Sunday, March 2, 2008

Great Sign Showdown





As an advocate of the written word, there are few things I like better than a well-crafted bit of locution, particularly when it appears in public and is intended to either disparage or offend. I think it's safe to say that all of the above qualify.

The "Chelios, You're Uglier Than Ricci" is obviously a classic, and the fact that the esteemed photographer actually caught Chelios laughing at it is too funny.

I actually laughed out loud at the "Free Cat" sign, even though there's nothing funny about a dead cat on the road... I just thought it was hilarious that someone would take the time to make up a sign and put it at the side of the road, but that no one could find the time to scrape Fluffy off the tarmac.

The Sofa King ad is pure genius, and the ode to Scott Kelly's Irish heritage just goes to show the vindictiveness that women can be capable of (bonus points for the utterly public humiliation).

But I think you have to give the nod to the Maryland fans on this one. Changing the "J.J. is Redickulous" (totally lame) into "J.J. is Redickulously Gay" (nothing short of brilliant) might be the greatest achievement in all of University athletics. So inspired. So devious. Yet so simple... It's the perfect sign.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As a unabashed cat-hater, I can still not stop giggling at that sign three days after!!!