvwav St…

Would insufficient bottom margin resulting in truncated descenders qualify that for the Signs With Design Errors thread?

As far as "funniest street names", no.  A space theme isn't automatically funny, let alone the superlative "funniest".  I think we may have a thread for themed street names around here somewhere…
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #119 on: March 16, 2015, 08:48:21 PM »

How about Double Trouble Road (Ocean CR 619) in South Toms River, New Jersey?
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #120 on: March 17, 2015, 07:45:22 AM »

There's an Electric Avenue over near Tysons Corner and the people who lived along there in the 1980s hated that song because of the rash of street sign thefts it prompted.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #121 on: March 17, 2015, 09:13:57 PM »

Here's one that crosses the Ohio Turnpike in Sandusky County

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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #122 on: March 20, 2015, 12:39:55 AM »

Here's one that crosses the Ohio Turnpike in Sandusky County



Given the past troubles with Penn State next door, that county name is most unfortunate.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #123 on: March 20, 2015, 05:07:07 AM »

Sandusky County

Given the past troubles with Penn State next door, that county name is most unfortunate.

We have had a river, a county, and two notable small cities with the name Sandusky for a long time. The association of that name with Penn State Jerry was a flash in the pan for us.
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Re: Funniest street names
« Reply #124 on: March 20, 2015, 12:44:06 PM »

Here's one that crosses the Ohio Turnpike in Sandusky County



Sounds like something from True Blood:bigass:
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