The Snarky Vagabond: Kum & Go Filling Station, Wyoming Melanie Wynne July 10 The Snarky Vagabond, Wyoming © Melanie Wynne This American West and Midwest gas station/convenience store chain has been around since 1963. The brainchild of oilmen William Krause and Tony Gentle, they chose a name that would combine their two businesses”¦and their initials. Apparently, though, prior to the company’s launch no one ran any consumer testing for snickering, chortling or outright belly-laughing. Whoops. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... *Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. 9 + 9 = Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.