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Hula-Hoop Crossing March 10, 2008

Filed under: Traffic Signs — joopen @ 6:18 pm
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Everyday on my way to work I pass one of these signs.  It took me a while but I eventually noticed it wasn’t like most signs.  This was a hula-hoop sign.  Is it for Hula-hoopers? Do they need their own crossing signs?  And why would Hula-hoopers cross the street? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been Hula-hooping and couldn’t cross a street….if ONLY I had sign!   So I’ve done a little research (ok not much) trying to figure out what the sign REALLY means.  Some sites say it has to do with a band, String Cheese Incident, symbol.  Others say the band threw out hula-hoops at their concerts in the ’90s.  Still others say its just a regular sign with transparency hula-hoop sticker.  The String Cheese Incident (SCI) online store sells hula-hoop crossing stickers.  Is this where it all came from?  Are those legit sources??  Who knows.  Is hula-hooping what its all about?  I honestly thought that was the hokey-pokey.   Maybe I’ll have to investigate one of the actual signs I’ve seen.  I noticed 3 in Manhattan so far and am now on the lookout not only for the signs but the hula-hoopers themselves!


4 Responses to “Hula-Hoop Crossing”

  1. Matt Says:

    Ooh. Good detective work.

    Now the next step is to stop in the middle of traffic, get out of your car and see if there’s actually a hula hoop sticker on the sign, or if the sign was made that way.

    If it was made that way, I’m even more confused!

  2. Chelsea Says:

    at first I thought you really had difficulty crossing while hooping.. then i realized you’re just pokin fun!

  3. Prmatt11 Says:

    I saw this in front of the New Illinois State Capitol in Springfield!

  4. jilly1j1 Says:

    There are so many hoopers out there in the world. No Joke. We have hooping conventions! I can only imagine there are folks out there who would love to have a hooping crosswalk near them. One girl in Australia ran an entire marathon while hooping! (PS we say hooping because hula hooping is trademarked)

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