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Old 05-23-2009, 05:40 AM   #41
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:17 AM   #42
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Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Taste.. (Oh yeah baby!!!) Growing up prior to easy access to pornography those Doublemint girls were really popular.
As I recall the jingle, it was "double you pleasure, double your fun" as the viewer observed the Doublemint twin gals in the background. It sure got my interest in buying some gum.

OK, my interest had nothing to do with gum...
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Old 05-24-2009, 01:25 PM   #43
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I can't buy "Deer Park" water. I think about deer running around like canada geese...

Yes, I know the name has nothing to do with the actual water source.
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About 10 years ago I worked a 4 or 5 month assignment in the Chicago burb of Long Grove and on my daily commute saw a billboard advertising the Ash-Wipe Chimney Sweeps.

It is still there
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Remember Zenith, "The Quality Goes In Before The Name Goes On"? I sold for them back then. Back in the shop we'd say, "The quality goes in before the name falls off".
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Cool. I was staying in Vernon Hills and as I recall the sign was on N Milwaukee Ave.
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Worked with some field engineers that installed mainframe computers that contained lots of Junkosha cables. Sometimes after long hours on a big install they were known to spontaneously break into song singing "Look For Junkosha Cables" to the melody of the "Look For the Union Label" song.
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There's a plumbing company in this area of the country (Ia.-Il. border) who's commercial is set to a little ditty that ends with: "..our number one is your number two." Really. So classless it's hysterical.
And then there are all those Fuk Kee Chinese restaurants all over the country. Fuk Kee must mean something in Chinese, but in English...hey....
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The Kyu family own a local noodle shop called Pho Kyu. "Pho" is a type of Vietnamese soup/noodles pronounced "fuh".
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Cool. I was staying in Vernon Hills and as I recall the sign was on N Milwaukee Ave.

Yep, it is on Milwaukee Ave - Vernon Hills, Wheeling, thereabouts - I've passed that sign many times.

Makes me wonder though, aren't most homes with fireplaces a bit more "up-scale"? So would up-scale clients really want to do business with a company with such a de-classe' sounding name? I dunno, the sign HAS been there a long time, so I guess they are doing OK.


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The Kyu family own a local noodle shop called Pho Kyu. "Pho" is a type of Vietnamese soup/noodles pronounced "fuh".
When I lived in California there was a joint called "Yuki Sushi."

Sort of like the urban legend about marketing the Chevy Nova in Latin America...
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It's not official, but most Canadians believe that Air Canada's motto is:

"We're not happy 'till you're not happy!"\

Judging by their customer service recently, I'd say it's correct, even if not official.
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Yep, it is on Milwaukee Ave - Vernon Hills, Wheeling, thereabouts - I've passed that sign many times.

Makes me wonder though, aren't most homes with fireplaces a bit more "up-scale"? So would up-scale clients really want to do business with a company with such a de-classe' sounding name? I dunno, the sign HAS been there a long time, so I guess they are doing OK.


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Yeah, I drive by that sign a couple times every week.

As for the name. I do have a fireplace at my house. If it needed cleaning I'm sure there would only be one chimney service who's name I would remember.
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It always amused me that all garbage trucks from Waste Management in south Florida had this huge sign : "we cater weddings".
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