Okay, this is just plain stupid.
A new franchise is available to anyone who wants to pick up dog poop. It's called - I'm not kidding - Wholly Crap. They specialize in pet waste removal and their slogan is, "We'll take the crap so you don't have to."
Shoot, instead of buying their franchise for $15,000, I'll just get me some plastic bags and open up my own business. I think I'll call it Super Pooper.
UPDATE: Another one! These franchises are
(* First reported Sept 17, 2005)