Brushes the wool smoothly sift,
full is not tightly easy
to fall off wool,
bright, rich, the touch is gentle
may with ease brush the cosmetics
naturally has just right.
The color nature easy to stick
to the silt, but sweeps the powder
evenly, lasting durable,
with the flesh close-fitting,
makeup effects on a more refined
and delicate, presents the perfect
tidal current cosmetics.
(Blurb on retractable makeup brush packaging from China. Submitted by Cathy Bryant)
Magnetic Boys Talk
boots glue monster scary bones
racing moon helicopter aeroplane
tractor money lorry wizard conkers
frogs sticks mud dirt spiders snails
stones bubbles sweets flags magic
pond string grass rugby bug dogs
caterpillar cobweb worms dinosaur
dragon bike scooter forest treasure
climbing swinging skeleton running
ghost trees swimming lawnmower
treehouse blue football chocolate car
Magnetic Girls Talk
clothes hairband heart love sparkle
perfume beads necklace furry lipstick
ribbon handbag wand glitter fairies
fluff candy flowers wings sherbet
bubbles sweets pink make-up skipping
magic dancing ballet bunnies rainbow
ladybird lemonade stars sky shoes
chocolate doll party secret diary hair
jewels princess queen tiara ice-cream
teddy music sunshine birds butterfly
sugar angel diamond cooking friends
‘Favourite Boys words’ and ‘favourite Girls words’ as found on fridge magnets, via The Kraken Wakes. Submitted by Simon Williams.
Standing at the bar in front of the beer pumps has a certain solemnity. Submitted by Steve Clement-Large.
Just because you think
you can use photoshop does
not mean that you should.
One of a series of posters by designer Anneke Short, found on Designer’s Block on 27 January, 2012. Submitted by Marika Rose.
Flick yer bean
For Agyness Deyn
Give us a blow
Thank you Stam
My flies are undone
I’m a tosser
For Coco Rocha
Fancy a screw
Do me daily
Cause me pain
My legs are crossed
Grab my weiner
Give us a backhander
Let’s play naked Twister
You would if you could
I’ll show you who’s boss
I’ve got more than a handful
For Naomi Campbell
Who needs a husband?
I’ve got House of Holland
T-shirt slogans from House of Holland’s AW07 collection (under Catwalk>AW07 on the site). Submitted by Marika Rose.
which my mama burned
is what is more delicious
than the cake of the store
of the throat in the world.
Therefore, daily teatime enjoys
itself very much and it is!
Text on a Japanese cake wrapper, spotted 11 February 2010. The line arrangement is original – even prompting poetry in the comments under the original post on engrish.com. Submitted by Nathan Lechler.
In Nineteen hundred and three
–the founder of rooibos tea–
rode into the remote Cedarberg Mountains
in the Cape and found farmers
making a rough brew from a wild plant.
Using traditional tea curing
techniques he perfected
–this delicious tea–
now enjoyed round the world.
Today his family continues
–their unbroken rooibos tea–
tradition from Nineteen hundred and three.
Tick Tock tea is still made
to his original specifications.
Gentle and soothing, rooibos tea
is well known for its many health properties.
–Naturally caffeine free–
Tick Tock can be enjoyed by the whole family
at any time of day, or as the ideal
bedtime drink. And it is high
in antioxidants that can help protect
your immune system against free
radicals. Organically grown,
–Tick Tock rooibos tea–
is still harvested by hand and cured
naturally in the clear Cedarberg air.
From the side of a Tick Tock 80 tea bags box. Dashes have been added to accentuate the rhymes and phraseology more. Submitted by Amy.
Pure peppermint flowers.
Hojas de menta.
Folhas de hortela-pimenta.
Feuilles de menthe poivree.
Foglie di menta piperita.
From Dr Stuart’s Peppermint Tea, 2 September 2009. Submitted by Marika Rose.
This is a pressurised container.
Open with care.
Avoid physical impact
and extremes of temperature
as this may weaken the bottle.
When opening, hold cap firmly
and point away from people
and fragile objects.
Spotted 27 August 2009 on an M&S Cola bottle. Submitted by Marika Rose.
Handle with care. May cause death.
By Rupert, seen 15 August 2009. It gives me great pleasure to know a member of the Parachute Regiment (UK) was looking at his ammo box and thinking of poetry. This is from the BAE packaging for 5.56mm rifle ammunition.