Good Morning Funny Names fans! Or should I say afternoon? Let’s face it, I’m late, but look on the bright side – I’m here to bring you all the funny named goodness from the week gone by. Whee! Whee, right? Yeah, whee! Also, it’s friday, so pour yourself a Mojito (or your favorite Friday morning pre-work beverage) and settle in because we’ve got some good stuff for you this time.
Our Smart Things correspondent Dave has been reading Gawker lately, mostly because of their well-known reputation for reporting on Smart Things. He brings us this delightful story of a vigilante “rogue road worker”, also known as “The Pothole Patchman”, and “The Robin Hood of Potholes”, who has been fixing up the delapitated roads of Jackson, Mississippi like some sort of superhero with an engineering degree. So far he has fixed more than 100 potholes, but the mayor Chokwe Mulumba is upset because the Man with Many Monikers is using the city’s asphalt to do his good work. By the way, this article was written by Neetzan Zimmerman, who hereby has lifetime membership in our honorary club for funny named journalists. Welcome Neetzan!
On to sports, where a man named Hank Lundy was too strong for another man named Olusegun Ajose in underwear-only-man-to-man combat on ESPN. Names really light up that channel for the non-sports-enthusiasts, am I right ladies?
Moving on to the flashy world of movies, where our Entertaining Correspondent Amb tells me about a new picture starring Aubrey Plaza, Alia Shawkat, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. It’s called The To-Do-List, and it also features Community’s Donald “Don” Glover, allowing us to fill our Community reference quota for the week. Hoorah!
Our Aubrey Plaza Appreciation Society Presidency Correspondent Dave also wanted me to share this fine clip of Ms. Plaza, and noted that she “has pretty good wall punching talents – I can tell she twists her core and would get a lot of torque into those punches if she wasn’t concerned about breaking her hand.” Oh Dave.
In “Oh no!” news this week, I’m told that Janeane Garofalo has been unfairly marginalized. This sounds unfair. Stop unfairly marginalizing Janeane, marginalizers!
Moving on to Canada, where the citizens have emerged from their Igloos long enough to enter a writing competition. It was, rightly, won by a person named Mohan Srivastava with a story called “The Gods of Scrabble”. Unconfirmed reports suggest a film version is in the works, and will be molded into a sequel to the 2003 film Dodgeball : A True Underdog Story with a focus instead on Scrabble. It’s about a plucky Canadian team’s victory by way of
sneaking in extra U’s wherever possible.
That’ll wrap up our coverage for this week – there was more news, but I’m late as it is and you should all just be happy I got here. I leave you with the news that the professional soccer team found in Tijuana, Mexico goes by the name of Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente. Yes, Xoloitzcuitles. It’s a hairless dog. Sounds like a fierce team.
Have a fine weekend, all!