to be filed under "you can't make this shit up," this japanese anti-public smoking/littering of cigarette butts ad campaign includes such mind-boggling messages as the one shown above (via no-sword). just in case you think it's simply a case of engrish, it's really not. according to the staff of japanese translators i keep in my basement (in a cage, of course), the translation is fine. also, if you don't trust them, you can see that the pictures match the statement. their website has similarly enlightening messages, such as "inhaled. burned. thrown away. if it were anything but a cigarette, it would surely be crying," "posters saying 'don't litter with cigarette butts' are like children scolding adults with paintbrushes," and "before passing gas i look behind me. but i don't bother when i'm smoking." of course, while i'm puzzled at some of these, a lot of the others do make plenty of sense, and i applaud that there is such an ad campaign going on anywhere, because i totally hate smelling other people's smoke and seeing cigarette butts all over the streets. i can't wait until the day there'll be ads at bus stops in seattle equating the scope of one's relationship to a cigarette with their relationship to their boyfriend.
in keeping with the whole asian theme, if you kno anything about chinese, then this article about sign-making in china is a riot (via pinyin.info by way of no-sword). it's so full of misinformation, i can't believe it made it to print, but i guess it says something about the accuracy and credibility of the magazine. i'll tell you what, i won't be picking up a copy of metropolis anytime soon.
this news made me happy only cuz previously, i was selfishly jealous that i hadn't found $100,000 in my backyard, but now i'm glad i'm not an idiot.
today, i saw a totally cute blonde boy with glasses walking around campus with his adorable little white puppy, who needed no leash as it followed the boy around obediently. if you are the boy, oh my god, i love your puppy! mebbe we could arrange some time when i could see the puppy again. mhmhmhmhm...