The Snarky Vagabond: Kum & Go Filling Station, Wyoming Melanie Wynne July 10, 2013 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 Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Let\'s Make Sure You\'re Human ... * × one = 8 Comment Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.