Sunday, December 7, 2008

Memo To Lowe's Home Improvement

Your competition in Burbank has thrown down the gauntlet:

Vulture Rob wonders what exactly Burbank is, in this case?

One's A Crowd!

Downtown vulture Steven sent in this food service beauty:

A fantastic follow-up to this previous restaurant posting!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Diversity in Hollywood

And the Oscar for Best Director goes to ... Dhhfjyd Oldjffytdl!!!!!

And did you see Meruty Tysudysd's costumes in this film? Exquisite!

A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering Genuis

Food Network brainiac Alton Brown is the new spokesman for Welch's. Their ad agency appears to have been drinking something other than grape juice:

Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Happy Hour

With only one business hour, we can't help but wonder how this Burbank eatery continues to pay its rent?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Starbucks Unveils New Frosty Treat

Thanks to Hancock Park area vulture Derek, we have been alerted that a certain Seattle-based coffee chain is now apparently offering chilled, liquefied homosexuals at a bargain price!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Unhappy Ending

Thanks to Jeff for snapping a photo of this gem at a new West Hollywood massage parlour:

Pasta By The Cart

Vulture friend Rob pointed out this questionable menu heading at a tasty Burbank dive:

À la carte was probably the goal here. The idea of cart-loads of pasta, however, does seem like a bargain!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Politician's For Excessive Apostophe's

Courtesy of Talking Points Memo by way of Brother Vulture:

Sadly (or thankfully), the mistake has since been corrected. To his credit, McCain may have been confused by his opponent's St. Patrick's Day shirt:

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Ice Cream-In-Fashion

French phrases are fun to appropriate, no? À la mode means either "fashionable" or "with ice cream" – both fabulous options as far as the Vultures are concerned. This display at a downtown Los Angeles greasy spoon gem, however, could use a re-print:

Friday, August 22, 2008

Guilty As Charg'd

A Grammar Vulture tip of the hat to our favorite criminals of the moment, the Typo Eradication Advancement League (TEAL). Meet the League's helpless victim:

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Traffic Jam

A Hollywood parking lot could perhaps put its $20 fees to better use by paying for the missing letters and punctuation on their signage:

"Will be charge" is fairly painful, and we suppose including the apostrophe in "owner's expense" is out of the question!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Herzlich Willkommen bei der Mas-Jägermeister AG!

Should you find yourself in Philadelphia and thirsty, be sure to stop by the Rolling Stone Grill & Bar and ask for a $5 "Jagar Bomb."

We have no idea what you'll be drinking, however, since the popular-with-jocks liqueur Jägermeister is correctly abbreviated "Jäger."

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Wstern Cuisine

Make no mistake: the Vultures enjoy good food! This salad's inspiration, however, remains a mystery.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Loose Thread

We're currently accepting witty theories on why the other stripmall shopkeepers are tired of taking the blame for this seamstress's absent-mindedness. Discuss.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

One Child Left Behind

Yikes, Universal Studios. All adults are admitted for one kid's price? We're not on the board of directors for your failing theme parks, but that does seem to be a less than profitable business model. And who chooses the particular kid, anyway?

Added bonus: Universal Studios "Hollywood" isn't located in the Los Angeles neighborhood known as Hollywood at all. The park is in Universal City, CA.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Forever Sam Crow

It's fairly common to find a "notice of filming" affixed to doors on otherwise unspectacular streets in Los Angeles. This notice, for an FX television show called "Sons of Anarchy" (but formerly known as "Forever Sam Crow"), showed up on our mailbox one afternoon:
Dear production assistants: you're going to want to spell the name of your production correctly! Also, while none of the Vultures makes his living in TV production, we're fairly certain that "1 generator" actually appearing in the scene would be a faux pas.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Lets Go To College

As vulture LizyPo pointed out, this Penn State rallying cry is printed on approximately one billion t-shirts. We might have even let them slide for the missing comma, but the absent apostrophe is just unforgivable. Alumni, demand a refund.

Don't Pet The Shoes

New York City vulture Cyndi sent in this signage catastrophe:

Remember this posting from 2007? Why do proprietors have such difficulty with this seemingly obvious list of restrictions? What exactly do you want me to do? Avoid petting my shoes? Refrain from putting sneakers on my dog?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Plying My Patience

This is your second offense, Victory Celebration Center. Do try celebrating something other than your ignorance. There are, like, eighteen things wrong with this announcement.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Coupon Marathon?

Poppa Vulture spotted this doozy at the local dry cleaner. I get the feeling that they're trying to be helpful, but who could tell?

Friday, March 28, 2008

Deez Nuts

Obviously, we Vultures hold accurate use of grammar and syntax in the highest regard. Tantamount to this is the wearing of decent underwear. The below advert from one of our favorite purveyors, Aussiebum, simply pains us greatly.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Here's the thing: if you know "cans" does not require an apostrophe in one language (and can, further, incorporate the universal symbol for recycling into your notice), why do you insist on "can's" in English?!

Thanks to Nick for spotting this sign!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

It Just Came Up

Our good friend Jeff sent in a picture of a helpful sign on an ATM machine. Two things:

1) Who needs instructions on how to use an ATM in 2008? If you can't figure it out, you probably shouldn't be operating this sophisticated equipment.

2) I love that the person who attempted to fix this sign missed the glaring error in the first sentence.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Not In My House

Pro photographer Burrill Strong was kind enough to send in this decidedly un-pro call-and-response sign, snapped at a recent basketball game:

It hurts!

Monday, February 25, 2008

No Treaspassing

I only have one question: if the sign is spelled incorrectly, do you have to heed its warning?

I said no!
Thanks to Matt and John for this one!

This Stairway Is Close

So close, in fact, that you could step right up onto it. And keep going. After all, there's nothing to stop you. If only all stairways were this conveniently close.

Do you think this sign will be more effective if I use lower case and caps? Fuck it. I'm gonna do it!
Thanks to Derek and Kyle for sending this one in!

Round 'Em Up!

Vulture friend Matt sent us this ad from Goldenvoice. He was baffled that they felt The Judds needed an apostrophe. We can only agree.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Foreign Vultures

As previously established, blunders captured in a land where English is not the primary language are generally exempt from our ruthless ridicule... but this duo, captured during a recent trip to Mexico, is too good to resist.

Scalators? Sounds like something out of the Transformers franchise.

If you are the hot guy in sunglasses, email us!

Beef shirt? If only! We'd buy one in every size and color!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Due Prosses

There are a few problems with this notice, spotted at a beloved neighborhood café in Venice, CA:

First, small business owner, you'll want to review your merchant agreement with Visa/MasterCard a little closer. It's always a violation of their terms to require a minimum purchase amount or, in most cases, to require customer identification merely to complete the transaction. 

Oh, and "processing" requires a "c" in order to make sense.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Where The Weed Ends

Why not start the year off with a food-related post? This gem was spotted in the window of a Burbank hot dog joint: