Entries from August 2008
Jesse says he spotted this sign at a great Mongolian restaurant in the Dallas area. “They recently changed their name from Ton’s Mongolian Grill to Tao’s garden, but apparently they haven’t figured out how to spell it yet.”
related: Best. Potluck. Theme. Ever.
Tags: "customer service" · CAPS LOCK · Dallas/Fort Worth · food · restaurant · spelling and grammar police
Says our anonymous Facebook user in Ottawa: “It’s exactly what it looks like.”
related: In daylights? In sunsets? In midnights? In posts on Facebook?
Tags: ex drama · Facebook · Ottawa
Three U.S. cities where nature-lovers might want to keep their hands to themselves:
1. Austin, Texas
2. Macon, Georgia
3. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
(Thanks to Don in Austin, Elizabeth in Macon, and Jasmine in Pittsburgh for risking the wrath of some devoted gardening/second amendment enthusiasts to document these warnings.)
related: No “questions” asked
Tags: Austin · blame it on the crackhead · CAPS LOCK · exclamation-point happy!!!! · flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · Georgia · Macon · neighbors · not-so-veiled threats · Pittsburgh · spelling and grammar police · stealing
Despite the logo on this breakroom note, Nikki in Fresno doesn’t work at Starbucks. (She just wishes she does.)
related: Be curtius
Tags: California · CAPS LOCK · Fresno · high on highlighter · ital overkill · money · office · overzealous secretary · Starbucks
Last year, Emily in Canterbury, England lived in a house with six other roommates — two guys downstairs, five girls upstairs. As is wont to happen in such circumstances, “we were originally all really good mates, but relationships deteriorated as the year went on,” Emily says — “the boys thought the girls were too messy!”
One source of flatmate friction, Emily says, was the habit a couple of the girls had of forgetting their keys when they went out clubbing…and then pounding on the front door at 3 a.m., raving drunk, until one of the guys let them in.
The low point came when one of the guys got woken up by an angry taxi driver rapping on his window (after one of the girls had tossed him 50p and run upstairs). Emily says this note appeared soon after.
related: The two-word compromise you’re looking for: zip wire
Tags: bullet points · drizzunk · roommates · U.K.
You say you’re politically engaged, but do you know where your candidate stands on…vanity license plates? Are they:
a) a bombastic example of the first amendment in action
b) a potent symbol for the reductive nature of America’s two-party political system
c) unwise at any speed
Still undecided? Take a look at the tags Rachel has on her car in Austin, Texas:
And the note she found recently on her windshield:
Meanwhile, in blue-state land…
Which led to this note posted in the office parking garage, and documented for us by Melissa in Long Beach:
related: The audacity of theft
extra credit: License plates and the first amendment [nytimes.com]
extra extra credit: Rock the vote!
Tags: Austin · California · car · Long Beach · parking · politics
Jasy from Laurel, Maryland spotted this beauty while driving down the New Jersey Turnpike.
“I’m dying to know just how blasphemous Denise is to deserve the sign,” Jasy says. “But is it really that surprising that the Anti-Christ would claim Jersey as home base?”
related: No, He uses Vaseline
extra credit: “Hey, look our toll plaza over” [nytimes.com]
Tags: Jesus · New Jersey · WTF?
Just so you Noe Valley-ites don’t feel like you’ve cornered the self-righteous yuppie market…I spotted this last week on my very own block in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
related: The thoughts that count
extra credit: “A different sort of neighborhood watch” [brownstoner.com]
“Brooklyn neighbors & passive-aggressive notes” [daftcrafts.com]
Tags: Brooklyn · excessive underlining · high on highlighter · Moms & Dads · noise · not-so-veiled threats · Park Slope
Our anonymous submitter in Takoma Park, Maryland says her roommate is constantly leaving little post-its and e-mails for the other roommates, but I think these two have a bit of yum-o synchronicity.
related: The first thing I did when I woke up
Tags: e-mail · food · Maryland · roommates · Takoma Park · thanks (but not really) · The Earth
Sorcia McNasty in North Carolina says this “piece of art” is located right next to the paper supply drawer in her office. “We’re not sure if there is really a problem with theft or if occasionally, you know, the machine just runs out of paper. No one wants to question the MACHINE IN MOTION.”
related: The passive-aggressive note has not been destroyed; it has been solved
Tags: clip art catastrophe · Did you know? · fax · office supplies · the fax machine · WTF?