I almost (ALMOST) want to give this one a pass because it clarifies that the "Chef's Dinner" is not stealing what the Chef was eating when he isn't looking. Because that would be both mean and kind of gross.
I know I'm a month late on this one, but apparently Fox News believes you can't have a refrigerator to be considered REALLY poor. Never mind how empty or full it is. More commentary from Jon Stewart. Thanks for submitting, Chris.
Several people emailed me last month about a letter from FL Congressman Allen West (R) in response to concerns about Islamophobia. I'm not sure what his intended meaning was, or what the quotation marks do, besides emphasize the BoingBoing conclusion: possibly the dumbest thing ever written on congressional stationary.
I tend to leave headlines out of it when I do this blog, for a couple of reasons. Sometimes the author is just following a convention, and other times they are actually quoting someone's opinion, as they say in the article, and want to distance the impartial journalistic tone from a loaded term. Nonetheless, I fully support the critique of weird and unnecessary scare quotes in op eds, found in New York Magazine, here. Thanks for the headsup, Chris!
Julianna actually talked to this fruit vendor and fixed the sign. She did not mention why the vendor thought the quotations (and apostrophe) were a good idea in the first place, but I commend her on her people and editing skills.
Erin and family spotted this one at an amusement park, which explains why handstamps are even a thing, but it does not explain who the "we" who accept them is, or if it's enough to get you on the train. Maybe just not enough to get you kicked off.
This one just warms my heart because I see a high number of signs that are "sorry" about something, and also a shocking number of things on official home depot stationary. And this is both. Thanks, David.
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.
If you want your picture to make the blog DO NOT @tweet them, or leave them in a comment. I need them all in the same place. Make sure your emails are easily distinguishable from spam or viruses (I use gmail web interface, so images get previews).
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.