What Were They Thinking?


Everyone should have a hobby. Mine is collecting names of businesses that don’t make sense. Below are some real examples:

1. Icarus air Travel. Icarus only had one flight and it ended badly.

2. The Abelard School, a private academy. Abelard was best known for sleeping with a student.

3. Gandhi’s Fine Indian Cuisine. Gandhi was not a known to be a hearty eater or gourmand.

4. Mecca Jeans. Is it good idea to wear jeans at Mecca?

5. Ponce De Leon Federal Bank. Ponce De Leon supposedly went searching for the fountain of youth. Even though the story is not true, still that’s what his name means to most people. Would you trust him with your life savings?

4 thoughts on “What Were They Thinking?

  1. I’ve got one here in Jackson, MS: Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza and Ice Cream Joint. (Here’s the link.) If you remember, Sal’s Pizzeria is the restaurant in Spike Lee’s classic film Do The Right Thing; Spike Lee plays Mookie, the pizzeria’s delivery boy. The pizzeria is the scene of long-simmering racial tensions between white Italians and African Americans in the neighborhood. At the end of the movie, a race riot erupts at Sal’s, started when Mookie throws a garbage can through the restaurant’s window, and the pizzeria is burned to the ground and looted. Why anyone would name their pizzeria after this, in a city that’s infamous for its troubled racial politics, is beyond me. The pizza’s delicious, by the way.

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