October 19th, 2006

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It's Halloween Time!

Which means it's time to pick out the costume I'm going to wear to the big party being held under my desk. What will it be?

1. Sports man!
2. Comical exaggeration of political figure!
3. Super heroic imaginary adventurer!
4. Ethnic/racial stereotype!
5. Shabbily assembled version of briefly popular film character!
6. Ditto ditto ditto ditto ditto ditto ditto television ditto!
7. Female archetype, only SEXY!
8. Conceptual joke that is actually not a costume at all!
9. Giant pretzel! (Bavaria only.)
10. Fat loser who lives with his family!

Also, I tell you what: there is nothing. NOTHING. More sadly amusing than looking through on-line archives of scifi/comic convention costumes. Thank goodness I live in America during the internet age, where someone even lamer than me is only a Google search away.
bringin home a baby bumblebee


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List of Funny Names Released, part 2

The Annual Funny Sports Names Roundup concludes until next year.

National Hockey League: The 2006 Funny Name All-Stars*
ATLANTA THRASHERS: Garnet Exelby, Shane Hnidy, Glen Metropolit
BOSTON BRUINS: Wade Brookbank
BUFFALO SABRES: Maxim Afinogenov, Teppo Numinen
FLORIDA PANTHERS: Jay Bouwmeester, Ric Jackman, Jozef Stumpel
MONTREAL CANADIENS: Radek Bonk, Guillaume Latrendesse, Craig Rivet
NEW YORK ISLANDERS: Bruno Gervais, Miroslav Satan
NEW YORK RANGERS: Colton Orr, Thomas Pock, Fedor Tyutin
OTTAWA SENATORS**: Antoine Vermette
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS: Kristopher LeTang, Jarkko Ruutu, Brooks Orpik
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING: Martin St. Louis, Paul Ranger
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS: Staffan Kronwall, Johnny Pohl

National Hockey League: The 2006 Funny Name All-Stars
ANAHEIM DUCKS: Ilya Bryzgalov
CALGARY FLAMES: Roman Hamrlik, Dion Phaneuf
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS: Rene Borque, Michal Handzus
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS: Jason Chimera, Adam Foote
DALLAS STARS: Antti Miettinen
DETROIT RED WINGS**: Henrik Zetterberg
EDMONTON OILERS: Shawn Horcoff, Marty Reasoner
MINNESOTA WILD: Derek Boogaard
NASHVILLE PREDATORS: Vernon Fiddler, Darcy Hordichuk, David Legwand, Jordin Tootoo
PHOENIX COYOTES: Georges LaRacque, Keith Yandle
SAN JOSE SHARKS: Jonathan Cheechoo
ST. LOUIS BLUES: Roman Polak, Dennis Wideman
VANCOUVER CANUCKS: Alex Burrows, Sami Salo

Major League Soccer: The 2006 Funny Name All-Stars
CHICAGO FIRE: Floyd Franks, Logan Pause, Thiago Thiago
COLUMBUS CREW: Duncan Oughton, Rusty Pierce
D.C. UNITED: Facundo Erpen, Robert Ssejjema
KANSAS CITY WIZARDS: Will John, Jack Jewsbury
NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION**: Tony Lochead, Taylor Twellman
NEW YORK RED BULLS: Edson Buddle, Blake Camp, Steve Jolley, Marvell Wynne

CHIVAS U.S.A.: Preston Burpo
COLORADO RAPIDS: Hunter Freeman, Steven Keel, Bouana Coundoul
FC DALLAS: David Wagenfuhr, Shaka Hislop
HOUSTON DYNAMO**: Adrian Sirioux
LOS ANGELES GALAXY: Quavas Kirk, Ednaldo de Conciecao
REAL SALT LAKE: Seth Trembley, Willis Forko, Scott Garlick

*: Note: hockey, as a rule, has the least funny names of any major team sport.

**: Winners, Least Funny Names in League award.