It's been an omnium-gatherum kind of week, so let's finish in the same spirit.
1. A highly subjective (and very amusing) list of the ten worst restaurant names in Houston. My favorite: a sushi restaurant named Todai. I imagine the food is to die for. (Via @she_eats). See also "Nine of the Weirdest Restaurant Names in Existence." Although the latter list first appeared in the SF Weekly, the editors missed a famous local landmark, the Fly Trap. (It's now called Zaré at Fly Trap, but they can't fool me.)
2. Does global warming need a porn name? A New Scientist blog wonders whether a sexier appellation would "provoke a ... passionate response from the apathetic masses." Apparently "global burning" is popular with Christian groups. (Via Jon Carroll.)
3. Speaking of smut, Isabella Rossellini has produced Green Porno, a series of short films about animals' reproductive habits. Watch here, on the Sundance Channel site. Then get yourself a new name from the Green Porno name generator. I'm Linda Larvae!
4. I'm probably the last person in the Bay Area to learn that there's a pitcher for the San Francisco Giants named Merkin Valdez. I realize he was born in the Dominican Republic, but still: couldn't someone have told his parents what "merkin" means? (Hint: It doesn't mean this.)