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Posted: 25 Feb 09 16:33
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What do you call some of the most unlucky people in Britain?
Justin Case, Barb Dwyer and Stan Still. ............
Joining them on the list are Terry Bull, Paige Turner, Mary Christmas and Anna Sasin.

'Most unfortunate names' revealed

I'd add Mike Hunt (say it quickly) ...

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Posted: 25 Feb 09 16:59 - Edited By: IN SEINE, 25 Feb 09 17:05

Quote: queen mudder

SNIP:
What do you call some of the most unlucky people in Britain?
Justin Case, Barb Dwyer and Stan Still. ............
Joining them on the list are Terry Bull, Paige Turner, Mary Christmas and Anna Sasin.

'Most unfortunate names' revealed

I'd add Mike Hunt (say it quickly) ...


'Norma Snockers' was my favourite!

(sadly she is banned from the forums for pulling Monkey Wood's pigtails or putting Marmite on Mark Lowton's moustache)

I like Roy Turse too! (not in a sexual way!)

Anyone remember "Roger the Cabinboy" off "Captain Pugwash"?



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Posted: 25 Feb 09 16:59
Who do these people think they are - having ridiculous names when its our job to invent them! I actually had a Tim Burr in my story about a new woodwork joint last week - and he actually exists.

I think my recent favourite has to be Dungeekin's chap who was responsible for small children's education - Sandy Wetwipe.
(Actually, for the US Spoofers I don't know if Wetwipe is a US as well as a UK term - if not it's one of those damp towel things for wiping kids asses.)

Still those of us with proper names can only wonder...
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Posted: 25 Feb 09 17:35
I must have clicked the same time as you IS - it didn't count my post. I reckon that's what happens to all my points too...

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Posted: 25 Feb 09 20:14
Was on the beach once in Florida in '61 and traded a spring breaker I recently met, named Sandy Krak from U.of F., to Buck for two cold Heines.

He's never forgiven me to this day...still has that scratchy voice that sounds like sandpaper (80#grit)....

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Posted: 25 Feb 09 21:39 - Edited By: birbee, 25 Feb 09 21:53
Hugh Janus.
Ruth Tile.
Ben Dover.
Ben Down.
Annette Curtain.

I went to school with Scottish twins called Andrew and Paul Ness.
OK when you call them by their full names, not so good when their first initial and surname was called out at register.

I also used to go out with a girl called Emma Dale........

And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts,
And I looked and behold: a pale horse.
And his name, that sat on him, was Death.
And Hell followed with him........
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Posted: 25 Feb 09 23:55
Hell Birbee - you're like a weird name magnet.

My grandmother was at school with Lidia Kettle - not quite in the same league. Oh and I heard of Robin Banks and Hugh Mahn from people at work - but they could be made up.

Oh and I meant 'weird-name magnet' not 'weird name-magnet'.

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Posted: 26 Feb 09 00:08
I just saw the new Featured Writer - Jen A. Taylia

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Posted: 26 Feb 09 00:12
We used to have a Deputy PM called Dick Spring.

Also our top chat show host for 25 years or more was and still is called Gay Byrne.



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Posted: 26 Feb 09 00:15
Fergus

Long time no speak.

Is Gay Byrne still doing The Late Show?

Just wondered.

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Posted: 26 Feb 09 00:15
I knew a guy called Dick Hertz....Felt sorry for him too!

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Posted: 26 Feb 09 00:45

Quote: Skoob1999


Is Gay Byrne still doing The Late Show?

Just wondered.

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How's it hanging Skoob,
Gay' gone, U2 gave him a Harley on the last show, he drives it every day.

The late late show. The longest running chat show in the world, It's hosted now by Pat Kenny, a man so wooden he's known as the plank.
People watch the late late show just to see who he'll insult next, he doesn't even realise he's doing it, Steve Coogans "Alan Partridge was based on this lad.

You Tube him, he hosted a charity fashion show here on live TV about 10 years ago with celeb models, Kate Moss, a few Hollywood, film stars, UK soaps, that kind of thing.
Dawn French came on and did her bit and did an interview with Pat, I've never seen her speechless before but Pat Managed it.

"Dawn, most models say they don't get out of bed for less than £10,000. I'm sure some people would pay that for you to stay in bed."

Lenny Henry was in the audience, all the colour drained from his face.

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Posted: 26 Feb 09 01:00
Ferg me fellow Oirish Fella (No offence intended, that was how the family talked)

Thanks for that. I used to watch Gay Byrne on Granada TV (where everybody nearly is of Irish ancestry, like Manchester and Liverpool and surrounding areas.) and used to like his shows, so much more relaxed and not driven by hype as were his US and UK counterparts.

I think the last time I saw Gay Byrne was in about 1991 when he interviewed Bros, the pretty boys from Surrey who sang:When Will I Be Famous? among other instantly forgettable "classics".

If you see him by chance, give him my regards

Skoob

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Posted: 26 Feb 09 01:04
PS Fergus

The irony in your posting about Dawn French was not over the head, but I really need to sleep.

Hopefully communicate again soon.

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Posted: 26 Feb 09 01:08

Quote: queen mudder

SNIP:
What do you call some of the most unlucky people in Britain?
Justin Case, Barb Dwyer and Stan Still. ............
Joining them on the list are Terry Bull, Paige Turner, Mary Christmas and Anna Sasin.

'Most unfortunate names' revealed

I'd add Mike Hunt (say it quickly) ...


I shouldn't really say this, but in 1985 I was in Cologne, Westphalia, Germany, and I passed a sign saying:
'Mike Hunt Porno Kino'
Kino being German for Cinema.
Laugh, I nearly shat.
They'd never have got away with that in England.

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Posted: 26 Feb 09 01:40
My ex sister in law went to a junior college in Idaho with the daughter of Mr. Leer (the man who invented the Leer jet).

The girls name was Crystal. Not a big deal. Her middle name, however, was Chandra. Put it all together and you had Crystal Chandra Leer. Mommy and Daddy had a real sense of humour.

Being raised by an Italian mother on the Mexican border made me realize that entrees are not edible without jalapenos, onions, green chilis, or garlic. Hence, I am the J-man.
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Posted: 26 Feb 09 01:55
Around the turn of the last century, Texas had a Govenor Hogg (I don't remember his first name)

He had twin daughters whom he named Ima and Eura.

Ima Hogg and Eura Hogg. What a bastard.

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Posted: 26 Feb 09 02:09
Have you ever seen pictures of Ima and Ura? I have. We had a tour guide show them to us when we toured the State Capitol in Austin back in the late 70's.

Needless to say, the girls were appropriately named. Must have been ugly babies.



Being raised by an Italian mother on the Mexican border made me realize that entrees are not edible without jalapenos, onions, green chilis, or garlic. Hence, I am the J-man.
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Posted: 26 Feb 09 10:19
That makes it even worse!

For them, I mean. For people like us, the fact they were so aptly named is hilarious.

In a similar vein, I have a distant relative who's name is Harold Pigg ( Harry Pigg).

Coincidentally, he's a lawyer. I shit you not.




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Posted: 26 Feb 09 13:25
Madame Bitters and Tragic Rabbit will know about this, but no one else will (and will enjoy a laugh).

There is a chain of grocery stores in Texas that was founded in the San Antonio area and is headquartered there. They are named H.E.B. Grocers, after the founder of the company. His name is Harold E. Butt!

That's right, the man's name is Harry Butt.

Being raised by an Italian mother on the Mexican border made me realize that entrees are not edible without jalapenos, onions, green chilis, or garlic. Hence, I am the J-man.
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Posted: 26 Feb 09 14:03

Quote: Jalapenoman

Madame Bitters and Tragic Rabbit will know about this, but no one else will (and will enjoy a laugh).

There is a chain of grocery stores in Texas that was founded in the San Antonio area and is headquartered there. They are named H.E.B. Grocers, after the founder of the company. His name is Harold E. Butt!

That's right, the man's name is Harry Butt.


J-man!:

I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Butt, and was recommended to him when he came to NE Harbor, Me. and bought a family "summer cottage" on Somes Sound.

Mr. Butt had massive plans for renovations on the mansion, and I was supported by the previous owners, as well as some of my other clients who were well ensconced in the very insular, wealthy community.. Mr. Butt was very gracious, but had committed to a rather unique, and unorthodox architect who felt any project he took on was his to control, and not the owner....and no expense was spared....I was thankful, as it turned out, that I didn't pursue the job, which wound up way over budget, and a CluterF*****.fraught with law suits.

Mr. Butt was a bachelor and showed up at cocktail parties, where I was introduced to him,dressed down, as was the fashion in NEH, with rolled up chinos and bicycle clips as he arrived on his used Schwin. The most famous story, which made national news, was when Mr. Butt decided to buy some rather large trees "off island" and have them moved to his estate. These were "monster" oaks, I think, it was just incredible.

The movement took over 8 hours traveling on the only 2 lane road and one bridge leading to Mt. Desert Island which includes Bar Harbor, NEH, SW Harbor etc. NO ONE COULD GET ON THE ISLAND, INCLUDING ALL US WORKERS, PROVISION TRUCKS FOR ALL THE RESORTS AND RESTAURANTS ETC. IT RAISED A LOCAL FUROR AND MADE THE NATIONAL NEWS. Somewhere I probably have the news story...better than any spoof!

I belief he also had the world's largest privately owned sailing yacht, whose hull was fabricated underwater using underwater welding techniques.
She was anchored off shore of the Butt Mansion in the sound, which is also considered one, if not the only, natural fjord in the US, and he hosted several open houses on board.

Yes, the rich are different than the rest of us. I could tell some stories....!

But in the end, every single client I had, and I had 5 that were CEO's in major Fortune 500 Co's, were gracious, generous, and extremely appreciative of the efforts of myself and the subcontractors that worked on their summer homes. Without exception everyone of them had a catered party for the entire staff and their wives, that worked on their homes, and made a sincere effort to talk with everyone at the party, and thank them for their work.
It was a wonderful experience, hard to duplicate.

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Posted: 26 Feb 09 15:12
PS: J-Man: It's Charles Butt.


Bangor Daily News Bangor, ME back issues | Archives from 200306 ...
... to Northeast Harbor and some people sat in traffic up tofive hours as the whole road was blocked to traffic. I don't think Charles Butt can be . ...
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Posted: 26 Feb 09 20:33
Morse is right (for once)

Charles Butt was in charge for years. Now his son, Stephen Butt is the CEO of HEB.

I don't work for an HEB store, I work at Central Market which is owned by HEB. It's a gourmet grocery store. There's only 8 CMs & they're all in TX, like HEB.

Stephen Butt lives near the CM I work at so he drops by quite often. Usually on Saturday afternoons when we are busiest.

I've spoken to him several times. He's fairly decent for a rich guy. Always asks me how I am and how I like my work. He always complements me on whatever I'm making. Not a bad guy at all.

PS: Morse I'm sorry for insinuating that youre statements are usually inncorrect. I meant to insinuate that your statements are usually inappropriate. My appologys

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Posted: 26 Feb 09 20:55

Quote: Morse

PS: J-Man: It's Charles Butt.




Maybe you met Charles, but the company was founded by Harold about 100 years ago. I bought a bottle of lotion that I saved for years because it said "Packaged by the Harold E. Butt Company" in small letters on the back.

Being raised by an Italian mother on the Mexican border made me realize that entrees are not edible without jalapenos, onions, green chilis, or garlic. Hence, I am the J-man.
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Posted: 26 Feb 09 21:26

Quote: Jalapenoman


Quote: Morse

PS: J-Man: It's Charles Butt.




Maybe you met Charles, but the company was founded by Harold about 100 years ago. I bought a bottle of lotion that I saved for years because it said "Packaged by the Harold E. Butt Company" in small letters on the back.



....now, let's talk about that lotion.........

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