Apparently, Amazon can have USPS travel backwards in time to deliver packages quicker. Impressive.
Being a software developer, I actually have a pretty good idea why it shows that date in particular, but still, you’d think that a company as large and entirely web-based as Amazon is, they’d handle that better and just leave it as “TBD” or something.
I saw this on the way to work today. Not only does the company name, Peeping Tom’s Window Cleaning, make me feel a little bit like they might not be professionals, but they slap it on that old ass minivan to really hammer home the perv-on-wheels vibe. There is absolutely no way that Tom is going to be cleaning your windows with his pants on. Good luck with that.
I couldn’t resist posting it to failblog.org. Please vote for it!
I took a very productive burrito trip today, I got both of these pictures out of it.
Feel free to click on this one and vote for it.
I wanted to make a fail picture for this next one, but trying to capture a picture on my phone while driving wasn’t easy (don’t tell the cops) so it didn’t come out too great. Anyway, it’s a commercial van that has a bumper sticker that says “Evolution is a lie.” Seriously, way to attach personal beliefs about science being wrong and God being right to your company’s name. That’s a great way to make sure that you don’t alienate any potential customers. Really.
The company is called ShinyCar, in case you can’t read it and would like to boycott…or give them all your car shining business…which may or may not include Jack Nicholson.
Last night, I was in NYC to hang out with some friends. We grabbed some dinner and cupcakes and then when to this bar that my friend’s friend was having a party at. The bar was called LaVa Gina. Just say it to yourself. Yup. The jokes…um…flowed all night.
Anyway, on the way back to the Penn Station, we needed to catch an F uptown so we walked over to the Second Ave. stop since we were near there. We walk down the steps to the platform and there’s an E train sitting there, just hanging out. I don’t live in NYC so I’m not an MTA expert and I know that there are often service changes, but why the hell was there an E train at Second Ave on the FV line? It was one of the newer trains that have the digital displays and the marquee said “last stop.” What the hell?!? Second Ave. isn’t even the last stop for the F or V, let alone some other subway train that was lost and on the wrong line. We ended up getting on it anyway figuring that no matter what we’d get where we needed to go. The E goes right to Penn Station and if it followed the F line, then that’s what we were planning on doing anyway so we’d be set. The train ended up heading towards West 4th and crossing over to become a real E. It was like some bastard child of the ACE and FV lines. It was weird as hell, but it all worked out.
And in other weirdness and silliness…
This was an ad that I saw in a porta-potty at the field where my friends and I play soccer. I’ve been trying to figure out if it was known ahead of time that the ad was going to be in a porta-potty or if the copy is accidentally ironic.
I submitted this next one to failblog.org, as you can see by the captioning. I saw it in the men’s room of a restaurant.
And finally, this one is a little blurry, but notice the spelling fail on the menu at Pink Pony on Ludlow in NYC. The food was very good though.
This picture was taken from one of those love tester machines at the bar that my coworkers like to go to for happy hour on Fridays. Am I the only one that takes issue with the scale used here? How is “wild” only a single step up from “mild?” That doesn’t seem right at all. The words’ meanings are much more than a flip of the letter ‘M’ away from each other. I think “wild” should be all the way up above passionate.
And also, I’m not so sure that “burning” should be on a love testing machine. I mean, unless you are considering Chlamydia to be a good thing.
What New Brunswick’s Stuff Yer Face is saying on their menu here is that only the second chicken option is worth ordering.
Little Italy pizza: not delicious
Peppered pork pizza: not delicious
Barbecue chicken pizza: not delicious
Please make sure that you order accordingly.
Saturday night, I ended a Valentine’s Day first date by watching The Orphanage. Before I get to the date, the movie was pretty damn creepy. I’m thinking that it’s pretty much just a weird and extremely macabre take on Peter Pan, kind of like the way that Tin Man was a take on Wizard Of Oz, except with a creep factor of about 9. There’s something about disturbing children that creeps me out pretty much more than anything else. I recommend checking it out though…especially if you have a cute, yet jumpy, girl to cuddle up on the couch with.
So yes, I went on a first date on Valentine’s Day. It’s really only weird if you let it be. We didn’t and I think we both had a great time. We went to MoMA in NYC and I saw this fail, which I have submitted to the appropriate fail documentation authorities…
Overall, I think the date went pretty well. We ended up spending all day together, but that’s really all that is important for the sake of this blog.
I’ve been thinking more about the Friday The 13th remake and I think I actually liked it a lot more than my initial reaction. It kind of fits in with where the series had been going. Sure, it’s a remake of the first few movies, but the style and tone of the movie fit in pretty well with Jason X and Freddy vs. Jason. And it’s not like they screwed up a story or anything about the original. The series never really had much of that. They got the simple premise of Jason correct and beyond that, the series is really just about killing people and that happened quite a bit. And with a nice amount of gore, I might add. I also really liked the fact that I don’t think I’ve ever seen a movie that had characters that I wanted to die more than this. So that counts for something too. I’d like to revise my original rating up to a B.
Also, on the way out of the theater, I saw this license plate…