Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by Mikie, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    While I was watching the special on Bernie Madoff last night, it reminded me of a name game in which a person's name is indicative of what he or she does, or is. He made off with everyone's money so the name fits. We used to play this at work and it can be fun and creative--good for the gray matter. I'll start us off with just a couple of names. They needn't be real people.

    Mike Rowave: Appliance salesman
    Sue M. All: Litigator
    Al Dente: Italian pasta chef
    Bette Itall: Compulsive gambler

    Hint--looking up words in the dictionary can lead to creativity in this game. For example, polyandry leads to Polly Andry: local divorcee. Hope y'all decide to play. Good luck.

    Love, Mikie
  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Oh, Good! A new game. Sue M. All reminds me of a coworker who
    frequently declared he was going to quit and get a job with
    another firm: Dewey, Screwem, and Howe.

    Tommy Tune is a real person. Dancer, choreographer, etc. Has
    won ten Tonys. His brother Kenny Tune says, Yes, he can adjust
    your piano.

    Brian McCorkle is from Ireland. He works in a bottling plant.

    James Last, also a real person, was a big band-orchestra leader.
    Died last year. His brother was a cobbler.

    Annie Oakley was a real person. Was still alive when my Dad was
    Young. So was her employer Buffalo Bill Cody for that matter.
    Anyhoo Annie had a younger sister named Amy who was also a great shot.

    Deborah Kerr's brother Jack operated a small garage. Specialized
    in repairing flat tires.

    Glenn Close has a sister who works in Ladies Dresses at Macy's.

    Thanks for posting, Mikie.
  3. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Active Member

    Johnny Carson used to do a version of this on his show - "Dewey, Cheatem, and Howe" - Divorce lawyers.
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  4. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Rock & TigerLilea, thanks for playing!

    Here's a few more to help tweak your creativity:

    Ann Alyst: Therapist
    Ann Dromeda: Astronomer
    Bob Katt: Animal preserve ranger
    Bill Ding: Archetect
    Cass Anova: Hopeless romantic
    Catt Lea: Orchid grower
    Desi Mal: Mathematician
    Deb U. Tant: Society girl
    Ed U. Cation: Professor
    Elle Letric: Utility worker
    Frank O'Phile: Irish guy who studies the French
    Flo Meter: Works for the water dept.
    Gar Ish: Man with poor taste
    Gil T. Verdict: Juror
    Harry Butts: Electrologist
    Hal O'Gen: Sells light bulbs
    Izzy Dead: Coroner
    Ilene Forward: Woman in a hurry
    Jack Knife: Olympic diver
    Jean Poole: Geneticist
    Kitty Litter: Owns a pet store
    Kit Katt: Owns a candy store
    Len Derr: Banker
    Liz Ard: Sells exotic pets
    May Flowers: Nursery owner
    Meg A. Hertz: Radio broadcaster
    Nan E. Goat: Owns a petting zoo
    Noel Singer: Choir member
    Olive Garden: Restaurant owner
    Owen A. Lott: Unlucky compulsive gambler
    Pat M. Down: Corrections officer
    Phil Harmonic: Conductor
    Quinn Tuplet: Has four sisters
    Ray Ban: Sells sunglasses
    Randy Mann: Sex offender
    Stu Pott: Cook
    Stu Pid: Village idiot
    Tom Katt; Womanizer
    Tim Id: Introvert
    Van Driver: Soccer dad
    Van Ish: Missing person
    Wes Tern: Actor in westerns
    Will Maker: Attorney
    Xena Phobe: Afraid of strangers
    Yolanda Here: Italian air traffic controller

    OK, gang, these ought to give y'all an idea and get those creative juices going. I have come up with a lot more than these and, I know, there are a lot more I could find if I were to put my mind to it. While I've been in relapse, my mind hasn't been working too well but this is just what the doc ordered to help keep from losing it if I'm not using it.

    It didn't post so I'll hit the Post Reply button again.

    Love, Mikie
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  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Tiger Lilea, nice to hear from you again. Maybe my old coworker was
    quoting Johnny Carson and I mis-remembered the quote.

    That looks like a substantial cat in your avatar. The feral cat I feed just
    showed up yesterday after an absence of 5 days. It refuses to say where
    it's been. This raises an interesting question. If the cat isn't talking, what
    animal has got its tongue?

    Here are a couple more names:

    Sal Ami: Sausage maker
    Pearl E. Gates: Angel
    Reese Witherspoon: Chef
    Reese Without her spoon: Actress

  6. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Madge Ikact, Magician
    Hill Arias, Comedian
    Bobbi Penn, Hair Stylist
    Phillip Carr, Gas Station Attendant
    Les Payne, Anesthesiologist
    Rusty Naile, Carpenter
    Ima Twister, Contortionist
    Xavier Life, E.M.T.
    Minny Hats, Miliner
    Al A.Board, Train Conductor


    Dee Cupps, Exotic Dancer
    Arty Dabbler, Museum Owner
    Al K. Hall, Bartender
    Jerry Rigger, Handyman
    Stanley Steamer, Retired Automobile Salesman
    Tim Burr, Lumberjack
    Bob O. Link, Ornithologist
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  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Folks

    Mikie, we were posting simultaneously. Kinda like dancing cheek
    to cheek. That's some list you posted. Good job, GB.

    Well, here are a few more.
    Art E. Easel, painter
    Pansy Potts, gardner
    Hi Diver, athlete
    Bett R. Wynn, compulsive gambler

    Minnie Van, trucker (small loads)
    Bob N. Singer, tailor
    Tom E. Gunn, racketeer
    Warren Pease, what Mikie writes

  8. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Ha! Ha! You guys are great! These are all new ones I hadn't come up with. NICE JOB!!!

    Rock, loved the joke about Reese Witherspoon with the spoon. I'd fork over money for jokes like that. You are the sharpest knife in the drawer.

    GB, great list. Thanks for playing. I love seeing all the creative things y'all come up with.

    TigerLilea, I mentioned on another thread how good it is to see you posting.

    I think this is a great creative mind expander and I just love all the thought y'all put into it. Thanks!

    Love, Mikie
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  9. TigerLilea

    TigerLilea Active Member

    Hi Rock and Mikie - I haven't been posting here for probably the past year. Last year, and it looks like again this year, I keep getting sick. It's been one cold, or flu, or sinus infection, after the other. I think I've had more sick days than good ones. :(

    Rock, the kitty is Bella. She adopted me three years ago. She's a long hair Russian Blue. Her original owners just live down the road from me, but for whatever reason she decided to change homes. They are the nicest people and are cat lovers so we really don't know why she ran away. Cats definitely have minds of their own.
  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi, Tiger Lilea, Molto Bello Gatto!

    I looked up Russian Blues. Read they have green eyes, are
    playful and intelligent, and really did come from Russia. Had a friend whose
    cat lived 20 years, but she said the last few years it slept almost all the time.
    Sorry you've been so illish. I think one of the worst things for so many of us
    is that there really isn't much hope of getting better. Been 31 years for me.
    But I wasn't totally disabled. Worked part time till 65.

    For a musical treat, Folks, you can visit Youtube and listen to the cat
    duet by Rossini. Music from his opera William Tell provided the Lone
    Ranger with a theme song. (Disclaimer: The cat duet is sung by people; not
    real cats.)

    Anyhoo, I like your additions to your post, BG. Jerry Rigger reminds me
    of the French de rigueur even though the meanings are essentially

    OK, time for a few more silly names or Mikieisms as I think of them.

    A. Moe, A. Mas, A. Mat. The Three Stooges in ancient Rome.
    Laurel and Harley. Unsuccessful comedians.
    Hy Marx. Good student.

    Brandy S. Nifter. Can hold her liquor.
    Luke A. Way. Southern Planter.
    Cousin of River Phoenix and Tom Cruise:
    River Cruise. Deck Hand.

    Hugh E. Reaction. Chemist.
    Augusta Wind. Fan dancer.
    Ann Teak. Sells old furniture.

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  11. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, We're doing pretty good with this category!

    I like Ann Teak and Agusta Wind. Very good! :) GB
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  12. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Ann Tipathy, Wrote the book "How to Lose Friends and
    Discourage People"

    Al Gorithm, Computer Tech

    Polly Graff, Lie Detector Expert

    Charity Case, Social Worker

    Cy D. Burns, Elvis Impersonator

    Caesar N. Section, Obstetrical Surgeon

    Reese Idivism, Repeat Offender

    Tex E. Driver, Houston Cabbie

    New Ones:

    Bette Gamble, Black Jack Dealer

    Brooke Lynn Bridge, Scam Artist

    Patty Cakes, Kindergarten Teacher

    Rita Bookertoo, Librarian

    Pearl E. Gates, Heavelny Receptionist

    Tad Pole, Smallest of the Pole brothers

    Flora Bunda, Horticulturist

    Al B. Core, Fish Market Owner
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  13. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    These are really good!!! Thanks, guys!

    BTW, when I try to like posts, the website just spins and won't let me.

    Love, Mikie
  14. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Thank you for you good intentions with regard to "likes", Mikie.
    Not to worry. What's a little spin between friends, anyhoo? After
    all, the Earth is spinning over a thousand miles an hour, and we
    don't even notice.

    I liked Cy D. Burns, BG. Tried to do Elvis myself, but all I could
    think of was Sid E. Burns, and that didn't work too well. I like
    Patty Cakes too. Wasn't there a Patty Cake in Peanuts?

    Oops! Just looked it up. It was Peppermint Patty. Reminds me.
    Gordon and I went to the Charles Schulz museum ages ago.
    Musta been in the 80s. In Santa Rosa, CA near Sonoma where
    my son went to college. The museum was near the Schultz
    home and an ice skating rink he built for his daughter. BTW
    Schulz was a Minneapolis boy.

    Speaking of Minnesota, here are a couple Norskie names:
    Bjorn Free, Lion advocate
    N. Ree Fjord, Car dealer

    Al Nino, weather man
    Al S. B. Tokesless, in therapy
    Ione A. Harley, biker
    I. C. U. Hiding, private eye

    Sharon X. Penses, traveler
    Ivanna C. Moscow, another traveler



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  15. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member


    C. S. Starrs, Boxing Match Loser

    Lynn D. Money, Loan Shark

    Horace Ryder, Jockey

    Hugh G. Ego, Politician

    Rockie Bye, Day Care Worker

    Jean Poole, Geneticist

    Hal I. Tosis, Dental Hygienist

    Nels Painter, Manicurist
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  16. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Ha ha! You guys are great. I should look at my big list. I see some of yours on it but I have others too. I think you guys are more creative than I at this game. I play it like I do crossword puzzles--to try to keep my gray matter alive.

    I liked your post, Rock, but had trouble with liking yours, GB. Finally, it let me do it. Worse problem is when the website won't let me ban scammers. Several time, I just had to delete their messages. Most of the time, though, if I persist, I finally get rid of them.

    Love you guys,
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  17. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    HI Kids

    Just woke up from a long nap. The B & W cat was asleep in the back
    yard on an old mat that Zippy used. I think it's 5 years since the
    coyote killed Zippy. Still miss the little rascal.

    Thanks for the appreciation, Mikie. Did you compile or write the
    impressive list you posted? Lots of imaginative names there. I'd
    say I especially like some of them, but that would be a very long
    list. As for scammers, I haven't seen any for quite a while. You
    must be nipping them in the bud.

    Buncha good names you posted, GB. The first one could be "C. N.
    Starrs" too. I never knew anyone one named Iona, but I knew
    a colorful old lady named Ione. She had one of the first TVs when
    there were only 3 sets in town. My mother used to
    go visit her on Wednesday nights to watch Arthur Godfrey.

    Here's another Norskie name I forgot to post earlier. Ole
    Laye E. Hoo, yodeler.

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  18. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Mikie, I think we've all done well with this thread. And we 'likey' Mikie too! GB
  19. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hey, Kids

    Anita Vacation, And who doesn't?
    Wade N. Poole, Working up to the big one.
    Ray Gunn, Star Wars actor.

    Barb Dwyer, Keeping the critters outta the garden.
    I. C. Storm, Just visiting.
    Sunny Day, Storm's over.

    Ah, Gordon is just back from the doc. Routine visit.
    Bis spater. (Till later.)

  20. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Anna Graham, A mixed up girl

    Angie O. Graham, X-ray Technician

    Candy Graham, Anna and Angie's sweet little sister

    Telly Graham, The Graham sisters' Greek Cousin

    Rex Carrs, Auto Racer

    Les S. Moore, Nudist Camp Owner

    Leifs F. Grass, Poet

    Wanda Lust, World Traveler

    Rentz O. Verdue, Free Loader

    Ella Vader, Has Ups and Downs

    Ann Dromeda, Astronomer


    I forgot about Honey Graham, Candy's twin sister!
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