Photograph ©2022 by Chris Luth.

Answers to Past Articles — Part 29: Reader Edition

In past articles in which your participation was not only requested but also helpful and humorous, I did not give the answers to questions which I have posed to you; so this article is the twenty-ninth of a series to do just that — along with links to the aforementioned articles…

Answers to Past Articles — Part 29: Reader Edition

…and the links are embedded in the titles of each section as well as within the sections themselves; so please click on the links in each section to take you to the original article — and this edition is entirely comprised of photographs which were contributed by readers of The Gate.

The Favorite Answer will usually be the correct answer by a reader of The Gate — along with a Favorite Comment from the same article which I found to be funny or informative.

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 141: Reader Edition

Photograph ©2022 by NB_ga.

At a shopping center recently, the first thing which came to the mind of NB_ga — who is a reader of The Gate — was why would a car be parked in a regular parking spot that anyone could use instead of a parking spot which was specifically reserved for people with a legitimate disability, as the car had a license plate that allowed the motorist to park in such a parking spot…

…and the car is not even parked straight in that parking spot.

Cars which do not have the proper license plate or official placard cannot be parked in parking spots which are reserved for people who are legitimately disabled; and the drivers could potentially be fined and have the motor vehicle impounded. Should the same fate occur for this person who did exactly the opposite?

Favorite answer by derek: “The driver of the car is probably handicapped as evidenced by the license plate. However, the driver might be disabled, as in reduced ability to park. The car is poorly centered in the space and not in either of the two handicapped parking spaces.

“I might comment about the next door space, which is vacant. That space is highly vulnerable to confused drivers who step on the gas pedal instead of the brake, crashing into the store. Unlike the Hong Kong Restaurant, which has some structure below the glass, the vacant store is completely glass and has no concrete parking stop.”

Favorite comment by Carmen Goskowicz: “There is a woman next to the car only in the window reflection, but not actually next to the car. Also, there is a car reflection ( on the left) on the window, but no actual car on the parking space in front of that left window. And, the ambulance tire is hitting the curb.”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 142: Reader Edition

Photograph ©2022 by Mi Rojo Muerta.

A closed store or booth adjacent to the legendary Luna Park amusement area in Coney Island in Brooklyn was the location of where the photograph in this article was taken by Mi Rojo Muerta — who is a reader of The Gate — as the banner had multiple things which were wrong with it.

The words daiquiri and refill were misspelled, and the grammar of the phrase Get your drink on souvenir cup is incorrect.

One might argue that fried Oreo cookies are also just plain wrong — but that is subjective.

Favorite answer by Thomas Richard Potter.: “If I ‘refil’ a ‘daquiri’ can I get it IN a souvenir cup?”

Favorite comment by DaninMCI: “Once you get your ‘Drink On’ you can get your ‘Groove On’ I’ll bet.”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 143: Reader Edition

Photograph provided by Jeannine Sohayda.

The photograph shown above was from five years ago when appeared on the Facebook feed of Jeannine Sohayda — who is a reader of The Gate — which is from a television while News 12 New Jersey was on the air…

…and apparently, half time during the big game required every minute of the break, as indicated by the dramatic Super Bowel. Perhaps the anchor person should have punted on this one — just for kicks, if nothing else.

If I were a toilet, I would hate to be the wide receiver in this game — if you know what I mean.

Favorite answer by derek: “There is nothing wrong with the photograph. It documents the seldom covered half-time period when Tom Brady of the Patriots had an explosive diarrhea attack in the locker room toilet while Lady Gaga was singing for the half-time. That is the Super Bowel part of the Super Bowl.”

Favorite comment by Jeannine: “Love your readers’ creativity!”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 144: Reader Edition

Photograph ©2022 by Chris Luth.

The funny thing about the photograph above — which was taken at a busy intersection in Nevada north of Las Vegas by a reader of The Gate named Chris Luth — is not so much the optical illusion of the two signs which seem to contradict each other, as the sign on the left indicates that no left turn or U turn is allowed even though motorists must turn left to head north on Clark County highway 215…

Photograph ©2022 by Chris Luth.

…but rather, the spacing of the letters and names of Clark County and Nevada struck him as simply awkward and bizarre. Why does the Y in Clark County drop out as though it were an orphan with body odor problems? The poor V in Nevada seems rather lonely as well. The spacing could have definitely been improved — as well as the design of the sign itself, arguably.

Favorite answer by derek: “This may be like some streets in Phoenix where a left turn is prohibited. Instead, one is forced to go past the intersection then make a u-turn (or is it a right turn?).

“Another possibility is that the sign wants to drive home that you are either in North Korea or the United States. In North Korea, you can never leave. In the US, it’s like the Hotel California where you have to pay the equivalent of estate tax to give up your citizenship. In other words, you can’t leave with all your money. In contrast, in the UK, you can leave the country and don’t have to pay income tax because the government won’t rescue you if you are taken by international terrorists as hostage. With the US, the federal government might rescue you or they might not.”

Favorite comment by DaninMCI: “It’s like the Billy Currington ‘Good Directions’ song lyrics met the big city 🙂

“‘I told her; “Way up yonder past the caution light
There’s a little country store with an old Coke sign
You got to stop in and ask Miss Bell for some of her sweet tea
Then a left will take you to the Interstate
But a right will bring you right back here to me‘”

What is Wrong With This Photograph? Part 145: Reader Edition

Source: Anonymous reader of The Gate.

We return to the town of Wytheville in Virginia, which is the place where a reader of The Gate — who wishes to remain anonymous — once again photographed something curious while traveling along a major highway recently and thought worthy of submitting for the latest in this series of articles: on this stretch of four different highways which share the same stretch of roadway, drivers are heading both north and south at the same time.— especially …

Prior to Exit 72 for Interstate 77 north, motorists are simultaneously heading north on both Interstate 81 and United States Highway 11 and south on both Interstate 77 and United States Highway 52. Heading both north and south in the same direction is technically impossible; but this is apparently one of the few areas in the United States with this anomaly where one can do so.

By the way: traffic is actually heading east on this stretch of highway.

Favorite answer and comment by derek: “The mile marker is not right. Since the road is meandering, which explains it being both a north and south interstate (2 highways merge for a distance), the mile marker cannot apply accurately to both highways. Fake news sign!”

Access to Past Articles in the What is Wrong With This Photograph? Series

You can refer to this definitive list of past articles of the What is Wrong With This Photograph? series of articles — which also includes articles which reveal the answers — and that list will be continuously updated as additional articles are written and posted here at The Gate. This is to ensure that future articles in this series are not encumbered with a long list of links — especially when viewing and reading them from a portable electronic device.

This will hopefully be considered a positive step towards the reading experience of The Gate on portable electronic devices. Your constructive input as a reader of The Gate is always appreciated.

Final Boarding Call

You are encouraged to submit photographs of your own for this feature at The Gate. When you do, please let me know if you want to have photography credit attributed to you — as well as what is the photograph; and when and where it was taken. If your photograph is selected, it will be featured in a future article here at The Gate.

Please continue submitting your photographs or screen shots!

All photographs ©2022 by various respective sources.

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