Why the strange name?

The inspiration for Orange Splot LLC comes from one of Eli’s favorite childhood books, The Big Orange Splot, by Daniel Pinkwater.

In the book, Mr. Plumbean lives on a block where all the houses are the same. Then a bird drops a bucket of bright orange paint on Mr. Plumbean’s house, and instead of cleaning it up he leaves it there and transforms the rest of his house to match his dreams. Unhappy neighbors try and get him to make his house fit in. But one by one, after talking with Mr. Plumbean and sipping lemon aid all night long, they re-build their homes to meet their dreams.