What’s crack-a-lackin’ folks? It’s another star-studded edition of Funny Names in the News. I told Arto I was gonna write this last night (and wrote those first two sentences then) but sleep happens and I’m writing this now as your morning salute.
So in news that was kinda news two months ago, they found a Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake in California. Luckily that story didn’t really amount to more yellow-bellied sea snakes, but it was an unusual sighting.
That reminds me of the time Arto dressed up as a birdwatcher for an Environmental Themed Halloween party. Being the fabulous Finn that he is, he brought a list of funny bird names to find…
and so on. It was good clean fun for the whole family! But he was unsuccessful at spotting birds.
In “Things Dave Saw on Facebook That Luckily Didn’t Get Worse,” there was an Amber Alert near Waxahatchie, Texas, which is kinda near where Kerbey is from! Not really, but it is in Texas. But Texas is a huge state. Huger than most countries. I haven’t heard or read any updates on the story, so I hope it has come to a peaceful and positive resolution.
In Fantastic News Paying Honor to Fallen Nascar Comrades, there was the recent announcement of the Dick Trickle movie! They released the trailer ofr it! The movie is called “White Knight” which is a pretty cool thing to have your movie named after. I want to be a knight. I guess people call me Sir every once in a while. That counts right? Or maybe it doesn’t, since they’re not British… and they’re not people with remarkable longevity who like to dress to the nines and photobomb people’s selfies.
OK, so we’ve established that I’m not a knight. And it’s not even 9am yet.
But Dick Trickle is awesome, and an old BOFN favorite. RIP White Knight.
In news that’s about “football” that has no pigskin or bulky Americans, our BoFN version of Mister Finntastic, Arto Whatshisnaaaaaame brings us this fantastic news update, or as he describes it, a “FNITN Ditty.”
“Port Vale owner Norman Smurthwaite was so pissed off by his team’s loss that he put his whole club up for sale!”
Hint, “football” is soccer. Or “Association Football,” which may have been shortened to “Assoc” which then morphed into Soccer, which is a far more clear term. Even if the Queen wouldn’t call it that.
I wonder if Mr. Smurthwaite will accept Ikea Credit, or a Master Promissory Note for med school loans that is rapidly approaching $100,000 in less than two years. If so, I guess my dream of owning an Association Football team will just have to remain a dream. Not that I really dream about that. But hey, it’s not like a team gets put up for sale too often. Assoc! Gylfi Sigurdsson! Set Pieces! Fishing and stuff (that Gylfi Sigurdsson post was fun)! Woo!
That’s all for now. Until next week, make sure not to get bitten by any venomous, unusual, yellow-bellied sea snakes. Please! We love our readers too much and want y’all to stay alives! Happy Friday!