DAILY DIRT: Steve and his funny names
If I had to choose any of the following names for my own, I think I would go with “Chris P. Bacon” … Welcome to today’s three thoughts that make up Vol. 493 of The Daily Dirt.
1. Daily life is difficult enough, but what if you were saddled with one of these actual names?
- A major television screenwriter and producer for such programs as “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Law and Order” is a fellow named Speed Weed.
- Sam Sung works for Apple’s Pacific Centre in Vancouver, B.C.
- Dong Dong is a world-class Chinese trampoline gymnast.
- A professor of medieval history at the University of Rhode Island is named Joelle Rollo-Koster.
- Chris P. Bacon is an American composer. (His middle name is Paul.)
- Moe Lester was the name of a gentleman who died in 2008 in Quebec, Canada.
- Dr. Shit Fun Chew is a scientist at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
- A doctor who once worked for the University of Washington served as a research consultant for a study on “The Effects of Marijuana on Mental Health” was named Susan Stoner.
- There is a lawyer in New York City named Sue Yoo. (I’m definitely calling her if the need arises!)
- I won’t say we’ve saved the best for last, but a former mayor of Fort Wayne, Ind., was named Harry Baals.
2. These are my favorite songs with the names cities in them:
Gold medal: “San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair),” by Scott McKenzie, considered a generational anthem from 1967. McKenzie died at age 73 in 2012.
Silver medal: “One Night In Bangkok,” by Murray Head, with the memorable line, “I get my kicks above the waistline, Sunshine.”
Bronze medal:“Cleveland Rocks,” originally released by Ian Hunter, but made famous by Drew Carey.
3. For the record, the only time I have ever wagered on a football game was one time around 1976, so I offer the following for entertainment purposes only.
These are the best records by NFL teams of beating the weekly point spread (according to Caesars Sportsbook in Las Vegas):
- Cincinnati: 12-3
- New York (Giants): 12-4
- Detroit: 11-5
- Los Angeles (Chargers): 10-5-1
And these are the worst records:
- Tampa Bay: 4-11-1
- Los Angeles (Rams): 5-10-1
- Chicago: 5-10-1
- Indianapolis: 6-10
- Kansas City: 6-10
Steve Thought O’ The Day — Speed Weed would also be a great name for NASCAR driver.
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