Signs of the Times: Slipping with Serious Style

Jazz hands everyone! Falling can be flashy..

From Ski Cooper, Colorado: Jazz hands everyone! The Flashy Fall.

It seems like in every country, we know that yellow or orange signs signal caution. But that doesn’t mean these signs have to be boring and the same! I’ve noticed that “Slippery When Wet” signs vary quite a bit. The above sign is my favorite — this guy knows how to slip and land on his bum Broadway Style. Jazz hands everyone!

The following photos are part of the Slipping with Style collection.

Ski Cooper, Colorado. Skiers may know a few things about falling so there’s nothing wrong with adding some style — like the can can

Love the high kick on this one. Time to do the Can Can Save!

 

The helicopter hand

The helicopter hand at Denver International Airport.

The Helicopter Hand: And why wouldn’t vigorously waving your hand propel you back to an upright position?

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The Baseball Base Slide

In Las Vegas: The Baseball Base Slide Slip

Slide into base while you slip with this technique.

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The Waiter

Minneapolis: The Waiter Slip

I really wish there was a tray launching food and beverages included in this slippery sign. It looks like a classic cartoon slip in which the character falls in slow motion.

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Time to limbo!

Time to limbo!

This guy looks ready for a Limbo Landing from this slippery slide.

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Flipping off the source of the slippery mess at Wal-Mart.

Flipping off the source of the slippery mess at Wal-Mart.

From the look of his hand position, this person looks pissed. I think he’s flipping off something here. Or he’s doing the Mafia “You’re Dead to Me” hand gesture.

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This guy is really slipping on a wet surface in Toronto, Canada.

This guy is really slipping on a wet surface in Toronto, Canada.

Where is this guy walking? Through Shamu’s show area at Sea World? At least Canada is indicating that the surface is really really wet in this sign.

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The Ice Capades catch

The Ice Capades catch. Los Angeles

This graceful fall looks like an ice skater who botched the sit spin. It’s the Ice Capades Catch. 

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The Seductive Save sign in Adelaide, Australia.

The Seductive Save sign in Adelaide, Australia.

This looks like the victim is trying to be sexy while he falls into the Seductive Save.

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The Porn Star Save in Australia.

The Porn Star Save in Australia.

Now this stick figure porn star is just plain saying, “Come Hither, I’ve fallen.”

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Wow...talk about falling.

Wow…talk about falling.

This is actually an Uneven Surface sign and check out this figure! He is launching off that small obstruction in the floor. I don’t think this one is going to end pretty.

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12 thoughts on “Signs of the Times: Slipping with Serious Style

    • Thanks, Julie — I’m somewhat obsessed with stick figures and stick language. I’ll probably be posting some more random observations. It’s been a while since I’ve been to Europe, so let me know if there’s a European style to the Sticks. 🙂

    • I know! Jazz Hands actually inspired the whole collection. I’m wondering if there are more jazz hands out there — like Jazz Hands using the fire exit or Jazz Hands climbing on top of a dumpster he shouldn’t. I’d love to see Jazz Teens on their way to school. Thanks for the comment.

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