Archive for April, 2013

I yam what I yain’t

April 29th, 2013

Fake yams

Q: What’s wrong with this picture?
A: Neither of the root vegetables pictured are yams. Both, in fact, are sweet potatoes.

(Spotted at the Super Val 16 Market)

Truth in fine print

April 18th, 2013

Truth in fine print

Hold on here. Unlimited mobile phone service for a tiny fraction of what I’m paying now? That sounds too good to be true.

Let’s take a closer look.

There's the rub

Ah, there’s the rub. That’s the price for seven days of phone service. (Because who needs a phone longer than a week, right?)

$13.99 per week is what us normal people call “$60 per month.” Suddenly that amazing deal doesn’t sound so amazing, does it?

(Spotted at the dollar store at Mission and 17th.)

PG&E causes obesity in San Franciscans

April 17th, 2013

PG&E salsa lids

Has this ever happened to you — you’re walking down the street, minding your own business, when you see something out of the corner of your eye. Is it… no, yes? It’s a salsa lid. Stuck into one of those underground PG&E electric box covers.

And now suddenly you realize it’s time for a burrito. Sure you just ate an hour ago, but that salsa lid is calling out to you. It’s planted the suggestion into your mind. You’re already thinking about which kind of salsa to get (tomatillo, FYI.)

PG&E, why are you doing this to us? Every time we walk over one of these things you’re triggering our burrito reflex. You know it, I know it, it’s no secret.

Stop making us fat, PG&E.