David Folkenflik, Nell Greenfieldboyce, Frank Langfitt, Kai Ryssdal, Steve Inskeep, Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson. I listen for their thorough reporting and insightful commentary, but I also delight in their names. Yuki Noguchi, Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, Lakshmi Singh, Dina Temple-Raston, Nina Totenberg. Because, you know, in addition to public radio, white people also really like diversity and having two last names. Who am I kidding? I truly enjoy most of the things on the list of Stuff White People Like. I hate that I am such a cliche, but come on... Hummus? The Daily Show? Oscar Parties? What's not to like? Now that I am in the throws of a food revolution, I can add organic food to the list of evidence that I am, in fact, a white person.
I digress, the point was...NPR. NPR is awesome, makes me feel smarter, and devotes only a small percentage of its airwaves to musings on the future of Tiger's career. The names of the reporters and commentators, however, do kill me, so I was embarrassingly excited when I came across this website and the Discover Your NPR Name game. It entertained me for a moment so I thought I'd share the two easy steps for joining the ranks of Lakshmi, Soraya, and the gang.
- Take the first letter of your middle name and insert it some where in your first name.
- Replace your last name with the name of the smallest foreign town you have ever visited.
This photo is totally unrelated other than that I saw it on the NPR website, but it's painfully cute... Someone should probably tell that guy with the list that white people also really like pandas.