Thursday, March 15, 2007

The Phone Book Is A Laughing Matter

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If you’re ever in need of a good laugh, one man in West Palm Beach, Florida, suggests you crack open the phone book.

That’s the 411 from Kim Mosser, who says funny names listed in the phone book like “Heywood Jablome” and “Ho Phat” have been making him laugh for years and even inspired him to start a website called

Mosser started the site nine years ago, after he worked transferring New York phone books into online versions, and was forced to go through “thousands of weird names a day.”

Since then, Mosser has been a funny name expert and considers himself hard to please when it comes to listing submissions for his website today.

Says Mosser: “The name “Dick” just doesn’t cut it any more. I’ve seen millions of Dicks throughout the years so they must have a really funny last name to make it onto the site. It needs to be creative.”

For example, Mosser’s favorite picks include a person named “Verbal Belch,” a man listed as “Pope John Paul,” and a construction business called “Mammoth Erections.”

And while some people and companies have asked Mosser to take them off his site, he insists it’s “all in good fun” and claims he never actually prank calls the funny names.

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