08 May 2009

H1Z1 virus reaches Colchester?

Further to earlier news there are reports that a sign in Colchester is warning motorists to turn back, leading to fears that an outbreak of H1Z1 has now occurred there.

The sign on Brentwod Drive was put up to warn drivers of construction work ahead. The sign now reads "Turn Back!!!!!" "Swine Flu" and "Zombie Invasion!!!!!!!" and on three rotating messages.


16 comments:

Skuds said...

That is... brilliant.

Shame its only Colchester in the US and not Essex. I did see a website a while back that had detailed instructions on how to re-program these displays. (no link - can't remember it)
It turns out that the majority are left unattended and still set to the factory default password, so not too difficult.

Shows more wit than whoever hacked our car park signs in Crawley so that instead of displaying the number of spaces or "Full" they just said "Fuck off" although, to be honest, we were still amused by that.

jams o donnell said...

Glad you like it Skuds. If I knew how to reprogramme them I would be inclined to put up strange philosphical quotyes.. but Fuck off is perfectly good too!

A Doubtful Egg said...

I'm reminded of the boy who cried wolf. You won't be laughing when you drive past a sign saying "Zombie Invasion!!!!!!!" (I love the extra exclamation points, as if you need to emphasise the seriousness of the situation), only to discover it's not a joke... Although change it to "Drunken Aggressive Sexually Frustrated Zombie Punch-Up!!!!!!!" and it sounds like a Saturday night in Leicester (where I lived at one stage).

Sherry said...

Zombie Invasion????
Thanks for stopping by my site on Wednesday when I had questions about the mystery plant in my yard. Today I’ve posted what I believe is the answer with details: http://blondesherry.blogspot.com/2009/05/mystery-solved-its-not-yucky-its-yucca.html
See you tomorrow for Photo Hunt.

jams o donnell said...

... Or Romford Egg! This H1Z1 thing has amused me no end!

Excellent. I'm glad you have worked out what the plant is

RJ Flamingo said...

OMG! This is too funny, Jams! It was too difficult to see the whole thing earlier on my iPhone, and for a fleeting moment I wasn't sure it was a joke!:-)

Pisces Iscariot said...

Now you tell me it's in the US! I've been driving around for ages looking for it!

jams o donnell said...

Haha RJ

Haha Pisces made you look!

Dragonstar said...

Fun! Someone has a sense of humour.

jams o donnell said...

It's definitely a good one eh?

CherryPie said...

LOL

jams o donnell said...

Glad you liked it!

Mojo said...

Oh this is choice! With the number of these around my city, one could have a field day!

jams o donnell said...

Haha you could have a lot of fun!

Alvin Llobrera said...

Ahaha, the p0or m0uTh.

jams o donnell said...

I couldn't resist posting this Alvin!