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HillBilly

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"ALDERON - TO LEARN THE WAYS OF THE FORCE" cause Iam a nerd

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"PICK ME UP, I SMOKE YOU UP" this works really well and potheads make for interesting rides
 
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I haven't had much luck with signs... I get picked up a lot if I'm walking, then when I hear a car approaching, I turn around, smile, and give them the ol' thumb.
 

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when i was in Reno the ramp i was at was near a strip club so i flew a sign that said" i won't tell your wife if you pick me up please" and it was great got some great laughs and a ride out of it. then if i am in a Stoner area i use" magic cigs for a ride please?" and that tends to work for me pretty well but for the most part i stick to " anywhere but here" or the direction i want to head.
 

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ive got a few..

"mars"

"off to never land"

"you know you want to"

but my all time favorite is to have a nice big sign with nothing on it, everyone does a double take in confusion
 
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I Figure the straight up destination works fairly well

If it's an interstate i'm trying to get to from a more inland route (ex ) 441 Okkeechobe FL to I95

Write I and then a big ass 95 underneath it

I've tried catchy phrases before and they're just too long for people to read clearly

I'm thinking i need a bigger marker next time as well

---I lost my sign once flying it along a rainy road and a very nice business man who was just opening shop supplied me with a marker and cardboard

Sweet deal when people bring out their heartsd
 

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I totally got a shit ton of rides with a Tokyo sign. Most of it was in Northern California.
It didn't matter if people didn't stop to pick us up, most just smiled at us or gave us beer or something. Fun as fuck.
 

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By the way, has anyone read The Glass Castle yet? It's on my list...
I have definitely read 'The Glass Castle' and it's fucking awesome. I totally suggest it to anyone.
It's not entirely about traveling but it is really badass.
 

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Ive gotten rides with
"Too skinny to rape"
"I have hella weed"
"PA or..well anything really"
and twice with just the thumb.

"I've got hella weed" works the best by far , just make sure you got some bud.
 
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Hmm, I've always gone with the name of the next biggest city or the next state. Sometimes I just fly the name of the highway I'm on, though that tends to be pretty slow. My favorite is and will always be 'NIRVANA' - you find some of the most interesting people that way :)
 

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"mama said there'd be days like this" has always been a good one. i like the funnier, more clever one's though. they seem to work better for me.
 
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wwjd is a classic. I was hitching in a group of 4 for some reason and we made 4 signs that all went together like:
"take us" "2" "Dallas" "please"
"2" "Loooo" "ooong view" "please"

We also flew one that said "so damn hot"
 

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WWJD never worked for me. Neither did Alaska/Japan/Tokyo. The only things that people admitted caught their attention was a smile face, and "Anywhere but here."
 

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I've thought it would be funny to fly a sign that read, "Want 2 Fuck?" Even though that might attract the wrong type of crowd you were looking for, but a bus load of single, college aged women/men may stop.
 

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