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(My Fox DC)   The story of Romeo and Juliet just doesn't have that same emotional pull when the setting is changed from the courtyards of Verona to a rancher in Virginia   (myfoxdc.com) divider line 70
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2009-11-03 08:29:29 AM
To be fair, just driving anywhere near Triangle is enough to make most people contemplate suicide.
 
2009-11-03 08:45:30 AM
I'm betting murder-suicide until I get more info.
 
2009-11-03 08:47:28 AM
Sad indeed. I thought about doing the same thing when I was their age. Life gets so so so much better after high school. It really does. I can't tell you how many nerds from my high school are making $70K salaries today, or how many formerly ugly, overlooked girls are now getting hounded by hot guys every time they leave the house.

What an awesome life I would have missed out on, and I'm still only 27.
 
2009-11-03 08:48:06 AM
www.ri.net

Shocked and appalled.
 
2009-11-03 08:48:10 AM
BTW, yes, $70K is basically six figures in western NY.
 
2009-11-03 08:48:21 AM
I thought at first it was the Triangle Home because of the shape of the front.
 
2009-11-03 08:48:31 AM
My woman taught there as her first job.

A more horrible group of parents that do not give a shiat she has not experienced.
 
2009-11-03 08:49:12 AM
one gun means they had to take turns. yikes. i wonder who went first. I'm guessing she did, but he pulled the trigger. Girls are far too vain for gunshot wounds to the head.


live fast, die young and leave a good looking corpse?

not so much with a hole in your face.
 
2009-11-03 08:50:30 AM
Butterflew: one gun means they had to take turns. yikes. i wonder who went first. I'm guessing she did, but he pulled the trigger. Girls are far too vain for gunshot wounds to the head.


live fast, die young and leave a good looking corpse?

not so much with a hole in your face.


i'm assuming one gun, but it's virginia so as far as we know there could have been 20 in the house.
 
2009-11-03 08:55:20 AM
what a triangle home might look like:

i427.photobucket.com
 
2009-11-03 08:55:40 AM
TFA: According to investigators, police were called to a home on Oakdale Circle just after 5 p.m. Monday to investigate the deaths of an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl

Nice to see Fox Nutwork never misses a chance to exploit the pedophilia angle.
 
2009-11-03 09:01:58 AM
dragonchild: TFA: According to investigators, police were called to a home on Oakdale Circle just after 5 p.m. Monday to investigate the deaths of an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl

Nice to see Fox Nutwork never misses a chance to exploit the pedophilia angle.



18 = Adult
17 = Minor

That's called "factual" not "pedophilia"

Nice try though... you at least got one bite. Best of luck to you!
 
2009-11-03 09:06:07 AM
Yes, I see the triangle!
 
2009-11-03 09:08:26 AM
EZ Writer:
18 = Adult
17 = Minor

That's called "factual" not "pedophilia"


To laws and lawyers, the two might as well be synonyms. They could've used any number of terms such as "two young people" but of course we gotta work that legalese bit that implies some illegal nooky was goin' on.

/ "Denotation" vs. "connotation", I stayed awake during English class
// I also work with salespeople for a living
 
2009-11-03 09:13:01 AM
dragonchild: EZ Writer:
18 = Adult
17 = Minor

That's called "factual" not "pedophilia"

To laws and lawyers, the two might as well be synonyms. They could've used any number of terms such as "two young people" but of course we gotta work that legalese bit that implies some illegal nooky was goin' on.

/ "Denotation" vs. "connotation", I stayed awake during English class
// I also work with salespeople for a living


I for one support a bit of illegal nooky...where would this world be with out it?

//having a seat over there
 
2009-11-03 09:17:35 AM
Did anyone else ever see the movie Surviving back in the '80s? It was about two teenagers whose parents wouldn't let them see one another so they committed suicide together. The movie went on to show the aftermath and how the event affected both families.

That movie completely screwed with my head as a 13-year old.
 
2009-11-03 09:18:00 AM
friedrice2003: dragonchild: EZ Writer:
18 = Adult
17 = Minor

That's called "factual" not "pedophilia"

To laws and lawyers, the two might as well be synonyms. They could've used any number of terms such as "two young people" but of course we gotta work that legalese bit that implies some illegal nooky was goin' on.

/ "Denotation" vs. "connotation", I stayed awake during English class
// I also work with salespeople for a living

I for one support a bit of illegal nooky...where would this world be with out it?

//having a seat over there


Isn't nooky what parents put in a baby's mouth to keep it quiet?
 
2009-11-03 09:19:00 AM
dragonchild: EZ Writer:
18 = Adult
17 = Minor

That's called "factual" not "pedophilia"

To laws and lawyers, the two might as well be synonyms. They could've used any number of terms such as "two young people" but of course we gotta work that legalese bit that implies some illegal nooky was goin' on.

/ "Denotation" vs. "connotation", I stayed awake during English class
// I also work with salespeople for a living


You mean like this: "TRIANGLE, Va. - Prince William County Police say the bodies of two teens were found inside a home in Triangle, Virginia on Monday evening."

Quit trying to be a sensaltionalist... Fox News certainly isn't (at least not in this instance).
 
2009-11-03 09:22:33 AM
dragonchild: EZ Writer:
18 = Adult
17 = Minor

That's called "factual" not "pedophilia"

To laws and lawyers, the two might as well be synonyms. They could've used any number of terms such as "two young people" but of course we gotta work that legalese bit that implies some illegal nooky was goin' on.

/ "Denotation" vs. "connotation", I stayed awake during English class
// I also work with salespeople for a living


^ what you typed.

How it reads:

To derps and derpers, the derps derp as derp be derrrrrpy. Derp derp derp any derps of derps such as "derp derp derple" but of derp we derpa derp that derpes the derp derp derp derrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrp derpin' derp.

Your post contains no facts, just words strung together by someone who wishes to appear in possession of facts. The energy you spent posting it would better have been spent looking up the facts that would prove your post a waste. About two seconds and the search engine of your choice would have enlightened you to the fact that while Virginia AOC is 18, there is an close-in-age exemption that makes any relationship between these two completely legal.

Not to mention the fact that FOX affiliates and the cable channel have fairly independent news gathering, so any attempt to connect these local reporters and Glenn Beck is simply DERRRRRRRRRRRPPPP... Sorry...I drifted off there.

You get the picture.
 
2009-11-03 09:26:02 AM
From the Comments: Christine Tompkins
I knew both these kids before a graduated from FPHS, This comes to me in total shock and I am deeply saddened that two of my freind's live's have been cut down soo short.


Maybe they couldn't deal with the poor grammar and spelling skills that FPHS imparted upon them.
 
2009-11-03 09:30:08 AM
rugsucka: what a triangle home might look like:

You beat me to it while I was reading TFA.
 
2009-11-03 09:30:29 AM
Rancher? I presume you mean the ranch style house. The only ranch near Triangle, Va. is Marine Corps Base Quantico. Triangle recently had its entire Main Street (Rt. 1) frontage obliterated in the name of road widening.
 
2009-11-03 09:36:59 AM
There's a town named Verona in Virginia. I used to drive past it on 81 on my way to and fro
school. I think it's near Staunton (pronounced staaaanton).
 
2009-11-03 09:39:41 AM
Looks like this Romeo and Juliet were just. . .

*puts on sunglasses*

caught in a love Triangle. . .

yeeaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!
 
2009-11-03 09:41:47 AM
"For never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo."
- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
 
2009-11-03 09:47:30 AM
There is a mysterious comment from 'Helen Lovejoy' left by some cynical and unsympathetic jerk. I wonder if his fark handle ryhmes with thebornuts?!?!
 
2009-11-03 09:49:41 AM
Coelacanth: "For never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo."
- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


I can never read that line without hearing it in Pete Postlethwaite's voice from the Baz Luhrman production.

And I still don't care what anyone says about DiCaprio, that was a very solid interpretation of the play.
 
2009-11-03 09:53:17 AM
FTFA:No other details on their identities or the circumstances surrounding their deaths were immediately given.

maybe it was just a good old fashioned case of a murder suicide.
 
2009-11-03 09:54:36 AM
xxBirdMadGirlxx: Coelacanth: "For never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo."
- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

I can never read that line without hearing it in Pete Postlethwaite's voice from the Baz Luhrman production.

And I still don't care what anyone says about DiCaprio, that was a very solid interpretation of the play.


John Leguizamo as Tybalt was spot on as well
 
2009-11-03 10:12:19 AM
zombietheclown: xxBirdMadGirlxx: Coelacanth: "For never was a story of more woe
Than this of Juliet and her Romeo."
- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

I can never read that line without hearing it in Pete Postlethwaite's voice from the Baz Luhrman production.

And I still don't care what anyone says about DiCaprio, that was a very solid interpretation of the play.

John Leguizamo as Tybalt was spot on as well


Harold Perrineau as Mercutio. His "Queen Mab" soliloquy gives me chills.
 
2009-11-03 10:16:36 AM
The Homer Tax: There's a town named Verona in Virginia. I used to drive past it on 81 on my way to and fro
school. I think it's near Staunton (pronounced staaaanton).


That's what I thought subby was referring to.
 
2009-11-03 10:18:13 AM
Harmania: Your post contains no facts, just words strung together by someone who wishes to appear in possession of facts. The energy you spent posting it would better have been spent looking up the facts that would prove your post a waste.

Dude, we got people photoshopping triangles in a thread about two dead teens and I'm the only one being told to cross-reference my posts like I'm writing an encyclopedia.

If I hit a nerve, ask yourself why the nerve got hit. Then drink a warm glass of milk, take a deep breath, and go back to wasting time here like the rest of us.
 
2009-11-03 10:38:01 AM
I'm pretty sure an 18 year old banging a 17 year old isn't illegal anywhere in the United States. Maybe I'm wrong and it is in a state or two, but for the most part there are close-in-age exemptions, and in most states the age of consent is actually 16 or 17.
 
2009-11-03 10:47:48 AM
Literary comparison fail. Juliet was 14, Romeo was early 20s.
 
2009-11-03 10:51:51 AM
I love my dead gay son.

/wait, what?
 
2009-11-03 10:53:34 AM
Rohasman

Literary comparison fail. Juliet was 14, Romeo was early 20s.

So every time Romeo and Juliet is taught to kids, they're being exposed to pedophilia.
 
2009-11-03 11:02:20 AM
Rohasman: Literary comparison fail. Juliet was 14, Romeo was early 20s.


fail identification fail. . . the guy was 18 (adult) and the girl was 17 (minor)

how is that literary comparison fail?
 
2009-11-03 11:06:28 AM
dragonchild: TFA: According to investigators, police were called to a home on Oakdale Circle just after 5 p.m. Monday to investigate the deaths of an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl

Nice to see Fox Nutwork never misses a chance to exploit the pedophilia angle.


i have a feeling you'd be the kind of person to biatch that the article didn't give enough information if it left their ages out. . .

/just can't please some people
 
2009-11-03 11:06:55 AM
Tyrone Slothrop: Rohasman

Literary comparison fail. Juliet was 14, Romeo was early 20s.

So every time Romeo and Juliet is taught to kids, they're being exposed to pedophilia.


Well, pedophilia now != pedophilia then. The sheer weight of historical examples of behavior that would be considered reprehensible today is staggering. "Greek Love", Mohammad and Aisha, the Saga of Siegfried, Romeo and Juliet, and the list just keeps going on... The modern conception of adulthood and the ability to consent appearing at an age between 16-18, isn't something that humans grew up as a race with. Anyone that tells you morals are getting looser nowadays just isn't looking at facts, we're more prudish and puritanical now as a society then we ever were before. So yes, Romeo and Juliet is considered an example of pedo-bear worthy material today, but over the whole of human history, it has just been a great love story. Shame is, there have been movements nowadays to change the text presented to our children to eliminate this aspect...


/ Most interesting thing in the text is, Juliet makes all the first moves.
 
2009-11-03 11:07:15 AM
Fano: I love my dead gay son.

/wait, what?


"Corn Nuts!"
 
2009-11-03 11:11:33 AM
Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona Triangle, where we lay our scene,
 
2009-11-03 11:13:15 AM
Rohasman:

/ Most interesting thing in the text is, Juliet makes all the first moves.


"romeo, romeo, where for art thou romeo?"

he didn't have to answer. . .
 
2009-11-03 11:14:52 AM
Rohasman

Tyrone Slothrop: Rohasman

Literary comparison fail. Juliet was 14, Romeo was early 20s.

So every time Romeo and Juliet is taught to kids, they're being exposed to pedophilia.

Well, pedophilia now != pedophilia then. The sheer weight of historical examples of behavior that would be considered reprehensible today is staggering. "Greek Love", Mohammad and Aisha, the Saga of Siegfried, Romeo and Juliet, and the list just keeps going on... The modern conception of adulthood and the ability to consent appearing at an age between 16-18, isn't something that humans grew up as a race with. Anyone that tells you morals are getting looser nowadays just isn't looking at facts, we're more prudish and puritanical now as a society then we ever were before. So yes, Romeo and Juliet is considered an example of pedo-bear worthy material today, but over the whole of human history, it has just been a great love story. Shame is, there have been movements nowadays to change the text presented to our children to eliminate this aspect...


/ Most interesting thing in the text is, Juliet makes all the first moves.


That's actually the point I was very subtlety trying to make. Kids in high schools all over are reading a story of what today would be considered pedophilia, and a) as far as the story is concerned, the age difference isn't the problem, and b) the kids reading the story are no worse off because of it.

/Juliet was a horny little strumpet.
 
2009-11-03 11:15:44 AM
ranfour: Two households, both alike in dignity,
In fair Verona Triangle, where we lay our scene,


From drinkin bud, broke forth, to new nudity. Where civil love makes civil sheets, unclean.
 
2009-11-03 11:44:32 AM
I don't care what anybody says. I think the story was very romantic.
 
2009-11-03 11:50:06 AM
CitizenTed: I don't care what anybody says. I think the story was very romantic.

Romeo and Juliet, or what happened here in Virginia? Both have their own sense of romance, if you want to call it that. But it should be remembered that it's the poetry that surrounds the plot that makes it romantic... aside from that it's a horrible story about death coming too soon.
 
2009-11-03 12:00:10 PM
I always preferred Pyramis and Thisbe.
 
2009-11-03 12:04:47 PM
the setting is changed from the courtyards of Verona to a rancher in Virginia

Wow...that must be one fat rancher if he can be used as scenery.

/nice work, mods
 
2009-11-03 12:20:31 PM
"Quirinius"? Are they farking kidding?
 
2009-11-03 12:34:50 PM
xxBirdMadGirlxx: I can never read that line without hearing it in Pete Postlethwaite's voice from the Baz Luhrman production.

This.

zombietheclown: John Leguizamo as Tybalt was spot on as well

This.

xxBirdMadGirlxx: Harold Perrineau as Mercutio. His "Queen Mab" soliloquy gives me chills.

This.

I was totally surprised by the movie. It was an excellent interpretation of the play. What was even weirder: when I saw it in the movie theatre, I started hearing all these little noises from the audience when Romeo is walking up the neon-lit aisle to Juliet's coffin in the church. I thought to myself, what the hell's going on? Are they laughing? I looked around, and all the teen and tween girls around me were bawling their eyes out. You know it's good when it hits people that way.
 
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