Hey there! It’s Funny Names in the News! This is our recurring Friday feature where we see funny names in the news and then we compile them together in an article called Funny Names in the News and tell you about them. Pretty cool!
We start with the most English sounding rich guy in the world, Sir Chips Keswick. Sir Chips is the chairman of Arsenal, a big old soccer team in Britain, and hopes his coach will continue and that there will be successes to come in the near future. “ “I hope he will continue and there will be successes to come in the very near future”, he confirmed to Mail Online.
Hey, you guys like stuff? Me neither! Well, maybe some stuff. For instance, I really dig this 1/3 HP submersible sump pump from Wayne inc. It’s pretty cool. However, actress Shailene Woodley doesn’t like stuff at all. In fact, she diverges (wink, eh, eh) quite strongly from the general population in that regard, telling Jimmy Kimmel that all her belongings can fit in a carry-on suitcase. Pretty neat!
Thanks to Social Security Administration Correspondent Dave, I just learned that the Social Security Administration annually releases some data on popular baby names in America. Last year, popular new names included a gaggle of strange Game of Thrones influenced monikers like Khaleesi and Bellatrix. I find it’s always a good idea to name your child after whatever show is popular at the time. That won’t be weird at all in 30 years. Other popular new names were Vanellope, Pistol, Rebelle, Jceion, Tuf, Subaru (seriously? I guess Kia is already a name so why not. I’m surprised I haven’t met more Cadillacs in my life), and of course Kaptain.
Moving on from just first names to whole entire names.
And what better name to move onto than Studs Terkel? I can’t think of too many. Way to go, Studs! Our Old Town School of Folk Music correspondent Dave unearthed this seven-year-old piece Studs wrote for the Chicago Tribune about, you guessed it, the Old Town School of Folk Music. Good stuff.
Now boxing news, brought to you by our left, right, jab, uppercut, left, left, jab, KO correspondent Mark! Jermell Charlo, twin brother of Jermall Charlo and former BoFN honoree, returns to the ring this weekend on the undercard of the Stevenson-Fonfara light heavyweight title fight in Montreal. He may win in the ring, but probably loses the funny name battle to one Prince Doku, Jr. who is on the same card. It’s definitely the “Jr.” that does it.
Thanks Mark, get some rest, take care of that cut above your eye and enjoy some gatorade. That was a good 3-round bout of reporting.
We sign off with a little video treat for anyone who likes watching men catch balls falling from the air. Brought to you by Men catching etc. etc. correspondent Dave. Here’s Yasiel Puig robbing Wilmer Flores with a circus catch.