Drive through any business center, downtown, or otherwise economically inclined area of a town or city at night and you’re bound to be greeted with an endless stream of neon signs. Words shining brightly through the night to let people know that anything your heart desires — tacos, gas, a pharmacy, real live nudes! — are waiting for you. They’re the old school version of a cell phone notification.
These neon signs are made to get your attention and a lot of attention is what they get. Unfortunately for the dear store owners for whom the signs shine, sometimes things go awry. A bulb goes out. A wire becomes frayed. Often what is left afterward is comedy gold.
These are some of the funniest, most unfortunate neon sign fails we could find thanks to the magic of the internet. Because really, that’s what the interwebs is for. Not information or even X-rated content. It’s for epic fails, funny fails, funny memes, funny photos, funny animal stuff, funny videos, funny quotes, and all other kinds of useless crap. Leave the learning to the nerds we’re here to chortle until Pepsi shoots out as many orifices as we can make it.
A Depot for What?
Funny thing, I checked, there are no aisles for those at Home Depot.
This Can’t Be Legal
Haha okay but what goes on in here???
Drive-Thru Religious Circumcisions?
Having a Bris before 4pm is, of course in bad taste. This is low key one of the worst neon sign fails in here.
Dunk Them in What?
WTF don’t tell me what to do with my almonds.
Not Where You Want to End Up on a Road Trip
— Crew United (@crewunited) October 5, 2016
To be fair, the bathrooms at most Shell stations are, in fact, hell. This isn’t totally sending the wrong message.
— Ad Digest (@AdDigest) October 5, 2016
Who needs to rent this?
— The Scottish Sun (@ScottishSun) November 27, 2017
We used to have enough decency to call this Shoneys.
Martha Washington’s Unofficial Tit(le)?
— World Wide Interweb (@WWInterweb) November 12, 2014
As far as unfortunate sign burnouts go, it feels especially disadvantageous for banks and the like. No one is going to get a loan from the place with funny pics of a boob word on its storefront.
The Widow Morrison Probably Disagrees
— Peregrin Hodgkinson (@Fnordmeister) May 23, 2015
Hopefully this gave someone a good lol on an otherwise crappy day.
Where is This?
Funny, we used to just call this a Starbucks. Either way it sounds like pervert Disney Land.
“We Only Sell Dianetics and 50 Shades”
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— Charlie and friends (@voon28260442) March 24, 2016
There are hilarious signs and then there are just accurate ones.
— news week (@newsweek88) September 21, 2016
But what it lacks in taste it makes up for in keeping me awake for twenty hours.
Like Manure, Or?
— WhirrlingMenace (@WhirrlingMenace) July 22, 2014
Haha. OMG. Poo. Funny stuff.
You Had One Job
— Ground Zero (@groundzeroweb) October 5, 2016
Don’t let the lights burn out in that sequence! That’s it.
— IslandBoyNick (@captainpajamas) May 25, 2014
Pretty good deal but do you have some pics we can see first?
Are There Tickets?
This has to happen to pretty much every Shoe Carnival in the country. At any given time there are at least 50 Hoe Carnivals in the continental United States. It’s not even a funny sign anymore. It’s just their brand. It probably used to get a huge amount of laughs but now everyone is so used to it they just shrug and move on.