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Starting at forward for your Los Angeles Lakers....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by $100T2, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. $100T2

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    Number 15, Metta World Peace!

    Ron Artest is trying to legally change his name to "Metta World Peace".

    Focus: Discuss this and other asinine name changes, like Chad Ochocinco and World B. Free. Feel free to suggest awesome new names for your favorite athletes, too.

    The fun alt-focus: What would you change your name to? Or, suggest a screen name change for another member of the board, but explain the rationale and/or at least make it funny. Who knows, maybe NettDaddy will make it happen.
     
  2. DrFrylock

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    Sadly, we'll all get used to it. I am sure people went "wha?" when Lew Alcindor changed his name to Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali.

    The one that surprised the fuck out of me was when Sean Combs, aka Puff Daddy, one day announced that he was tired of Puff Daddy and was going to change his name to P. Diddy. What the fuck? I thought this was going to last about ten minutes, but he is still Diddy, or P. Diddy, or Puffy, or Puff or Sean "Puffy" Combs, or whatever.
     
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    I thought he went down to just "Diddy".

    There was a guy in the G20 protests in Toronto last year who had legally changed his name to Adam Nobody. When he got arrested by the cops, they thought he was being a smartass about his name and gave him an even harder time (you know, assault and all that). I don't necessarily endorse excessive use of force by the police, but I almost feel like justice was done in that case.
     
  4. Nom Chompsky

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    He's back up to Diddy Dirty Money now.

    Focus: God Shammgod.
     
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    Who needs a name?

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    The guy who founded T-Shirt Hell changed his name several years ago to "Sunshine Megatron". I would too if my given name was Aaron Schwartz.
     
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    LLoyd Free thinks this is a very original idea.
     
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    I'm not sure the parallel quite works. Ali had substantial and in my view legitimate reasons why he was uncomfortable with his previous name (that it was the name of a slave owner). Ochocinco is just being a silly motherfucker. Granted, within his rights and I was amused, but nonetheless a fairly insubstantial reason.

    It would have been really funny if the Bengals had announced "Well, OK, you can change your name to Ochocino, but we're changing your number to 87."
     
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    And to close the show, my greatest trick. I will turn this:

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    ...into THIS:

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    Tah-DAH!
     
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    For some reason when I was little I really wished my name was Nathan. I have no idea why or how that got into my head, but I thought it would be amazing.

    My user name is incredibly uncreative. Initials. Not, in fact, American Sign Language.
    If I could change it, it'd be to "OnTheRocks," because it displays my awesome ability to rock climb and drink 234 year old scotch on the rocks. Sometimes at the same time.
     
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    Can we do a posthumous name change?

    To Ryan Done?
     
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    Not a asinine name change but fucking stupid none the less, D'Brickashaw Ferguson. I also remember a lady looking for her son a week or so after Katrina and the sons name was D'General, no idea what the last name was. Kinda makes you wonder with those names as a start point, what would they change them too if they decided to do so?
     
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    I had a buddy who used to do HR stuff, and he came across a black woman named La-a, pronounced luh-DASH-uh.
     
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    Never heard that one before. Oh, wait...
     
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    This will sound like a joke, but it is 100% true.

    A lady my wife works with once drew blood on a pregnant woman who was about to give birth and overheard the doctor explaining the birth procedure to the soon-to-be-mom.

    "After the baby comes out, you will have to keep pushing. The placenta will come out next."

    "Placenta?"

    "Yes, the placenta."

    "Wow, that's a really nice name."

    Yes, she named her baby girl Placenta.
     
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    Everyone, please read through this Snopes article before giving us a third hand story about a stupid name that we've all heard before: <a class="postlink" href="http://www.snopes.com/racial/language/names.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.snopes.com/racial/language/names.asp</a>
     
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    If that's true, then that person is a threat to society.

    I saw a placenta once. When my daughter was born. Let me give you a tip: When the doctor says "Would you like to see the Placenta?" Let me make this very clear NOBODY WOULD LIKE TO SEE A PLACENTA.

    Granted, my daughter was 2 pounds so it was smaller, but pretty much the most ghastly thing I've ever seen.

    Ever.
     
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    I swear that one time my cousin's friend had a cousin who was the fuck buddy of this chick whose old roommate worked in a hospital and she saw a woman name her baby girl OBGYN after the first sign she saw.

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    In undergrad I took a lot of pre-law type classes. Some of these required you go do courtroom observations. Most of it was pretty typical smuggling 11 lbs of cocaine across the border, human trafficking etc. I did get to see one lady petition for a name change though.

    A busted 55 year old Hispanic lady changed her name to Lolita.