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Boomer the Dog-Man

samzenpus posted about 4 years ago | from the chasing-your-fail dept.

Television 18

BigSes writes "A judge will take a few days to decide upon approving the name change of a Pittsburgh area man. The man would like to change his name to 'Boomer the Dog' after the short lived television series. He is also a strong supporter of the anthropomorphic movement. Should a name change be such an issue?"

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Goddamn furries (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33228192)

Goddamn furries. Nuff said.

Re:Goddamn furries (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33238154)

The judge should forcibly change his name to "Yiff in hell, furfucker" just for even asking.

Meat Loaf, Whoopi, and Pac-Man (2, Insightful)

tepples (727027) | about 4 years ago | (#33228894)

Denied [] .

But seriously, Meat Loaf isn't legally Meat Loaf; he's Michael Aday. Whoopi Goldberg isn't legally Whoopi Goldberg; she's Caryn Johnson. And during the height of his gridiron football career, Pacman Jones wasn't legally Pacman Jones; he was and is still Adam Jones. I don't see why he can't remain Gary Guy Mathews and just sign his name "Boomer Mathews".

Re:Meat Loaf, Whoopi, and Pac-Man (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33242664)

I think the man's already proven himself incapable of reasonable decision making.

Re:Meat Loaf, Whoopi, and Pac-Man (1)

Sylak (1611137) | about 4 years ago | (#33254560)

you sir, underestimate how crazy some of us furries can be

Re:Meat Loaf, Whoopi, and Pac-Man (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33274916)

No one underestimates that.

Practically everyone wishes that you'd die screaming in agony, on the other hand.

Re:Meat Loaf, Whoopi, and Pac-Man (1)

Kell Bengal (711123) | about 4 years ago | (#33296024)

But why? I fail to understand what everybody has against them - sure, they're freaks and not a little creepy (ok, pretty damn creepy), but are they hurting anyone? I remember people used to say the same things about goths, and then suddenly everyone thought it was cool to wear black. Like all bizarro subcultures it'll be weird, then it will be boring, then it will be forgotten about.

If he wants to be an anminal (0, Flamebait)

YoshiDan (1834392) | about 4 years ago | (#33234934)

Fucking treat him like one. Lock him in a cage. Fucking furfags

Stupid question (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33235670)

What does Boomer The Dog and Jack The Ripper have in common?

Their middle name!


Boomer the Dog is a Brilliant Engineer (2, Interesting)

bernieS (834839) | about 4 years ago | (#33249332)

The brilliant phone phreak Joe Engressia (RIP) legally changed his name in NYC to Joybubbles (no last name, just Joybubbles.) So why can't Boomer Matthews change his name to Boomer the Dog? It's really important to him (no joke) as was Joe's strong desire to be Joybubbles. Who does this hurt? The judge who turned down Boomer's request own had a specious argument -- the name change would constitute a threat to public safety! "Consider the following example," Judge Folino wrote, "Petitioner witnesses a serious automobile accident and telephones for an emergency medical response. The dispatcher on the phone queries as to the caller's identity, and the caller responds, 'This is Boomer the Dog'. It is not a stretch to imagine the telephone dispatcher concluding that the call is a prank and refusing to send an emergency medical response." Of interest to Slashdot readers, Boomer is a brilliant radio engineer, and one of few people who is practiced in the dying art of the precision cutting and grinding of quartz crystals for use in electronic oscillators. He's also a great guy personally if you ever had the good fortune of knowing him. -bernieS

Re:Boomer the Dog is a Brilliant Engineer (2, Interesting)

FlyMysticalDJ (1660959) | about 4 years ago | (#33257568)

Another thing to note... If he gets into an accident and calls for help, couldn't he just give a fake name? Or even his old name. Hell, he could probably get help by pretending not to be able to speak.

Taking this even further, what if someone names their child something along those lines? Will the court deny it or make the parents change it? What's the limit to this? What name is just barely too crazy to have as deemed by the court? I wonder if it's the "the" that gives them trouble. No one seems to like to have "the" in their name anymore unless they're French.

Re:Boomer the Dog is a Brilliant Engineer (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33291506)

Because he's a FUCKING FURRY and we don't want to legitimize FUCKING FURRIES.

Re:Boomer the Dog is a Brilliant Engineer (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33296770)

And what about the non-fucking furries?

a rose by any other name (1)

chichilalescu (1647065) | about 4 years ago | (#33251240)

I would understand wanting to legally change your name to something jewish if you live in an antisemitic environment.
Generally I would understand wanting to legally change your name to another known human name, to prove some point like the above.

But other than that... in this particular case I don't see a reasonable reason.

Re:a rose by any other name (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33299316)

Maybe he wants to get away from his childhood antics (Oh god, posts are so slow on idle, this post is 5 days old already)

Supporter of the anthropomorphic movement? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 years ago | (#33289902)

Furry is a subculture. A subculture that's populated by widely varying degrees of sanity, autism, perversion and, in rare cases, innocent curiosity or passing interest. Movements have a purpose. Calling furry a movement would be like calling anime fans a movement. The only way for furries to 'support' their subculture is to keep their heads down and try not to make themselves look worse by sugarcoating everything.

Reason for name (1)

emaname (1014225) | about 4 years ago | (#33354152)

Is it because he barks loudly or does he have a serious digestive disorder?
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