I don’t know if anybody else has picked up on this or not, but I’ve been noticing something odd about the news lately. Over the last few weeks, there has been an unusually high number of stories dealing with people who’s names somehow relate to the situation that caused them to make headlines in the first place.
First there was
the guy who is suing the Boost Plus energy drink people for damages over a case of endless, well, uh, wood.
A few days later there was the story of Iowa woman
Suzanne Marie Butts,
who is facing charges and possible prison time for stealing toilet paper from a local courthouse.
And just yesterday I came across the story of an imprisoned murderer who was caught with an entire cell phone charger stuffed up his ass. His name?
I know that things like this happen from time to time, but 3 cases in as many weeks is pretty weird so I thought I’d better mention it before somebody else scooped my observation. It would suck to spend so much time *coughcough*researching*coughcough* such an important topic and have it all be worth nothing in the end. And don’t worry, I’ll be sure to report on more of these as I find them or as people point them out to me, because this is so totally a ready made VC running gag.