MountainStar Family Relief Nursery is up to good things. Their mission is to prevent child abuse in children ages 0-4 up in Oregon, but their name is holding them back. It is often confused with Morning Star the fund, Morning Star a Christian nursery school located in the same town, and a few others. MountainStar has no religious affiliations. We are working with them pro bono to find a new name.
From Nationmaster’s John Doe page (Nationmaster – Where Stats Come Alive!) comes the names of Mr. and Ms. Anonymous all over the world:
|Australia||Fred Nurk, Joe Farnarkle|
|Austria||Hans Meier, Hans Maier, Hans Mayer, Herr und Frau Österreicher|
|Belgium||Jan Janssen, Piet Pietersen|
|Brazil||Beltrano, Ciclano, Fulano, Zé ninguém, João da Silva, Zé da Silva, João Ninguém, Maria Ninguém|
|China||陈小明 (Mandarin: Chen Xiao Ming / Cantonese: Chan Siu Ming)|
|Colombia||Fulano de Tal, Pepito Pérez;|
|Croatia||Ivan Horvat, Pero Perić|
|Czech Republic||Jan Novák, Karel Vomáčka|
|Finland||Matti and Maija Meikäläinen|
|France||Jean Dupont, Monsieur Durand|
|Germany||Max and Erika Mustermann, Lieschen Müller, Otto Normalverbraucher|
|Hungary||Gipsz Jakab , Kovács János|
|Iceland||Meðal-Jón, Meðal-Jóna, Jón Jónsson, Jóna Jónsdóttir|
|Republic of Ireland||Seán and Síle Citizen|
|Israel||Israel Israeli ישראל ישראלי and also Ploni פלוני and Almoni (as a party to Ploni)|
|Japan||名無しの権兵衛 (Nanashi no Gonbei)|
|Korea||홍길동 (Hong, Gil-dong)|
|Lithuania||Jonas Jonaitis, Petras Petraitis|
|Malaysia||Si Anu, Si Polan, Si Polan Bin Si Polan|
|Netherlands||a defendant is referred to with first name and initial, e.g. “Mohamed B.“; Jan Modaal is approximately the Joneses, in particular referring to average wealth|
|Norway||Ola and Kari Nordmann|
|Peru||Juan Pérez, Fulano de Tal, Zutano, Mengano|
|Philippines||Juan dela Cruz|
|Poland||Jan Kowalski, Jan Nowak (but in legal/police work person unknown is NN)|
|Russia||Ivanov, Petrov and Sidorov, Vasya Pupkin, Vasya Tapochkin|
|Serbia and Montenegro||Petar Petrovic|
|South Africa||Koos van der Merwe|
|Spain||Pedro Perez, Fulano, Mengano, Zutano|
|Sweden||Medel-Svensson, Sven Svensson|
|Switzerland||Herr und Frau Schweizer, Hans Meier, Hans Mustermann|
|Thailand||Somchai, Sommai, Nai-Gor|
|United Kingdom||Fred Bloggs or Joe Bloggs, John Smith|
|Uruguay||Fulano, Mengano; Juan Perez|
|USA||John Doe, Jane Doe, John Q. Public, Joe Blow, Joe Sixpack, Sally Sixpack, John Smith (which has largely been replaced with John Doe)|
The Anchorage Daily News reports a new food branding initiative:
While most fishing regions of the state are promoting their own brands of red and king salmon, a Kodiak group is singing the praises of pinks.
Besides trying to increase markets for locally caught silver salmon, the Kodiak Brand and Marketing Committee has been striving to create high-end markets for pinks.
“The pink project is something new and that doesn’t even exist in the domestic market right now,” said marketing director Leslie Smith. All of the fish are iced, bled and otherwise handled according to the strict Star of Kodiak quality-certification program, she said.
If only the pink project had a viral, catchy tagline….