Hap-hap-happy Holidays everyone!!! It’s Funny Names in the News, edition 95.
It’s a very happy holiday season indeed, funny names fans! Dave here, and I’ve been so delighted to be done with my “gut course” (thanks Diddy), that I didn’t even realize that the BoFN has been chock-full of awesome material (and not just chock-based conjecture) lately. On Tuesday, Liz posted about alcohol (which is always a winning topic in my book), and then on Wednesday, Kerbey weighed in with an awesome lady named ZaSu, who is peripherally related to… boxing!!!!! That led to my heartfelt proclamation that “Funny names + Some peripheral reference to boxing = Dave is in Heaven!”
So the pressure is on, folks, for a star-studded Funny Names in the News today… and luckily what I have will (hopefully) not disappoint! … gulp….
We start off with the retirement of one Stephen Colbert, who closed out his legendary political satire show The Colbert Repor(t) this week to move on to greener pastures as the host of The Late Show following David Letterman’s retirement. To all funny names fans, this means we must remember the fantastic time that Colbert spectacularly broke character to laugh at the name…
This was part of a compilation of Colbert completely breaking character.
From spoof political coverage to something that I think was supposed to be a bit more credible, but still ended up hilarious, Morning Joe correspondent Mika Brzezinski took a break from cleaning up awkward scrabble racks, to bring us this delightful moment last week when she learned about what a “Furry” is! For the uninitiated… (and don’t ask me what the “initiation” process for Furrydom is), a “Furry” is a person who dresses up in a giant furry costume, usually in the presence of other Furries, and do… Heaven knows what… I just hope that what happens at Midwest FurFest stays at Midwest Furfest… because that looks like a lot of dudes!
Furries were in the news recently because the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago came under fire after there was a suspected chlorine gas poisoning, allegedly targeted at the Furries themselves. 19 were brought to the hospital, but thankfully no deaths were reported.
The Hyatt Regency O’Hare is a building… and speaking of buildings… and architecture… Staten Island Live informs us that Elizabeth Egbert has been posthumously awarded the Albert P. Melniker Award, which is bestowed annually upon “a structure, exhibit or person that enhances the quality of life of the Staten Island community.” Ms. Egbert receives the award for her commitment to the Staten Island Museum, which is a place I’ll definitely check out next time I’m in the area.
Next, in the “Does it Quack Like a Duck?” category, we are sad to inform you that less than 50% of what Dr. Mehmet Oz says “has no evidence, and is contradicted by real science.” That’s a darn shame, because a UPenn educated, Columbia University heart surgeon could be a great spokesperson for the scientific method, but alas that is not the case. Oh well, at least we have his delightful name to keep us happy.
Keep us happy… we know just the thing for that!
And of course, that is accompanied by this photo of the Benedict Cumberbatch Hair Ruffle, with Amb’s delightful original caption that I somehow wasn’t allowed to modify for today’s post. Probably because we at the BoFN don’t believe in tampering with greatness.
So jaunt on over to the name generator, and then let us know what you get… today you may address me as Brandybuck Cumberbund!
Today… who am I kidding? You can always address me that way! Enjoy your Fridays folks!