Sunday, November 4, 2012

ARRA Stimulus Act Stupidity

In 2009, President Obama signed one of his signature pieces of legislation - the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (a.k.a., The Stimulus Act; a.k.a., The Recovery Act).  President Obama promised us this was going to fix the economy.  Despite adding millions to the deficit, it failed to add jobs with those "shovel ready projects."  Instead, it has resulted in the kind of situation below.  On Tuesday, we can decide if we want four more years of this, or if we want something different (which may or may not be any better).

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Terrorism in Egypt

On a recent trip to Egypt, we saw this sign.  I thought it was interesting that the Government would warn folks about making false terrorist threats.  It was an interesting sign.

Egypt’s Tahrir Square

On a recent trip to Egypt, we went to Tahrir Square one night and they had an exhibit in the subway station under the square of protest art.  I was very moved by the power of the people and their willingness to resist the forces of oppression.

Pasta Sexy in Volterra, Italy

On a recent trip to Volterra, Italy in Tuscany, I found this little sign on the door of a restaurant.  There are so many signs that don’t translate and you have to wonder what they were thinking. We think this one was meant to be “pasta spicy” but have no idea.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Diamond Jo Casino

Readers of our travel blog know that my family is from the midwest – rural Iowa to be exact.  In early July I made a quick trip out there we were heading through Dubuque, Iowa on our way to Galina, when I spied this sign for the Diamond Jo Casino.  This is why aliens steal cows.  This sign is witty and remarkable!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Quiet Ya'll - Bedtime Greenbrier Style

On a recent trip to The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, I snapped this shot.  The Greenbrier is known for is extremely bold interior decor.  But every evening, they rolled out these lovely little signs imploring guests to be quiet with a small amount of Southern charm.  Now that's relaxing!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Poop Notice at the Camden Adventure Aquarium

A friend of mine recently took her daughter to the Camden Adventure Aquarium. She knows of my love of odd signs (and took a few pictures for me in Argentina last year). So when she saw this bird poop notice sign and took this picture for me. I love it!