Have Icon, Will Travel

Someone has done some interesting thinking to help travelers in a clever and unique way. If you have ever visited a foreign country where you had no understanding of the language, this might be just the item for you.

Why not wear a shirt with icons representing cultural places in a specific country and other items that might be universally understood?

Just to give you an idea, here is a world edition T-Shirt.


To locate a bus stop, you could politely stop someone on the street and point to the icon of the bus. Most people, I believe, would get the idea and assist you.

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Below is a shirt targeted specifically to those who will be stopping in Paris (Notice the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe).


The company has a video to add a bit of levity to their sales pitch.

If you visit the ICONSPEAK website, you can see that they have a variety of styles, colors and targeted countries.


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SignEdge: Attempted Murder (T-Shirt Humor)

Attempted Murder T-Shirt
Visual Pun T-Shirt – Attempted Murder

**NOTE** – A Murder of Crows is a term used to refer to a large gathering of crows. Only having two at a meeting would be a mere attempt! How did this term evolve? According to Quora these are the possibilities:

  • For instance, there is a folktale that crows will gather and decide the capital fate of another crow.
  • Many view the appearance of crows as an omen of death because ravens and crows are scavengers and are generally associated with dead bodies, battlefields, and cemeteries, and they’re thought to circle in large numbers above sites where animals or people are expected to soon die.
  • But the term “murder of crows” mostly reflects a time when groupings of many animals had colorful and poetic name

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SignEdge: Astronomy Day – Get Your Space

I Need My Space
“I Need My Space – Celebrating Astronomy Day”

Astronomy Day is celebrated twice a year, spring and fall. The spring holiday occurs between April and May each year. This year it will take place on May 14th. Be sure to get your celebratory garb such as the T-Shirt above!

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Desert T-Shirts

Living in what I call a designated tourist area such as Phoenix, Arizona has both positive and negative aspects. Of course during those months that are cold in a good part of the United States and Canada, we have an influx of tourists, part-time residents and guests.

When guests come to visit us, one of the areas we like to take them is Old Town Scottsdale. There are some historical attractions which we look at, but the gift shops of all varieties are the real draw.

As the resident Phoenician, I get a kick out of going to the tourist shops to see what new desert themed T-shirts are displayed. They generally come in two categories, 1 – The beauty or uniqueness of the desert or 2 – Poking fun at the unusual life styles and/or environment of the desert.

The t-shirt below reminds us of the beautiful wildlife we have in the area. We do have some extraordinary lizards, although nothing quite like the one pictured.


Of course Phoenix is a big draw as well as Scottsdale…


And to celebrate the heritage and uniqueness of the desert…


Then there are those that make fun of the harsh environment and cowboy atmosphere and this one tackles both…

115 degrees is hot, but c’mon it beats 30 inches of snow, doesn’t it?

One of my favorites this day was this punful one…


All of these T-shirts were found at Scottsdale Southwest Gifts and Apparel just north of the Scottsdale Historical Museum on the same side of the street.


I am not making a recommendation although I have made purchases there. Many stores offer unique apparel both authentic southwest as well as humorous or stylized southwest items.

When you visit Scottsdale’s Old Town, be sure to bring your camera and your sense of humor. I am sure you will have a good time. Don’t forget the Scottsdale Historical Museum in the center of Old Town.

Pickleball Magazine to be included* w/USAPA Membership

Interesting developments are underfoot in the pickleball world. The USAPA is working hard to promote the sport we enjoy and to provide even better value for USAPA members.

It has recently come to my attention that a new pickleball magazine is going to be published by Dollard Publishing, Canonsburg, PA (6 times per year). The plan is for all USAPA members to receive an *emailed PDF (digital) copy of the magazine as part of their membership dues.

This is yet another reason to become a USAPA member ASAP. The first issue is slated for January.

If you would like the print copy there are a couple of ways to order:

1. Call 724-942-0940 and give mailing address, credit card information, etc. As a USAPA member, your PRINT subscription will cost you $12.00/year BUT YOU MUST GIVE YOUR USAPA MEMBERSHIP NUMBER. Otherwise, you will be charged $20.00 per year.

2. Mail a check payable to Dollard Publishing, 11 Mayview Road, McMurray, PA 15317. Be sure to give mailing address for delivery AND INCLUDE YOUR USAPA MEMBER NUMBER.

Wouldn’t a USAPA membership, which carries the digital subscription and an official USAPA T-Shirt, be a good holiday gift?

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