Thursday, February 12, 2009

A telling quote from my state's alternative paper

From The City Weekly:

Chuck Shepherd, compiler of the syndicated column News of the Weird, has long chronicled the recurrence of the middle name "Wayne" among men arrested for murder. His latest list includes 224 with that middle name. "I suspect that aggressive-personality fathers during the 1950s and 1960s did in fact hopefully and disproportionately name their boys after that era's icon of ruggedness, John Wayne. Beyond that, I dare not venture."

Hmm. . . would it be particularly controversial to note that people who emulate John Wayne as a model of manhood tend to be insensitive, macho-minded morons? The type of people that would raise their children badly as a matter of consequence and lead them toward trouble? In this day and age those people are particularly depressing, even when their children don't grow up to become serial rapist pedophilic clowns.

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