Monday, September 18, 2006

Business: Bad Brand Names

What are the worst brand names of all time?

  • Hydrox cookies. It sounds like bleach, but it was actually the original sandwich cookie, ripped off by Oreo. (You can sign a petition to bring them back.)
  • Phillie Blunt. It's a cheap cigar, but sounds like a doobie. (Which may be its eventual use.)
  • Piggly Wiggly. Supermarkets are neither piggly nor wiggly.
  • Price Pfister. Faucets - or, as they say, pfaucets. That's pfunny, but it still sounds like a pfilthy pform of pfornication.
  • Gap and Old Navy are bad enough, but Forth & Towne is pretentious as all get out.

Completely unrelated: the White Stripes on "The Simpsons". It's a parody of the "Hardest Button To Button" video by Michel Gondry.

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