Monday, August 4, 2008

Sorry I'm Late


Not too long ago, I asked...

"Judge Rob Murfitt of Wellington, New Zealand made a 9-year-old girl a ward of the court so her name could be changed. The name he took issue with was what?"

25% said "Vee Gina"
- Hold on..."Has anyone seen Vee Gina?"

8% said "Phyllis McCracken"
- I never knew Phil had a sister.

No one fell for "Ivana Tinkle"
- If your last name is "Tinkle," ain't nothin' gonna sound right.

66% got it right with "Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii"

According to The Associated Press, a family court judge in New Zealand has had enough with parents giving their children bizarre names here, and did something about it.

Just ask Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii. He had her renamed.

Judge Rob Murfitt made the 9-year-old girl a ward of the court so that her name could be changed, he said in a ruling made public Thursday. The girl was involved in a custody battle, he said.

The new name was not made public to protect the girl's privacy.

But they did release a photo of her.


mark krause said...

welcome back old friend, i'm glad to have found your blog. You're as funny as ever, iknew you'd accomplish something, what that is well shit who knows. by the way vonnegut was my favorite author, guess i won't be reading him anymore, damn shame, he made me laugh.

Joe Janes said...

Thanks, Mark. It's good to be in touch with you, again. FYI - Mark is one of my oldest friends. We became buds in seventh grade. He was a horrible influence on me, but had great taste in music.