Thursday, August 24, 2006

An observation

Has it become a cultural shorthand for "monster" if we refer to someone by their full name including their middle name. John Mark Karr seems to be the latest example of this. I'm not saying that everybody who uses their middle name is a monster, but has the media picked this up as a way to trigger the "monster" reaction in our minds? If So, I have two more names for you:
Billy Ray Cyrus
George Dubyuh Bush

1 comment:

Matthew Iverson said...

I think it depends on the context. For instance, if you're a goofy looking guy who can act circles around every airhead in the industry, I think that qualifies you to go by a three-part name. Cases in point, Phillip Seymore Hoffman, William H. Macy, John C. Reilly, etc...