Hacked road signs warn of hunters, zombies and tanks

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We're running out of ways to tell you NOT to hack electronic road signs, but after some recent unpleasantness we're grateful the quality's going up. South Carolina has hunters, zombies, and tanks… oh my!

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Hackers in South Carolina used the simple steps we were insistent they shouldn't follow and took to various electronic construction signs in the Fort Mill area.

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There's the classic "Zombies ahead" sign, another more realistic one noting "Watch for Hunters," and our favorite sign declaring "Be alert for Tanks." The AP drolly notes that "There have been no reports of zombies. Or tanks." But aren't they missing the point? If there were Zombies ahead I'd hope tanks and hunters were also around.

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DISCUSSION

Piloter
Piloter, raging against the machine.

Goddammit, as a child of the 80s all I want to see is

CHECKPOINT REACHED

TIME EXTENDED

and less of this postmodern self-referential modern meme stuff.

CAUTION SLOW MOVING HIPSTERS would be droll.

PROTECT US FROM

OUR YOUTH would be postmodernist but actually amusing given who's probably hacking them.

I LIKE IKE or BETTER DEAD THAN RED would be great examples of resorting to a previous generation for phrases to make "old people" scowl or laugh.

CECI N'EST PAS UN SIGN?

LONG PIG: THE OTHER

OTHER WHITE MEAT?

Or hell, WALL DRUG (X) MILES?

Is it snowing?

O THAT THIS TOO TOO

SOLID ICE WOULD MELT, get a little Bard all up in there.

There is a part of me that also greatly wants to see a five-flasher along the lines of

IN THIS VALE

OF TOIL AND SIN

YOUR HEAD GROWS BALD

BUT NOT YOUR CHIN

BURMA SHAVE

just to add a little entertainment value to modern road advertising.

But no, all we get is zombies and tacos. For god's sake, people, commit your misdemeanors with that long-forgotten element of STYLE!