Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Mondegreens For $200 Please

For several years Saturday Night Live had a recurring sketch called Celebrity Jeopardy led by Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek. Most of the episodes featured Sean Connery, played by Darrell Hammond, openly antagonizing Trebek by transforming category names into sexually suggestive phrases. My favorite was the category "An Album Cover" which Connery pronounced Anal Bum Cover.

This episode came to mind today as I was reading an article in the local paper about seemingly legitimate businesses with slightly questionable domain names. Some fall into the what were they thinking category while others must surely be the result of a more mischievous mind. Below are a few of my favorites.


* A database titled Who Represents listing the names of the agents representing various celebrities: whorepresents.com.

* Need a pen? Well then, be sure stop by Pen Island, your one stop shop for the biggest and best pens around: penisland.net.

* If you are in need of therapy your in double luck. You can choose from therapistfinder.net or therapistfinder.com.

* Those interested in the latest computer software should visit ipanywhere.com.

* Brits looking for an advertising agency might turn to speedofart.com.

* Folks seeking a relaxing Nevada vacation spot should look no further than gotahoe.com, the ultimate Lake Tahoe resource.

* It seems someone must have tipped off the folks at the Mole Station Native Nursery in New South Wales. Although their original URL, www.molestationnursery.com still works it now takes you directly to their new site at molerivernursery.com. Party poopers.

17 comments:

Attila The Mom said...

Oh geez, I can't stop laughing.

Brilliant!

Thanks for posting this. Just made my day!

Rhonda said...

molestationnursery. Ha! I am still giggling.

(I loved the parade photo, too).

Anonymous said...

fabulous googling! I liked molestation as well.
my friend IM'd awhile back about the nat'l inst. on media and family organization, or as they say, NIMF.
aahh, funny.

hope you're summer's going well.
Oona

Nikki said...

HA! This was fabulous!

This is going to be the post to keep me grinning today.

Thanks Sven

frankengirl said...

Hehe!!! A wonderful collection, Sven!

Hmmm... wonder if "whorepresents.com" and "penisland.net" weren't errors of intelligence after all. Hey, yet another way to attract new customers!

Anna said...

Hi there... came here from Attila's site - I love this post!

Whorepresents especially.

I can't resist using the word "hose" (as in hosepipe) and making it sound like I'm taking about more than one ho.

Like "Babe, have you finished with the hose yet?"

*snigger*

Sven said...

Anna:

That's funny. Reminds me of a friend who wanted to name his dog Grandma so he could say things like, "I'm going to take Grandma for a walk" or "Did anyone feed Grandma" or "Oh great, Grandma peed on the rug again".

Thanks for stopping by.

Brenda said...

Hopped over from Attila's to say hi and have a laugh.

RC said...

that's hillarious...you gotta think the people at Pen Island knew what they were doing.

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com

Kevin Charnas said...

HA!!! these were excellent! *still cracking up*

Anna said...

"Grandma's licking my foot."

Eeeew.

I have a friend who actually named his two cats Tess and Tickles, just so he could call them for dinner.

"Tess! Tickles!"

Nikki said...

Sven, you and Anna are cracking me up.

Oh, The Joys said...

Penisland! Sounds like an amusement park!

Sophia said...

Love it. And I also loved the parade and garden posts. It's people like you who give families a good name.

The Poodle's Friend said...

therapistfinder... God, this is hilarious.

Pendullum said...

I could not stop laughing...
The image of Will Farrell as Alex Trebak and Darrell Hammond was one of the funniest late night skits...
and it still can make me laugh...
and I keep hearing their voices delivering the lines of your blog....
Alek's condescending look to Sean's far fetched answer and saying...
Let's try for something simpler...

kim said...

Im still laughing ... whorepresents is priceless !! I love them ... I dont think penisland is on purpose do you? I cant imagine that porn surfers buy many pens online but I could be wrong :)