Hello hello, and welcome to the very first Funny Names in the News of 2015!
I think it’s the first, I haven’t quite been paying attention. I’ll probably still be writing 2014 in the date fields of most forms for the next six months. Some of take a moment to adjust to these things.
On to the “news”! Our intrepid wedding reporter Dave uncovered this article from Buzzfeed describing how Shelby Swink‘s fiancee got cold feet and canceled their wedding, and she did something awesome. She decided to go ahead with the wedding photo shoot, but only with herself in the pictures trashing the wedding dress with her friends. Pretty fun looking pictures, considering the unfortunate circumstances. Thanks, Wedding Dave!
In fact, all of today’s articles are uncovered by Intrepid Dave. He tells us that little league starlet Mo’ne Ikea Davis was named AP’s female athlete of the year. Presumably the male athlete of the year was Ha-Ha Clinton Dix. One can hope.
The rapper Ludacris has married his long term girlfriend Eudoxie Mbouguiengue after a long-term two week engagement. Our congratulations to the happy couple.
Congratulations also are in order for ageless boxer Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins, who turned 50 yesterday! Well, actually I suppose that means he’s not really ageless. His age is 50. But you catch my drift.
This year’s Oscar nominations were announced today. Among all the reading of names in the announcement ceremony was the delightful mistake where Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs accidentally referred to cinematographer Dick Pope as “Dick Poop”. Mr. Pope’s response : “I’ve been called a lot worse.” And presumably in less happy circumstances, he was after all nominated for an Oscar today.
Other well named nominees include our very own Benedict Cumberbatch – yes, the Blog of Funny Names is now claiming ownership for the massively popular actor – editor Barney Pilling of the Grand Budapest Hotel, and the delightfully repetitive composer Jóhann Jóhannson.
Our favorite film in the Animated Short Film category is definitely The Dam Keeper, mostly because it is directed by Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi. As usual, the popular audience is mostly tuned into the Sound Editing category, where many of the best names reside. This year, these include American Sniper‘s Bud Asman, Birdman‘s Aaron Glasscock, and The Hobbit‘s Brent Burge. Good luck to all of the above.
Happy Weekend all, that about wraps it up.