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Cory Booker says, "Newark has gifted me a wisdom that can only come from moons."

At Netroots Nation in New Orleans today:"I’m a big believer that if America, if this country hasn’t broken your heart, then you don’t love her enough. Because there’s things that are savagely wrong in this country. There’s a normalcy of injustice that we’ve accepted. And I tell you, Newark has gifted me a wisdom that can only come from moons, a sense of purpose that can only come from shared pain. It’s a city that at times where my heart has been broken but I’ve learned that the heart is this in...
Tags: Law, Mexico, Israel, America, Signs, Palestine, New Orleans, Newark, The moon, Booker, Cory Booker, NetRoots Nation, Ann Althouse, Netroots, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, U S Campaign for Palestinian Rights His


Live long, and prosper

I saw this ad poster in town a few days ago and it made me chuckle, so I just had to get the camera and go back for a photo. I wonder if this ad is all over the world, given the burger joint's coverage of the planet and the nearly universal (pun intended) recognition of Star Trek's Mr. Spock. As Mr. Spock would say, "Fascinating!" If you've seen this advertisement where you live, I'd appreciate knowing. I'm sure that those of you living on Vulcan have seen it already.UPDATE: I'll keep a runnin...
Tags: Travel, Star Trek, Signs, Spock, WCS, Saint-aignan, Bergerac France


Iconoclasm.

"Trump’s Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame Destroyed With Pickaxe" (Daily Beast)."Multiple people—including police—tell me a man walked up with a guitar case and pulled out the pick axe. Then, it’s believed, he called police himself to report it, but left the scene before they got here. Now, he’s nowhere to be found."Guitar case, eh? Reminds me of gentler times, when Woody Guthrie had a sign on his guitar, "This Machine Kills Fascists." No, it wasn't really gentler times! It was 1941, and Woody was...
Tags: Music, Protest, Law, Wikipedia, Russia, India, Religion, US, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, History, Egypt, Taliban, Signs, United Kingdom, Moscow


I was surprised to see overt support for Trump on the UW campus today.

Parked very conspicuously, by the lake trail: But I hear some very quiet expressions of support here and there. It is so socially unacceptable in Madison that it means a lot to hear or see any at all. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Signs, Madison, Trump, UW, Ann Althouse, getting used to Trump


The third thing I did in Chicago.

From the triad of things I said I was doing at least one of which would disgust nearly everyone: I'll write my thoughts on the show in a little while. And I still owe you a post about what I thought about Kathy Griffin's show. But first, writing from Trump International Hotel in Chicago, I'm going to do some posts that bounce off the morning news, in my typical style.Why did I think you might find "The Cher Show" disgusting? Click on the tag "Cher" to see how the grande dame may have offended y...
Tags: Photography, Law, Chicago, Signs, Cher, Kathy Griffin, Trump International Hotel, Ann Althouse


Signs of Vibrant Charlottetown

Charlottetown is a delightful city on Prince Edward Island, whose residents are blessed to live in such a vibrant place and beautiful province.  Small cities and towns throughout Canada often struggle to sustain a thriving economy and a high quality of life.  To its credit, Charlottetown appears to have figured out a formula that works […]
Tags: Photography, Arts, Religion, Inspiration, Urban, Cities, Canada, Signs, Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Cityscapes


At the Best Day Ever Café...

... it could be today. In a sense, it's always today. Because what can you do with any other day?ADDED: And then that Kennedy thing happened... [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Signs, Optimism, Kennedy, Ann Althouse


How Kate Spade stores are presenting the suicide of their namesake.

That's my photo of the shop window at Hilldale, here in Madison.(This isn't meant as an open thread. The next post will be one.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Shopping, Law, Suicide, Signs, Kate Spade, Ann Althouse, Hilldale


In China, painted lanes on the sidewalk for pedestrians who stare at their cell phones.

The lanes are painted with messages like "Path for the special use of the heads-down tribe" and “Please don’t look down for the rest of your life," the NYT reports. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, China, Signs, Cell Phones, Paying Attention, Ann Althouse


Brilliant new photography book captures the American West's vanishing signs and symbols

Vanishing Vernacular: Western Landmarks collects Steve Fitch's important photographic record of iconic imagery in the western United States: hotel neon, drive-in movie theaters, even ancient petroglyphs. (more…)
Tags: Post, Photography, News, Book, America, History, United States, Signs, Neon, Steve Fitch


They've got some crazy little women there and...

!!!!!!(Link goes to Reddit. Post title is a song reference. ) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Signs, TYPO, Ann Althouse, Reddit Post


Conservative protestor unable to tear up anti-fascist sign

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ylfto5YnOww As posted to YouTube by Nate Gowdy, this gentleman appropriates a counter-protestor's sign and makes strenuous efforts to rip it up. But it's a fancy thick one and he lacks the strength or technique to do the job. Watching him wither under the sarcastic commentary and recording cameras of nearby libs will never not be funny. You've worked so hard, you're so close," a woman filming the painful failure is heard saying. "You've been doing a lot of arm...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, B-side, Nofrontdoor, Signs, Protests, Mistakes, Antifa, B-sides, Owning The Libs, Nate Gowdy


At the Trading Company Café...

... you can talk all night.And please think of using the Althouse Portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Signs, Ann Althouse, Trading Company Café


Howdy Donut.

On South Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas — April 11th. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Austin, Signs, Austin Texas, South Congress Avenue, Ann Althouse


The little paper

This sign caught my eye in Souvigny. It says, "The most informed, The Little Newspaper, 6 pages." I don't know what the sign has to do with the building, which is marked with a small plaque that reads Fondation Patrimoine (Heritage Foundation). I don't find anything online about the paper itself. "Le Petit Journal" was a famous Parisian newspaper around the turn of the century (1900, that is), but it has been out of circulation since 1944. I didn't stop to read the little sign under the larger...
Tags: Travel, Signs, WCS, Allier Trip, Souvigny, Fondation Patrimoine Heritage Foundation, Le Petit Journal


Link About It: Redesigning the Wheelchair Symbol into the Accessible Icon

Danish design student Susanne Koefoed created the International Symbol of Access back in 1968 and as ubiqituos as it's become, there's a passivity to the design that's arguably been bested by the newer "Accessible Icon." With its own emoji and escalating...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Signs, Linkaboutit, Signage, Symbols, Wheelchairsymbol, Accessiblesymbol, Internationalsymbolofaccess, Cooperhewittdesignmuseum, Susanne Koefoed


Has the gun-control movement overtaken the sex-control movement?

I say yes, solely on the basis of the signs I'm seeing at the protests that say "Arms Are For Hugging":I can understand thinking of that slogan, with the obvious flipping of the meaning of "arms," but I would expect you to reject it or quickly hear from someone telling you to reject it because it is so discordant with the message of #MeToo. Just because you have arms doesn't make it self-evident that you have a right to hug me. It's saying biology is destiny, like saying "penises are for penetra...
Tags: Protest, Guns, Law, Feminism, Signs, Bad Science, Ann Althouse, Mottos, MeToo


Windows and signs

As promised, here is a typical street view. The shutters are closed. It may be a vacation house, or an unoccupied house. Hard to tell. Or maybe the people who live there just like their privacy. The sign on the door says "beware of dog." Tasha paid no attention. The blue sign says that the street is one way. I learned that when I got my French driver's license way back when. That would be 2005, by the way. Thirteen years ago. Wow. [Author: wcs]
Tags: Travel, Signs, WCS, Allier Trip


What a load of...

Well, I won't say it. It was nice of the town to designate a spot for Spot. Tahsa didn't need it this time. Please poop outside the castle walls. Merci. We did carry plastic bags around with us just in case. Especially at the gîte, since she did her business on the owners' grass. I had to be a good guest and pick up after her. [Author: wcs]
Tags: Travel, Signs, WCS, Chateaux, Allier Trip


Everywhere a sign

This sign made me chuckle. There's nothing inherently funny about it, it's just that the front door is somewhere else while the mail goes through the slot in this door. Un presbytère is the parish or clergy house for a nearby church. This one is close to the church I've been posting about, so I assume it's part of that. Put the mail in here, enter over there. The door here is in a little street that winds around the castle wall in Lapalisse. At one point, the street gets very narrow. All along...
Tags: Travel, Signs, WCS, Cathedrals And Churches, Allier Trip


At the Cruddy Troll Café...

... come on in and slog around.(And think of going into Amazon via the Althouse Portal. Here's a nice iguana statue for your lawn, a cute Iggy the Iguana Beanie Baby, and a high-quality iguana hand puppet. All 100% inedible.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Signs, Trolls, Ann Althouse, Iguana Beanie Baby


At the Ambiguity Café...

... it's all a matter of interpretation, no? Write about whatever you like.The photo is from the boardwalks of Lake Wingra.And please consider using the Althouse Portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Signs, Ambiguity, Ann Althouse, Lake Wingra


That time I didn't violate a rule but I also didn't "feel free."

I think this can be regarded as a photograph of the First Amendment concept known as "the chilling effect."ADDED: This is why it's good for law to be negative. Let the government say what it's forbidding me to do. Don't tell me what I'm permitted to do. It gives the impression that I need affirmative permission for everything. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Voting, Law, Selfies, Freedom, Signs, Free Speech, Don, Ann Althouse


Are You Leading With Buddha’s Hand Too?

Size and prominence of wording on business signs, product labels and hangtags will often emphasize brand signals. Yet, sometimes decisions are made to scream generic names instead. Never having seen the above shown wacky fresh fruit until recently, my assumption was that Buddha’s Hand represented a clever brand name for a certain type of citron fruit. Nope, generic. The source-indicating information on the above shown Buddha’s Hand hangtag — the trademark — is barely legible, so I’ll help reade...
Tags: Food, Advertising, Marketing, Articles, Signs, Commodity, Branding, Velcro, Trademarks, Buddha, Citron, Steve Baird, Loss of Rights, Brand Signals, Branding Strategy Insider, Genericide


At the Fans-Heaters-Tarps Café...

... we've got just about everything you need.(But if you can't get out to the real store, please consider using Amazon through The Althouse Portal.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Shopping, Law, Signs, Ann Althouse


“I’ll Meet You There”

Can’t help but smile about this quirky handmade sign stumbled upon recently in the Kensington Market district of Toronto. The words are from a poem by Rumi that is generally understood to be about putting aside judgments that divide people and instead to focus on appreciating the wonders of being and the things that connect […]
Tags: Art, Photography, Poetry, Religion, Inspiration, Toronto, Urban, Canada, Signs, Street Art, Quirky, Ontario, Rumi, Kensington Market, Books / Literature, Connectedness


This and That

A mix of photos taken around Paris: I had hot chocolate at a new coffee place the other day. It looks great, right?, but it was tepid and probably made from a mix. From now on I will ask if it is ancienne, or made in house, like at Angelina’s. My friend and I wandered down rue Mouffetard which is lined with shops. I always think scallops look especially beautiful and photogenic. A waffle for sale. You see them for sale all over France but, in fact, as you can see by the little flags, they ori...
Tags: Travel, France, Signs, Paris, Belgium, Slovenia, States, Mom, Hot Chocolate, Waffle, Life in Paris, Scallops, Sign, Mrs Trump, Rue Mouffetard, Santons


Yes, it's the season. We get it.

Dear copywriters, editors, and reporters: Do you really think you’re being clever with your “’Tis the season” line? Trust us: you are not. I refer you to that wise man John McIntyre, of the Baltimore Sun, reminding us to beware holiday clichés: “’Tis the season”: Not in copy, not in headlines, not at all. Never, never, never, never, never. You cannot make this fresh. Do not attempt it. And yet, and yet. So much ’tis, so little seasoning. The evidence:   A mailing from West El...
Tags: Google, Holidays, Advertising, Signs, Linguistics, Honda, Redundancy, Baltimore, Anthropologie, Bay Area, Cliches, Andy, San Francisco Chronicle, Barnes Noble, John McIntyre, Nancy Friedman


Yes, its the season. We get it.

Dear copywriters, editors, and reporters: Do you really think you’re being clever with your “’Tis the season” line? Trust us: you are not. I refer you to that wise man John McIntyre, of the Baltimore Sun, reminding us to beware holiday clichés: “’Tis the season”: Not in copy, not in headlines, not at all. Never, never, never, never, never. You cannot make this fresh. Do not attempt it. And yet, and yet. So much ’tis, so little seasoning. The evidence:   A mailing from West El...
Tags: Google, Holidays, Advertising, Signs, Linguistics, Honda, Redundancy, Baltimore, Anthropologie, Bay Area, Cliches, Andy, San Francisco Chronicle, Barnes Noble, John McIntyre, Nancy Friedman


Hello, Yellow . . .

A collection of yellows from various photo outings across Canada to brighten the impending blue of winter. Similar posts on O’Canada: → Green With Envy → Joy of the Blues → Seeing Red  Tagged: Canada, Cityscape, Colorful, Inspiration, Rural, Shore, Signs, Yellow
Tags: Photography, Religion, Inspiration, Canada, New Brunswick, Signs, Nova Scotia, Colorful, Quebec, British Columbia, Shore, Cityscape, Ontario, Rural, Yellow