I've written before about how email addresses can get parsed into interesting combinations. (Seth Lutman gets turned into firstname.lastname@example.org, for example.)
Someone sent me jokey email today with the same concept. URLs that do the same thing. To wit:
- Who Represents: http://www.whorepresents.com/
- Experts Exchange: http://www.expertsexchange.com/
- Pen Island: http://www.penisland.net/
- Therapist Finder: http://www.therapistfinder.com/
- PowerGen Italia: http://www.powergenitalia.com/
- Speed of Art: http://www.speedofart.com/
These are all "real" sites, according to the email. And they're very funny, but I have to believe that they're not all coincidences. The Pen Island site, for example, has large text that says, "Your Pen Is/ Our Business." The space between "Pen" and "Is" is very small, and the rest of the motto is on a second line, making it look like "Your PenIs/ Our Business." It's clear what they're trying to do. They claim to sell pens, but I even wonder if it's a real site or just a fun hoax.
My second favorite, powergenitalia, is supposed to be an Italian power company. But the site is under construction, so it may just be a joke. Yes, Virginia, sometimes people put hoax sites on the interwebs!
At any rate, these URLs had me literally LOLing at my desk.