Ever have a witty but off-topic response that you didn't post because it would have derailed the thread?
Yeah, like that ever stops me.
Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou
Have you ever noticed how sometimes semi-notable people continue to enjoy disproportionate fame because their unusual names often bail out crossword puzzle writers? Mel Ott, Don Ho and Bobby Orr, I'm talking about you. Mel Ott was a baseball player in the 1930s and 40s, and would have completely vanished into the mists of history if his name didn't contain an unusual letter combination. Today, crossword enthusiasts who don't even follow baseball know of his impressive but long-forgotten exploits. Messrs. Ho and Orr, while more generally known, still make it onto the list of Crossword All-Stars. I imagine it will be quite a blow to Don Ho's ongoing level of fame if "ho" is ever accepted as a legitimate form of "whore" and the Blue Fairy turns it into a real word.
I'm from Minnesota, so don't forget Kent Hrbek (not that I follow baseball, or any other sport for that matter). At one of the Twins games, the fans of the opposing team had a banner that said, "Kent, buy a vowel from Vanna."
I'm not a procrastinator. I'm a long-term planner.
I'm trying to figure out a way to derail this thread. Maybe post some really tragic personal story that people would feel like an ass following with anything funny.
I can do WAY more offensive material, but it probably would not derail the thread permanently. And whatever story you tell probably wouldn't make me feel like an ass, although I may sympathize on the inside.
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