Friday, December 31, 2010

your new years eve thematic post

I just have to say, it might be a while. Thanks, Garrett.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

mmmm "noodles"

Submitter Adam obviously had a hard time choosing between the "veggies" the "rice" and the "noodles." Of course, they may have all been the same thing.

from "italy" you say?

Ok ok, little Italy. Thanks, Steve.

the "door"

I guess it's more like a gate? Thanks, Katherine.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

potentially necessary

I actually don't know if these quotation marks are necessary, since I have no idea what these letters stand for. Taking suggestions in the comments. Thanks, Adam.

not sorry, in fact

People are so rarely truly sorry when they run out of things. (Maybe my sample on this is skewed...) Thanks, Lauren.

alleged spring

David spotted this in New Zeeland, which explains why we are talking about springs of any kind in December. Hemispheres! I don't think our friends in the south need to feel like their spring is worthy of quotation marks just because it happens during our fall though...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

well, not ALL the kids

I mean, some kids are clumsy and no amount of equipment will fix that. Thanks, Jenna.

"brains" you say?

You know, this might be about the idea that intelligence isn't actually measured by the size of your brain, but this person already is suggesting that they (he?) are not very smart, so I'm not sure about that. Or maybe they are secretly a zombie. Thanks, Teri.

Monday, December 27, 2010

"one of us"

You know, it's my understanding that Kate's class is hardly middle class, so maybe these quotation marks are accurate. Thanks, Russell.

aka "the long way"

Go ahead, take "the scenic route." Sounds like a good plan. Thanks, MPR.

with bonus apostrophes

These herbs are real "special" and "local" in that they are here now. Thanks, MPR.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

the place where your cars get stolen

Yeah, right this way to our "additional parking" area, where your car will be totally "safe." Thanks, Jonathan.

with some exceptions

My brother Bryan spotted this one (thanks!) which I can only assume is referencing the rare situations when they will take a return. Like when you work there.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry "Christmas"

Since I often schedule my posts the night before, this image, submitted by Daniel, somewhat accurately describes my announcement that this will be the only post today, since I'm spending time with family. Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 24, 2010

"try" them

I guess what they really mean here is to buy it. There are no samples. Thanks, Dennis.

"turkey" "code"

I don't know what this is code for, but it's important. Thanks, Mark.

I'll be there

Oh man, the division of infectious diseases puts on a GREAT production of "cancelled." I can't wait! Thanks, David.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

so they suck? (badum!)

Here you can get some "really nice" vacuums that totally "won't" break. Thanks, Leah.

it's so "high"

I assume this is meant to imply you have to be "high" to pay that much for gold. Thanks, anonymous verizon user.

"new" entrance

This pharmacy actually always had that entrance, but it used to be a secret. Thanks, Lisa.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

may or may not

I think what this means is that if you plan to put one of these wigs on, you should know that they may have been tried on, or they may not... thanks, Sara!

off-brand gravy

This was made by a guy whose nickname is campbell, because he makes stuff that comes in cans. Thanks, Shawn.

no fake caffeine/alcohol beverages here

I guess you don't really have to stop, and they might have actual four loko. (heaven knows why you would want it, sounds like a disgusting recipe for alcohol poisoning, but you know). Thanks, Jacob.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

sure, choose those things

I can only imagine what you are really choosing here. Thanks, Justin.

is it really the best?

Here is some carrot cake that is ok, but nothing like this other one I had this one time.... Thanks, Mauricio.


If there's a place you can go that's not an officially designated bathroom, I really don't want to know about it. Thanks, Darin.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

alleged spoon rest

I guess you are really supposed to use this as a tea bag holder? Thanks, Katherina.

The meat is a lie

I'd go with the salmon, at least you know it's real salmon. Thanks, Zach.

hired guns

Jamie and James spotted this one in Tennessee. I guess some members of the choir are impostor church members.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

or students from wherever

I guess there's imposter USC kids that they also welcome. Thanks, Mansi.

well, I suppose

You know, if you're going to be a snob, maybe you shouldn't advertise your budweiser at all. Just saying. Thanks, Jako.


I guess this room is full of cinder blocks and milk crates. Thanks, Joe!

Friday, December 17, 2010


I'm not sure what "sewage means, but I'm with John, who writes "there may be another nasty surprise awaiting you went you get to those decoy toilets."

may be "dropped off" eh?

Your money will "totally" go toward "your" bills. Thanks, Matthew.

"new" "york" "style"

Joe spotted this on a hotdog cart in Florida. A "stylish" one of course.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

real "special"

Oh, that? That's just something our boss said once. Maybe something about how we should be doing it? Thanks, Lee.

and other fake holidays!

Dan spotted this before the US Thanksgiving holiday, but the quotation marks really make more sense now.

it totally "is"

I assume this is a reference to the beloved song, "it is the law" about things that are the law. Thanks, John.

"hotel" y restaurant

I don't know what makes something a "hotel" maybe nobody stays overnight. Or maybe people do stay overnight, but you have to bring your own sleeping bag. Thanks, Peter.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

"For Emergency"

I assume this includes fashion emergencies, and chocolate emergencies. Wait, chocolate emergencies are real. Thanks, Abbey.

a giant ticket

This is from a library pamphlet, about how I guess you can get "reduced" admission with a big ol' coupon. Thanks, Lexandor.


This sign reminds me of a snarky teenager. "Please." Like you can use this door. Thanks, Bettina.

if you call that breakfast

More like dinner or something... Thanks, Nick.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

oh "must" they?

I can only imagine what kind of behavior is "necessary" here. Thanks, Mike.

from the fakest place on the east coast

Becky spotted this in Gatlinburg, a place she claims is full of quotation marks, having driven through I can say many of them are likely necessary. For instance, there are no real legends about this restaurant, I'm sure.

"Family" Sunday Roast

Now, let's be clear about this, we are not roasting an entire family. Thanks, Ronan.

pretend to pretend?

This pic is a little dark, because it's a sign in a bar that reads: party like your "not" in Utah.
Leaving the wrong your aside for now, I want to know what it means to party like you're "not" in Utah, if you are, but pretending you aren't, or pretending to pretend, since it's only in quotation marks. Thanks, Patrick.

Monday, December 13, 2010

"found" it!

I guess they didn't so much "find" those things as make or order them. Thanks, Jonathan.

very specific

This was a little bit funnier before I saw the concrete toads in the background, but I can only assume these directions double as a secret code. Thanks, Jeph.