Posts Tagged ‘funny’

Ad + TTC Subway Station Turnstile = Amusing Mixed Message

December 8, 2011 4 comments

ttc subway turnstile johnnie walkerOn my way to the York University Alumni Mixer last week I had to go through TTC King Station. As I walked through the station I noticed that it had all been plastered with advertising for the new “Johnnie Walker Double Black” blended scotch whisky. In case you’re wondering the whisky has been described “a pumped-up Black Label” so in the price/age list it probably comes between Black Label and Green Label. (The list from lowest price/youngest to highest/oldest is Red, Black, Green, Gold, and Blue.)

When I got to the turnstiles on my way out I noticed the contradictory message the ad related – to “Keep Walking” – whereas the TTC’s signage said that that particular turnstile was “No Entry. It giving me that chuckle was something I thought I’d share.

Have you ever seen something like this? Where an ad’s placement results in an amusing message due to its surroundings? Funnier? Let me know below in the comments!

A Funny Vanity License Plate I Saw Last Year

August 22, 2011 2 comments


BJ Mom Ontario License Plate

I took this picture back in 2010 and decided tonight I’d share it with all y’all.

I was driving along Faywood Blvd in North York, Toronto one night around dusk – which is why the picture didn’t come out so well – and I passed a van with this license plate. I did a double take and slowed down as I passed the van to check out the front license and see if my eyes had deceived me. The license clearly was that of a lady who was a big fan (or her kids were) of the local Major League Baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays. Maybe it is even that of a mother of one of the members of the Blue Jays. The plate even has the Blue Jays logo and everything.

Unfortunately for the mom who had this license plate, “BJ” is also an acronym for an act shared between people who are engaging in physically expressing their intimate desires with each other. This truth renders the license “BJ Mom” quite the amusing choice in vanity plate. Sticking with the baseball terminology, this act is also often referred to as “Third Base.”

I have to wonder also if this lady was really that naïve when she got this license plate. When she picked it out, how did no one at the license office snicker or mention to her what the implications are of that license plate’s message. Has anyone told her? Has she kept it to this day? Has she ever picked her kids up from school with that plate? If so, how are those kids not the laughingstock of the school? I guess these are questions I will likely never know the answers to. Damn.

These Made Me Laugh Today: On Dating & Random Nintendo Awesomeness. Enjoy!

August 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Today, as often happens during the day, I came across things on the interwebs that were just amazing and I reshared them in the usual places – Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. I realized, however, that I am leaving you guys on my blog out so I thought I would include all y’all tonight.

First up, we have some late 80’s original Nintendo awesomeness found on the streets of Hamilton, Ontario. My friend Corina aka @corecorina tweeted earlier today a tweet that came via a person named @jennabenda who I had never heard of until today. The image was titled – “Spotted this flyer in my hood” and it was on Twitpic. Corina’s tweet about it said she thought it was “So cute” so how could I not click? I don’t know if I agree that it’s ‘cute’ but then again Men are from Mars and all that jazz. Here’s what I was presented with when I clicked the link:

Legend of Zelda flyer via @jennabenda Spotted this flyer in my hood on Twitpic at

@jennabenda: "Spotted this flyer in my hood" on Twitpic at

That poster is just so much geek awesomeness I can’t even begin to describe it. Read more…

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