The sorry tale of Ivan O'Toole, which last Friday caused a certain amount of merriment among the less than kind hearted members of our beloved readership, attracted an email suggesting that Mr O'Toole had faked an email address and hoodwinked the Reg Bootnotes secretariat. The missive in question came from one Hugh Jass, who …
It's a nectar card... all you have to do is fill out your name on the form differently and the card arrives with that name on.
Hardly proof of identity, although I am well prepared to believe that someone with that name exists.
Not bad but...
My favourite is a guy I worked with for a while who was called James Timoney. He did, of course, prefer the name Jim.
I have to admit to humming the tune mercilessly.
When I've completed a database project..... for years I have been inserting a "test" record into the database as "Hugh Jass"
Sad I know, but I've always found it amusing to see how long it takes employees to locate Mr Jass and start laughing.
Back when I were 17, my provisional driving licence had my formal title as "Doctor", for a jape.
This is a Nectar card, this proves nowto.
Excellent - any other takers
Do we have the variant of Hugh Jass... Hugh Janus
Apparently whilst doing Grease some time ago, in which Shane Richie and Samantha Janus starred, some vandals (or some might argue comedy Geniuses) arranged it so that the billboard read Rich Anus.
I think we need a contest
Who has the best name and can provide clean and clear evidence may get some prizes from cash n carrion?
>/Paris cause well you know!!!
Of course it's been 'shopped - the numbers aren't blocked out on the original....
Nobody called that on the electoral roll...
... according to http://www.yournotme.com
Nah, far too complicated.
Occam's razor says that he's just filled out a Nectar application form in the name of Hugh Jass. They don't give a shit what name you want on it.
Off to Sainsburys now to collect some points for that nice Mr. M. T. Merciless, who lets me use his card.
And another thing!
There are two people in the UK called Ivan O'Toole, according to www.yournotme.com so even if that guy isn't him, there is someone who isn't him who has his name.
a list of all the poor unfortunates..
found on a memory stick left on a train naturally
If you look carefully the 'ss' at the end of Jass is slightly higher than the 'Ja'. No CSI type software needed here.
The S in JASS is slightly lifted and is consistent across both of them, something you would expect from a single letter punch being mis-aligned. If this was a photoshop job then you would expect them to be inconsistent with each other or uniform on the baseline.
Still, it does not prove that some guy didn't sign up for a nectar card with a fake name. I would be more convinced with a drivers license or a debit card (but not a credit card as you can add duplicate cards on to your account with any name).
Not just Nectar
A friends Egg Card was James Bond, not even close to his name....
Also It's an old card....
http://www.yournotme.com - there is 1 Hugh Janus :)
@Nobody called that on the electoral roll...
Means nothing, you wouldn't find me on a searchable electoral register either. If I was called Hugh Jass or Ivor Biggun I'm pretty sure I'd opt out too.
Sara Cox wins.....
She called her son Isaac
Doesn't have his name in it's database, it's based on the 2001 census (which was the last not to have an opt out) so he could be younger than 26 and called hugh jass.
there is a person called Cherrypie according to www.yournotme.com, parents eh who'd have them.
On a sort of related note..
I used to work in a building on canal st called canal house
there was a sign on the front read "Canal House - Entrance at rear" - you can guess which letter mysteriously disappeared.....
Do a search for the name on 192.com and a number of Hugh Jass's come back!
Oh dear lord
Forget a shopped Jass, there's a Hugh Jarse on the electoral roll according to yournotme.
That poor man.
Or on you tube Jay Leno Tv Show June Wedding round up of the following
Choices in names says gay Paree ?
2 people with the surname: Fuchsova
And one with the forename: Muthughanthreege
There was a German German teacher (he was a teacher from Germany who taught German) at Bath University called Berndt Koch
easy to forge, easy to paintshop
but easiest of all is simply to make a formal request ... I, for example, have an account in the name of Michael Mouse.
Even more annoyingly...
... www.yournotme.com should surely be www.yourenotme.com :-(
One side effect...
Of outsourcing everything to Asia, is some humourous names. I'm currently dealing with a chap, whose first name is "Sukhdeep". You can imagine the fun to be had in suggesting possible brides for him, Ms Throat springs to mind.
My mate's last name is Hunt ...
... so we call him Isaac.
Paris, cos she's got one too.
Similar to when they amended the name of a street in Manchester - Canal Street. Some comedy genius removed the C and S...
My name is...
...Hugh J. Penis.
Stop sniggering at the back.
RE: I think we need a contest
Try googling Seymour Bush...
Dunno about that, but
I did meet a lady called Jenny Taylor. Made me snigger, anyway...
Anon. because I think she worked in IT...
Obvious but true
I know a gentleman by the name of Michael Hunt. Yes he shortens his name the same as I do.
The one with Seymour Butz on the label, please
Oh, nearly forgot...
If this is going to be a recurring story type on here, we need a Bart Simpson icon as well
Best Name Competition?
I thought that was already won by Batman bin Suparman a while back.
Photo of Singaporean ID to prove.
The red cape with the black, pointy-eared cowl please...
I used to work with a gay guy called ....
Thats honestly true...
Needs a title
I have seen a medical specialist with the name Ivor Payne. i did think I was the victim of a cruel joke at first.
Years ago I had a shareware word game called BAGO;
-the author called himself Hugh Jarse. There were 'easter eggs' which popped up pictures of scantilly-clad buxom females;, apparently at rare, random intervals. -or at least, despite trying, I never found the combination to trigger them. :(
Didn't George Michael register at hotels under the name Hugh Jass. I can't be arsed to google it.
I went to school with a girl called Joy Staines. It didn't seem funny at the time ...
Looks Fake anyway...
If you zoom into the pic between "Hugh" and "Jass" the pixels change considerably, it looks like the "MR HUGH" has been pasted on in front of the original "JASS" as the later part has a background consistent with the rest of the card. Also in the same area the bottom edge of the card is lower than the rest of the bottom edge....well it looks like that to me anyway?!
I used to work with a programmer, poor fellow ... first name Richard, last name Head. He never used the nickname "Dick". Understandable.
Google it - is quite a popular name...
There's a Gardeners World presenter called Gay Search...
I'm surprised no-one has mentioned the perennial "Drew Peacock" yet.
(coat because I'm checking all your IDs to make sure they're real)
Names in the News
A couple of years ago, there was a hullaballoo over women at Augusta National (where The MAster's golf tournament is held) and a protester actually managed to get quoted in the newspaper under the name Heywood Jablome.
I used to work with a Richard Head. He was a lorry driver delivering stuff to road constructions sites.
Obviously his mates would call him Dick. :-)
Truth is stranger than fiction
At the first company I worked at, there were a few interesting names including a Tony Moroni, Dick Tate and, yes, there was a Michael Hunt. I was told that Michael was very sensitive about his name being shortened, so I never risked it.
Unlucky for one child in a family to have a bad name.
There were two brothers at my school called, Andrew and Peter Ness. Registration were a riotous affair.