Same Name

newspaperA couple of sports headlines caught my attention this week because I knew the names, but I knew the names as they belonged to completely different people.

First there was news that Kansas City Chiefs running back Larry Johnson completed a 25-day hold out. I know Larry Johnson, but I knew him as a basketball player who starred for the Charlotte Hornets. He and Alonzo Mourning were awesome for that squad.

Earlier today I read about Eddie Griffin, who played five seasons in the NBA. He died last week when the sports-utility vehicle he was driving collided with a moving train in Houston. I know Eddie Griffin, but I know him as the comedian who starred in Deuce Bigalow. That Eddie Griffin, I believe, is still with us, which is good, because the world needs laughter.

In related news, there is a Wikipedia page for Mike Boon, but he's a stand-up comedian from New Zealand and definitely not this Mike Boon. I wonder if he knows those dudes from Flight of the Conchords...

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Were you googling yourself again??? I found out that I am an editor of a very interesting magazine called Brain Child. I actually ended up subscribing to it. It's fascinating and pleased that it just so happens to have my name on it.

YOushould find out if this Boon character is actually funny.

August 22, 2007 @ 10:02 PM

Toronto Mike

I didn't Google myslef, I Wiki'd myself - that's a little cooler, I think.

This Boon character has a MySpace page but it's from his contacts only, so I'll never know how funny I really am.

August 23, 2007 @ 8:56 AM


And even though the moment passed me by
I still can't turn away
Cause all the dreams you never thought you'd lose
Got tossed along the way
And letters that you never meant to send
Get lost or thrown away

And now we're grown up orphans
That never knew their names
We don't belong to no one
That's a shame
But if you could hide beside me
Maybe for a while
And I won't tell no one your name

And I won't tell em your name

Scars are souvenirs you never lose
The past is never far
Did you lose yourself somewhere out there
Did you get to be a star
And don't it make you sad to know that life
Is more than who we are

You grew up way too fast
And now there's nothing to believe
And reruns all become our history
A tired song keeps playing on a tired radio
And I won't tell no one your name
And I won't tell em your name

I think about you all the time
But I don't need the same
It's lonely where you are come back down
And I won't tell em your name

August 23, 2007 @ 11:44 AM

Mike Boon

Here's an answer to some of your questions. Yes I do know Flight of the Conchords - they are friends of mine from days gone by. I have 'retired' from comedy am now a school teacher although I've recently done some stand-up for kids in the current NZ comedy festival, so I'm thinking about getting back into it as a bit of a hobby.
Any further information you wish to know then drop me a line!
Mr B

April 26, 2008 @ 5:53 PM

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