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What's in a name?

2005-05-10 22:56:59.987195+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Although he managed to successfully name something after Senator Rick Santorum, Dan Savage has declared a moratorium on finding alternate uses for their names:

What's more, there are more American Taliban running around than there are disgusting sex acts or byproducts in need of monikers. We would quickly run out of disgusting sex acts and byproducts and then be forced to name pleasurable sex acts after members of the American Taliban. I don't know about you, BISD, but I don't ever want to hear my boyfriend say, "Stick your dobson in my scalia, big bauer, and musgrave the gates out of me until I ratzinger." Could any man maintain an erection after hearing that?

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-05-11 15:36:51.537617+00 by: TheSHAD0W [edit history]

Um... The "Santorum Sanitarium"? ;-)

#Comment Re: made: 2005-05-11 19:20:04.13454+00 by: Jerry Kindall

That paragraph reminds me of Robert Anton Wilson's practice, in one of his books, using the names of people he disliked (mainly feminists and politicians). IIRC he referred to womens' breasts as Brownmillers and to orgasm as Millet. "Shit" was replaced with "Burger," which made the recounting of the pyramid scheme spoof in which you send out five letters, then go to the house of the first person on the list and defecate on their lawn, quite a bit more hiliarious than it should have been.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-05-11 19:26:30.52697+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yes! I remember that book, maybe it was part of Schröedinger's Cat[Wiki]? It was also remarkable in that if you read that page without reading the chapter or two preceding it the passage made absolutely no sense.