Sunday, 16 August 2009

Comic relief and a new blogger portrait

It's my one and only day off, so I am writing to you. Remember not long ago I took a random photo and dubbed it my tribute to Vodka Mom?

Since then I have been on the lookout for other scenes that remind me of the bloggers whose ramblings I follow. Thanks to the Signspotting Project, which is visiting Edinburgh as part of the annual Fringe Festival, I have a series of photos which are my way of raising a glass to the man they call Brian in Mpls.

Brian tends to take everyday things and dissect and evaluate them. Recently he spent some time remembering the abacus. There was the time he decided to count how often he used spoons, forks or knives in a day. Last but most certainly not least, there were his queries into the evolution of spectator sports.

If something has the potetial to have more than one meaning, Brian will pry open the gap and dig around in it. If someone leaves irony lying around, Brian will roll in it and analyse the stains for you. That is why these signs, for all their two-way, hilarious goodness, made me think of him. Enjoy!










11 comments:

LDWatkins said...

Sooo funny! You started my day with a good laugh--thanks! Lynda

Rikkij said...

Damn, Girl! where did you find these?? really really funny. ~rick

ellen abbott said...

What a hoot!

Dale said...

:-)

Angela Recada said...

You crack me up! It's always such a pleasure to see what you've found to show us. You have a terrific eye for the absurd!

Crafty Green Poet said...

oh those are so funny....

ms toast burner said...

lol! Fantastic!

I love your blog!

I'm a Canadian who spent several years in England, I'm enjoying reading of your experiences in Scotland.

I've a collection of some signs from Canada that, when I returned 'home' with my newly acquired British vocabulary, amused me:
http://mstoastburner.blogspot.com/search/label/for%20my%20british%20friends

Edinburgh, eh? Nice.
(feeling much envy)

Sharon McPherson: AUTHOR / ARTIST said...

Great! I like 'Free the Bears'. lol

Zhoen said...

That is a wonderful collection of signs.

I'm particularly drawn to the Optimist Club.

Marie S said...

Very funny, so glad you posted this!!!

Tammie Lee said...

These are hilarious, thanks for the morning chuckles! I remember seeing signs in England that made me laugh like these. If only I could remember what they were...