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Bennett Brauer

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Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« on: October 29, 2019, 10:09:56 PM »
Not sure which thread to post this trivial aside in, but anyway - watching some Forensic Files episodes on youtube, I noticed there are often name captions like something from TDT. Distracting.

   

Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2019, 10:28:47 AM »


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Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2019, 02:35:12 AM »
It's commendable that somebody called "Assistant District Attorney" was able to rise up the ranks to become a Gayland Gieger.

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Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2019, 10:12:09 AM »
I thought a Gayland Gieger was one of the rubbish counters they had at Chernobyl that only went up to 3.6 roentgen?

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Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2019, 10:50:22 AM »
This deserves its own thread, not sure why it's here!

Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2019, 10:47:50 PM »
I can never remember where the "Day Today-esque headlines" thread is, and this doesn't really fit there either, so...

In the documentary "Hail Satan" (2019), there is a note perfect Barbara Wintergreen segment at about 45:00. If you get a chance to watch the doc (not bad), I'm sure you'll agree it's got the voice, the tone and the wordplay.

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Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2019, 10:50:24 PM »
Morley Swingle is the current front runner here

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Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2019, 10:52:11 PM »
*Sworley Mingle leaves thread humbled*

Bennett Brauer

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Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2019, 12:23:53 AM »
This deserves its own thread, not sure why it's here!

I didn't think it had legs.





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Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2019, 12:26:52 AM »
Fuck off are these real screenshots!

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Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2019, 12:47:40 AM »
One for you here Ferris. Not because I think you're a kuntz, he's a baseballist:


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Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2019, 01:27:07 AM »
A career .236 hitter with a weedy .322 SLG. He got on base at a decent clip (or at least, around league average) but I can see why he wasn’t a mainstay in the Bigs. Wasn’t much cop in the corners, so looks like the ChiSox and the Twins tried to use him as a centre fielder (premium defensive position as any fule kno) to get more value out of his ~.600 OPS bat. Didn’t work, but then again life is suffering.

Thank you though - I’ve never heard of this chap before, and his name will surely come in handy at some point in my future.


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Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2019, 10:42:20 AM »

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Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2019, 12:41:20 PM »

Bennett Brauer

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Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2019, 01:09:54 AM »
Not obviously daft, but still an air of TDT I think.


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Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2019, 01:19:25 AM »



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Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2019, 08:28:47 AM »
Hahaha

Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2019, 03:55:05 PM »
"Donald Trump"

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Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2019, 02:07:13 AM »
This to me is more of a typical low-key skewed Day Today name than Christine Wanke.





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Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2019, 02:19:44 AM »

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Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2019, 01:22:57 PM »
Do our names look as stupid to Americans as these do to us?

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Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2019, 12:10:34 AM »


Apologies for the ropey pic but I saw this while watching my nightly low quality true crime stuff.

Girly fucking Chew, lads.

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Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2019, 08:14:05 AM »

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Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2020, 03:35:17 PM »
Season 3 of Champagne was probably the best.



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Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2020, 05:35:40 PM »
Minty Stimpson. A real person I met in America once.

Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2020, 10:45:18 PM »
This to me is more of a typical low-key skewed Day Today name than Christine Wanke.


Yeah this is bang on, not an obvious 'comedy' name, just weird enough. Girly Chew as a real name is exquisite though.

I was chucking out some of my old school exercise books the other day and found a story I wrote when I was about 13, featuring characters named 'Marlowe Thorpe' and 'Kitty L'Vaughan', among others - both struck me as quite TDT-esque (I wouldn't have seen or heard of it/Morris at the time, I just remember deliberately coming up with ridiculous names).

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Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2020, 02:06:10 PM »
Do our names look as stupid to Americans as these do to us?
Not at all.


Re: Chris Morris style names [split topic]
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2020, 02:55:47 PM »
I think aristocratic British names have been mocked by Americans as far back as the wars of Independence - quite rightly.

Their version, an antithesis, a weird culturally tone deaf abstraction of central European/Jewish names (not to mention the various other immigrant communities) is similarly mockable.

At least the yanks seem on some level aware of it. Gaylord Focker, etc.

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