Tuesday 10 August 2010

Beware of imitations

Driving home tonight and the motorway was full of the usual suspects: Volvo drivers hogging the middle lane, Eddie Stobart wagons trying to overtake rival fleet and Johnny Rep in the outside lane convinced he's going 'round the Nurburgring. Then, just as I was approaching my exit I spotted white van man sporting a familiar logo:Cracking name for a drainage company, don't you think? So for the remainder of my journey I idly thought about other variations on a theme - you can see where this is going can't you? And, they're all for real.

The Paul Weller/Jam tribute band:
The chippy:The landscaping company:

Now, if I could only find that maverick bricklayer...


  1. Ricky Gervais also did a 3 show series of podcasts called 'The Podfather' with 'as you would expect' logo to go with it.



  2. Oh, that's good. I'm not even going to try and compete.

  3. Not far from here you can visit 'The Dogfather'
    They apparently do One 2 One, Adult classes and Ring training!!
    (Not sure I would take any pet of mine to this guy..yikes)

  4. Can I offer a couple of local variations on the theme..

    Ironing & Laundry Services - Iron Maidens.

    Vintage clothing - Threads Atomic Dustbin.

  5. I can't compete with any of the above!

  6. It would appear there is a Hodfather. And he's 'connected.'

  7. Could there possibly be a Sleep Therapist somewhere - "The Nodfather"?