Friday, October 06, 2006

As many of you are aware, I'm 100% on board with the oppression and enslavement of other species. It looks like I'm not alone in this.
A group of scientists has figured out how to coat biological viruses with platinum. After the bling is applied, they are coaxed into lining up to create super-tiny microprocessors.
Of course, using viruses for any type of experiment invariably ends up in either apocalypse or rampant zombie-ism. I think it is a fair trade-off if we can squeeze a few more frames per second out of some blistering 3D action.

Any easily (or even less-easily) offended people should stop reading here. The rest of this gets icky and twisted.

Hi, Pam! ;)

In the course of my daily research, I turned up some unfortunate URLs. It is extremely important when choosing a domain name to think of it in every possible context. is a fairly straight forward name. Of course, it is a very simple site. There are other names that are not so well thought out.
Here are some unfortunate URLs:

1. I need a vacation. How about one in beautiful in Lake Tahoe? We can find their brochure website at

2. Therapists in the US merely wanted to offer troubled souls a shoulder to cry on. Let's hope their advice is not as short-sighted as whoever registered the URL

3. Welcome to the First Cumming Methodist Church. Their website is

4. There is one betting site that is way out in front as my favorite:

5. "We're not just a printer," claims the firm Tri-Plex. And they guarantee: "Short runs or long, we can handle both equally well." But it makes you wonder what kind of service they are offering from their website with a name like this:

6. If you are looking for a place to download the latest songs you might think this one is a homage to bad digital music. It just so happens that the banner ad displays Mariah Carey so maybe this URL is accurate after all:

7. Law firm Morrison & Foerster has more than 1,000 legal professionals worldwide. Surely one should have caught this. It contains a slang abbreviation for a rather strong swear word that would leave them in contempt of court:

8. This drinks franchise has spawned a host of copycat stores around the US as it attracts customers by the barrel-load desperate for a schoolboy giggle and quick buzz:

9. Ingleside Vineyards of Virginia has a website. This makes me both laugh and follow up with "Awesome":

10. The plant-growers of Mole Station Nursery in New South Wales claim to specialize in the production of frost- hardy native shrubs and farm trees. OMG:

11. If you need an IT professional to fix your broken PC this could be a great place to start, especially if you are having a problem with your hard drive:

12. Looking for an actor and want to get in touch with his or her agent? Then "Who Represents" is a database of contact names and numbers:

13. A building firm based in Ontario, Canada, promises: "No job too small, or too tall." They have even helpfully included some handy pictures showing exactly how they manage to get it up:

14. Then of course, there's the Italian Power Generator company:

15. And then there are these brainlesss art designers:

Before registering a URL, these companies should have run the choices by their I.T. people. Any giggling would have been a sign to look in another direction for a name.

Edit: Shana suggested an internet security consulting company. For more information you can visit them at:

Edit #2: Andrew offered up a pet portrait site that could double as a fan site for the flatulence of John Woo

1 comment:

Pamela Moore said...

Dude, that is AWESOME! I love it when people don't think through their web addresses and do really stupid shiznit!