World Peace

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 17 01:01:03 UTC 2011
> A brief hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday morning made it
> official -- Ron Artest has changed his name to Metta World Peace.
> ...
> Artest's 8-year-old daughter, Diamond, also plans to change her surname
> from Artest to World Peace now that her father's name change has become
> official.
> ...
> "Metta is going to be the first name and it means like friendship, love and
> kindness," Artest told Stephen A. Smith on 710 ESPNLA earlier this month.
> "World Peace is going to be the last name, so everybody can get ready to buy
> their World Peace jerseys."

The video adds another comment:

> Metta is a Buddhist term which means "a strong wish for the welfare and the
> happiness of others".

Apparently, "Buddhist" is a new language ESPN researchers discovered tonight
when covering the story. Kind of reminds me of the "joke" from Repo Man:
"What's your name, kid?"--"Otto."--"Otto what? Autoparts?"


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