I love this story! Just when I was despairing over the widespead ignorance in the U.S., Canada steps up.
In Vancouver, Mengfa International owns a commercial building, and in May 2015, agreed to lease it to Moby Dick Restaurant, a fish-and-chip franchise. The building council won’t allow it, though. They feel that the restaurant’s name is offensive, and its offensive sign would lower property values.
Asks Drew Curtis’s Fark: “What’s so offensive about “Moby”?
This is a Niggardly Principle classic.
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Boy, thank goodness the place didn’t use “Thar she blows!’ as a slogan…
I didn’t see that one coming!
Care to speculate on what they might think “Peter Sellers” is?
Or Howard Johnson?
Whose obscene but well-publicized nick-name was “The Big Unit.”
Okay, you brought this on yourselves…
“Joe’s Bar and Grill: Liquor in the front, Poker in the rear”
Yes, I did.
I worked with one Richard Wood and later know a second one. But the one that took the cake was Ben Ordover. I thought that name was fake. From what I understand, he was the inventor of the Columbia House marketing model.
By the way, this is not a joke. It is just an amazing coincidence.
Or Jack in the Box
I feel sorry for all the men named Dick and those with the last name Dick or Dickey. They join the ranks of sad women named Gay and people with the last name Gay.
It’s a hard world to get a break in, all the good names have been taken.
I know a man named Gaylord… It’s very… English… I suppose. But I don’t know what his parents were thinking.
Why do my teenage kids always giggle whenever they see the sign for The Gaylord Hotel? In this day and age I would think it is not funny (would have been funny to me at their age too, but that was a different time)
https://www.yelp.ca/biz/the-spotted-dick-toronto…More bad news from Canada 😦
I really hope the next tenant will be a Sofa King.
Now you all have me wondering what is actually sold at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Crotchless underwear?
Depends on how you define a ‘sport.’
Can you imagine what Christ must be thinking? “What… I hung on a cross for you and all you do is to try to think of semi-clever ways to make “Dick”, “Peter”, “Wood” “Bend Dover” and “Johnson” jokes?!. Oh, well, at least you didn’t elect that —–.”
Down here we have Dirty Dick’s Crab House and the spring breakers, those sober enough to remember to dress anyway, proudly wear their “I Got My Crabs At Dirty Dick’s” t-shirt. I guess opening a franchise in Vancouver is out of the question now.
Having second thoughts about opening the rally with that ”Thar she blows!” line? I should imagine it emboldened some to enter the fray. [It was funny!]
Nah, and I was counting on you to pick up the baton, Tom.
At your service, my liege.
Many have wondered for decades whether we are alone in the universe.
Well, I have discovered a secret document that explains that we actually received a message from deep space in 1971. The document states that it took forty-five years for our most secret agencies with their most powerful supercomputers to decode the message. The message was finally decoded in late November of 2016.
The message will seem strange to many but will be recognizable by those who were disc jockeys or were in cover bands in the 1970s: “Play Free Bird”.
I guess that they don’t read a lot of Melville in Canada although it’s probably banned to teach the novel in many high schools in the USA for obvious reasons. A great novel and a good idea for that name of a seafood restaurant. But I guess some pc idiots are running Vancouver.
Drew Curtis’s Dark? Shouldn’t that be the other way around.
–Jeff H.’s Phone
Of course my phone doesn’t know “Fark.”
Yep, it had to happen in Texas: http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/censorship/bannedbooksthatshapedamerica
Ta, Wayne – you just gave me a great trivia question: What do Yugoslavia, East Germany, South Korea and Boston have in common?
Of course, this happened today:
Woody Johnson, the billionaire owner of the New York Jets who endorsed President-Elect Donald J. Trump after at first supporting Jeb Bush, will become the U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, a transition official confirmed Thursday.
Thank you, Jack, for following me with your oops-er scooper.
To GB, of all placed, where his name will be found especially titillating. I think Trump did it on purpose, after Biteme McStinkface turned the job down.
Jolly good one, sire!
I think it proves that “The Don” reads this blog. Given his inability not to say something about everything, he must have an alias. Which of the long-term commenters could this be?
ooohhh! ME! ME! come on, pick me!
One more thing for the PC crowd to ‘blubber’ about.