Funny Names, Babies and Gratuitous Pictures of Monkeys in FNITN 27

Hello all Funny Names in the News hunters! Lots to go through this week so buckle up if you have buckles nearby and let’s get started.

This is what I think the concept of "at least four babies" looks like.

This is what I think the concept of “at least four babies” looks like.

Our Texan Baby Correspondent Fannie Cranium brings us news from Houston, where local residents Tressa and Manuel Montalvo, Jr. had a rather happy Valentine’s Day. Happy because Tressa managed to deliver two sets of identical twins in the same day. This makes us happy too because they named the children Ace, Blane, Cash, and Dylan. Fox News, who reported the story here, state that the odds of this occurring are about 1 in 70 million. Given the current U.S. population, this leads me to speculate that there should be about 5 such double-pairs of identical twins in the country. If you’re one of them (or a quarter of them, I suppose), let us know below the line!

From that rather unlikely-to-succeed call for audience participation we move on to the world of commercials, where our intrepid Retired Basketball Player Activity Correspondent Dave brings us the news that the great Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo, also known as Dikembe Mutombo, previously profiled on our blog here, has appeared in a new Geico commercial. If you enjoy insurance company ads where former basketball stars act strangely, you’ll love it.

When you google Lauren Culpepper, this guy's picture comes up for no apparent reason. So here goes.

When you google Lauren Culpepper, this guy’s picture comes up for no apparent reason. I’m happy to keep that going.

Dave also doubles as our resident boxing expert, and tells us that “Cornelius K-9 Bundrage and Bronco McKart become the second and third guys to land multiple FNITN mentions, as they fight against Ishe Smith and J’Leon Love, respectively, in a Showtime-televised fight card at the awesomely-named Masonic Temple Theater in Detroit.” So that’s good. So good I just copy-pasted what he wrote for me right into this here article.

In Arto learns stuff news, there’s a comedian named Tig Notaro, and (s)he’s performing on the St. Paul, MN- based radio show Wits with Funny Names Blog favorite Kathleen Edwards on April 19th. Should be a good show. And yes, I really do do (thee-hee) so much research that I don’t actually know if Tig is a man or a woman. Call me dumb below the line! (We like comments).

Next up we have this week’s fix from our Broadway Correspondent Amb, who lets us know that our impressive trend of boosting careers with our posts continues – Zosia Mamet has received excellent reviews for her performance in the new play “Really Really“, which is “otherwise unsurprising” according to this Vulture review. The play also stars Lauren Culpepper.

Amb is also our Showbiz Info Maestro, and reminds us that this Sunday it’s again time for the Academy Awards. Funny named-actresses Quvenzahé Wallis and Emmanuelle Riva have already made history by managing to be the youngest and oldest Best Actress nominees ever, and could, logically enough, also become the youngest/oldest winners in that category. Good luck to both of them.

Dete Meserve is a producer, and she once produced a movie that featured a dude and a monkey. We like that and they will represent Ms. Meserve here.

Dete Meserve is a producer, and she once produced a movie that featured a dude and a monkey. We like that.

More funny movie names will feature at the Independent Spirit Awards the night before, where nominees include Jason Yee TippetLol Crawley, who must laugh every time she signs something, Emayatzy Corianeldo, Ginger Sledge, Dete Meserve and Besedka Johnson. We hope they all win. Especially Ginger Sledge. Gotta love Hollywood names, man.

Finally, Dave encourages us all to read this article about a man named Taitex Phlamachha. Really, if that name isn’t enough to pique your interest, I don’t know what will. It’s funny too, so give it a stab. And then try to say Phlamachha ten times in a row. Don’t face anyone as you do so though, as they may not appreciate all the projectile spit. Just a tip.

Thanks for reading this far, those of you who did. Now ya’ll go and have too many babies to handle, as it’s the thing to do this year.

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.
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18 Responses to Funny Names, Babies and Gratuitous Pictures of Monkeys in FNITN 27

  1. amb says:

    Tig is a lady, my friend. And a very funny one, too. (Yes, my showbiz obsession extends to stand-up comedy.)

  2. Liz says:

    Wow–I’m in St. Paul and could see this Tig perform. Good to know:-) Excellent funny-names news roundup, Arto. That’s a lot of information. Will there be a test? Going to pass on the “too many babies to handle” advice, though. Will leave that for other folk as I want only as many as I can handle. Thanks for starting my Friday with a mind-boggling amount of awesome!

    • Dave says:

      I honestly think it might be worth going to the show just to see Kathleen Edwards. She ranks very, very high on my list. Great musician, amazing presence, and someone you can’t help but like. If she’s playing music, I guarantee it will be a great experience, and even if she isn’t, it may still be worth your while. She’s one of my 5 favorite famous people on the planet, and definitely in my top 10. Arto’s a big fan as well.

    • Arto says:

      Yes, you will be tested on this. I don’t know where, I don’t know how, I don’t know why…but you will. So I’m glad you read it and enjoyed it! 🙂

  3. Dave says:

    Arto, in accord with your wishes, I am calling you dumb below the line. There’s a line of dumb. You’re below it. Happy Friday!

  4. Thanks for sharing the tip about Tig and Kathleen. There is just something about comedians and St. Paul. I am a huge fan of Garrison Keillor who also lives in St. Paul. . .maybe there’s a future post in that too.

  5. Dave says:

    Ginger Sledge really is a fantastic name! Woohoo!

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  7. Dave says:

    Lol Crawley. There was so much good funnynamedness in here that I missed that name the first time around!

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