Thursday, September 3, 2015

Partners in Waste

I was jogging through a new neighborhood under construction, and I saw this brand of portable toilet on several of the lots:

The name and the graphic, taken together, just strike me as something referencing either a superhero team or a high-tech company.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Possessive Stuff

Another find at my local grocery store:
What's more disturbing, the name of this product or the missing apostrophe in "Americas"?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Stomach This

We got this in the mail last week: 

Is it just me, or does this seem like an publicity scheme conceived while on crack?

I wonder what they'll put in the "gourmet" dinner?

Saturday, July 25, 2015

"Origin" Story

I "found" this while grocery "shopping" today.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Life Sucks

So now, because they're using a "greener" sweetener, this Coca-Cola is "Life"?

Then what in the holy caffeinated hell have we been drinking all these years?!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Big Lou's Head

Here's the sign of a car wash in Dallas I pass often:

Big Lou's head is truly a marvel. That, along with his predilection to make "car wash" one word.

Saturday, July 11, 2015


It's the extra e's that make him so special. And the unnecessary second dash.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Bustelo Freak

So hip-looking youth performing a demented hybrid of Riverdance and hillbilly hoedown is supposed to get me to buy this brand of coffee?

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Pensive Pedro

Quiet, please. Don Pedro is softly contemplating his cup of coffee: 

Rich. Smooth. Aromatic. A mantra for a new generation.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Hello, Newman

I saw this at the grocery store this morning. I like Newman's Own products, and I respect the brand and its philosophy. But there's something a little creepy about this label:

The woman's hands engulfing Newman's face look long and emaciated, and the arms that are reaching up from off-panel appear unnaturally thin, as well. And what's up with those gigantic green and white rings? Any way you dice it, the composition is on the disturbing side. 

Friday, July 3, 2015

Yes, but Is It "Art"?

I often pass this "outlet" on my way to work:

Let's take a "closer" look at the "sign":

Thank you, qualifying quotation marks!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Freudian Breakfast

I pass this van on my way to work every day: 

Curious choice of sausage to pair with the donuts. Hmmmm.......

Monday, December 15, 2014

Questionable Punctuation

All I want for Christmas is correct -- or at least unambiguous -- punctuation usage.

Much thanks to Nikki Palermo, who found this posted on the inside of the door of the only bathroom at a veterinary clinic she was working at.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Possessive Conundrums

I discovered these things at the store today:

They look good, but what really caught my attention was the name: OMG's. Is there the legitimate need for the apostrophe? Is OMG a person or entity to where these are his/her/its Chocolaty Clusters, and thus, the possessive 's is necessary? Or, if OMG stands for "oh my god," which I would assume it does, then might an OMG be something so good that it makes you say "Oh my god," and thus, an OMG is synonymous with a Chocolaty Cluster? And wouldn't that suggest redundancy? And if so, wouldn't a plural s be more appropriate here? And if this is the case, wouldn't the apostrophe be just another example of grammatical superfluity (as in the case with "the 1980's")? The company that makes these is called OMG's Candy, so that's no help.

Am I spending too much time thinking about this matter?

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Strangle Me Elmo

This holiday season, give your child the gift of Muppet-induced asphyxiation. 

A big thanks -- and a creepy, threatening hug -- to founding friend of the Gallery of the Absurd, Brian Donahue.

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