Signs of the Apocalypse

Things I saw in the last twelve hours:

While sitting at a stop light last night on the way to work behind an SUV, I noted the fact that the word "Sequoia" uses each of the vowels in the English language exactly once. How many other words can you say that about?

Spotted in the mail: A real estate advertisement for a condo in Washington, D.C.: 1350 square feet, asking $609,000. It had pictures and a description, along with the six-word disclaimer "Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed." Yup, that's Washington alright!

Spotted at the store while grocery shopping this morning: Singing toothbrushes. Yes, the toothbrushes have a song built into them, so you can brush along to your favorite singer. Among the choices: The Village People singing "Y.M.C.A." No, I'm not kidding.