I’ve had a few of these queued up for a while now, so time to release them into the wild:
- Antagonizing the Soup – On the beach with friends, it came up in conversation that a one of us was not being as nice as they could their kid’s Superintendent
- Placental Revival – from this awesome Radio Lab
- Shawarma on the Brain – Ordering Mediterranean with a bunch of friends and the person behind the counter kept on mistakenly hearing “shawarma”
- Asprin Death – ??? I can’t remember. Maybe related to this older This American Life?
For those new readers wondering what this all about, see the first post on this and the series.
I’ve been working my way through the non-fiction book, “Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong“. I just got to the mention of the early American named, “Crispus Attucks” who was murdered in the Boston Massacre. It was such a wonderful name, I took a break from reading the book’s non-fiction to read Wikipedia’s non-fiction. Turns out Crispus is an interesting fellow!
Reading further on in his article, I was surprised to see that the a certain John Adams (yes, that one) was said to, “successfully defended most of the accused British soldiers against a charge of murder”. His summary of the ones who incited the soldiers’ violent response? Adams called them nothing less than:
a motley rabble of saucy boys, negros and molattoes, Irish teagues and outlandish Jack Tarrs.– John Adams
How could I pass up this punk rock band name!?! It shouted itself out to me. Enjoy!
I was over at my friends house and they have kids. One of their kids’ favorite games is to take their sticky, stretchy toy (like these, but rabbit shaped) and throw it up on the ceiling. Their son has a patented lick-and-stuff-under-your-armpit-for-5-seconds technique which imbues just the right amount of moisture. It’s amazing.
However, before i saw his patented technique, and before even knowing they had the toys, I noticed something was stuck up on the ceiling and asked what it was.
Desiccated Ceiling Rabbit
Was the answer I got back!
Just after getting cleaned in the bath, my son was going on and on about a book he read at school. Likely, “The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig“, but I could be wrong.
Anyway, at one point he said you should write “bad pig” all over your body. To which I mentally added, “and go on stage half naked to perform in your band titled,”:
I was chatting my buddy the other night and he mentioned something about some one and described them as,
super resting bitch face
My response was unsurprisingly, “awesome punk rock band name!” This post also helps me clear out my in box to get closer to inbox zero.
Punk Rock Band Name: Broccoli and Vomit
Background: I don’t know the background on this one! I had it written down in the queue of band names to publish but there were no notes with it. This one is crude and rude with no inside jokes or puns. Enjoy!
For some time now, I’ve been thinking that I need to add a category to this blog that is for cataloging and giving away for use punk rock band names. I guess I should really call them just “band names”, as they’re not all categorically for punk or punk rock bands. However, for even longer, I’d say back in school when I was hanging out with Scott at the old location of the Bike Doctor, we’d say something funny and say, “man, that’d be a great punk rock band name!” So, this is the first in a series of names that I think some one should use as their, possibly punk rock, band name. Any names in this category are free to use with no reservations and what not. But maybe you’d like to give me a t-shirt of your band? A couple of tickets when you come to town?
For each post in this category I’ll give the name and any background on how I came up with it. Enjoy!
Punk Rock Band Name:Promiscuous Profusion of State
Background: I was reading up on Fathom and came across this passage (emphasis mine):
A study of existing projects like Readability and Distiller suggests that purely imperative approaches to semantic extraction get bogged down in the mechanics of DOM traversal and state accumulation, obscuring the operative parts of the extractors and making new ones long and tedious to write. They are also brittle due to the promiscuous profusion of state. Fathom is an exploration of whether we can make extractors simpler and more extensible by providing a declarative framework around these weak points. In short, Fathom handles tree-walking, execution order, and annotation bookkeeping so you don’t have to.