Sign of the Day

by Joey deVilla on February 5, 2010

Seen on King Street West, a block east of Dufferin:



Now THAT’s What I Call a Snappy Comeback

by Joey deVilla on December 1, 2009

Guy countering a schlubby corduroy skirt-wearing woman with a "Homosexuality is sin" sign with his own "Corduroy skirts are a sin" signPhoto courtesy of FBomb – click the photo to see the source.


While going out for brunch with our friends Liz and Keith and their kids on Roncesvalles, I saw these signs promoting Kennel Cafe’s services. If you never played Dungeons and Dragons, the jokes are totally meaningless, but if you have, they’re pretty amusing:

Kennel Cafe sign: "Cats add a +5 modifier to all persuasion and intimidation skill checks. Adopt a cat!"

Kennel Cafe sign: "Cats provide 15% base mana cost reduction for all spells -- even Lay on Hands!!!"


Slice of Life: Happy New Underwear Day!

by Joey deVilla on September 15, 2009

Seen outside Smart Mouth Cafe in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood:

Chalkboard sign outside Smart Mouth Cafe: "Welcome! It's new underwear day! Well, new to us."

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Sign on Golden Gate Bridge: "Crisis Counseling / There is hope, make the call / The consequences of jumping from this bridge are fata and tragic". Below it is the help phone with a piece of paper taped over it: "Temporarily out of service / To call sergeant's office use a cell phone / (415) 923-2220"

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At Last, a “Town Hall” Protest I Can Get Behind

by Joey deVilla on August 14, 2009

Protestor at Town Hall holding sign that reads "Obama: Bring back Arrested Development"

And it’s spelled properly, too!


Business Hours [Updated]

by Joey deVilla on August 4, 2009

I had a housemate who would never enter a time in the microwave that ended in “0” – she’d always reheat something for 38 seconds or defrost something for 8 minutes, 22 seconds – never 30 seconds or 9 minutes. If she weren’t a lawyer with a prestigious firm here in Accordion City, I’d swear this store – given the hours posted – was hers:

"Business Hours" sign with times that don't end on the hourr, half-hour or even quarter hour, such as "Monday: 12:12 - 7:07".

Update: The eagle-eyed Estelle H. pointed out in a comment that she recognized those store hours – they’re those of the Conspiracy Culture bookstore on Queen West.