- (Out in the middle of NOWHERE without a dwelling in sight) "If you lived here you would be home now."
- Next to a bunch of large rocks painted green, "Petrified watermelons take one home to your mother in law."
- "Watch out for the cows jumping over the moon, they may land in front of you."
- "Watch the stripes in the middle of the road but try not to hit the kitty with stripes. That's our mascot."
Stinker Stations have been around Idaho since the 1930s. It’s a gas station chain started by a man with a keen sense of humor - the skunk used to be the big star. The skunk has taken more of a background role since the chain was sold, and since the chain became affiliated with Sinclair. The chains also used to use Burma Shave-style roadside signs for promotion - with sayings something like “Nudist Camp – keep your eyes on the road,” and there would be cutouts of discarded clothing nearby, and maybe a naked mannequin. A recent bus bench banner for Stinker Stations here in Boise said “If you think no one cares, miss a payment.” Stinker was one of the first stations to offer bio-fuels.
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