You're not the only one reeling over the news that Blockbuster will be shutting down all its stores. But instead of mourning, we must think of all the good times (shout-out to those nights spent browsing VHS rentals with a pack of Twizzlers in hand) and, of course, find the humor in it all. Thanks to the Comedy Central show Midnight, the Twitterverse has been coming up with other businesses that will never succeed, Blockbuster-style. The names are fake, of course, but lo and behold: we also found some real-life photo examples that are just as cringe-worthy. See 'em to believe 'em.
No joke, the owner thought the name was catchy.
Fake: Foot Licker
— Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) November 7, 2013
How's that for an icky visual?
Real: Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet
Cookie diet = worst idea ever.
Real: Herpes Pizza
— iTweetFacts™ (@iTweetFacts) November 7, 2013
Can we please find the person responsible for this?
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Fake: Bed Bugs and Beyond
— Paul DeBron (@MiltSeagull) November 7, 2013
Bed bugs are never funny — except in this case.
Real: Pho King
Someone thought really hard about that one.
Real: Stubbs Prosthetics & Orthotics, Inc.
Fake: Break-a-Bear Workshop
— @midnight (@midnight) November 7, 2013
More for parents than for kids.
Real: Phat Cribs Realty
Only for people who dreamt of being on MTV 10 years ago.
Real: Teacher's Touch Day Care
Fake: Crate and Bowel
— Ben Kronberg (@benkronberg) November 7, 2013
Gross and good at the same time.
Real: Just Wallpaper
Aka a recipe for boarded-up windows.