Here’s to King Dave, who taught me about more than funny names

Back when I was wet behind the ears, I dreamed about being a writer for BoFN.

Then Dave Carlson opened his big, fuzzy heart and let me into the big leagues.

Well, something like that.

I was writing along at markbialczak.com when my fellow bloggers Liz and Kerbey told me about this spot they both were posting at. The Blog of Funny Names, they nudged me to check out. ย It ran almost daily stories frequently written by some seriously funny folks.

IMG_7561The ringleader was a guy by the name of Dave Carlson. He got in touch with me, and I must have passed muster. Maybe it was my name. In any case, he gave me a montly slot on his blog, and in November, 2014, off I went with a piece on golfer Fred Funk.

It went live on the blog. I held my breath.

Dave Carlson commented in a thread with Kerbey.

“Wait, Fred was a boxer?!?!?! Iโ€™m not sure if you know how much this excites me, but it really does!!!!”

I was in.

I learned that Dave was so into arcane sports facts.

Over the course of the next few years, we traded odd views and remarks about that and this, Hollywood folks and other peculiarities I came up with for his blog.

For some reason, I started to call him King Dave. His world. I only wrote in it, you know.

So now I bow to this worldly ruler as he wages such an important and courageous fight.

You rule to me, King Dave. Thanks for reigning with just the right touch.

If you haven’t yet, take a look at great piece NBC San Diego did about King Dave’s journey against brain cancer.

Dave’s friends have put up a Go Fund Me page.

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About markbialczak

Mark Bialczak is a veteran journalist. He started his blog, markbialczak.com, in February, 2013, to write about music, entertainment, sports and life.
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19 Responses to Here’s to King Dave, who taught me about more than funny names

  1. ksbeth says:

    all hail king dave! and here’s to one of his finest writers – (p.s. liz and i are going to meet in person tonight -we’ll raise a toast to king dave)

  2. wdydfae says:

    “. . . Dave rules, and Mr. Mark ROCKS . . .”

    “. . . BoFN’s seasoned pro saunters back in, and with characteristic modesty underplays his top class contribution to the BoFN canon . . .”

    “. . . It’s the return of the Markmeister . . . The boys are definitely back in town . . .”

    “. . . Mark played some Funk-kay music with that first post, and now he returns to lay down some champion grooves for the man! . . .”

  3. Dave says:

    Thank you Mark! Beautiful stuff to read, just before I head over to start back up on my rotations. I appreciate it, and all of you!

  4. Love this, Mark!
    And I love the new banner whoever did it.

  5. Reblogged this on Fannie Cranium's and commented:

    Rave for Dave Campaign over at the BoFN Day 9.

  6. Liz says:

    King Dave, yes. Those were the days ๐Ÿ™‚ Forever grateful to have made the connection with you and the other Daveworld peasants. Good to see you here!

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