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Intentional Misreading, Traffic Edition

The sign does not raise a merely hypothetical concern.

Thank goodness that expectations have been made clear. Fortunately, parking on pickup trucks seems to be okay. Parking on mushroom motorcycles would also be acceptable.

Invaluable Advice from our Civic Leaders

Ah, yes. Thank you, town elders. I have to admit I’ve made the mistake myself. In my foolish youth I often smoked cigarettes while lying down. No, I say to America’s youth, no longer. This practice shall not continue for another generation! The coals and ash will only fall in your eyes! Sit up [...]

Context Matters: Distracted Driving Kills

Stuck in a long line of non-moving traffic today, it occurred to me that this sign would mean something different entirely if a number replaced the icon at the top.

Under Penalty of Law

Lucky me, I am NOT under penalty of law, so I can let my dog poop wherever it wants to.

Ice Cream Headache

Sign says what?

I figured it out eventually. Enjoy the cold.

Pasta Alert

Warning: Freshly cooked pasta is slippery!

Sign of Protest: the NSA has TMI

On her way to one of the 60 [...]

Perhaps You Should Not Try Your Hand at this Machine

It’s a subtle indicator like this that a real pro looks for in a casino.

Come to think of it, perhaps this sign should be placed throughout the gambling establishment.

Beaten By Cops in 1965 and Still Waiting

Seen today in the National Equality March: two elderly men walking with smiles side by side. Each held a sign. One sign: Beaten By Cops in 1965, Still Waiting for Equal Rights. The other sign: I’m 82, Gay and Still Waiting for My = Rights. Better Hurry!!

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Oxymoronic Decor Purchase

Constitution Signs to Print and Carry to the Inauguration 1-20-09

Since the DC Metro became the only motorized way to get into the Obama Inauguration for people who can’t hire a limo or bus, its 18×18 inch sign restriction has become the de facto limit on free speech for January 20, 2009.

Ay, well. If homeland security gives you lemons, make lemonade. Here are [...]