I've lived here since 1996. Back where I come from, Minnesota, "Holiday," "Sinclair' and "7-11" are some of the more popular names for convenience stores. So, I move to Iowa and what do I see? A full blown Porn title! Seriously!

"Kum & Go" is the name of the store, if you haven't figured it out. When friends and co-workers from the coast visit, they buy up the merch like CRAZY because they can't believe no one else has found this gem! Yeah, yeah, yeah...I know it's named after the Krause (K for Kum) and Gentle (G for Go) families...but scheesch! Couldn't they have picked something a little better? Like, maybe "Jizz & Split," or "Goosh and Gone?"

Photo: Jz

Beside condoms and malt liquor, which I've only heard of, Kum & Go also has a wide variety of cigarettes, sharp cheddar cheese, Gatorade, pastries and high priced cat food. I almost forgot, they also have FREE pizza on Friday.....Well, sort of.

Photo: Larson

So, there's no such thing as a free lunch, and we all know that.

All in all, I know that anything else except "Kum & Go" wouldn't have gone with the family names. So, I comfort myself by imagining they were thinking about the future and how sick we all are. Well played, Kum & Go, well played.