Residents of Oregon town say shape of traffic posts is offensive

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    cycocelica

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    Only in Oregon

    Looks like a standard post to me that I see everywhere. People complain about everything. Find a job.
     

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    mcarnes

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    I live in Oregon and I think they're ok.
     
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    Tom B.

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    Yeah well you would with an avatar like that. :p

    But, seriously, they look just like posts in most other places, and I think the people that complained just have dirty minds.
     
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    mcarnes

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    :p True. True.

    Portland is actually pretty liberal. There are more strip clubs here per capita than any other city in the U.S. I think these posts could cause a problem in any state, not just OR. You just have to ruffle the right feathers. Granted these are in Keizer, which is about 40 minutes south of Portland.

    In China the penis symbol is celebrated quite openly, in parks, parades and such.
     
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    Abstract

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    ANYTHING can be construed as "dirty" if you try veeeeeery veeeery hard.



    HAHA, I said "very hard".........hard like my penis. Oh man, that's sick!
     
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    Next thing you know

    these people will be trying to change the name of the state because it sounds too much like a slang word for the male genitalia:rolleyes:
     
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    ham_man

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    It would have been a whole lot funnier if they had parked the car with the wheels in just the right place...:p
     
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    Well I guess they are pretty imaginative there.

    Nothing looks more like a male genitalia than my schools main parking lot...


    My school is 2 stories tall, and this... shape is clearly visible.
     

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    adrianblaine

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    There is a big difference between Portland and the rest of the state. So I can imagine people in Keizer freaking out.
     
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    Scarlet Fever

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    they get offended by something every second person on this earth has. jeebus, seriously.

    the post doesn't even look that phallic.

    on a similar topic, why does the American media find it necessary to blur out turds?
     
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    ravenvii

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    Does that mean the picture aroused you...?
     
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    hot

    that photo was so hot. I've seen it on all the good sites.
     
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    I think I need to drink more alcohol. The numbness is beginning to wear off.
     
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    rdowns

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    C-SPAN has the exclusive rights. :eek:
     
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    Counterfit

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    There's a festival in Japan where people (usually wearing traditional underwear) carry giant wooden penises around.
     
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    Killyp

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    Seriously, I think it's actually getting quite stupid if people think that should be removed just because it's vaguely like a penis. Ice creams can look like an upside down penis:
    [​IMG]

    or a dog turd:
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    or like, well, yeh:
    [​IMG]


    But that doesn't stop me from eating ice cream (no dirty jokes please :D)
     
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    latergator116

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    Not to get off topic :)rolleyes:), but that first ice cream cone you posted looks really good!
     
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    adrianblaine

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    I'd say some of these are much worse...

    [​IMG]
     
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    iMeowbot

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    The town's proposed solution is to attach metal rings and chains to the posts. Because there'd be nothing at all suggestive about that change :confused:
     
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    echeck

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    Pssh...

    That's nothin'. The main interstate interchange in my town looks like a uterus.

    [​IMG]
     
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    topicolo

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    This thread is awesome
     
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    Abstract

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    No. I must have been looking in the mirror again or something.

    You're right, it's too disproportionate. Too short and stumpy to be a penis. Imagine the girth a guy would have if he had a penis with the same proportions!


    Despite not looking too much like a penis, I guess one solution is to cover it with a fitted sheet, preferrably waterproof so that the sheet doesn't get soaked and moldy from the fluids that makes contact with it (rubber or latex is a good material). That way, nobody can see the traffic post underneath it, and it would be protected from most disasters with a rather high rate of effectiveness.....probably around 98%.
     
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    echeck

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    Well, he may not bottom out in a tuna can, but he'll sure as hell blow the sides out!
     
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    Mechcozmo

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    My planet looks like a testicle.
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    Isn't that what they're complaining about? ;)
     

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