29 April, 2009

They didn't contemplate their navel

Last night and today we celebrated Yom HaAtsma'ut - Israel's Independence Day. What fun! The weather was fantastic - last night's ceremony was just right (previous years have been uncomfortably chilly) and today was sunny but not too hot - just right for the day trip that we had planned.

We generally like hiking on Yom HaAtsma'ut; we like to go and explore this lovely country that we live in. But this year we decided to do something we hadn't done before. We went to the port in Ashdod, where they had a lot of Israeli Navy stuff on display to the public.

I'm glad we went - it was a lot of fun. Also, I must say that it was the most
organized event I recall attending - ever! We were led into a parking space by a staff of around eight Navy officers. We were then directed to busses that had been chartered to drive us all the way to the actual port. And then we got to walk around, seeing different boats and displays, and talking to officers (in their fancy dress uniform). It was interesting, different, and very satisfying.

Toward the end, Dave found this sign describing one of the boats on display. I was hesitant to photograph it - I was having such a good time, and was feeling so patriotic and proud of the Navy that I didn't have the heart to poke fun. But this was pretty funny, so I gave in.

I really don't want any commando units in my navel.

They did a nice job with maneuverability, though :) Happy 61st, Israel!

22 April, 2009

Gone amiss

My good friend Rachel forwarded me this work email that she received recently. I feel obligated to mention that she works at a theoretically-English-speaking company, here in Israel.

Ah. Just let it soak in for a couple of minutes. A true masterpiece.

Thanks, Rach!

16 April, 2009

Duck Duct - Redux

Well, it's been a crazy week or so, to say the least. But even my nutty life couldn't keep me from noticing this one. Remember the duct tape vs. duck tape debate from a few weeks ago? Here's the latest update, courtesy of my favorite local hardware store, where I was shopping this afternoon:

Ah... things like this make shopping so much more enjoyable...

06 April, 2009

Ah, too easy

Well, Passover is a-comin, and for some, that means Spring cleaning. Spring cleaning may or may not involve spiffing up your home, which is why most large grocery stores have all sorts of linens, dishes, appliances, and other household stuff on sale now. Me, I was just looking for basic matza-type items.

Yes, my youngest daughter and I were shopping in Jerusalem this evening.
We had just begun, when we found ourselves walking by the small appliances section. As I was explaining the potential fun of having a juicer, I suddenly spotted this:

Okay, kettle/kettel - mildly funny. Ridiculous that it wasn't proofed by someone who actually speaks English, but as far as blunders go, not tremendous. I know.

But that one was next to this one:

Ha! That one qualifies is my book as pretty funny - no questions asked. And so, I went on to continue my shopping, more relaxed than most people in the store, content in having captured some humor.

But then - just before we arrived at the dairy section, I happened across this one. It doesn't have any typos that I could find (aside from the random capitalization and hyphen, of course), but I think it's even funnier:

I probably should have bought this, come to think of it. Automatic health? Isn't that everyone's dream?

Happy Passover, everyone!