Wednesday, 31 March 2010

The father, the pun and the holy ghost

Ever since the days when our old school chaplain Mr Christie would drone on about his namesake, we at the AANs blog have taken a particular interest in amusingly and appropriately named figures from the world to come.  Here, then, are a few proofs that God has a sense of humour after all...

Cardinal Sin did what he said on the tin,

Likewise herbal healer Ah Nya Plant,

Mark Godshall if you're not careful,

Hakim Quick if you're particularly apostatic,

Then there's obscenely rich televangelist Creflo Dollar,

And spiritual scribbler Will Heaven,

But his colleague Roger Boyes wins the byline from hell.

May God have mercy on their silly souls.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Fun run

Afternoon all.  The World Cup, Olympics and Commonwealth Games are just round the corner, and no matter who you're supporting - whether it's England, for instance, or whoever's playing England - we're sure you'll enjoy our sporting selection of amusingly and appropriately named sportsmen, sportswomen and one sportsman/woman!  Thus:

Baseline botherer Anna Smashnova,

Fast fellow Usain Bolt,

His countrymen Daren Ganga and Floyd Reifer (thanks to Mr A. Lightbulb McNeill of Leith for spotting that one),

Even faster fellow Scott Speed,

Germany's car-racing bachelor Prince Albert von Thurn und Taxis,

Breast cancer moonwalker Kate Bosomworth,

And who could forget poor old Caster Semenya.

Not us.  Finally, Christian Cull would no doubt have done a superb job, had he been around 2000 years ago, of organising Rome's own Saturday afternoon diversions.