Tuesday, November 29, 2011


I can't even venture a guess at what these guys were trying to do with that exclamation point.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Our First Bumper Sticker!

You know how F. Scott Fitzgerald said, "An exclamation point is like laughing at your own jokes"? I think this little bumper sticker would fall under that category. No amount of excessive exclamation points can make this little sticker funny enough to slap on your vehicle...unless you drive a beat up pickup, I guess.

Get All Your Cash Now!

I'm not sure why they want me to get all my cash so bad, but their implied commanding tone has convinced me to head to the ATM pronto and take it all out!

Don't even think about skimping here!

This pizza shop seems so serious about strongly commanding that their customers not skimp, that it would make me nervous to eat there. I'd feel so worried that maybe I was skimping without realizing it, and I wouldn't want to face the consequences.

Friday, November 25, 2011

The Holidays Are Here!!!

Just when you think the holidays aren't stressful enough, you have someone screaming in your face, commanding you to sit back and truly enjoy your hot cocoa and slippers!!!! Relax.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Not only is the triple exclamation point on the added "coming soon" completely excessive, but a coworker pointed out that "iPhones!" actually looks more like "Phones" with Spanish language exclamations (front and back). I like that.


As far as retail stores go, "Big!Lots" may have the market cornered when it comes to excessive exclamation.

Thank you!!!

Wikipedia says that exclamation points are meant to show strong feelings or indicate high volume (shouting). I love to picture the owner of this watch repair shop just screaming "THANK YOU!!!" into the face of his confused customers.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Attention All Employees!!!!!

Not only is this our first example of a quintuple exclamation point, but I also appreciate the first line of the memo, "All employees with Kaiser insurance is eligible..." Someone with that kind of grammar isn't going to get my attention, even with all those commanding punctuations.

Gentleman: Please Direct Your Urine!!!!

I officially have a new favorite. It has everything! It is passive aggressive, it is hilariously directed at a specific "Gentleman" rather than all the gentlemen who may frequent the facilities, and it has the most exclamation points of any offering we have had so far. Classic.

(Submitted by "Ready Freddy")

Friday, November 18, 2011

It's A World Wide Epidemic.

Even the Russians can't escape the excessive exclamation, as seen on this leaf, which was a small piece of a broader "What Are You Thankful For" tree, seen at a day care center.

Check Your Head!!!????

If you are going to venture into the realm of excessive punctuation, at least match it up a little better. Three exclamation points and then four question marks? Add in that picture in between, and this whole flyer is just completely bizarre.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


As if the red font and underlined word wouldn't have been enough to impact just how strong this command was. I'm really starting to get worried about the student dentists at UCSF.

And Yet "Caution" Has No Exclamation Point!

My favorite thing about this sign on the door of a dentist x-ray room was that the room was not in use, and the door was not closed.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Let's resolve our dispute!!!

A nice little handwritten triple. I would think the first step to reconciliation with a neighbor would be to keep your cool. Having this kind of emotional outburst on the instructions for reconciliation with a neighbor just doesn't seem like a good place to start.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Your Vote...It Counts!!!

I know the Teamsters are going through some rough times with this economy, but an emotional outburst like this isn't going to get the votes coming in.

Believe them, these are extremely cool!!

Again, I don't find postcards from a record store to be terribly exciting or evoking any strong emotions, but then again, who the hell am I?

Stepping on this is an emotional experience!

This may be my favorite example of excessive exclamation the blog has ever seen. I'm sorry, but I don't find anything exciting about a bath mat.

Please, dear God, please!!!

I know you don't want food, drinks, pets, or pictures taken in your store, but do you have to get so crazy demanding about it? I guess the triple exclamation actually doesn't help deter us criminals, as I took the picture, which is clearly against the store rules!!!

I can't help but end all things with a !

It may be a little hard to see, but almost every statement, sentance, and word are followed by an exclamation point on this little flyer. It's as if the period button was broken on the person's keyboard. Classic example of truly excessive exclamation.

Gift someone a smile!!

Here is our first example of a double double! In two different spots on this flyer we get excessive exclamation, and I can't help but enjoy how emotional the form is getting about "gifting someone a smile!!"

Make sure not to walk!!

I realize that there is only one exclamation point here, but the statement was just too funny to pass up.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Our first ever triple!!!

The fact that this was seen outside of a bowling alley makes me think that maybe they did need to use three exclamation points just to convince us that bowling alley food could be "gourmet."

Wait, you pay $ for motorcycles?!?!

You've got to love the double exclamation point on something that doesn't really even seem worthy for a single.

The best soup in the world!!

I like soup and all, but is the fact that this Safeway is cooking soup really that exciting?

What's your promise?!

Maybe they are being so emphatic because they want you to look beyond the fact that they haven't even told you what their promise is.