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Urban Legends -- The Pajiba Way

By Dustin Rowles | Comment Diversions | June 18, 2009 |

By Dustin Rowles | Comment Diversions | June 18, 2009 |

Tonight’s diversion comes from one of the more regular Eloquents, the lovable bucdaddy. And I like the idea — it’s sort of the in the vein of what we’ve done to poor Joshua Jackson (R.I.P.). Inspired by the name Neveah (is that a real name?), here’s what bucdaddy wrote:

“I was reading somewhere that the horrid Nevaeh is now one of the most popular baby names, and I thought: Wouldn’t it be great if someone started a rumor that Nevaeh was the name of a Satanic cult whose symbol is the upside-down cross (Heaven backwards, upside-down cross, they like the symmetry) and whose members chant “Nevaeh” to conjure the devil?

“Well, I’m starting that rumor. And I invite my fellow Pajiblets to start their own rumors, fables, urban legends, old wives’ tales etc. Bonus points if it’s designed to piss off a demographic group.”

This one is fairly open-ended and requires a great bit of creativity on your parts, something that might be difficult for one of these evening diversions, given the time of night (at least here on the East Coast). But, I’ll check out the results and I’ll see if I can work a few of the rumors and/or legends into the Pajiba mythology over the coming weeks. You folks, if anything, are always a solid source of inspiration. Cockwallets.

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