Pop Life

What's in a Name? Special Edition: Lady Gaga

"Wow!" you're thinking. "That rascally little go-getter with one f managed to snuggle up next to Lady Gaga while she was in town last week and get the inside story behind her famous moniker!"

Well, truth be told, she stole our cantata based on Faust and had us framed for drug possession. During the subsequent prison sentence, our teeth were pulled and our face mangled in a record press.* That's why a) There's no in-depth interview with milady, and b) it took us a week to get around to putting something together our take on her name.

Ed. Note: Please stop pretending you're the Phantom of the Paradise.

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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