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9th Dec '15 3:16:29 AM Omeganian
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* The commanding officer of the first [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Zumwalt next generation US destroyer]] is named [[Franchise/StarTrek James Kirk]] (A. instead of T., though).
26th Nov '15 12:52:02 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/BlackWidowers'': The mystery in "Second Best" involves a dying soldier who had the same name as a US President, but died before he could tell the guest what it was. The Widowers attempt to figure out which president from the cryptic clues the soldier dropped. [[spoiler:It was Grover Cleaveland]].

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* ''Literature/BlackWidowers'': The mystery in "Second Best" involves a dying soldier who had the same name as a US President, but died before he could tell the guest what it was. The Widowers attempt to figure out which president from the cryptic clues the soldier dropped. [[spoiler:It was Grover Cleaveland]].Cleveland]].
26th Nov '15 4:14:25 AM foxley
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* ''Literature/BlackWidowers'': The mystery in "Second Best" involves a dying soldier who had the same name as a US President, but died before he could tell the guest what it was. The Widowers attempt to figure out which president from the cryptic clues the soldier dropped. [[spoiler:It was Grover Cleaveland]].
15th Oct '15 1:07:31 PM kentman1984
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* ''[[Series/YouMeAndTheApocalypse You, Me And The Apocalypse]]'': one of the characters, a thirtysomething male, is called ''Ariel''. "Like the Little F**king mermaid."
27th Sep '15 11:03:01 AM LentilSandEater
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** However, he never seems to have read ''Literature/DayOfTheLocust''.
23rd Sep '15 8:42:27 AM CorahsUncle
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* The Scottish folk song "Leezie Lindsay" is about a peasant girl who is courted by, and marries, a chieftain. In at least one version, his name is Ronald MacDonald. Though the song probably pre-dates the fast food chain by centuries, it's funny to hear the line "For she's to wed Ronald MacDonald."

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* The Scottish folk song "Leezie Lindsay" is about a peasant girl who is courted by, and marries, a chieftain. In at least one version, his name is Ronald MacDonald. [=MacDonald=]. Though the song probably pre-dates predates the fast food chain by centuries, it's funny to hear the line "For she's to wed Ronald MacDonald.[=MacDonald=]."
23rd Sep '15 8:28:52 AM Micah
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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' gave us George Michael, whose name is perfectly logical (he's named for his grandfather and his father respectively). Almost looks like it could be an AvertedTrope because it's only mentioned once in the whole series ("Are you sure it wasn't the other George Michael? You know; the singer songwriter?") but it's clear that the idea of a nerdy, self-conscious teenage kid who questions almost everything he does and thinks being lumbered with George Michael as a name is an intentional layer. He's also ''never'' called simply "George".
** Season 4 finds George Michael getting very tired of sharing a name with a man arrested for lewd acts in a public restroom and deciding to adopt the pseudonym "George Maharis." [[http://www.nndb.com/people/554/000091281/ Too bad he didn't know something about his new namesake.]]

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* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' gave us George Michael, whose name is perfectly logical (he's named for his grandfather and his father respectively). Almost looks like it could be an AvertedTrope because it's only mentioned once in the whole series ("Are you sure it wasn't the other George Michael? You know; the singer songwriter?") but it's clear that the idea of a nerdy, self-conscious teenage kid who questions almost everything he does and thinks being lumbered with George Michael as a name is an intentional layer. He's also ''never'' called simply "George".
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Season 4 finds George Michael him getting very tired of sharing a name with a man arrested for lewd acts in a public restroom and deciding to adopt the pseudonym "George Maharis." [[http://www.nndb.com/people/554/000091281/ Too bad he didn't know something about his new namesake.]]
22nd Aug '15 9:32:35 PM Tdarcos
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* Another Bill Clinton shows up in TomClancy's ''Literature/TheSumOfAllFears''. Ironically, he's a Secret Service agent.
25th Jul '15 8:41:05 PM nombretomado
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* A sketch on an early episode of ''Series/AllThat'' had people making wishes before taking shots at a basketball hoop, and having them granted if they make the basket. Kenan Thompson then says, "If I make this shot, I'm gonna meet MichaelJordan!" He makes it, and in walks a very white plumber named Michael Jordan.

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* A sketch on an early episode of ''Series/AllThat'' had people making wishes before taking shots at a basketball hoop, and having them granted if they make the basket. Kenan Thompson then says, "If I make this shot, I'm gonna meet MichaelJordan!" UsefulNotes/MichaelJordan!" He makes it, and in walks a very white plumber named Michael Jordan.
2nd Jul '15 5:30:42 AM bwburke94
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* John Roberts in 2005. One anchored the CBS evening on the weekends, the other was sworn in as the Cheif Justice in the U.S. Supreme Court. Not to mention that "John" and "Roberts" are an ordinary first name and surname, respectively, in the English-speaking world. You'll find a handful of them.

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* John Roberts in 2005. One anchored the CBS evening on the weekends, the other was sworn in as the Cheif Chief Justice in the U.S. Supreme Court. Not to mention that "John" and "Roberts" are an ordinary first name and surname, respectively, in the English-speaking world. You'll find a handful of them.
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