10 February, 2011

A little help from my friends - the saga continues...

Well, we're almost caught up. And by that, I mean that I'm almost done putting up all the funny things sent in before a year ago!  After that, we'll go back to our regularly scheduled programming, with one post per week. Unless, of course, I get flooded with more entries (hint hint)!

Anyway, let's jump in! First, how about this snazzy flyer that our good buddy Shlomo got in the mail:

Is that offensive to Poles? I apologize if any of you are upset, that wasn't my intention. If any of the rest of you are in the market for some vaks, please contact Shlomo, to get the phone number on his flyer.

Check out this cool sweatshirt that Safranit found for sale in Katzrin!

Wow. I remember back in high school, I had a t-shirt that said "brush your teeth regularly" in Russian. The idea was that anything written in Russian was automatically cool... well, at least, according to a few of us. Somehow, I get the impression that the motivation here was similar - it's got some letters, they look like English - yalla, put it on the rack, we'll be rich! I sure hope my t-shirt didn't have as many typos... 

Here's a funny one from our longtime fan and contributor, Gidon:

Um. What? Come again? Oh, maybe they're trying to entice us to come in so we can find out what the heck they're talking about??

And here's one more from Gidon. I like this one even more!

Ha! That one is just excellent. If the drivers won't pay attention, maybe we can at least get the street signs to notice! That's good optimism on the part of City Hall, I say. 

You know, I still have four more to post! I think I'll save them for next week, since Dave really wants me to share these two things with you that he came across this past week - both very funny. Here's the first one, although this is in Hebrew - I promise, I'll explain:

That's from the HaAretz newspaper last Friday. It's the usual "what time to light Shabat candles" box found in the corner of Jewish publications worldwide, except that it lists the weekly portion as "Parashat Blah Blah." Oy! I guess whoever was working on it decided to be cute until they had time to look up which weekly portion was due to be read, and then they just never got back to it. From what I understand, people are highly offended, and HaAretz is being sued. Hilarious! 

And two, far less Jewish, and equally hilarious:

As The Media Blog commented: It is a little surprising that the reporter didn't think to check. "Crikey, that's a lot of a pigs mate, are you sure you mean 30,000?". Similarly, if they really thought there were 30,000 pigs floating down the river, why did they only put it on page 11? That would be Biblical!

Wow! That was a good week. Don't forget, I'm submitting this to Lesley's meme, Signs, Signs.Go check it out now, for more intriguing signage from all over the world! And have a fantastic week, all of you!


Lesley said...

Always a guaranteed laugh i come here!

Bubby said...

So, so funny! I absolutely laughed out loud when I saw the blah blah!

Unknown said...

LOL! i'm grinning like crazy here. thank you!


Kim, USA said...

These signs are so cool. Makes me smile here. Happy Thursday!

Varda Meyers Epstein (Judean Rose) said...

You've topped yourself, Toby. And that is hard to do.

Gemma Wiseman said...

These signs are incredible! Very entertaining!

Anonymous said...

Thirty sowsand pigs!

Reminds me of that joke about the ship sending out an SOS, "Help, we're sinking! And the German rescue ship replys, "What are you sinking about?"

Isreview said...

And the Oscar goes to... "Parashat Bla Bla " thanks for the laugh!

RedPat said...

I had a great laugh reading your signs!

Inger-M said...

Great selection, too funny!