Random Stuff On My Cell Phone Camera!

It’s time for another round of “random stuff on my cell phone camera”1.

It’s always funny to see Windows error messages out in public and now that I’m a Mac owner, doubly so:

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Saw this on the wall of a Starbucks:


I think they mean to say that their coffee is made from the top 3% of coffee beans in the world. But when I read “Can you spot the coffee made from 3% of the world’s best coffee beans?” that sounds like there is a pool of the “world’s best coffee beans” and then Starbucks only uses 3% of that pool – meaning that someone else is using 97% of the best coffee beans in the world.  Am I off on that?

And speaking of coffee:


“Best of BC” coffee?  What, exactly, about coffee from “Indonesia, Columbia and Central America” makes this “BC” coffee?

Saw this in Chapters one day:


And all I could think was “yeah, $1 for the Leafs. That’s about what the team is worth.”

Also saw these two displays in Chapters:


And all I could think was “It’s A Guy Thing”? “It’s a Girl Thing?”  How about “It’s a Sexist Thing”?  The “girl” display had romance novels, and books about dieting, relationships and celebrities – none of which I would read, although I am most decidedly a female.  The “guy” one contained books about business, politics, sports (all of which I would read), plus heavy metal and, of course, “How Do You Light A Fart?”

Next door to Chapters was Winners, where I saw these stamps:


Seriously, how many sick people do you have to know to make buying a “Get Well Soon” stamp worth the money?  Like, you just find yourself writing”Get Well Soon” so freakin’ often that you really need the stamp?



This stamp says, “I’m thinking of you, but not enough to write “Thinking of You” by hand.  I think about a lot of people, OK?”

This next photo is clearly one I took a long time ago, ‘cuz it’s at a bus stop and I haven’t taken a bus in ages2:


Ah, young love where the young “lover’s 4ever” have the same unisex name and don’t understand when not to use an apostrophe.

And finally, I just loved what the artist who made this sign thinks slipping looks like:


  1. which is just stuff that I’ve photographed thinking “I totally have to blog that!” and then it sits on my phone for months on end until one day I’m flipping through said photos, usually to show someone a photo of Tod’s cat (cutest cat ever, btw), and see them and go – oh yeah, I *totally* meant to blog that! []
  2. since buying my beloved Smart Car []

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  • So much hilarity. I especially love the Starbucks poster (you are correct in your interpretation; that, or I am super tired and require some coffee to accurately interpret this poster). I'm wondering what else they put into their coffee if only 3% of it is made from the world's best coffee beans. Perhaps crack? That might explain the religious fervour people have towards their Starbucks joe.

    It's a girl thing/It's a guy thing: wow. Just wow. Also, I'm interested in this deal of spend 40, save 45. My math might be off, but I'm thinking they are giving me 5 bucks to take things from the store. That is a very sweet deal.

    As for the stamps: while I agree that these particular stamps are essentially useless to most, I have what is most definitely the best stamp in the world. It simply reads 'Fuck it'. It comes in handy when I'm marking papers or writing chapters for my thesis. Very much a great way to relieve stress. Another great stamp that I have seen: "I don't have time for this shit". Probably good for marking papers, especially if you are looking to piss people off and want to put your job in jeopardy. But, at least it would be stress relieving. HA!


  • The girl/guy thing is interesting because I understand that women buy 80% of all books sold. So, in fact, the rest of the store is 'a girl thing'. A good litmus test for this phenomenon: look at the best seller rack in a bookstore and ask yourself "who is the target audience for each of these books?"


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