Stop (In the Name of the Law)
Apparently the Chicago suburb of Oak Lawn has found that drivers are distracted these days, and not necessarily paying attention to the little things in life, like stop signs. So officials have added secondary humorous stop signs
below the regulation ones at 50 intersections. The additional placards are shaped like traditional stop signs, but have different wordings, so the combination between the two might be "Stop Right There Pilgrim" or "Stop In The Name of Love." A blog called Neatorama has a fuller list of signage
. The town's administration hopes that the attempts at humor will yield better attention. Then again, yielding is probably not what they really want in Oak Lawn.
Labels: Chicago, humor, signs, stop
Books and Beer
There's often been a popular connection between writers and drinkers. Now the two are formally meeting in Chicago at the Drinking & Writing Festival
on June 9, which will take place at The Drinking & Writing Brewery. The site also has some writing as well as podcasts. Hopefully no one is spilling alcohol on the page or printers' ink into the glasses.
Labels: beer, Chicago, literature