Amazing and Funny Planet Names and Butterbean magic – Funny Names In The News 110

Io triumphe!

Haben slaben Rebecca le animor! Boom-de rai-de ai-de pah!

Con-slomadee hob-dob bolde bar! Bolde bar!

Con-slomadee hob-dob rah! O C Rah!

Good morning, folks! Just starting out today’s edition of Funny Names in the News with the legendary cheer of Occidental College, “Io Triumphe” (that’s an i, so it sounds like “Yo Triumphe”), which my dad learned during his Cal Tech years in the 60’s, and passed on to me and my siblings over the years!

How is this related to funny names in the news? Well, saying Bolde Bar! is super fun, and I want to meet someone named Rebecca le Animor, but more importantly, Io reminds me of Jupiter’s moon Io, and this gets us to something truly awesome.

Our Intergalactic Planetary Correspondent, Mark “The Spark” Sackler points out that they’re naming exoplanets, and doing so in the most delightful way – by an online vote!

Search Google for

Search Google for “Funny Planet,” and this is the first result!

Some of our favorites (from a cursory glance at some of the many amazing names out there):

Gvov for Ain (epsilon Tauri). 

Misopan (a soybean paste bun) for Edasich (iota Draconis). This one gets bonus points for the peculiarity of naming a planet after a food, and going for the ordinary instead of the lofty, meaningful names others have come up with!

Leisurely Fish for Fomalhaut (alpha Piscis Austrini), to which Kerbey replied “How can you adverb a noun?”

Herschel, Uhuru, or Telemachus for upsilon Andromedae

Palmyra or Kharoof for Errai (gamma Cephei)

Christmas Island for 55 Cancri

Rock’n’Roll Star for PSR1215+12

But those names only scratch the surface of the awesome proposed planet names! Go ahead and vote for planet names, and then let us know your favorites in the comments!

Butterbean - a big man, with big talent, a big personality, and a candy machine to advertise!

Butterbean – a big man, with big talent, a big personality, and a candy machine to advertise!

Moving from distant worlds, to the wide world of sports, Arto and Dave played trivia last week (what a surprise, I know!) and had a little fun with the name of Eric “Butterbean” Esch.

Not just the name, but the guy’s overall splendidness!

Can we name a planet Butterbean? How can we make this happen?

Butterbean! It’s just so fun to say! A while back, he decided to make a transition to MMA and Kickboxing,  compiling a pretty solid record there too! Butterbean went on to split a two-fight series with the talented Wesley “Cabbage” Correira. Not sure what it is with these food names, but I like it!

In more sporting news, Mark “Moves Like Tony Stark” informs us that Ikemefuma “IK” Enemkpali broke the jaw of Jets quarterback Geno Smith in an altercation, but eyewitnesses say that Geno “deserved it.”

Melvin Webb's Peculiar Purple Pontiac!

Melvin Webb’s Peculiar Purple Pontiac!

In North Carolina news, we are pleased to report that David Whisenant’s hunt for the owner of the Peculiar Purple Pontiac has come to an end, as the Peculiar Purple Pontiac possessor was found to be Melvin Webb. Eureka! The best thing is that Melvin’s attire is as colorful as his car, and his name!

Can we please name a planet Peculiar Purple Pontiac? How can we make this happen?!?

Thanks for joining us for another edition of Funny Names in the News, and if you figure out how we can name a planet “Butterbean” or “Peculiar Purple Pontiac”, please please please let us know! Until next time, take it easy like the googly-eyed people on Kerbey’s recently unearthed Lucky Strike ad!

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24 Responses to Amazing and Funny Planet Names and Butterbean magic – Funny Names In The News 110

  1. markbialczak says:

    The Earth could revolve around Butterbean, Arto. And the light reflecting off that pallid belly of his, I’m shading my eyes as we speak! Please, Eric, do not hunt me down and kick me into the next galaxy.

    • Dave says:

      Oh shoot, I forgot to change the author!!! The draft was created under Arto’s name, but I ended up stepping in and writing it because the blond guy is on a plane to Boston en route to Iceland and Finland right now!

      I really really think they should name some celestial object after Butterbean! It would make me very happy!

      • markbialczak says:

        Yes, King Dave. I can see the parent and child looking skyward for the kind lecture. “That, my young one, is Butterbean, the bright one over there …”

        • Dave says:

          That needs to be happen! I’d become way more interested in astronomy if they made that happen! “Butterbean” is so fun to say!

  2. Mark Sackler says:

    My favorite planet name nominee is Jiyaiantobaba for a famous Japanese wrestler. If that name wins the vote, it could be up for two Horseys at the end of the year…for both news and sports funny names of the year.

  3. ksbeth says:

    i’m all in for leisurely fish.

  4. kerbey says:

    I want to know more about Christmas Island. Crikey, I need to go there. It is fun to say Peculiar Purple Pontiac and Ikemefuma “IK” Enemkpali (which looks dirty, and I can almost hear my butch middle school coach telling us to hush our potty mouths), but truly Butterbean is the most fun. I have always loved saying Butterbean. Kevin Fowler is a country artist and Texan who has a song called “Butterbean” that sounds like old time western swing. “She’s my little butterbean, the cutest thing you ever seen…”

    However, she probably does not weigh in at 425 like this guy, who also resembles a lima bean, if we’re being honest about our legume resemblances, or “doppelgangers,” as Mark would say. I’d never heard of Eric Esch, which reminds me of artist M.C. Escher. Did you know that stands for Maurits Cornelis? Maurits Cornelis sounds like a moon planet itself. Awesome! His wife’s name was Jetta, as in Volkswagen Jetta. B-bb-bba Bennie and the Jettas…

    • Dave says:

      Wow! That was pure stream-of-consciousness brilliance! I’m envisioning a new feature at the BoFN, where we just present two random names and a few facts, and let Kerbey riff on it like nobody’s business! You have a gift. A gift of gab! Did you ever kiss the Blarney Stone?

      • kerbey says:

        If it’s not in this country, then no. I can’t drive my sensible sedan to Ireland. And even if I could, we have limestone here.

        • Dave says:

          If anyone can drive a sensible sedan to Ireland, it’s you! I believe in you! Maybe there’s a shortcut across the north pole, going down through Russia, and then taking the chunnel to Ireland!

          • kerbey says:

            Pretty sure I can get a toll road sticker and hop on the Panama Canal.

          • Dave says:

            This is why I believe in you! You never stop thinking of good options! I think it’d be even better if you got onto a giant cargo ship without them knowing it. Perhaps you’d get to do some stunt driving… in your sensible sedan!

          • kerbey says:

            That sounds very Tom Cruise or Matt Damon. Good idea.

          • Dave says:

            Yes! And then you can pull a Tom Cruise run, which they loved to spoof on Cougar Town!

            Not included in that clip is the scene where Jules (Courteney Cox) talks about imitating the world’s tiniest superhero, then everyone asks “How are you going to imitate Mighty Mouse?” and then they realize she’s talking about Tom Cruise!

          • kerbey says:

            I definitely will try the Tom Cruise Run. Courtney looks no-nonsense in hers.

      • wdydfae says:

        I’m totally in favor of the “Stream of Kerbsciousness” feature.

        Delighful FNitN.

        • Dave says:

          Kerbsciousness!!!! Remember last week, when I didn’t say you were the Mark Twain of commenting, but I also didn’t NOT say you were the Mark Twain of commenting? I might have to switch that to Shakespeare now, since you sometimes go into verse, and just displayed a penchant for making up words!

          • wdydfae says:

            That’s nice to hear, especially since I couldn’t get the blurbs off the ground. Mind you, I gave it some serious thought, like the Aquarius theme “. . . Butterbeeeeean shall drive the exoplanets . . . in Melvin’s souped-up car . . . this is the driving of Peculiar Purple Pontiac, Peculiar Purple Pontiac, pecuuuuliarrrrr, pecuuuuullliiiaaaarrrrrr, pecuuuliaaaaaaaar . . .” I was also trying to do something with the Star Trek opening monologue. But it collapsed under its own weight.

          • Dave says:

            Hahaha, that occasionally happens when the topic of your blurb is a 425 pound athlete (and a darn talented one at that!)

  5. I miss all the jewels in the comments when I travel. Great post, Dave.

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