Tuesday, January 30, 2007

phonetic punctuation

my friend kristen's recent post about voice recognition software reminded me to try and find a video of Victor Borge's phonetic punctuation routine. Obviously, if we punctuated our sentences this way, writing would be even more difficult.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

I have a "game" to play...

reader John posted this one in a comment. I'm not sure if the quotations signify a title here, and if that is grammatically kosher. However, I think we can all agree that the name of the coming store should be emphasized by a larger size, not by punctuation. Maybe the ineffectiveness of this sign is the reason the place closed down.

Maybe the place actually is entirely round - no corners at all! hence the quotation marks.... OR maybe the "games" are actually work. Like, hey kids, try this fun "game" called data entry!

(thanks John)

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Drive-Thru Gas Station

Found on the way home for Christmas this year:

Have we developed in-drive fueling now?

Thursday, January 04, 2007

I don't really get this one

haha, just kidding, it takes other change too. Or something. Found in an arcade in Santa Monica (where Jim beat me in air hockey).