Entry driveway signs

Entry driveway signs

Postby levik » Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:51 pm

I found the quotes on the sign placards leading up to the city gates to be very well picked. Unfortunately, my memory ain't what it used to be, so I've pretty much forgotten all of them (except for the one from Tyler Durden).

Is there a list anywhere out there what I could save for posterity?
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Postby Dato » Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:54 pm

Don't know about a list, but here is one that stuck out in my mind:

"The reason it's called the American dream is because you have to be asleep to believe in it."

-George Carlin


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Postby levik » Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:05 pm

Another one I remembered:

"America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization."

- Georges Clemenceau
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Postby Curry » Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:36 pm

I actually found the entry signs quite pessimistic and depressing after a bit. I do understand the state of our nation is far from what the originators set forth or even what we would now have liked it to evolved in to, but these are also things we already know... Or we wouldn't be coming to TTITD. I am thankful that someone took the time to make the signs and it was their art and there was a lot of truth to ponder in all of it. But I am of the mind that focusing on what is wrong, bad and terrible will cause you to often get more things that are wrong, bad and terrible. Whereas focusing on the creation of the dream one would like to see and living it to the best of one's ability... well, y'know...
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:00 pm

Three by WT Sherman and one from Democracy in America.

And Twain's: Suppose you were an idiot; then suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

They had more than usual, I think. Of course the site was further from the road. You think they'd have them on the main site somewhere, but I've never seen them there.
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Postby levik » Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:36 pm

[quote="Curry"]I actually found the entry signs quite pessimistic and depressing after a bit. [/quote]

I couldn't disagree more - I think a lot of those quotes were tongue-in-cheek statements by people who loved America, but chose to show that by poking fun at it. Overall, I was a little afraid that this year's theme would devolve into the same chest thumping "america is great in every respect, and if you don't agree leave" we see coming out of this years' presidential campaign. But I think these signs set the perfect tone of understated patriotism that is sorely lacking in today's unsubtle pop culture.
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Postby Curry » Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:11 am

I certainly have never minded using humor to make a point. And I understood the "tongue-in-cheek" aspect of the comments... but just too many towards to the negative that we are already aware of and less on the creation that we are capable of, in my opinion. Of course, that is one of the delightful things... we can have and express our opinions and share the right to disagree. :)

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Postby shyfawkes » Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:04 pm

Loved the quotes! I wanted to snap some pics, but we came in at 1am... i'd love to see a list of them all as well.

There were several quotes by Alexis de Tocqueville. I can't remember which ones, exactly, but here's a list that contains some of his most famous quotes...

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/autho ... ville.html

I particularly like:

"America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great. "
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Postby Toolmaker » Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:59 pm

Those signs are one of my favorite parts of BM. Thanks to all who make em happen every year.
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Re: Entry driveway signs

Postby wedeliver » Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:35 pm

levik wrote:I found the quotes on the sign placards leading up to the city gates to be very well picked. Unfortunately, my memory ain't what it used to be, so I've pretty much forgotten all of them (except for the one from Tyler Durden).

Is there a list anywhere out there what I could save for posterity?


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Postby gyre » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:31 am

Or we wouldn't be coming to TTITD.

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Postby Curry » Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:14 pm

TTITD = That Thing In The Desert
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Postby roamer » Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:11 am

Curry wrote:TTITD = That Thing In The Desert


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Postby C.f.M. » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:56 am

I got most of them on video, we took turns reading them in silly voices as we ambled our way in.
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