Author Archives: Mark Sackler

About Mark Sackler

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

Deep Purple Names

I’m betting you’ve never heard the names Antonino and Carol Vincinette LoTempio. I’m also betting, if you are of a certain age, that you’ve heard of them under two very different names. And, of course, you’ve heard them sing. They are publicly … Continue reading

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Humpy Koneru–Qxe4 mate!

“Women, by their nature, are not exceptional chess players.”–Gary Kasparov, former world chess champion ” We want more women players to take up chess.”–Viswanathan Anand, more recent former world chess champion “I get more upset when I lose at Monopoly.”–Magnus … Continue reading

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How to mix a Pink Martini: China Forbes, Storm Large, and Meow Meow

“Happiness is a dry martini and a good woman…or a bad woman.”–George Burns. I must admit, I’ll take any one or all three of  the George Burns aforementioned above.  But when it comes to martinis, my favorite is a pink … Continue reading

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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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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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