As I drive past the local martial arts studio, next to the coiling dragon a sign catches my eye. In blazing red letters it promises:


... which, as my mind hastily parses the words, suggests not a short-term no-cost sample membership --- but rather an offer to give the applicant a gratis physical ordeal.

No thanks!

(see also SemioticArsenal (20 Nov 2003), UndeadTrafficIncident (20 Mar 2004), ...)

TopicHumor - TopicLanguage - TopicPersonalHistory - 2004-10-03

(correlates: BowelsOfTheEarth, XmasChrononauts, UndeadTrafficIncident, ...)