Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Oi! Scottish Catastrophe!

Alan posted this catastrophe from a shop in the Edinburgh airport.

In this case, its is a pronoun and shouldn't have an apostrophe. Perhaps a bleary-eyed traveler made this sign.

Thanks, Alan!

Monday, January 28, 2013

I Wear My Sunglasses for Free

Being a famous blogger has its perks. Sometimes* companies give me free products in exchange for wearing and advertising them.
*OK, this happened once, but it was cool...

The company that made me feel like a celebrity was Firmoo , which sells affordable prescription glasses and sunglasses. If you go to an optician, you might pay upwards of $300 for new frames, but you can get them for about a tenth of that price through Firmoo. They are even doing a promotion right now for free glasses for first-time buyers. You don't even have to be an internet celebrity like me. An obvious drawback to this is that you can't try on the glasses or have a professional adjust them, but I think this service would work well for a backup pair or for sunglasses, which don't have to fit as well as regular glasses.

I don't wear glasses, so for my free pair, I went with a pair of sunglasses with plain lenses. When they arrived, I was pleased that they came with a durable-looking case, a cleaning cloth, and a little carrying bag. These glasses are clearly higher quality than any other glasses I've ever owned because I never pay more than like $9.99 for sunglasses at Target or CVS. Seriously, I cannot think of more of a waste of money than designer sunglasses. I'm just going to lose them in the ocean eventually anyway!

So, here's what the Firmoo package comes with:

I like the purple color of the frames, but I wish the lenses were darker. You can clearly see my eyes through the glasses, which I don't like. Maybe this works for Bono but not on the beach.

Anyway, this might work fine on an overcast day, but in the bright sun, I'll need more shade.

Thanks, Firmoo for sending me the free glasses, and I apologize for waiting several months to post this. Obviously, it was the summer when I received these glasses. I miss the sun...

Friday, January 25, 2013

Sick Kicks Punctuation for the Ladies

Derrick sent me this apostrophe catastrophe from

Cute shoes (OMG. Shoes.) but bad punctuation. Mens is not a word.

Thanks, Derrick!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Vermont County Fair Catastrophe

My friend Jodi's brother sent in this catastrophe from a county fair in Vermont.

Frightening. I was helping a kid with her Health homework today and had to explain what LSD is. I should have used this picture.

Thanks, Jodi's brother! [And thanks to Jodi for pointing out my typo in this post earlier. Oops]

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Criminal Catastrophe

Jefferson sent in this catastrophe from the Montgomery (MD) County courthouse.

Objection! Jefferson says that the construction at the courthouse has made a mess of the parking situation, and the courthouse's signage!

Thanks, Jefferson!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Two Cousin Is

Happy New Year, everyone! I apologize that I have fallen woefully behind on posting your submissions. Luckily, Joe recently emailed me to remind me to post this photo from Cleveland, which gave me the motivation that I had been lacking lately.

As Sweet Brown would say, "Bad punctuation? Ain't nobody got time for that!" I resolve to get back on track. Keep those submissions coming!

Thanks, Joe!