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Response to WhiteTara (Original post)

Sat Mar 26, 2016, 01:04 AM

15. The classic middle name.

Since the 1990s, Chuck Shepherd has been observing the strange phenomenon of the middle name "Wayne" and its relationship to crime. He keeps a list of murderers with that middle name.

http://www.newsoftheweird.com/wayne.html

I would further observe that the old Confederacy, particularly Texas, is disproportionately represented in Shepherd's list.

Surely it is some variant of confirmation bias at work, though Shepherd makes a powerful observation when he says, "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."

Never rule out weirdness, particularly in America, and particularly in Texas. Therefore another shoe may drop in this case, with the flying Texan pimp winding up with blood on his hands, too.

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