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(GQ)   Republican presidential candidates' Secret Service code names revealed; Romney's is "Javelin", Santorum's is...what? Ew. I thought the word Cleveland went before that, but whatever   (gq.com) divider line 150
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2012-03-20 10:28:47 AM
I thought Romney's was "Dogslayer".

And Gingrich's was "Uncle with Benefits" or some such.
 
2012-03-20 10:29:40 AM

Diogenes: vpb: Petrus? Isn't that Latin for Peeter? I guess he wanted something santorum related.

I think he's going for the root meaning -- Rock.


The Latin translation didn't occur to me. I was thinking he named himself after the wine. That he changed from water himself.
 
2012-03-20 10:30:21 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I'm shocked Rick's ego was reined in to only allowing him to claim the name of the first Pope.


A subtle signal that he intends to turn the US into a papal state? Paging Nehemiah Scudder and the ghost of John Jay....

/cheap shot is cheap
 
2012-03-20 10:30:42 AM
Was really hoping the Rick had chosen "Foamy"
 
2012-03-20 10:30:46 AM

PunchDrunkPanda: Gingrich had a much more modest list:


I love you so much.
 
2012-03-20 10:32:29 AM
Petrus: Peter, "And upon this rock..." Ah, marketing.
 
2012-03-20 10:33:05 AM

Slives: And then I would get the kids Spider and Snake.


cdn1.ticketsinventory.com

You fool! You fool!
 
2012-03-20 10:34:42 AM
Much better than Obama's, "Blacky"
 
2012-03-20 10:34:53 AM
farm1.staticflickr.com

RIP JAVELIN
 
2012-03-20 10:35:02 AM

PunchDrunkPanda: Gingrich had a much more modest list:
Slab Bulkhead
...
Roll Fizzlebeef


Moonraker McManbaby
 
2012-03-20 10:38:07 AM

Slives: So do we get to now pick a SS code name for ourselves, just for fun?

I think I would go with Sphinx.
My choice for the wife would be Sassy
And then I would get the kids Spider and Snake.


starsmedia.ign.com

mannythemovieguy.com

One of your kids will grow up to be... Well, one of your kids get to live.
 
2012-03-20 10:38:16 AM
PeterUs? A little clunky, but accurate.
 
2012-03-20 10:38:44 AM

vpb: Petrus? Isn't that Latin for Peeter? I guess he wanted something santorum related.


Yes. "petrus" is Latin for ock. Peter, the apostle. Jesus' "rock". His real name was Simon. Jesus called him Peter, since he was supposedly the most steadfast of the apostles. Peter started getting a big head and Jesus called him down for his arrogance, telling him that he would deny him thrice before the cock crew.
 
2012-03-20 10:38:59 AM

Gulper Eel: RON PAUL's code name is Ron Paul, and vice versa.


but they have to say it three times like all of his followers do online RON PAUL RON PAUL RON PAUL
 
2012-03-20 10:40:41 AM
So the anti porn guy picks a name that is an acronym of eSpurt.
 
2012-03-20 10:41:33 AM

JackieRabbit: vpb: Petrus? Isn't that Latin for Peeter? I guess he wanted something santorum related.

Yes. "petrus" is Latin for ock. Peter, the apostle. Jesus' "rock". His real name was Simon, and he liked to do drawings. Jesus called him Peter, since he was supposedly the most steadfast of the apostles. Peter started getting a big head and Jesus called him down for his arrogance, telling him that he would deny him thrice before the cock crew.


Interesting.
 
2012-03-20 10:43:12 AM
PETRUS was a gay club in Atlanta in the late 80's early 90's. "Where the Gods Dance"

Beautiful young oiled up muscle boys dancing...great light show, all the best music...

It was FABULOUS! Excellent code name for Santorum!
 
2012-03-20 10:44:03 AM
So, if code words are no longer secret, then why not just call them by their names?

/I, too, had a '74 Javelin.
//Blew the engine on a cross country trip.
///I swore it was an ice cream cone
 
2012-03-20 10:47:40 AM

JAYoung: Javelin was a lame attempt by George Romney's American Motors to save a dying car company, so I guess it's appropriate.


I thought it was Rick Perry's code name with an A chopped off the end.
 
2012-03-20 10:47:51 AM

brigid_fitch: Diogenes: vpb: Petrus? Isn't that Latin for Peeter? I guess he wanted something santorum related.

I think he's going for the root meaning -- Rock.

The Latin translation didn't occur to me. I was thinking he named himself after the wine. That he changed from water himself.


Meh, it's all related. Rock, Peter, the Church.

Although I think Spock and the lizard beat Rock.
 
2012-03-20 10:49:17 AM

turbidum: SixPaperJoint: AngryJailhouseFistfark: Petit_Merdeux: GAT_00: If the supposed SS procedure is followed, then all the rest of his family have code names starting with the letter p as well.

Pipsqueak
Polyandry
Promiscuous
Pedophile
Priapism
Prophylactic
Pterodactyl



/penis

Pumper
Pounder
Pus.

Papist
Pederast
Protected

Pusillanimous
Prurient
Prude
Pie-eyed
Player hater
Pillow biter
Prozac

/pfeffernüsse


can they ask for words in other languages?

Piesang (banana)
Peuter (touch)
/poephol (a$$hole)
 
2012-03-20 10:50:54 AM

Donnchadha: SixPaperJoint: AngryJailhouseFistfark: Petit_Merdeux: GAT_00: If the supposed SS procedure is followed, then all the rest of his family have code names starting with the letter p as well.

Pipsqueak
Polyandry
Promiscuous
Pedophile
Priapism
Prophylactic
Pterodactyl



/penis

Pumper
Pounder
Pus.

Papist
Pederast
Protected

Pfrothy?


Pud
Poo
Porno
P.O.S.

/I prefer the last one, actually
 
2012-03-20 10:51:21 AM

Slives: So do we get to now pick a SS code name for ourselves, just for fun?

I think I would go with Sphinx.
My choice for the wife would be Sassy
And then I would get the kids Spider and Snake.


I would be Gigantor, and I'd probably decree Gaia for my lady if she couldn't think of something she preferred starting with G
 
2012-03-20 10:51:36 AM
Out of respect for the Apostle Saint Peter, who is seen by Catholics as the first Pope, no Pope has ever adopted the name Peter II. It is considered unlikely that any future pope would choose the name. Many popes have, however, had Peter (or a regional variant) as their baptismal name, most recently Pope Benedict XIII (Pietro Orsini).

The likelihood of such a choice is further diminished by the final passage of the Prophecy of the Popes attributed to St. Malachy, a text which is well-known in Catholic circles, though having no official standing. The Prophecy refers to a Petrus Romanus (Peter the Roman) as the final Pope: he would "feed his sheep in many tribulations" and in the days of the "final persecution."[1] This text invests the name of Peter II with an apocalyptic connotation. According to most interpretations of the prophecy, Peter II would be the successor of Pope Benedict XVI.
 
2012-03-20 10:52:22 AM

Slives: So do we get to now pick a SS code name for ourselves, just for fun?


Biggus Dickus
 
2012-03-20 10:52:48 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I'm shocked Rick's ego was reined in to only allowing him to claim the name of the first Pope. I'm sure the list of rejected names included "Savior," "JesusII," "Freedom," "ReaganJunior," or whatever his Grinder account name is this month.


Well, he's sooper Catholic, so it might be his confirmation name.

But actually, it took two seconds to come up with the real reason:

He said he liked it because "Petrus" is Latin for "Peter" -- the Americanized name of his grandfather Pietro -- and "rock." (new window)
 
2012-03-20 10:53:58 AM
I would've been impressed with Santorum picking something like "Faithful", "Servant", or "Reverent", choices a person committed to his faith would want to be called. To choose Petrus is to be extremely big-headed about your singular role in bringing Christianity back to the US.
"And upon this Rock I shall build my church."
I wonder what the Christians think about that one.
 
2012-03-20 10:55:40 AM
Ron Paul is "The Kumquat".
 
2012-03-20 10:56:29 AM

Lsherm: He said he liked it because "Petrus" is Latin for "Peter" -- the Americanized name of his grandfather Pietro -- and "rock." (new window)


Rock is appropriate since he's about as smart as one.

/all I have to do to get a sh*tton of free bodyguards is pretend to run for President?
//all these rappers are doing it wrong!
 
2012-03-20 10:56:32 AM
i2.cdn.turner.com
"Do you smell what the Rock is cooking?!"


Guy to his left: "I love the smell of Santorum in the morning."
 
2012-03-20 10:56:40 AM
Of course we'll play Petrushka.
www.brb.org.uk
/and help i'm a rock
 
2012-03-20 10:57:42 AM

Diogenes: I think he should be called Savonarola.

No word on Gingrich? Too bad. His would be fun. I shall call him "Hummer Smurf."


Might I make a subtle suggestion?
 
2012-03-20 10:59:58 AM

superlawyergirl: "And upon this Rock Rick I shall build my church."


Corrected for ego.
 
2012-03-20 11:04:14 AM
Should be random, so someone like santorum could get stuck with a code name like Duchess.
 
2012-03-20 11:06:45 AM
Romney's choice for "Javelin" might be about the car, or about the phallic connotation, but there's another possible reference he's making, and if it is, then it's kind of amusing:

In the Book of Mormon, there's a guy named Teancum (that's not the amusing part... well, okay, it kind of is, but that's not the relevant bit), and at one point he stealthily sneaks into the home of some corrupt king and puts a javelin through his heart and kills him instantly, and he gets away.

But them, a bit later, Teancum tries to do the same thing to another corrupt despot of some sort, but the javelin goes "near the heart" and although he kills him, he lets out a yell which gets the guards' attention and they in turn kill Teancum. (I may have gotten a few details wrong: it's been many years since I bothered with such things.)

/Cool Story Joe

So, if we want to search for an analogy, perhaps Romney is Teancum, but if that's the case, why would he choose someone who, although he succeeded in his goals, ultimately failed by being caught and killed? Maybe it's the old martyr syndrome?
 
2012-03-20 11:07:27 AM

rudemix: I'm surprised the SS had time to give this info seeing as they are all in Mexico covering Obama's daughters trip there!!!!


Well they've had lots of practice, after 8 years of following the Bush daughters around every bar in Georgetown...
 
2012-03-20 11:11:15 AM
Sisyphus?
 
2012-03-20 11:11:44 AM

CptnSpldng: "Don't call me Little Bastard, call me Snake."


Put that down. You're gonna get hurt.
 
2012-03-20 11:11:46 AM
I haven't seen the obvious question yet. Did the Secret Service give Santorum this name as a nod to his Catholicism or because of the content of his head?
 
2012-03-20 11:15:18 AM

CptnSpldng: "Don't call me Little Bastard, call me Snake."


Whoa, blast from the past. I haven't heard that song since it was current.
 
2012-03-20 11:17:19 AM
i guess jaggoff was taken
 
2012-03-20 11:21:00 AM
Santorum is Rock,
If RON PAUL is Sock, we have a connection for the ticket.
 
2012-03-20 11:22:37 AM

stebain: Javelin?
fotos.sapo.pt

slut wanted birth control
 
2012-03-20 11:22:48 AM

Great_Milenko: Should be random, so someone like santorum could get stuck with a code name like Duchess.


She really loved that dog.
 
2012-03-20 11:23:15 AM
I would make them refer to me a "farkhead."
 
2012-03-20 11:24:59 AM

mercator_psi: Romney's choice for "Javelin" might be about the car, or about the phallic connotation, but there's another possible reference he's making, and if it is, then it's kind of amusing:

In the Book of Mormon, there's a guy named Teancum (that's not the amusing part... well, okay, it kind of is, but that's not the relevant bit)


Tean cum?
 
2012-03-20 11:29:01 AM
awe man.. I'll never again order one of my favorite beers without thinking of Santorum... you bastard!

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/718/2479
 
2012-03-20 11:29:31 AM
WTF is with Romney? I'll bet he even takes a dump according to scripture. That guy's a definite christian version of some Afghani mullah.
 
2012-03-20 11:30:47 AM

TV's Vinnie: WTF is with Romney? I'll bet he even takes a dump according to scripture. That guy's a definite christian version of some Afghani mullah.


*blinks*

*blinks*
 
2012-03-20 11:32:52 AM

hurdboy: syberpud: Possibly, he did run the company for a while.

His dad ran the company, but left years before the Javelin was introduced. Or it was called AMC, publicly.

Rambler wasn't doing anything the least bit sporty until the late 60s, well after George Romney had moved to be governor of Michigan (and HUD Secretary?).

But I would imagine the Romney family ended up with quite a bit of AMC stock, plus pickings on cars.....


Was George the one who said the "only race I make cars for is the human race."
 
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