Sometimes, the names of our subjects here at the Funny Names Blog are so good, we barely need to write anything. But then, it turns out the people behind the names are even more awesome than the name, and it would just seem silly to only post a name and leave you in the dark as to the remarkable lives of these amazingly named folks.
For instance, did you know that Larry Derryberry is the youngest ever Attorney General in the great state of Oklahoma? Probably not, unless you are one our many readers who follow the legal politics of Southern States obsessively. Mr. Derryberry was re-elected to the position three times before starting the practice he runs to this day, amusingly named Derryberry & Naifeh.
Mr. Derryberry has such an irresistable funny name (that instantly shoots to the top of our previous best rhyming names list), I’ve even exceptionally decided to take a chance and write a post about a distinguished lawyer with a funny name, hoping our site isn’t taken down in a hurry. If I haven’t written anything here in a few weeks, look for me in a Tishomingo jail house.
But hey, did you think Larry Derryberry is just a highly accomplished attorney with a funny name? Think again. He’s also a children’s book author, who woke up one morning, and asked himself this question : “Did you ever wonder what would happen if a tornado picked up five farm animals and scrambled them into one?”. That is the premise of his sure-to-be amazing children’s book The Oklahoma Scranimal. I would buy it right now and read it to my kids, but I don’t have any, and my cat seemed disinterested when I mentioned it to him.
Scranimal is actually a “sing-along” book illustrated by Larry’s wife, Gale Brazil Derryberry (she almost deserves her own entry on this blog). Not only did the great Larry Derryberry come up with the story and words, he also wrote the songs for the book, performed vocals, and played the keyboard. This fact alone probably makes him the hippest lawyer in the state of Oklahoma, and I’ll throw in Texas and Kansas too just because I’m so impressed. He also has the most unlikely combination of titles come up when you search for his name on Amazon.com. The first page includes both Scranimal-apolis 500 of the Papa Derryberry series, and the bestselling Shepherd (John) v. Oklahoma U.S. Supreme Court Transcript of Record with Supporting Pleadings.
Larry Derryberry, a name so good you have to say it all every time. We love his work, we are impressed with his career, and we sure love his name (and say nice things to avoid a lawsuit, just kidding, we say it because we mean it). Savor this name, and it’ll save your day.