Mo’ne Davis and Jyoti Amge – Little Leaguers and Little People Headline Funny Names in the News 92

Howdy doody my friends! It’s time for another rip-roarin’ edition of Funny Names in the News, and I must say, it’s good to be FNITNin’ again!!

This Friday has me following a pretty breakneck schedule with anatomy lab in the morning, followed by MCAT class and an advisor meeting in the afternoon, so let’s work through FNITN in similarly breakneck fashion! Whoop dee doo!

Starting us off this week is Amazing! Astounding! Extraordinary! correspondent AMB! who describes herself as pocket-sized (in name only), brings us a pint-sized update on a tiny little lady:

Jyoti Lange. Bigger than a breadbox?

Jyoti Amge. Bigger than a breadbox?

Jyoti Amge, the “world’s smallest woman” according to the Guinness Book of World Records, will be on American Horror Story next season. Amazing picture of her and co-star Jessica Lange [over there —->] – Jyoti is truly pocket-sized!

Thank you Amb!

Movin on to the great world of sports, where People Whacking Things Over A Net correspondent, Marvelous Mark Sackler, makes my life easy by writing his own brilliant update for this funny-named nugget from the world of tennis:

“Giving the lie to the notion that tennis is a funny-name challenged sport, the US Open qualifying tournament kicked off with some great names on both sides of the draw.   Among the men, standouts include the mellifluously named Thanasi Kokkinakis, the backwardly named Taylor Fritz and the unfairly named Tennys Sandgren.  (How could anyone ever hope to win a tennis match against somebody named Tennys?)  Over on the women’s side, notable names include the over-r’ed Lara Arruabarrena (try saying that five times fast with proper Spanish rolled “rr’s”), the quintessentially  American-named Tornado Black and adjective defyingly- named  Luksiaka Kumkhum.  One can only hope that they all make it into the main draw just to see how the TV commentators handle these handles.”  – Mark “The Shark” Sackler

In other hard-hitting news, our old pal Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin recently beat Daniel “Real Deal” Geale by 3rd round knockout. Given Golovkin’s recent history, a knockout victory isn’t surprising, but over a top 3 middleweight… that’s darn impressive. Perhaps Triple G’s fists were flying at 3G speeds!

A pretty fancy photo array. And in case "Fancy" isn't your summer earworm of choice, maybe Iggy is telling Barack to "Call Me Maybe." Whatever happened to Carly Rae Jepsen anyway?

A pretty fancy photo array. And in case “Fancy” isn’t your summer earworm of choice, maybe Iggy is telling Barack to “Call Me Maybe.” Whatever happened to Carly Rae Jepsen anyway?

Heading over to important international diplomacy matters, Being Myself correspondent Dave is thrilled to announce that a funny-named person (Barack Obama) sang the song “Fancy” by FNITN mainstay Iggy Azalea, who was most recently seen having a bucket of ice dumped over her head (but for a good cause, of course!)

Spotted elsewhere: Angel Haze and Ireland Baldwin doing things.

Mo'ne Davis on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Only slightly cooler than my team's picture going on my mom's fridge when I was 13.

Mo’ne Davis on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Only slightly cooler than my team’s picture going on my mom’s fridge when I was 13.

Circling back to small things and sports things, the Little League World Series has brought an impressive young lady named Mo’Ne Davis into the public eye. So much so that she’s landed on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Not only that, but the Happy Hurler is the first Little Leaguer ever to grace the cover of that esteemed publication.

And lastly, in earth-shatteringly random news, Jimmy Kimmel’s “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” segment has let us know that just in case Cookie Monster kicks the cookie jar and needs a replacement, we’ve got BoFN legend (and world-saver) Dikembe Mutombo Mplondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo ready to pick up the slack and fill in for the poor blue fella! Just check out 1:54 of the video below, and hear the resemblance for yourelf!

Alright, that’s it for now. I have an important appointment with a bunch of formaldehyde in the morning. Enjoy your Fridays everyone!


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12 Responses to Mo’ne Davis and Jyoti Amge – Little Leaguers and Little People Headline Funny Names in the News 92

  1. ksbeth says:

    and i’m just imagining the names you’ll come up with once your brain has had a good formaldehyde pickling –

    by the way: patrick fitzgerald and gerald fitzpatrick were both students at my oldest daughter’s school at the same time. i loved it.

    • Dave says:

      Haha, hopefully my brain doesn’t get a good formaldehyde pickling anytime soon, although that would be an interesting funny names experiment 🙂

      I like those two names a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. kerbey says:

    Backwardly named and over r’ed are perfect descriptions. You must have eaten your Wheaties this morning. I’ve never heard of that Triple G boxer, but that does remind me that Jake LaMotta is on the 2014 Deathlist, the online list of celebs expected to pass this year. And man, those were some HARSH tweets to get all the way to Cookie Monster at the end. He would be a good fill-in, though. I hope he likes rubber duckies.

  3. To be able to pitch like that is a gift. To make the cover of Sports Illustrated as a Little Leaguer, priceless.

    • Dave says:

      It’s ridiculous! There’s a part of me that wonders if it’s good for these kids to have such major exposure at such a young age, but I think it does help them develop as people, even if they may not all be bound for the major leagues!

  4. Liz says:

    what is it with you med school students’ thing with overachieving? Wasn’t last week a vacation week? Making me look bad, boss 😉

    Them’s a whole lotta names, but I’m partial to your photo caption for Pres. Obama and Iggy. I hope Iggy realizes that part of her fame comes from her mention here at BoFN. Even Weird Al parodied Fancy and that’s for sure hitting the Big Time.

    Is Dikembe Mutombo the one with the video game you enjoyed? Speaking of BoFN history, I heard mention of the prancercise lady recently. A new video, I think. With real horses!

    Good to see your insanity continue at its usual breakneck pace. Carry on, carry on.

    • Liz says:

      And I quote: “This video goes a step beyond my original video, exploring the potential of getting fit along with a preferred partner, in a preferred environment, and even alongside preferred animals,” said Rohrback.”

      Hate to be juvenile (just can’t help myself in this case)–be sure to check out 3:29 if you don’t know about it yet.

      • Dave says:

        Wow, what an amazing lady! She is a fascinating one! And good eyes, catching the 3:29 moment! Jonna Rohrback is a cultural treasure!!!!

    • Dave says:

      Haha, I threw this together after 2 or 3 weeks of no FNITN. Hardly making you look bad! Dikembe Mutombo is the one with the awesome video game, and I expect Iggy realizes where all of her fame comes from :

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