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?