Monday, July 13, 2009

She’s Looking for the Perfect Wave

A triple update to my long-neglected series “Ha Ha — This Person’s Name”:

From Sanam, a BBC report on the unfortunately named Major Dickie Head, though the humor of his name is tempered somewhat by the fact that he’s an Iraq War hero and we should all feel bad for laughing.

From Spencer, a KTLA report that bore the headline “Chihuahuas Confront Cougar in SoCal Garage” — which itself is kind of funny, as is any news article with the word cougar in the headline — but which is more noteworthy to this post and this poster because the human involved is named Anna Lee Spray. This about it. Adverbially.

And finally, a name whose existence proves that I understand very little about the Philippines: that of Dingdong Dantes, a big-name Filipino actor and underwear model. No, that’s not his real name, but the fact that he’d chose that as his stage name leads me to believe that the Philippines is different from the Unites States in at least one way.

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