Saturday, December 10, 2005

Close Shave!

One of my most enduring and endearing memories of Goa.This is a mobile cam image of a board outside a barber shop on Baga Beach Road. I was ROFL after seeing this.I particularly liked the logo i.e. the shaving blade with the legend 'Close Shave' emblazoned across.You can see many such hilarious boards and notices if you look around.





Close shave anyone? ( you know where to go) :))

39 comments:

Alexis Leon said...

Nice one... and what is the London Japan hair style?

silverine said...

@alexis: This was a board outside a shack that was the barber shop. When you go past rural India you find many such examples of 'rural creativity'. I saw a board outside a bar that said "Family Bar". Guess they serve bada pegs for the parents and chota pegs for the kids lol
And "Hotel Hot Chicken" and "Hotel Hot Kitchen" in Ooty. Another board I saw in Coorg said "elephants not allowed inside". This board was outside an enclosure where two giant elephants made of clay were displayed. What the board was trying to say was that visitors were not allowed inside the display enclosure. lol

It is recently that I started taking pictures of these boards and notices.

Vikram said...

Hahaha! That was so cool.

Rockus said...

Good one...I have endearing memories of Goa too...went there as a part of our all india tour this september. But en-tearing to the wallet as well...booze is much more cheaper than food ;-D

>|' ; '| said...

heh! tht was close... wonder if the barber-ian gets ne customers other than suicide crazies n thrill seekers..

Jithu said...

how much did they pay u for this? ;-))

Sushil said...

I may need the details of the place looks like just the thing I need. For details see my profile picture :-)

anthony said...

will surely look up this place next time i am in goa lol... the balde looks deadly though with the red background..

And the rural restaurants with a rice place a live chicken alongside. Don't ti look lik ethe chicken will eat the rice or walk across the plate...

Chill Bear available...

Leon said...

I've had enough close shaves with assignment deadlines to last me a lifetime..

In any case, from the picture, I would say it would be an open shave.. :p

Geo said...

:_)

"Family Bar" is not what you think it is.

Its a subtle hint that indicates that the bar is not a dance bar.

Matter of Choice said...

waaah!!!!

the roadside notice boards in rural India is total rofl scene..it can make an otherwise boring journey a laughter therapy :)

btwn u had promised to post more pictures of ur goan journey!

cheerio
MoC

silverine said...

@Vikram: I was rofl too seeing this board.
@Rockus: Yes, food is expensive and that too only NV is available.
@Poison: No sane man who knows his English would give his head on a platter to this 'barber parlour'(i)
@Jithu: I knew someone will ask me this question. I think I should claim royalty for this free publicity
@Sushil: This is a 100 yards away from the Subway Restaurant towards th beach on Baga Beach Road. You do look like you need a close shave lol
@Anthony:I once saw a garishly painted board of a gigantic Hen taller than a tree for a Poultry Feed advertisement :)) A mile down the road the same hen appears on a Restaurant Board ( same painter I guess)announcing :"chicken biryani available" . This is what we call "Celebrity Endorsement"lol
@Leon:In Bangalore there are meat shops selling pig mutton and cow mutton
@Geo:And do they serve 'Child Bear' (chilled beer) too? :))
@matterofchoice: Yes these boards made by English challenged painters are something I look forward to.May their tribe increase. oops Hope the Adult Education Board dont get to hear what I just said :))

danya said...

UR KEEN OBSERVATION IS AMAZING DEAR...As rockus said booze is cheaper at goa than the food...som arnd 50 shops within a kilometer...we landed there at goa in a disappointing climate...rain rain everywhere...so goa memories are not tht gud for me...but a single doubt!!!is goa tht gr8...better than our GODS OWN COUNTRY???

Jithu said...

shucks! thts wt came to my mind first.. guess i've turned to a business minded paranoid.. :-(

W-Bix said...

LOL :)

silverine said...

@danya: Absolutely no! Gods own Country is the best. I didnt quite like Goa :(
@Jithu:Time to start thinking like a human being rather than as a corporate honcho lol
@wbix: The board had me smiling too :)

kickassso said...

we got one!

It's near poison's house

"RR Machanic's ... For all Machans"

to appreciate it , you ought to understand that machan means something in malayalam

Dr. Pissed said...

I got photo of this nice sign painted on a bus the other day. It reads

"SMALL FAMILY HAPPLY"

hehehe

Another similiar notice was up on another bus that was ahead of ours on our way to mumbai a few years back. That read:

"ONE FAMILY, ONE CHILED"

hahaha .. they want to have one chilled :)

>|' ; '| said...

@ kickassso -
heh! "rr new machanics"! they repainted the board recently, with the glorious words in new paint, n old spelling!

Sreejith Kumar said...

Close shave a.k.a. The shave that closes you. Good pic.

Nagu said...

free advertisement for them :) but hope the trageted audience are right!

even i remember a "keerti's Hi-Tech Dhaba" in the Bangalore-Hyd Road after nandihills

lash said...

it should ve been "Closed Shave!"

THE DEVIL said...

nice blog. Close shave?? Have had both with my beard and life!!

Mind Curry said...

In Kerala, there is a Pen Hospital, which has nothing to do with healthcare or pens - but is a watch repair shop. And highway boards with the warning "Becautious - Hump Ahead" :)

flaash said...

Heheh

gud one!

btw i remmbr there was a campaign to prevent more than 3 passengers in an auto in Mumbai . So i saw an auto behind which there was a line "Only 3 pass". That was ok but on the right it was written "Jesus never fails !!"

cheers
flaash

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

hey ....

howz ur work load ? better now ????

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

i liked the
" FINGER NAIL CUTTING " writing
;)))

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silverine said...

@kickasso and poison: That is a classic I say!
@drpissed:one chilled? rofl:))
@sreejith: I think the Queens English has been misused /abused anough in our country :)
@nagu:"keerti's Hi-Tech Dhaba"??? lol that beats Gowda's Punjabi Dhaba :))

silverine said...

@lash and the devil: Guess this pic is his close shave with fame :)
@mindcurry: These notices are so side splittingly funny :))
@flaash:That was way too funny. Wish I had snapped up more of these screamers :))
@deepa; Yeah, finger nail cutting wonly!!!! So no point putting your best foot forward :))

hope and love said...

lol..!
ente koche ninne njan namichu..
:))

Safari Al said...

i stopped getting hair cuts. the barber in college looks like the kind of guy who might chop of the head by mistake...

now i have long lovely hair that waves madly when i headbang. people at home hate it but...hey i like my head.

Geo said...

HnL,

aa kochinathu manasilaayikkaanilla.. :_D... manasilaavunna bhaashayil paranju kodukkooo :_D

Silverine,

namichu = ^:)^

J said...

lmao

supercool :D

Sonia said...

finger nail cutting saloon!!! LOL

Shan said...

To be frank, posts like these doesnt suit your blog ! . My personal opinion, upto you though!

Peace

silverine said...

@HnL:Thank you :) p.s. any idea what Geo is trying to say? seems like greek and latin to me! ;)
@Geo: Please speak in Malayalam =))
@safari al: Looks like your barber must be having creative talents like this fellow ;)
@J: Thank you gal. Nice to have you back :)
@Sonia:I think he is a finger nail cutting and close shave specialist :))
@Shan: This board had me laughing for quite some time when I saw it and I though I would share it with fellow bloggers. Peace to you too :)

kornkob said...

Amazing! Damned funny now that you have pointed it out,I will definitely look out for these signs.I have seen so many and passed them by, sometimes sneering at the bad English.

Maya Cassis said...

finger nails....hahaha great specification.i wonder wat else they cut..tails?