Wednesday, October 31, 2007

a sure sign that grandma's leaving you out of the will . . .

Okay, this was found by Karen B, NOT slipped into my treat sack by a sadistic relative. (although . . . have you met my relatives?!)

Karen is wondering if the April 31st expiration date means that it's good forever, or if we should go running in the other direction because their quality control is just as bad INSIDE of the can.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

there's gotta be a story behind this one

Tim found this at a park in Mt. Holly, NC, and wonders what exactly went on at the last men's softball game . . . He also pointed out that it seems as if women's, children's, and co-ed teams may still play.

Like I said, there's gotta be a story!

and if they do, will you even care [?]

Maresi, who took this picture, commented that "the lack of punctuation really drives this one home." I tend to agree . . .

maybe somebody will, maybe they won't. apparently, the question is so unimportant that it's not even worth adding the question mark.

Monday, October 29, 2007

some of us might not see that as a BAD thing

It's been so long since I've been, um, violated . . . and as I recall, the last guy was kind of a dog himself, so what would I really have to lose?!

Thanks to Anne G, who found this "special offer" in Provo, Utah!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Looks like it's already too late

Sikiu P. (no pun intended!) brought home this souvenir photo from Venezuela--

" It translates DO NOT URINATE HERE. It is a residential side door without windows around so guys might stop by to take a piss after going to the local bar. I think locals were careless, because that door stunk."

Never mind that . . . I don't need to get a whiff of it to know that we've got a problem here--a very TALL problem. Either that, or we've got some drunken men with quite an impressive aim!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

from dog's WHAT?!

Okay, this obviously belongs here, but it's too good to pass up.

All I can think of when I see this is, "Soylent Green is PEOPLE!"

A belated "thanks" to Michaela S!

Friday, October 26, 2007

I hate it when I'm mosquioted--

Another gem from Clarissa, who apparently lives in the Land of No Spell Check. I wish I could come up with a witty comeback for this one, but I'm fresh out tonight . . .

no fishing for humans!

You may fish in this water, but you may not fish for swimming humans. Not even catch and release.

Wonder if they've been to this place?

Thanks to Andrew K, who shot this in Bermuda!

Shakae, anyone?

David M says of this sign he found in Selbyville, DE. "Classic or not, I don't think I want to try one!"

Thursday, October 25, 2007

but sorry, no bedbugs

Ken Wolf found this gem in Oklahoma in 2006. As if the "all things to all people" marketing campaign wasn't bad enough, I'm thinking there may be room out there in the blogosphere soon for a "backwards Q" blog . . .

And why, oh why does this hand-lettered sign have an "M" that looks like the upside-down "w" you use when you run out of the correct letter?

stay in school, kids! (a "clasic" sign)

Adrian B spotted this sign in an Abercrombie (kids) store . . . Adrian says, "I hope somebody got fired. At approximately 8 or 10 signs per store, and 300 kids stores nationwide, that's a lot of incorrect spellings!"

ah, yes. but it's so much more fun for us!

Whatever you do, just don't dive . . .

Thanks to catflowr in Long Beach, California for this one!

Monday, October 22, 2007

what would you do at this intersection?

Take a look, and see what interpretation you come up with.
Can you, or can't you make a U-turn?

Then go here (read the second paragraph below the picture, dated August 26th) and see if your explanation matches the one given by dadlak. He is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which really surprised me, because with road signage like this, I was just sure he had to be in Michigan . . .

Sunday, October 21, 2007

only the finest ingredients . . .

go into a "ho" made hot dog. And such a bargain!

Laurie and Shea in Greenville, SC, THANK YOU! This picture totally made my weekend!

(yeah, I know, I should probably think about getting a life. but seriously, now. This is really funny.)

post-script: Here's the store where Laurie and Shea found these . . . as you can see, I chose to let that picture be posted in its proper home . . .

I just cant stand it when this happens!

Ah, yes. I very often find myself with 5 Orcs but no Trolls.

Thanks to Alissa, and thanks in advance to anybody who can interpret this for those of us outside of the nerdosphere, oops, I mean the, um, war band.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Not a sign . . . but still VERY curious . . .

This is an actual e-mail auto-reply that a co-worker of mine received. If this isn't straight out of Dilbert, I don't know what is . . .

I want to just flood this person's inbox with items that I need assistance with AFTER her year is up. And the "Thanks. Have a great day." (with its obvious lack of enthusiasm!) is especially priceless.

Subject: Out of Office AutoReply

Thank you for your message. As of October 12, 2007 I will be on maternity leave for one year. If you need assistance before then, please resend your message to _______. Thanks. Have a great day.

(ps--this comes from a Canadian co-worker--do folks in Canada really get a flippin' YEAR of maternity leave?!)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Why you shouldn't shop at Aldi

This picture reminds me of shopping at Aldi or Save-A-Lot, where you see a product and think it's a major brand, but it turns out to be some kind of bizarro world equivalent.

Yes, you can buy "RAUG" for $$1.99, but if you want the real thing, it's going to cost you more than that!

(crazy prices, btw--but maybe I'm spoiled being in the midwest, where Ragu (not Raug!) sells for 99 cents when it's on sale. prices like that are a big part of the reason why I don't shop at Aldi!)
Thanks to Clarissa yet again!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A*X*IAL . . . it says AXIAL decompression

but tell me that you wouldnt' have done a double-take upon seeing this? especially going past it at 40 miles per hour?

This one's mine--spotted in Grand Rapids, MI

Monday, October 15, 2007

because you just can't have it all . . .

Linda W. from McAlester, Oklahoma sent in this gem. I'll leave it to the grammar buffs to decipher whether this is a math problem (Price minus quality minus service equals Choose any two?) or just a poor use of hyphenation . . . but I think this is a new favorite . . . it's just so wrong on so many levels . . . it's brilliant! Thanks, Linda!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

RE(ally) GRAND?

Susan found this sign in Gig Harbor, WA. As she says, "I guess it wasn't grand enough the first time!"
It does beg the question, though . . . how is a "re-grand" opening different than a grand "re"-opening?
(I'll stop now before the quotation mark police come after me . . . :-) )

Friday, October 5, 2007

the gas station strikes again

Rachel came across this gem in Columbus, Ohio (I think it's the same gas station chain as the previous entry . . . hmm), and wondered, "How much for the OLD corn dogs?"

(Thanks, Rachel!)