Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Brads of History

Brad's List of Brads

The Non-Pareil, the Cream of the Crop, the Tippity-Top:
Brad the Gorilla

The Pretty Good:
Brad (Seattle band)
Milton Bradley (board game pioneer)
BRAD (British Rates and Data)
Ray Bradbury(science-fiction writer)
Brad Yoder (musician from my Landlady's alma mater)
Brad Smith (Microsoft Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Legal & Corporate Affairs

The Inconsequential:
Pittboy (actor)
Renfro (actor)

It's a fairly short list.


Yorkshire Pudding said...

What about Brad Smith - Microsoft's Senior Vice President and a very dashing and handsome fellow he is too! For a long time I thought that he was you! And this gorilla business was just a gameful exercise for a tired, ginger-haired executive.

Brad the Gorilla said...

Excellent! I shall add Brad Smith at once.

Ulric said...

"brads" refer to fasteners, such as those things used to hold paper together or those things used to prevent wood grains from splitting. They have made their contribution to the betterment of the world.

El JoPe Magnifico said...

Mr. The Gorilla,
May I humbly nominate the honorable Brad Fitzpatrick as among the "pretty good"? He created LJ, which while clearly not your cup of tea, is no mean feat. Also, its mascot is a goat that sometimes does funny stuff when your mouse pointer hovers over it.
Sleeping with the enemy,
SeƱor Magnifico

Nonny said...

That is a short list. I tried thinking of other Brads and came up emptyhanded. Of course I only think of one gruff and surly gorilla whenever anybody says the name Brad.

Lady K said...

I did a google search of the word "brad" and came up with a few, though I didn't feel they were worth mentioning.

You're MY favorite "Brad," Brad. Even moreso than Pittboy, who I really dug until the whole "Bradjolena" episode. Sheesh.

Stay gruff, buddy, and keep watching Sesame Street!