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Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith

We at the BoFN love names with alliteration. Say it with me. Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith. While Smith is not a funny name, add a color and you get a whole lot more. Let’s get the ball rolling. What’s black … Continue reading

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Milana Vayntrub–who?

“Apparently, we love our cell phones but hate everyone else’s”-Joe Bob Briggs Milana Aleksandrovna Vayntrub (b. March 8, 1987,  Tashkent, Uzbekistan) is an American actress whom you may not have heard of,  but you have probably seen.   She plays … 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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Caroline Charonplop Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

I got kyatapulted into Kyary blogging on a whim, when I started imitating the Blog of Funny Names at my place. Now that I’m actually on the BoFN crew, it’s time to bring everything ’round full circle and put Kyary … Continue reading

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2013 Funny Names In Review: Introducing the Horsey Awards!

“I don’t deserve this award.  But then I have arthritis and I don’t deserve that, either.”–Jack Benny Oscars…Emmys…Tonys…Pulitzers…who cares?  There is a new accolade that every up-and-coming celebrity can now aspire to, over and above anything else out there. Welcome … Continue reading

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