Move Over, Beetle Bailey


A National Guardsman from Ohio has legally changed his name to Optimus Prime, a monicker he drew from the old Transformers toys.

He shipped out for the Middle East yesterday, where he'll protect airfields from fires and, one assumes, take abuse from superior officers and everyone else.

Prime told the press: "I got a letter from a general at the Pentagon when the name change went through and he says it was great to have the employ of the commander of the Autobots in the National Guard."

[Link courtesy of Todd Seavey, who edits Health Facts and Fears]