Rose saw this in lower manhattan. My favorite part is that 'play' gets single quotes and "lotto" gets double. Evidently both get sarcasm but "lotto" is also a nickname for lottery. That makes perfect sense.
This seems to be an existential statement about whether any bathroom anywhere is under construction. I suppose you cannot know without looking but you cannot simultaneously look at all bathrooms. Thanks, Trav.
This is really a typographical masterpiece, between the all caps (except for one phrase in the directions to managers) and the ridiculous clip art. The quotation marks leave ambiguous whether cashiers can also signal with their hands for a club card, and who will be held accountable, really. Thanks, Yumi.
I'm guessing these umbrellas leak. Thanks, Marcus. note: I was hoping to schedule a bunch of posts for today but just spent like 25 minutes deleting spam, and have a new enemy. I'll try to do more later.
Bree spotted this one. I assume it's marking a by/buy pun, but it makes very little sense. Unless the wine is supposed to buy the case, in which case it makes a little sense. Except that wine is inanimate.
Jordan sent me this, which he found outside a gourmet confectionary in Shorewood WI. I'm not sure if they mean people who report the news or deliver the paper, but whoever it is is only ostensibly a person. That's not very nice.
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.
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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.