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Fun With Internet Names

Crabby Old Lady has had a tiring week. As excellent as Elderblogger PhoneCon was on Tuesday, six hours on the phone pretty well wiped out Crabby, who didn’t get much else done the rest of the day.

On Wednesday evening, she joined a friend for dinner at a local restaurant and although she had the normal two glasses of wine with her meal, she forgot to take her aspirin and drink water at home, so she woke up with a mildly annoying hangover on Thursday.

That day brought the discovery that nearly four months of email at Crabby's secondary email address had not downloaded to her computer from the server. She is still plowing through hundreds of messages and again offers apologies to all the people she had not responded to yet.

Additionally, Crabby has been preparing for a new, regular writing assignment at another website which she will soon tell you about, and you may have noticed that after a hiatus of several weeks, Crabby’s had a lot to complain about on TGB in the past ten days or so - a lot of writing to do.

Plus, as Crabby follows the current election campaign, the behavior of candidates throughout the country (see yesterday's post for only two small examples) has so disheartened her that she is coming to believe there is hardly any hope of getting a Congress that is even slightly less than embarrassing. Dear god, do any of them think of anything beyond money-grubbing, sex and their own bloated egos?

Crabby Old Lady is one tired puppy, and she needs a little light fun. Maybe you do too.

Right on cue Estelle, who is a blog reader and not a blogger (yet), although she is a writer, sent the list below of – well, some unfortunate but funny internet domain names. Crabby understands how a hapless choice might be made without immediately realizing it. What she can’t figure out is why, once it is noticed, it isn’t changed. But that just makes more fun for us.

To add to your enjoyment, Crabby has replaced the URLs in the original list with links to the websites because if you don’t catch the error from the site name, the surprise is funnier. If you miss any, check the address bar at the top of your browser when you reach the website. [NOTE FOR DELICATE SENSIBILITIES: A couple of these are a little racier than what is usually published on TGB.]

Here, then, is the list from Estelle:

“Everyone knows that if you are going to operate a business in today's world you need a domain name. It is, however, advisable to look at the domain name selected as others will see it and not just as you think it looks.

"Failure to do this may result in situations such as the following (legitimate) companies who deal in everyday, humdrum products and services but clearly didn't give their domain names enough consideration.”

  1. A site called Who Represents where you can find the name of the agent that represents a celebrity
  2. Experts Exchange, a knowledge base where programmers can exchange advice and views
  3. Looking for a pen? Look no further than Pen Island
  4. Need a therapist? Try Therapist Finder
  5. Then of course, there's the Italian Power Generator company
  6. And now, we have the Mole Station Native Nursery, based in New South Wales. Well, the URL in this case is okay; read the name of the company carefully.
  7. If you're looking for computer software, there's always this company
  8. Welcome to the First Cumming Methodist Church
  9. Then, of course, there's these brainless art designers, and their Speed of Art
  10. Looking for a great vacation spot? Try Go Tahoe

Comments

Our small town bank just added a website - www.gwjonesexchangebank.com

Ronni--I'll come back to the listing, later; but, for now, I just want to know how you faired the high winds, yesterday/last night.

Maybe this is why the tutorial made such an issue of previewing the page before uploading it...

Cop Car: I hear there were some power outages in Maine and the winds were amazingly fierce on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday was particularly spectacular with sheets of rain to go with the wind.

Ollie and I were safe and cozy inside and I enjoyed hanging out the covered deck watching and hearing how ferocious nature can be.

Thanks for asking...

Referring to Crabby's frustration with Election 2006, the Cranky Old Broad shares her pain! Ohio, what some say is a swing State, has its usual array of losers calling each other names like 6-year-olds and throwing so much mud the issues are no longer apparent. I am sad and angry and appalled. And I don't know what I'm going to do on Election Day. Figuring out which is the lesser of two evils is damn near impossible.

I have gotten the ugly task of voting over with by absentee ballot. For Governor of Georgia I held my nose and chose the lesser of two evils, Purdue, the incumbent. Our congressman, John Lewis was not up for reelection, nor were our two senators.

Anyway it is done for now.

Some hilarious bloopers here, but some I didn't "get". Thanks for the chuckles.

As for elections, it's very frustrating and sad when one has to vote for the lesser of evils - happens here in Canada too!

These funnies surely deliver some much needed laughs! This is better than one of my habits of reading road signs, advertising billboards, which often can be good for a hearty laugh or two.

Then, the wording in newspaper ads can be, too. One I recall from many years ago from an ad to provide laundry services read:
"Why kill your wife? Let me do the dirty work."

I laughed. Had to click through to the italian power generation site before I got the joke.

I, like fp, had to go to the Italian Power Generation site to get the joke (understandably)--also the software company. I burst out cackling (no such thing as a refined titter in my family) at the software company!

Ronni--I must not have been fully awake, this morning; but, Portland was specifically mentioned on the radio, concerning high winds. That's why I thought to check up on you. Glad you and Ollie were tucked in.

These are all amusing, Ronni. Thanks for the chuckle tonight.

Had fun with these! Some took me time to figure out.

Thanks for a needed chuckle. I'm still working on a couple of them. I guess my funny bone is out to lunch.

Too funny! I'd seen the Pen Island one before and thought: "If this is for real, they HAVE to know!" It took me forever to get "pen" "island" out of the url! But the "sexexchanges" are funny, too.

Ronni

Just wanted to let you know that there is a mistake in the list. The actual URL for Experts Exchange is www.experts-exchange.com If you leave out the hyphen it will direct you to some generic portal page. I guess the site owners thought about this some time ago. :)

I still chuckle about it sometimes though whenever I'm at the site searching for programming advice.

Thank you, Gary. It's fixed.

My favourite is the Italian one, without a doubt!! Thanks for these Ronni!

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