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Funny Fall and Halloween Ads and Signs

Updated on October 13, 2015

October is here and autumn is upon us! Yes, my very favorite time of the year - when the air is cool and crisp, foliage is turning all wondrous shades of reds and golds and harvest time is in full swing in this hemisphere! Very soon Samhain (Halloween) will be upon us; the night in which pagans such as myself celebrate the passing of one year and the beginning of the next.

Along with these beauteous changes and the excitement of the holiday, this time of the year also marks the advent of seasonal advertisements, from big corporations to those folks just hoping to earn a little extra money. Most of these endeavors are of a cozy consumer-friendly nature, for goods and services typically associated with autumn: from costumes to pumpkin pies, to votive candles that make your house smell nice and rakes for getting fallen leaves off your lawn. All nice commodities! But every now and then we come across some advertisement or posting that somehow misses the cozy mark.

The following ads and signs are some of these fails. They are taken from my personal collection, and presented solely for your entertainment. Some are amusing simply for obvious printing oversights, while others leave one to wonder what was going through the mind of the person that made it! At any rate, I hope you can enjoy the humor found in them as much as I have!

This first clipping is an older ad; one that I'm sure is nothing more than a typo!

No typo in this ad, and I think we can all sympathize with the person that wrote it!

This one additionally works as free promotion for Webster's Dictionary.

Who you gonna call? The guys with the doggie pooper-scooper, of course!

Nice business card, but with fall here, I wouldn't trust eating a cake that's been sitting around since spring. Just say'in.

Ah, its nice to know middle-aged and pre-retired women don't face discrimination from every hedonistic Tom, Dick and Harry that walks the earth!

From a neighborhood that truly cares about keeping up appearances AND community awareness.

I think it's fair to say this advertiser is no stranger to welcoming the holidays in with a bang.

In case you know somebody who has a phobia of short people plagued with hirsutism restricted entirely to the feet, yes there's a costume just for that...

Sounds like a child-friendly market, huh?

Speaking of child-friendly...

This one isn't child-friendly, but this isn't the first time I've seen this guy's ads. And he does come highly rated in the friendly department by clients - or so I hear!

Mm.. this sounds yum-yum, right?

This one reminds us that the best part of the season is most definitely the tradition - no matter how stinky or devilishly juvenile that tradition may be!

This Hub ©October 14, 2015 by Beth Perry

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    Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Great ideas and a well-shared hub.

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    Beth Perry 2 years ago from Tennesee

    You're welcome Jodah, my pleasure!

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    John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

    Very funny signs and advertisements, Beth. Thanks for the smiles.