Ronin of the Spirit

Because reality is beautiful.

A noble title. Sort of.

Ok just a quick, immature, infantile, profane, and and off color bit of what passes for humor in my sick little head.  Reverent and mature people: you have been warned.  You should probably stop reading here.  Or, if you want to pass this off as intellectual you can be fascinated by how the meanings of words and slang change over the years till a honorable family name becomes puerile humor.

This is, I am not joking, a furniture store near my house… http://www.badcock.com/store/index.jsp

And you know what is creeper than it being called Badcock?  Its called BADCOCK AND MORE.  Its the more that really scared me.  I dare anyone to call 1-800-BADCOCK and see if is the number for this store.  It is, however, a real name. Here is the family crest…

Medieval spelling was un-codified so people just sort wrote things as best they could. As such the Badcock name is a variation of Babcock. You probably haven’t heard of Babcock and Wilcox, but they are famous boil makers.  They made every boiler in every steam ship the Navy made in WWII.  They also make reactors, such as the one in 3-mile Island.

Still.  “Badcock and More” makes me chuckle.

May 31, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment