Friday OT #3 - At Least Your Name Isn't Michael Bolton

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  1. Angie

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    Thanks so much to @MeanDean for this idea! I enjoy your way of describing it:

    Was on another site and a guy posted an article where one of the people mentioned was named Kevin Bacon. NOT the the actor guy. Just happened his name was actually Kevin Bacon. (Like Michael Bolton in the Office Space Movie.)

    Anyway. People started posting the people they actually knew who shared the name with some famous person - and how they dealt with it - positive or negative.
     
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    I have a family member whose name is D!ck Clark...and he was friend with a guy whose name was Richard D!ck. I'll let you all just marinate in that last one.
     
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    I too have a family member named D!ck Clark.

    My boss is named Stephen King.

    Worked with a guy whose name was Bruce Lee.
     
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    I went to church and school with a girl named Debbie Reynolds. I don't remember a lot of reaction because we were all used to it. I'm sure there were people who would react upon first meeting her, but I wasn't around for that type of situation.
     
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    Our receptionist is named Rachel Ray
     
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  6. MeanDean

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    Kind of a stretch, but my investment guy is named Michael Blessing. Mike Nesmith, before he was a Monkee, released a single under that name circa 1965.
     
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    I work with a Ray Parker and a Rick Moran.
    Ray Parker Jr sang the theme to Ghostbusters and Rick Moranis is obviously in the movie. Nobody I work with finds this as interesting as I do.
     
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    There was a guy named Will Smith in our dorm. Complete opposite though, husky pale white computer science guy.

    Didn't really know him but knew he took the jokes well at first, but after like the first month of his freshman year he started really hating any mention to the actor.
     
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    I have a cousin named Jesse James. Not sure if he still does, but growing up he had custom license plates with OUTLAW on them. Always wondered how that worked out for him.
     
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    I live in a small town in Wyoming. When I moved her people were like have you met Will Farrell. Come to find out he was a PBR bull rider and not the funny curly headed actor.
     
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    I work with a short white guy named Cameron Newton. Tries his hardest not to go by Cam.
     
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    I would expect he prefers "Ron" That's what I would do in his case.

    Had a good friend/co-worker (RIP) whose first name was Richard. He was named after his father. He, naturally, did not want to be called D!ck. So he was always "Rich."
     
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    My first job after college the name of my boss was Jim Davis.

    My second job the name of my boss was Dennis Miller.
     
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    Worked with a guy whose name was Ray Liotta.
     
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    We've had employees named Mike Tyson and Paul Harvey. They both enjoyed the attention.
     
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    Used to work on a guys farm in high school who's name was William Clinton but always went by Bill.
     
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    I went to high school with a David Osborne.
     
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    I also worked with a David Osborne. Might have been Osborn.
     

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