||[Oct. 16th, 2010|07:31 pm]
It is apparently that sort of day in Minneapolis. On the way from the fallcon to get dinner, we saw a sign on a church that said, "Watch your tongue. It is wet and may slip easily." Which...is true, but I think shows just how clean a mind the person who put it up had, or just how dirty.
The same was not true of the sign we saw outside a coffee shop coming back, which simply said, "Free ass with purchase."
So ooooookay then.
The times, they are hard. Anything to sell a cuppa joe.
I must assume the coffee shop was out of p's?
You'd think they would have preferred "free pass with urchase" in that case. ;)
Many years ago, when I was but a sprout, the local movie theater was showing a movie called "A Touch of Class". Every night, after the place closed, somehow the marquee title morphed into "A Touch of Ass", which was at least appropriate, given the subject of the movie. No one was sure who to blame, although the finger of suspicion most often pointed at Those Crazy College Kids. Whoever it was, they were considerate enough to leave the Cs and Ls propped against the ticket window.
I start chuckling every time I remember seeing those. Including at inappropriate times.
I still haven't figured out what the gas station had in mind...
Sounds like the rivalry that the local Porn Store and the Church next to it had going on when I lived in Pittsburgh... No matter WHAT the church put up on it's marquee, the porn store had something hilarious to complete the thought... So as you were driving past the church then the porn store you would see things like:
JESUS SAVES.... 50% OFF ON ALL EDIBLE PANTIES.
JESUS LOVES YOU! OUR NEW LINE OF LUBE WILL HEAT THINGS UP!
I was never *quite* sure if they were doing it on purpose, but it was always a part of my "Welcome to Pittsburgh" tour...
That's a great trick for a porn store to pull. I wonder if the church's leader knew that was happening. Those two combos aren't very impressive, though, which is too bad--a more overt message match would be cooler. But then, I guess they couldn't afford to use messages that didn't also stand alone.