Re: Can Facebook access your email?

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It's not your emails. If somebody else uses "find my friends!" to look through their emails, and you're in those emails, you will then get "You may know [ sucka MC ]!" popups based on that result.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 9:37 AM
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1 cont'd: it may also widen that net a little bit, so it's people in the social networks of people who Finded Their Friending.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 9:38 AM
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Ah. So I'm on some math mailing list somewhere, and that person knows R/ibet. Or the journal editor did the "find my friends!" thing.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 9:39 AM
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Yup.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 9:39 AM
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The journal editor one really did kind of freak me out, at the time.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 9:39 AM
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Solved! New thread!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 9:40 AM
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Okay: what's the deal with airplane food?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 9:43 AM
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I know, right? Men and leaving the toilet seats up.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 9:45 AM
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I think I've already mentioned that I am the sole person with my name, but the person squatting on my name in Facebook is a professional dominatrix. I'm very pleased about this.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 9:46 AM
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Exactly! It's like the squirrels are following you, staring at you, plotting against you.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 9:46 AM
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CAN'TSTOPWOMAFROSHOPN


Posted by: REGGIE WARRINGTON | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 9:47 AM
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If they made porn for women, I bet it'd be counter-intuitive!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 9:47 AM
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Usually you have to pay a dominatrix to get her to squat on you.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 9:48 AM
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12: women find counters very intuitive! On the veldt, they cleaned all the surfaces.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 9:48 AM
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You pig.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 9:49 AM
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15: that's what the squirrels say.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 9:51 AM
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Of course we all look the same to them.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 9:51 AM
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Like airplane food.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 9:53 AM
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Yes. Airplane food thinks of us as all one being. The great, lonely eater, strapped in to devour all the food that is worthy. Times have been hard for airplane food, though. More and more proud meals go unrealized, mere hints and dreams of mayonnaise packets.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 9:55 AM
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19 would have made much more sense if I hadn't dropped an 'as'.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 10:05 AM
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20 would have made more sense if it made sense.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 10:05 AM
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Okay, same for 19.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 10:05 AM
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I think we should discuss the SFUS cheating scandal because hah hah those stupids.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 10:06 AM
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I think we should discuss the scandal of bicyclists daring to ride their bicycles on roads. Some motorists are taking the law into their own hands to combat this outrage.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 10:08 AM
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Is that actually illegal? It's not like cyclists are human.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 10:09 AM
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Or, you know, dogs, or some other cool animal.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 10:09 AM
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I saw that. The driving around here is getting absurd. Just yesterday some guy managed to hit a guy standing next to his bike on the sidewalk and he was apparently sober. This is after the deaths of last month.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 10:10 AM
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27 to 24.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 10:10 AM
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There were deaths last month?


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 10:10 AM
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I saw a really impressive blowing-through-a-red-light moment while running this morning.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 10:10 AM
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29: Not from stabbings. Or, not of cyclists from stabbings.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 10:11 AM
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I see the deaths were actually in July.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 10:13 AM
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Paradoxically, dogs on bicycles are even cooler.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 10:17 AM
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The sad story in 32 reminds us that people like James Price, 46, of Homewood and Anthony Green, 47, of Wilkinsburg are out there depending on bicycles. It's not all Chase Krumholz, 23, of Shadyside and Emily Hamalainen, 28, of Lawrenceville.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 10:22 AM
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30 cont'd: like, the guy had to pull his car into the oncoming lane in order to get around me in the crosswalk and run the light, so that he could get to the next light, 60 feet away, which was red, and where he stopped.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 10:26 AM
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Why didn't you go to the next crosswalk so he could run that light also?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 10:28 AM
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The next light there isn't a crosswalk. Maybe that's why he stopped!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 10:31 AM
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Speaking of crosswalks, last month they installed curb cuts in my neighborhood. I've heard we're supposed to get a light to cross the main road sometime in the next year or three.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 10:41 AM
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A couple of years ago they started installing really lovely curb cuts all over Cambridge: wide, not too abrupt, gently sloping down to street level, with some sort of knobby rubber-like surface at the edge of the sidewalk. It's upsetting to see what happens to those when some sort of utility crew has to dig up the street and sidewalk and then repair them.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 10:53 AM
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Speaking of which: so this temp job means that I've actually finally had the experience of riding down Market St. at peak rush hour, and boy, some of my fellow bicyclists are complete assholes. I'm not talking about ignoring laws, which is fine and reasonable; this one guy was repeatedly jumping his bike up onto the (incredibly crowded!) sidewalk, for no obvious purpose whatsoever, and doing slow figure 8s in the middle of the crosswalk area when we had a red light. I'm sure he turns a dozen formerly neutral pedestrians into rabid cyclists-haters every goddamn day. Sigh.

And yes, I realize I'm inching into "my disregard for the rules is philosophically justified and appropriate, but yours is awful and will turn everyone against us" territory, but that's because it's true, damnit.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 11:07 AM
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(What makes his behavior so egregious, for those who don't know SF, is that he was doing all of this on one of the most bike-friendly streets in city, where there's often a reserved and separated lane and always at least a shared, speed-calmed one. Calm down, tweaker! --Oh, shit, that would have been the perfect chance to use that line. Fuck, now I hate him even more for that missed opportunity.)


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 11:10 AM
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Remember, the more other cyclists there are, the safer you are. Even if they're idiots.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 11:11 AM
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Because it means there are more idiots to get their throats slit instead of you?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 11:13 AM
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43: plausibly? But no, because it makes cars more likely to look for you. And of course the more cyclists sharing space the more pressure there is to behavior in a regular, rule-abiding way, the continued existence of outlier knuckleheads notwithstanding.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 11:20 AM
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At least that's what I try to tell myself instead of swearing at people when they do something stupid.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 11:21 AM
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Someone signed up for Facebook using an email address that's mine and even though they seem to have figured out that the email address isn't theirs - the address is not longer receiving password reset emails and login support emails - the address still gets every damn notification they get. I can't unsubscribe because it's not my facebook account and when I try to report to facebook that someone's using an email address that's mine, I get a message saying that there's no account registered to that email address and so I'll have to go through the sign up process again - except, of course I'm not trying to sign up, I'm trying to get the damn address disconnected from Facebook.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 11:22 AM
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I have some random person's iTunes account hooked up to my email account. No way I could get Apple to respond to change it. I think I eventually managed to lock them out of their account. I don't get announcements that they've bought the latest Tim McGraw single anymore.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 11:38 AM
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46: Hack the FB account and use it to place comments on news stories in which you argue for taking a balanced "both cars and cyclists are to blame" approach when the cyclist was stabbed after being followed for blocks.

(Link is to a story about the same incident as in 24.)


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 12:02 PM
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1: so does that mean that if I search for an old crush or something I'll be suggested as someone they might know? Because, crap, if that's so.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 12:04 PM
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We're already friends, BG. No worries.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 12:13 PM
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You aren't that old, apo.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 12:14 PM
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I'm old where it counts, Tweety.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 12:15 PM
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I guess that I should search only if I'm not logged in.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 12:18 PM
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If there's gray on the infield, play shuffleboard.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 12:18 PM
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49/53: Sifu is talking about the "Find my friends!" feature where you log into your external email account via the Facebook site and let FB comb through all your contacts.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 12:20 PM
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In any case, BG, I was only speaking to people using the "find my friends via my email contacts" feature. I have no idea how it works with searching, but I would be surprised if that was the case.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 12:20 PM
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heebie speaks for me.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 12:21 PM
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About shuffleboard.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 12:21 PM
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Sifu's gray where it counts.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 12:22 PM
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I considered responding to a password reset request, but decided it would be a bad idea to hack the account. I actually think the person has changed the address they use for the facebook account since my address no longer gets any administrative emails from facebook. I'm guessing facebook's system doesn't do a good job of deleting email addresses it's captured.

Anyway, this is not a primary address for me, so I just filter the emails to a folder and then every week or so when I check the address I get reminded that facebook is run by idiots.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 12:23 PM
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I just got 'you might knows' of Robbie Robertson and Jane Birkin. Had never heard of the latter. I doubt either of them have me in their email contacts.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 12:31 PM
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One! One gray pube! Ah! Ah! Ah!
Two! Two gray pubes! Ah! Ah! Ah!


Posted by: Count Count | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 12:33 PM
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Jane Birkin


Posted by: beamish | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 12:36 PM
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I just glanced at my FB page and noticed that FB wanted me to be friends with K@t Bje//and, whom I don't know, but I know people who actually know her, and I know people who might have some professional connection with her, so I clicked over to see who that might be, and there weren't actually any friends in common, and in fact it seemed to be a brand new profile, and she only had 13 friends, which made me wonder if it was really her, but it looked like the kind of FB page she might have if she had not been on before, but then there seem to be a few other people with the same FB handle, and of course BITL has fan pages, as does she. I wouldn't have thought there would be A LOT of people who would get a kick from impersonating someone at her level of fame. Hmm.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 12:47 PM
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62 should be Count von Count.


Posted by: little bitch | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 12:47 PM
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Is the Count from Austria? They have rules against 'von'.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 12:56 PM
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Maybe they're trying to connect people to targeted B-level celebrities?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 1:04 PM
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The count is Transylvanian, and so from a part of the Habsburg lands that did not become Austria, untouched by this law.

The current CZ foreign minister is the heir of a powerful Habsburg family, and has a noble title.

Jane Birkin is pushing 70. Angie Dickinson, who just recently got photographed necking with a male pron star half her age, is over 55. Where are the sign-up sheets for shuffleboard?


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 1:33 PM
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I just glanced at my FB page and noticed that FB wanted me to be friends with K@t Bje//and

I'd never heard of this person, but was amused by the fact that google's autocomplete suggestions for her name were "drugs," "son," and "tumblr".


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 1:45 PM
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Angie Dickinson, who just recently got photographed necking with a male pron star half her age, is over 55.

Angie Dickinson will turn 81 at the end of this month.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 1:49 PM
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and has a noble title.

And the Habsburg jaw.


Posted by: beamish | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 1:53 PM
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So, she's over 55.

Andie MacDowell is 54, for those who can never remember which of those two is which.

I can't find a reference to either of them doing such a thing, not in Google News anyway.


Posted by: Cryptic ned | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 1:54 PM
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Oh, Janice Dickinson. Of course.


Posted by: Crypic nsa | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 1:55 PM
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K@t Bje//and's Band


Posted by: beamish | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 1:58 PM
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Whoops Janice Dickinson.

Milan Kundera has a nice story about elderly get-togethers, "Let the Old dead move for the young" or something like that. ALso a few characters in "Farewell party" are elderly.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 2:03 PM
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This is about the right age cohort-- has anyone here gotten together with a former partner from decades ago?


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 2:03 PM
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Little bit, for a time. Fifteen years in between. It wasn't serious either time but it was nicely comfortable.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 2:07 PM
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A friend who's getting a divorce just got back in touch with an old girlfriend of his (we introduced them a long long time ago, they didn't date for long, and we stayed in touch with both but they didn't with each other.) She's partnered, and has a kid, and shot him down.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 2:08 PM
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54 isn't exactly ancient!


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 2:22 PM
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54/2 + 7 = 34.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 2:23 PM
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76: A GF from 1993 and I got back in touch a few years ago and fooled around a bit. Connected via FB, too. It was good.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 2:24 PM
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39: Hooray for truncated domes! (Well, not really, but I do have to require them on almost every commercial project.)

Future time traveler me should travel back and have me invest in them about 10 years ago: they're priced like gold and required everywhere for ADA (and CA's tougher version of the same).


Posted by: MooseKing | Link to this comment | 09- 6-12 7:25 PM
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46, 60 - nah, you should have changed the password and stolen the account when you could. If people don't know their own email addresses, they don't deserve any better. That's how my dad acquired a fb account in the name of Atilla/Attila the Hun. And then a couple of years later, fb deleted the account because they didn't think Atilla was his real name.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 09- 7-12 5:32 AM
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68.2 He also has a kid called Johannes Nepomucenus Andreas Heinrich Joseph Karl Ferdinand Johannes Evangelist die Heiligen Drei Könige Achaz Michael Maria. It must have cost the priest who baptised him a lot of effort to keep a straight face:

"Name this child."

"Johannes Nepomucenus Andreas Heinrich Joseph Karl Ferdinand Johannes Evangelist die Heiligen Drei Könige Achaz Michael Maria."

"Oh, please. Get a grip!"


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 09- 7-12 6:14 AM
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Very few people worry about which St. John is being used as a name sake.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 7-12 6:17 AM
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His mates call him die Heiligen Drei Könige. Or one of them. Depending on the day of the week.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 09- 7-12 6:24 AM
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