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http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/04/11/family.feud.ap/index.html

I was surprised that the article didn't reference Romeo and Juliet. I suppose human nature stays much the same throughout the generations.... I'm just glad that no one died.

In a way, this is a shock to me - I've always found Romeo and Juliet to be incredibly unrealistic. The concept of two families having a shooting match over two teenagers dating is just so strange to me.

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People have fought and died over far sillier things.

-Trevor

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The concept of two people falling in love and killing themselves over the loss of one another after about two weeks of knowing each other is kinda unrealistic to me. But hey, we all have our own versions of reality I suppose [Smile]
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Says the man who believes in people rising from the grave... [/troll]
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I always loved Romeo & Juliet. So sad. [Cry]

I wonder if they'll make a Law & Order episode about this..

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Chino, Chino, are there enough bullets?
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If not Law & Order, then CSI - it's too bizarre a story not to re-enact.

-Trevor

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Says the man who believes in people rising from the grave
Says the man who believes in an Invisible Pink Unicorn.
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Well? The faith of the Invisible Pink Unicorn (may her hooves never be shod) is based on nothing but logic : Since we can't see her, she must be Invisible. And it should be clear to any child that She is Pink, or She wouldn't be the Invisible Pink Unicorn.
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love = [Wall Bash]
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Pffft.

Love is so overrated.

Chocolate is cheaper.

-Trevor

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And much tastier.
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Than salty tears from broken hearts, neh?

[ April 12, 2005, 10:17 AM: Message edited by: Shan ]

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They did an L&O: SVU that was similar. At least they referenced R&J in the episode.

TV Tome entry

How convenient--they even put the quote at the bottom. It was last week's episode.

[edit: Ok, so it's not that similar, but it's close, right? [Smile] ]

[ April 12, 2005, 10:19 AM: Message edited by: imenimok ]

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And so much easier on the knees, Shan.

-Trevor

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Our story did.

Relative: 'Romeo and Juliet' love led to gunfire

When bullets tore though the mobile home where she slept in this neighborhood of mostly Mexican immigrants, Anna Diaz said she scooped up her little cousin and hid him in a closet.

"I didn't want him to get hit," the 14-year-old Pierson girl said by cell phone Monday from her Halifax Medical Center hospital bed, groggy from medication after surgery to remove a bullet from her back.

Diaz was one of seven people wounded when a long-standing feud between the Riojas family and the members of the Ortiz and Soliz families -- in what a sheriff's major described as a "Romeo and Juliet" episode -- erupted in gunfire Sunday. The pre-dawn gun battle was preceded by two encounters Saturday night, said Putnam County sheriff's Maj. Rick Ryan.

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"We started out like Romeo and Juliet, but it ended in tragedy."
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