Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Worst Part about Big Government

You know government is too big when it takes away the letter N from protest signs. In solidarity, we will call that ufair. We will also complai about this scadal util someoe does somethig about it. Like the military. Or the police. Or maybe the fire departmet.

Oh, wait. Those are all governmental agencies. Never mind.

Thanks to Tamara K. for the photo.  

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Warning: Dirty Jokes Ahead

Close, but no, um, cigar. Wait, no. This sign--it is a hair off. Hoo-hah! Missing letters just make us crotchety, we guess.

If only the URL had been southbendover.com, we would have died of laughter (giddy and juvenile laughter, but still).

And we wouldn't want to go to this school, either. Not with their non-standardized form of testing.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tales from the Casting Ouch

And now for the September edition of our Hollywood bloopers feature. These are authentic casting calls sent to us by our friend the actress, along with her commentary:

Lot's of singing, lot's of solo's.
Lots of typos.

Queue card
Are you prepared to wait in line?

We will be auctioning actors.
I really hope not, because people are priceless.

She suffers from skitsafrania.
Unless that is a term you've made up on purpose in an attempt to be funny for a comedy skit, misspelling your character's condition on a casting call makes you seem uneducated.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Forgive Us--We Are Cranky

What the hell kind of word is "babyz"? Other than the perfect word to describe a game that lets people turn babies all tarty and stuff, that is.

We hereby challenge you all to find worse fake marketing words than "babyz." We doubt it can be done, though as we admitted before, we are wearing our crankypants and they are TWO SIZES TOO SMALL.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

We Won't Dispute the Accuracy of This

That said, we think the word they wanted was "collision."

Thanks to Greg Pincus for the screen shot from the AOL home page.

We're sure this has brought a post-mortem giggle to the cryogenically frozen remains of Dr. Freud hidden somewhere in our nation's capital*. (Has anyone thought to look for them in Joe Biden's liquor cabinet?)

* We originally had this as "capitol," which with a capital C refers to the Capitol building, but with the "a" properly refers to the capital city. 

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

We Want This Book Anyway

From the flap copy of How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack:
There’s a new threat in town—and it’s only twelve inches tall. How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack is the only comprehensive survival guide that will help you prevent, prepare for, and ward off an imminent home invasion by the common garden gnome. Once thought of as harmless yard decorations, evidence is mounting that these smiling lawn statues are poised and ready to wreck havoc. The danger is real. And it’s here.   

Class 1 gnome-slayer and gnome defense expert Chuck Sambuchino has developed a proven system—Assess, Protect, Defend, Apply—for safeguarding property, possessions, and loved ones. Strategies include step-by-step instructions for gnome-proofing the average dwelling, recognizing and interpreting the signs of a gathering hoard, and—in the event that a secured perimeter is breached—confronting and combating the attackers at close range.
It's wreak havoc, not wreck. We're just going to blame this one on the gnomes. The book comes out today, by the way. We would really like to watch a gnome attack, preferably on our neighbors who've been using a jackhammer all week.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Tales from the Casting Ouch

The following are genuine Hollywood casting announcements, with commentary provided by our friend the up-and-coming actress: 
Measurements should be 26-27" waste, 34-36.

What a waste of a casting notice.

Seeking perspective actors.

Actors seeking perspective would be wise to look elsewhere for a prospective job.

Our theatre company does improff.

Is that improv hosted by Spring Awakening star Jonathan Groff or what, exactly?

Seeking: Gymnists and Panamines.

Seeking: Spel chek.

Be apart of our promotional expansion.

I wanna be apart of it... space bar, space bar...

Friday, September 03, 2010

Friday Sign of the Apocalypse: Yeesh

You know, some things shouldn't need explanation. A sign on the door that says WOMEN means it's a women's bathroom.

So we are wildly disturbed that the proprietors needed to post a two-exclamation-point sign explaining what that "WOMEN" thing means. We are so disturbed, in fact, that we hardly mind the missing e in "absolutely," or the missing apostrophe in "women's."

Honestly, dudes. We don't want you in our powder room. We've heard about what you do to yours. Blecch.

Thanks to Charity E. for the photo.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Who Are Big and Small?

And why should no job go to Big or to Small? Oh, wait. They mean no job is "too big or too small" for them to consider.

Sigh. One could say the same about proofreading the signs painted on the back of trucks.

Every small business owner should consider hiring an editor for their signs, websites, brochures, and even business cards. Given the photos that come our way, we're fairly certain this could jump-start the entire U.S. economy.

Thanks to Randy J. for the photo.