I’m a word guy, but whenever I see something that evokes the absurd, I pull out my camera. Phone. Or whatever it is. When enough of them back up, it’s time to dump them on my unsuspecting readers. Consider them all to be writing prompts. There’s bound to be a story behind each one.
This week, here are some photos that capture certain facets of the weird world we live in.
This art exhibit gives the attendee the full “class distinction” immersion experience. (Note: This photo is actually from my daughter who also has a keen eye for the bizarre.)
3rd Ave at Second Ave?!? Is this a math or geography fail? Either way, some mail’s gonna get lost.
For the life of me, I can’t figure out who can park here when. There are too many clauses. If you can parse this for me, I’d be forever in your debt. Meanwhile I’ll play it safe and park on the other side of the street.
It’s bad enough that there’s a store selling monsters at a discount, but look who’s selling them…
…a store for kids! We all thought the movie “Monsters, Inc.” explained where the monsters under the bed came from. Now we know different.
Finally! A store that’s selling something we can all really use. Check out the circled sign, lost in a jumble of useless shops.
Sign at a local take-out shop. Risking their own business to do their part to restore some semblance of civility to our technology-obsessed culture.
Power drinks. Neither food nor nourishment, yet they’re in a cooler with that label. Go figure. What else can we expect in a nation where ketchup has been declared a vegetable?
Believe it or not, this photo was taken in the cradle of American liberty, the birthplace of the American Revolution: Concord (MA) green. Yet they’re using the British term for the traffic circle! It’s a rotary, people! A rotary. Lorries don’t go around it, TRUCKS do! Next thing you know, we’ll be driving on the wrong side of the road! Stop the madness! Is this what we fought the revolution for? I say NO! Then again, who cares.
An alert reader (thank you, Carol) pointed out this article with a list of very similar photos. If you liked mine, here’s more of the same zaniness: