July 19, 2014
“Dog people are good people.”
A chance viewing on the great Google machine inspired the question:
With all the bizarre holidays out there, why don’t we celebrate Funny Chalkboard Sign Day?
There are so many really funny chalkboard signs outside bars and restaurants…and I think they deserve some recognition.
I posted some of the my favorites below.
Have you seen others that deserve a shout out? Post them in the comments. And look for the national holiday coming soon.
A chalkboard sign would be a really good place to promote it…
I found a Fourth of July dessert that I surprisingly haven’t made. And it’s so simple.
Beautiful and easy.
I really hope someone makes it for me.
I passed this delivery truck in my neighborhood yesterday afternoon. The service is new to me, but the name is a classic.
Can it really be over 30 years now — 1981 in fact — since Dudley Moore burst onto the scene in the comedy classic Arthur, with Sir John Gielgud at his side as his loyal, oh-so-proper manservant Hobson?
Even he might approve of the logo’s jaunty cap and just-so tie.
The driver of the delivery van was very young. I couldn’t help but wonder — does he even understand the reference for the company name?
Perhaps he is more familiar with the cringeworthy 2011 movie version of Arthur where Helen Mirren portrayed Hobson in a bit of gender-bending casting. If so, he is probably confused by the logo. (Helen didn’t wear a hat.)
And thinks the movie was awful.
In honor of the first day of the Championships Wimbledon, I have posted an amazing portrait of Queen Elizabeth:
It was created from random, found objects by British artist Jane Perkins.
There are two reasons to celebrate the old country today!
My sister and I are planning a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter later this year.
Luckily, Universal Orlando welcomes people without children to their properties. Sure, the Harry Potter books were originally written for a young adult audience, but the franchise has an appeal that defies age.
I’m glad they recognize that.
Legoland is not quite as open-minded.
Only adults accompanied by a child are allowed in the Legoland locations during regular business hours. They do have occasional adults-only evening sessions, but the message is clear:
If you don’t have a child, you are guilty until proven innocent.
Is it so hard to believe that someone would want to visit Legoland to be inspired by the design?
I saw this bus shelter ad for Seamless.com, an online food delivery service, in my neighborhood this morning:
How old was the copywriter?
I can remember calling to book a flight…sometimes still do if an agency is handling the travel arrangements for a business meeting that I’m attending.
Write for your audience, not yourself, young people.
And Seamless, if you send me a coupon code, we can forget all about this.
Have you seen the Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz?
She posed celebrities as classic heroes and villains from Disney films: Jessica Chastain as Merida in Brave. Russell Brand as Captain Hook. Taylor Swift as Rapunzel.
They are really something.
But I think they are wasted on celebs. I mean, regular folk would be a more impressive transformation, don’t you think?
Oh yes, I quite agree.
I sometimes envy bloggers who have gone the ‘photo a day’ route…especially when I’m tired and finding it difficult to string words together into a pithy theme.
But then I look at the really good ones.
Let’s face it — even if I grabbed my phone (because I’d be using my cell instead of an expensive camera) — I wouldn’t do the subject justice compared to some of the talented folks posting pics online every day.
One of my favs is a former student. You may not be able to see her photos on Facebook unless you’re lucky enough to be her friend, but she has a great eye and sense of humor.
Here’s a fun one from earlier this year entitled “Survivors”:
Gotta love Goldfish…