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Turkbear (TechnicalUser) (OP)
28 Aug 10 13:05
Hi,
Is there enough interest to start a thread on this topic?

To start, some of my favorites are:

Paddy O'Furniture  (Outdoor furniture and accessories)

MesmerEyes   ( Optical shop at Bellagio in Vegas )


Medium Well Done   ( Graphic Design/Advertising firm)


 

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kwbMitel (TechnicalUser)
28 Aug 10 14:15
Maybe. I know of one.

In Yreka California, Yreka Bakery

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BadBigBen (MIS)
29 Aug 10 7:05
Sometimes I feel the same:
Effin Computers ~ On Site Computer Repair, Connecticut

I knew pizza was good, but this good:
Pizza Orgasmica & Brewing Co ~ San Francisco, CA

Well, having lived in the south, "If you hit it, you spit it!":
Roadkill Cafe - Seligman, AZ
"You kill'em, we grill'em!"

No comment:
S&M Amusements, Inc. - Gray, TN

Ouch, and still paying for it:
pms® mortgage - UK/Ireland
 

Ben
"If it works don't fix it! If it doesn't use a sledgehammer..."
How to ask a question, when posting them to a professional forum.
Only ask questions with yes/no answers if you want "yes" or "no"

Noway2 (Programmer)
29 Aug 10 8:24
One company I worked for had a client company named: Erection Services.  Of course it was a construction company that did iron work, but it was still good for laugh, if not a good time.

 
BadBigBen (MIS)
29 Aug 10 12:23
oh was going to post the following:



I found it interesting when I saw it on the back of a German station-wagon (years ago)...

Ben
"If it works don't fix it! If it doesn't use a sledgehammer..."
How to ask a question, when posting them to a professional forum.
Only ask questions with yes/no answers if you want "yes" or "no"

Helpful Member!  Annihilannic (MIS)
30 Aug 10 2:52
Not so much the name as the slogan for this computer/technical consultancy:

Gizmo - "We've read the manuals!"

There was another good one for a driving school which I think I posted elsewhere on these forums... but can't remember it for the life of me...

Annihilannic.

2ffat (Programmer)
30 Aug 10 7:52
Flea-N-Tique - Flea market and antique store.

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

SkipVought (Programmer)
30 Aug 10 10:19



My wife's, infants and toddlers resale shop...

Cherished Seconds

Skip,

glassesJust traded in my old subtlety...
for a NUANCE!tongue

SantaMufasa (TechnicalUser)
30 Aug 10 11:56
Among my favorites here locally:

Just Desserts -- a shop specializing in "afters".

Cool Beans -- shop specializing in iced coffees.

Ground Up -- regular coffee shop

Nacho Mama's -- Cheese on chips as a specialty

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
[I provide low-cost, remote Database Administration services: www.dasages.com]
"Beware of those that seek to protect you from harm or risk. The cost will be your freedoms and your liberty."

gaylec54 (TechnicalUser)
30 Aug 10 12:34
Oklahoma-based typesetting company:

OK Type -- "Oklahoma is OK, but the TYPE is excellent!"
Sympology (MIS)
31 Aug 10 9:03
Indian resturant in Shirley, Birmingham.
"The Shirley Temple"


Again, not the name but the slogan. Now seen it in a fish and chip shop, as well for a building company.

"You've tried the cowboys, now try the Indians"

Robert Wilensky:
We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.

 

Annihilannic (MIS)
31 Aug 10 20:00
I remember the driving school now: Driveology

Annihilannic.

2ffat (Programmer)
1 Sep 10 8:37
Prissy Hippy Beauty Shop I would have never associated "prissy" with "hippy" so I find this rather humorous.

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

ChrisHunt (Programmer)
1 Sep 10 9:52
A friend's been to an Indian restaurant in Birmingham called Balti Towers.

My favourite is the chip shop in Repton called Good Buy Mr Chips - there's a famous public school in the village where they filmed a TV version of the novel it alludes to

 

-- Chris Hunt
Webmaster & Tragedian
Extra Connections Ltd

Annihilannic (MIS)
1 Sep 10 21:57
Both excellent, Chris!

2ffat, that reminds me of one near us: Beauty's a Curse

Not really a business, but I think the name of this psy-trance DJ is great: Psychovsky

Annihilannic.

Turkbear (TechnicalUser) (OP)
2 Sep 10 1:15
Hi,
Another optical shop:

InVision

(Must be the vision part that facilitates creativity - it would be harder for a butcher, for instance)

 

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philhege (Programmer)
2 Sep 10 8:05
My buddy's excavation service:

John, the Town Hoe

-------++NO CARRIER++-------
 

LFCfan (Programmer)
2 Sep 10 8:16
There's a hairdresser salon in Leeds, UK (and probably a fair few other places) called Curl Up And Dye

~LFCfan
Short stories, mainly in fantasy/SF settings.
Come along and tell me what you think of the worlds I build!

SkipVought (Programmer)
2 Sep 10 9:04

Bakery shoppe...

We Knead Your Dough

Sausage Shoppe...

Best Wurst

Antique Shoppe...

Den of Antiquity

 

Skip,

glassesJust traded in my old subtlety...
for a NUANCE!tongue

hjgoldstein (Programmer)
2 Sep 10 10:00
Sandwich bar (fantastic) in Glasgow called Piece

which is Glasgow slang for Sandwich.

Guardian Review

It is time for pacifists to stand up and fight for their beliefs.

flapeyre (Programmer)
2 Sep 10 10:26
An oyster bar in the One Shell Square office building in New Orleans:

Half Shell Square

Not far from where I live, there is an alligator farm called the Insta-Gator Ranch & Hatchery.

-- Francis
Et cognoscetis veritatem, et veritas liberabit vos.

gaylec54 (TechnicalUser)
2 Sep 10 10:36
Name of a Vietnamese noodle shop:

Pho'nomenal
2ffat (Programmer)
2 Sep 10 11:54
My wife tried to start a bakery business this summer with a friend of hers. They named it Two Old Ladies and an Oven.
 

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

SantaMufasa (TechnicalUser)
2 Sep 10 14:22
My sister, Rebecca, had a iced-cinnamon-roll business named, Becca's Buns.

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
[I provide low-cost, remote Database Administration services: www.dasages.com]
"Beware of those that seek to protect you from harm or risk. The cost will be your freedoms and your liberty."

Michael52x (TechnicalUser)
3 Sep 10 14:14
Here's a crude one:
Puke Framing, You Design It, We Throw It Up
I actually worked for the guy a couple of years.
We did good jobs mostly in Beverly Hills. $$$$$$$$$$$$!

"Impatience will reward you with dissatisfaction" RMS Cosmics'97

addy (TechnicalUser)
6 Sep 10 8:11
Here in Hull there's a small bakery store opened. The name of which is written in the exact style of a certain popular '80s film and is called:

Top Bun

Love it.


 
Scott24x7 (Programmer)
6 Sep 10 9:51
Fukuoka House of Pearls

has always made me chuckle...
 

Best Regards,
Scott

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, and no simpler."hammer

Sympology (MIS)
6 Sep 10 11:20
A mobile caterers was something along the lines of "Debbies Big Baps" whose slogan was

Spoiler:

Nothing like a good stuffing with a big pork sausage

Seeemed to be frequented by truckers and hairy bikers.

Good food though.

Robert Wilensky:
We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.

 

Turkbear (TechnicalUser) (OP)
6 Sep 10 11:58
Hi,
Mayslak's Butcher shop in Minnesota had this on its trucks:

Spoiler:


"Nobody beats Mayslak's meat"

 

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flapeyre (Programmer)
6 Sep 10 13:40
Turkbear: that's a common theme among butchers. Same thing in New Orleans with Wagner's Meat, only they gave out bumper stickers.

-- Francis
Et cognoscetis veritatem, et veritas liberabit vos.

Turkbear (TechnicalUser) (OP)
6 Sep 10 14:45
Hi,
Thanks for the info..I guess no one would tell a butcher not to do that ( They know how to dismember wink )

 

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BadBigBen (MIS)
6 Sep 10 18:48
You see these bumper stickers on German trucks (lorries for the UK-English speakers) a lot:

Hidden:

Mine is 18m long...

Ben
"If it works don't fix it! If it doesn't use a sledgehammer..."
How to ask a question, when posting them to a professional forum.
Only ask questions with yes/no answers if you want "yes" or "no"

SamBones (Programmer)
7 Sep 10 18:33
Then there's the guy telling people to come on down to The BBQ'r...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bdEx7fto_w

(NSFW)



 
flapeyre (Programmer)
7 Sep 10 20:52
Every radiator repair shop is. . .

Spoiler:

. . .the best place to take a leak!

-- Francis
Et cognoscetis veritatem, et veritas liberabit vos.

Turkbear (TechnicalUser) (OP)
11 Sep 10 23:10
A specialty bakery in Scottsdale, AZ is called:

Nothing Bundt Cakes

And they do them very, very well...Yum licklips

 

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2ffat (Programmer)
21 Sep 10 13:47
I forgot about Big A** Fans. We use their Powerfoil fans in our mills. They look like upside-down helicopter fans. Take a gander at their logo, too.
 

James P. Cottingham
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I'm number 1,229!

Turkbear (TechnicalUser) (OP)
21 Sep 10 14:16
Hi,
One more from a Vegas jewelry store:

  BeJeweled

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zarkon4 (MIS)
21 Sep 10 16:11
A road side bait store on the way to a conservation area.

The Master Baitor
FatSlug (Programmer)
22 Sep 10 9:52
"Head Gardener" for a hair dressers where I live!

I like work.  It fascinates me.  I can sit and look at it for hours...

acl03 (MIS)
22 Sep 10 10:13
Sun of a Beach tanning salon.

Thanks,
Andrew

smarty Hard work often pays off over time, but procrastination pays off right now!

SantaMufasa (TechnicalUser)
22 Sep 10 15:35
James,

Cool looking fans !

Quote (James):

They look like upside-down helicopter fans.
If your post appeared in any other forum, we'd have to let this slide. But since it is here in the linguistically illustrious Making an Impression forum, I believe that we must draw a distinction between:

They look like upside-down helicopter fans. -- meaning, "fans for upside-down helicopters",

versus what I believe is your intention:

They look like upside-down-helicopter fans. -- meaning, "the fans have the appearance of an upside-down helicopter".

Am I correct?

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
[I provide low-cost, remote Database Administration services: www.dasages.com]
"Beware of those that seek to protect you from harm or risk. The cost will be your freedoms and your liberty."

2ffat (Programmer)
22 Sep 10 15:52
You know, I've never seen an upside-down helicopter but I believe the orientation of an upside-down-helicopter fan would be the same as a fan for an upside-down helicopter. blush I get your meaning, though. winky smile

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

SantaMufasa (TechnicalUser)
22 Sep 10 16:10
<Totally off into the weeds>

Quote (James):

I've never seen an upside-down helicopter ...
Let's resolve that omission from your life by clicking this link.2thumbsup

</Totally off into the weeds>

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
[I provide low-cost, remote Database Administration services: www.dasages.com]
"Beware of those that seek to protect you from harm or risk. The cost will be your freedoms and your liberty."

2ffat (Programmer)
23 Sep 10 8:20
Cool! I had always been told that was impossible and the helicopter loses upward thrust in that position and the blades tend to flex uncontrollably. Of course, that was back in the 70's.

James P. Cottingham
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I'm number 1,229!

SamBones (Programmer)
23 Sep 10 12:46
Radio control helicopters can do some insane aerobatics that no "real" helicopter could do. Inverted flight is pretty common. The blades can be given both a positive and negative angle of attack, so it can produce thrust both up and down in relationship to the heli.

Here's a good example of what they can do...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi7G-VzU2r4




 
RCorrigan (MIS)
23 Sep 10 13:18
SantaMufasa
I read your post way too fast ........ I'd got you

"Totally off it on weed"

thought you'd done the DIY meds route smile

 

<Do I need A Signature or will an X do?>

p5wizard (IS/IT--Management)
23 Sep 10 14:53
But why on earth (or in the sky for that matter) would you want a fan in a helicopter - upside down OR right side up???

p5
SamBones (Programmer)
24 Sep 10 13:29

Quote (p5wizard):

But why on earth (or in the sky for that matter) would you want a fan in a helicopter - upside down OR right side up???

I'm a big helicopter fan! I get in them as often as I can. bigsmile


 
BadBigBen (MIS)
24 Sep 10 19:41
Sam,

I hope you are not the rotary type... winky smile

Ben
"If it works don't fix it! If it doesn't use a sledgehammer..."
How to ask a question, when posting them to a professional forum.
Only ask questions with yes/no answers if you want "yes" or "no"

p5wizard (IS/IT--Management)
25 Sep 10 5:18
Sam, not that kind of fan, an AMD type fan...

p5
2ffat (Programmer)
26 Sep 10 13:52
Kiss of Ink Tattoos and a few feet away Tattoo Removal

Not really a business but a political sign. In Virginia, we have a Robert Hurt running for congress. His signs can be inferred as a political statement as much as anything else: HURT U.S. Congress.
 

James P. Cottingham
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I'm number 1,229!

Turkbear (TechnicalUser) (OP)
26 Sep 10 14:36
Hi,
A fabric and notions shop:

Sew and Sew

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Welshbird (IS/IT--Management)
27 Sep 10 10:26
The laudry service where my folks live (which is a small seaside town) is called Bay Wash.

Fee

"The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea." Isak Dinesen

SkipVought (Programmer)
27 Sep 10 10:32



Quote:

Bay Wash
with a sign...

No Hassle Off!



 

Skip,

glassesJust traded in my old subtlety...
for a NUANCE!tongue

flapeyre (Programmer)
27 Sep 10 13:35
How about Macbeth Dry Cleaners - "Out, damned Spot!"

-- Francis
Et cognoscetis veritatem, et veritas liberabit vos.

SkipVought (Programmer)
27 Sep 10 13:41


Too much toil & trouble!

Skip,

glassesJust traded in my old subtlety...
for a NUANCE!tongue

KenCunningham (TechnicalUser)
28 Sep 10 5:16
I always thought it a stroke of marketing genius for Specsavers opticians to sponsor the Scottish Premier Football League, given fans' propensity to hurl imprecations suggesting the referee's eyesight might not be exactly 20/20.

The internet - allowing those who don't know what they're talking about to have their say.

john434 (MIS)
1 Oct 10 11:39
Thought i'd add one.

Don't forget the "Well hung" Meat Company in devon, UK
Annihilannic (MIS)
6 Oct 10 17:51
Body Suit Alterations... a physical trainer.

Annihilannic.

SantaMufasa (TechnicalUser)
7 Oct 10 14:13
Two brothers (with excellent senses of humor) here in the Salt Lake City area, both went to medical school. One became a psychiatrist, the other a proctologist.

They went into practice together and wanted to come up with a clever slogan for their "shingle". They ran a little contest for people to make motto suggestions. The top finishers:

3rd Place: Nuts and Butts
2nd Place: Heads and Tails
1st Place: Odds and Ends
 

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
[I provide low-cost, remote Database Administration services: www.dasages.com]
"Beware of those that seek to protect you from harm or risk. The cost will be your freedoms and your liberty."

BillyRayPreachersSon (Programmer)
7 Oct 10 14:30

There used to be an art gallery near Gray's Inn Rd called "Gallery Singleton". Whether the owner was called Singleton or not I don't know.

I guess this won't mean much to the young'uns (god - how old do I sound!) or those who don't know the presenters of Blue Peter (including Valerie Singleton).

Dan

 

Coedit Limited - Delivering standards compliant, accessible web solutions

Dan's Page @ Code Couch: http://www.codecouch.com/dan/

Code Couch Snippets & Info: http://www.codecouch.com/

The Out Atheism Campaign
 

Turkbear (TechnicalUser) (OP)
7 Oct 10 14:33
Hi,
Gosh, I always thought that was a STD wink

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p5wizard (IS/IT--Management)
7 Oct 10 15:10
Santa, so they have the ideal practice for anal retentive cases, whatever the cause may be for any given patient...
winky smile

p5
LeeMcCauslin (MIS)
13 Oct 10 17:01
Maaaaaaaaaaaany years ago when I was teen I had to get my hair cut at the UFO Hairport in Duncanville, TX.  It was pretty spacey.

Quote (Cool Hand Luke):

"Dyin'? Boy, He can have this little life any time He wants to. Do Ya hear that? Are ya hearin' it? Come on. You're welcome to it, Ol' Timer. Let me know You're up there. Come on. Love me, hate me, kill me, anything. Just let me know it... I'm just standin' in the rain talkin' to myself."

2ffat (Programmer)
1 Nov 10 11:25
Saw this near Charleston, West Virginia: Not My Junque.
 

James P. Cottingham
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I'm number 1,229!

flapeyre (Programmer)
1 Nov 10 15:08
There used to be a movie theatre in Metaire, Louisiana, called the Sena Mall (despite not being near any shopping mall, however, it was one block from Sena Drive:

Spoiler:

If you've seen one, you've Sena Mall (seen 'em all).

-- Francis
Et cognoscetis veritatem, et veritas liberabit vos.

2ffat (Programmer)
8 Nov 10 11:26
I'm still not certain if this is the name of the place or just a saying on a large sign in front of it: God Loves A Smiling Face. It's an orthodontist's office.

James P. Cottingham
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I'm number 1,229!

blister911 (MIS)
10 Nov 10 15:23

EX-STINK - sewage and drainage company

   
Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

flapeyre (Programmer)
10 Nov 10 15:37
There's also the UCM Museum (pronounced you see 'em).

-- Francis
Et cognoscetis veritatem, et veritas liberabit vos.

tcsbiz (Programmer)
12 Nov 10 9:53
I live in a city surrounded by farm land. There is a septic waste hauler named "The Pooper Scooper". Their trucks carry the motto: "You Dump, We Pump".

 
2ffat (Programmer)
13 Nov 10 16:54
[off-topic]We always called septic waste haulers, Honey Wagons because "you always catch more flies with honey than vinegar."[/off-topic].
 

James P. Cottingham
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I'm number 1,229!

GSCaupling (TechnicalUser)
15 Nov 10 23:05

A friend calls his:  "Harrington Information Management"

He liked the idea of the client saying, "This is screwed up.  We need to call HIM.  Does anyone have HIM's number?"

GS

******^*******
 I HateAmbiguity.

BadBigBen (MIS)
16 Nov 10 5:10

Quote:

Does anyone have HIM's number?

011-39-06-698-8xxxx
    

 

Ben
"If it works don't fix it! If it doesn't use a sledgehammer..."
How to ask a question, when posting them to a professional forum.
Only ask questions with yes/no answers if you want "yes" or "no"

hairlessupportmonkey (IS/IT--Management)
16 Nov 10 8:11
I saw a clothes shop in Thailand called Bai Porn

ACSS - SME

GSCaupling (TechnicalUser)
16 Nov 10 22:16
Ben,

That's for Him, not H.I.M.  smile

GS

******^*******
 I HateAmbiguity.

BadBigBen (MIS)
17 Nov 10 2:05
GS,

ooopss.. my bad... winky smile

Ben
"If it works don't fix it! If it doesn't use a sledgehammer..."
How to ask a question, when posting them to a professional forum.
Only ask questions with yes/no answers if you want "yes" or "no"

lbass (TechnicalUser)
21 Nov 10 15:02
A couple more:

InnuWindow - a window treatments store.

LaundroMutt - a dog-washing facility in Cambridge, MA

-LB
tcsbiz (Programmer)
22 Nov 10 10:05
I also have a dog wash in my area. It's really a dog wash, a car wash, and a laundromat in one.

The name is U.R. Washin' Stuff

(a take-off of H.R. Puffinstuff).

turkey
BadBigBen (MIS)
22 Nov 10 11:25
in Tucson, there used to be a store (don't know if it still exists) called "Puff-n-Stuff", they carried:

the stuff: Comic books, Hack-n-Slay gamer gear

the puff: paraphernalia (bongs, pipes, papers, etc.)

 

Ben
"If it works don't fix it! If it doesn't use a sledgehammer..."
How to ask a question, when posting them to a professional forum.
Only ask questions with yes/no answers if you want "yes" or "no"

nodrog77 (Programmer)
27 Jan 11 1:39
"House of Balscheit"
- Secondhand Furniture & Homewares (the expensive type) in St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia.
Annihilannic (MIS)
17 May 11 20:21
I think flyboytim's company name belongs in this thread... smile

Annihilannic.

himdp (TechnicalUser)
18 May 11 0:58
Suffolk and Watt - UK book publisher

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