Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Anicia found these SMAllS in Pismo Beach, CA for just $2.  She didn't bother to ask about the lARGES.

Monday, October 25, 2010


This advert for 6 PANEL MOUlDED SLAB was created by a repeat offender at The Home Depot, and submitted by repeat submitter Rimpy Rimpington to remind us exactly what a perfectly erroneous lowercase L is all about.

As tempting as this offer is — possibly the best MOUlDED SLAB price I've ever seen — I believe I will pass on the deal on principle alone.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

5 Years of BlOGGING

Breaking my own #1 rule about submitting lowercase L's, I decided to celebrate 5 years of blogging by fabricating my own Bar-B-Q Sign.  It was necessary to force the L's into lowercase by substituting them intentionally with uppercase i's.  I guess whoever wrote this clever little application wasn't aware that most readerboard letter distributors never ship more than one uppercase L.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Repair ClOSED

Fellow animator Chris Haga found my work on the Aniboom Sesame Street animation contest along with his own entry, and subsequently discovered that this lowercase L blog he already knew about was from the same bloke.  But never mind all that, it's his prime example of a ClOSED sign that is important.  Peabody Shoe Repair must be tired of fixing soles.

Monday, October 18, 2010

I don't BElIEVE my i's

More from yesterday's gritty graffiti submitted by Allison Elliot, look carefully at this phrase: WE ARE AS INDESTRUCTIBLE AS WE BElEVE OURSELVES TO BE.  At first you might not catch the problem.  Then, when you catch it, you might decide the artist simply left out an uppercase L in BELIEVE.  But I have a different theory.  What if the artist started to write BEL with a lowercase L, and when he looked at his progress — BEl — he became confused and thought he had already written the uppercase i in BELIEVE, and finished with EVE?


Sunday, October 17, 2010

What is the WORlD coming to?

This picture perfect post-apocalyptic scene wouldn't be complete without the ubiquitous lowercase L tag in THE NEW WORlD ORDER!  Photographed by Allison Elliot at the site of a burned down warehouse in Cleveland, Ohio, a place haunted by charred remains of wooden beams, like so many fallen lowercase L's.

And fellow blogger Berger Boy was worried to find the WORlD SERIES chalked up like this signage discovered in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

Finally, Mike shares,

[This] is a local landmark in Wichita Falls, Texas, that my father claims was spray-painted on a private building at a major-ish intersection in the late 70s or early 80s and has remained there since. It bears the worlds CHANGe THE WoRlD, and I think of your blog every time I see it. It's been there for as long as I can remember, and is very visible from the road.

Inspiring words, Mike.  But how can we change the WORlD when we still can't change upper and lower cases properly?

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Is it 10/10/10? Or perhaps lO/lO/lO?  Either way, the world is coming to an end, as is evident in this Getty File stock photo in a recent Huffington Post article, "White House: No Need For National Foreclosure Moratorium". Discovered by Jessica M, we need to Stop FOREClOSURES, but start underestimating the amount of space we have to correctly use all uppercase letters on our home brew signs.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

HOMElESS Man Under Pressure

Click image to see larger ... it HElPS!

Have you seen this video of a homeless dude using two Kermit the Frog puppets to lip sync "Under Pressure" by Queen and David Bowie?  It's currently the #9 viral video on the charts.  I like it, though I suspect a lowercase L error in the ANYTHING HElPS text at the bottom of his sign.  It's hard to tell if it's a lowercase L or a poor excuse for an uppercase L.  Watch through the video and decide for yourself: