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Monday, June 18, 2012

Noomi Rapace

She's a hot new name in film, with starring roles in the original "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" movies and now "Prometheus."  But despite Noomi Rapace's growing fame, I guessed that a spell check program might be suspicious of her name.  

Sure enough, based on the suggestions for both her first and last names, perhaps her parents meant to name her Onion Replace, Norm Papacy, or Gnome Repair. 

And thanks for the suggestions, spell check, but I think I'll stick with the name CelebriGum.  The critical elements of celebrities and gum aren't really conveyed by Cerebrum, Clambering, or Clobbering.


  1. Gnome Repair? Makes me think of Amelie! The spell-check options for "Celebrigum" make me think of nothing awesome. So yes, let's stick with the original. Lol. "Stick."

    Thanks Steve!

    1. Yeah, I didn't even think of the cuteness of "stick" when I first wrote it. CelebriGum works on so many levels. Well, "works" may be generous.

  2. Funny post. You should watch out. You don't want your boss to find out you're giving away free comedy. I know this question is 7 months late, but did you print out the comments to go with the Photos for the gallery show? Also what happened with the framed photos?


    1. Dave understands that I'm a high-pressure firehose of comedy that one TV show can't contain.

      At the gallery show, the photos had no captions other than the name of the celebrity and the date of the photo. I think that's all that was appropriate for that setting.

      The photos are in storage at the Late Show. There have been vague discussions about putting some up in the lobby or elsewhere around the building, but nothing has come of it so far.

    2. You should take a photo of a celebrity holding a framed photo of themselves and the gum on the famous sidewalk. I don't know if that would be doable but it would make for a great cover to a future coffee table book.

  3. The Toast in the MachineJune 19, 2012 at 1:48 AM

    "Gnome Repair" would have probably resulted in a self-fulfilling prophecy...and by that I mean a lucrative career in a dying art form.

    "The photos are in storage at the Late Show. There have been vague discussions about putting some up in the lobby or elsewhere around the building, but nothing has come of it so far."
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Please don't do that with them. I'm imagining a very unique and hilarious coffee table book, Steve. This is not a joke.

    1. Maybe someday there will be a book...

    2. You might single-handedly save the print industry!

  4. Hey Steve were you the "commentary man" at the end of the sketch on yesterday's show where the police officers apprehended the man with the Big Gulp soda? That looked EXACTLY like you. I can't say that it SOUNDED like you because I've never heard you speak, though it sounded like what I think you probably sound like. Please clarify.

    1. That was me. I've been the mysterious Man In A Suit two times now. Good catch!

      Yes, I sound like what it looks like I'd sound like.

  5. WOW! I'm contacting the academy of motion, arts, sciences and pictures and videotape and lenses to recommend your performance for a daytime Emmy.

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