Thursday, September 23, 2010

Most Newsworthy Story of the Day



Via Gottalaff: John Boehner puts to rest a longtime rumor.


Addressing a perennial source of jokes, Mr. Boehner says his dark complexion is natural, similar to that of his mother and four (of 12) siblings. "I have never been in a tanning bed or used a tanning product," Mr. Boehner said. His staff showed a high school group photo where he has the darkest face in Moeller High's all-male class.


So my theory about Boehner being a genetically super-powered orange alien is correct. I knew it!

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At January 18, 2011 4:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The answer is easy. Boehner is reportedly of Irish lineage. But there is an ethnic sub-group within Ireland known as "The Travellers", sometimes also called "The Tinkers". These are the "Irish Gypsies", or "The Gypsy Rovers", or "The Gypsy Travellers", or "The Black Irish". They are basically from the same lineage as the Gypsies of Eastern Europe. They migrated originally from Northern India, some 1000 and 1500 years ago. And they travelled east along the trade routes, until they populated much of Europe, eventually reaching Britain and Ireland. Google "Irish Travellers" for more information. Question answered!

 
At January 18, 2011 4:48 PM , Blogger Michael Hussey said...

Some of the travelers are carnies or grifters in America. Certainly not the majority. It is an interesting subculture

 

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