a rose by any other name…

Erik Kain

Erik writes about video games at Forbes and politics at Mother Jones. He's the contributor of The League though he hasn't written much here lately. He can be found occasionally composing 140 character cultural analysis on Twitter.

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  1. There have been considerable lobbying efforts to name my first born Max Payne, either Maximus or Maxine depending on the sex. You, sir, have just placed another arrow in my oppositional quiver and for that, I thank you.Report

  2. ChrisWWW says:

    You certainly can’t name later kids Max, lest they think you just got lazy.Report

  3. Jaybird says:

    Have his middle name start with an “H”.

    Harold, perhaps. Hershel. Herbert. Horton. (Hussein!!!)

    The important part is that when the child is asked “What does the ‘H’ stand for?”, he or she can stand up and punch the other person in the nose. When the (now bleeding) person looks up from the ground, your child can answer “It stands for ‘Hardcore’.”Report