Gov agents permeated into friendzone

This bizarre screed appeared on walls and telephone poles around the neighborhood recently. As far as I can tell, there’s no actual call to action, it’s just a bunch of vaguely scary words. But I wanted to be reasonably sure about that, so I actually read the whole thing. Thus the title of this post.

There’s a guy in Brattleboro who marches back and forth in front of the Post Office every day carrying signs that are eerily similar… obviously the mind control (fluoride? power lines? aliens?) works all over the world.

Catapostrophe

There’s a thing that floats around the Internet about words that don’t exist but should. Here’s my entry: catapostrope, the tragic misuse of punctuation.

Give me a sign

I was pretty excited when I found this particular corner on a recent walk… it’s actually the intersection of Vermont St. and John St.

But the signage was incomplete, as is often the case here.

Is there ever a good time? Or a bad time?

New Zealanders, and Aucklanders in particular, are very focused on building personal wealth through real estate. There’s a bunch of reasons for this, but mostly it’s been a great investment for quite a long time. In Auckland, for example, tax values are up almost 50% in the last three years, and retail prices more than that. Bubble? Time will tell. The new government has said it will limit foreign buyers’ ability to buy real estate, causing a bit of a flurry among the (largely Chinese) community of foreign cash buyers.

This particular property is leased by a property investment firm. They are being kicked out as that building is part of a large parcel that is about to get sold and even further densified.

And-a the horse-a you rode in on

In Te Reo, the Māori language, most everything is pronounced in a way that is pretty consistent to how it’s written and pretty easy for English speakers to sound out. One exception is the “wh”, which is pronounced as an “f” more or less. 

Benched

I hope you can read the plaque, but just in case, “On this site in 1992 nothing happened”

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