Hm, I thought he was a bit of a legend. Maybe it's a generational thing if you're a bit younger (I don't know if you are!). He's not exactly young. *suddenly feels old herself*
There's probably good reason for pronouncing it Coe-burn. There are a lot of names which have a silent component or are somehow not pronounced how you'd expect. But yes, with Cockburn that seems particularly, uh, practical.
Yeah, he's pretty well known, but his prime audience is about 10-15 years older than me (people who came of age in the earlier 80s), so maybe that explains it. I've hung around with and dated people in that age demographic who were big fans of his, but most people my age wouldn't listen to him as much even though I think they would have heard of him (mostly because Barenaked Ladies did a cover of Lovers in a Dangerous Time.)
I had some neighbors in college with last names Butt and Dick... they were roommates
my mom went to high school with a Terry and Terri Cherry who ended up getting married
and you always have to feel sorry for former Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun
of course my own last name is the subject of plenty of jokes on it's own However, it's a pretty awesome last name, so I'm fairly attached AND it's a good way to weed out those with a lame sense of humor!
Human beings make life so interesting. Do you know that in a universe so full of wonders, they have managed to invent boredom? -Terry Pratchett
Angel Cox Can't help from laughing, but I feel sorry for that guy.
I wish my name were Angel Cox, that would be bad ass
ENFP: We put the Fi in Fire
Motivation: Dark Worker
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
MTG Color: black/red
Male Archtype: King/Lover
"You are a gay version of Gambit" Speed Gavroche
"I wish that I could be affected by any hate, but I can't, cuz I just get affected by the bank" Chamillionaire