August 30, 2012

Sexual Tourism: The New Staycation (Guest Signage: Darryl Bennett!)

This reminds me of the summer I spent working at Barnes and Noble. We shared a parking lot with Dick's Sporting Goods, BJ's Wholesales, and Seaman's Furniture.

August 28, 2012

August 26, 2012

Girlfriend on Demand: Odd Jobs

Three things to remember:
1. A 34 or 51 year old woman's typing would seem suspicious.
2. "Fluent" is a relative term. 
3. Standardized capitalization is optional.

Actually, if you are not a 35-50 year old Spanish Lady, but can convince the poster that you are, you might be even better suited for the job than she knows. 

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August 23, 2012

It's All in the Name (Guest Signage: Darryl Bennett!)

  • But it tastes so bland by itself. 
  • That's one of the top five reasons it isn't called a "melter." 
  • Can I melt one butter?
  • Are they following the MLA or APA guidelines on multiple punctuation?
  • If all caps equals yelling, I'd love to be in the mind of this sign maker. It would be like having DMX narrate the lunchroom rules. 

August 21, 2012

Going Nuts


An entire half aisle?!? Duane Reade is clearly devoted to peanut promotion.

Of course, the use of peanuts as a category leads to the assumption that they also sell laundry and houses. Maybe even entire families.

Cashews in Aisle 5.
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August 19, 2012

I'm So Excited!!!: Odd Jobs



Generation Punctuation is at it again, this time adding excitement to the already over-stimulating world of higher education financial aid.

Sure, this was probably written by an aspiring dental hygienist. But let’s save the bright smiles and cheery attitude for the toothpaste ads, okay?

August 16, 2012

August 14, 2012

Hi-Speed Pictionary


Texting while driving: Not cool. Sketching while driving: Awesome.

FWIW: The lower sign would make a great graphic tee.

August 12, 2012

No-Cost Jousting: Odd Jobs






Yet another job poster in greater need of help than they are aware. (If the job was in Park Slope, it would probably be for a free-range writer.)

August 9, 2012

BSB Goes Green (Guest Signage: Matt DiDonna!)

A long post, but worth the walk (imo).

From the careful eye of Matt DiDonna, we have the "A-Z Recyclery" from Orange County, NC. And when they say "A-Z," they aren't lying.  

Just look at the drop-down menu below. There are eight items starting with "A" alone. Of which, "asphalt" is obviously my favorite.

And don't get me started on the letter "C." Who recycles crayons?!? Anyone with a basic knowledge of color theory knows that if you melt them down and mix them up you're just gonna end up with a bunch of brown, which I guess is useful if you're drawing a bear taking a dump in a mudslide.


But I digress. The real payoff is after the jump:

August 7, 2012

Safety First

There are some times when Comic Sans is not appropriate...


Dealing with suicidal school children is one of those times.

August 5, 2012

Batteries Included: Odd Jobs





Honestly, I feel a little like a McDonald's Happy Meal. Except instead of coming with a Disney-themed toy, I am supposed to come with a valid driver's license and the ability to drive in Boston.

I wonder if the interview takes place in a car.
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August 2, 2012

Exact Change (Guest Signage Thursday: Mom!)













First of all, this is the most awesome charity ever.
Second, whatever “other” you pick, make sure it’s divisible by $2.71666666666666666. 
Lastly, what's up with the ellipsis between "Please" and "send"? I...don't get it.
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