Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Two Links About Children

A deliriously funny spoof news report on outsourcing child care overseas:

"The system is not without it's problems, however. In June, Patricia Nattings of Omaha, Nebraska, incorrectly wrote her ZIP code causing little Kimberly Nattings to spend nearly three weeks lost in the mail."
(via Greg Mankiw)

Another funny one comes from an article in the New Yourk Times on the never ending subject of naming children :
"But even if a bad name doesn’t doom a child, why would any parent christen an infant Ogre? Mr. Sherrod found several of them, along with children named Ghoul, Gorgon, Medusa, Hades, Lucifer and every deadly sin except Gluttony (his favorite was Wrath Gordon).

You can sort of understand parents’ affection for the sound of Chimera Griffin, but Monster Moor and Goblin Fester? Or Cheese Ceaser and Leper Priest? What provokes current celebrities to name their children Sage Moonblood Stallone and Speck Wildhorse Mellencamp?"
(via Tyler Cowen)