Sunday, April 29, 2012

Electric street signs

When printed signs aren't convenient enough:

Electric street sign

They have their own licence plates:

Licence plate

A control panel with a full keyboard:

Electric street sign controls

And (no longer) secret codes!:

Secret street sign codes

And all so they can say stuff like this:

"Follow detour ahead"

Hot dog bun

The rule of Chinese bakeries is that any item must contain the object it includes in its name. Hence their version of a hot dog bun:

Hot dog bun from a Chinese bakery

Saturday, April 21, 2012

La Segunda Bakery

They have the best Cuban sandwiches and the best Cuban bread. I've tried desperately to find a pastry they make which I don't like. It hasn't happened yet:

Tres leche

Rainbow cake


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Let's try to explain...

A Japanese music video:

A girl runs with toast in her mouth, late to a dance competition judged by an anthropomorphic onion. She desperately wants to win the competition as the prize is a huge pile of candy. Unfortunately, a dancing robot stands in her way. A pitched battle ensues, and the girl emerges victorious.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

An Irish Restaurant in America


From the menu

Buffalo shrimp [as in Buffalo, New York]

Italian egg rolls [?]

Mozzarella cheese sticks

Sweet potato fries

Tortilla chips and chunky salsa

Greek salad

Asian chicken salad

Cuban [a local sandwich]

Philly cheese steak [from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

Reuben [a sandwich from New York City]

French dip

Corkscrew pasta [your choice of Alfredo or pesto sauce]

Garlic bread

Lightning chili

(I could go on.)

The only things which seem remotely Irish

Fish and chips

Shepherds pie

Hangover cure

The future of modern medicine: helping alcoholism have even fewer consequences than before.

(Via @ZacharySire)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Guerilla marketing

Get a piece of chalk and write your message on the sidewalk:

The Blocks--A sketchy series of Ybor

Or hire some young men to sit outside an official event and hand out logo emblazoned hats containing coupons (it helps if it's sunny):

A Red Cap Plumbing red cap

EVERYBODY was wearing those hats.