PIC OF THE DAY: Mormon church flier warns against ‘cross-gender dressing’ for Halloween

Via my Facebook friend Michael Westley of Salt Lake City (I lived in Utah for three years), above is an actual flier that was posted on doors by a local LDS Stake Center (a division of the Mormon church).

—  John Wright

PIC OF THE DAY: TruckNutz and gay marriage


This pickup with a rather unusual combination of bumper adornments was spotted parked on Armstrong in the Knox-Henderson area earlier today. Not sure we’ve ever seen a vehicle with both a pro-marriage equality sticker and TruckNutz™ — not to mention the “Liberal,” “What Would Scooby Do?” and “GET OFF THE PHONE AND DRIVE” stickers. Kinda makes you wonder what’s underneath that bed cover.

—  John Wright

Pic of the day

For no particular reason, we were talking in the office today about the old sitcom Family Matters, whose breakout character was Steve Urkel. Urkel was a total nerd, played with spastic commitment by a kid named Jaleel White.

Everyone, I give you Steve Urkel, as an adult. To steal a catchphrase, “Did he do that?”

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Recycled Pic of the Day: First Wednesday on Cedar Springs to mark 3rd anniversary this week

If we’re not mistaken, and it seems we rarely are, Wednesday marks the third anniversary of, well, First Wednesday on the Cedar Springs strip. And this year it looks like they’ll have slightly milder temps for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on the TMC patio. (Two years ago we recall Miss Oak Lawn requesting that the lighting ceremony be moved up so she didn’t get frostbite.) Also this year, the below flier is advertising a “sexy Santa Claus,” so we’ll be interested to what that’s all about, though we doubt it can get much sexier than the scene above from 2008, which along with the bad economy prompted Instant Tea to famously ask, “Why is Santa’s sack so light?”

—  John Wright

Pic of the Day: A little bit of nature in the city

I took this photo a few weeks ago on my block just outside of Uptown — a civilized residential neighborhood you’d think, but a hot bed of nature, as it turned out. That’s a hawk standing proudly along the sidewalk. In its talon: A squirrel, which it hunted and ate (you can see the entrails at the bottom of the pic). Nasty, yes, but fascinating. And it makes me a little scared to walk my Chihuahua now.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Pic of the Day: ‘Too gay even for me’

Courtesy of Facebook, this was posted with the caption “One of Bruce Coleman’s rejected costume designs” for his Uptown Players production of Equus earlier this year. Bruce’s reply: “That’s too gay even for me.” So now we have the baseline.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Pic of the day

I need to join this gym. Or the South Korean military. I’m good either way.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones