Saturday, February 14, 2009

Signs: Lost in Translation

Some of the strange and terrible signs encountered on travels.
Immature and unsophisticated entertainment? Yes.
But entertaining nonetheless.

The UP button on elevators in Copenhagen:

The horrific fate that awaits those that bring garbage cans into elevators:

The word in the final panel of this comic is Swedish for "End", or "Finished", or "Closed". However, oftentimes it ends up being an ironic punchline:
For example, when your treadmill finishes its pre-programmed 20 minute run at the gym, it will then proceed to display what looks like a very insulting and judgmental message.

A giant banner found in Oslo, Norway. Nothing further to comment on...:

A menu in Goteborg. Note that under Kyckling (chicken), you can get the Vom... which is in the Barf:

I don't actually have any idea what this is. But the picture that goes along with the logo confuses further:

Finally, a clothing store/brand in Stockholm. Most t-shirts in store have the name plastered across the fronts. Very flattering:

Monday, February 2, 2009

Today marks just the fifth day we have seen sunlight since our arrival on January 9th, 2009.
It is also the only time we have seen the sun two days in a row.
Wasn't able to get an actual picture of the sun because it was already setting by the time I got home.

We have all noticed fatigue and surprising physical effects from this sunlight deprivation, moreso than anticipated.