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"This place sounds great. The only thing Keene needs more than a great Pho place is a sense of humor."

Said a commenter, quoted in "A New Hampshire city council is miffed by ‘Pho Keene Great’ restaurant name" (WaPo). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Restaurants, Signs, New Hampshire, Keene, Ann Althouse, Dirty Words, Pho Keene Great

Another beach

I'm going out of order here. The beach in yesterday's post with Tasha was the third beach we walked on. After the first beach, on the bay side of the island, it was time for lunch. We drove around, looking for a spot that might have a picnic table or, at least, a bench we could sit on. We had packed sandwiches, chips, and a bottle of wine for a picnic. Beach cabins line the Plage des Sableaux, with the big conifer forest behind. We headed further south, still on the bay side, through a forest ...
Tags: Travel, Signs, WCS, Tasha, Vendee, Plage des Sableaux

Great Sign: Welcome to Pennsylvania

Over the course of a lifetime, we pass lots of welcome signs. They’re on stores and parks, at state and country borders. I like stopping to document the border crossings with photos. As my friend Jamie mentioned recently, in addition to the welcome sign, some states will also follow up with some “no” signs – more »
Tags: Pennsylvania, Signs, Motorcycles, Motorcycle, Jamie, Welcome Sign, Pennnsylvania

At the Freedom Café...

... you can say what you like. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Signs, Skateboard, Ann Althouse, Freedom Café

Your guess is as good as mine

I saw this painted over a little window on the side of a house. I wonder what goes on in there? I think I know what doesn't. Don't even think about it. I went to bed around 21h30 last night and got up at 07h15.  That's nearly ten hours. Of course, I didn't sleep the whole time. Some tossing, some turning, some getting up and walking around the house. I was waking up every hour for a while, and each time I looked at the clock it was a quarter after the hour. I saw 00h15, 01h15, and 02h15, that ...
Tags: Travel, Signs, Don, WCS

At the Short Shakes Café...

... you can talk for hours.Photo taken yesterday somewhere along I-39 in Illinois. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Corn, Signs, Illinois, Ann Althouse

At the Dogs-Should-Vote Café...

... you can howl all night.And buy stuff at Amazon through the Althouse Portal if you like. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Dogs, Signs, Ann Althouse

At the Best Date Night Café...

... you can talk all night. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Signs, Ann Althouse

At the Twitter Prison Café...

... you're free to talk about whatever you like.The photo shows a storefront on the east side of Madison. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Signs, Donald Trump, Ann Althouse, Twitter Prison Café

September linkfest

Mountain Dew, the neon-yellow-green soft drink brand owned by PepsiCo, evidently failed to consult anyone in Scotland before it introduced its new ad slogan, “Epic thrills start with a chug.” If it had, it would have learned that chug is Scottish slang for masturbate. (Jelisa Castrodale for Vice, via Language Log)   That word: It does not mean what you think it means. Not in Scotland, anyway. (Via @jaysebro)   * You know about the Wayback Machine. But did you know about the Web Design M...
Tags: Apple, Echo, Books, Fashion, Wtf, Technology, Writing, Scotland, Advertising, Marketing, Story, Chicago, Atlantic, United States, Web/Tech, Signs

The Gospel, Spain, and the Ends of the Earth

“I hope to see you in passing as I go to Spain” says Paul, while imprisoned. His ambitions are repeated a few verses later: “When therefore I have completed this … I will leave for Spain by way of you” (Rom 15:28). It’s certainly ambitious for him to be making travel plans. But Paul wasn’t making casual conversation or planning a vacation. He believed that his life and ministry would not end until he reached Spain. We aren’t sure if Paul made it, but he was passionate about getting there. Why? ...
Tags: Religion, Jerusalem, Spain, Earth, Signs, Jesus, Isa, Mediterranean, Misc, Romans, PAUL, Antioch, Barnabas, Isaiah, Michael S Heiser, Mike Heiser

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


"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 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