Tuesday, June 29, 2010

like he's not really your uncle?

James and Jamie spotted this in Keene, NH and wonder what kinds of "family" activities are available there.

Monday, June 28, 2010

remove your something

I guess you should use these to wash of SOMETHING... Thanks, Heather.

brownie-like objects

Jessica tells us, "I asked if they were "special" in any fun way and they said no, they had no idea why there were quotation marks around the word brownies...but they were selling really well! I bought one. They were just ho-hum."

Sunday, June 27, 2010

suuure the locals go there

I'm stealing this caption straight from Amy who sent me the photo: "Where the locals go"? I think not - not with those zombies performing there every night!

sham board members

My guess is that the same person always runs for president and is not interested in changing anything in the community. Thanks, Allison.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


I love the syntax of this, with the temporary have a nice weekend, and the lack of sincerity. Thanks, Brendan.


I guess these sandwiches come the temperature they come.

Friday, June 25, 2010

gives sarcastic compliments

This laundry detergent si full of back-handed compliments. And there is a tiny exclamation mark. Thanks, Jacob.

nice slogan

Matt explains "Every time I make coffee at my office I wonder why they left this one unattributed. I imagine some sort of pro wrestler jumping out and yelling "TIME FOR A POWERFUL KICK... OF COFFEE PASSION!!!!'"

Thursday, June 24, 2010

burger-like foodstuffs

I guess what they are serving is something that resembles hamburgers. Thanks, Jack.

you know, relatively promptly

Somebody is VERY sarcastic about laundry. Thanks, Alicia!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I see how it is

Shane in Australia writes, "Cheques are OK. Just not those IOUs on toilet paper that you call 'cheques'."

some kind of service

My cousin-in-law Shawn works as a band manager, and one of his bands got their van fixed at this place recently. I wonder what kind of "services" they perform there?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

sounds "promising"

Because if there's something I want with ambiguous freshness, it's things that are made with mayonaise. Thanks Gabe.

uh, relatively new

Tony sent me this and I love the implication that somebody might interpret maggots as a NEW way to treat a wound...

Monday, June 21, 2010

nice slogan

Justin and I saw this on a box as we were opening wedding gifts that were shipped to us. I love our new fiesta dinnerware, but now I'm skeptical about its lead content...

not all rescues

This may be the title of the rooterman song, or it may be a caveat, only plumbing-related rescues. Thanks, Jamie!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

or so they say

Justin and I saw this at a Starbucks in Kokomo, IN on our way from MI to GA. So I guess these bags have all the leftover coffee beans. You know, the ones that spilled on the floor and stuff.

now accepting bribes

I knew the economy was in trouble, but I didn't know it had come to "applying" for new jobs. Thanks, Andy.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

aproximately 50

Given the condition of the rest of this sign, I'm suspecting it is now more than 50. Thanks, Dan.

mediocre gifts

Some of my friends spotted this in Holland MI the morning after our wedding, fortuitously. Obviously everyone knows that tshirts are not a great gift. Unless, maybe, they are woot shirts. Thanks Steph (and Melanie and Julie?).

Friday, June 18, 2010

something like fire

It turns out chicken is not actually made out of fire. Ok. Thanks, Brian.

pretend you look younger

So I guess it's like a face lift then? Thanks, Donna.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

it's never really spare

I guess you could always use that change for something. Thanks, Amy.

seriously? SERIOUSLY.

I can't decide if they know what "happy ending" is already a euphemism for or not. Thanks Russ!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

song request

I guess you are only allowed to hum one song at Central Michigan University. Thanks, Eric.

if you're a risk wimp

I guess they don't think it's a very big risk. Thanks, Erin!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

that's right, a toilet joke

This is for my triumphant return. Ambiguous directions about flushing. Thanks for the photo, Nanci.

Also, no promises for the future, I am still moving my husband to Georgia and then we have a honeymoon.

thanks for patience

Here is my excuse. (from top: my bridesmaid Steph looking at an advance copy of my book; me and my new husband Justin; bouquet and table numbers).

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

imaginary promotion

I guess this isn't really working to promote anything? Thanks, Scott.

no such thing?

It's not totally free then, I guess. Or something. Thanks Jihye.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010


Lots of things are "foldable" if you don't mind breaking them. Thanks, Jesse.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

"return" it

I guess you only have to pretend. Thanks, Jennifer.

"inspect" it

E spotted this at a NASA facility. Obviously secret government code for something.

more pretend tacos here

Stella spotted this and Veronica sent it to me. I guess it's only real fish for spanish speakers.

Saturday, June 05, 2010


I suppose these quotation marks are actually meaningful, as the "to-go container" appears to be aluminum foil. Thanks, David.

I apologize for the lack of posts. I've been traveling and preparing for my wedding next sunday. I'm trying to get ahead and keep posting stuff, but don't be shocked if a few days get lost here and there.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

yeah, uh, ok

Zoe's stepmother wrote this. I guess she doesn't want you to use the AC?

a couple things in the lawn

So, maybe some kids left their toys in the driveway and this is how the parents are teaching them a lesson? Thanks, Kristi.

alleged funeral directors

submitter who did not sign her/his name spotted this at the Indiana Medical History Museum. I guess it's a code for grave robbers?

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

except that one breakfast in '97

But come on, who can expect something better than the excellent breakfast of '97? Thanks, Justin.

it's opposite day!

I have no idea what's really going on here. Thanks, Brian.

wait, it's a fake AREA?

I think this is one of the more generic terms you could put in quotation marks. Thanks, Kenneth.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

we stuffed the ballot box

I guess there was no anonymous ballot for the donut vote. Thanks, Bethany! (another one, not me).

you sound real sorry

So I wonder what they are really talking about, and if it's working or not. Thanks, Luke.