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