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A 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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