Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #42 Fun signs and Icons

It is oft said everything is bigger in Texas, It is also said there is truth in advertising-- I am not sure that either of those is true all the time.-- and this post will prove both these things one way or another.
1. This is one big Texas Smile-- apparently we really are happy about our BBQ here in Texas. &

2. Does Uncle Sam sell cars in your town?

3. I didn't pawn my covered wagon .Did you?


4. Does water from a mill seem fresher and cleaner to you?

5.I wonder if that is the loaner when you bring in yours for repair, and if so does it only vacuum bull's eyes?


6. Do metal palm trees attract you to stay in this motel?

7. The Texas flag is used A LOT here in Ft Worth

8.Does this beef look a little tough to you?

9. If I found this horse in my hotel room I would be terrified

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10 What a novel idea (just like the Steak house around the corner)
lets put a big cow on top of our sign:>


11.Now that shes welcomed you all to America she has to ask for all your tax dollars.

12. But i do wonder what this arrow with the crazy hair cut knows about taxes -- must have something to do w/ the green

13. This sign makes me hope there are two of every antique inside

Bonus: these two guys look they know a thing or two about mufflers-- I might be tempted to buy one from them


And this one I took at peril to my life-- stopping on a very busy street and could have been very expensive as they wanted to make me buy a car for taking a picture :> But I zoomed away as the man was loudly trying to convince me in Spanish -- The irony was not lost on me.She has welcomed all to our country.

47 comments:

ellen b said...

Oh these are fantastic! you did good...

Sue said...

Goodly photos!!! I like #9 but would freak me out too .. lol!

Nicholas said...

Nice! Lots of animals on signs there, I see.

Morgan Leigh said...

Haha. 2 cow photos. Wonderful! :) And 2 Lady Liberty's. Wow. :) Nice photos.

SJ Reidhead said...

I love it!

When I saw the "13 Icons" I just knew we were going to be presented with some pathetically charming religious mush - but I love it!

SJR
The Pink Flamingo

Chelle Y. said...

Those were fun to see!

The Flying Monkeys said...

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Natalie said...

The cow over the steakhouse is cracking me up.

Happy TT!

Cindy said...

As a fellow Texan I am lovin' this! LOL!

No Nonsense Girl said...

wow, some of them are quite surprising...

Love the pictures, as always you are an amazing photographe!!!

Have a great week!!!

Cricket's Hearth said...

These were so funny!

Pamela Kramer said...

These are a hoot and a holler, said the Native Texan! Happy TT.

Lady Rose said...

really fun collection of photos

Shopper 12 said...

You've definitely got some interesting things in Texas... don't think I could find all of these things in DC. Maybe.

Nap Warden said...

Great post...I love this kind of stuff!

MondaythroughSunday said...

Very fun!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

And they say that America has become horribly the same... you've proved that wrong!

Open Grove Claudia said...

Gosh.... Texas... wow. I have seen the green guy with the black hair. I always wonder why that is supposed to make me trust them... I mean really!

Congratulations on your workout stats. They are quite impressive!

Happy TT!

My TT is about my trip to the Haunted Hotel.

byrningbunny said...

Very funny.

Lara Angelina said...

I recently did a TT about 13 places I've visited and Texas was one of them. I LOVE Texas because it is so big!! This was a great TT! Very funny and so true!

pussreboots said...

We have a horse just like that outside one of our local stores. Happy TT. Thanks for stopping by.

Dane Bramage said...

No wonder Texans are so tough. Its all the metal animals they eat. It would explain their metal muffler heads too.

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Skittles said...

This was a lot of fun! I'd be scared of a horse in my room, too!

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xakara said...

Large plaster and steel farm animals have always been a little disturbing to me. *grin*

Great pictures though! :)

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Bethany said...

Those are awesome!! The smile on the first one was so adorable. :D My TT is up too!

EHT said...

These icons are wonderful!

Mandy said...

Great photos! I would LOVE to travel to TX one day!!

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jayedee said...

too cute! happy t13!

Ivan said...

Sorry. Look please here

Darla said...

Oh, these are great! I need to remember to take my camera around more often.

Lynne said...

Kansas City likes to use the cows and steers on top of their steakhouses as well!

Brenda ND said...

What interesting pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Zenmomma said...

These are great! I love the cows and horses on the buildings. We don't get that here in Oregon. Maybe it really is a Texas big-sign thing.

TwoPugs said...

LOL - I lived in Texas for a few years. I swear I've seen some of those!

Barbara said...

Nice TT. But, I think the #10 COW is actually a steer. :)

shawnysmoonbeam said...

What a fun post.I will be more on the look out for things like that in my town
Love Shawny

Diana said...

Fun list! Texan's do it big!!

The Mama Bear said...

Love the theme and the photos.....remind me of a few we have here in WI.

Melanie said...

Those are great! Love it!!

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julia said...

The horse on the balcony is my favorite. Wonderful idea for a T13!

Julie said...

Love those photos, Marcia. It seems exciting where you live with all those signs!

Hope the remainder of the week would be great! :)

Lilli & Nevada said...

WOW! Texas does things in a big way. Those are great. one day i hope to get there and see Texas for myself

Malcolm said...

Nice photos. I wonder how the horse got on the balcony and why it was placed there.

crushedglass said...

I don't think that looking at a cow makes me want to *eat* cow.

Also, that metal tree place will give you free cabple, coffee, and a pool. Anything more than that is just plain greedy. ;)

Old Wom Tigley said...

These are just great.. I must make the timeto call back here and view each and every one of them...
Thanks for putting in the time on this post..

Suzi-k said...

hehe this is a fun post, you must have had a great time capturing all these!

Karen said...

Great job - it must have taken ages to get it done! :)

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