Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. runar

    runar said, about 4 years ago

    And there was a wall at Wall Street.

    These days, most streets are named after the wife and kids of the contractor who built the houses that all look alike.

  2. Editer63

    Editer63 said, about 4 years ago

    They built a shopping center in a town where I used to live and called it Pine Ridge. That region has no native pine trees. They didn’t even bother to name it for the trees they cut down.

  3. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 4 years ago

    I always understood that many suburbs’ streets were named for the trees that were cut down. I’ve lived on Sycamore Ave., Locust Rd. and even Stump Rd.!

  4. TheWildSow

    TheWildSow said, about 4 years ago

    There’s one near here called Hunters Point. Gee, I hope no hunters are pointing at ME!

  5. CasualObserver

    CasualObserver said, about 4 years ago

    The names are like epitaphs written on areas we have killed. Ultimately we’ll pay for the loss of sustainable resources…our bad.

  6. YatInExile

    YatInExile GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Canal Street in New Orleans replaced a canal that was never built.

  7. DutchUncle

    DutchUncle said, about 4 years ago

    “The suburbs are where they cut down all the trees and then name streets after them!” – attributed to Alfred E. Neuman (fictional emblematic character of Mad Magazine)


    USAFMSGT said, about 4 years ago

    That would be “Forestwood Lumber Arbor” actually.

  9. wwh85cp

    wwh85cp said, about 4 years ago

    I work in a Maryland suburb where the streets of the adjacent subdivision are named after elements of the dairy farm it replaced. Reserve Champion Drive, Grand Champion Drive, Barnside Place…

    Condos, townhomes, and some actual houses. No bull(s), however.

  10. wagnertinatlanta

    wagnertinatlanta said, about 4 years ago

    I remember seeing a new subdivision in Colorado Springs named something like Pleasant Valley. I looked it up on a USGS survey map. It was originally called Rattlesnake Gulch.

  11. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 4 years ago

    I live on Cedar. The nearest cedar (Cedrus liban) is some 35 miles away straight line. There is a redcedar next door but they are really junipers. Cedars are not native to the western hemisphere.

  12. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 4 years ago

    Canal street in New York may have become a canal again in the last storm.

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 4 years ago

    Atlantic magazine had an article about out of the way McMansion subdivisions becoming the slums of the future when gas gets a lot higher.

  14. Arianne

    Arianne said, about 4 years ago

    True story: There is a street named “Emanon”. They ran out of names, and just admitted it. (Read it backwards.)

  15. Craig Lachman

    Craig Lachman said, about 4 years ago

    @Richard S. Russell To be fair, Lakepoint Commons is near a lake and near Frautschi point. There are more absurd names, alas!

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