Sunday, August 26, 2012

Random Sunday Pictures

First, from our recent trip, we have this picture taken at Lagoon. Apparently to dissuade masochists and guys looking for a painful prostate check:

I really love Lagoon. But not this much.



Next, in a similar vein, we have this unusual public service announcement tie-in from Local Grocery:

Have some wine. Then bend over.





It was a long driving trip. Fortunately you can try and amuse yourself with Siri:

"What do you mean? African or European?"


Emma sends this picture, which she says was taken at a store in Hackney:




And, lastly, yet another example of...

"My, what lovely dentures you have."

22 comments:

IMQTPI said...

At first I thought the "Artisan" sign said "DENIAL LABORATORY."

I kinda like it!

Jcs said...

An offtopic question from a longtime reader:

I'm looking for a primary care doctor, and one of my friends has a practice nearby. Is this a good idea, or are doctors generally uncomfortable seeing patients they already know?

I know you don't answer medical questions on this blog, but this isn't really a medical question...so....

Grumpy, M.D. said...

I'll see friends when they push, but would rather not. I generally feel they're better off seeing a doctor who can have a more objective & impartial relationship.

Anonymous said...

Since it's in Hackney, maybe they mean this school:

http://www.thecircusspace.co.uk

Whelk Lad! said...

"Part 1 of our new advertising campaign: 'See, there ARE things in the world that are even worse than white zinfandel.'"

greenduckiesgirl said...

My roommate was very concerned about my volatile protestation about artisan chips the other day. I tried to explain coherently about how the chips were not hand-crafted but may have failed. Probably because it sounded similar to "No! Not hand-crafted! Stupid, stupid, stupid!" Anyway, love reading you. You very much make me laugh.

Silliyak said...

Maybe the last place makes wooden denture ala G Washington?

Anonymous said...

What happens if you ask Siri its name, quest, and favorite color?

Just My Type Transcription said...

These are too funny! I cracked up at the Back To School knife selection. Who's the genius who put THAT display together. Ha!

RehabRN said...

I guess it's good product placement for the wine since some people really need to be a wee bit drunk to willingly consent to a DRE (digital rectal exam).

Thank goodness most of our clientele at the Hotel can't tell (i.e. no sensation) when the doc is checking.

We always know who DOES have sensation, by the string of epithets that fly out when the doc asks about doing one.

Fun times at the Hotel...

Anonymous said...

What happens if you ask Siri "African or European swallow?"
or "Are you saying coconuts migrate?"

Jcs said...

Thanks for the reply.

Kara said...

I'm just more perplexed that someone on vacation went to Lagoon.

impetua said...

Ha! That Artisan Dental Laboratory is near where I used to live and I knew someone who worked there!

To be fair, though, their products are probably hand-crafted. As the proud recipient of a porcelain crown I can attest to how they are made, as the first one turned out so badly that they had to have the artisan (see what I did there?) come make changes to it as I sat in the dentist's chair. Then he took it away and re-fired it while I walked around for a week with a temporary "loaner" crown that fit poorly and was a funny color. Which was not at all traumatizing or anything, since it was one of my top front teeth.

BUT I DIGRESS.

I now regularly point out artisanal products to my better half and we laugh knowingly. Thanks Dr. Grumpy!

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Kara- I like Lagoon.

Wendy said...

I wonder if the colordifference an the advise are somehow connected. Reffering to the "do not sit on fence" sign at Lagoon.

DanG said...

Wouldn't the velocity of a swallow depend on what is being swallowed? For instance, I would think the velocity of beer would be greater than oatmeal.

Anonymous said...

I too like Lagoon. Fond memories from my childhood. Although the Wild Mouse scared the shit out of me. Just put me on the log ride and I am good to go... and maybe just one go on The Colossus. Too many favorites. We went there at least once every summer growing up. My sisters now lives just 10 minutes from Farmington.

Unknown said...

The back to school one with the knives is odd to me. President's Choice is a house brand of Loblaw's, a Canadian supermarket chain. This explains why there's French on the display. Make me wonder if the pic is actually from the UK.

Electric Landlady said...

@Unknown - I was thinking the same thing!

mogrenewed said...

Definitely not the UK. President's Choice is Canadian.

Also it's illegal to sell knives to the under 18s in the UK. So no back to school knife selling there ;)

mogrenewed said...

Definitely Canada

also you have to be 18 to buy a knife in the UK, so a 'back to school' sign would be rather unlikely!


 
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