Monday, October 13, 2008

Bumper Stickers In My Neighborhood

What does it mean when the same car has these two stickers (not on the bumper either--on the body of the car, along with about a dozen others)?


Hmmm. Could it be that this car owner is espousing a campaign of prevention, not prohibition to reduce the occurrence of abortions? This hints of a more nuanced thinker than is usually identifiable by the presence of multiple bumper stickers. Perhaps I need to meet this person?

Tee Shirts in My Neighborhood

On a tee shirt seen in the neighborhood:

Sometimes I wonder. . .

why is that Frisbee getting bigger?

. . .and then it hits me.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Say Whaaaaa?

I was out at a restaurant last night, and because our economy is cratering (thank you, David Letterman), CNN was playing in the corner. Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted the crawl at the bottom of the screen.

"John Cusack will be facing trial after the collapse of a plea bargain."

What? What? Everybody's favorite lovelorn teen, Lloyd Dobler?

The man who made single handedly made "professional puppeteer" a sexy profession?

(Okay, "sexy" might be a bit of an oversell. At least, "verifiably heterosexual?")

I just couldn't believe it.

It took about 20 minutes before the crawl came around again. This time I caught the entire crawl.

"The woman accused of stalking actor. . .John Cusack will be facing trial after the collapse of a plea bargain."

Whew. Now it's safe for me to love dogs again.