September 28, 2005

Benator? ("Did you mean Benatar?")

o.k., bennifer was mildly funny and also quite popular (128,000 google hits). the urban dictionary gives it its own entry and does not even list the affleck/lopez connection first:
n. 1. An attractive couple that have money, fame and beauty yet are still universally hated by everyone.
adj. 1. A horrible combination that may ultimately bring about the apocalypse.
2. Combination of two things that seperately suck but when put together can achieve a level of sucking not understood by physics.
but what's up with brannifer, brangelina (66,000 hits) and, most recently benator (as used by the washington post today)?

Amy Argetsinger and Roxanne Roberts
The Washington Post
Tuesday, September 27, 2005; Page C03

If you liked him as Bennifer . . . you'll love him as Benator!
That's the hot new idea being tossed around by Virginia Democrats, who are desperately searching for a big name to challenge the reelection bid of rising GOP star Sen. George Allen next year, now that outgoing Gov. Mark Warner has ducked out.

not sure about either, the word and the actor-turns-politician idea.

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