Well folks, it’s Friday, and you know what that means: Funny Names in the News, volume XIV – the reason the phrase “TGIF” was invented!
So what do we have for you this week?
Well, in political news, Iowa has already begun its early voting for the Presidential election between Barack Hussein Obama and Willard Mitt Romney. Whenever I think of Iowa and politics, I think of early presidential primaries. And whenever I think of early presidential primaries, a very funny-named city comes to mind: Dixville Notch, New Hampshire.
You see, while Iowa hosts the first-in-the-nation caucuses during primary season, the first primaries actually take place in New Hampshire. Due to a peculiar rule, if every eligible voter in a town has cast a ballot, then the polls may be closed and the results can be broadcast. So the entire notch – all 12 people – gather at midnight, cast their ballots, and at 12:01am, the polls close and the results are beamed around the country. The tradition began in 1960 and has continued during every presidential primary since.
Why is it calledDixville Notch? Because it’s a notch between Dixville Peak and Sanguinary Mountain, silly! Not to mention, the Notch separates the Connecticut River from the Androscoggin! Is it just me or does Androscoggin sound like the Aggro Crag?
In the Newspaper Funnies section, we have this delightful contribution from the venerable and totally awesome Mark Sackler (who recently had one of his posts Freshly Pressed but refuses to disclose his secrets on just how one gets Freshly Pressed on WordPress… methinks it has something to do with the Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan references). For those who don’t know, Mark is one of our longtime readers who awarded
us me (muahahaha!) the inaugural BLAHS award, and continues to inspire us.
This comes from his favorite comic, Peals Before Swine, which clearly deserves its own induction into this blog:
Speaking of awesomely-named kids, Ever Gabo Jovovich-Anderson‘s mother Milla just released a new Resident Evil movie that I still haven’t seen but really oughta. You know, for the plot…
Oh, and since Arto artfully “segued into her pants” yesterday, I believe KT Tunstall’s golden trousers need no introduction:
P.S. Shout out in a future post to anyone who can come up with the best “golden pants-related” pickup line.