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Have Fun, Make Protest Signs, Engrave Tombs, Make Your Sign

Updated on September 11, 2014

Dec. 21, 2010 Update August 27, 2014

Don't Shoot Sign

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When I First Started Publishing On-Line

When I first started building my on-line presence, as @Lillygrillzit, I was seeking employment, but the economy was tanked. After checking in with the temp agency, and paper for any work, I would start my mornings by Tweeting. A new Tweeter, I knew enough that some Tweets and Tweeters are X rated, or extremely artistic. So, I searched in Twitter for organizations and businesses that I could stand behind, or even love, then tweet my limits.

Not getting out much, I called this Twittercise. During these calisthenics a particular Tweet caught my eye.

The Tweet was from @ucta, said "some fun during the break, automatically generate your own warning labels."

This sounded interesting, so I clicked on their link to check it out. Needless to say, it was like a new toy, and in total have spent hours hundreds of hours generating my own tombstones, street signs and warning labels.

As I was giggling and carrying on, [It is FUN] I realized this can be used for more than a few laughs, it is an ingenious format for business use and design ingenuity.

When it comes to fun I think that we must often generate our own fun, and once we do, fun and humor have a funny way of regenerating it themselves (with our help). The more people who are involved in fun-making, are involved, the more of a good thing is generated.

Here is hoping that the creators of these cool applications will benefit, as well as all of the fun-havers. Enjoy, these will be a big hit on Facebook and other social network sites.

Fun, fun, fun. Show us your Sign!

The longer I have played with Tombstone Generator, Street Sign Generator, Warning Label Generator and Warning Sign Generator the more ideas for use I have come up with.

  • An avatar for Twitter
  • Facebook funnies
  • Pins for Pinterest.
  • Writers' Prompts
  • Idea Generation
  • Creativity Station

As long as the imagination is not limited, the ways these can be used are limitless.

It has been four years since I first used the Street Sign, Tombstone, and Sign Generator, and the fun never stops. Come on...Show us your sign!

Tombstones I Generated

The Last Word.
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You talkin' to me? @LillyGrillzit
You talkin' to me? @LillyGrillzit | Source

Tweeting Builds Presence

In 2010, I spent each morning I would head to and do what I referred to as my Twittercise. I would do my workout of re-tweeting, shouting out, and following until I reached my daily limit. Then I would come on over to HubPages to read and write, HubHop (classic), shout-out and follow.

If it is your desire to create a @brand or #tag remember to keep aiming toward being known as a high content internet publisher. It is important to have a strong on-line presence if you want people to pay attention to you when you tweet, like, post or review something. Media prowess, does not come from falling off of a wagon, unless it is a Kardashian wagon.

There are ways to get attention. Some of it does not leave a long-term positive effect. The way I got known was by doing kindness, and advocating for what I agree with, and like. Then...

Slip in one of my Hubs, or articles, or photographs - Be like, "hey...retweet pretty please." And slowly, tweet by tweet, smile by smile, favorite by favorite, I became a familiar but useful pest. So, @Lillygrillzit was born, and survived infancy.

When you participate, be fair, promoting others as well as your self. You will find that generally the Twitter Community is a giving community, they will give back as well as you give. If you stay away for any amount of time, don't take it personally that no one is looking for you, or realizes you were gone. Twitter is an ocean of letter characters, being pushed and twirled by the inspiration, passion and greed of civilization.

In Napoleon Hill's book, "Think and Grow Rich", the philosophy is that if you give more than you get, you cannot help but prosper. This is a truism that has been proven time and again. Prosper doesn't always mean money, it can be things just go right for a while.

Street sign generator

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By street sign
By street sign
By street sign | Source

The signs, labels and warning signs

The signs, labels, and warning signs have a variety of actual safety symbols recognized worldwide. Sign-Generator . com have also included there are also humorous icons and symbols not normally found on safety posters, or warning signs.

As a writer who is self promoting, and self publishing, how many times have you needed a street name that was truly fictional?

When you create a visual prompt your characters can have more freedom to roam and travel a writer could possibly create an entire town with street sign generator.

The possible combination of signs, is limitless. Have fun, and show us your sign!

Using Ssign Generator in the Classroom by James Gallespie

Creative Bump - Use Sign Generator to

"Lilly walked quietly through the graveyard. It was still light out, but that did not dismiss the eerie feeling that stayed with her no matter how many times she assured herself she was alone. Each tombstone she passed showed that the inhabitant of each grave had lived over 200 years. Why did the graves look so fresh. After all of this time, who was tending the graves?..... "

Sign Generator Dot Org

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DANGER Sign I always wanted one of these to put in my car! HANG UP AND DRIVE @ LillyGrillzit
DANGER Sign I always wanted one of these to put in my car! HANG UP AND DRIVE @ LillyGrillzit
DANGER Sign I always wanted one of these to put in my car! HANG UP AND DRIVE @ LillyGrillzit | Source

A Prompt for Creativity

When creating a place of danger and intrigue consider how much easier or more delightful it will be to create your own labels for whatever is going into the 55 gallon barrels.

"He happened upon the barrels by accident. He was at Jymaa's Burgers, responding to a triggered alarm. The skull and crossbone stickers labeling the barrels made chills run up and down Kyle Hottinger's back. What was going on in this seemingly simple burger joint?...."

What is transpiring in your story?

Warning signs

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Think! Wash your hands
Think! Wash your hands
Think! Wash your hands | Source

Writers Prompt

"(your character) turns down a block, looks quickly both ways. He/she heads into the industrial side of the road, edging away from town. Not finding footprints, or signs of their play, he had no clues as to where the missing dogs could have gone..."

It is inspirational to have your own signs. Build an entire industrial complex around one or two warning signs.

Let your muse go wild

Make new signs every day, every holiday, fun

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From Tombstone to Solar System

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A markerTombstone, AZ -
Tombstone, AZ 85638, USA
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From Tombstone Arizona to Outer Space Lane writers being able to generate signs can only spur creativity into more writing

B markerSolar System -
Solar System Street, North Las Vegas, NV 89032, USA
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From Solar System to Tombstone it is all about creativity and ideas

Look what we can do now...

The makers of Sign Generator, have let all of the imagination out of the bag. There is more ways than ever to network, and make your articles stand out.

Create your own gentle reminder, or brash threat for readers to acknowledge, vote and/or share your work.

Have fun!


© 2010 Lori J Latimer


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      Lori J Latimer 7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Hey Ralwus, Merry Christmas! I know You will have a Blast with those signs. Can't wait to see. My condolences to your wife, and the loss of her uncle. The very Best to you 2011 and beyond!

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      ralwus 7 years ago

      Merry Christmas cutie and gee thanks for this. Looks like loads of fun. Charlie

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      Lori J Latimer 7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      RunAbstract, glad you had fun! :0)Happy New Year

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      RunAbstract 7 years ago from USA

      This was FUN!

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      Lori J Latimer 7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Dear MartieC, Thank you for visiting on this Christmas Eve, I wish you loads of fun and goodness. Have the best Christmas ever, Happy New Year, 2011 and beyond. Thank you for the read and comments.

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      Martie Coetser 7 years ago from South Africa

      I would love to try this. Definitely a.s.a.p. Enjoy your Christmas Eve, Lilly. Have fun!

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      Lori J Latimer 7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Dear SteveoMc as smart as you are, I can only imagine the cool things you will come up with. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a nice comment. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you.

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      SteveoMc 7 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      Funny signs, I think we can make it into a game. Loved the signs and I can see it being a lot of fun.

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      Lori J Latimer 7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      @chan0512, thank you my friend. I hope the creator(s) of this become famous, providing us with hours and miles of creative and inventive personalized photos, and avatars. :0)

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      chan0512 7 years ago from Camarillo, CA

      Very funny signs. I like this the most "Christmas is running upon you" :) Thanks for sharing!

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      Lori J Latimer 7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      @ghomefitness very good. Hope it is very beneficial to you in the future.

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      ghomefitness 7 years ago from Chicago,IL

      I will bookmark and use as a resource. Thanks

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      Lori J Latimer 7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      @Fiddleman -Thank you for being so quick and being the first to comment on this Hub. Follow the links and you can have fun too. Thanks again

      @Ign Andy - Thank you very much for giving this Hub a read, and I am happy you see the good use of resources this holds.

      @thoughtforce - Thank you very much for coming by to pick up some fun generation for your self! generate some fun now! Then Best.

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      Christina Lornemark 7 years ago from Sweden

      I can imagine one can spend some time on this! Such funny and useful generators! Thanks for sharing this, I know that they will be useful for me!

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      Ign Andy 7 years ago from Green Home Office

      Lilly, thank you to give this resources. I always wonder where those image come from. Now, I can use some of those site to add fun & catchy image to my future hubs :).

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      Fiddleman 7 years ago

      These are so cute, bet that was fun! Merry Christmas