Friday, April 29, 2011

Know your Muslim headcoverings!!!!

This important public service is brought to you by.... oh I don't know.... Wendy's.

And here's some more obscure ones...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Copyright infringement Friday!!

I had dinner with a friend last night who works in the patent office. I told him I didn't think much of intellectual property, although he's fine by me.

However, this seems like a pretty glaring case of what the ancient Greeks called "logos copycattus."

When I saw the logo for, I knew I had seen it somewhere before. After some sleuthing, I found it bared an incredible similarity to Reason Magazine's logo. Both have an "r" in reverse text in the bottom-right part of a colored box. Both are in Helvetica, and have the ".com" in lighter text than the name.

If there are any budding lawyers out there, go git 'em!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Racist multiculturalism?

Gotta love that Asian depiction!
As seen from a Brooklyn Pre-K building.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Scenes from a falafel restaurant

As seen from the Gyro King 1017 Foster Ave, Brooklyn. I'd love to hear theories about what this sign actually means.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Nothing attracts a line.... like a line

I don't have the fucking patience to wait in line for Black Friday shopping deals. I didn't buy a lottery ticket when I was feeling lucky because the woman in front of me was buying tickets for every Japanese person affected by the tsunami (or something).

Yet I found myself waiting 1.5 hours for a cupcake last weekend because, basically, there was a long line.
Ya'see, a long line means that there must be SOMETHING good at the end of it.

And there was something good - cupcakes from the suddenly famous Georgetown Cupcake (known on TLC as DC Cupcake). There was another upscale place called Crumbs about 3 blocks away with no waiting. But Georgetown Cupcake had a 1.5 hour line, and we chose THAT one. They were good, very good, but 1.5 hour good? Is any cupcake worth a 1.5 hour wait? Apparently I haven't found one that is.

What's the longest you've ever waited in line for something?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Strange things afoot in the Sephora naming department

I'm still flush with strange discoveries from my recent foray into Sephora with Dianna.
At right are some pics of fingernail polish. Where to even begin? Apparently they have moved beyond actually trying to name their products after the color they represent - they probably stopped doing that 20 years ago but I never noticed.
So you see names like "Arm Candy," "Techno Girl" and "What a Broad." But then they also start to get weirdly personal, like "Iris I was thinner," which is... I dunno... kind of sick.
Oh, and the last pic is of a $35 brush mad of goat hair. Because nothing says sexy girl like goat. That is all.