Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sins of Punctuation

Ah, those dreaded marks of punctuation. I suppose you don't have to use them correctly in your everyday life if you hate them so, but please, PLEASE, for the love of Pete, use them correctly if you are going to write something that will be seen publicly by thousands, or even millions, of people. You know?

Here are a few fun ones that I found locally:

At Macy's grocery store. (Actually, I believe that store is named "Macys," which is another punctuation blunder).

At Wal-Mart. Must the apostrophe be so abused? I know he's a cute little guy, but that doesn't mean you can stick him anywhere you please.

Smile MY on camera? And a comma might be nice...

Saturday, November 1, 2008

2 things that do not go well together

You just KNOW that they can smell that pizza during meetings. Why oh why would you EVER build a Weight Watchers there?!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Now, maybe somebody reading this will think this is cute or fashionable, but I can't help but feel that selling high-heels for babies is kind of...well, sick. I'm sure it's meant to be funny, but it's still kind of sad. Isn't it a great way to start off life, by being already bogged down by the world of frivolous fashion trends? To me, it seems ridiculous. Your child is a person, not a doll.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Uhh, is that REALLY a sign you want to ignore?

This stupidity is VERY local, and VERY stupid.
These pictures were recently taken at a nearby park where I enjoy going often.
Not only are there young children playing, wading, and swimming in the fountain, but there is an adult walking around in there, too.
I'd say that if you are just dying to get cryptosporidium or another delightful parasite or illness from the water, this is the best way to do it. Were warnings like this just made to be ignored?
I'm sad to say that every time I walk through the park, there are always people in that fountain...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A gassy situation

Just read the first two words of this sign out loud, and you'll be sure they did it on purpose.
I wouldn't have expected that here in Happy Valley, I guess.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

What's the point?

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Illustration: Vitamin D Milk - February 27, 2008

Thursday, 28 February 2008
Got Hormones? Print E-mail
The Associated Press

Utah officials want to control the labels on milk cartons and other dairy products. Milk processors would be able to promote their product as being free of artificial hormones. But only if they also say there's no significant difference when compared to milk from cows that are treated with growth hormones.

THE PROPOSAL RANinto some opposition during a public hearing Tuesday.

The Utah Food Industry Association said the federal government should regulate labels, not states. The Dairy Foods Association, based in Washington, D.C., said there's no public outcry for label restrictions.

But Utah's agriculture commissioner, Leonard Blackham, said a rule is necessary to prevent consumers from being confused. He recalled seeing dairy products in Utah stores declaring, "No hormones!"

"All food from a living organism has hormones," Blackham said.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says companies are allowed to claim their milk comes from cows that were not treated with rBGH, as long as the labels do not "mislead consumers" to believe the milk is safer or better.

"You're headed in the right direction," Brian Lowry of the Monsanto Co., maker of the hormone, said at the Utah hearing.

Ogden dairy farmer Kerry Gibson, who also is a state lawmaker, said labels that say there are no artificial hormones elicit "an emotional response in consumers who don't have time to research the issue."

Under Utah's proposed rule, the state can penalize violators up to $5,500 and could recall mislabeled products. If the rule is adopted, there first will be a 30-day comment period.

Pennsylvania banned hormone-free labeling in October, but later rescinded the ban. Ohio has held hearings on the issue, and the state's agriculture director is expected to issue a decision.

A bill in the Indiana Legislature was recently pulled because it stirred too much controversy.

Some opponents of stricter labeling, including Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc., say it's a First Amendment issue. The company has labeled its ice cream as free of a synthetic hormone.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

There's a reason this tree is 50% off...

Looks like a great tree, until you realize....
Nice Photoshop job, K-Mart!