Entries Tagged as 'the po-po'
A reader in Canberra, Australia passed along this article about an English granny up in arms about her right to display a knitted toy gorilla in her window.
Says the article:
Anne Feast, 70, knitted ‘Cilla the Gorilla’ last year and the toy has been hanging in the window at her home in Bell Holt, Ely, alongside numerous other characters she has created, ever since.
But mother and grandmother-of-two Anne, who has lived in her home with her husband, Philip, 71, for around 14 years, was asked by police to remove the gorilla after it was reported by a passer-by.
The couple don’t know exactly why Cilla caused offence, but they suspect it is either because someone thought it was racist or the way that the ape hangs down.
Yes…the way the ape hangs down. Oh, and here’s a transcription of that note:
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN Are you the person that made a complaint to the police about the knitted toy gorilla in our window Well why did you not knock on our door and tell us face to face what your concerns were about this toy. These toys usually bring a smile to most people’s faces especially kiddies. I am so looking forwards to seeing your face but it’s not going to happen IS IT?????
Adds our submitter: “I love the fact that on top of the note she makes sure the message reaches its target by calling the local newspaper for coverage.”
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extra credit: The meme that wasn’t!
Tags: a matter of taste · newspaper · old folks · the po-po · U.K.
“I don’t know the back story here,” says Katie in Portland, Oregon, “but it seems like a better solution would have been to just, I don’t know, not park illegally?”
related: How NOT to get out of a parking ticket
Tags: neighbors · parking · Portland · the po-po
Tags: gaming · Illinois · most popular notes of 2011 · neighbors · noise · non-apology apology · p.s. · the po-po
So, I’ve been thinking about it (!) but I’m still not entirely clear about what type of eternal damnation Christmas-ornament thieves should supposedly be condemned. Perhaps some sort of Sisyphean untangling of Christmas lights?
One thing seems certain, however: no matter what your belief system, some type of divine retribution is in order.
Thanks to Wade in D.C., Jack in Santa Monica, and Emma in L.A. for their submissions!
related: Imagine…Christmas morning…You!!
Tags: Christmas · karma's a bitch · stealing · the po-po · you're like so going to hell
Exhibit a) From Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood, “where cars, if not stolen, are ticketed with glee by the local constabulary”:
Exhibit b) From Duluth, Minnesota, where “cutting you a break” is just not what the po-po does:
Exhibit c) As spotted by Kristopher in Indianapolis, Indiana, where protest songs about the injustices of $20 parking citations have yet to catch on:
Exhibit d) From Boston, a odd note with an oddly poetic sense of meter:
related: Your move, “officer”
Tags: car · money · parking · the po-po
Remember: the laws of physics are not to be trifled with. Got that, Pigs Boson?
(Thanks to Luciel in the Bronx and Gina in Wisconsin for their submissions!)
related: Cross-country elevator action
Tags: elevator · piss · spelling and grammar police · the po-po
Julia in Australia attended a New Year’s Eve party in an affluent neighborhood. The next morning, after she came to, she realized her digital camera was missing. when she back to search for it, she found this sign posted up all around the local park.
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extra credit: i’ll say sorry, but i’m not taking off my glasses [youtube]
Tags: actually totally reasonable · Australia · drizzunk · neighbors · noise · p.s. · the po-po
Presenting the winner of the creative spelling (and spacing) of the year award, spotted by Rob in the recently-painted elevator of his Brooklyn apartment building. It has a lovely lyric quality to it, no?
related: Your are welcome to our home
Tags: bizarro spacing · Brooklyn · CAPS LOCK · elevator · graffiti · landlords and property managers · most popular notes of 2009 · now that's management · runaway run-on sentences · spelling and grammar police · the po-po · your/you're
A little object lesson for the kids in Tulsa, Oklahoma…
(Where’s the line item for window decals in the budget for the war on drugs, ya think?)
related: Tokyo Police Club
Tags: excessive capitalization · Oklahoma · the po-po · Tulsa
Emily from Boston summed this one up beautifully, so I’m going to let her take it away. Writes Emily:
1. I’m not making this up.
2. The 389 Highland Ave referred to in the note is a shop called “Your Move Games.” They have a basement where dorky kids congregate and play D&D and WoW and such. Evidently the author and his six witnesses are patrons.
3. Not only is the number six circled, but it is underlined — not once, not twice, but three times.
4. Note the close up. Under the crossed out section it reads “go fuck yourself you corrupt [something i can't make out]. Whatever it was, he rethought his wording and decided to go with a subtler “you’re corrupt.”
Seriously, this note is a work of art.
related: nice try
Tags: gaming · Massachusetts · parking · raging against the machine · Somerville · that's illegal · the po-po