Sometime in the last week or two I saw (on Twitter? On Tumblr?) an image of a chalkboard coffeeshop sign. In addition to the regular menu & prices, it had a breakdown of costs (ingredients, supplies, overhead) and broke out how much profit the store was making. At least that's how it is in my memory, which might be mistaken. Can you find me this image (and attribution, if possible)? [more inside]
posted by feckless
on Apr 2, 2013 -
I'm in London, staying in a nice little self-catering flat. There's a sticker on the inside of the lid of the toilet that says:
"Because of various of environment will effect the tardiness down. The best tardiness down effect will after the cover board completeness open. Push the cover board to the position of self-down, and then the effect of tardiness down without voice will following." [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat
on Mar 24, 2013 -
We've been doing some research for a project and need some help finding out what a particular sign (or type of sign) means. [more inside]
posted by notclosed
on Jan 9, 2013 -
Found myself head-over-heels in love with my friend. Our interactions have gotten exceedingly flirtatious. Is she in love, too? What's your opinion? Details after the jump. [more inside]
posted by thatgirl1985
on Apr 3, 2012 -
So, a ticket to the taping of Smackdown in Newark today at the prudential center pretty much fell into my lap. I've been to a number of EVOLVE and other indy wrestling shows, but never a WWE taping. Can you give me any tips, etiquette, advice or anything I should know or keep in mind? [more inside]
posted by ShawnStruck
on Mar 20, 2012 -
I need suggestions for gentle, preferably clever or humorous signs reminding people to help keep the break room clean. [more inside]
posted by nickmark
on Sep 29, 2010 -
Okay, so I would love to go to John Stewart's Million Moderate March, but I need a really clever design for a sign to brandish. John himself gave a few suggestions, so those are taken. What's a self-deprecating moderate who's sick of the hyper-partisan political climate to do? [more inside]
posted by cross_impact
on Sep 22, 2010 -
I am the sole creative and IT person for a small nonprofit. We have the opportunity to get an Epson Stylus Pro 9000 printer with inks for free. I have compatibility issues questions. [more inside]
posted by karmaville
on Mar 11, 2010 -
Los Angeles filter: I saw these placards on utility poles, opposite sides of town (first is in Highland Park, n. of downtown. Second is in Lomita, near the beach.) I'm sure there are more of them - but what in heck are they?
posted by soulbarn
on Feb 26, 2010 -
I can't for the life of me find a picture of a particular road sign, which I consistently misunderstood as a child. It's a traffic sign in North America that I saw many times as a kid but almost never any more. It was a yellow-orange sign with a "no" symbol and some random-looking detritus behind it, which I later understood to be a crumpled can. Probably a "no littering" sign, but a search on that or like terms seems to turn up nothing! A pretty silly question, I know!
I ask partly because when I was a kid, I thought the item behind the "no" sign was a mouser from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
posted by RedReplicant
on Oct 5, 2009 -
I am having the hardest time working with positive and negative integers in elementary algebra. Please hope me. [more inside]
posted by hollygoheavy
on Oct 5, 2009 -
How do I obtain measurements of exterior corporate signage at the top of skyscrapers...from the ground? [more inside]
posted by muirne81
on Jul 6, 2009 -
Why are LED signs so often seen broken, at least in part?
posted by LSK
on Jul 1, 2009 -
Gnocchi let you know when they are cooked (they rise to the top of the pan of water you are cooking them in). What other foods have simple, visual and unambiguous indicators of doneness?
posted by Tapioca
on Nov 7, 2008 -
Question about yard signs (not of a political scope). The house across from mine went into foreclosure a while back. A few days ago a for sale sign went up. Now it is a billboard. [more inside]
posted by jeribus
on Oct 16, 2008 -
Have campaign yard signs ever convinced you to vote for - or against - any particular candidate? [more inside]
posted by davidmsc
on Oct 8, 2008 -
I live in western North Carolina. Recently I noticed a couple of signs along my road and am curios as to what they mean. The signs are bright blue rectangles with white letters at the top reading "WP". There are white numbers below the letters.
posted by haikuku
on Jun 25, 2008 -
I'll be participating in my first ever protest later this month. What is an economical way to make hand-held signs and sandwich boards which are sturdy enough to survive a day of protesting on possibly windy streets, but also light and compact enough to transport easily? [more inside]
posted by de void
on Apr 7, 2008 -
Why are there certain intersections in Manhattan that do not have "Walk/Don't Walk" signs? [more inside]
posted by nomad73
on Feb 22, 2008 -
Does anyone know a good source for ready made "Store Closing" and related signs and banners, with quick delivery times? [more inside]
posted by The Deej
on Dec 20, 2007 -
I want to buy an "official" sign or sticker that implies to the reader that "THE ROOM YOU ARE ENTERING IS GODDAMNED COLD!!!" [more inside]
posted by melorama
on Dec 18, 2007 -
I'm looking for information about big paper supermarket window signs and for images of them, preferably from the 80s or earlier. [more inside]
posted by Nancy Lebovitz
on Aug 12, 2007 -
dictionary filter: Is there a word for the universal "no" sign, that circle with the line through it? You know, the red one?
posted by provocateur
on Apr 26, 2006 -
Suggestions needed for painting on a piece of plastic or plexiglass which would be lit from behind. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey
on Apr 12, 2006 -
LongShotFilter: About 10 years ago I remember seeing a great billboard up on the side of the east-bound Trans-Canada highway somewhere between Falcon Lake, MB and Kenora, Ont.
The words on the sign were simple: Take a break. See the lake. Go shopping.
Does anybody have a picture of this billboard by any ridiculous chance? I believe it was a local billboard promoting the Kenoa and Lake of the Woods area in general, I don't believe it had specific ties to any particular place of business.
This phrase has been a running joke among friends since the first time we saw it, but in the recent times I have gone back to Kenora, it was nowhere to be seen.
Bonus points for the same verbage from a sign somewhere else.
posted by gfroese
on Nov 25, 2005 -
What is the best way to create a 6'x10' sign if a standard-resolution photo from the web is used as source material? [more inside]
posted by Eamon
on Oct 7, 2004 -
Red means stop....or does it? I'm developing an icon set for a web application, and I'm looking for indicators to mean "not yet started," "in progress," and "completed." My inclination is to go with red, yellow, green, but my experience with traffic lights seems to indicate that green (you haven't started, so go), yellow, and red (you're done, so stop) might be more logical. Anyone have any suggestions on which would be more intuitive?
posted by oissubke
on May 6, 2004 -