Entries Tagged as 'United States'
September 12th, 2013 · 49 Comments
Earlier this week, on her usual walk to work across the UChicago campus, Lauren noticed a board topped by a cement block covering an open manhole. Then other day, however, she walked past the same spot to find this ingenious work of civic protest/prankery.
Adds Lauren: “I’m most impressed by the obvious work involved in the sign’s construction, but bonus points are due for capturing the speaking style of our salty mayor.” (And yes, Lauren says: Chicago’s city seal really does include the image of a baby floating on a cloud.)
related: Governor of California to State Senate: “Get Stuffed.”
Tags: Chicago · most popular notes of 2013 · raging against the machine · smartass
Courtney’s friend Tom found this note — from our newest contender for douchecanoe of the year) — on the windshield of his Toyota FJ Cruiser.
related: Yeah, I dinged your car, but you kinda deserved it
Tags: car · don't blame us · Park City · parking · questionable logic
First with the plums, now lemons? Seriously, Bill?
And by the way, I’d like my red wheelbarrow back, please. (So much depends upon it, after all.)
(Thanks to our submitters Sarah in NYC and Steve in the U.K.)
related: What rhymes with putrid?
extra credit: This Is Just to Say
Tags: food · New York · office fridge · pure poetry · stealing
Katie says this was propped up in the ladies room at a senior citizen apartment building in Florida. Adds Katie: “I don’t care that they think the floor is dirtier, I’m not touching the floor either!”
related: Hover & Flow(chart); The Rhyme That Must Be Flushed
Tags: clip art catastrophe · Florida · old folks · pure poetry · toilet
Our submitter in Portland, Oregon saw this sign while out for her morning run. Strangely, she took a pass on the hot date.
related: The saga of Tony Q69
Tags: ex drama · Portland · public shaming
Joe spotted this note posted on a thermostat inside an abandoned factory-turned-shopping center in Keene, New Hampshire.
Writes Joe, “I have to confess that I looked at it, got near it, and for the love of monkeys, I can’t stop thinking about it. I didn’t touch it though.” (No matter, Joe: Big Brother knows the truth.)
related: NO TOUCHING!
Tags: big brother-ish · New Hampshire · temperature · touching
“My dear, sweet grandmother is a treasure in my life,” writes Jessi in Dallas. To her horror, however, she realized — upon receiving this anonymous postcard from ‘a friend,’ — that she had forgotten to wish her grandmother a happy birthday this year.
Already feeling pretty guilty, says Jessi: “I immediately called her and received an additional 40-minute guilt trip over the phone. Today I sent her a birthday card in the mail.” Still, Jessi can’t help but how long it’ll be before she makes it off of Grandma’s “naughty list.”
related: If you have a birthday and don’t hear from your grandchildren, is it still a birthday?
Tags: birthday · Dallas/Fort Worth · Grandma · guilt trip · mea culpa
Writes Katy in Tampa: “The vending machines in my office are old, and they eat someone’s money at least once a week. The vending machine guy told us to put a sticky on the machine saying how much money you lost and he’ll refund it when he comes to fill the machine. Apparently the machine was hungry this week.”
So, that was two weeks ago. Katy just wrote again with a follow-up: “Since the vending machine company has ignored our pleas to fix the machine, the notes just keep on coming.”
related: The Candyman Can’t
Tags: money · office · smartass · Tampa · vending machine drama
Keith passed along this gem from his friend Ben, a professional musician, who spotted this on the wall of a restroom at a Central Florida club. (Another one for the “How many times did this have to happen before they made a sign about it?” files.)
related: Hey you, you dumb redneck
Tags: bathroom · Florida · so this is a thing? · that's disgusting · that's trashy · toilet · WTF?
Writes our submitter in Philadelphia: “We do not have air-conditioned hallways in my building, so there’s been an ongoing debate on my floor about how open the hallway windows need to be for maximum airflow.” Suddenly…SCIENCE!
related: A/C, windows, and Kelvin’s law of thermodynamics
Tags: It's science! · neighbors · Philadelphia · signed with love · temperature