Jaydip on Ping Pong, Amb on Zod, and More Funny Names in the News

Big news in Funny Names in the News this week – our time has come and gone and the next generation is already taking over. 18-year-old Eesha Khare from Saratoga, California has invented a thingymajig that can charge batteries in less than a minute. She won all sorts of top prizes for her gadget at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, AZ last week. Oddly, I was not invited, in spite of my impressive ability to describe fancy modern stuff with helpful terms like thingie. Funny names were favored at the fair in general, as second place went to Romanian wunderkid Lonut Budisteanu. Way to go, children!

This is what life is all about.

This is what life is all about.

Our blog’s official unofficial sponsor HankyBook lauched a Kickstarter campaign this week to help ramp up production. This is relevant to a funny names blog because the site was co-founded by Yancey Strickler and Perry Chen, and those are great names. And also because I in my dictatorial capacity this week have decided to include it. Anyway, go check it out and spread the word on this to all your tree-loving, environment appreciating friends!

Our Excited Correspondent Amb is excited this week, folks! That’s because there’s another Superman movie coming out (I swear I just saw one and Kevin Spacey was the evil guy) and it features a character by the name of General Zod. That’s purty cool. Zod! Zod on to the trailer here.

This place has shot straight to my list of places I need to visit before too long.

This place has shot straight to my list of places I need to visit before too long.

On to exciting ping pong news from the Middle East – I know you were waiting for this one, dear reader. Evidently, Dubai is going ping pong crazy. Or so I’m told in this article by Jaydip Sengupta, the nation’s number one ping pong correspondent. Special mention for the sport for its unquestionably funny name.

For the second week in a row we must bring you some sad news, this time of the passing of “one of Toledo’s top divorce lawyers”, Melvin G. Nusbaum. It’s a shame I was not familiar with the distinguished Mr. Nusbaum until today as I’m sure he could’ve merited a mention on our blog in happier circumstances.

More sports news now, as apparently there’s a football player named Jalen Dingle out there. That is all. Dingle.

Big happenings also took place in college sports this week, at the much ballyhooed NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday. Calvin College’s Nicole Michmerhuizen took home the national title in the women’s 10000 m race, a great accomplishment for sure. Hopefully they don’t carve the winner’s names into the medals, as that seems like an impossible task for the carverman. The men’s race in the same distance saw the delicious sounding Matt Vander Roest come in second.

That’s it for this week, see you Monday for more regularly scheduled funny name goodness!


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. www.funnynamesblog.wordpress.com
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16 Responses to Jaydip on Ping Pong, Amb on Zod, and More Funny Names in the News

  1. amb says:

    Yay! Zod!! I’m so excited!!!

    You make me all kinds of happy Arto, have I told you that lately?

    • Dave says:

      Since this is the week of answering for other people by proxy, I’ll just say the feeling is mutual. (This is “Arto” speaking, although obviously “Dave” agrees too 🙂 )

      • amb says:

        Lol! Very appropriate. It’s been quite a week! And you make me happy too, but I’m pretty sure you already knew that. xo.

    • Arto says:

      You zound excited! Zod excited! That doesn’t really work but it’s friday so who cares? Whoo!

  2. Dave says:

    How the heck do you find this stuff? One of Toledo’s top divorce lawyers? That’s almost on par with the guy who ran for that obscure political office in California’s inland empire that you mentioned in one of your early FNITNs. It’s a bizarre, wonderful gift that you have, my friend!

  3. Dave says:

    P.S. You’d love the Dingell-Norwood bill. And Al Gore’s discussion of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAUcyfKESts

  4. Liz says:

    where’d my comment go? I left on first thing this morning Are you blocking my comments? :-0 What I said before and will say again is:

    Zod. Dingle. Those two words are enough to make my Friday complete. Throwing in that ping pong picture just ices the cake. Nicely done, Arto.

    and p.s.–love that amb is the FNitN Excited Correspondent. Good call 🙂

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