Which slogan shall we pick for our organization? I kind of like "child molestation." Dude, these are all way too good. Let's put them all in quotation marks on our van. Thanks to Halsted who saw this outside the USS Hornet aircraft carrier in Alameda, California.
Caron spotted this in Las Vegas and writes, "If they were advertising a “gentlemen’s club” or a steakhouse, I think I would be ok attributing the quotes as emphasis of the pun, but in this case, I just don’t get it." I can't even pick a favorite graphic here, they are all fabulous.
Casey writes, "After a few hours in the thrift store, my friends and I went to the counter to check out and saw this sign above a bin of what did indeed appear to be books. Never has the saying "don't judge a book by its cover" seemed so...Philosophy 101!"
This sticker was on a box of wine stoppers that Meredith bought at Meijer. We agree that the wording here is better than the quotation marks, maybe the QMs are there to indicate that the sticker printers didn't think it was well-worded either.
Julie visited this knick knack shop in Coronado, CA. They appear to be trying to make unnecessary quotation marks their house style. Along with high prices for used stuff... She notes they also had several "vintage" items. "vintage" in this case code for "kind of old and beat up"
(click image to enlarge) Evidently this power company does not actually want their customers to lower their costs. They seem to imply that you don't have to change all your bulbs, wink, wink. Thanks, Dan.
Please send your submissions via email to bethanykeeley (at) gmail.com. I look at them all, but it might take a while to get to yours -- sorry! I love you all, but I only have so much energy in a day.
If you want your picture to make the blog DO NOT @tweet them, or leave them in a comment. I need them all in the same place. Make sure your emails are easily distinguishable from spam or viruses (I use gmail web interface, so images get previews).
I don't usually post the following: newspaper headlines, personal email, craigslist postings, unprofessional websites. I also tend to not crosspost things from other blogs, since I have so much unique material waiting for me to get to it.
Things I see a lot: silica gel "do not eat"; hair dryer labels; inside the bus "do not drill"; Wal-mart sign about IDs; coffee machine with "2" cup sizes; employees must "wash hands"; that failblog post.