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(The New York Times)   Prince changed his name to ... whatever that was, now Roger Daltrey insists you call him "Tedros"   (nytimes.com) divider line
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2021-04-23 5:33:02 AM  
This is how you end vaccine hesitancy in rural America..

All those "I ain't getting those Bill Gates tracking nanobots what for give you the gay" morons will change their tune if we buy time on WWE to show people in other countries getting the vaccine and saying "Thank you for sending us your unused doses, America!"

Do that and flood Facebook with the "leaked" footage of Obama and Hillary saying "I'm so glad we secretly made it forbidden to get the vaccine in red states." and we'll somehow be about 114% of herd immunity.
 
2021-04-23 5:50:58 AM  
This was an eminently achievable goal.

It's a put-on.
 
2021-04-23 6:47:27 AM  
Tedros spelled backwards is Sordet.
 
2021-04-23 6:48:45 AM  
I call him.... WODGAH!
 
2021-04-23 6:51:19 AM  
Fun fact:  Prince's whole symbol-thing was just a brilliant side-stepping of a contract.

Warner Records or some record company, owned the name "Prince" and after ending the contract he wasn't allowed to call himself Prince.

By changing his name to the symbol, he wasn't calling *himself* Prince, but nobody else knew what to call him, so they *had* to keep calling him Prince (or The artist formerly known as...) THAT wasn't a violation of the contract.

Eventually that contract provision expired, and he went back to calling himself "Prince."
 
2021-04-23 6:51:31 AM  
Who?
 
2021-04-23 6:56:28 AM  
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2021-04-23 6:57:13 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: This is how you end vaccine hesitancy in rural America..

All those "I ain't getting those Bill Gates tracking nanobots what for give you the gay" morons will change their tune if we buy time on WWE to show people in other countries getting the vaccine and saying "Thank you for sending us your unused doses, America!"

Do that and flood Facebook with the "leaked" footage of Obama and Hillary saying "I'm so glad we secretly made it forbidden to get the vaccine in red states." and we'll somehow be about 114% of herd immunity.


It's crazy, but it might just work
 
2021-04-23 6:59:38 AM  
Who?

I mean, I know Prince, the artist formally known as prince, and the symbol, but the guy from the Who doesn't need to change his name. Nobody knows it anyway
 
2021-04-23 7:04:07 AM  
"My friends call me Keith, you can call me John."
 
2021-04-23 7:06:14 AM  
For legal purposes, Tedros Tedros Daltrey, and Boris is appointing him to the UN where surely he will soon assume the leadership of that body and then he'll proceed to enact his agenda to take over the entire world...

    
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2021-04-23 7:09:46 AM  
Nobody actually RTFA did they.... this is from the director of World Health Organization by Dr.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and is worth a read.
/but I'll admit subby Roger Daltrey rebranding himself Tedros is pretty funny
 
2021-04-23 7:15:40 AM  

berylman: Nobody actually RTFA did they.... this is from the director of World Health Organization by Dr.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and is worth a read.


I opened link and skimmed the article but didn't see any pictures of boobies so I lost interest.
 
2021-04-23 7:21:51 AM  
Jim McGuinn consulted a guru about his name - after much meditation and probably a large monetary donation - the guru looked up from his trance and said, "You shall be known as - Roger!"
 
2021-04-23 7:26:47 AM  
Guess he's got that sorted.
 
2021-04-23 7:26:47 AM  
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2021-04-23 7:31:39 AM  
He's not gonna take it. Never has and never will.
 
2021-04-23 7:43:04 AM  
I called Prince tafkap.
/I like acronyms
//ILA
 
2021-04-23 7:43:32 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: Fun fact:  Prince's whole symbol-thing was just a brilliant side-stepping of a contract.

Warner Records or some record company, owned the name "Prince" and after ending the contract he wasn't allowed to call himself Prince.

By changing his name to the symbol, he wasn't calling *himself* Prince, but nobody else knew what to call him, so they *had* to keep calling him Prince (or The artist formerly known as...) THAT wasn't a violation of the contract.

Eventually that contract provision expired, and he went back to calling himself "Prince."


My guess is that he was under a gag order and wasn't allowed to discuss the legal case while it wound its way through the court, which is why the public didn't hear about it until later.  The media coverage of the name change consisted of "WAAAAGH!  Crazy-ass rockstar does something GOOFY!  Let's all point and laugh, guys!"
 
2021-04-23 7:45:09 AM  
And yeah, lame headline.  We seem to have taken the Who/WHO bit to its ultimate end.
 
2021-04-23 7:53:10 AM  
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It's pronounced "Prince".
 
2021-04-23 8:05:36 AM  
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2021-04-23 8:06:55 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: [cdn.vox-cdn.com image 283x333]

It's pronounced "Prince".


Nope. Deliberately an "unpronounceable symbol."

https://slate.com/human-interest/2016​/​04/the-story-behind-princes-unpronounc​eable-love-symbol-2.html
 
2021-04-23 8:11:19 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: All those "I ain't getting those Bill Gates tracking nanobots what for give you the gay" morons will change their tune if we buy time on WWE to show people in other countries getting the vaccine and saying "Thank you for sending us your unused doses, America!"


Make sure that it's only darker hued people doing the thanking & it's a sure thing they'll be demanding that the vaccines go to them instead.
 
2021-04-23 8:25:26 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: ArcadianRefugee: [cdn.vox-cdn.com image 283x333]

It's pronounced "Prince".

Nope. Deliberately an "unpronounceable symbol."

https://slate.com/human-interest/2016/​04/the-story-behind-princes-unpronounc​eable-love-symbol-2.html


Although he has referred to it as the "Love symbol".
 
2021-04-23 8:32:33 AM  

WilderKWight: brainlordmesomorph: ArcadianRefugee: [cdn.vox-cdn.com image 283x333]

It's pronounced "Prince".

Nope. Deliberately an "unpronounceable symbol."

https://slate.com/human-interest/2016/​04/the-story-behind-princes-unpronounc​eable-love-symbol-2.html

Although he has referred to it as the "Love symbol".


I miss that guy...
 
2021-04-23 8:55:35 AM  

berylman: Nobody actually RTFA did they.... this is from the director of World Health Organization by Dr.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and is worth a read.
/but I'll admit subby Roger Daltrey rebranding himself Tedros is pretty funny


Lol I love when that happens, especially when there's a bunch of them in a row like on here.
 
2021-04-23 9:21:22 AM  
The only proper reaction to the headline:
Won't Get Fooled Again: Screams
Youtube kslSq-A4kTU
 
2021-04-23 9:34:41 AM  
C'mon, guy - you're old. Do that shiat when you're young - you just look dumb, now.
 
2021-04-23 9:40:03 AM  
Ah, a message from WHO or lets see what Beijing wants to say now.
 
2021-04-23 10:26:52 AM  
I call him irrelevant.
 
2021-04-23 10:47:02 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: Fun fact:  Prince's whole symbol-thing was just a brilliant side-stepping of a contract.

Warner Records or some record company, owned the name "Prince" and after ending the contract he wasn't allowed to call himself Prince.

By changing his name to the symbol, he wasn't calling *himself* Prince, but nobody else knew what to call him, so they *had* to keep calling him Prince (or The artist formerly known as...) THAT wasn't a violation of the contract.

Eventually that contract provision expired, and he went back to calling himself "Prince."


And Prince was his real name, Prince Roger Nelson. His dad was a jazz musician called "King" Nelson who figured the son of a king was a Prince, so...
 
2021-04-23 10:49:44 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: ArcadianRefugee: [cdn.vox-cdn.com image 283x333]

It's pronounced "Prince".

Nope. Deliberately an "unpronounceable symbol."

https://slate.com/human-interest/2016/​04/the-story-behind-princes-unpronounc​eable-love-symbol-2.html


Odd, I pronounce it "prince".

See? Easily pronounced.
 
2021-04-23 11:13:41 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: Fun fact:  Prince's whole symbol-thing was just a brilliant side-stepping of a contract.

Warner Records or some record company, owned the name "Prince" and after ending the contract he wasn't allowed to call himself Prince.

By changing his name to the symbol, he wasn't calling *himself* Prince, but nobody else knew what to call him, so they *had* to keep calling him Prince (or The artist formerly known as...) THAT wasn't a violation of the contract.

Eventually that contract provision expired, and he went back to calling himself "Prince."


I still like Weird Al's take on it.

Instead of calling him Prince again Weird Al decided to call him 'The artist, formerly known as 'the artist formerly known as prince''
 
2021-04-23 12:30:44 PM  
And WHO cares.
 
2021-04-23 2:06:17 PM  
and I get on my knees and pray...

bang thump schnordle

...I don't forget the words again...
 
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