Looking for a Girlfriend

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Spotted while wandering the crowded-yet-lonely streets of Manhattan,
this honest, xeroxed plea for love comes with its very own website.

East Village artist Dan Perino has posted thousands
of these flyers in an attempt to find a girlfriend -
and so far, he’s gone on dozens of dates.

In a city where you can have anything delivered to your door,
Perino’s folly proves that it still pays to go outside in search of adventure.

Just remember to bring along some masking tape.


Right This Way, Ladies

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During General Joseph Hooker’s five-year stint an officer in the Union Army, his attendance at raucous parties in and out of the barracks earned him a reputation as, shall we say, a “prostitute enthusiast.” By the 1860s, the term “hooker” had already been in use to describe women of ill repute who plied their trade around the dockyards of Corlear’s Hook in New York City, but it was General Hooker who really took it, um, all the way.

And all these years later, a side door at the Massachusetts State House named after ol’ “Fighting Joe” still makes us titter.


Photo taken in Boston, Massachusetts


I Love Ahorring

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In Spanish, ahorrar means “to save,”
so this supermarket sign seems to be saying “I love saving money.”

Or, well…that’s what it seems to be saying.


Photo taken at the Eroski Supermarket on Calle Alcantara in Madrid, Spain
by the fun-loving (and ladylike) Lori Zaino of Life and Style Madrid


A Good Slap

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Slap means “waterfall” in Croatian,
and just goes to show that, yes:

Most of us could use a good slap now and again.


Photo taken at Croatia’s (stunning) Plitvice Lakes National Park


Crappy Scotch, Please

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At last:

A bar that calls it like it is.


Photo taken at Tipitina’s, a nightclub in New Orleans, Louisiana


Jesus is Coming

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No, I swear…he is.

He’s just caught in a little traffic.


Photo taken at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
in New Orleans, Louisiana


Cabbages and Condoms, Of Course

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This condom-themed restaurant in Wiang Pa Pao, Thailand
bears the slogan:

“Our food is guaranteed not to cause pregnancy.”

Its proceeds benefit the area’s
Population and Community Development Association.

The ironic acronym for said association?



Photo taken in Wiang Pa Pao, Thailand,
a rural town between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai,

by the astute and well-traveled Eric Rosen


There are other Cabbages & Condoms restaurants
in Bangkok, Thailand and Oxfordshire, England


Toilet in Translation, Vol. Two

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Well, this should clear up any confusion about how a toilet works.


Photo taken in Mamallapuram, Kerala, India
by the ever-insightful James Clark of Nomadic Notes


Hard Goods Only

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Oh, Disneyland.

I mean, we all have deal-breakers…
but it seems so forward to put up a sign.


Photo taken at Disneyland’s Frontierland,
in Anaheim, California


Glory Hole Park

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This park was named for a sinkhole that formed in 1918,
when part of a silver mine collapsed.

The fact that no one’s thought to rename it in almost 100 years?

Deeply hilarious.


Photo taken in Aspen, Colorado