Friday, November 30, 2007
Megan saw this in the building that houses Cornell's ROTC. She comments "Don't ask don't tell just got a little more complicated".
As a side note, ladies' rooms at historically male institutions are often hilarious - I have a deep love for one at Calvin Theological Seminary. Maybe it's the "womens" room when the line for the mens' gets too long.
Posted by bethany at 1:06 PM
Several people pointed me to this blogging.la post. Silly string may or may not be legal on Halloween. Given that the law has the word silly IN IT, I wouldn't take it too seriously anyway. PLUS can the silly string merchants who don't get rid of their wares on the 30th get arrested for possession? (Yes, I'm a month behind on reading and posting submissions.)
Posted by bethany at 11:45 AM
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Posted by Brian Atkinson at 11:50 AM
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Elizabeth saw this at a hotel. I feel a little bit bad making fun of housekeepers since parts of the blogosphere that I read have been buzzing about activism because they are often treated unjustly (salon article). But still. Housekeeping with a pseudonym?
Posted by bethany at 7:46 PM
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Audacity, who happens to blog about my own institution quite a bit, spotted this one in Evans, GA. She suggests the "Mojitos" are actually Margaritas. Or maybe they're made out of those new mojito-flavored rums, not with real mint and lime. Regardless, that's a decent price for a cocktail. You can all wish you lived in GA now.
Posted by bethany at 7:55 PM
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Lindsay's boss is hardcore about misused quotation marks. These are all three from her work. My favorite is probably that the employees "rock" - that is to say, they don't actually play guitars, bass, drums etc.
However, I think we can all agree that poor cell phone etiquette is not very lady/gentleman-like.
Posted by bethany at 12:29 PM
Rick sent me this from the back cover of a small press publication by Mr Miller (cartoonist). He says any written text by this guy is full of quotes. It's kind of like he took a Zagat survey of all his friends to write his own bio. That would be an oddly appropriate strategy for the "book" of "unnecessary" quotation marks, which has become a glimmer in my eye.
Posted by bethany at 8:46 AM
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Since we in the US are celebrating Thanksgiving today by eating a lot, I thought it was an apt time to share this website, which is a smart way to help feed others. Their ad revenue is donated to UN food programs to feed the hungry. PLUS it's a fun vocabulary game. If you're competitive like me you can try to get to higher levels than your loved ones. My record so far is 42.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
I'm skipping ahead so I don't forget about this one. Jim and I spotted this with our own eyes on our recent pilgrimage to Wrigley Field (we also saw people laying the sod, which was cool). I suppose when it comes to lifting, there aren't that many gradations of achievement.
Posted by bethany at 3:10 PM
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
When Jessica Simpson asked her immortal question about Chicken of the Sea, who knew that it would cause this kind of ripple-effect? Who knew that restaurateurs everywhere would begin to question the very origins of their ingredients?
Is it really "Yellowfin" Tuna or is it "Redcowl" Chicken?
Posted by Brian Atkinson at 2:13 PM
Monday, November 19, 2007
Jim took this picture when we were at the Korean War memorial. This is, by the way, our favorite of all the memorials in DC - it communicates how miserable the war was while still respecting those involved (as opposed to the overly-jubilant WWII and the overwhelming Vietnam). However, evidently sign-maker is not sure if it is truly an act of respect to stay off the stones. Or is pointing to a famous quotation that I don't know.
Posted by bethany at 12:08 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2007
So if you're in Grand Rapids near the corner of Kalamazoo and 60th, stop in for a Quick Lube - and who knows what "else".
Posted by Brian Atkinson at 12:28 PM