"Before the invention of modern billboards, sign painters used to paint advertisements and company names directly onto building walls. These gradually fading painted signs are known as ghost signs
posted by dobbs
on Oct 8, 2003 -
Modern Drunkard has posted a handy guide for the alcoholic in us all, a set of gestures to communicate your needs when it's too loud to hear, or just because, as the site says, "when words come out, whiskey can't get in."
posted by jonson
on Dec 16, 2002 -
may be driving me crazy with popup ads but I love their service. Where else can you rent L'Avventura
, The Seventh Seal
, Run Lola Run
It encourages me to explore more movies, which has led me to several
"greatest movies ever
. I'm thoroughly hooked and my film snob rating is slowly rising. Is this a good thing? I can't even stand to watch drivel like Signs
anymore, and my family is tired of subtitles and refuses to watch No Man's Land
with me. Anyone else in this predicament? By the way... has anyone seen a good book about the greatest directors?
posted by kevin123
on Sep 6, 2002 -
Stick figure warning guy.
Catch him giving an oscar worthy performance in this
brilliant "truck tailgate with boxes falling" sequence. Plus a bonus: read the stick figure's comments on each shoot! I always wanted to meet the megastar who protects corporate America from law suits.
posted by Why
on Apr 13, 2002 -
Zippy's Pal Bites The Dust
Anyone who reads Bill Griffith's Zippy the Pinhead
comic strip will instantly recognize the Doggie Diner statue, which was toppled over by high winds on Sunday. Many SF folks love the statue as a kitsch cult icon even without the Zippy association, but I only knew of it through the strip.
posted by briank
on Apr 2, 2001 -
the Virtual Reality tour!
I haven't laughed this hard for a long time! Make sure you read all of the cone pages.
posted by bytecode
on Feb 22, 2001 -