Friday, April 29, 2011

Signs I Like

According to this poster it has now become fashionable to sustain a neck injury.
I'm not really sure how Mac Cosmetics and Wonder Woman got together, but they sure know how to dress a window.
The most disturbing part of this truck advertisement is the looks on some of the people.  I wonder what it's trying to sell?  My guess is healthy lifestyles, my hope is some wacky theatrical show.


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Strange Pole

While walking through the Athens of Kefesia you might notice some strange street art.  The thing about this strange art is at least you're certain it's art.  Sure it may spin and it may be random colours, but there's no question.
There was however one thing that I could not explain, this really tall green pole.  I can't tell if it's some kind of street art thing or if it's some kind of public utility.  It has several buttons on it, a speaker of some sort, and a hatch that may or may not open.  The signs on it are vague at best.  If it's art then I guess the idea is to confuse, if it's a public utility my guess is that it's some kind of garbage can, that will launch whatever you throw in it into the sky in a giant flaming ball.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Falling Rocks

Allison and I came across a really un-nerving piece of art the other day in one of the Athens subways.  It's a collection of large chunks of rock and glass suspended above a place where people walk a lot.
The wires look really thin, and I'm thinking that this is the worst place anybody could possibly stand during an earthquake.


Special Olympic Blog

I just wanted to announce a little side project that I'm working on right now.  After offering my services to the upcoming Special Olympics happening here in Athens this summer, Team Canada asked me if I would be willing to be the official travel blogger for all of the athletes, families, and fans of Team Canada.  I was thrilled at the opportunity and the first installment of the blog has gone online.  Most of all I look forward to cheering on Team Canada here in Athens at the games this summer.

Click here to check out the Team Canada site and my blog.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Don't worry sad statue, things will get better, I promise.


Why I Posted This

I saw this, I couldn't explain it.
I posted it, I can't explain why.
You've seen it, can you explain it?


Monday, April 25, 2011

No Photos Allowed

So for this bathroom I found myself in a dilemma.  I took this picture in the Acropolis Museum.  In this museum you are not allowed to take photographs.  In most bathrooms you probably shouldn't take photographs.  But I take photographs in bathrooms, so I figured I could ignore the other rule too.

Click here to check out he map so far.


Something Cool and A Mystery in One Bathroom

While staying at a hotel in Corfu our bathroom contained one mysterious thing and one really cool thing.  The cool thing could be found on this plug.
I love this little cartoon man shaving, he makes me want to get an electric shaver just so I can be as happy as him.
The mystery came from this light switch looking thing with a pull string.  Allison told me that it was a distress alarm and would tell the front desk people that I needed help.  My biggest questions is why is it closer to the toilet than the shower?


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Signs I Like

I love this corner store with a whole Egyptian themed front.  I particularly like the 3D camel.
Wall fish are cute.
There's a neighborhood in Athens that has sketches like this on every storefront that is out of business.  I think this type of art should be encouraged, and I even think it might help rent out these places.
All around Athens they have various stumps and polls to keep drivers from hopping the curb (says a little about Athens drivers).  This one made me smile and it kept me safe.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Workin' On a New Idea for Beware The Cheese

Here's a couple of test shots from it.
Rice is nice.


Leaping Lizzards... A Poem

When I walk in the grass I get such a fright,
It could be day, or it could be night.
Small little reptiles leaping up high,
I try to be brave, really I try.
But I always worry that they may nip,
At my finger, nose, or my lip.
When I see them, I let out a scream,
Leaping lizards, are a terrifying thing.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New Bathroom in North Athens

Was up in the north and I had to go.

Click here to see the new post on the bathroom map.


Turn This Lamp On

I wonder if there is any string of words of any language in the whole world that could convince Allison that we need to have one of these.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dog Bite

The other day I was bit by a little puppy, it didn't hurt too much but I thought I'd show you anyways.  Although the bite was un-nerving, the realization that my thumb up close is truly ugly is even more.


Worry, Worry, Bang, Bang.

Greek Worry Beads and automatic weapons.  That way if you're worried about who you just shot, you can at least fiddle with some beads till the cops come.


Monday, April 18, 2011

Some Photo Project Works in Progress

Once it's framed I think it'll look pretty cool.  Not sure if I want to cut off the top of the head or not.
Again, once it's framed I think it'll look really cool.  I also have to make sure it's lit well.


For more photo stuff check out Beware the Cheese.

Bird Leg Lamppost

When you put the words "Bird Leg Lamppost" together it pretty much sounds like gibberish.  If you tried to explain to someone that you actually saw one, they might think you're mad.
But I did see one, and I'm only a little mad.


New Candy Calendar

Check it out, and pick one up.


Friday, April 15, 2011

I Love Banana Slugs

QUEST on KQED Public Media.
They're just so cool and my favorite thing in the world to draw.


Signs I Like

The arcade game in the poster is "Space Invaders".
If you're going to break stuff, do it in a suit.
Yup, I posted this.
The story behind this fuzzy photograph of a girl posing for a tattoo place's advertisement in a slutty pirates outfit is worth more than any treasure available.


Thursday, April 14, 2011


In Corfu Greece they're famous for many things.  Great beaches, ancient architecture, not having been taken over by the Ottoman Empire, but most of all they seem to be famous for finding many uses for Kumquats.  They have jams, candies, preserves, and even a special liquor made from these little citrus gems.  Best of all they don't seem to have any limits on the way they can bottle this liquor.  This globe style bottle would look great on any desk.
Or how about this sexy ladies shoe with the silhouette of the island, who wouldn't want that?
This slightly blurry picture is of a really sexy bottle featuring a lady posing all seductive like.
And....  Well if you've ever wanted to drink citrus liquor from a bottle shaped like a well endowed Greek god, they've got you covered.


Tumblr Photos

I've decided that I'm going to start a new photo blog on Tumblr.  The blog will simply be a collection of the photos I've taken, some will graduate and be posted on other will live their lives on Tumblr.
All of them are available as prints, greeting cards, or posters, you just have to e-mail me.

Here's the new site.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

This Should Help Me Sleep At Night

Have you ever had a hotel room that for some reason made you feel uneasy?  It could be the colour of the walls, the feeling of the bed, the fact that the drapes don't close all the way...
Or it could be the creepy painting of the deer on the wall that looks like it's about to get hit by a car.  Hmmm... it's probably the last thing.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bathrooms In Cofu, Ionnina, and Metsovo

Went on a little trip and saw lots of stuff.
Also got a couple of bathroom photos to ad to the map.
The world is a pretty cool place if you ask me.

Click here to check out the new updates on the "Bathrooms I've Been To" map.


Monday, April 11, 2011

I Like The Beastie Boys

I don't always understand what they're doing, but I always like it.


Friday, April 8, 2011

Signs I Like

A better offer there has never been.
I took this photo near the border of Turkish and Greek Cyprus.  All over the place there is graffiti calling for the take down of the border between the two states.  This underwear store has decided to get speak their mind on the issue as well.
I'm sure the folks at Hanna-Barbera have been properly compensated.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Word "Blue"

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For the sake of this blog I'm going to spell the word "blue" or "blew", "blou".  I'm only doing this because I recently gave some thought into the many words we use that sound the same as "blue", "blew", or any other similar sounding but different spellings of this word.
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The words that sound like "blou" have such a huge range of meanings and I can't really figure out how they go together.  In many cases it appears to have some kind of relation to pressure, such as: he blou his top, or blou up a balloon.  But then we can add more meanings to the mix, like the color blou, and how some people like their meat. You can also say that a comic's material is blou.  Does that come from the meat reference, meaning it's raw?
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The point I'm trying to make is next time you complain that someone else's language sounds confusing and is hard to learn, just remember the word "blou"