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Thursday, 15 March 2012

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Who wouldn't get on this bus ?

Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark - "...Snakes...why did it have to be snakes..."

and

Nelville Flynn (Samuel L Jackson) - Snakes on a Plane: "...Everybody listen up! We have to put a barrier between us and the snakes !..."

Similar (but not as goog as that) in Wrocław / Poland: http://static0.blip.pl/user_generated/update_pictures/2002139.jpg

It advertises the Wrocław ZOO.

I'm betting Dan Berry and Paris are just hating this one...

pax / Ctein

I saw a picture of an articulated bus yesterday. The two parts of an accordian had been painted either side of the flexible joint of the bus.

They did it on one of the subway trains as well - my kids really dropped their jaws, when we rode it for the first time :-)

The painted "indentations" really did look quite convincing - even up close.

Soeren,
Copenhagen, Denmark

You know when some things just make you grin..... this is one of them! Hats off to the people who designed and implemented it :) This kind of visual humour transcends all boundaries of age and culture... unless your culture believes some kind of omnipotent snake-god I guess!

You are right. My wife had one look and said "I wouldn't get on this bus!"

I wonder if it's not a little scary for foreign drivers, you take a turn and suddenly you have the snake head in your car window, who knows, it looks very realistic.

I really hate snakes and I also probably wouldn't get on that bus - hopefully the next bus has a different paint scheme.

It is quite good though, hence all the anti-snake vitriol (I wanted to say venom, but that just wouldn't be right).

I hope the photo was taken with lossless compression!
Pete Wilkinson

Technology does not necessarily make a talented artist.

Anyone can purchase a huge format printer, computer and sign layout software to make any type of signage but only those who have a high level of talent and skill in the trade can create stunning signs.

What a clever ad! A few years ago the Shedd Aquarium created an entrance shelter that looked like a giant anaconda was eating the line of visitors. It was pretty cool, too.

Much more interesting than the advertising clad busses we get here.

I like the Pabst beer art on the buses in Milwaukee. Pretty hip.

gotta be hell on schizophrenics . . . .

Wow...that is crazy. Not sure I would want to get on! lol

Dang.. had to look to see it.. thought someone just photoshoped the bus pic... didn't realize someone photoshoped the snake onto the actual bus...

between dreams and nightmares...
robert

Ctein: You betcha.

Actually, I'm kidding. I LIKE the bus, and wouldn't have any problem with it. It's the realistic closeups that get me. National Geographic used to do that, from time to time.

Brrrrrrr.

Really, I don't hate them. I get that they are God's creatures, and like all other animals, a complex and beautiful response to evolutionary pressures. But so are bedbugs and mosquitoes. And Escherichia coli.

I liked the "sharkbus" I saw in Auckland last year.

http://www.jimhayes.com/Pacific2011/Pages/11.html

This is rather creative, but will not appreciate the people should be scared.

Want to be on one actually. How many time you can enjoy your bus ride by looking outside for the reactions of people looking at you!

A question for TOP readers in Denmark: Just curious, why do you think the writing on the side of the bus is in English, not Danish?

Hvorfor engelsk på den danske bus? **

1. It's Copenhagen and I suspect they're targeting tourists so the international language is English.

2. Most Danes speak English.

I'm not a Dane but I lived in Aarhus for half a year and spoke very little Danish. Even the teenage checkout girls at the supermarket could switch from Danish to perfect English when presented with a very confused English guy. As a Danish friend of mine said when I asked him why so many Danes speak excellent English (and German and can get by with Norwegian (roughly same written language but spoken like Scots is to English) and Swedish): "There are only 5 million Danes. You can't expect everyone to learn Danish".

Only the tagline would be incomprehensible to non-English speaking Danes. Zoo is the same in both languages. That and the snake. They would get the message.

** "Why English on the Danish bus?" but you got that from context and a couple of similar words (from Google translate as my Danish is now non-existant apart from tak and an understanding of Hyggelig).

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