In honor of Fathers’ Day, here’s a roundup of manly brands with respectful names. Dad would be so proud.
Mr. Beams makes security spotlights, ceiling lights, closet lights, and – in the “New Upcoming Products” category – a portable lantern, available Fall 2013.
Mr. Bar-B-Q. Founded in 1972, it’s “the world’s leader in innovative barbecue accessories.” Great news: Mr. Bar-B-Q is “now part of the Blue Rhino team!!!” Yes, three exclamation points.
(Via my brother Michael.)
Mr. Noodle, a Thai restaurant in Westwood, California.
From the About Us page, clearly unencumbered by professional copywriting:
May God bless Thailand and may god bless the United States , for giving the Henry’s a golden opportunity to establish Mr.Noodle to serve one of the most influential community in California .
(Via Michael, again.)
This Mr. Tea, from Fred and Friends, “is an ideal tea-time companion”:
Just load his little silicone pants, perch him in your cup, relax for a minute as he does the work, and savor your perfect orange pekoe. Molded from food-safe, tasteless, soft silicone rubber, Mr. Tea is packaged in a colorful little giftbox.
Mr. Handyman, a franchise service in the U.S. and Canada. They give the toll-free number as 1-877-MRHANDYMAN, but shouldn’t it be 1-877-MRHANDY?