Thursday, November 6, 2008

Some pictures of random things

Randomness abounds in New York. Here are some things that have caught my attention recently.


Doesn't this sign almost make dismemberment look fun?

Do you think this is an explicit enough warning of the dangers posed by the baggage handling equipment at JFK Airport that parents would keep their kids from playing on the conveyor belt? Yes? Wrong.



This napkin is actually older than most people in high school today.

On the F train in Brooklyn, I noticed this napkin covering a seat. It's hard to see in the picture I took with my phone, but this was a remnant of a Bar Mitzvah party from October of 1991. It is 2008. The Bar Mitzvah boy is now a 30 year old man.



If I were a baseball fan, would this ad make me want to buy this drink?

This isn't random so much as dumb. I saw this little ad while waiting in line at a grocery store in Park Slope. Look! Purple drink is parodying corporate sponsorships with a corporate sponsorship! I guess this is designed to appeal to people who enjoy TV shows like Pushing Daisies.

I hear Red Bull helps improve spelling.

I'm not sure too many beverages require a philosophy. Let's assume that the "Most Powerful Antioxidant Beverage on the PLANET!" does. But if a drink is so mighty that it warrants its own philosophy, shouldn't its makers be able to spell "philosophy" correctly?

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