Category Archives: miscellanea

Buzzed. Busted. Broke.

This billboard is in downtown Bremerton, Washington. The text: “Buzzed. Busted. Broke. Get caught buzzed driving and it could cost you $10,000” suggests that this could be advice from a financial counselor. Or perhaps the police, as there were signs nearby reserving space for court parking.

One curious note: the billboard is really a drape over the frame of the billboard, rather than the usual plastic or paper billboard glued to the frame. This suggests it could be an ephemeral piece of advice; it might cost you $10,000 today, but that could change the next time they need the billboard space.

From the illustrations in the center, it also appears to suggest you should beware of driving 1950s station wagons after drinking root beer or having cups of ice.

Sign in Bremerton, Washington, suggesting that you should not drive 1950s station wagons when buzzed or it could cost you ten grand.
Sign in Bremerton, Washington, suggesting that you should not drive 1950s station wagons when buzzed or it could cost you ten grand.

Fishy, but chocolate

Take two Asian religions (Judaism, Christianity), mix in some pagan and commercial European elements (evergreen trees, stocking caps, candy canes), add in a food from the Americas (cocoa) and a subject that mixes Christian theology¬†(“Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men”) and loafing (sport fishing) and you have…

A run-on sentence, and this fascinating Christmas gift.

This chocolate fish with stocking cap is one of those things that just can't be explained.
This chocolate fish with stocking cap is one of those things that just can’t be explained.

Bunny life

This poor little bunny, a Godiva bunny no less, has suffered the depredations of a maurading bunny nibbler. The bunny is but a shell of its former self, a broken shell at that.

The short, sharp end to the life of a chocolate Easter bunny.
The short, sharp end to the life of a chocolate Easter bunny.

Iterative notice about parking

This professionally printed sign with less than professional scribbling was taped to a parking meter in Silver Spring, Maryland. It notifies motorists that two spaces are not available from something scribbled to something else scribbled, with an almost illegible correction to something else scribbled.

This is clarity, and duct tape, at its finest.

A parking space, with a parking meter, says that the parking space, and possibly the one next to it, may not be used for parking on certain not clearly specified dates.
A parking space, with a parking meter, says that the parking space, and possibly the one next to it, may not be used for parking on certain not clearly specified dates.

Blue henna

Henna tattoo? This is not henna, and this is not a tattoo.

Waking through a shopping mall, you should avoid eye contact with the kiosks if you expect logic from the advertising.
Waking through a shopping mall, you should avoid eye contact with the kiosks if you expect logic from the advertising.