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What Would You Like Named After You (If Anything)?

Instead of covering all the scandals, the Gray Lady keeps on pumping out all of the rest of the news that’s fit to print. Drudge links to this New York Times story that reports that, while Congress may be mostly useless, it is humming on all cylinders in fulfilling one of its more important duties: naming post offices.

Which got me to think…

  1. Mike LaRoche

    Maybe a professional sports franchise.  Don’t know how that might work, though.

  2. iWc

    I want to leave the world a better place, and I am not interested in fame. At least not usually.

    But I *am* finishing a book, and I’d like to be known for my Torah thoughts long after I am gone. I think they could improve the lives of many by helping them to better understand Judaism.

    And I would love to have my name perpetuated in the family – which would mean that I have descendants who desire to keep my name alive – and which in turn would mean that they would consider my life to have been a positive thing, and they have their own relationships to G-d. So I would like my kids to be proud of me.

  3. Joseph Paquette

    My wish, to have a body part, named after me  (Insert COC violating joke here.)    I’ve spent decades taking care of patient’s I’d like to be remembered by future doctors and scientists.  “I see you have a real problem with your Paquette, we better get you to the O.R. right away. ”

  4. DocJay

    Beyond a theoretically humble plaque over a toilet in a Ugandan women’s shelter, I shall leave this earth with minimal ceremony.

     The vast majority of people I’ve helped will have died by the time I croak anyway.  I find it odd that if I went tonight, there would be 500 crying people at a funeral next week, yet in 30-50 years when I do go, I’ll be lucky just to have some family there.  

    Whatever my fate, I sure hope my Paquette still works at the end.  

  5. tabula rasa
    Joseph Paquette: My wish, to have a body part, named after me  (Insert COC violating joke here.)    I’ve spent decades taking care of patient’s I’d like to be remembered by future doctors and scientists.  “I see you have a real problem with your Paquette, we better get you to the O.R. right away. ” · 5 minutes ago

    “Paquette” is sufficiently close to “prostate” that I think we make the change seamlessly.

    Which reminds me of the classic “bend over, Mr. Babar” scene from Fletch. The song Moon River will never be the same.

  6. Fake John Galt

    How about naming a pub and a brothel after me?

  7. skipsul

    I want to have a species of slug named after me, or a mosquito.

    Seriously though, I do have a 2 year boy (not my own) named after me, and that’s pretty cool.

  8. Foxfier

    Many, many, many great grandchildren and grandnieces, with additional greats as needed.

  9. Jimmy Carter

    And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor

    Just scribble My Name there at the end….

  10. Yeah...ok.

    The electrified section of the Great Wall of America. Although the section of the moat which is stocked with crocodiles is a good second choice.

  11. tabula rasa
    Mike LaRoche: Maybe a professional sports franchise.  Don’t know how that might work, though. · 5 hours ago

    The Lubbock La Roches??  

  12. Joseph Paquette
    DocJay: Beyond a theoretically humble plaque over a toilet in a Ugandan women’s shelter, I shall leave this earth with minimal ceremony.

     The vast majority of people I’ve helped will have died by the time I croak anyway.  I find it odd that if I went tonight, there would be 500 crying people at a funeral next week, yet in 30-50 years when I do go, I’ll be lucky just to have some family there.  

    Whatever my fate, I sure hope my Paquette still works at the end.   · 39 minutes ago

    I’ll come to your funeral and I’ll bring a date, so RSVP with a plus one. 

  13. Joseph Paquette

    DocJay, have you had any babies you delivered named after you.  That was the highlight of my residency training? 

  14. Amy Schley
    tabula rasa

    Mike LaRoche: Maybe a professional sports franchise.  Don’t know how that might work, though. · 5 hours ago

    The Lubbock La Roches??   · 13 minutes ago

    The mascot is all sorted out!

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  15. Barkha Herman

    A grandchild.  :-D

  16. Group Captain Mandrake

    An elementary particle, I don’t mind which but perhaps the 17th quark.  We’ve only found 6 quarks so far, and the underlying theory (quantum chromodynamics) blows up if there are more than 16 of the beasties.  They do have rather unimaginative names like “up”, “down”, “top”, “bottom” although “charm” and “strange” are a step in the right direction.

     Failing that, a mathematical conjecture, theorem or hypothesis that remains unproved.

  17. JimGoneWild
    Fake John Galt: How about naming a pub and a brothel after me? · 13 hours ago

    Great Idea! A brothel with a micro-brew pub right here in Nevada. I know where John Galt will be.

  18. JimGoneWild

    Being an ex-paratrooper, I’d like to have an LZ named after me.

  19. Basil Fawlty

    A city in Switzerland.  I’m already so close.

  20. The King Prawn

    507. Kudos to anyone (other than Dunphy) who knows what I mean.

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