Monday, October 29, 2007

Anti-theft device

This little thingy was hidden inside a CD case -- you wouldn't know it was there unless you pried open the case and looked for it.

But it's a product too, so it has to have a logo. And the logo is a registered trademark, so there's the little "R" in a circle. Nice logo. Targeted grabbing hand. Yes, Mr. Shopkeeper, this product will protect your stock!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

In style

TOP: Cool type treatment from a recent event. Stylish looking.

BOTTOM: A sign in Rochester, Minn., with pretty much the same kind of type treatment. Less stylish, but still appealing.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Counting bikes

Noticed someone is counting bike traffic on "my" bike lane -- the route I take into work. The sensors do not reach into the cars's lane. Wonder what that's all about. Should I loop back and ride over the thing a couple extra times each trip? Hmm.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Attention, Britney

Attention, Britney: This advertisement shows you how to get out of a car.

1) Get out of a really tall car.

2) Pay attention to where the lighting is coming from.

3) Edit your pictures!

You're welcome.

Monday, October 08, 2007

School board candidate in favor of leaf blowers

When I rode by this sign the first couple of times, I thought it featured a drawing of a leaf blower. I thought that was odd. There is some controversy about leaf blowers -- they are noisy and annoying -- but I couldn't imagine how leaf blowers fit into school board politics. I eventually stopped to take a picture of the thing. I was disappointed to see that it was not a leaf blower at all, but a rolled up piece of paper (diploma, I'm guessing) and an apple. Much more appropriate symbols for a person running for school board. So what that the apple is blue -- it's no leaf blower.