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College Quarterback Name Generator

February 13, 2009 in wordgames | Comments (0)

Every college quarterback every year has a name that sounds like an Anglo superhero porn star, like Johnny America or Trent Drake.  It’s almost a predictor of athletic success.  Parents, therefore, can increase the odds of birthing a future quarterback by utilizing the BMOC name generator below.  After all, nobody named Irving Kaminsky is ever winning the Heisman Trophy.

1. Select a First Name

2. Select a Last Name







Joe Robby


















2008 VMAs

August 28, 2008 in wordgames | Comments (0)

Here’s a quick quiz.  One of the following people is hosting this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.  The other three names are made up (but probably real people somewhere).  Can you guess the real host?


a. Jimmy Darling

b. Michael Madison

c. Russell Brand

d. Terrence Harvey


The answer is ‘c’.  Is he on Gossip Girl?  Or was there a reality show to pick the host?  Just for contrast, here’s a partial list of prior hosts from the past 10 years:


Jack Black

P. Diddy

Chris Rock

Jamie Foxx

Ben Stiller


There was a time when I actually looked forward to this show.  Now they just traffic in reminiscing about the serendipitous scandals they used to create, then try too hard to force new ones.



Black & White Ball

July 28, 2008 in wordgames | Comments (2)


You’re Invited


Please join us for a gala dinner honoring the

2008 Crossword Puzzle Clue

Lifetime Achievement Award Winners


Inductees – Arts:


Edie Adams                Enid Bagnold             Cher

Teri Garr                    Alec Guiness              Arlo Guthrie

Lena Horne                Elia Kazan                Dalai Lama

Ric Ocasek                  Ari Onassis                 Eva Peron

Elvis (Aron) Presley  Ringo Starr              Mao Tse-Tung


Inductees – Sports:


Arthur Ashe               Ilie Nastase                Bobby Orr

Mel Ott                      Ara Parseghian          Bart Starr


Inductees – Pets:


Asta              Brer Rabbit              Rin Tin Tin        Toto



Dinner of Okra, Eels, Poi, Aloe.


Mount Etna, Italy.  Lariat required.





Cell Phone or Vibrator?

June 7, 2008 in wordgames | Comments (0)

Both have a vibrate mode.  Both are essential accessories of the modern businesswoman.  But only one should be stuck in your ear.  The distinction is getting murky – in the list of model names below, pick out which are cell phones and which are vibrators:

  1. Teal Juke
  2. Gleam
  3. Rosebud
  4. Black Cherry Chocolate
  5. Purple Titan
  6. Glyde
  7. G’zone
  8. Silver Bullet
  9. Pearl Lotus
  10. Pink Venus

[Answers: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 and 10 are cell phones; 3, 5, 8 and 9 are vibrators]