Residents of South Carolina warned of "Zombies Ahead"

The Fort Mill Herald newspaper of South Carolina reports that "two electronic road signs on S.C. 160 near the York-Lancaster county lines were apparently tampered with sometime before 4 a.m. Sunday, according to Lance Cpl. Billy Elder of the Highway Patrol." One sign read "Zombies Ahead" and rotated to "Watch for Hunters." On the other side of the road, another sign read "Be alert for Tanks." Photos here.

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  1. Not uncommon here in the Northeast. While there is supposed to be security on those things to prevent tampering, it often goes unused.

  2. Having grown up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (with bordering York County), I am suprised to learn that there are bordering York & Lancaster counties in South Carolina.

    I wonder if there was some common thread in their founding that lead to this.

    1. I wonder if there was some common thread in their founding that lead to this.

      Wars of the Roses

      I imagine you see York Street and Lancaster Street crossing each other in towns around the world.

      1. As an amusing side note, we have a local divorce counseling service located at the corner of Union and Division.

        1. Union and Division

          Now, that makes for some ideal letterhead! One can’t help but think that a founding city planner had this very establishment in mind when the streets were laid out.

    2. PA is notorious for being unimaginative when naming their counties. That may have something to do with it.

  3. Good for the hackers. If government won’t protect us from the undead, then ordinary citizens must take up that duty ourselves.

  4. Where’s the guy who is outraged about the safety equipment being used for frivolous purposes? I expected at least one by now.

    1. Where’s the guy who is outraged about the safety equipment being used for frivolous purposes? I expected at least one by now.

      I’m so sorry I’m late. I got stuck in traffic on the 160. It’s an outrage!

  5. my friend sent me a picture of one of these signs that got hacked on some cold, rainy county road between Toronto and Ottawa.
    It flipped between 4 messages: “Caution”, “Construction Ahead”, “Drive with Care”, “Juicy Pussy”

  6. One of these cropped in Boulder (Zombies Ahead) last week. Big lolz, and switched back to its intended purpose pretty quickly. We need more creativity in “improving” these signs.

  7. Maybe it’s just me, but I’m tired of zombie humor. It’s old hat. It’s done. The past decade has killed this bit of humor even more than “all your base.” I’d have actually prefered an “all your base” joke, that’s how far this joke has gone.

    After a slew of films, comics, books, video games, t-shirts, etc., I officially declare the zombie joke over. I will now only respond with an eyeroll to zombie humor. Go and subvert a new meme in the name of comedy.

  8. I went to check out the Jalopnik piece on cracking the roadsigns, and it fed my browser so many scripts that the browser crashed. Tried again with Javascript off and nothing displayed. So much for Jalopnik.

    That’s OK though, I was just curious how it was done. I wouldn’t actually try to crack a road sign.

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