I have been alerted from several quarters to the existence of this article, which references our fine blog. I have been sent a copy of this woman's book, actually, which looks fun but I have not yet read it. She seems rather reasonable.
This is from Cara's gym. In her email to me, Cara confessed to storing her towel in a locker, beyond this sign, so she is happy for quotation mark borne ambiguity. I'm wondering what exactly they DO expect you to do before entering the locker area?
Claudia got this at a fair in Alabama. Now, I know what Poppies mean in Canada on Armistice Day, and I know what they mean in the War on Drugs, but now they have something to do with a relationship like Ken's and Allan's?
Alex sent this to me close to Halloween time (I know, I'm three months behind, I'm sorry). If you enlarge you will see that the directions specify "fake blood" will come out of the capsule. Alex and I are both relieved that it doesn't say "fake" blood. Maybe they are accounting for the possibility that you will accidentally bite your own tongue and your real blood will get mixed in...
Allison writes, "Now I know why these candles were just $1.99. Between this lost investment and the losses my retirement plan has suffered in the market, I don't know what I'll do. Man, what a bummer!"
Click to enlarge this picture, sent in by Dubi. I assume that there is some onion-like foodstuff that may or may not be fried in rings available from this truck. (also, this was taken on the University of Toronto St George campus, which explains the existence of poutine.)
Kristin explains, "We live unfortunately close to a NASCAR track, and this guy lets the fans that swarm into town "camp" in his front yard. So I can at least confirm that they were in town for the "race" (not being a race fan, it might not have been much of a "race", I didn't check) but I certainly wouldn't want a lot of "camping" going on in front of MY house..."
Courtney saw this in the Court House where she had jury duty and writes, "It’s on the wall in the elevator bay. The thing I like best about it are that there are no faucets or fountains of any kind nearby, so I interpret this as an anonymous quotation."
Josh saw this in Brooklyn. I guess there are any number of animals for you to be wary of. Morefakedogsfrom the past. (also, when searching for these, found a truly disturbing number of posts about hot dogs.)
I wish that Laurie had also depicted the "bags" to which this refers. I am disappointed that the scratched out portion also says bags, but it's strange because I'm not sure what the error is. That kind of makes it more awesome.
Tony Packo's in Toledo, Ohio - made famous by Max Klinger on M*A*S*H is a fantastic place to grab a unique take on the hot dog, chili and potato salad.
The menu - much to my chagrin features a "DOUBLE DOG" - in all honesty I have to confess that in truth, the quotes here kinda work. You see, the regular dog is a tube-steak cut length-wise and half of it placed on a bun and served to you. The "Double Dog" is a whole sausage.
I think Tony has been reading our blog and waiting for this day just so he could say - "ah haa!"
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".