Saturday, April 17, 2010

unfortunate signage

I was in Walgreens the other day, and saw this posted. Ouch....
"H1N1 Available Today"???

If you look closely, you'll see that someone tried to make the point more clear. Perhaps a Sharpie would have come in handy.


Saturday, October 3, 2009

advice on the wall of a bus bathroom

Though the advice itself is up for interpretation...

(found in bus bathroom, driving back from Yosemite)


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

midwest vs. bay area

In March, I stumbled upon a noteworthy license plate in San Francisco, CA.

Shall we contrast this (plate / vehicle make & model) with the one I recently saw in Evanston, IL? You're not going to find many of these in the Bay Area.


Thursday, June 12, 2008

dog drinking fountain

At Aquatic Park, Berkeley, CA...


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

use less oil

License plate in San Francisco, CA. Not surprisingly, on a hybrid Toyota Prius.

Using the United States Environmental Protection Agency's ratings, the Prius was ranked the most fuel efficient car in 2007.

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Thursday, January 3, 2008

yahoo user agreement

I am having WAY too much fun with these signs.

OK, this one really isn't a sign, or even a joke. As I was installing my cousin's Yahoo DSL internet, I ran across this passage in the user agreement. Seriously. So I CAN'T use my Yahoo DSL software to operate my nuclear facility OR life support? Sheesh.

(click to enlarge image. It is worth reading...)


Sunday, December 30, 2007

do not park here

There are a wide variety of No Parking signs on the garages of San Francisco. Some are visual, some are in more than one language, many have some little play on words. However, this may be the most unusual sign yet. (San Francisco, 18th St.)

Rabid squirrels? Ouch.


Thursday, December 20, 2007

don't feed the parrots in san francisco

Ferry Park, San Francisco, CA

Well, this was not a sign I expected to see in the middle of the city. But it is true - there is a flock of wild parrots that make their home in San Francisco. Actually, there are TWO flocks of birds in the city, but this park is often home to the famous "Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill." (The scientific name is Aratinga erythrogenys, also known as a cherry-headed conure, among other names.) This species comes from the west side of the Andes in southern Ecuador and the extreme north of Peru.

Resident Mark Bittner maintains a website promoting his book, his film, and general information on these birds. He also was integral in creating this law in 2007, banning the feeding of the birds.

From Bittner's site, I also learned that there is a wild parrot flock in Chicago, Illinois! (First spotted in 1973 in the Hyde Park neighborhood.)

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

sign: shoplifters will be composted

Only in California...

This sign was nestled in the boxes of dates at the Farmer's Market one Saturday morning.

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Monday, October 8, 2007

sign: bathroom emergency?

At Legoland in Carlsbad, California.


Saturday, October 6, 2007

sign: don't sit on the animals

From the Wild Animal Park in San Diego, CA.


Thursday, October 4, 2007

sign: low clearance

Sometimes you come across signs that can't help but make you laugh. I've decided to include these nuggets of amusement in their very own blog category.

This first sign is found in the California Academy of Sciences museum in San Francisco, CA.