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officially mooseless

April 2, 2008

Spent a great afternoon researching the Maine Accent at the Maine Folklife Center today, but 3 hours up and 3 hours back make for a tired me.

Just north of Waterville, about 70 miles from Portland, saw a sign on the side of the road:

MOOSE CROSSING

USE CAUTION

There was also just the cutest little Moose picture on that sign. While I’m not entirely stupid, and well aware that the last place you want to see a moose is coming through your windshield, I should admit that there was a definite moment of YES!!!! Combined with a requisite degree of much excitement. But, sadly, though I kept my eyes peeled for the mooses, there were none to be seen. What about trying a little truth in advertising there, Maine? A better sign would be:

YOU ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE AN ACCIDENT LOOKING FOR A MOOSE THAN HITTING ONE

Another good sign would be, “Olympia Snow is a Senator, not a Mountain Range, so don’t embarrass yourself.”

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5 comments

  1. Mooses? Moose? Meese?

    I like your slogan suggestions, especially the moose one -you should forward it to someone official.


  2. George, whose summer place was in the woods in Maine, was sometimes visited by moose. He used to say that while are they are fascinating to look at, don’t piss them off. This isn’t the way he said it, but you get the idea.


  3. great post! i agree– stalking wildlife behind the wheel is dangerous!!


  4. so when do we get a new entry?


  5. The funniest part of the entry is the Olympia Snow comment! That is totally a “So the car won’t turn on without the siren” moment to say “How do I get to Olympia Snow”!!! Love it! Miss you…come home!



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