Saturday, February 17, 2007

Boyd Quiz

What is Samuel Boyd's middle name?

8 comments:

JD said...

bar? Shmuel bar Boyd? Or maybe Smuel brei deRabbi Boyd? something like that?

A Sojourner said...

It's a trick question - he has no middle name. In fact, his original name was just one word that consisted of 0 letters. Yeah, only Sam could pull that off. He took on a surname only to distinguish himself from such imposters as Madonna, Cher, and Prince.

Mark Traphagen said...

Actually, Sam's middle name is too sacred to be pronounced aloud, so long ago his parents removed the vowels, leaving only the letters YHWH.

At the risk of having the legendary curse fall down upon me (an entire semester of Lane Tipton's class WITHOUT PRINTED OUTLINES!!!), I am going to now reveal the original sacred middle name of Sam Boyd as it would be prounouced aloud:

YaHWHoooooo!!!

Greg said...

i don;t know the answer, but i'm so glad i found this site...
such a huge fan!

JD said...

I know, his middle name is Samuel. That's right, one time his parents accidentally ran his birth certificate through the wash and the first word was erased, leaving only _____ Samuel Boyd. So they decided just to start calling him Samuel because everyone knows how big a pain it is to get a new birth certificate.

JD said...

And Mark: how is that bad? When I had him, Tipton did Gaffin better than Gaffin did Gaffin. And he'd always tell you when you went from point a to point b, unlike Gaffin who'd start at a and suddenly you were at 2d and didn't know how you got there.

Mark said...

JD:

Exactly my point! The curse would be having Tipton lectures without the highly detailed outlines.

For the unitiated, who have never experienced the level of detail in a Lane Tipton outline, I reproduce here an actual (I am not making this up!) example:

I.A.1. This is an extremely helpful way of communicating the full redemptive-historical, biblical-theological and systematic implications of the Communicatio Idiomatum.

I.A.2. Let me now explain how this is an extremely helpful way of communicating the full redemptive-historical, biblical-theological and systematic implications of the Communicatio Idiomatum.

I.A.3. This is an extremely helpful way of communicating the full redemptive-historical, biblical-theological and systematic implications of the Communicatio Idiomatum in at least three aspects...

Douglas said...

Lanham