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Old 04-21-2022, 08:59 AM
 
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Not favorite character, but the one with the greatest name.


A Flannery O'Connor story had a southern traveling salesman named Hoover Shoat, which has stuck in mind for decades.
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Old 04-21-2022, 09:09 AM
 
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The name Boo Radley has always stuck with me. Great names in the book To Kill A Mockingbird. Atticus Finch isn't so bad either.

True story time!

One time, my daughter, who was in jr high at the time, called me and said "I have the name of a book I'm supposed to read, so can you stop by Barnes and Noble and pick a copy up for me? It's called How To Kill A Mockingbird."

I could barely stop laughing. Believe me, I've sent her the meme of the cat reading To Kill A Mockingbird and saying to himself "This book has absolutely nothing in it about how to kill a mockingbird."
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Old 04-21-2022, 09:13 AM
 
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I love this excerpt about Eustace Scrubb in Voyage of the Dawn Treader:

"There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb and he almost deserved it. His parents called him Eustace Clarence and masters called him Scrubb. I can't tell you how his friends spoke to him, for he had none. He didn't call his Father and Mother "Father" and "Mother", but Harold and Alberta. They were very up-to-date and advanced people. They were vegetarians, non-smokers and teetotallers and wore a special kind of underclothes. In their house there was very little furniture and very few clothes on the beds and the windows were always open.

Eustace Clarence liked animals, especially beetles, if they were dead and pinned on a card. He liked books if they were books of information and had pictures of grain elevators or of fat foreign children doing exercises in model schools."
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Old 04-21-2022, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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I love this excerpt about Eustace Scrubb in Voyage of the Dawn Treader:

"There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb and he almost deserved it. His parents called him Eustace Clarence and masters called him Scrubb. I can't tell you how his friends spoke to him, for he had none. He didn't call his Father and Mother "Father" and "Mother", but Harold and Alberta. They were very up-to-date and advanced people. They were vegetarians, non-smokers and teetotallers and wore a special kind of underclothes. In their house there was very little furniture and very few clothes on the beds and the windows were always open.

Eustace Clarence liked animals, especially beetles, if they were dead and pinned on a card. He liked books if they were books of information and had pictures of grain elevators or of fat foreign children doing exercises in model schools."
Yes! In the next book when he is introduced we read the line, "His name, unfortunately, was Eustace Scrubb."

One of my favorite character names is also from the Chronicles of Narnia: Puddleglum, who is a Marsh-Wiggle. Great character, great name.

Of course, probably my favorite character in all of them was Reepicheep.
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Old 04-21-2022, 12:58 PM
 
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Bo Darville - The Bandit
Snake Plisskan - Escape from N.Y.
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Old 04-21-2022, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Encino, CA
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Too easy.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzgS61zgPEg
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Old 04-21-2022, 06:11 PM
 
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Venus Flytrap (WKRP) was a good one..
Vinnie Terranova (Wiseguy)
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Old 04-21-2022, 06:24 PM
 
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Default What's in a name?

Last name - Inedaman was a stripper


Favorite author for real - Cordwainer Smith is a forgotten Sci-Fi writer
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Old 04-21-2022, 06:55 PM
 
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Scout.
To Kill a Mockingbird.
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Old 04-21-2022, 07:03 PM
 
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Hiro Protagonist in the Neal Stephenson novel Snow Crash.
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