I suppose it’s cool to have my name inspire a term, but it’s also a bad thing when someone at work asks me if I’m serious or if I’m “pulling a Martin.” Says something about my credibility. Uh oh.
Update, 4:40 p.m.: Evan wrote and reminded me … “This is not the first time your name inspired a term. Your ‘Marty’s Jokes’ column in the Byram Hills [High School] school paper inspired the term ‘Marty Humor,’ which referred to certain types of comedic prose. If you recall the jokes you placed in that column, you can figure out what would be termed ‘Marty Humor.'” Good point. Thanks for reminding me, Evan.