Monday, June 16, 2008

Signs I Saw on Vacation

I've been on vacation for the last few weeks. I went all over Canada and it was quite fun. I took lots of pictures; I'll post some and tell you all about it later. But you know, I have a real soft spot in my heart for funny signs. Here are some funny signs I saw on vacation:

I don't know why it even needs a sign if a talking pelican wearing a hat will apparently show up and freak out if you even go near it.

This was on Mayne Island, B.C., which is an island so small and barren that there really isn't anything to do other than sit around growing a beard. I'd totally win if I entered this though.

Another funny sign I saw was on the ferry to Mayne Island. In a bathroom stall, someone wrote "sit down and have a 'quatchie'", followed by a drawing of the five rings symbolizing the Olympics.

Also, on a rest stop on the 401 going to Montreal, someone wrote "CHEESE" in big block letters in a bathroom stall. They must really love cheese.

Mayne Island is also full of cougars. [insert joke about old women]

My sisters and I decided to start a bar and grill someday, and call it Two Grills One Cup. It will have unique drinks. We came up with names then tried to create them. Not pictured is the 2nd side of the list, which I don't remember, because honestly, I wasn't sober during much of this vacation.

Oh! But I do remember one of my creations, which Andrea named the Chocolate Rain. It's got lots of Galliano and vodka, and is topped with a layer of Coke, giving it a brown layer that floats on top and sorta rains down into the yellow drink below. It even tastes a bit like chocolate.

Sue's tribute to the Spice Girls.

Chocolate + cherry + beer = delicious.


If paper towel looks like a solid brick around there, I can see why it's causing toilet problems.

An unusual use of the word "rewarded" in Peggy's Cove. This whole sign seems kinda snarky and passive aggressive. You are such a dick, sign.

This is in Halifax. It may not be apparent from the picture, but the evil unicorn's eyes are so yellow they almost glow, peering straight into your soul. Also, it's humping the sign.

Edit: Bonus sign! My sister Facebooked this one in White Rock:


Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a great time. Was interesting to follow you on Twitter. Looking forward to seeing some Flickr activity on the photos you took.

Jenn said...

Oh. My. God.

This is too funny. So many comments. Head might explode. Where do i begin?

1. When I clicked on the "quatchie" link my volume was turned all the way up. I'm going to have nightmares.

2. That cougars should hang on the smoking section of Old Chicago's in London.

3. The Peggy's Cove sign/caption is by far my favorite. "Savour the sea" hahahahah!

Jenn said...

2. *cougars sign

Phronk said...

Sachz: Yeah Twitter added to trip, being able to communicate on my cell while out and about. You'll certainly see my Flickr account explode with hundreds of pictures soon.

Jenn: Oh god, I didn't even hear that site the first time I went there. Now I can't stop clicking on him. Qua-qua-tchie-qua-tchie-tchie.

Haha, Old Chicougars!

mirit said...

Man. Everytime I see that Peggy's Cove sign I laugh so hard. There is another sign in Halifax that says 'No Sign Posting' Kinda contradicting itself eh?

Anonymous said...

that last ones a classic.

Titus said...

I remember seeing that stork sign in Wawa. Where did you come across it?

Phronk said...

Mirit: Haha, that's awesome. It's like that sign warning people not to bump their head on the sign.

Titus: That one is actually from before I left, right here in London on Anne street.

Anonymous said...

you folks do realize that old chicougars doesn't exist anymore, right? what a shame.... ;-P