My father is a genius when it comes to naming stuff. One of his most famous naming sessions ended up in an episode of The Dead Dog Cafe. When he named the 6 “friendly bear” pups after food to remind them of their place — Meatloaf, Pork Pie, Salami, Pepperoni, Sausage, and King Miq (which is spelled wrong but means “dog”).
So I was very excited when he answered the phone and proudly informed me that he had been ashore last night and had already checked out my blog – “well not that evil one, but the good one, cheapeats. You haven’t posted anything since March – Sharp UP!”
“Great,” I thought, “he’ll already know about this naming thing and can tell me which one he likes.” I asked if he’d read the post about renaming my personal blog. “What ‘personal’ blog? I didn’t even know about another blog, just cheapeats and that evil one.” (By which he means TheApprenticeBlog.com)
I pointed out that I’ve told him about this blog a number of times. He pointed out that he’s had a stroke, “that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.” He uses it for everything these days, “I’ve had a stroke you know” followed by a devious chuckle.
I wasn’t getting anywhere, so I figured I’d just read him the posting and the comments, then ask for his input.
Well, I didn’t get more than a couple of words out before things starting going downhill rapidly. After 2 hours of cellular silliness, you can see the results of his input below the fold.
- sparklinglemon.com – which he didn’t like, but it all went down hill from here
- killeregg.com – dad really likes this but he stole it from a band he knew years ago
Interestingly enough these other ones are also available, which surprised us both:
“You’re not helping,” I said finally.
“I’ve had a stroke you know”