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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Nos divertiremos con esto

Yesterday at the public library, we picked up a real page-turner:

For a minute we wondered about whether the world really needed this pamphlet, but then we realized that of course it does. Think endless Photoshop possibilities, people.

Comments (15)

Are there racist undertones accompanying this posting?

No. The character's observations are true of people of all races.

Ok, just checking...back to your regularly scheduled programming...

They are speaking Spanish because that is what they are doing in the original.

"Nadie paga."

Is that second frame original or Photoshopped? It means no one pays.

Brilliant! Nice work.

For those of you that slept through high-school Spanish class, the dialog reads:

Woman: You have to pay to ride?

Man: These machines never work. Nobody pays. It's a joke.

Ah, the joys of Babelfish.

I wish I had it when I was suffering through Spanish II circa 1983.

Thanks for the translation, Eric.

Nos vamos al Palacio Municipal para utilizar los servicios publicos! Alli podemos *** los jovenes como el Alcalde Adams.

This is EXACTLY what it is like to use a ticket machine at a MAX station.

Last Sunday I rode the MAX from the airport after returning from a trip and the ticket machine was broken at the PDX terminal.

One would think TriMet would at least make it possible for riders to pay their fares before cutting service.

One of the benefits of riding the Max is that you can learn some Spanish. Puertas a mi direcha! Problem is, how do you know which way the little polyglot is facing?

Polyglot? Is that anything like tart?

The direction of travel is the assumed orientation of the Polyglot.

Interesting that TriMet has the money to publish free items like this, but can't operate fare machines that work.

I'm a big fan of the "see where it takes you" slogan:
"Does this bus go to Broadway?"
"Just get on; see where it takes you."

This is cool!
By the way, I'm supposed to give you this:


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