Dear Texas Department of Transportation:

I realize that you’re really busy, what with all that taking folks’ property whether they like it or not, giving it to foreign corporations so they can build roads on it, then charge the folks who gave you the land in the first place, so they can drive on ’em. It must be exhausting, especially now that you’re pretending all that recent unpleasantness is behind us.

But no, I’m writing you today to commend you on your construction zone warning signs. Sure, they’re helpful in trivial matters such as keeping people safe. But you really stepped it up a notch when you started allowing regular folks to hack into the signs and change the message.

Just a suggestion from the peanut gallery: how’s about, instead of charging folks to drive on roads they already paid for once before with their tax money, you instead charge folks a fee for the thrill of hacking into your electronic signs. I think it could be a real revenue-generator!

Here’s my humble suggestion, in case you decide to follow up:



3 Responses to Dear Texas Department of Transportation:

  1. jolie January 29, 2009 at 8:26 pm #

    awesome zombie warning. gotta get to work on reinforcements at the old homestead now.

  2. treehugger January 30, 2009 at 5:37 pm #

    The sign is misplaced is all. I would recommend somewhere in the vicinity of 12th and Congress.

  3. FUBAR January 30, 2009 at 7:41 pm #


    You are misinformed. I will have you know that there IS no 12th and Congress. Congress stops at 11th street, then resumes at 15th. If something was at 12th and Congress, that would actually put it right in the middle of the Texas Capi…. Oh. Nevermind.

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