2130: "Industry Nicknames"

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2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby SDK » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:32 pm UTC

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Title text: As far as "being in the pocket of Big Egg" goes, I think the real threat is Chansey.


Didn't know Big Foot had any pockets... Must be where he keeps all the deniers who fight so hard to hide the truth.
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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby agwyvernnn » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:13 pm UTC

I think there was one left off the far right end.

The Portapotty Industry: "BIG JOHN"

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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby rick.s » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:17 pm UTC

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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby Pfhorrest » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:33 pm UTC

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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby Soupspoon » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:44 pm UTC

You can't be in the pockets of someone with no pockets, Shirley?
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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby Mikeski » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:47 pm UTC

The anti-recyclers in the waste-disposal industry.

Big Dump.

...and the really obvious timber industry.

Big Wood.

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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby SuicideJunkie » Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:05 am UTC

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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby Jorpho » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:33 am UTC

Spotted this a while back:
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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby Himself » Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:41 am UTC

As was said in the Daily Show, people rally when you say "I will break Big Oil," but they laugh when you say "I will break Big Wind."
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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby gcgcgcgc » Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:15 pm UTC

I'm supported by the American hairpiece and toupee industry. You could say I'm in the pocket of Big Wigs.
(and I didn't even know wigs had pockets!)

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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby cellocgw » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:17 pm UTC

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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby somitomi » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:57 pm UTC

gcgcgcgc wrote:I'm supported by the American hairpiece and toupee industry. You could say I'm in the pocket of Big Wigs.
(and I didn't even know wigs had pockets!)

And now I will ruin this by telling you I'm getting money from manufacturers of heavy goods vehicles, that is, I'm in the pocket of Big Rigs.
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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby Leovan » Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:46 pm UTC

We should support the midwife's union, or big baby.

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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby Soupspoon » Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:13 pm UTC

Being a lobbyist for multiple Utah marriage bureaus, one is in the pocket of Big Amist.

(Not to be confused with the Ohioan Traditionalist Farmers lobby.)

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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby Heimhenge » Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:42 pm UTC

Growing up in Wisconsin I was well aware of the influence wielded by Big Cheese.

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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby cellocgw » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:07 pm UTC

There was this major roadway project a little ways back here in Boston. I guess we all were dealing with Big Big Dig
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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby da Doctah » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:46 pm UTC

Heimhenge wrote:Growing up in Wisconsin I was well aware of the influence wielded by Big Cheese.

In this part of the country they were mere adjunct to Big Enchilada.

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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby xtifr » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:46 pm UTC

People who work down at the harbor are all too familiar with the influence of Big Buoy.
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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby TheSavageNorwegian » Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:05 pm UTC

What about bribery from the Jeans industry? Being in the pocket of Big Pants.

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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby PM 2Ring » Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:08 pm UTC

Wolves have lost federal protection under the Endangered Species Act, due to the influence of Big Bad Wolf.

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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby Heimhenge » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:14 pm UTC

Well, it ain't so much funny or clever, but apparently Big Salt is was real:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/20 ... goes-quiet

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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby Muzhik » Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:44 pm UTC

On a serious note (C sharp?):

During the Spanish American War, given William Randolph Hearts's support for the war and his friendships with several "titans of industry" and the fact that Cuba was a major supplier of sugar to the US, the soldiers often wondered if they were there really to secure the interests of "Big Sugar".

Now, I really would not want to fight and die for Big Sugar. However, I could REALLY get behind a war on behalf of Big Chocolate, if that effort could secure the blessings of liberty and the ready and inexpensive supply of that manna from heaven, that source of all that is good and holy in this world, for both me and my children. Since the climate requirements for cocoa beans are similar to those for coffee beans, we should take steps to secure both of those resources from the terrorists.
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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby da Doctah » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:18 pm UTC

Muzhik wrote:Now, I really would not want to fight and die for Big Sugar. However, I could REALLY get behind a war on behalf of Big Chocolate, if that effort could secure the blessings of liberty and the ready and inexpensive supply of that manna from heaven, that source of all that is good and holy in this world, for both me and my children. Since the climate requirements for cocoa beans are similar to those for coffee beans, we should take steps to secure both of those resources from the terrorists.


I'm'a just leave this here....

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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby Mikeski » Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:48 am UTC

da Doctah wrote:
Muzhik wrote:However, I could REALLY get behind a war on behalf of Big Chocolate

I'm'a just leave this here....
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I don't think Big Chocolate was involved.

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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby Old Bruce » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:02 pm UTC

My father used to be big in the Nickname Industry.

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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby Sableagle » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:30 pm UTC

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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby mathmannix » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:28 pm UTC

da Doctah wrote:I'm'a just leave this here....

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Their advertising slogan (according to Wikipedia) seems appropriate to this conversation...

"PUT BIG PROFITS IN YOUR POCKET WITH BIG HUNK"
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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby Time Traveler » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:28 pm UTC

Although it's awfully funny, I don't think "Big Hole" quite fits with the naming scheme of the other "Big X" nicknames (even the fake ones in this comic). Holes aren't the mining industry's main product, and they aren't in its "full" name. I think the more natural nickname would be "Big Mine," or maybe "Big Ore."
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Re: 2130: "Industry Nicknames"

Postby ucim » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:45 pm UTC

Time Traveler wrote:Although it's awfully funny, I don't think "Big Hole" quite fits with the naming scheme of the other "Big X" nicknames (even the fake ones in this comic). Holes aren't the mining industry's main product...
...though they are the oil drilling industry's main product. I can't remember which movie it was, but the scene was a driller hired by a wildcatter (who did end up finding oil)... the drill rig operator said "Let's make some hole" (or something in that regard).

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