Ah, FNITN. One of those great acronyms (or abbreviations, depending on your reading preferences). It’s right up there with ADONIS, the ADaptive Optics Near-Infrared System and FLAMINGOS, the FloridA Multi-object Imaging Near-infrared Grism Observational Spectometer as some of the grestest and silliest acronyms ever invented (though not even nearly infrared). By the way, did you know there’s a fancy scientific photon-counting instrument called 2D-Frutti? I didn’t either. I barely know what a photon is, besides its obvious use in space torpedoes. But I’m very happy about the existence of 2D-Frutti. Shows some scientists at least have a terrible sense of humor.
On to the news, or more importantly, the funny names contained within said news! I have good news for everyone right off the bat (obligatory 26th baseball reference for our blog this week). The chairman of the Republican National Committee is called Reince Priebus. I don’t know anything else about him, but that is a damn good name. (By the way, RNC? That’s no acronym. How about ReNalTee? Much better.)
My Esteemed Colleague© Dave’s greatest hero in life, country legend Loretta Lynn says “she’s as country as cornbread“. And so is Dave. But I digress. She recently published an interview on her official website where she talks about a Broadway show being made of her life, including of course her marriage to Oliver Vanetta “Doolittle” Lynn. The play will star breezily named Zooey Deschanel, of superfluous vowel fame, who follows up on Sissy Spacek‘s performance in the film Coal Miner’s Daughter. She’s also collaborating with Merle Haggard on a record, making it a whole lot of funny names for one article. Way to go, Loretta. You win this week.
In today’s most current news, excerpts from past editions of the Mobile, Alabama based Press-Register tell me that the athletic director of the University of Georgia used to be a fellow named Wally Butts. In 1962. Not sure why they’re sharing that with us in August 2012, but hey, why the heck not. Gotta fill that space somehow. I know all about filler, and so do you, having read the past three or four sentences, so I think we both recognize pointless rambling when we see it.
Meanwhile in Memphis, the headline “Eddie Lee Tribble arrested for Devario Smith‘s Murder” should tell you all the key parts of this article written by the venerable Lindsey Tugman. Yes, Tugman. Somehow the person writing the article managed to have the funniest name in that company.
That’ll just about wrap it up for this week. Sign back in next time to learn more about the funniest names in the news today!