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Topic: Funny Company Names
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Sep 9, 2010 08:46AM)
While eating breakfast a few minutes ago, I saw a truck for "Integrated Pest Control". This shows just how far we have come in the South, I guess... :P

What are some other funny company names you have run across?
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Sep 9, 2010 09:45AM)
Here in town we have one driving school named "Safety Drive" and another called "Funny Drive".

But my all time favorite I once saw on the island of Borkum. It was a fitness studio called:

[b]"Fit & Juicy"[/b]
Message: Posted by: Cyberqat (Sep 9, 2010 10:28AM)
Wang Computers.

A classic in my industry.
Message: Posted by: Steven Steele (Sep 9, 2010 10:40AM)
I thought of Wang as well. Some comedian had a great joke, which I won't repeat here about it. Always cracked me up.

We have a Septic Pumping Company locally named "Stinky's...No. 1 in the No. 2 Business"
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Sep 9, 2010 03:09PM)
We have Stinky's as well.

Hey, Wang was the old guys name. In San Jose is the Rucker Fuller building. Near where I live now we have The Best Little Hair House barber shop.
Message: Posted by: Olympic Adam (Sep 9, 2010 03:16PM)
Muff Divers

http://www.muffdivingclub.ie/

a diving club in a little place called Muff, hope this qualifies as a company!
I assume everyone knows what Muff Diving is (maybe it's not known all over the world?)
Message: Posted by: Jaz (Sep 9, 2010 03:41PM)
A. Duie Pyle is a Northeast Regional transportation provider.
Message: Posted by: gdw (Sep 9, 2010 04:02PM)
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On 2010-09-09 16:16, Olympic Adam wrote:
Muff Divers

http://www.muffdivingclub.ie/

a diving club in a little place called Muff, hope this qualifies as a company!
I assume everyone knows what Muff Diving is (maybe it's not known all over the world?)
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Lol, that's fantastic. I'm sure I've seen some interesting ones around town, but none are jumping to mind right now.
Message: Posted by: gdw (Sep 9, 2010 04:06PM)
Does this count? Herp-eeze
http://failblog.org/2010/09/09/epic-fail-photos-name-fail/
Message: Posted by: Freak Prodigy (Sep 9, 2010 04:11PM)
[quote]
On 2010-09-09 16:16, Olympic Adam wrote:
Muff Divers

http://www.muffdivingclub.ie/

a diving club in a little place called Muff, hope this qualifies as a company!
I assume everyone knows what Muff Diving is (maybe it's not known all over the world?)
[/quote]

There is a muffler shop in LA called "No Muff 2 Tuff"
Message: Posted by: Cyberqat (Sep 9, 2010 05:28PM)
[quote]
On 2010-09-09 16:09, MagicSanta wrote:
We have Stinky's as well.

Hey, Wang was the old guys name. In San Jose is the Rucker Fuller building. Near where I live now we have The Best Little Hair House barber shop.
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I know. But at the time it was (a) a less familiar name then it is now and (b) its still funny in a crude way.

You know, like Dick Butkiss is somebodies name out there too I'm sure... but its still funny.
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Sep 9, 2010 05:42PM)
I know of a laundromat with a bar, called Sudz-N-Booze.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Sep 9, 2010 05:52PM)
We had Sudz and Subz, which had sandwiches in the laundromat of course, outside our sub base.

In San Jose a restaurant opened and phonetically it was pronounced "!@#$ you", they had to change the name because it was just too close to many to be an accident.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hilly (Sep 9, 2010 09:52PM)
There's a dog grooming shop near me called "Doggie Styles".
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Sep 9, 2010 10:45PM)
Jeff, you remember when Wang tried to retire and his son almost destroyed the company? Then Wang died and that was that...they were part of that phony wannabe silicon highway in Mass.
Message: Posted by: Christopher Lyle (Sep 9, 2010 11:12PM)
[quote]
On 2010-09-09 18:28, Cyberqat wrote:

You know, like Dick Butkiss is somebodies name out there too I'm sure... but its still funny.
[/quote]

There was a race car driver named Dick Trickle...
Message: Posted by: Christopher Lyle (Sep 9, 2010 11:13PM)
...and in High School I dated a girl who's last name was Gaydick. I hope to God she got married and ended up with a better last name! lol!
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Sep 10, 2010 10:07AM)
When I was a kid in Calgary, my friend's dad worked for Universal Fastening Devices--a reasonable enough name. Their street sign was a large rotating letter U with a screw between the uprights.

John
Message: Posted by: AsL (Sep 10, 2010 10:11AM)
We have one of these located a few blocks down the street from where I'm currently living....

http://www.badasscoffee.com/storedirectory.php

All the Best,
Andrew
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Sep 10, 2010 10:22AM)
[quote]
On 2010-09-10 11:11, AsL wrote:
We have one of these located a few blocks down the street from where I'm currently living....

http://www.badasscoffee.com/storedirectory.php

All the Best,
Andrew
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We have this [url=http://www.badassjacks.com/]similarly named[/url] chain.
Message: Posted by: Big Jeff (Sep 10, 2010 12:10PM)
Bug Sluggers pest control
Message: Posted by: Olympic Adam (Sep 10, 2010 12:26PM)
Snooker player Willie Thorne has a very painful name
Message: Posted by: critter (Sep 10, 2010 12:42PM)
"Curl Up N' Dye" is a hair salon about two miles from my house.
We also used to have a "Milliways" espresso stand but that's only funny if you've read the Hitchhikers trilogy.
Message: Posted by: RS1963 (Sep 10, 2010 02:36PM)
When I was in Minn we passed by a lumber company named. Twig lumber.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Sep 10, 2010 02:41PM)
Curl Up n' Dye was stolen from The Blues Brothers (go tell 'em you are on to 'em Critter). It was the salon where the woman played by Carrie Fisher (smokin' hot back then) who was trying to kill Jake.

There use to be a gay bar in San Jose called Happy Feet. If you are hip to the lil' weird drawings from the early 70s like the 'Keep on Truckin' stuff you may recall happy feet being a pair of feet apart that are toes up and between then a pair of feet toes down. Figure it out. The sign for this bar had a teepee and the feet were both pairs toes down!
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Sep 10, 2010 11:25PM)
There used to be a gay bar here in Birmingham named, "Mabel's Beauty Parlor & Chainsaw Repair".

There is also, "Bobo's Pest Control". It makes me think of clowns with big shoes stomping on cockroahes.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Sep 10, 2010 11:42PM)
Not a company but street names. Just outside Carson City on 395 going toward Reno is Lone Pole Cat Road. The funeral home in Carson was on Graves Street, they changed the name to College Parkway though there is no college, there is a prison though. My dentist in San Jose is named Dr. Pepper and is on Crown Blvd.
Message: Posted by: Larry Bean (Sep 11, 2010 12:49AM)
I used to drive through Waycross, Georgia and would see sign for a Natural Gas or Propane Gas company named... Tuten Gas.
Message: Posted by: critter (Sep 11, 2010 01:19AM)
[quote]
On 2010-09-10 15:41, MagicSanta wrote:
Curl Up n' Dye was stolen from The Blues Brothers (go tell 'em you are on to 'em Critter). It was the salon where the woman played by Carrie Fisher (smokin' hot back then) who was trying to kill Jake.
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I knew I'd seen it somewhere before! That's even cooler.
There's a bar in Cheney right by the college called "The Library."
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Sep 11, 2010 09:09AM)
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On 2010-09-11 00:25, Michael Baker wrote:

There is also, "Bobo's Pest Control". It makes me think of clowns with big shoes stomping on cockroahes.
[/quote]

I was thinking that they make your money vanish.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Sep 11, 2010 04:03PM)
Dang I looooove Waycross Georgia. The opening to Smokey and the Bandit 2 was shot there. I lived down the street in St Mary's/Woodbine.

There was a bar in Morgan Hill, California across the the cemetary (my best friend who showed me the bar is now in that cemetary) called The Morgue, there is a sign on the outside that says "Come in and suck down a cold one"
Message: Posted by: mvmagic (Sep 12, 2010 04:52AM)
And there of course is the law firm Harness, Dickey & Pierce...though they usually go by "Harness Dickey" but still...
Message: Posted by: critter (Sep 12, 2010 12:04PM)
My girlfriends maiden name was Harness. Six degrees of corperation.
There used to be a restaurant here called "Dewey, Cheatem, and Howe" with three layers on the sign.
I think they got that from the 3 Stooges or Monty Python or something. Still funny though.
Of course, we also have Dick's burgers, which has been around since like the 50's. They have one in Seattle too but this time we were first.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Sep 12, 2010 03:10PM)
Outside of Sacramento was Murder Burger. They sold the place, I guess it did well, and the new owners then noticed that they didn't own the name (smart eh?). So now if you cruise down 80 toward Davis you'll see Redrum Burger.
Message: Posted by: jeffdell (Sep 13, 2010 11:12AM)
[quote]
On 2010-09-12 13:04, critter wrote:
My girlfriends maiden name was Harness. Six degrees of corperation.
There used to be a restaurant here called "Dewey, Cheatem, and Howe" with three layers on the sign.
I think they got that from the 3 Stooges or Monty Python or something. Still funny though.
Of course, we also have Dick's burgers, which has been around since like the 50's. They have one in Seattle too but this time we were first.
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According to Wikipedia, Tom and Ray Magliozzi (click and clack) of NPRs Car Talk have named their business corporation "Dewey Cheetham and Howe." There is actually a window in Harvard Square (Cambridge, MA) with a sign on the window for Dewey Cheetham and How :). As an avid Car Talk listener it is an ongoing joke in their credits.

Jeff
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Sep 13, 2010 11:51AM)
Years ago I saw a TV comedy sketch with the Lawyers Rosen, Krantz, Guild and Stern.

John
Message: Posted by: critter (Sep 13, 2010 03:40PM)
Awesome. I used to listen to Click n' Clack, that's funny.
I also just realized I spelled lawyers, "layers." Oops.
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Sep 13, 2010 03:42PM)
[quote]
On 2010-09-13 16:40, critter wrote:
Awesome. I used to listen to Click n' Clack, that's funny.
I also just realized I spelled lawyers, "layers." Oops.
[/quote]

Difference between a hen and a Lawyer?

Well a hen is always clucking defiance...
Message: Posted by: critter (Sep 13, 2010 05:39PM)
This is a pretty wrong video somebody made at Dick's hamburgers. NSFW. And just plain disturbing. Not really all that funny either.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HYy1lyLkf0

This is actually pretty funny though:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq3lk6zogtk&feature=related
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Sep 13, 2010 07:26PM)
There is an accounting firm in Jackson, Mississippi by the name of Tann, Brown, and Russ.
Message: Posted by: Cyberqat (Sep 13, 2010 11:34PM)
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On 2010-09-09 23:45, MagicSanta wrote:
Jeff, you remember when Wang tried to retire and his son almost destroyed the company? Then Wang died and that was that...they were part of that phony wannabe silicon highway in Mass.
[/quote]
Hey, I WORK in that "phony wannabe silicon highway in Mass."

Which isn't really fair. The area was important in mainframe and minicomputer days.

Its just the Intel and Microsoft beat them all.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Sep 13, 2010 11:46PM)
I know you work there Jeff! That's why I said it...Viva La Norwood!
Message: Posted by: Mick Ayres (Sep 14, 2010 10:52AM)
When I was much younger, there were two roadside diners near my hometown. One was called "Park & Blow" and the other was called "Chat & Chew". The former restaurant was so remote the lack of business closed it down. Naturally, it quickly became a place to park with your date.

Some things never change, though. Just down the road from where I reside today is an all-night diner called "Squat & Gobble". Go figure.
Message: Posted by: jeffdell (Sep 14, 2010 11:30AM)
I'm still a fan of the Road Kill Café :).

Jeff
Message: Posted by: George Ledo (Sep 14, 2010 12:39PM)
I love that name, "Road Kill Café."

When I was in school in MA years ago, there was a company by the name of "Poor Ambulance Service," owned by a guy named Peter Poor.

Actually, I love "Yahoo." It's like, "hey, I found it." Makes me want to start a search engine named Eureka. Unless somebody already beat me to it.
Message: Posted by: critter (Sep 14, 2010 01:33PM)
It's not one particular business, but I always thought "Christian Supply" was an odd thing to call a store. Like it's where you would go to buy Christians.
"How many you need today sir?"
"Oh just two, I had a big lunch."

I also laugh when I see "liquor & wine."
All I can think of is a dweeby guy going "Aw, she tastes like fish :( "
Message: Posted by: George Ledo (Sep 14, 2010 01:55PM)
[quote]
On 2010-09-14 14:33, critter wrote:
It's not one particular business, but I always thought "Christian Supply" was an odd thing to call a store. Like it's where you would go to buy Christians.
[/quote]
I could think of one of those right across the street from the Colosseum, a couple of thousand years ago. Location, location, location.
Message: Posted by: critter (Sep 14, 2010 02:04PM)
That was my first thought too, I just didn't want to raise any hackles.

Ironically, there is one right across the street from the Spokane Arena, which was called the Spokane Colleseum before it was rebuilt.
Message: Posted by: George Ledo (Sep 14, 2010 03:20PM)
That's okay, I'm a hackle-raiser from way back. :)
Message: Posted by: TomKMagic (Sep 14, 2010 08:38PM)
I recall while watching a football game at Western Michigan University, the electronic billboard showed an advertisement for "Steve's Steel Erection Company".
Message: Posted by: critter (Sep 14, 2010 08:42PM)
Also not a company name, but a local vacuum and pump repair shop has the slogan, "We fix things that suck."
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Sep 15, 2010 01:28AM)
Road Kill Café is the name of the entertainment area at the haunt where I've done my Halloween shows for the past 10 years.

There is a town in Illinois named Eureka. It's where Ronald Reagan went to college.

There used to be burger joint here called, "Fat Burgers". On the menu was a "Baby Fat Burger".

I also worked in a bar called "Sonova Beach"

There's a place up the road from me called "Dang's Alterations"
Message: Posted by: critter (Sep 15, 2010 01:17PM)
Fat Burger! We just got one here at the casino. I love that place.
They have Baby Fat, Mama Fat, all kinds of fats. And they shout is when you order it. They're labeled on the menu with the basic small-XXXL, but when you order a small they shout "BABY FAT!"
I've had the biggest one. It's terrifyingly huge. Then we went upstairs to the cigar bar. I can't believe I survived the night.
Thanks for the memories, man.
Message: Posted by: HerbLarry (Sep 15, 2010 02:48PM)
Go see Sid then head on over to FatBurger.
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