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Burma Shave

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by Glockrunner, Jun 7, 2002.


  1. Glockrunner

    Glockrunner
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    HOOYA DEEPSEA

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    Remember these? Dates us, doesn't it?
    People drive so fast these days there wouldn't be time to enjoy these.

    HE LIT A MATCH
    TO CHECK GAS TANK
    AND NOW THEY CALL HIM
    SKINLESS FRANK
    ***BURMA SHAVE***

    For those of you who never saw the Burma Shave signs, here is a quick lesson in our history of the 1930's and '40's. Before the 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 LOOSE 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 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
    ITS A 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 HOPIN'
    ***Burma Shave***

    AT INTERSECTIONS
    LOOK EACH WAY
    A HARP SOUNDS NICE
    BUT ITS 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***

    And my all time favorite

    PASSING SCHOOL ZONE
    TAKE IT SLOW
    LET OUR LITTLE
    SHAVERS GROW
    ***Burma Shave***

    Now do these bring back memories??