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October 29, 2001
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Does this company currently have a PR problem?
posted by ideola (11 comments total)

 
From the company website:

From that day forward, people have been intrigued by the name while at the same time realizing that it truly is a standard of excellence.

Yeah, slightly out of date logic there.
posted by thewittyname at 10:23 AM on October 29, 2001


Hmmm, I think they just might have to rethink that one.
posted by bjgeiger at 10:38 AM on October 29, 2001


Know your household pests!
posted by iceberg273 at 10:39 AM on October 29, 2001


Probably depends on the emphasis . . .

ARAB pest CONTROL today might suggests a Talibanish approach to roaches and rats.

ARAB PEST control might be related to cruise missiles and commandos.

I think however, these days, these folks prefer to be thought of as Arab PEST CONTROL, which is a shame, since they apparently had an appreciation for the acheivements of the great culture of the middle east.

I hope someday we can get past the current situation and back to a respect for those who kept western civilization alive during Europe's dark ages.
posted by fpatrick at 10:41 AM on October 29, 2001


give Bush the link they may do better than the US military
posted by timetostepback at 10:42 AM on October 29, 2001


I hope someday we can get past the current situation and back to a respect for those who kept western civilization alive during Europe's dark ages.


The Irish?
posted by Wulfgar! at 10:44 AM on October 29, 2001


In the town where I grew up, there used to be a little shop called Aids Drug Store.
posted by straight at 11:28 AM on October 29, 2001


Afghan hound owners face PR dilemma. "This home protected by Afghan security" signs coming down; the state even took away one owner's license plate reading AFGHAN. Meanwhile, the owners' association has long urged people to remember that Afghans are people, not dogs -- the latter are always Afghan hounds.
posted by dhartung at 3:47 PM on October 29, 2001


methinks Wulfgar's been buying his historical books in the Airport bookstore. Haha just kidding, but you are referring to Cahill's book are you not? It's a good read but doesn't necessarily have the weight of scholarship (not to mention evidence) in comparison to the well-documented role of Islamic Culture in preserving the writings of the Greeks and other lynchpins of Western Civilization.
posted by cell divide at 4:08 PM on October 29, 2001


> ARAB pest CONTROL today might
> suggests a Talibanish approach to roaches and rats.
>
> ARAB PEST control might be related to
> cruise missiles and commandos.

But how simple. ARAB EXTERMINATION CO. No eyebrows raised down in bubbaville, and Ariel Sharon gives you a medal.
posted by jfuller at 4:31 PM on October 29, 2001


cell divide, it was joke. Lighten' up, 'kay? As for the role of Islamic culture, I will agree with your historical assessment, but, that culture has long been stagnant and is regressing under the weight of medieval religious interpretation. Lets not give the modern middle east undue credit for what they haven't participated in, OK?
posted by Wulfgar! at 7:08 PM on October 29, 2001


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