Funky Foto Contest Week 54


I thought last week was real obscure…and I was wrong! This week should put you to the test too, or will it? This symbol designates a specific neighborhood in Foster City. The question is which one? This weeks winner will receive a $30.00 gift certificate to one of Foster City’s newest restaurants, Otake Japanese Restaurant at Beach Park Plaza. This is a really nice looking, upscale place. I’m looking forward to trying it myself. On a small side note, I’m always surprised how many restaurants have no clue about gift certificates. I ask and they always seem to look at me like I’m asking if their waitresses can wear a tutu while I’m there. Complete incomprehension. Anyway…where were we?

The winner as well as all other correct answers will be published on Monday morning. Any and all funny jokes, humorous quips, barbs or kind of appropriate jibes will be published immediately. All the rules of the road are available to see on the bar above as well as on the left hand margin.  Have a great weekend!


  1. harish says:

    Jim, Is this Schooner bay ?

  2. Erika Jahnke says:

    Bayporte Sign?

  3. Jim Minkey says:

    Sorry Harish. Keep trying! This is a hard one…I think

  4. A sailor meets a pirate in a bar, and they take turns recounting their adventures at sea. Noting the pirate’s peg-leg, hook, and eye patch The sailor asks “So, how did you end up with the peg-leg?”

    The pirate replies “We was caught in a monster storm off the cape and a giant wave swept me overboard. Just as they were pullin’ me out, a school of sharks appeared and one of ‘em bit me leg off”.

    “Blimey!” said the sailor. “What about the hook”?

    “Ahhhh…”, mused the pirate, “We were boardin’ a trader ship, pistols blastin’ and swords swingin’ this way and that. In the fracas me hand got chopped off.”

    “Zounds!” remarked the sailor. “And how came ye by the eye patch”?

    “A seagull droppin’ fell into me eye”, answered the pirate.

    “You lost your eye to a seagull dropping?” the sailor asked incredulously.

    “Well…” said the pirate, “ was me first day with the hook.”

  5. cbtoday says:

    at the townhome community at balboa ln.

  6. An American businessman was standing at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish.

    “How long it took you to catch them?” The American asked.

    “Only a little while.” The Mexican replied.

    “Why don’t you stay out longer and catch more fish?” The American then asked.

    “I have enough to support my family’s immediate needs.” The Mexican said.

    “But,” The American then asked, “What do you do with the rest of your time?”

    The Mexican fisherman said, “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, take a siesta with my wife, Maria, stroll into the village each evening where I sip wine and play guitar with my amigos, I have a full and busy life, señor.”

    The American scoffed, “I am a Harvard MBA and could help you. You should spend more time fishing and with the proceeds you buy a bigger boat, and with the proceeds from the bigger boat you could buy several boats, eventually you would have a fleet of fishing boats.”

    “Instead of selling your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the consumers, eventually opening your own can factory. You would control the product, processing and distribution. You would need to leave this small coastal fishing village and move to Mexico City, then LA and eventually NYC where you will run your expanding enterprise.”

    The Mexican fisherman asked, “But señor, how long will this all take?”

    To which the American replied, “15-20 years.”

    “But what then, señor?”

    The American laughed and said, “That’s the best part. When the time is right you would announce an IPO and sell your company stock to the public and become very rich, you would make millions.”

    “Millions, señor? Then what?”

    The American said slowly, “Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, take a siesta with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your amigos…”

  7. Jim Minkey says:

    You’re in the ballpark cbtoday. You’re warm…but not quite

  8. Dana Ferri says:

    Is it a sign at The Islands neighborhood?

  9. Jim Minkey says:

    Again, close but no cigar. I.m looking for the specific name too

  10. Isle cove

  11. Ranjana says:

    Ryan Park boat area

  12. Narayanan says:

    Lodo lane boat launch area

  13. Jim Minkey says:

    We’ve officially broken the noon barrier…no winner yet! Maybe I’ll use the certificate! (actually Erika Jahnke got it…but she’s ineligible

  14. cbtoday says:

    The Islands COmplex

  15. cbtoday says:

    Promontory Point condo complex

  16. Lesley says:

    Otto B Workin-Comment Number 5! I have been telling that story for years but it had an Italian fisherman. I love love that story- thanks for printing it here!! We all need to hear it again.
    Seize the day!!

  17. Boat area on lido lane

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