Friday Photos #49 – Funny Signs

Let’s count ’em down, shall we?
At #7, these guys want your business. Right damned now. Pub in Dublin, Ireland.
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At #6, it’s not that it’s funny really, just that it’s entirely incomprehensible advertising. Billboard in Sanya, Hainan Island, China. Shoe shop?

Whatever.

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At #5, the entrance to Luna Park, an amusement park at Milson’s Point in Sydney, Australia.

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Here’s #4, the men’s room at the Hotel Føroyar, Torshavn, Faroe Islands. At least I guess that’s what it is. I wasn’t going in there.

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#3: Bless you. Rail stop in Poland. Town too, I guess.

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#2. I bet. Sign in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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And the number 1 all time best sign ever, anywhere, sign in the world, from Bangkok, welcome to Miss Puke!

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Here are some more interesting signs. And all the other Friday Photos. Have a good weekend, everybody.

Election Day Thirty Years Ago

As someone in the radio business in 1984, I appreciate this photo of ‘s election setup that year. Note the nice typewriter.

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CS&W’s Graceless and Rude National Character Survey

Time to raise some ire. Based on strictly personal experience, here are some stereotypes that are sure to offend. All in good, clean fun. I think I’ll add more as they occur to me. Feel free to irritate your own chosen ethnicity in the comments.

NATIONAL CHARACTER

Finland: Stubborn. Not malevolent.

Germany: No excuse for the disappointment that is their food.

India: Does luxury well. Wealth disparity allows this. High end more affordable for tourists than elsewhere.

New Zealand: Permanent slightly perplexed look. Sunburnt. Buggy eyes.

Pacific Islands: Collective motto: “Don’t hurt me please.” The ukelele and all its music is the cause of this.

Paraguay: Important only to Paraguayans. Who are sweet and all, sure. Still.

Scotland: Paternal. Strong men will take care of you. Like it or not. Ireland has some of this.

Thailand: The world’s consistently strangest names. Like Kejmanee Pichaironnarongsongkram. Except possibly

Turkmenistan, whose leader is Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow.

Turkey: Tirelessly gracious but with a useless language shared by no one but Central Asians. In Turkish, as often as not the “G” goes away. “Erdogan” is pronounced “erdo-an.” A “C” with a cedille, “ç,” is pronounced “dj” like George. Çiragon is “Jiron.”

USA: Groupthink. If you want, you can really think things through and work out what you think. But you have to do more than ‘like’ things on Facebook. Why bother? Your tribe’s news channel can think everything through and tell you.

Vietnam: Wiry. Persistent. Shake hands with tight grip. Prim. Barefoot.