Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Tryndee Nayme Game: Webster's Edition

Greetings, Drummer Nation!

There has been a hiatus from Dada Drummer briefly whilst I frolicked in golden fields and ate figs fed to me by elfin handmaids. This is what happens when you get tenure—who knew?

But I’m back. And I’m ticked off about names I’ve seen on the back of local car windows. You know, the ones over icons of soccer balls, soft ball, limber gymnast silhouettes, and/or pom-poms. The thing that’s really pissing me off is the spelling choices. When did we decide as a nation that it was OK to insert irrelevant H’s, Y’s, and any manner of vowels in perfectly well-spelled given names?




We don’t do this to other nouns. Imagine…

bhayguls and kreyme xees

paypher and pynsyls

But if this is where America is headed, I think you and I need to lead the way. Goodness knows you’re smarter than the cre8tiv namers out there fouling up kindergarten rosters with there inventions. So your Tryndee Nayme Game for the week is to generate the most inventive spelling for a standard English first name.

Sic ‘Em Drummers.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Two Things Making the Drummer Happy

A short list of recently-discovered blogs that make the Dada Drummer happy:

Bad Baby Names Blog
This is great. And I don't just say this because she agrees with my taste--though that is a sign of good triumphing over evil in the universe and therefore a general cause for celebration.

Dolan Goddess
The author of this blog is 1) gorgeous, 2) the mother of quads + a new baby, 3) an irish dancer, 4) a friend of Jesus, and 5) a beer drinker. I love her to bits for all of these things.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Around the Cape of GOOD HOPE!

You may recall that some months back I reported here at Dada Headquarters about my departure for Tenureland. I am very relieved to report to you that I made landfall on those happy shores at 8:15 this morning.

Many thanks to all who were lighting candles in prayer for a safe voyage. It worked!