Tuesday, October 7, 2014

DECONSTRUCITED

The police may get you... but the Grammar Police never will.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, JUNE 2014

Transamerica knuckle

Things are looking up.
The other bridge
Our first Michelin star
Slightly more casual fare


[SPQR OCTOPUS PHOTO WILL GO HERE]

Meet Coit
[ANGIE'S COIT TOWER PHOTO WILL GO HERE]

Palace of Fine Arts

[RACCOON SIGN PHOTO WILL GO HERE]



And that's why they call it "The Windy City"!

The least mysterious room at the Winchester Mystery House

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

SPEAK SOFTLY AND CARRY A BLUE STICK

There's a school on the Westside named for President Teddy Roosevelt. But for some reason they've depicted the famous Rough Rider as a Na'vi from Avatar. I can't remember — was free unobtanium a part of the Square Deal?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A REAL CUT-UP

So there was a meeting at the ad agency, and they decided that the best way to sell Cuisinarts was to make a joke about the sign every homeless person carries?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A PRODUCT TO DIE FOR

No, this wasn't in a police evidence locker; I found it at my local hardware store.

Monday, August 11, 2014

DECK THE MALLS

I just saw this dress in Macy's. Are women flocking to the "Mrs. Claus look" this summer?"

Friday, August 8, 2014

DISCOUNT STALKING

Based on this sign by the exit, I think Sears is stalking me?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

THE NAME GAME

Today is gonna be a great day... or my name isn't Jonthan Bouner!

Monday, July 14, 2014

I WISH

I think maybe I don't understand what Siri is supposed to do.

Monday, July 7, 2014

DRIVE

No wonder everyone in LA texts while driving — it's not like anyone's getting anywhere.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

CLARIFICATION

If you're wondering what's in the Munchies Bowl, there's a very unhelpful description for you.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

GUATEMALAN LOVE SONG

In the movie The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Jane Lynch's character Paula tells Andy (Steve Carell) that her former Guatemalan gardner / lover Javier once serenaded her with a "beautiful old Guatemalan love song" which went like this:

Cuando arreglan mi cuarto
No encuentro nada.
Donde va con tanta prisa?
Al partido de futbol.

For those of wondering about the English translation, it's roughly:

Whenever they clean my room
I can find nothing.
Where are you going in such a hurry?
To a soccer game.

Monday, June 2, 2014

PIER PRESSURE

SANTA MONICA PIER

Capturing Jason on my old Cannon

Foos For Thought

I don't know what goes on with this carnival game, and I don't want to know.

What comes around...

...goes around.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

COWBOY FESTIVAL

Video recorders don't kill people; people kill people.

Cowboy S&M gear?

Western ladies. You can't see it, but the one on the left is holding a Samsung Galaxy.

Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival

Angie Oakley

Friday, April 25, 2014

TIME TO KILL

I called Verizon customer service the other day. I was instantly put on hold where a recording said, "Your call is important to us. Someone will be with you in a few brief moments."

It was time enough to think about that phrase: a few brief moments.

Verizon could have used the phrase "in a minute" or "in a moment" but they felt the need to be extremely specific.

"A moment" is pretty quick, so if one modifies it with "brief" they're indicating a sensationally short amount of time.

But then they modify that with "a few." A few of those terribly swift wisps of time.

So Verizon is explicitly saying they'll be with you in an amount of time that is shorter than a moment but longer than a brief moment.

I timed it. Their customer service representative picked up the phone in 4:35. Four and a half minutes — you know, a few brief moments.

Monday, April 21, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR __________

Santa Monica's Pacific Park really knows how to make a kid feel special on his birthday.

Friday, April 18, 2014

IT'S A STEAL

Listen, Ross — if you're not cool with shoplifting, then you do not love bargains as much as I do.

Monday, April 14, 2014

MIKE AND IKE AND YIPES!

When I first saw this giant box of Mike and Ike, I thought it was a board game based on the candy.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

COVER ME

This is the tag that was on my old electric blanket. I wonder if there's still a "Blanket Service Station" — and will they check my oil too?

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

SPAM I AM

From my email's Spam Folder. 
Oddly, I'm more interested in the second one.