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    long time visiter Alfster's Avatar
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    Names of businesses that just sound wrong ...

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    Man Fatt Meat Store

    Used to be located on Broadview Avenue near Gerrard St in Toronto in the 80s. I loved riding past on the streetcar during high school.


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    Maxie Price Chevrolet Dealership.
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    ^^^
    All in my hometown and doing fairly well.

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    No Muff To Tuff, muffler shop.

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    When I moved here 18 years ago there was a restaurant called "Squat & Gobble".

    I wonder why it failed?
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    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

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    Moved somewhere new recently and have started to notice a company van with the surname "Rimmer" written in big letters on the side. Still makes me smile.

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    Wang Laboratories, Inc.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    "BJ Queen", a contractor in Inlet, NY. I always see their trucks with a picture of a very happy looking guy on the side...

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    Pen Island looked good on paper, but their net presence somehow changes the concept.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    "Two Moms in the Raw" snack foods
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    Locally, there's Swindle's Jewlery.

    The former local accountant named Cheatham is now in jail for stealing a few hundred thousand in clients' funds.

    On the web, there's this site that seems like it should go with the "Flatulence in the peleton" thread: http://www.speedofart.com/

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    Dr. Mangle practices dentistry in CO.

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    Tempe, Arizona has a pretty good bar / music venue called Long Wong's.

    "Long Wong's" Get it? Heh heh.
    "I heard the music and I wrote to it. Some people beat drums, some people strum guitars. It's all in the music you hear" ~ Hunter S. Thompson

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    long time visiter Alfster's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Dr. Mangle practices dentistry in CO.
    Lots of good ones. This is my favourite so far. Reminds me of another one I had posted here a couple of years ago. A doctors office in Saskatchewan called Dr. Zbeetnoff.

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    jsharr beat me to the Pen Island (www.penisland.com) company. (You can click it; it's safe and interesting.)

    Doesn't Iowa have Kum & Go gast stations?

    ETA: That URL is blocked at my work. Nice filter, considering the crap that isn't blocked here...
    Last edited by Siu Blue Wind; 11-22-10 at 04:29 PM. Reason: Making it safe. :)

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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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    sonata, I think you meant www.penisland.net. really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    sonata, I think you meant www.penisland.net. really.
    Oh, dangit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonataInFSharp View Post
    Oh, dangit.
    Smooth move there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    Smooth move there.
    Ya, especially this part: (You can click it; it's safe and interesting.)

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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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    Safe and interesting are relative terms and open to interpretation by the end user.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonataInFSharp View Post
    Doesn't Iowa have Kum & Go gast stations?
    We have those in Colorado too.
    "I heard the music and I wrote to it. Some people beat drums, some people strum guitars. It's all in the music you hear" ~ Hunter S. Thompson

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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Connell View Post
    We have those in Colorado too.
    Are they "safe" and "interesting"? nudge nudge, wink wink........
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Are they "safe" and "interesting"? nudge nudge, wink wink........
    Yes and no, respectively.

    A few months ago, a new one opened not too far from where I live and some people were genuinely outraged over the name. "It's disgusting - I'll never shop there" etc.
    "I heard the music and I wrote to it. Some people beat drums, some people strum guitars. It's all in the music you hear" ~ Hunter S. Thompson

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