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The other Todd Singleton’s

For a long time now this site’s been the top results of a Google search of my own name.  I would be proud of that except that there is one other Todd Singleton that deserves to be first.  That honor should belong to Sgt. Todd Andrew Singleton who was killed in Iraq in 2007.

“When he was no more than 13 years old, [Todd Andrew] Singleton rescued a friend who had fallen through the ice from drowning.”

I can’t top that. None of us can.

Other notable Todd Singleton’s include former Duke basketball player and Stanford graduate Todd Singleton who lead the search rankings until about 2007. He works for IBM and contacted me through this site a while back when he was working on their recently canceled Aperi Storage Management product (note to IBM: control API’s will always be platform proprietary from now on.  Ya, NetApp rocks the market and lucky for EMC they have VMWare).

Then there’s Philadelphia chef and restaurant owner Todd E. Singleton who’s even doing interviews on CBS lately. I recall we communicated about a common interest in mountain biking a few years ago. I follow his “FoodieDaddy” entries on Twitter and he is the owner of toddsingleton.com. I actually never even tried to register the .com from the beginning because I’m not a very commercial entity. I’ve always felt more like a .net and I’m still geekin’ out over it.

There’s also the entirely commercial Todd W. Singleton, the owner of The Singleton Company which specializes in guess what… promotional products. Well there you have it Singleton Company, a link from the number one Todd Singleton result on Google. Can I get a free back pack with my name on it? I did it because I really dig your website. Good stuff.

In the end the reason I wrote this entry is because of the strange, almost unbelievable, search result for Todd Singleton that produced the human being who is my polar opposite. I could not have found this person if I had searched the planet with help form a team of scientists from MIT. And all I had to do a few months ago was search my name. I present David Todd Singleton. Seriously? Really? I can’t explain it in words but I’ll try:

Think Vanilla Ice turned gay hyper-christian.  Put him in a tanning bed, bleach his hair, add really fruity sunglasses, a cheap pastel suit and gold chain then make him sing like a bad Vegas lounge act. That’s about as close as I can come. The level of makeup and narcissism is quite disturbing. The guy wrote a book he’s selling through his website called “You Are God”. Oh yes he did. And his “Complete Collection” of songs is titled “Thundersounds”.  It’s music to help pets scared of thunder.  No, really. It doesn’t stop. And his website is subtitled “All Things David”. I thank everything more powerful than myself we don’t share the same first name.

No, Todd is not my first name. I’ve gone by my middle name since birth and my first name is only disclosed on my resume which coincidentally, is a major factor in the top search engine rankings.

Update: Here is the funniest thread ever on Harmony Central dedicated to David Todd Singleton.

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  1. Andrea Singleton November 22nd, 2009 10:47 pm

    Todd (Sgt Singleton) saved many lives, including my own. When I was five or six, I found myself looking down the barrel of a shot-gun. There is now a whole in the ceiling that could have been in my head, but Todd pushed the gun up moments before another young boy pulled the trigger. This incident is the reason a gun does not live in the house with my own three young children. Alex, Andrew (one of Todd’s namesakes), and Kevin will know this and every other heroic I can remember about Uncle Todd. Just thought it was worth mentioning.

  2. Todd Singleton February 24th, 2010 10:57 pm

    Wow. Nice you guys are all keeping the name clear and staying off of the police blotter. I appreciate that.
    Just to clarify, I’m not in Philly. Actually in Jamestown NY. Now Chef and GM of the Town Club of Jamestown. Please visit!

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