I don’t think it’s *just* the celebrities, though – I just think those are the ones we get to HEAR about. And hear about quite a bit. :) Maybe it’s just vague memories from a movie I’ve seen, but I feel like I could imagine a “redneck” hollering after its child: “Engine Block, you get back here!” Or something. I was having trouble thinking of a name, haha.
Well, now I have Jeff Foxworthy’s “You Just Might Be a Redneck” routines as earworms. Thanks for that. :-)
Which reminds me that I saw a Chevy El Camino on the road, as opposed to it being on blocks in the front yard, last week.
Guess now I hafta recite my fave “YJMBaR” line, which concludes with, “. . . if your mama doesn’t even take the Marlboro Red from between her lips when she tells the state trooper to kiss her [backside].”
Would you like to co-author a submission to the Journal of Polymorphous Perversity wherein we perform a rigorous analytical comparison of celebrity children with relatively innocuous names vis-a-vis the cohort listed above? I figure we mine publicly available data on DUIs, drug overdoses, suicide attempts, bankruptcies, divorces, movie/television salaries, etc. to look for correlations. It would have a small sample size but still could have statistical power. I’ve got your regression/statistics back on that one . . .
@CapJ and @arianna: With your combined talents (and geek quotients), you two would be a mighty force to be reckoned with. Please use your power only for good.
On a side note: I had never heard of “Ledashya” before. Wow. It’s amazing how many of those kinds of e-mail forwards are often prefaced with some version of “I’m not a racist, but…” Gah. Marsha recently posted..Look what I just did