The Middle Name Acting Aphorism; OR What Happens When Amb Tries to Talk About Sports (Again)

Good morning, sports fans!

I’m pinch hitting for Mark today, since his schedule has been packed with away games lately and he’s been on the road with his team. His next home game will be a week from today.

Henry Cavill smiling

Hi, Henry. I’d bat my eyelashes for you, too.

Between this and all of the relief pitching I’ve done for Rob lately, I’m clearly a front-runner for Blog of Funny Names MVP at the end of the season, don’t you think?

Ok. That’s it. I’m out of baseball analogies. Let’s face it, we all know the only thing I bat around here is my eyelashes. (Hi, Dave).

Getting back to a game that I actually know how to play, today I’m very excited to bring you a brand-new Funny Name Theory!

The Middle Name Acting Aphorism

If you’re involved in show business, then there is a direct, positive correlation between the level of excellence* you will achieve in your career and the number of middle names that you have.

* the term “excellence” is totally subjective and the definition of such term will vary depending largely on the amount of caffeine certain funny names bloggers may or may not have consumed. Case studies: Asa Maxwell Thorton Farr Butterfield,  Henry William Dagliesh Cavill

**The Middle Name Acting Aphorism Addendum**

If you’re involved in show business, have multiple middle names and a last name that’s longer than all of your first names combined, then Amb would like to marry you. Please. (Provided that a schedule can be worked out with Dave, of course). Evidence: George Mark Paul Stroumboulopoulos 

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24 Responses to The Middle Name Acting Aphorism; OR What Happens When Amb Tries to Talk About Sports (Again)

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  2. unfetteredbs says:

    Youre MVP for sure 🙂

  3. With a face like that…names are really not necessary. You have my vote just for posting the above photo.

    • amb says:

      LOL!!! I absolutely agree. That face gets me every time. And he’s not dating Kaley Cuoco anymore, either. I’m just saying.

      [Not that we objectify men around here, or anything. (Hi, Dave. You’re pretty and smart).]

      Thanks for your vote 😉

  4. wdydfae says:

    You’re everywhere, amb!

    And that’s good.

    Not only are you everyone’s Most Valuable Player, you are everyone’s most Magnificently Vunderfull Person.

  5. Liz says:

    simply splendid, amb. Our understanding of how the universe works continues to expand at an exponentially rapid pace thanks to your hard-hitting (!) reporting here at BoFN.

    I’m all for voting you MVP as you’ve certainly earned your stripes, BUT I would check out the uniforms first. If they are not flattering (which I can’t even imagine as your smile would trump all), you might want to wait for another season.

    Only a little bit related (if that), read an article this morning that I actually understood because of you and Tracy (thanks, Tracy 🙂 ) about Comic-con and the predictability of the movies being introduced. Pacific Rim, etc–all titles I’ve heard from you. Seems a lot of the movies are falling flat. That flies in the face of your theory as many of these stars have lots of middle names. ??? Can you explain? 😉

    • amb says:

      “Hard-hitting reporting” – oh Liz, you’re so good to me. Thank you!

      Excellent advice about the uniforms. I don’t suppose we could convince the boys to do something up in pink? Might take a little bit more than eyelash batting to make that happen … I’ll see what I can do 😉

      We were just talking about that at dinner with Shutterbug and Good Sport over the weekend! We couldn’t figure it out either.

      But ironically enough, one of the most popular trailers at Comicon was for the upcoming Veronica Mars movie, which has nothing to do with science fiction or superheroes at all. VM was one of my favourite tv shows EVER, and was (tragically) cancelled after only 3 seasons. It has a very loyal and enthusiastic fan following though, and when a pitch went up on Kickstarter to raise money for a movie based on the show, it raised over $2M!! So the movie is happening and we are all thrilled to bits – Comicon attendees included 😀

  6. Love the theory. Who doesn’t love Aphorisms? And the picture isn’t bad either.

    Love the way you worked in that closing line as well. 🙂

    • amb says:

      Lol! You think? Not putting too much pressure on the poor guy? 😉

      Who doesn’t love Aphorisms, indeed. Thanks Fannie! 😀

  7. Arto says:

    Ah Stroumbo. He really ties everything together, doesn’t he? Nice work Amboulopoulos!

  8. Bonnie says:


    Sports, batting eye-lashes, MVP, pink uniforms?! I love it all! Clearly, you have my vote for MVP because, well, you backed up your theory with solid data, and provided real evidence of a theory clearly well-researched and formulated.

    …And the crowd went wild {insert wave here}! 🙂 xo

    • amb says:

      Well-researched, yup, that’s how I roll. Girl Friday, reporting for duty!

      When you say “research” you mean spending time on entertainment and culture websites and looking for pictures of tall boys with good cheekbones, right? ; )

      Thanks so much for visiting Bon! I just love it when my friends come to play over at BoFN xooox

    George Stroumboulopoulus?? You a Canuck Amb?

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