Quote of the Day - This place makes Mayberry look like a think tank.
Somewhere out there in rural Wisconsin, Andy Griffith regrets that he lost the election for Sheriff. He may also soon regret that he changed his name from William Harold Fenrick to Andrew Jackson Griffith, a.k.a. Andy Griffith for short. That's right, during the election campaign for Sheriff in Grant County, Wisconsin, Mr. (f.k.a.) Fenrick changed his name as a publicity stunt to garner attention.
It didn't work.
He got only 13% of the votes cast and came in third, behind the 10-year incumbent who will remain in office. The real Andy Griffith, who played Sheriff Andy Taylor on the Andy Griffith Show in the fictional town of Mayberry, North Carolina, isn't too happy that the man formerly known as Bill Fenrick changed his name to Andy Griffith. The real Andy Griffith, formally known as Andrew Samuel Griffith, is doing something about it.
That's right. Andy Griffith is suing Andy Griffith.
The real Andy wants the new Andy to change his name back and apologize. The new Andy claims he hasn't done anything to profit on the real Andy's name, but the real Andy is having none of it. There are other solutions, however.
Think about it. Perhaps he would have done better in the election as Barney Fife.
Update: For another take on naming conventions: see Justice Bedsworth's commentary.