20 Hilariously Inventive Street Flyers That Must Have Made Someone’s Day

Thanks to the swift rise in online services such as Craigslist and eBay, street flyers are probably not as prevalent as they once were. But occasionally, you’ll still see a piece of paper taped to a telegraph pole or lamp post. Often, they’re simply trying to advertise a local business or desperately appeal for information on a lost pet or relative. However, every now and then, you might just find a street flyer that absolutely makes your day.

Take the above ode to the great Lionel Ritchie, for instance, which gives passers-by the perfect opportunity to express their sentiments in lyrical form. Indeed, now that you’ve seen this, you might have a Lionel Ritchie song stuck in your head… all night long.

There’s nothing like an honest boss to make you really appreciate your job – even if that job does involve near-certain death, little remuneration and a terrible work-life balance. Because honesty is what counts, right? Maybe this evil genius isn’t so evil after all.

We don’t know about you, but we were definitely born to be wild. Indeed, it’s almost like we’ve waited our entire lives for a flyer like this to come along, just so we can proclaim it to the world with a tiny strip of paper. Good job, flyer.

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Is anyone else surprised at how many strips of paper have been torn from this flyer, considering the obviously wonderful job the printer does? Or maybe the tears were also caused by said printer. It would explain a lot.

You know, we’re not sure we actually want to find this dog. He seems pretty dangerous. Although we are definitely curious as to where exactly that QR code leads. Could the Ghostbusters actually exist somewhere?

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Who knew that Frodo Baggins had a direct telephone number? We can’t even begin to imagine the toll costs to call Middle Earth, but it’s probably worth it if you do stumble upon the One Ring. After all, nobody wants malevolence in their lives, right?

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Remember Rick Moranis? If you’ve only watched films released since 1997, you might not even have a clue who he is. The widowed Ghostbusters star hasn’t been seen in a live-action film since taking a hiatus from acting in the mid-90s to raise his kids, as this hilarious tribute to his career reflects.

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At first glance, this looks like a perfectly normal “lost dog found” flyer. But it’s actually a harsh lesson in reading all the way to the end. Just check out that last, macabre line. Then again, they do say that most things taste like chicken…

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This is why kids’ drawings are better suited for the fridge than wanted posters. Still, maybe this will open voters’ eyes to the reality of government cutbacks to local authorities. On the other hand, maybe it’ll just make them laugh. Either way, job done.

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Someone clearly has a bone to pick with the standard of goalkeeping at the Philadelphia Flyers. Or maybe this is just their bold new recruitment strategy. The benefits, at least, sound great – from dental care to the recognition of white people. What more could you ask for?

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Gee, this sure seems like the deal of a century. Indeed, from the “various expensive ailments” to the complete lack of interesting tricks, owning this cat is beginning to sound like a wonderful prospect. Yeah, it’s no wonder its owner would rather have their lost car keys back…

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As it turns out, university students can tell the difference between a study and an organ-harvesting scam. At least if the full row of strips at the bottom is any indication.

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There are some cruel people out there. Sure, it’s only a crudely drawn cartoon octopus, but the sentiment still stands. Thankfully, a quick-thinking cephalopod sympathizer has rescued at least one of its, um, legs. (Someone should probably tell the flyer’s creator that octopi don’t have legs; they’re arms, sucker.)

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Get-rich-quick schemes rarely work. But get-arty-quick schemes? They’re the real deal, obviously. After all, every student who’s ever procrastinated has surely had a go at drawing stick figures at some point.

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It’s no wonder this dog’s owner changed his mind halfway through writing this flyer. Just look at that manic glint in the canine’s eyes. He certainly does look ready to rip someone’s face off. Down, boy!

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Response flyers are probably the best flyers. You do feel slightly sorry for all those budding builders, but hey, no snowman lasts forever. Or, in this case, longer than an hour. Some people clearly just want to watch the world burn…

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As it turns out, people generally don’t have much faith in little pieces of paper giving them solace. Of the nine strips provided, it seems that only one has been taken. We guess everyone else must be too busy struggling through those “tough times.”

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It’s true – these are indeed terrible (or “tearable”) puns. You might groan at them, but then again, who doesn’t love a good bad pun? Indeed, as meta flyers go, this witty effort pretty much wins first prize.

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Well, that escalated quickly – although you probably shouldn’t expect anything less from a guy with a skull flag and lightning bolt on his bike. It’s like a slightly less intimidating version of Taken… We like to think the guy on the flyer to the left of this one is the angry bike owner.

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Next time a well-meaning relative tells you to stop wasting your life on social media and get outside in the fresh air, show them this photo. Indeed, it appears Facebook has now penetrated the real world, too. What a scary thought.

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