I loved this sign, which I spotted at a medical centre in Dubai, because it seems to indicate that a semi-regular wallpapering of the bathroom has been going on, on a regular basis. It just indicates some serious frustration, you know? The illustration just adds punch. As does the pink fonts, varying in shade.
I was also tickled by the no-smoking sign, as the bathroom reeked of cigarettes.
The person who posted these signs must be very frustrated, indeed.
A bit behind on these, but I've written two pieces for The Review (in The National) in recent months.
For the Argo piece, I interviewed the former Canadian ambassador to Iran, Ken Taylor (portrayed by fellow Canadian Victor Garber in what was, its emphasis on the CIA aside, a very fine film), about meeting an apologetic Ben Affleck and how what's going on in the Middle East and how it's not so different.
Last week I read an article about the new Coke anti-obesity television ad, then watched it, and because I was so riled up I wrote this column (which was accompanied by a really cool illustration) about how in the fullness of time Big Sugar will likely rival Big Tobacco when it comes to decades of well-funded attempts to manipulate the public into believing its products are harmless when, as is increasingly being proven, they most definitely are not.
Anyway, while I'll miss such stories, it's a great development that the Ministry of Environment and Water is limiting to zoos and breeding centres many of the animals that has previously been allowed to enter. Check out the list here.
International news organisations predictably loved the story about the new app that promises to deliver a condom, within the hour, between 4pm and 4am. But in all the jokes and potential jokes, it was a simple comment from a former colleague on Facebook (now back in New York) that made me laugh the hardest:
Durex to deliver condoms in Dubai. Because nothing sets the mood like shouting directions at someone for half an hour. http://t.co/plpG8L62