It all started with this sign, near my house.
Not that you would expect a store called "Checks Cashed" to be on top of their sign lighting, but you have to feel sorry for them. After all, check cashing joints live or die by the classiness of their images. Although other letter burn-outs could have yielded linguistically viable signs (heck Cashed, Check shed, etc.), no combination of lost letters could have been quite so unfortunate as losing that second “C”.
Here're some other signs with bad burn-out luck, in no particular order of unfortunateness.