Alright everyone! We’re trying something a bit different today, that will probably become more of a regular feature on our blog. Funny Names in the News!
If I had a dollar for every person who has told me “The Funny Names Blog is great, but these historical names are getting a bit stale – you should spice it up a bit with some current events,” I still wouldn’t have made a dollar from this blog. Nevertheless, it’s always good to see that the world is still rife with nominal awesomeness, and as the vanguards of funnynameology, we feel it’s our duty to share it with you.
We’ve been sitting on some of these for a few weeks, so it’s great to let this news see the light of day!
– Former world boxing champion Winky Wright (actual name: Ronald Wright, but he’s professionally known as Winky) retired last week after a loss in a comeback fight after a few years’ hiatus. It was a heck of a career though. The boxer – now 40 years old – won his first world title in 1996 (16 years ago) with a win over then-champion Bronco McKart.
– NASCAR driver Rusty Wallace endorsed Jeff Tarte, mayor of Cornelius, North Carolina, for the Senate.
– Eighteen-year-old Florence Colgate was scientifically shown to have “Britain’s Most Beautiful Face.” Attractiveness studies always strike me as a bit odd, but who are we to judge? I wasn’t sure whether this name met our strenuous standards until I realized it sounds like it came from a dental hygienist’s to-do list (“fluor, rinse, Colgate”) – which might explain her “perfect” smile. Bonus funny name points for the URL of that article containing the phrase “Eye_Socket_Strength”.
– Lately, while catching up on one of my favorite shows – NBC’s hilarious comedy “Community” – I came across this gem from an episode that originally aired a couple of months ago. The context: protagonist Jeff Winger (Joel McHale) is interrupted by a group of loud, German foosball players and goes over to confront them with the following fabrication.
Gentlemen… my name is Clarence Thaddeus Foos. My grandfather, Fletcher Morton Foos, invented this game for one purpose: to have the loudest, dumbest thing happen. Now it has. The game of foosball is completed. You’re free to return to your undoubtedly hearing-impaired families.
If only those names weren’t made up by a bunch of screenwriters…
There you have it folks! Our first ever Funny Names in the News. Let us know your thoughts on today’s FNITN (pronounced “fa-nittin”) – and what other funny names you’ve heard lately – in the comments.
Also, since bizarre scientific studies are apparently today’s theme, we’ve decided to conduct a survey. Please participate unless you hate “science.”