Monday, October 6, 2008

Kissin' Cousins

Is this something I should have been aware of a long time ago?

The website was created for the sole purpose of advertising the fact that Giuliani married his second cousin. He claimed that he thought she was his third cousin during the annulment proceedings. It's okay, Rudy, you're in good company. The list of other famous "kissin' cousins" marriages includes Mary n' Joseph (incest breeds babies made of magic!), Edgar Allen Poe & Virginia Clemm (he was 26, she was 13!), Albert Einstein & Elsa Löwenthal (nein kinder)and Jesse James & Zerelda "Zee" Mimms (incest also breeds lawyers!). Of course, all of the individuals who made it to this prestigious list were born before 1900, but you know, cousin-love knows no social stigma.

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