The finest, most literary vagrants

April 29th, 2008 · 81 comments

Writes an anonymous student at Binghamton University: “Some grad students are mad about the teaching load for TAs, so they have been putting up these posters in order to raise awareness.”

Adds our submitter (with a yawn): “I am now more aware of how douche-y they are.”

Disgruntled Graduate Students 2

Disgruntled Graduate Students Disgruntled Graduate Students 3

Disgruntled Graduate Students 4

related: Or take a cab!!!

→ 81 CommentsFILED UNDER: Binghamton · blitzkrieg approach · college life · New York · raging against the machine


He died for your clip art

April 28th, 2008 · 67 comments

I really thought it couldn’t get more egregious than this clip-art catastrophe from a church in Boston (left), which made this one (right) look downright tasteful in comparison.

this clip art must be stopped

But then, at a friend’s recent wedding, Carey in Northern Virginia spotted this note — complete with that same punchy little yellow smiley — on several doors of the church. (There are more than one, I suppose, so that when you do a double-take and ask yourself “Wait…did they really just go there?” you can rest assured that yes, they really did.)

Jesus DIED for you. Please silence your cell phone pager for Him before entering. Thank you!

The kicker? Before the service started, Carey says, “We spotted the priest up near the altar — chatting on his Razr.”

Meanwhile in guatemala, Boingboing‘s Xeni Jardin spotted a sign one might consider either more or less blasphemous depending on whether you’re a follower of Christ or of the principles of good design

 "TO TALK WITH GOD/YOU DON'T NEED A CELLPHONE/TURN IT OFF PLEASE"

(translation: “TO TALK WITH GOD/YOU DON’T NEED A CELLPHONE/TURN IT OFF PLEASE”)

And if you’re of a faith that prefers to talk directly to God’s intermediaries, you might prefer the approach of this Guatemalan church also documented by Xeni:

"Talk to me personally, I [will] listen to you. You do not need a cellphone. Yours truly, GOD."

“Talk to me personally,
I [will] listen to you.
You do not need a cellphone.
Yours truly,
GOD.”

related: Stop! In the name of clip art

extra credit: Crummy church signs

→ 67 CommentsFILED UNDER: cell phone · clip art catastrophe · Espanol · Guatemala · guilt trip · Jesus · most popular notes of 2008 · Northern Virginia · Virginia · you're like so going to hell


Yahoo! in the toilet? Read the writing on the wall.

April 27th, 2008 · 48 comments

What’s employee morale like inside Yahoo’s Sunnyvale headquarters, amid all the chatter about coming layoffs, the possible Microsoft takeover, and everything else? well, according to one anonymous Yahoo! employee, in the toilet would be one place to look.

Says our Yahoo! tipster: “First they took away our right to stand on the toilets. Then they took away our right to surf on the john. But now — they’ve gone too far.”

is yahoo! in the toilet? just read the writing on the wall.

related: Yahoo! — Servicing over a half-billion people…each and every day

→ 48 CommentsFILED UNDER: California · CAPS LOCK · group bitchfest · office · raging against the machine · saga · Silicon Valley · toilet · Yahoo


Our customers are always right…except when they’re wrong.

April 25th, 2008 · 117 comments

Heather says this pizzeria in Victoria, B.C. has been confounding customers with its customer service “policy” for as long as she can remember. (Which I guess means…it’s working?)

Our customers are very important to us - as important as water is to life. Please remember that nobody likes bad water.

related: ps bacon is life

→ 117 CommentsFILED UNDER: "customer service" · Canada · mixed metaphors · pizza · restaurant


Two points for honesty

April 24th, 2008 · 226 comments

Writes our anonymous submitter: “I work as a payment processor for a local ambulance company. I see lots of notes scribbled on bills, but this one was a first. At least he/she is honest! :)”

I won't pay this, and you can't make me! :)

related: three cents for the saliva

→ 226 CommentsFILED UNDER: Michigan · money · raging against the machine · smiley


Grimace and the fry kids

April 23rd, 2008 · 124 comments

The school in Los Angeles where Anna works is under renovation, so a lot of the kids cut through the library on their way to and from the cafeteria. Recently, one of these fine young scholars spilled an entire basket of fries…and kept walking. One of Anna’s coworkers picked them up, but he missed one. another coworker posted this note.

Please note the offending French fry on the carpet in the library. Situations like this, people, are why we make you go around the library when you have food or drink.

The amazing thing, Anna says, is that the sign actually worked. “The student came in, took responsibility and even apologized.” Happy meals all around!

related: No sarcasm left behind
extra credit: The real Grimace [youtube]

→ 124 CommentsFILED UNDER: fed-up librarian · food · kids today · library · McDonalds


No offense! (just kidding) No worries! (just kidding)

April 22nd, 2008 · 90 comments

Reason #962 why I’m happy Facebook wasn’t around when I was in high school…

You chose the one formal picture I am not in...are you denying our friendship?

related: 2 good 2b 4gotten
extra credit: Judy “just kidding” Grimes [SNL]

→ 90 CommentsFILED UNDER: Facebook · frenemies · just kidding! · schools & teachers


The overly friendly coworker: ruining your day since you held the elevator for her that one time

April 21st, 2008 · 137 comments

Homero in Portland had just finished heating up his lunch in the office microwave when he returned to his desk to find this “helpful” note — attached to an ad from the local alt-weekly — waiting on his chair. Though it’s unsigned, he says he’s pretty sure he knows which coworker left it for him. “She’s kind of socially stunted, but seems to think that a) she’s very funny and b) we’re BFF,” Homero says. “Um…no.”

I saw this ad and thought u might find his services helpful :P

related: WoW, indeed

→ 137 CommentsFILED UNDER: "helpful" advice · office · Portland · smiley


Why is it that on this night we’re, like, allowed to eat carbs?

April 20th, 2008 · 47 comments

You gotta love my Grandma Cookie — she’s always looking out for my figure!

Make the matzo balls light!!

(This is why the Seder calls for the drinking of four cups of wine.)

related: too many
extra credit: our stomachs, ourselves [heeb]

→ 47 CommentsFILED UNDER: animated fucking e-card · Grandma · holiday spirit


No girls allowed

April 18th, 2008 · 98 comments

Writes Bailey in Oklahoma: “My nine-year-old brother hung the original note on his door when I came home from college for Christmas. After I laughed it off, he left a special note just for me. When I walked in anyway, he yelled, “Didn’t you see the sign?!?’ I can’t believe I’m being patronized by a third-grader.”

This is a boys only room. No girls can enter except my girl cousin. This includes you Bailey.

(Don’t worry, Bailey, you’re not the only one.)

related: No kids allowed!

→ 98 CommentsFILED UNDER: battle of the sexes · kids · siblings · visual aids