Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The Many Dave Armstrongs ("Will the Real One Please Stand Up?!")

Sometimes I look in the mirror after yet more of the ridiculous, surreal, seemingly endless assaults that I get from irrational critics and ask myself, "is that harmless guy in there the unscrupulous , heinous rascal all these characters are talkin' about?" I just see me, but somehow they see someone else. So I shrug my shoulders and shake my head, make a face at my familiar (usually unshaven) visage in the mirror (like Ebeneezer Scrooge in the morning after he was visited by all the Christmas Ghosts) and go about my daily business, knowing that I ain't Attila the Hun or Vlad the Impaler, but just Dave the apologist and family man, music and nature-lover, etc.

Some time ago (I believe it was on this blog, in its early days) I had some fun finding the different "Dave Armstrong"'s out there on the Internet. It's hilarious if you look up your own name and find others with the same name. Maybe mine's a bit more common and easier to find (it being typically Anglo-Saxon), but probably most of us could have fun with this. Maybe some of 'em are me, since I don't recognize myself in so many of the personal attacks over the Internet I have had the blessing to endure. So here's some lighthearted fun:

1. The Going West Books and Writers Festival features 'King and Country', a play about New Zealanders in World War II. Writer and musical director Dave Armstrong joins Randall on The Wire.

2. NFL Network Dick Vermeil has been announced as a color commentator. ESPNU 1. Clay Matvick & Brian Kinchen 2. Dave Armstrong & Mike Tomczak ...

3. Chuck Maloney talks about campaign to find Dave Armstrong. Check it out here. HELP FIND DAVE ARMSTRONG BY RAISING AWARENESS Get Your Own "Have You Seen Dave Armstrong T-Shirt" . . .

4. . . . some of the hottest names in house music including Hatiras, Macca, Da Skunk, DJ Dan, DJ Rooster, Dave Armstrong, Eric Prydz, Bryan Cox, DJ DLG, Kid Massive and more. ...

5. With Special Guest DJ StrongArm (formerly Dave Armstrong - Ice / Las Vegas) . . .

6. Downtown (2006) Dave Armstrong. Listen, Genre: Electronic Styles: Dance, House Label: InStereo / IODA.

7. We had a great market, and it's amazing that it lasted that long," said Dave Armstrong, secretary of the Florida Home Builders Association and a local home builder himself.

8. That evening was the Toth tribute panel moderated by David Armstrong, and it went as well as you could hope. Not too much of people proclaiming their connection with The Herculoids. Irwin Hasen was a laugh riot, talking about Alex at 16 ...

9. There were some pretty political speakers there, like Bruce Connew, Dave Armstrong and Lisa Reihana, but the most notable was Cuban academic Flor de Lis Lopez Hernandez.

10. When a man named Dave Armstrong finished his trip to Egypt he’s in a bit of trouble when his plane crashed and finds a door that leads to his fate and who knows he might even find out something about himself and his age.

11. David Armstrong, "Dick Cheney's Song of America," Harper's, October, 2002. 22. Robert Kagan, "American Power: A Guide for the Perplexed," Commentary 101 (April 1996).

12. 15th-COURTNEY K--LADY CHERELLE & DAVE ARMSTRONG LEE ANNE'S-BIRTHDAY PARTY!!!! 22th-LARRY BANKS-LFR/jacksonville & BOYD WESTERMAN 29th-TAYLOR-circleof5ths/los angeles & BOYD WESTERMAN doors open @ 10pm 18 & up welcome ...

13. Dave Armstrong of Information Builders said that firms should exploit the fact that most people are familiar with web-. Compliance Newsflashes: SEC Seeks XBRL Tools for Web, and more Wall Street & Technology, NY - Aug 18,

14. David Armstrong – “3AW News” 3AW 693, Southern Cross Broadcasting, Melbourne VIC M (AM) BEST PROGRAM DIRECTOR Mitch Smart – “Dubbo’s Local Music Station”, Zoo FM, Super Network, Dubbo NSW C Jon Vertigan – Coast FM, ...

15. Dave Armstrong (III) - Filmography, Awards, Biography, Agent, Discussions, Photos, News Articles, Fan Sites.

16. Shapes (c) David E. Armstrong 1997. Dave Armstrong Collective. Elip.1g.black.480.jpg (20801 bytes). Armstrong Scientific. Copyright © David E. Armstrong ...

17. David Armstrong ... Transferred to Bournemouth in July 1987. (Dave is pictured above during the 2-2 draw against Everton on 15/3/1983.) ...

18. Dave Armstrong has been making us laugh for nearly 20 years. As a scriptwriter he has been involved in a long line of television comedy series, ...

19. Dr. David A. Armstrong Summary Page. ... Dave Armstrong. Professor Emeritus, Department of Chemistry Faculty Professor

20. MySpace Profile - Dave Armstrong, 27 years old, Male, Vancouver, BC, . . .

21. DAVID GRANT ARMSTRONG Dr. Armstrong was the Dean of the School of Education of ... The Celebration of Life service for David Armstrong was held at UNCG on ...

22. Dave Armstrong started dreaming of a career in sports casting as just a young boy. Growing up in Detroit [!!!!], Dave would envision the day when he would be ...

23. Summary of Dave Armstrong (B), . Find this and other business articles and publications at Harvard Business School Publishing.

24. DAVE ARMSTRONG Midfield Junior 6-5 - 185 Nutley, NJ Nutley. 2006 SEASON: Played in all 18 games with 15 starts at midfield…Named KLC All-Conference Second ...

25. MySpace Profile - Dave Armstrong, 24 years old, Male, Toronto, Ontario, . . .

26. Actor Dave Armstrong played Kartan in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Operation -- Annihilate!".

27. Funeral services for David Armstrong, age 84, of Gillette, Wyoming will be ... David Tait Armstrong was born on July 6, 1921 in Toledo, Ohio . . .

28. Dave Armstrong - Camosun College - RateMyProfessors.com.

29. Dave Armstrong's profile at hockeydb.com Dave Armstrong, Left Wing Born May 2 1944 -- Collingwood, ONT Height 5.10 -- Weight 170.

30. Louisville, Kentucky, Mayor David Armstrong meets JoJo, a silverback gorilla, who is among the apes at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo.

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