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Discussion in 'Jokes and Humour' started by Pura Vida, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. Pura Vida

    Pura Vida Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma-Shave
    A man, a miss,

    A car, a curve.

    He kissed the miss,

    And missed the curve.

    Burma Shave


    I'm sure that Burma Shave actually saved some lives. People laughed and they were more careful! It was a REAL "service" to America, even though it was an advertisement and it was one of the RARE "really useful" ones!


    To My Old-As-Dirt Friends and Relatives who qualify as "old as dirt." For those who never saw any of the Burma Shave signs, here is a quick lesson in our history of the 1930's and '40's. Before there were interstates when everyone drove the old 2 lane roads, Burma Shave signs would be posted all over the countryside in farmers' fields. They were small red signs with white letters. Five signs, about 100 feet apart, each containing 1 line of a 4 line couplet and the obligatory 5th sign advertising Burma Shave, a popular shaving cream.


    DON'T STICK YOUR ELBOW

    OUT SO FAR

    IT MAY GO HOME

    IN ANOTHER CAR.

    Burma Shave



    TRAINS DON'T WANDER

    ALL OVER THE MAP

    'CAUSE NOBODY SITS

    IN THE ENGINEER'S LAP.

    Burma Shave



    SHE KISSED THE HAIRBRUSH

    BY MISTAKE

    SHE THOUGHT IT WAS

    HER HUSBAND JAKE.

    Burma Shave



    DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD

    TO GAIN A MINUTE

    YOU NEED YOUR HEAD

    YOUR BRAINS ARE IN IT.

    Burma Shave



    DROVE TOO LONG

    DRIVER SNOOZING

    WHAT HAPPENED NEXT

    IS NOT AMUSING.

    Burma Shave



    BROTHER SPEEDER

    LET'S REHEARSE

    ALL TOGETHER

    GOOD MORNING, NURSE

    Burma Shave



    CAUTIOUS RIDER

    TO HER RECKLESS DEAR

    LET'S HAVE LESS BULL

    AND A LITTLE MORE STEER.

    Burma Shave



    SPEED WAS HIGH

    WEATHER WAS NOT

    TIRES WERE THIN

    X MARKS THE SPOT.

    Burma Shave



    THE MIDNIGHT RIDE

    OF PAUL FOR BEER

    LED TO A WARMER

    HEMISPHERE.

    Burma Shave



    AROUND THE CURVE

    LICKETY-SPLIT

    BEAUTIFUL CAR

    WASN'T IT?

    Burma Shave



    NO MATTER THE PRICE

    NO MATTER HOW NEW

    THE BEST SAFETY DEVICE

    IN THE CAR IS YOU.

    Burma Shave



    A GUY WHO DRIVES

    A CAR WIDE OPEN

    IS NOT THINKIN'

    HE'S JUST HOPING

    Burma Shave



    AT INTERSECTIONS

    LOOK EACH WAY

    A HARP SOUNDS NICE

    BUT IT'S HARD TO PLAY.

    Burma Shave



    BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEEL

    EYES ON THE ROAD

    THAT'S THE SKILLFUL

    DRIVER'S CODE.

    Burma Shave



    THE ONE WHO DRIVES

    WHEN HE'S BEEN DRINKING

    DEPENDS ON YOU

    TO DO HIS THINKING.

    Burma Shave



    CAR IN DITCH

    DRIVER IN TREE

    THE MOON WAS FULL

    AND SO WAS HE.

    Burma Shave



    PASSING SCHOOL ZONE

    TAKE IT SLOW

    LET OUR LITTLE

    SHAVERS GROW.

    Burma Shave



    Do these bring back any old memories? If not, you're merely a child. If they do - then you're old as dirt LIKE ME!
     
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