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The running man

Follow him to safety
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Fire exit signs are generally not as big or noticable as some might like. To guide people to fire exits, a projector is suspended from the ceiling near a corner, so as to let it project into both corridors leading from it.
A six foot long green man is projected onto the floor and/or walls in the event of an emergency to run towards the exits, guiding people to safety.
fridge duck, Sep 08 2005

laser fire exit Laser_20Fire_20Exit_20Pointer
similar / better [sophocles, Sep 09 2005]

The Burning Man http://www.burningman.com/
I guess these guys go together... [DrCurry, Sep 09 2005]

For [bungston] http://toonstation....fanclubmemberships/
[Shz, Sep 09 2005]

For [po] http://www.stranget...een%20man%2000X.jpg
...a green man at Burning Man [DrCurry, Sep 09 2005]


       If people think it is the Hulk, they might run away from it. RIGHT INTO THE FIRE! Fishbone.
bungston, Sep 08 2005

       Or they might think its the BIG GREEN GIANT- as featured on sweetcorn tinned cans!!
chocolateraindrops, Sep 08 2005

       Well since both of those characters were over 6 feet tall, and neither was made of light - I was rather hoping this mistake wouldn't be made.
fridge duck, Sep 08 2005

       Also, why would people run away from the Jolly Green Giant? Surely all he would do is say "Ho ho ho" in a rather Santa-like fashion, hand you some corn, and then wink disconcertingly? And if it wasn't you who'd made The Hulk angry, you might be ok. And I always thought that he spent most of his time fighting the army. Can't imagine Bruce Banner saying "That exit sign's inadequate size is making me angry. You won't like me when I'm angry".
quaero curvus, Sep 08 2005

       /Well since both of those characters were over 6 feet tall,/ - there is also the possibility that it would be mistaken for Gumby, who is exactly 6 feet tall. Would you follow Gumby? Ok, maybe you would. I withdraw my bone on the condition that this Green Man is explicitly labeled as Gumby.
bungston, Sep 09 2005

       You could get away with this if you recast your running man as a superhero. In the event of trouble, he would strip down to his green leotards and run for safety. Others would know to follow. Sort of a George Costanza, but taller.
ldischler, Sep 09 2005

       All over Germany they had these annoying signs for stairs or step downs that looked like a man running towards a green rectangle. I'm still trying to figure out exactly what that green rectangle is supposed to represent.
RayfordSteele, Sep 09 2005

       The man's grave.
Texticle, Sep 09 2005

       an animated green man! where have I heard that before?
po, Sep 09 2005

       Until now I had never heard of gumby - I was thinking more of a generic person shape, such as you would find on pedestrian crossing lights.
fridge duck, Sep 09 2005

       Firstly, Gumby isn't so much a man as a rectangle with limbs. And that laser fire exit idea is a bit crap. You could end up burning people's eyes off. And that's no good in a crisis situation, unless there happens to be a troop of well trained guide dogs with enough money to buy all the Oakleys in the entire shop across the road to come and save all the freshly blinded patrons.
quaero curvus, Sep 09 2005

       During a fire, just show "The Running Man" movie anywhere people should not go, because they will usually run away from that movie.
sleeka, Sep 10 2005

       Well if you projected it through smoke, it would still get through. And even if it got so thick it didn't go all the way through, you'dbe able to see the beam in the smoke, leading towards where you should go.
quaero curvus, Sep 10 2005

       Not sure just how feasible that film would be, the jolly green giant seems like a pretty amiable fellow - so I don't see that he would hurt the hulk - or that bruce would even be provoked into turning into it.
fridge duck, Sep 10 2005

       Gumby could act as some sort of provocateur. Possibly some sort of disgustingly sordid cartoon love triangle. And hey, I wouldn't want to get on the Jolly Green Giant's bad side. Think of all that bottled up anger from being Jolly all the time? Maybe he turns into Bruce Banner when he gets angry?
quaero curvus, Sep 13 2005

       Being told about the dark and angry side of the Jolly Green giant is like being told that santa doesn't exist.   

       I'm going to stand by [sleeka]'s opinion on this one.
hidden truths, Sep 20 2005


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