Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday Wa Pic - airport edition

A two-fer for you this week. I just returned from a family trip to Florida's amusement parks, and shot these pics in an airport on the way home; which airport I could not say, as there were several, and I was still buzzed from butterbeer.

I find humor in stores which are named with a single pretentious generic noun, much like the store in this previous post and this one. This shop is one of those purveyors of shi-shi little soaps, but I had hoped, on first glance, it was a supply shop for hobbyists who lathe.

I know. Too much to ask of airport retail.

I love the profoundly vague slogan in this hotel ad. May I suggest my own alternative:

"Where obliqueness meets nebulosity."

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© George Waters, The Wa Blog

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wednesday Wa Pic - United behind a common need

It is good the porta-potties have united. Who can forget the violence which occurred in those dark days before?

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wednesday Wa Pic - The new English

 This is what comes of texting.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

My new word definitions are pabulous

Like most Americans, I like to read the dictionary for fun. It is cheaper than online poker and more educational than fly fishing, unless you count life lessons. I have never been happy with the dictionary's definitions, however. So I have "improved" the definitions myself for these (actual) words:

absconce: to take off with someone's wall fixtures

bactericide: what happens when germs get melancholy

cella: folksy way of saying "cello"

damnification: the frustrating inability to find the focus setting you want on a microscope

debel: a teen girl who rebels at her coming-out party

dehort: de most important parta de body besides de brain

eclaircise: my kind of aerobics!

egestion: what a digital stomach does

emmew: what French cats say

estival: a carnival after people have gotten the f out

factitious: truthy

famulus: stylish; see also: "awesob"

felloe: another word for "guye"

fissicostate: a school whose football team you have never heard of

gabbro: a guy who talks too much

gauffer: a small tunnel-dwelling, limousine-driving mammal

geloscopy: an annual checkup of your pudding

hamshackle: a really run-down pig

herbose: the inability to shut up about one's garden

iamatology: the study of where you are at

idempotent: not exactly something you should shout from the rooftops

ignotism: hypnotism for stupid people

impest: the most imp

jetavator: the quickest  way to the penthouse

judogi: what sleeps at the foot of ju bed

juglandaceous: much less sexy than it sounds

kakorrhaphiophobia: fear of kakorrhaphios.

lavadero: a cowboy with a hand washing compulsion

logogriph: a giant mythical flying swoosh

macaronic: noodlish

magpiety: subscribing to religious publications just for show

manometer: for taking the measure of a man

nunnation: the degree to which a Catholic school education sinks in

narcohypnia: I don't know, but it sounds like fun

obambulate: to walk like the president

oecist: a person who is rabidly, unapologetically against o's

pabulous: pantastic

pettifogger: someone who has not yet gotten deeply into fogging

pistology: the study of being really mad

rood: too impolite to spell things properly

shivaree: what you get when you spend too much time in the cold

sinistrorse: what the Headless Horseman rides

tachyscope: a scope which wears white after Labor Day

tentation: that feeling you get while camping that a nap would be nicer than a hike

Well, look at that. I am only up to my t's but out of time. I guess I will have to leave u to z for another day.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wednesday Wa Pic - Boogie Not

Ferris wheel at California Adventure. 

O.K., I doctored this sign. I couldn't resist.

Alternate punch line:

This warning would be more persuasive if the sign's figures actually had hands.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wednesday Wa Pic - Waste not, Walt not

 A trash can at Disneyland. In this era of conservation, I am surprised they encourage this.

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