You know you've made it when David Letterman is counting down the worst puns based off of your name. After all, if you've made it that far, people have already conjured up a lot of puns based off of your name.
Case in point, take a look at New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin. His name has inspired puns like "Linsanity," "Linderella" and "Super Lintendo." People are coming up with new ones every day, and there seems to be no end in sight regarding how many puns Lin's name can inspire, for good or ill.
Letterman's Top 10 from Wednesday night offered some new ones that haven't yet been discovered, but probably would have been eventually had he not revealed them.
Here they are:
10. Lin-Termittent Windshield Wiper
9. Law and Order: Criminal Lin-Tent
8. Ange-Lin-A Jol-Emy
7. Lin-Ternational House of Lin-Cakes
6. Newt Lin-Grich
5. Lin-Terest-Bearing Lin-Vestment Grade Financial Lin-Strument
4. Does This Look Lin-Fected to You?
3. Jere-Meat Sauce with Lin-Guine
2. Kni-Xual Lin-Tercourse
1. You Gotta Be Lin It to Lin It
Ah yes, now this some Grade-A tomfoolery.
Truth be told, some of the entries on Letterman's list are pretty lame, but my guess is that's what he was going for. There are a lot of Lin puns floating around out there, and the majority of them are pretty lame. The Lin pun contest has devolved into a contest to see who can come up with the lamest Lin puns.
What we have here, it seems, is a serious lack of Lin-telligence. It's gotten to the point where all these Lin puns are starting to get Lin-sulting.
Hmmm...I seem to be making up Lin puns without trying. Isn't that Lin-teresting?
Man, it really is Lin-fectious.