Saturday, September 22, 2007

Name Drop 1.2

--Names!
--[I] make good use of the name.
--Your own name is strange enough.
--[T]hose names were already in the chronicles from which [I] took.
--What [i]s . . . a name?
--That's the fascination: the name.


IX

Benjamin Percy Jesus Christ Pete Dan Wickett Gabriel Josipovici David Foster Wallace Nabokov Benjamin Chambers Carson Pete

X

Ernie Banks Monte Irvin Hank Aaron Jackie Robinson Willie Mays Larry Doby Julius Erving Michael Jordan Kareem Abdul Jabbar Wilt Chamberlain Magic Johnson Jack Johnson Muhammad Ali Joe Frazier Sugar Ray Robinson Joe Louis Carl Lewis Jesse Owens Gail Devers John Baxter Taylor George Poage Marion Jones Jackie Joyner Kersee Tiger Woods Althea Gibson Arthur Ashe

X(x)

George Washington Benjamin Franklin John Adams Thomas Jefferson James Madison Sam Adams Crispus Attucks Patrick Henry John Glover Hyam Salomon Maximilien Robespierre Jacques Pierre Brissot Georges Danton Camille Desmoulins Jean-Paul Marat Jacques Hébert Jacques Roux Robert Emmett Miguel Hidalgo José María Morelos José de San Martín Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Leon Trotsky Mao Zedong Ho Chi Minh Getúlio Vargas Che Guevara

X(x(x))

Steve Almond Robery J. Bradley Dan Chaon Terry DeHart Heidi W. Durrow Stuart Dybek Emily Fridlund Jason Jackson Jeff Landon Sean Lovelace Davin Malasarn Kuzhali Manickavel Susan O'Neill Dominic Preziosi Teri Davis Rouvelas Jessica Schantz Curtis Smith Beth Thomas Mary Miller Jim Ruland Andy Mozina Dorene O'Brien Stephanie Dickinson Lydia R. Cooper Elizabeth Farnum Larry T. Menlove Steven McDermott Elizabeth Ellen Brian Kornell Darby Larson Rusty Barnes Nadine Darling Bob Arter Stefani Nellen Daniel Bailey Christopher Battle Gary Cadwallader Debbie Ann Eis Kathy Fish James Hanley Kyle Hemmings Ric Jahna Stephanie Johnson Sandra Maddux-Creech Mary McCluskey Jim Nelson J.M. Patrick Tiffany Poremba Jake Ruiter Claudia Smith Tavia Stewart Beth Thomas Veronica Thorn Marty D. Ison Buck Mulligan

XI

Ray Anderson Albert Camus Edith Hamilton Stevie Wonder Bob Stewart John Henry Vernon Reid David Adler Malachi Thompson Billy Harper Oliver Lake Kirk Brown James King Nasar Abadey Jean Pierre Wayne Shorter Woody Shaw Roswell Rudd Tim McHenry Badma-Khanda Laurence Donohue-Greene John Edwards James Cook Ralph Dumain Jim Murray Samuel R. Delany Sheila Delaney

XII

Edward Champion Alfredo Garcia Diane Ackerman David Baldacci Ken Burns Sanjay Gupta Patricia MacLachlan Judith Martin Joyce Carol Oates Jodi Picoult David Wiesner

XIII

Dave Woodcock Chris Farley Jim Belushi John Candy Sam Kinison Andy Kaufman Lenny Bruce Mitch Hedberg Richard Jeni Richard Pryor Red Skelton Brett Somers Dave Allen Nipsey Russell Bernard Manning Bob Hope Gilda Radner Groucho Marx

--[T]hat was a very nice name to have.*

*Words in italics from James Joyce's Ulysses

4 comments:

Jim said...

John L. Sullivan?

Josh Maday said...

Yes, Mr. Sullivan will appear in the next Name Drop installment. A great boxer, a fine Irishman, and a true American.

BLAKE BUTLER said...

This is awesome. How well did your last name drop work? It's almost frightening the amount of porn related searches that are now bringing people to my blog.

Josh Maday said...

Thanks, Blake. The last name drop worked fairly well, though I'm going to branch out with the 'kinds' of names, like Ron Jeremy and Jenna Jameson rather than, say, George Washington and Jacques Derrida. Maybe I'll move into the concrete poetry of keyword aggregates and buzzwords. Ah, literary porn.