Good morning all you nomenophiles and Latin pedants eager to correct non-words on your screen! Join us for yet another roundup of “news” filled to the brim with awesome names, cool monikers and the very strangest of aliases.
We begin with perhaps the fluffiest, most insignificant news article I’ve seen this year (and I saw this one). But I’ll forgive WhoTV.com because it takes place in Goochland, Virginia. Gotta love a place called Goochland. According to some strange locals, the shape of a moonwalking Michael Jackson was spotted in a cloud during a lightning storm over the town. Word of warning, the page has a video of the event that is actually just a still image sitting there for 30 seconds while you wait for the moonwalk and eventually get really annoyed at the lack of Michael Jackson action and leave the page. So you’re welcome.
Thanks to our skywatcher Dave for spotting that one.
Dave has also been keeping an eye on boxing events. I know, out of character! He brings us the news that Palangpol CP Freshmart defeated Samuel Tehuayo via 9th round TKO last Friday. If his boxing career ever fizzles he can always open a chain of greengrocers with a name like that.
And so we move on to a more kinetic and exciting sport, golf. Take it away, Mark :
In the usually funny name challenged sport of Golf, the Open Championship is underway at the birthplace of golf–The Old Course, St. Andrews, Scotland. And this year the there is a veritable plethora of tongue twisters. Back for another shot after their good showings at the U.S. Open are Joost Luiten and Ollie Schniederjans. They are joined on the links by the likes of Jaco Van Zyh, Thongdee Jaidee, Koumei Oda, Jonas Blixt, and my personal favorite, the irrepressible Kiradech Aphibarnrat. (OK, I don’t know if Aprhibarnrat really is irrepressible, but his name surely is) .
Thanks Mark! These days names like that seem to be just par for the course.
Next, basketball’s own Jason “White Chocolate” Williams has a son named Jaxon Williams, and he too can play some ball. Check out his mad skillz!
In sadder news, “scruffy-faced” inventor Burt Shavitz has passed away at the age of 80 in Bangor, Maine. See our loving profile of Burt from a few months back to learn more about his life, and check out the movie on Netflix. It’s pretty fun!
That’s all we have this week! Check back in next time, when we hopefully have a report of Elvis Presley’s hips having been spotted in a pot of jam in Oniontown, NY. Toodles!