Author Archives: Mark Sackler

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"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."-Alan Kay; let's invent a better future, together.

Grand Finale: One and Only Poll, Dave’s Greatest Sports Names

“Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.”–Herman Melville Call me Doofus.   Some years ago–never mind how long precisely–having little or no life, and nothing in particular to interest me in … Continue reading

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5th Annual Poll: Funniest Names In The 2017 NFL Draft

Note, this post occurs concurrently on The Millennium Conjectures.   I also blog and podcast on futurist topics at Seeking Delphi. “They certainly give very strange names to diseases.”–Plato Polls are closed.  Jake Butt is the winner of the 2017 Funniest Name in … Continue reading

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Taylor Harry Fritz–er, or is it Fritz Harry Taylor?

“Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row.”–Vitas Gerulaitis when he finally beat Jimmy Connors after losing to him 16 straight times. Here at The Blog of Funny Names, we’ve always had a fascination with people who have two last … Continue reading

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4th Time’s the Charm: Funniest Names in the 2016 NFL Draft

“If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead”–Erma Bombeck” “Rats, suspended again,” said Tom, deflated.** **If you’re too young to remember Tom Swifties, check out the history here. It’s that magical time … Continue reading

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Funny Names in British History

“When it’s three o’clock in New York, it’s still 1938 in London.”–Bette Midler When one thinks about British History, the names that come to mind are not all that funny.   Funny Names?  Maybe funny numbers?  Henry VIII…Richard III…Elizabeth II? … Continue reading

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