What’s In A Name?

Thanksgiving is done and now we wait for the next “big” meal….Christmas….since I refuse to be part of the blind consumerism that is the “holiday shopping” days….I will instead offer up a little humor…..

Doews anyone remember the movie “16 Candles”?  If so then you will recall a very memorable character in the movie, Long Duc Dong.  If so then I can do you one better….

Wondering why “Phuc Dat Bich” was trending on Twitter? No, it’s not some crazy new spelling of a foul-mouthed slam, it’s … a guy’s name. And it’s making headlines because the 23-year-old is quite unhappy that Facebook keeps shutting down his account over suspicions it’s a fake name, Australia’s News Network reports. “I’ve been accused of using a false and misleading name of which I find very offensive,” the Vietnamese-Australian wrote, alongside of a picture of his passport that he posted to the social media site. “I find it highly irritating the fact that nobody seems to believe me when I say that my full legal name is how you see it.”

His name is actually pronounced Phoop Dook Bic, per ANN, which notes that “Phuc Dat” is a common Vietnamese name. “He’s able to get through international airports so it is legitimate,” one of the man’s friends—refuting suggestions that the passport had been doctored—tells the Herald Sun. As the Huffington Post points out, the photo was originally posted in January, but for some reason surged in popularity this week, and currently has about 140,000 “likes” and has been shared more than 75,000 times.

If it were me….I would change it to John Smith.

I knew it was too good to be true……

As the Sydney Morning Herald puts it, Phuc Dat Bich “faked dat” name. The 23-year-old Australian who convinced the world that his awkward-sounding name had resulted in Facebook shutting down his account now says the whole thing was a hoax. He apparently spilled the beans after SBS News contacted him with doubts about his story, noting that a passport photo he provided was Photoshopped and the name “Bich” isn’t a common Vietnamese surname. “What started as a joke between friends became a prank that made a fool out of the media,” he wrote on Facebook Wednesday, identifying himself as Joe Carr—or possibly “joker,” per the BBC. He tells the Herald his name is actually Tin Le, while Mashable identifies him by way of a supposed former classmate as Thien Nguyen.

The Herald notes he asked to be called “Mr. T” for fear that he would lose his job. He says the ruse began “with me fooling Facebook, it then somehow shared across the pages.” The “ordeal” taught him “not to trust the credibility of the media,” the prankster adds. “It goes to show that an average joe like myself can con the biggest news sources with ease.” He also thanks the people who stood by him, even though it was all for naught. “To those who do have culturally specific and spectacular names, ignore the ignorance in those who may try to put you down,” he says. “Continue being the best person you can be and make your mark on the world in whatever way you can—even if it is a simple prank.”

Oh well….it was fun while it lasted……got his 15 minutes of fame…..

How To Cure Jolly Floggin’

Yep, the weekend and time for some silly stuff…….what is life without a little humor?

First, something I thought about while researching the other day…….For the life of me I cannot see the point of a circle!  Think about it.

Now…………… Sriracha?  I am sick of this crap!  Just as I was sick of the crap it replaced….Buffalo Sauce……you want hot then man up and eat Harissa……that should have you begging for ice cream…..

Now to the grits and the gravy of day’s post……..it is a bit personal….I do not usually do personal….but what the hell we are all friends, right?……

I recall when I discovered what to do with the horribly big erection in the morning…….all I had to do was get a hold of myself and……Flog my Jolly!

Then it became almost mandatory to do so……surely there was a cure for that compulsion……VIOLA!  There was and you will not believe what it was…….

Kellogg’s Corn Flakes sure are tasty, crunchy, and a great cure for masturbation. Sorry, the last bit’s not true—but it’s partly why John Harvey Kellogg and his brother invented the cereal back in 1878, Real Clear Science reports. An outspoken surgeon, writer, and medical chief at Battle Creek Sanitarium in Michigan, Kellogg abstained from sex and warned against the alleged dangers of masturbation. Such dangers included insanity, impotence, epilepsy, acne, poor posture, and blindness, in Kellogg’s view. Among his tips: Avoid all “exciting and irritating food,” wrote the Seventh Day Adventist. “A man that lives on pork, fine-flour bread, rich pies and cakes, and condiments, drinks tea and coffee and uses tobacco, might as well try to fly as to be chaste in thought.”

He also invented a few grain breakfast cereals “as healthy, ready-to-eat anti-masturbatory morning meals,” reports Mental Floss. Brother Will, who managed the sanitarium’s books, helped him invent corn flakes but wanted sugar on them to help them sell—an addition John refused to accept. Meanwhile, John suggested more severe anti-masturbatory practices, like running a wire through boys’ foreskins to curb erections and burning the clitoris with carbolic acid to keep girls’ fingers away. Today we know the health benefits of self-love, like reduced depression, lowered prostate-cancer risk, and a better immune system, the Conversation notes.

There you have it…..the next time you get the urge to flog your jolly just pour yourself a bowl of corn flakes and relax……..the urge will dissipate……

AHHHHHH………….I feel better already!

Humor Is Where You Find It!

Sunday in the park…..(Chicago song)…….and I was trying to think of something clever and witty to post about today…….I was racking my brain and then I read a piece about some guy in Texas…….(need I say more?)

The US government has a training exercise going on in Texas and when it was announced the governor of Texas issued an order for the National Guard to keep tabs on the US military during the exercise……and of course the echo chamber for mental midgets turned the exercise in the government moving to declare martial law and subjugate the people of Texas………

I wait for the shooting and the martial law to begin…….and I wait……and wait….and……..

So when I read this story I thought of that situation……..

Things not to do in the 2am hour on a Thursday night: attempt to shoot an armadillo. Deputies with the Cass County Sheriff’s Department say a Texas man told them he was trying to do that when the bullet apparently ricocheted and struck him in the head instead. The details remain thin, but KTRE reports he was treated for minor injuries at a hospital. Something quite similar occurred in April when a Georgia man fired at an armadillo, only to have the bullet ricochet and strike his mother-in-law’s back. In that case, Larry McElroy did manage to kill the armadillo. There’s no word on the Texas armadillo’s fate.

Why did I think of Operation Jade Helm from this story?

Texans are up in arms about the US holding such a training exercise that they are running for their guns…….the problem is if this is a typical gun totting Texan then maybe they should just submit…….I mean if one cannot shoot an Armadillo without hitting yourself in the head………I do not think they would be much good trying to fight the best military in the world…….right?

Then there is the other side of the coin……..since guns are so important in Texas….maybe the armadillo was armed and was only firing in self-defense…..you know kinda like “stand your ground”…….

Whatcha think?

Franklin: What A Guy!

I did my grad work on early American political history and I came to love Ben Franklin……..of course most will think about his inventions like bi-focal and such or his Almanac and  for others it will be his womanizing ways both here and in France…..but for me it was his extreme sense of humor

This piece is about his essay on the problem of flatulence….


In 1781, Benjamin Franklin wrote an essay about farting – Vox.