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The Name Game

15 Dec

As you can see, I’m having technical problems.  All posts after this date can be read by clicking on the links under ‘Latest Posts’.  It’s usually on the right but you’ll have to scroll down to find it today.

This is a re-blog (updated), but I thought you might enjoy it.

To celebrate December, I watched It’s A Wonderful Life again. It’s a wonderful film and the ending still chokes me up; I love it.

For the first time, I noticed something about the names in the film, one of those tricks of the brain. There’s nothing scientific about this; it’s just a bit of fun.

  • The cop is called Bert and the cab driver is Ernie. Bert & Ernie are Muppets who live on Sesame Street.
  • Ernie’s full name is Ernie Bishop. Ernie Bishop was a character on Coronation Street. He was gunned down. It’s the first television murder I remember seeing (they say you never forget your first) (actually, they don’t say that; I just put it in to be funny) (did it work?).
  • There is a bar called Martini’s. Martini is a drink served in a bar.
  • The young brothers are called George and Harry Bailey. My Dad’s name was George Harry. Sadly, his surname wasn’t Bailey. I did know a Julie Bailey once, if that helps; and there’s a Doctor Bailey on Grey’s Anatomy. I feel like I know her*.
  • The uncle is William Bailey, or Uncle Billy. Bill Bailey. I feel a song coming on. Sung by a long-haired British comedian, English: Bill Bailey Category:Bill Bailey a trilogy by Catherine Cookson and a scene from The West Wing when the character Will Bailey is hazed by the staff.
  • The villian, Potter, is told he will have a Potter’s field someday. Potter’s Field is associated with the death of Judas Iscariot, another villain.
  • Potter’s full name is Henry F. Potter. ‘Harry’ is a nickname for ‘Henry’ so he is the first fictional Harry Potter. The latest Harry Potter film is out and I haven’t seen it yet and that puts me in a very bad mood so the first Harry Potter and I have something in common.**

*Sad, isn’t it?

**That’s not now true; I have seen it; I have loved it; I have seen and loved the one after it; I have hopes the Hub will buy me the box set for Christmas.

Joke 266

15 Dec

Thanks to Wee Scoops for this one.

Mary and Joseph published a child rearing guide online. You’ll find it classed as an e-manual.

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