Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Running Mates

Caution: Zombies At The Next Intersection

A digital traffic sign in Austin, Texas, has mysteriously been altered to proclaim: "The end is near! "Caution! Zombies ahead!" And just in case anyone was wondering what to do next, the sign advised motorists to "Run for cold climates". The department, TxDOT, is now trying to figure out who hacked into its system.

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12 comments:

TheWritersPorch said...

Too Funny! I would have loved to seen the reactions of the motorist!

E said...

TxDOT had it coming to them! I only wish I could have seen it and passed it around the office where I work- we work with TxDOT regularly.

spacedlaw said...

"Run for cold climate" is something that you could use locally too. I keep you in my thoughts.

Artist Unplugged said...

That's funny. Hey, been thinking about you because the news is talking about the fires over there. That is so horrible...how close is it to you now?

Twisted Fencepost said...

Funny! I would have like to have seen that sign.

AirmanMom said...

david...your posts are always all over the place; which makes each visit to your blog such an adventure!
Thank you!

~AM

Sandi McBride said...

A horror movie fan who is also a teenager...that would be my bet!
Sandi

Maggie May said...

While they were trying to decipher the meaning, any motorist could have had a pile up.
How do they hack into those things?

George said...

I wonder if that hacked sign caused any traffic accidents. But then, many Americans ignore such signs.

Charles Gramlich said...

I read about this. It apparently happened a couple of times.

Jazz said...

Brilliant. I'd love to do that to the electronic signs around here...

Poutalicious said...

If the last sign would have said "evacuation underway" I wonder how many people would have turned around.