In Part 1, we got carried away rendering the names of current and former members of the Toronto Argonauts as emoji (to recap, it all started with “🐻🌲”, for “Bear Woods.”)
Here in the Department of We Just Can’t Let Things Go, are a few more.
My thanks to @TheScullerwag for some brilliant contributions to this list.
Some ground rules:
You must be referring to a current or former player, coach, executive, or anybody else associated with the Toronto Argonauts
The name must be rendered primarily using Emoji, but we will also allow other unusual characters from the Unicode standard
We will allow broad interpretations of the meaning of certain Emoji in order to make these “jokes” work.
In particular, we will allow a country’s flag to stand for various things – the two or three letter ISO country code or a term for a person from that country.
Furthermore, knowing your mathematical symbols and periodic table may be required.
If you don’t think all of these are side-splittingly hilarious, feel free to start your own list.
I thought I had peaked with with McLeod Bethel-Thompson but then @thescullerwag exceeded that with a brilliant rendering of Mookie Mitchell and scaled new heights – and plunged far back in history – with Nobby Wirkowski.
Without further ado,
More Argos As Emoji
|The Sequence||You Should Read It As||Who The Heck Are We Talking About|
🖥️ ☁️ 🛀 🚟 🦃 👨👦
| MAC CLOUD BATH EL(evated railway) TOM(turkey) SON
||Current Argos quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, of course|
|Derrell “Mookie” Mitchell.|
| RABBIT DRUM MOUNT||obviously, Robert Drummond|
|POLE MASS HOT TEA||Paul Masotti. @thescullerwag wasn’t sure this one would work. I think it’s brilliant.|
| NO BEE WORK COW SKI||Argo quarterback and 1952 Grey Cup Champion, Nobby Wirkowski|
👞 🚮 ✍️
|TOE BIN WROTE||Tobin Rote. Reaching deep into the Argo quarterback alumni ranks here.|
👵 👨 👽
|DAME MAN ALIEN||Damon Allen. We are starting to wonder if it’s possible to do this for all former Argo quarterbacks.|
☕️ 🍗 🍗 👨
|JOE THIGHS MAN||Joe Theismann, and yes, it sure looks like you can do this for all former Argo quarterbacks|
| CAR WIN BELL||Kerwin Bell, speaking of which.|
🐜 🍯 🐮 ✌️👌
| ANT HONEY COW V O||Anthony Calvillo. Hey we can do this with quarterback coaches too.|
💎 🏗️ 🚃
|GEM STEEL WAGON||All time argo Jim Stillwagon. Wagon. That’s what they call railroad cars in Europe, OK?|
|ORLANDO STEIN HOUR||Orlondo Steinauer. Good one by Kelly. Mike had a slightly different alternative – 🚣♂️🏜️🏦🍺⏳ . Both highly worthy.
|ATOM READER||Did you know former Argo GM Adam Rita actually appeared in the Elvis Presley movie Blue Hawaii?|
⚛₅₄ ∧ 🇷🇺 🎣
|XENON AND RUS FISHING||Zenon Andrusyshyn. I struggled mightily with this one. Not only do I wish there was better Unicode support for specific items on the periodic table, I really wish I could get the F out of there.|
|YAWN CAR RINSE SEE||Jan Carinci. @thescullerwag with another gem.|
|MATTE BLACK||The rare one-emoji identifier. It’s not glossy. It’s Matte. Matte Black. Matt Black. Work with me here.|
😟 💎 🐮
|SAD ROCK MINOTAUR||Cedric Minter. @thescullerwag pushing the limits once again.|
|PIE AIR VERRE CHEVAL||Pierre Vercheval, and nothing in the rules says you can’t switch languages part way through the interpretation.|
🏖 🌰 👋 🇹🇦
|SANDY A NUT SEEYA TA||Sandy Annunziata. “TA” is of course Tristan Da Cunha, an isolated group of islands in the South Atlantic that, conveniently for us, has its own Unicode flag.|
|STURGEON WIN||Spergon Wynn. Definitely searching the depths of former Argo quarterbacks here.|
🥫 ✋⚾ 🥫
|CAN TOSS TIN||Kent Austin. Might as well get all the former quarterbacks.|
|GEM COW REGAL||Jim Corrigall. From @thescullerwag who can’t let this go either.|
|CHAD OWNS||Chad Owens. Flag of Chad plus Japanese emoji character meaning ‘to own’, as in “for purchase” x2..|
💪 👨 🍵 😶 📚
|ARM MAN TEA HEAD WORDS||Armanti Edwards. Please, make it stop..|