Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
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Awesome Furry Applies For Legal Name Change to "Boomer the Dog"

BOOMER!Who is Timothy McNulty? He is the greatest writer of our time, and he works at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. LISTEN TO THIS STORY SING, PEOPLE. "Preparing for his day in court, Gary Guy Mathews took off his red dog collar and left his squeaky toy at home. It is now up to a judge whether he will wake up one day as Boomer the Dog and find his furry dreams come true." Is that not enough for you? Well, read on. "Early this year he began the process of legally changing his name to Boomer The Dog, noting many of his friends already called him that: one of his exhibits in a hearing Tuesday before Allegheny County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert W. Folino was a letter addressed to his adopted name from a friend named Hobnose Bordercollie." I LOVE AMERICA, WHERE DREAMS COME TRUE, AND I LOVE THIS STORY. In your face, Muslim terrorists! We will let the dogs out! Also? "Here's Boomer"? The best TV show opening sequence ever.

It's even better with the German subtitles!

In this episode, Boomer steals a black man's wallet.

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mathnet (#27)

The judge said he would issue a ruling in a couple days, saying he might rule against the name if it "causes confusion in the community" or raises the "likelihood of unintended consequences," such as being "seen as bizarre."

kneetoe (#1,881)

Congrats, Mr. Choire, you have found the perfect story. So many favorite details, this not the least of them:

"Mr. Mathews, who is single . . . "

mathnet (#27)

EXACTLY

We must give credit due to our eagle-eyed local correspondents!

mathnet (#27)

Fingers crossed! I would totally sign his petition
as "Meadowlark Lemon."

C_Webb (#855)

All that's missing is a comment from the original Boomer's people. But I can live with that.

mathnet (#27)

Dr. Samuel Conway, the CEO of Anthrocon: "I wish Mr. the Dog luck in his pursuit, with the earnest hope that he has chosen a career path for which such a monicker would be of benefit."

kneetoe (#1,881)

"When he was a teen, the now 44-year-old Green Tree man became obsessed with a short-lived NBC show called "Here's Boomer," about a stray mutt that saved people in trouble. In high school other kids began to call him Boomer AND HE BROADCAST A RADIO SHOW ABOUT THE DOG FROM HIS BASEMENT" EMPHASIS MINE.

mathnet (#27)

APPROPRIATE EMPHASIS

City_Dater (#2,500)

@mathnet:

All roads lead back to, "Mr. Mathews, who is single…"

Pittsburgh is apparently the Furry Capital of America. Huh. Who knew?

KarenUhOh (#19)

He looks more like a Buster.

deepomega (#1,720)

This is amazing, but I'm going to use this space to bitch about my hangover from last night's Good Times Jamboree. I feel like there are a couple of furries in my head trying to escape.

garge (#736)

Oh, god, it was all in good fun until it turns out that I sort of look like Mr. Dog IRL? I sent the link to everyone in my gchat and asked if I look resemble him (??????!?) and no one is responding!!

City_Dater (#2,500)

@garge:

Might be time for you to start leaving your squeaky toy at home, too.

mathnet (#27)

(That's "Mr. the Dog," garge, and you probably only resemble him when you're wearing your suit made of shredded paper.)

garge (#736)

The responses have been to the alleged contrary, but I may have to go to Metafilter for objectivity. One person was frantically screaming gibberish, but it was because her keyboard switched to dvorak.

This has been a sad experience, and has exposed a bigotry toward furries that I didn't know I possessed. I am sorry to Mr. the Dog, I am sorry for myself.

Tuna Surprise (#573)

Just don't cut your bangs with a Flowbie and you'll be okay.

kneetoe (#1,881)

@garge: something something doggie style.

deepomega (#1,720)

Oh christ I didn't watch the video until now. The sound appears to have been mixed by Boomer himself.

deepomega (#1,720)

Poor Billy. Even moms think Billy is dumber than a goddamn dog.

cherrispryte (#444)

If your parents can name you Adolf Hitler and your sister Aryan Himmler (or some misspelling thereof) you ought to be able to legally change your name to whatever you damn well want.

keisertroll (#1,117)

Max Power… he's the man, who's name you'd love to touch… BUT YOU MUSTN'T TOUCH!!!

Legs Sadovsky (#6,269)

I think someone changed her name – yes a she – to Obi-Wan Kenobi…too lazy to google…wait, don't want to work:
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4179/is_19990504/ai_n11723870/

He can change his name, as long as he's neutered.

mathnet (#27)

He's Boomer! Never gonna settle down

kneetoe (#1,881)

@cap'n: Preempted by "Mr. Mathews, who is single . . . "

Art Yucko (#1,321)

-no furro.-

keisertroll (#1,117)

I'll approve if only I can change my name to David The Gnome.

KarenUhOh (#19)

Mr. the Dog, Bounty Hunter, has denied the two are romantically leashed.

mathnet (#27)

Thousands of gallons of oil have just spilled into the Shenango River outside Pittsburgh, according to Mercer County 911.

BOOMER! GRAB YOUR RED COLLAR AND SAVE THE DAY?

keisertroll (#1,117)

George A. Romero's BOOMER

Pandemic Endemic (#3,825)

OK, but only if I get to be Sparkles Peterson.

Boomer T. Dog (#7,072)

Update, Judge Folino denied my request for the name change. I'm planning to appeal it though.. I'm glad that you posted the Boomer and the Bucketeers video too, that was one I put up.

Boomer, http://boomerthedog.net for more about me and the name change.

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