Posts tagged ‘humour’

January 31, 2017

Observed on the street: Dysfunctional blue box

I did a double take — then had a good chuckle — when I saw this blue recycling box in the lobby of my local city hall. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Either the janitor is on strike or the building repair man has a sense of humour!

July 28, 2015

Observed on the street: low-stress zone

Every one needs a break once in a while. I found this “low stress zone” in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Photo of city sign reading "low stress zone"

September 29, 2014

Observed on the street: How we tow cars in a resource-based town

The car wouldn’t start, so . . .


I saw this rather unique car removal strategy — or is it just a creative parking job? — in my northern British Columbia neighbourhood. ๐Ÿ™‚

July 20, 2014

Observed on the street: “Can I drive this time?”

Observed on the street: A young girl of about 5 and her father walk towards their car outside a local drug store. The little girl skips along beside her father, and, as they approach the vehicle, chirps out hopefully, “Can I drive this time, Daddy?”


April 4, 2014

Laugh of the day: A bookworm’s bad dream

Courtesy of Alex Hallatt’s Arctic Circle comic strip on April 2, 2014:

Alex Hallatt's Arctic Circle comic strip, April 2, 2014



March 15, 2014

Laugh of the day: All-natural breakfast goodness

Courtesy of Alex Hallatt’s Arctic Circle comic strip on March 13, 2014:

Alex Hallatt's Arctic Circle comic strip from March 13, 2014

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August 19, 2013

Observed on the street: Three food groups, one stop

I saw this sign at a local street festival I attended on the weekend.
All your snack cravings, fulfilled at just one all-encompassing food booth!

Sign reading "Slush Puppies and Samosa Sold at the Mini Donut Van!"

July 3, 2013

Book recommendation: “Love and Friendship” by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice, this ain’t. Jane Austen’s Love and Friendship and Other Early Works is a light-hearted, 120-page collection of the author’s early works — most of them short novels written in letter format. It is a gleeful romp through the literary and social mores of the time, irreverent, witty, tongue-in-cheek and immensely fun to read. Austen’s absurd plots had me laughing out loud and turning the pages eager for more. Highly recommended.

Cover of the book "Love and Friendship and Other Early Works" by Jane Austen

“Love and Friendship” by Jane Austen

June 22, 2013

Observed on the street: One tongue-in-cheek airport buggy

Just look at what Canadian air carrier WestJet uses to shuttle passengers around Vancouver International Airport:

West Jet "Folks Wagon" airport passenger buggy

A “Folks Wagon” — ha-ha! This clever name conveys both WestJet’s quirky sense of humour and its relaxed, people-first attitude towards air travel. Only WestJet customer service agents would bomb around YVR in Folks Wagons. Gotta love it!

May 24, 2013

Laugh of the Day: The benefits of television

This is totally me!

I find television very educational. ย Every time someone turns on the TV, I go into another room and read a book.
~ Groucho Marx