Hello Dear Readers,
Today is awesome because it’s Arto’s birthday! (and because today’s post features original artwork!)
I’ve decided to celebrate by forgoing our usual Friday Funny Names in the News post. Instead, I’d like to conduct our own closing ceremony on a fantastic Olympics season here at the Blog of Funny Names, much as they’re probably doing in London right about now for the real Olympics.
All nationalistic puffery aside, we’re genuinely proud of all Olympic athletes and their accomplishments, and it has been a privilege to watch them push the limits of human activity and represent their countries and the world of mind-blowingly awesome names!
This has been a record-setting two weeks not just for the athletes and organizers, but also for us here at The Blog of Funny Names. We found out quite early that our funny names Olympics coverage really struck a chord with readers and Googlers worldwide, and we hope that many of the thousands of new readers who found us recently will continue to return to get a dose of our fun little corner of the internet.
Just how big has this Olympics season been for us?
And by that, we mean ginormous, gargantuan and overwhelmingly exciting.
As hard as it may be to believe, we don’t actually get paid to sit in front of our computers giggling at people’s amusing names and trying to be witty.
We do this because it’s fun, and we love hearing stories of people who succeed in spite of (or perhaps because of) everyone identifying them by some humorous concordance of letters and words.
The only thing we love more than writing about these people is when we find readers who appreciate what we have to offer, and I think I speak for all of us when I say we’re grateful to every single one of you who does.
That’s why, when we experienced some unforeseen magical events happening on our hits counter, we decided to ride the wave and bring you the funny Olympic names you were all so desperately seeking. That, and it makes us feel popular, which is one of those things that makes us feel all warm and sparkly inside.
In the past two weeks, we’ve seen more people visit our site than in the previous thirty. That’s delightful, and we hope to see y’all again!
Of course, as our blogging pal extraordinaire Becky Gabo Mayhew so elegantly put it, you simply can’t have an Olympic ceremony without a random assortment of loosely-linked symbols that supposedly signify what values and traditions you hold dear.
For London’s opening ceremonies, that was apparently: Grass, some chimneys, a LOT of drums, Queen+James Bond=Parachute, loads of beds, scare the kids, internet dude, Mr. Bean.
And, since London hosted the Olympics and Becky lives kind of close to London, what better way to say thanks and recognize our own Olympics closing ceremony than with our very own Beckysaysthings-inspired MS Paint masterpiece replete with British sayings! (and in Technicolor!)
So… what symbols do we hold dear? Well, after
4 seconds ofa lot of thought, we came up with this representative list: Waldo, turnip, panflute, and Outerbridge Horsey VII.
Thank you, from our interventricular septums!
(aka the bottoms of our hearts)
For those who somehow missed it, here is our 2012 Olympics coverage:
Funny Names at the Olympics are driving Gaylord Silly – FNITN 7
2012 Olympics: More Funny, Strange, and Hilarious Names
Funny Names in the Olympics Continued : Funniest Olympic Medalist Names Of All Time
Lowell Turpin, Tammy Thrower, Mike Fuchs, and more Funny Names in the News 8
Olympics 2012: Saeid Mohammadpourkarkaragh and His Heavyweight Name
Olympics 2012 : Stambolova Stumbles, Laugher vs. Giglmayer