cycle of life

April 17, 2009 - Leave a Response

cycle of life

First you get fat, then you find out you’re pregnant. The baby is born, life goes on, you become old and soon need a cane, then a wheelchair. The end.

seen on a bus in Porto Alegre, which already includes obese people in the “special needs” group for priority seats.


Lawyers make us smile!

March 10, 2009 - Leave a Response


When horrible accidents happen, you can hire lawyers and get a lot of money!

Those ads with smiling, thumbs-up stick figures were one of my favorites, together with the blemish removal and foot pain.

Seen on the NYC Subway

long bathroom queue

September 28, 2008 - Leave a Response

oh, what girls must go through sometimes! ;)


custom bathroom signage at an arts coop, Heidelberg

why a smoking pinecone?

August 10, 2008 - Leave a Response

here’s the explanation I was given: (forgive me if I got some of it wrong, it was a while ago)

firstly, that’s not a pinecone, but a bamboo shoot. Secondly, the word for “bamboo shoot” happens to sound a bit similar to the word for “only”. The sign says “please smoke in designated areas ONLY”. 

seen on the Tokyo Subway

another sad cigarette

August 10, 2008 - Leave a Response

it’s tough being forbidden… that’s why all cigarettes burn themselves to death.

seen on the streets of Tokyo

(ok, one more post about smoking signs and I’m done for a while)

choices (?)

July 25, 2008 - Leave a Response

another smoke-related sign (or better saying anti-smoking sign?)

I wonder if people really care more about their pockets (or gadgets, or their family for that matter) than their possible long-term health…


seen in London, quite recently

smoking little guy

July 23, 2008 - Leave a Response

this has been my instant messaging icon for a while, I love how the little guy has an x for his eye – smoking kills! :D

seen on the streets of Tokyo