In order to save money, GM will now stop offering Heinz Fancy Ketchup packets in employee lunchrooms; workers will now be forced to share jars of Hunts Ketchup or Catsup? I think GM's been working on a hybrid of the two for the past 30 years—it's called Catchup.Now listen to this. [Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images]
In the history of celebrity name changes, which includes great moments such as when a young Raymond Wertokowitzckiberg became our own Ray Wert, few stand out as so awe-inspiring as the sudden transition for a young English musician from Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner to merely Sting. According to Sting, the change came while playing with a group called the Phoenix Jazzmen. Gordon showed up to the concert wearing a black-and-yellow sweater that, remarked the frontman, made Gordy look like a bee. With that switch young Gordon went from being a scrawny bass player to tantric sex/music superstar. In fact, had it not been for that name change we might still associate the word "sting" with the series of notes played by a drummer to signify a joke (also known as a rimshot). Today we thought our take on GM's mystery Important Announcement was hilarious, but Ash78's comment was worthy of an even bigger sting.