Dennis Rodman in Space, and Actual News in Funny Names in the News 86!

Happy Friday everyone! Can you believe it’s already 53 years since Kuwait declared independence from the United Kingdom? I know! So crazy. Happy Birthday, Kuwait!

We open our Friday news update with a report from our Boxing-the-Sport, not Boxing-the-Putting-Things-in-Boxes Correspondent Dave.

Dewey Bozella was an amateur boxer falsely convicted in 1983 for the murder of an elderly woman. 26 years later the conviction was overturned and Bozella was released, and he won his pro debut in 2011 at age 52 on the undercard of Bernard Hopkins vs. Chad Dawson I. (The only time in recent history where Hopkins hasn’t been the oldest guy on the card). His story was turned into a documentary, The Dewey Bozella Story, which has now shown up on Youtube.”

Thanks Dave! Moving on to the world of music, where Stringing-us-along-haha-get-it? Correspondent Dave tells us the Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture and Erika Spring- led Brooklyn band Au Revoir Simone recorded a neat version of Mazzy Star’s Fade into You. Go ahead and listen to it over here.

Hey guys, what do you think about space? It’s so, like, big and stuff! And, if you think about it, we’re totally all in space right now! Whoa man. That’s wild. Wow. Anyway, space is back in the news thanks to magical entrepreneur Elon Musk, who wants to put a man on Mars within 12 years. Which man, he did not specify, but it’s possible that it’s Dennis Rodman.

Here's an image that'll confuse a person who's never heard of this film.

Here’s an image that’ll confuse a person who’s never heard of this film.

It’s been a good two paragraphs without any boxing news, so let’s go back to Dave [This one was from Mark!!!] in the Funny Names Corner for some further coverage :

“McWilliams Arroyo landed only 9 blows in his fight against previously undefeated Phillipino Froilan Saludar, in their IBF flyweight title eliminator bout in Bayamon, Puerto Rico last night.   But he punched out Saludar’s lights with that 9th one, giving  him a second round KO victory, and improving his record to 15-1 with 13 KO’s.  Still, with one loss he remains the black sheep among  boxing’s two sets of funny named identical twins.  His brother McJoe Arroyo, as well as both of the Charlo twins, Jermell and Jermall, remain undefeated.”

Meanwhile, at the FIFA McDonald’s Coca Cola Taco Bell Healthy Living Soccer World Cup, goals have been scored. Whoo-hoo! More excitingly still, they’ve been scored by people like our hero Wilfried BonyArjen RobbenMemphis Depay, and Mile Jedinak. Many more funny names will surely hit the scoreboard in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

That’s it for your dose of funny names in the news for the week, check back next week for more!



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.
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11 Responses to Dennis Rodman in Space, and Actual News in Funny Names in the News 86!

  1. ksbeth says:

    and i cannot believe you have included actually news in this post! wow, what a multi level enjoyment and learning experience, dave.

    • Dave says:

      I know! Actual news! We’re full of surprises! #1 of which is that Arto wrote this post from a draft I created, and forgot to change the attribution… it’s now fixed with Arto as the rightful author.

      But I agree – I learned a lot from this post as well!

  2. Dave says:

    The McWilliams update was actually from Mark! There’s no way I’d write something so eloquent in a FNITN draft. 🙂 I went ahead and added a note about that.

  3. Dave says:

    That image knocks my socks off! So much greatness!

  4. Dave says:

    I’m ashamed by how long it took me to get “Stringing-us-along-haha-get-it?”

    But I think I get it.

    It’s about string instruments, right? Because they’re musical?

  5. kerbey says:

    I’m still trying to process Jermell and Jermall. I’m going to go listen to Jermaine Jackson.

  6. Liz says:

    making my head spin, Arto, but that doesn’t take much now that summer is full-speed ahead. But wanted to pop over and let you know I’m here and I’m listening 😉 Very exciting to see that Mr Musk is moving forward with the space travel plans. Twelve years is not that many. And I’ll remember that I read about it here first 😀

    • Arto says:

      Haha, you may be the only one who’ll have read it here first, but as long as there’s someone!

      I just hope they’ll have pierogis on Mars.

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