Lowell Turpin, Tammy Thrower, Mike Fuchs, and more Funny Names in the News 8

Happy Friday, readers! It’s the end of the work-week again and you know what that means, it’s FNITN- time (if you didn’t know that, that’s okay, you do now!) So let’s get fa-nittin’.

  • Dave has been busy reading his favo(u)rite newspaper, Britain’s the Daily Mail, and dug up this story packed with funny names for our enjoyment. A man named Lowell Turpin was scanning his girlfriend’s Facebook page, and encountered a picture of presidential candidate Willard Mitt Romney. Mr. Turpin is apparently not a fan of the news, and did not recognize the handsome gentleman his girlfriend was posting pictures of, became enraged with jealousy, and ended up being arrested by a Deputy Bradley A. Prewitt. Not a great day for Mr. Turpin then, but at least he can live with the knowledge that his girlfriend’s brother’s wife is named Tammy Thrower. It should be a consolation for us all that Tammy is out there.
  • Lowell Turpin, not a fan of Handsome Mitt Romney.

    Elsewhere, I’m told there is something called The Olympics going on in Great Britain. I should have known, having written and read about it extensively right here on this website, but I decided to momentarily forget about the whole thing for a clumsy sort-of-joke to open this paragraph, which I’m afraid has now ballooned into a humongous space-eating monster of a sentence. I feel like this is the “ado” of “without further ado” I sometimes hear about. So, with this ado, let’s go to Funny Names in the Olympics news :In my favorite sport of Mixed Doubles Badminton, German player Michael Fuchs was cruelly eliminated with his partner in the quarter-final stage of the competition. His bio at London2012.com tells us he has an English degree to fall back on if the whole badminton thing isn’t profitable in the long run, so Mr. Fuchs must be aware of the giggle-inducing nature of his name in the English-speaking world.

    Ranomi Kwo…Kmr….Kwojomi….See, this is what copy-paste was invented for.

    Among the more successful athletes at the games thus fare are funny named gold medalists Camille Muffat of France, Ranomi Kromowidjojo of Holland, who’s great to know about when you want to rhyme something with “Bono with mojo”, and Germany’s own Sandra Auffahrt, who would allow me to reprise my lame fart joke from Tuesday if I wanted to reuse it. I won’t, but it would’ve been a gas.

  • For the yam enthusiasts out there, The United States Sweet Potato Council is now distributing its thrilling new Sweet Potato Statistical Yearbook. Get your hands on this awesome summertime page turner for just $20. John Grisham wishes he could think of stuff like this.
  • The USC basketball program has been showing off their new recruits, including 6-9 forward Renaldo Woolridge, who may or may not be commonly mistaken for a butler.
  • And finally, former Morgan Stanley risk officer Clifford Jagodzinski is suing his former employees, presumably for being douchey Wall Street operators Morgan Stanley. A spokeswoman for the firm, who is using the clearly fake name of Christine Jockle, unexpectedly defended the company to a reporter, jockling “the case has no merit” and other boilerplate legal news jocularities.

That wraps it up for this week’s Funny Names in the News Round-up. Merry Christmas everyone!

About Arto

Co-founder of the Funny Names Blog, Hawaiian shirt enthusiast, and holder of a funny name himself with too many vowels for any sensible person. Currently residing in San Diego, California, scouring through obscure documents on a hunt for more funny names. www.funnynamesblog.wordpress.com
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12 Responses to Lowell Turpin, Tammy Thrower, Mike Fuchs, and more Funny Names in the News 8

  1. Dave says:

    I know you’re trying to mock me for reading a Daily Mail article, but I have to make a factual correction. My favorite newspapers are the funny named ones:

    The Cleveland Plain Dealer
    The Seattle Post Intelligencer
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune
    The Bald Knob Banner (from Bald Knob, Arkansas)
    The Sacramento Bee

  2. That’s all I can say is dear lord Lowell, dear lord. Any who, I ment tell you how in-tuned you have made me regarding odd names. Yesterday as I was listening to the radio, I heard the name Mars Bonfire..my first thought “that would be great for the funny name blog.”
    I think its safe to say you have open my world a little more.. : )

    • Arto says:

      Mars Bonfire is a good name – actually, his real name Dennis Edmonton, is also pretty amusing. Glad to hear our funny name propaganda is working 😉

  3. amb says:

    Speaking of the Olympics, can we talk about badminton and the Shuttlegate scandal? It’s chock full of funny names, but I especially like:

    1) Yu Yang: one of the disqualified players who has since quit badminton altogether
    2) Torsten Berg: the referee officiating the match that got thrown

    and my favourite…the Canadian team who now have a chance to medal after all of this are known collectively as…

    3) Bruce Lee!!!

    (Actually Alex Bruce and Michelle Li, but it’s pronounced “Lee”)

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  6. Dave says:

    Reblogged this on The Blog of Funny Names and commented:

    Today’s throwback Thursday post takes us back to the good ol’ days of Olympics 2012, where we could post almost anything and have it get three hundred hits, even if it wasn’t really Olympics-related. It’s always great when a funny-named individual happens to be part of a funny story too, so the Lowell Turpin and Tammy Thrower saga remains a FNITN highlight. Enjoy!

  7. I’m shocked to find an intelligent, urbane individual like Lowell Turpin wouldn’t recognize that guy who ran for president a year or two ago, whose name escapes me at present … 😀

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