Tuesday, February 3, 2009


These two items appeared, separately, in this past Sunday's edition of the local "newspaper", The Burlington Free Press.

The first story concerned a man who named his three children JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell, Adolf Hitler Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell (a girl named for Schutzstaffel head Heinrich Himmler). The children were taken by New Jersey's Division of Youth and Family Services. The man claims he is shocked that the children were taken.

Really? He had no inclination that it might happen. Or was he shocked that it took three years for it to happen? I'm not a fan of government intrusion but c'mon, somebody should have stepped in before this person was allowed to breed.

The second was an obituary. Now, I am not laughing at the death of this man (I've changed his name, city of residence and date of death), as he was obviously beloved by his family and friends, but that it contained this line: "Mr. John Doe, age 100 years, a lifelong resident of Colchester, died unexpectedly on Tuesday."

Really? I'm not trying to be cruel, but he was 100 years old. Was it really that unexpected?


  1. I'd like to reiterate C.'s respect and deference to the deceased, but the "unexpected" is rich at one-hundred years old. Maybe he passed away jumping 20 School buses--that'd be unexpected! He went on to a better place performing a 720 degree flip on a snowboard at Pico--Totally Unexpected!

  2. Funny stuff.

    I'd heard about the story of the Hitler kids before. As repugnant as that is, I don't see what their kid's were taken away for. That's not illegal. I'm assuming that these parents must have done something else, to warrant this action.

    In any cse, I guess I need to rethink naming my son "Saddam Hussein Obama."

    As for the old man, I agree with "Lee3000" up there. Depending on HOW the man died, it could've very well been "unexpected."


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