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.

Groucho Marx: A funny man with a funny name, playing characters with even funnier names.

“Those are my principles.  If you don’t like them, I have others.”–Groucho Marx Julius Henry “Groucho” Marx (October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977) was not only one of the funniest men to ever live, he also played some of … Continue reading

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A Name for the Ages: Oliphant Chuckerbutty

“Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.”–Winston Churchill In the beginning, there was Outerbridge Horsey.  And Outerbridge Horsey begat Outerbridge Horsey, Jr., who begat Outerbridge Horsey III, who begat Outerbridge Horsey IV and … Continue reading

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Break out the Trophies (or break them)–2nd Annual Outerbridge Horsey Awards

“Awards do not pay the mortgage.”–Kevin Chamberlin I’m taking a poll.  All those who don’t agree with the above quote, send me $100.  Let’s prove it wrong. Now, let’s get down to business.  2014 may be over, but the awards season for … Continue reading

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From the Archives of Early Television: Howdy Doody and Winky Dink

Buffalo Bob: “What time is it?” Peanut Gallery: “It’s Howdy Doody Time!” My age is showing, but what the %#@.  If you’re an American baby boomer the name Howdy Doody (1947-1960) is synonymous with seminal children’s television–perhaps the most recognized name … Continue reading

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Ova, Ova, Ova: Funny Names at the U.S. Open

“It’s true I always try to be as seductive as possible, but I wouldn’t be here if I couldn’t play tennis.”–Anna Kournikova Rybarikova…Rodionova…Cepelova…Strycova…Pronkova…to the uninitiated these names may sound like they came straight from the roster of the Moscow Ballet.   In fact, … Continue reading

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