Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Ten for Tuesday: Street Slogans

I live on a very busy street, and I thought today it would be great fun to offer you the first ten slogans/ adverts that pass by on the sides of buses, lorries, etc. (Who am I kidding -- the reality is, my brain has gone into slow-mo and this is all I can offer).

1. Sightseeing Tour of London - Big Bus Tours. Hello, tourists!*waves* (Bus.)

2. Bad Teacher. In cinemas June 17. (Ugh, it certainly looks bad. On a bus.)

3. Petit Forestier. Refrigerated vehicle. (Why in French? Who knows? On a white van.)

4. Celebrating 125 years of proper breakfasts. Anchor Butter. (Yum! On a bus.)

5. ServEquip. (Another French one! They're taking over! On a white van.)

Damn. A traffic jam. Come on, traffic, move!

6. Borderline. Specialists in carpets. (On a white van)

7. Sharm el Sheikh. Egypt: Where it all began. (On a bus)

8. Sightseeing Tour of London - Big Bus Tours. (Bus - again!)

9. Seville, Verona and Bologna. EasyJet. (On a bus.)

And another traffic jam...

10. Kung Fu Panda. In cinemas June 10th. (On a bus.)

Wasn't that informative? Let me end this super stellar post on a high note: fellow blogger Tracy Spaine needs our help for her book to succeed. For more details, hop to her blog or head over here to buy her book!

Happy Tuesday, everyone.

38 comments:

  1. Well I enjoyed it...Sharm el Sheikh is where it all began? Really?

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  2. I have to say that this was so simple and fun I would love for you to continue this!!!

    I felt like I was able to hang out with you while you watched the traffic pass! I also experienced a traffic jam while sitting on a plane... it appears that Houston can even have traffic jams on the tarmac. Sad.

    I'd love if you one day were walking down the street and shared all the little boutique eateries you pass! I'd love that! YUM! I'm getting hungry just thinking about it...hehe.

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  3. Lol, Talli. It makes me picture the street and all the signs going by.
    Karen

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  4. Love your street sign journal. I felt like I was right there with you.

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  5. I love it! After hundred of years of rivalry and attempts to win territory, France finally take London with an army of white service vans. How great a sub-plot would that make?! ;)

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  6. I love that ad for Hangover Part II no the side of a bus. I saw that on a Sunday morning and thought - no thank you!!

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  7. You've got all the reading you need, passing right in front of you!

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  8. I love it that you have great ideas even when you've run out of ideas! This was a great little picture of London. Wow there sure are a lot of buses!

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  9. Ha - thanks! I live in a tiny, rural town, so a post like this would take me a long time to put together (and would proabably just include multiple sightings of the local roofer's truck!). Funny that they're mostly European ads...
    erica

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  10. My street is not nearly so interesting! This morning I saw a woodpecker, a black cat, and a bicyclist. Seriously.

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  11. Laugh! I'm on my way over to catch up with Tracey, but I'm brutal today, I look at hers if she looks at mine....our latest books...giggle!

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  12. I love window-to-my-world blog posts - it fascinates me no end to catch little glimpses of the random everyday stuff in people's lives! So it will come as no surprise to you that I loved this.

    Also, I've so missed being here, Talli! It's great to be back reading your posts again!

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  13. You certainly do live on a busy street and very entertaining, I must say. Mine is very quiet. I see mostly squirrels, and only the cars of neighbors passing by.

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  14. Thanks Talli...YES, guys please help...I am 2/3 of the way to 100! I guarantee you will love, love LOVE this delightful book of Hurricane, a lovable golden retriever who makes the most out of any situation; moving, mundane and mischieveous. He is certainly a character and NO,the dog does not die in the end...Believe me, he is alive and well and bothering the heck out of his sister; Angel-Kitty!
    Thanks so much for your support!
    Tracy Spaine
    http://thinkingspot-tracy.blogspot.com/

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  15. That's an interesting street you live on!

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  16. Whenever I'm in a car, I tend to read those signs out loud... makes for awkward conversation, though. :)

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  17. LOL! That was fun. Clicking on Tracey's link now...

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  18. Yay for slogans on sides of busess (or is it busses??!?!) and vans!!!

    And yay for tourists!!!

    All the best too Tracy Spaine!
    Take care
    x

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  19. This is a clever idea! & it's different every day!

    I like #4--now that company's been in business for quite some time! :)

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  20. That was a fun post! I'd like to see a few more once in a while. I live in the country, so mine would go - Mail Pouch Chewing Tobacco (side of a barn) Jesus Saves (mailbox) Sugar Peas and Shoofly Pie (road side produce stand) Parking For Teams Only (they mean horse teams. In the parking lot of the supermarket.) Wanna switch neighborhoods?

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  21. There are a lot of buses on your street! And June 10, go see Kung Fu Panda 2!

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  22. LOL, do all you have are white vans? If I tried to sit out right now I'd look like the wicked witch melting :D
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  23. Your buses sound a lot more exciting than the ones we have round these parts. I would have been even more impressed if the easy jet advert had been on an actual jet!!

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  24. Loved this, I can well imagine this.

    Yvonne.

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  25. Someone sounds VERY bored today.....

    I just think it might be wine o'clock ... don't you Talli?

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  26. That was a lot more fun than I think it should have been. Wait. That sounds insulty. I meant I enjoyed that. Okay. time to go away :)

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  27. Fun post! Hmmm, after all these years the French are invading England in little white buses - oh what fun you could have with this!

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  28. The most recent ad I saw on a car was yesterday when the Scott's man came (the guy who treats the grass). ;)

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  29. Very strange ones. I'm going to have to try this sometime!

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  30. Seeing as how Bad Teacher stars Cameron Diaz, I'll just skip that one.

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  31. Oooh, that ninth one makes me want to go to Italy! It can be so random observing the world, can't it?

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  32. I loved that! Those darn French, haha!

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  33. The rear of my house looks over a busy street with passing buses. I've never thought to read what's on the side of them though. I'll have to be more observant now.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  34. I remember taking one of those sightseeing tour buses once when I visited a foreign country many years ago. It was fun to be able to look down on everything, so to speak.
    I have to admit that Bad Teacher looks interesting. It doesn't look like one of those typical movies about teachers who "make a difference" and never seem to feel exasperated or stressed out EVER.

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  35. lol- We get a lot of movie ones on buses here in france.

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  36. Love how you openly support other writers.

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  37. Now we all want the Sharm el Sheikh love story!!xx

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  38. Hi Talli .. good thing you live on a busy street - otherwise 7, 8, 9 and 10 might not have past yet!

    Interesting .. the French have bought up a lot of UK businesses ..

    Jen has an idea .. and traffic signs .. etc etc .. just don't have too many 'off' days?! .. Cheers Hilary

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