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Old 26 June 2008, 04:32 AM
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Default Times are getting tough in So. California

yes this is a real sign on California Street.
http://s266.photobucket.com/albums/i...t=104_0005.jpg

Sorry my computer is being difficult. When I try to insert a photo it tells me that I can't do that. Dang spysweeper, anti-spam, virus software.
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Old 29 June 2008, 10:14 PM
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Saw this while waiting in line to board the ferry at Ocracoke, NC. Is the guy carrying large fir-tree earrings?
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Old 02 July 2008, 04:11 PM
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This is probably only funny to me, and there's technically nothing wrong with the way they did this. But when I opened up my Comcast homepage this morning and saw the news headlines, I somehow saw the right-hand picture first and mentally matched it to the first headline:

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Old 02 July 2008, 04:16 PM
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Saw this while waiting in line to board the ferry at Ocracoke, NC. Is the guy carrying large fir-tree earrings?
Given it's near the water, I'd guess they are supposed to be fish. So, only fishermen may cross there, right?

But fir tree earrings is a much more accurate description.
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Old 02 July 2008, 04:19 PM
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I have, or had, a fantastic leaflet from a bottle of Chinese moisturising cream. (I thought it was sun cream when I bought it; I got rather burned.)
Bolding mine. In more ways than one!
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Old 04 July 2008, 07:04 AM
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This is from a men's room in a hospital, right above the toilet. The first time I saw it was intact, the second time I used the facilities someone had removed the word, "towels." It wasn't me. Seriously.
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Old 04 July 2008, 07:50 PM
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A local church has been on a Star Trek kick. First it was "Jesus is coming, reistance is futile" then it was changed to "Jesus is coming. R U ready to beam up?"
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Old 04 July 2008, 08:58 PM
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I tried to upload a picture, but my stupid phone has problems.

I saw a sign today that said "We colsing today." (sic)
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Old 04 July 2008, 08:59 PM
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A local church has been on a Star Trek kick. First it was "Jesus is coming, reistance is futile" then it was changed to "Jesus is coming. R U ready to beam up?"
Finally a church I might actually decide to attend.
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Old 07 July 2008, 04:38 AM
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Given it's near the water, I'd guess they are supposed to be fish. So, only fishermen may cross there, right?

But fir tree earrings is a much more accurate description.
But how could that be fish, unless it's only the skeletons of the fish?
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Old 16 July 2008, 01:48 AM
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Old 16 July 2008, 02:37 AM
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My kids used to call it "sun scream" when they were little. Now I know why.

At least they spelled "public" right!
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Old 16 July 2008, 02:33 PM
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At least they spelled "public" right!
Good, I'm not the only one.
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Old 06 August 2008, 05:31 PM
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There was a church on the way home from work with the following on their signboard:

"Jesus is the way to heave."

It took a month or so for me to figure out what they really meant. :o

By the time I took my camera to take a picture, the whole phrase was gone.
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Old 16 August 2008, 01:36 AM
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This is the fortune my three year old daughter got in her cookie at the Chinese restaurant tonight. I don't know if it is an error, or if it has some deep meaning I just can't figure out.
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Old 16 August 2008, 01:45 AM
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Isn't what's right and you should do the same thing?
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Old 16 August 2008, 01:48 AM
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Isn't what's right and you should do the same thing?
Not necessarily, according to T.S. Eliot:

This last temptation is the greatest treason:
To do the right deed for the wrong reason.


Murder in the Cathedral
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Old 16 August 2008, 07:54 PM
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Should could refer to obligation rather than the correct course of action.

On a different note entirely there was a sign in the toilets of a bar in London which said the following:

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It is against the law to smoke or take illegal drugs in this toilet.
Please use the smoking area outside.
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Old 24 August 2008, 06:19 PM
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This is at a plaza in Salem NH. I took this last week. Note the name of the plaza and the second to last store listed.

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Old 24 August 2008, 06:27 PM
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This is the fortune my three year old daughter got in her cookie at the Chinese restaurant tonight. I don't know if it is an error, or if it has some deep meaning I just can't figure out.
It means to do "what is right" instead of following tradition or simply doing what is expected of you. Or you should do what is right because it is right rather than doing it because you know that it is expected of you.

Slight hijack, but instead of adding "in bed" to the end of my fortune cookies, try adding "except in bed." Much funnier.



Demon "you will find much success - except in bed!" Wolf
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