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ZaSu, Not Zazu, Pitts

Once upon a time, a one-legged Civil War veteran named Rulandus Pitts married a woman named Nelly Shay, and they partook of afternoon delights and made a baby, whom they named Eliza Susan Pitts, after Rulandus’s two sisters. By jamming the end of Eliza … Continue reading

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Irrepressible Imogene Coca

Wacky Imogene Coca (1908-2001) may be best remembered for playing opposite Sid Caesar in Your Show of Shows, which ran Saturday nights on NBC from 1950 to 1954. However, folks under 60 may remember her as Aunt Jenny on The Brady Bunch or the patently annoying Aunt Edna … Continue reading

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Cary Joji Fukunaga

So Dave and I do this thing where we write comments on each other’s Blog of Funny Names posts before they’re published.* It feels a lot like passing notes in homeroom, but with more puns and a bigger vocabulary. It’s … Continue reading

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Crispin Hellion Glover: An Evening With A Man and His Slideshow

This past Friday night, after one heck of a week (and one heck of a FNITN), I had the great pleasure to spend time with Arto & Leslie absorbing some of the wit & wisdom of one Crispin Hellion Glover … Continue reading

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Jenji Kohan

Choosing the topic for today’s post was tough. When you’re doing a lot of writing (as I have been with my med school apps), you also tend to find yourself doing other things. It varies – I’ve done guitar playing, … Continue reading

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