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*-- A judge in New Zealand makes a nine-year-old girl a ward of the court so she could change her name. The name she hated and wanted to change? It was "Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii".

Apparently, there has been a trend toward unusual names in NZ, including "Midnight Chardonnay" and "Number 16 Bus Shelter" (commemorating the conception, I assume?) and those are the names that were allowed. Click the link to see some of the names parents were blocked from giving to their kids.

My next book is going to feature a pair of twins named "Fish and Chips." seen via antickmusings

*-- Jim Henley has an interesting article about the decline of the comic book market and genre. Did superhero comics punch out romance, horror and war comics? Seems not. Interesting stuff.

*-- Bill O'Reilly thinks MoveOn.Org "is the new Klan." Yeah, you can guess what I think of that.

*-- Really, what the hell goes through the mind of a man serving a short sentence in a minimum security prison escapes and murders his wife and 3 year old daughter? I have to go with mental illness, because otherwise I can't understand it.

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jryson
Jul. 25th, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC)
Governor Hogg, (Texas 1981-85) named his daughter Ima. She didn't really have a sister named Ura; that's an urban legend. My wife didn't believe me when I told her about Ima, but she finally saw a museum exhibit donated by Ima Hogg.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ima_Hogg

I have a work in progress with a character named Fonda Peters.
burger_eater
Jul. 25th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
I hate people.
geniusofevil
Jul. 29th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
That colorado guy, what a fuck nut. Over SPAM for christsakes.

and those names... damn
burger_eater
Jul. 29th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
He shot his own kids. That guy makes me wish I believed in hell.
geniusofevil
Jul. 30th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
yeah, he was a rotten bastard who got off way too easily
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Comments

  • 14 Jan 2019, 21:47
    Oh, yeah, excellent point.
  • 14 Jan 2019, 21:46
    Oh yeah. Like the lawyers who get obvious really venal criminals off because it makes their success rate look good. But those are not the ones I am referring to in meaning well. These guys are mixed…
  • 14 Jan 2019, 20:37
    This reminds me of the time my wife was injured and the insurance guy handling her case did everything possible to deny and stall the payment. We had to put her surgery on a credit card because this…
  • 14 Jan 2019, 19:24
    The creepiest part is that some of them are actually well meaning.
  • 14 Jan 2019, 19:08
    Yeah. It's godawful what people will do when they have authority and no fear about using it.
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