Hello there, funny names in the news spotters! Welcome to our weekly recap of the names that crack us up that appeared in the newspapers, blogs, and other newfangled newspaper replacements this week.
One of those newfangled gadgets I was acquiring my news from today is something called the radio. The kids tell me it’s the latest thing so I plugged it on as I was driving home from a jam session last night, and sure enough, I was delighted to find a program that appealed to me right away. It was called Free Time with Miff Mole. That’s right, a progressive jazz show hosted by Miff Mole. You can’t go wrong with that.
Speaking of music, here’s another article from our Pussy Riot enthusiast Dave, which says something or other about Pussy Riot. I think Dave is just happy to bring some wild rock’n’roll to these blog pages and that’s why he keeps sending these in. Good enough for me.
Speaking of rock’n’roll, that’s the last name of actress Kate Winslet’s husband Ned Rocknroll! Cool name, man! Much cooler than his original name of Ned Smith. Our official Showbiz Rocket Science Correspondent Amb has also informed me that Mrs. Winslet received space tickets for her birthday – as in, tickets to go to space (as in outside of the earth, because if you think about it, we’re in space right now, man! Whoa, trippy.) But this week she’s in the news because she’s pregnant! Whoohoo, babies! Here’s hoping the kid is named something appropriately rocknroll, like Gather Moss Rocknroll, or Leonardo DiWinslet Rocknroll, or George Johnson. I don’t know man, look in the comments of the article in that link and you’ll find all the good lame jokes about the name there.
Speaking of rocknroll, again, internet exercise sensation Joanna Rohrback, also known as the Prancercise Lady, is giving interviews all over the place about what she originally called Funky Punky’s Prancercise Program. She’s pretty cool, and her name is fun, and the name of her program is even more fun. We’re big fans here.
Speaking of…oh, forget it, we don’t need all these segues, do we? Certainly not when going to some sad news, and news of former NBA great and all-time funny name all-star Mookie Blaylock being involved in a fatal car accident last week definitely qualifies as pretty sad. Word is Mookie himself is ok but is facing charges for vehicular manslaughter for his role in the accident. It’s a sad situation for all involved.
And finally, speaking of legal stuff, there were some fisticuffs this week at a town council meeting in McIntosh, Alabama, presumably about whether the town should adopt Microsoft or Apple computers. The kerfuffle apparently erupted between the local fire chief and the wonderfully named mayor Wilbert Dixon, with a third man hospitalized in the process. Things sure can get exciting down there in ‘bama! Whoo golly.
Well, that’s all we have for you this week folks. Have a lovely weekend and try these cookies, they’re delicious!