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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

Liberal websites absorb/process the Al Franken news, part 1: New York Magazine.

It's hard to keep up with the sexual harassment news, as women (and men!) suddenly speak up about things that have happened over the years, but yesterday's bombshell on Franken blew up this week's narrative, which was all about killing Roy Moore and getting Trump to trip over his dead body. The politically defunct Bill Clinton was strategically deployed to ensure Trump's downfall. It was easy to see that the liberal media had a narrative they were pretty excited about. And then comes Al, too big...
Tags: New York, Kim Kardashian, Law, Senate, Alabama, Journalism, Gop, Signs, Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein, Kardashian, Sylvester Stallone, Sexual Harassment, New York Magazine, Al Franken, Trump

A Sign

Matthew 16:1-12 Many people can point to the moment of their conversion.   Not me.   Christ has dawned on me slowly, like a sunrise, an illumination growing incrementally over decades until my entire world is lit up. One very helpful change in understanding was the realization that Christ, like God, is not an entity separate from me.   The Word permeates my being, for I am his utterance.   All I have to do to find him is to grow still.   When my ego mind is listening instead of speaking, th...
Tags: Israel, Religion, Signs, Jesus, God, Christ, Matthew, Messiah, PAUL, Sadducees, Fort Collins Colorado, Speaking to the Soul, Ann Fontaine, Laurie Gudim

"More than a dozen handmade stickers reading 'It’s okay to be white' surfaced around Harvard Square Wednesday..."

"... prompting Cambridge officials to remove them and a Harvard Law School Dean to denounce the signs as 'provocations intended to divide us,'" Harvard Crimson reports.The stickers appeared to be part of a campaign started on the forum website 4chan, which called upon followers to put up posters with the message in their area on Halloween night. The author of the original post on the site wrote that they hoped the “credibility of far left campuses and media gets nuked” as a result of the inciden...
Tags: Law, 4chan, Harvard, Signs, Cambridge, Trolls, Instapundit, Harvard Square, Harvard Crimson, Thrifty, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Whiteness, Harvard Law School Dean, Lukas Oman

12 Marketing Tools and Practices for Healthcare Professionals

Marketing is a necessary tool for the success of your business. Healthcare, like all other services or product providers, is a business. Marketing tools, when used effectively, can increase your return on investment (ROI). Marketing can also enhance your brand image and expand your customer base. Here are the top 12 marketing tools and ideas that can give your practice the kickstart it needs. 1. Quality Signage High quality and well-placed signs right outside your place of work is the best ma...
Tags: Business, Medical, Marketing, Signs, Healthcare, Doctors, Google Maps, Seo Strategies, LinkedIn Facebook, SEO / Google / Organic Traffic, Inbound, Marketing Tools, Marketing (WOMM, Google Adwords Adwords, Respected Authority Connect

RIP Robert Blakeley, Designer of the Fallout Shelter Sign

Designer Robert W. Blakeley isn’t a household name, but every American has seen his work. No, he wasn’t employed by Coca-Cola or Ford or Disney, but instead worked for the US government. Blakeley’s most famous design? He came up with the yellow and black fallout shelter sign. Sadly, he died last week at the age of 95.Read more...
Tags: Science, Design, Disney, US, Signs, Obituaries, Ford, Coca Cola, Nuclear War, Blakeley, End Of The World, Robert Blakeley, Fallout Shelters, Fallout Shelter Sign, Robert W Blakeley

"Join us for the Sunday meat raffle."

The Baldwin Street Grille, photographed yesterday. I've never gone in the place, but according to one reviewer at Yelp:I've driven past this place so many times, disappointed I just now figured out what I was missing. The meat raffle was incredibly entertaining with solid choices. Really wish we could've stayed till the end but it was a little long.... What's a "meat raffle"?! Actually, Wikipedia has an article on the subject:A meat raffle is a tradition of raffling off meat, often in pubs a...
Tags: Meat, Photography, Usa, Law, Wikipedia, Restaurants, Signs, Elizabeth Gilbert, Western Canada, Ann Althouse, Britain Australia, Baldwin Street Grille, Liz Aunt Luana, Minnesota State Gambling Control Board

5 Views of a Kiosk in James Madison Park.

Today, on the southern shore of Lake Mendota, not far from the monument that got graffiti swastikas recently, I encountered a kiosk with a bunch of stapled-on signs that caught my attention. (Feel free to use the comments as an open thread... and to use The Althouse Amazon Portal.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Signs, Scott Walker, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Dirty Words, Althouse Amazon Portal, James Madison Park

Garden Travels: Urban Vegetable Garden With a Touch of Whimsy

This blog post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I may receive a commission (at no additional cost to you). Thanks for your support in this way.* I enjoy traveling around the country, exploring gardens. Throughout my travels, I am constantly amazed at the unexpected gardens that I stumble upon. Recently, I was in Buffalo, New York for the annual GWA Conference. I arrived a few days early in order to spend time with my BGF (Best Garden Friend), Andrea who ...
Tags: Gardening, Australia, Signs, Andrea, Buffalo New York, Vegetable Gardening, Tim Hortons, Edible Gardening, Garden Travels, Garden Art, Erie Community College, Herb Gardening, Andrea Whitely garden consultant, The Learning Garden Erie Community College, Urban Vegetable Garden, GWA Conference

How neon signs are made

In Montreal, Quebec, Gérald Collard and the Atelier Neon Family create intricate works of neon. Here's how they make that magical glow. (via Uncrate)
Tags: Art, Video, Design, News, Makers, Signs, Neon, Montreal Quebec Gérald Collard

Woman driving a minivan with the stickers “Hillary 2016,” “coexist,” “Not My President Or Yours Either,” and “stop bigotry” slams it into another car...

... after the driver of that car makes an "L" (for loser) sign at her, which she responds to by giving him the finger, and he responds to by pointing a Smith & Wesson .380-caliber handgun at her. She told the police she got "scared and jerked the steering wheel, which caused her to lose control of the vehicle," and he told the police he thought he “made a bad choice” but the bumper stickers were “stupid.”This happened in Missouri. The man was arrested for unlawful use of a weapon. The woman was ...
Tags: Guns, Law, Missouri, Signs, Driving, Smith Wesson, Ann Althouse, The Finger

19 Creative Event Signage Ideas

Provide a variety of visuals and attract attention in equal measure with these event signage ideas. Whether it is to welcome your attendees, for marketing and sponsorship purposes or brand recognition at a trade show or exhibition, event signage gives your event a clean and organised feel, letting the attendees know they are in good […] The post 19 Creative Event Signage Ideas by EventMB Team appeared first on
Tags: Inspiration, Marketing, Signs, Event Planning, Event Marketing, Signage, GTD, EventMB Team, Event Graphics, Trends & Event Ideas, Event Signage, Event Sign

Summertime Blues: 15 August Movies That Didn’t Stink

August is a precarious month for the film industry; nestled between the blockbuster summer schedule and the advantageous awards season of fall, it’s a quiet time for big budget fare. Though not quite the dumping ground of, say, February, it’s mostly a breather month – a calm before the prestige storm, and where studios can test their less-trusted properties. It may evade easy categorization, but August can be a stellar month for film. It’s the season of R-rated comedies, violent road movies, an...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Features, Signs, Emma Stone, Seth Rogen, Leo, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Henry Cavill, Judd Apatow, Armie Hammer, Chris Evans, Hannibal, Edgar Wright, Guy Ritchie, Alicia Vikander

At the Library Café...

... you can read and write all you want. The photographs, taken on July 28th, come from Perrysville, Indiana, where Meade went to church when he was a little boy.(And please consider using The Althouse Amazon Portal.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Indiana, Signs, Meade, Ann Althouse, Perrysville Indiana, Library Café

/Answers: Our Favorite Horror Movie Jump Scares

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. Tying in with the upcoming release of Annabelle: Creation, this week’s edition asks “What is your favorite horror movie jump scare?” As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team. Chris Evangelista: The Exorcist III A sequel to The Exorcist seems like a bad idea, and Exorcist II: The Heretic was just that – bad. Yet there was still some fire left in the franchise, as evident by ...
Tags: Movies, Features, Signs, House, Jesus, Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, REC, Answers, Kerr, Mulholland Drive, William Peter Blatty, Quint, Deep Blue Sea, Giddens, The Innocents

Arthur's Music Store.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Indiana, Signs, Arthur, Murals, Ann Althouse

Vertical Indianapolis, part 2.

"Radio Radio": "Hot Values": "Bigger Than Elvis": [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Indiana, Indianapolis, Signs, Elvis, Ann Althouse

There's only one reason to put up 11 photographs of this hardware store.

We loved it. Especially Meade. It was his favorite place in Indianapolis.1. Inside... not quite sure where the lumber is: 2. Click (and click again) to enlarge and see the bird in a cage: 3. Custom screens and Revenge fly catchers: 4. "We don't know how strong we are..." 5. "Loving You," Elvis, Bobby, Lou: 6. "Making Grown Men Cry Since 1975": 7. Epoxy Paste attaches the golf ball to the A-Treat beverage bottle: 8. The way out: 9. All the soda and lemonade is 65¢, but the water will cost...
Tags: Shopping, Law, Indiana, Indianapolis, Things, Signs, Soda, Commerce, Insects, Elvis, Flags, Meade, Ann Althouse, Men In Shorts, Elvis Bobby Lou, Epoxy Paste

Vertical Indianapolis.

Custom Designs: "I'm essential to my dream"/"Philip Glass is too primitive" (to enlarge click and then click again): The slim upper story: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Indianapolis, Architecture, Signs, Philip Glass, Ann Althouse


(A door in Indianapolis.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Indianapolis, Signs, Ann Althouse

"Warsh Me."

A sticker in the window of our favorite Indianapolis restaurant, Milktooth. I had to look it up to see what, exactly, it referred to. I came up with this:Good to know everything's warshed. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Music, Law, Restaurants, Indianapolis, Photo, Signs, Ann Althouse

Duckpin Bowling was a bit of a mystery to me...

... as I photographed these windows and signs yesterday at the Fountain Square Hotel Building in Indianapolis: Duckpin bowling originated in Baltimore in 1900:Ten-pin bowling used to strictly be a winter sport and most alleys closed during the summer except for a few that remained open to play odd bowling games using the smaller balls. Summer bowlers suggested that it might be interesting to trim the standard pins down to match the size of the small ball. Because it was much harder to get s...
Tags: Photography, Law, Indiana, Indianapolis, Signs, Baltimore, New England, Bowling, Fountain Square, Ann Althouse, Georgia Today, Fountain Square Hotel Building, Midwest Babe Ruth

At the Open-All-Night Restaurant...

... you can have your fill of conversation.The photo is — like the last few on this blog — from The Fountain Square Hotel Building in Indianapolis. The restaurant is called Smokehouse on Shelby. Here's the view from the other side: And, please, if you're doing any on-line shopping, remember to use The Althouse Amazon Portal. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Restaurants, Indiana, Indianapolis, Signs, Ann Althouse, Althouse Amazon Portal, Fountain Square Hotel Building, Smokehouse