Gerry Canavan

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Still Another Saturday Morning Linkdump

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Still another Saturday morning linkdump.

* This is my favorite MetaFilter post in a while, with tons of links all about the history of stick-figure icons, non-literacy information signs, and Helvetica Man.

* Also at MeFi: all about Herb & Dorothy Vogel, art collectors.

* Favorite last lines from science fiction novels. Hard, I think, to top “Poo-tee-weet?”

* Know your meme.

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August 1, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Stick Figures in Peril

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Investigating the origins of the bizarre warning sign below (originally found at Boing Boing) leads to the world’s coolest Flickr group, Stick Figures in Peril.

Here’s my entry, from our honeymoon:

A related group, Warning Signs, is something I’ve linked to before, but it too is awesome.



Aficionados should refer to “Signs of Life” in their copies of Backwards City #2 for more sign-related hijinx. I could put it online, but I feel weird about it; I don’t live there anymore.

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November 10, 2007 at 6:17 pm

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