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ZippyTheChimp
July 7th, 2005, 06:34 PM
From a WSJ article:

However retail is wedged into the site, the sensitivities of embracing conspicuous consumerism at Ground Zero will be acute. As an example, say people familiar with the Port Authority's plans, one major retailer has already been told it won't be getting space because of its name: Target Corp.
So Target will be barred from the WTC solely based on the name of the organization, with apparently no concern for the products. What if I opened the Acme Sports Co store at the WTC, and my principal product was archery targets.

Can anyone think of any other company names that would be prohibited from the site?

pianoman11686
July 7th, 2005, 06:39 PM
I imagine anything like a Wal-Mart or KMart would also be prohibited. Don't want anyone coming into the store and walking out onto the streets with loaded shotguns.

Jasonik
July 7th, 2005, 08:26 PM
Kamakaze Martial Arts Supplies (http://www.kamikaze.com/)

Danger Wireless Service Providers (http://www.danger.com/about.php)

Probably can't sell Collapse (http://www.shockwave.com/contentPlay/shockwave.jsp?id=collapse&track=0) there either.

On a random note; guess where http://www.hijack.com takes you... you'll never guess I promise.

ZippyTheChimp
July 7th, 2005, 08:54 PM
No lunchtime workouts.http://www.garagemfg.com/site/images/uploads/crunch_logo.jpg

pianoman11686
July 7th, 2005, 09:34 PM
On a random note; guess where http://www.hijack.com takes you... you'll never guess I promise.

Oh....my....God.

bohemian rhapsody
July 12th, 2005, 08:20 PM
On a random note; guess where http://www.hijack.com (http://www.hijack.com/) takes you... you'll never guess I promise.

what the fu....

BrooklynRider
July 12th, 2005, 09:37 PM
No ice cream shops selling "Bomb Pops".
No candy stores selling "fireballs".

ZippyTheChimp
September 9th, 2005, 07:00 AM
No Victoria's Secret.

However, there seems to be a lot of underwear in view on the street lately, so maybe what is needed is a dress code for pedestrians, but care must be taken to avoid unintended consequences.

In 1930, the Motion Picture Association issued the Production Code, a long list of restrictions on films. One was that women were not to appear on screen in their underwear. Movie studios got around this rule by designing dresses that looked like lingerie. "It's not a slip, your honor; it's an evening gown." Hollywood has an influence on fashion, so women began walking the streets in underwear.

stache
September 9th, 2005, 10:08 AM
Zippy, very interesting. I didn't know that. Thanks :)