This is a pretty extreme PAN. I assume they felt an impulse to use the general "one" instead of "you" which makes it difficult to say if you're speaking to the audience in particular or just mean "a person". I also like the afterthought demand in the margin. Classy. Thanks, Scott.
This one strikes me as funny because when I was picking up my little sister from school yesterday I left via the do not exit driveway. Seemed like a nice rebellion for her last day of high school, but I definitely read some invisible quotation marks on there. Nice that Mickey Ds makes it explicit. Thanks, Melissa.
so, wait, I guess the reason, really, is like Christians wanted a celebration to replace a pagan winter festival and went with the Birth of Christ, which involves Jesus, but technically Jesus isn't the REASON... (also, this was spotted by Sarah in January, but it looks relatively permanent)
Josh saw this on a gas station bathroom door and writes, "Apparently, they really don't care whether or not customers return their imaginary key... I did return the actual key they gave me though, and they seemed appreciative."
This sign has so many different apparently random punctuation marks, I feel like somebody got some letterforms and sprinkled them around and then tried to make it make sense. Thanks, Virginia in Chicago.
Kenneth saw this at a Catholic High School in Oak Park, IL. He quips, "I'm not sure if it's never too early for the Mothers' Club to meet or, perhaps, it's never too early to join the Mother's Club." I believe "Never Too Early" must be their theme song. Happy Mother's Day, y'all.
The submitter who neglected to name him or herself saw this in an engineering building at Cal Poly Pomona. Aside from the dramatic headline and the star trek font, the vague lost privileges are pretty intriguing.
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.