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Pat McGroyne?

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At last, a commercial use for all those 'pun kings' out there - a directory of dubious-sounding (and baked) names which can be used by..um... circus recruitment agencies. Oh yes. A guy called Pat McGroyne? No way! A real, living person called Juan Kerr? Amazing! I for one would definitely pay b-i-g money to see real people with comedy names...and I'm sure I'm not alone. A series of serious spin-off documentaries could be made outlining the heartache endured by those with such 'funny' monikers, such as 'The Trials and Tribulations of My Life as Hugh Jarce'. 'Owners' of these names could be rented out for guest appearances, and get paid by the hour, and those submitting potential names could be rewarded with a cut once the agency discovers someone with that name. A bit like bounty hunting, only with fewer Bounty Bars.
gizmo_man, Aug 01 2002

Wayne King has been on TV http://www.richsamu...com/nbcmm/king.html
[DrCurry, Aug 01 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Mike Hunt has a band http://www.mhuntltd.com/
[DrCurry, Aug 01 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Hugh Janus http://keepthefaith...Hugh%20profile.html
[DrCurry, Aug 01 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Dr. Paul Mycock http://www.jayshaw.demon.co.uk/
He's a Mason - but I hope his name doesn't describe one of the rituals! [gizmo_man, Aug 02 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

My Dung Chinese Restaurant...and the Poo Ping Thai http://www.roadtrip...om/signs/mydung.htm
This is where these guys hold their AGMs. Probably. [gizmo_man, Aug 02 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Pat McCrotch Racing http://www.patmccro...libu.cityslide.com/
National 'Muscle Car' Association. Whatever that is. [gizmo_man, Aug 02 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Massive Phony Name Directory ftp.rootsweb.com/pu...teries/starpnec.txt
These are all phony - but do they exist for real? [gizmo_man, Aug 02 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Bob Slay http://www.johnston...com/bottom-fish.htm
Fisher of Men [gizmo_man, Aug 02 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Lo Wan King http://www.cityu.ed.../alumnet4/p_26.html
Arousal for Limbo Dancers? [gizmo_man, Aug 02 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Mike Howe is into model airplanes http://www.etigerrr.com/
But I don't get it...? [Nick@Nite, Oct 21 2004]

Mike Roach http://www.socitm.g...raphy/mikeroach.asp
[Nick@Nite, Oct 21 2004]

Mike Roche http://mike.roche.org/
[Nick@Nite, Oct 21 2004]

Wong Wan King http://www.halfbake.../idea/Wong Wan King
A very religious person. [Nick@Nite, Oct 21 2004]

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       The WebCam of Seymour Butts   

       Hugh Jasper Wang in "Chop-Chop"   

       Heh heh.
polartomato, Aug 01 2002

       On a current affairs show here they interviewd a guy with the unfortuneate name of Ben Laden, he couldn't book a table at a resterant or do anything that involved giving his name over the phone because people thought they were being pranked.
Gulherme, Aug 01 2002

       I've got a mate called Hew Jenkins. Havn't actually seen his enkins but he assures me that they're massive.
briandamage, Aug 01 2002

       Hugh Janus??
briandamage, Aug 01 2002

       Paul Mycock? Wayne King?   

       These people *must* exist...
gizmo_man, Aug 01 2002

       Has anyone seen Mike How recently?
PeterSilly, Aug 01 2002

       Er, yes.
DrCurry, Aug 01 2002

       Pat McGibbon used to play for Hibernian.
calum, Aug 01 2002

       The Turkish ambassador to Moscow in WW2 was called Mustafa Kunt. Checking google to confirm this, I found that he has plenty of descendants.
pfperry, Aug 01 2002

       The Green party candidate at my last election was Sally Forth.
angel, Aug 01 2002

       Changed the previous anno - just too close to the bone!   

       When testing stuff at a UK bank, we found a real customer whos name was Richard Head.
PeterSilly, Aug 01 2002

       How about <heavy scottish accent>Slup McCroitch?</heavy scottish accent>
BinaryCookies, Aug 01 2002

       I knew someone named Johnny Chan, and named his daughter Jackie. It'll be hard for her to order a pizza in college...
BinaryCookies, Aug 01 2002

       How much exactly are you willing to pay??
NickTheGreat, Aug 01 2002

       I found a guy called "Paul Mycock" on Google (see link). How much do you think he'd charge for a guest appearance? Hahaha!!!
gizmo_man, Aug 02 2002

       Maybe these guys could hold their annual convention at the "My Dung" Chinese Restaurant...or the "Poo Ping" Thai! (see link)
gizmo_man, Aug 02 2002

       There's a chinese restaurant I know of called Fook Yuen, I've been assured it's very good but somehow I can't summon the nerve to have dinner there.
madradish, Aug 02 2002

       Has anyone here ever seen Mike Hunt?
briandamage, Aug 02 2002

       If you were to wake up and read the rest of the page, you'd know.
angel, Aug 02 2002

       My brother went to school with a girl called Teresa Green. Even with a surname like mine, it's hard not to laugh.
PeterSilly, Aug 02 2002

       I knew a girl called Phillipa Fish, though i don't think she worked in McDonald's.
benfrost, Aug 03 2002

       Rueben McGroyn
darkknight_152002, Jul 23 2003

       Will Bill Drill
darkknight_152002, Jul 23 2003

       Harry Arme (Harry+object = name)
darkknight_152002, Jul 23 2003

       I knew a lass called Susan S. Smelly who wanted to be an actress. She changed her name.......to Linda.
squeak, Jul 24 2003

       Actually, Pat McGroyne is one of the founders of Clan McGroyne. I should know, I'm married to another of the founders. The McGroynes were born at a pirate walk 21 years ago at Pennsic War. Along with Pat, there is Dustyn, Dragan, Robin and Link. The Clan now boast hundreds, but only a few are called "family".   

       Sincerely, Euquilia McGroyne
mcgroyne, Jun 11 2004

       The funny thing is, I am married to Dustyn. Ivanna Marry McGroyne is the lady of Robin! To see more of actual McGroynes, visit us at: http://pub227.ezboard.com/fclanmcgroynefrm4.showMessage?topicID=6.topic   

mcgroyne, Jun 11 2004

       Then of course there's River Bottom (River Phoenix's real name). A chinese take away near here: Hung Phat. And don't forget Australian swimmer Loudie Talkie.
simonj, Jun 12 2004


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