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Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Date: June 01, 2009 09:29AM

Corner of Meadow Hall & Monroe St., south of Herndon.


Who picked this sign? Stone, check. Nice font, check. Cheap cinderblock supports, check. Looks like a poorly-installed headstone, check.

Paraphrasing: "You can come home any time you like, but you can ...never leave!"


It's sad enough to see when the weather is nice, but when it's wet out... :-<
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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Posted by: 496 ()
Date: June 01, 2009 09:34AM

Is that blood dripping down the face?

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Posted by: MrMephisto ()
Date: June 01, 2009 10:39AM

I don't know what I'm looking at here. I don't see anything strange about it.

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Date: June 01, 2009 10:50AM

It does look like a tombstone with cinder blocks holding it up. It also looks like you wasted your time because nobody cares.

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Posted by: MrMephisto ()
Date: June 01, 2009 10:59AM

WashingTone Locian Wrote:
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> It does look like a tombstone with cinder blocks
> holding it up. It also looks like you wasted your
> time because nobody cares.

Oh.

I think it looks kind of neat, except for the cinder blocks.

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Date: June 01, 2009 11:04AM

MrMephisto Wrote:
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>
> Oh.
>
> I think it looks kind of neat, except for the
> cinder blocks.


It's entirely possible it is being held in place until the landscaper has time to come out and set some footings for it. It appears to be just standing on the dirt. I imagine they will pour some concrete with some re-bar for it.

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Date: June 01, 2009 11:06AM

at least it will be easy to decorate for Halloween. some fake blood and maybe a zombie arm coming up out of the dirt.

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: June 01, 2009 11:19AM

Actually I think its been held up by two of those sign twirlers you see on saturday afternoons on major roads like Rte 29 or Rte 7.

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Posted by: saw it coming ()
Date: June 01, 2009 12:33PM

This is clearly the thread everybody has been waiting for, the rocket scientists who post on a regular basis have definitly run out of things to bitch about.

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Posted by: Numbers ()
Date: June 01, 2009 01:06PM

Still, I'll bet it cost a fortune.

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: June 01, 2009 01:08PM

You know $10,000 of hard paid association dues went towards that.

Another reason to hate HOAs.

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: June 01, 2009 01:10PM

I always thought it was cool that Monroe St is Rt 666

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Posted by: Juan ()
Date: June 01, 2009 01:12PM

It's the Herndon\Oak Hill area. That area is nothing but beaners and white trash.

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Date: June 01, 2009 01:12PM

beaners?

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Posted by: MrMephisto ()
Date: June 01, 2009 01:28PM

longtime NoVA res Wrote:
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> beaners?

You know, people who eat beans.

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Posted by: laughingsam ()
Date: June 01, 2009 01:28PM

the most unfortunate (unless you like humor) sign in fairfax is the one on Springvale Road just after you cross Rte 7. its an 'adopt a highway sign'. i'd always thought 'the dark realm of the camarillo' or whatever was the oddest i'd seen in virginia. turns out The ANALEMMA SOCIETY adopted a highway, too. who is emma, and how much of a ho do you have to be to have a whole society devoted to your sexual proclivities?!!!

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Posted by: DOW ()
Date: June 01, 2009 03:33PM

So many times I have wanted to lay a wreath on it. Maybe stick some candles or a few rocks on it. It truly is a miserable neighborhood entry sign.

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Date: June 01, 2009 03:36PM

It would look much nicer if set in brick, or if there was a border, or *something*.

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: June 01, 2009 08:19PM

Yeah, that's a fucked up neighborhood
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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Posted by: LOLcat ()
Date: June 01, 2009 08:35PM

TheMeeper Wrote:
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> Yeah, that's a fucked up neighborhood


you make LOL cat LOL!

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Posted by: Melissa ()
Date: June 02, 2009 12:23AM

TheMeeper Wrote:
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> Yeah, that's a fucked up neighborhood


Wow! That could be the setting for a low budget flick. Can I be the token female who shrieks, makes a lame attempt to run, then stumbles and falls?

Oh, then there could be the jittery run through the corn field across the street....

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Posted by: Stinkfist ()
Date: June 02, 2009 12:47AM

It's rain you fuckass

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Posted by: Gray Ghost ()
Date: June 02, 2009 08:19AM

Stinkfist Wrote:
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> It's rain you fuckass

Know your subject! That sign has been slimed by ghosts.

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Posted by: MrMephisto ()
Date: June 02, 2009 08:52AM

Gray Ghost Wrote:
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> Stinkfist Wrote:
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> -----
> > It's rain you fuckass
>
> Know your subject! That sign has been slimed by
> ghosts.

Awesome.

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Posted by: ITRADE ()
Date: June 02, 2009 10:28AM

hai!
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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Posted by: Melissa ()
Date: June 02, 2009 11:16AM

ITRADE Wrote:
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> hai!


Ya know, I never noticed the cinder blocks until this morning.

I would love to see the owl pop out and wave randomly as I drove home.

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Posted by: 496 ()
Date: June 02, 2009 01:14PM

TheMeeper Wrote:
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> Yeah, that's a fucked up neighborhood


I just noticed the street sign +1

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Posted by: Judge Crater ()
Date: June 02, 2009 01:58PM

Can I be a zombie and do the thriller dance.....

you know mellissa.......Im not like other guys, SHAM-ON!

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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Date: September 30, 2015 12:09PM

In plenty of time for Halloween: since the last posting on this, they've bricked around the bottom of the sign, landscaped around it, and have added (very bright!) lighting. Looking less like a tombstone now.
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Re: Meadow Hall's unfortunate sign
Posted by: Springfieldian ()
Date: September 30, 2015 09:29PM

It's Herndon. What do you want?! Years ago during a few housing booms they threw up neighborhoods overnight so any asshat with a paycheck could buy a single family with vinyl siding and no garage.
It's only a matter of time before an intoxicated illegal runs off the road and takes the sign out. Then you'll have your chance to replace it with your own masterpiece. Better get started chipping away at some granite.

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