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(Des Moines Register)   Iowa's McCaughey Septuplets turn 16 today, and they're getting a brand new clown car as a gift   (data.desmoinesregister.com) divider line 27
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2013-11-19 09:45:41 AM
You shouldn't call their stepmom that.
 
2013-11-19 10:32:25 AM
Does anyone outside their immediate family really need 90 photos of them?
 
2013-11-19 10:41:38 AM
What's really freakish about this story, is that it doesn't seem that freakish any more. What with Octomom and real clown car families like the Duggars, plus attention whores (Octomom) like John & Kate. This family actually appears to be normal in comparison.

Also, it looks like all the girls are being encouraged to have careers, instead of just reproducing for Jeezus (Duggars).
 
2013-11-19 10:48:40 AM

johnnieconnie: What's really freakish about this story, is that it doesn't seem that freakish any more. What with Octomom and real clown car families like the Duggars, plus attention whores (Octomom) like John & Kate. This family actually appears to be normal in comparison.

Also, it looks like all the girls are being encouraged to have careers, instead of just reproducing for Jeezus (Duggars).


Well, this wasn't a "quiverfull" broad like the Duggar's... just was a "Crazy Fertilization" thing.
 
2013-11-19 10:56:19 AM
I had pretty much forgotten all about these kids.  I remember how angry my uncle was that they didn't selectively reduce, though.  Like, he honestly thought they had done a horrible thing by choosing to continue the pregnancy as was.  Now that I think about it, it's really weird he had such a strong opinion of a total stranger's reproductive choices.
 
2013-11-19 10:58:04 AM
Seem fairly well adjusted. Have to be a 100k worth of braces there though. Hope they all get scholarships because if not none of them are going to college.
 
2013-11-19 10:59:40 AM
Man, I feel old now - 16? I remember when they were born, it was a BIG deal.

It seems they received and listened to advice that is completely ignored today (from Wiki): "The surviving Dionne quintuplets wrote a letter warning the parents to keep the septuplets out of the public eye and not allow them to fall into the same pitfalls as their parents did... " Good on Ma and Pa McCaughey.

Remember one of the first big fertility families that made the national media circus back in the mid-80s? I seem to remember only one or two survived. They were considered freaks because they had so many, where today it maybe warrants a shake of the head and that's about it.
 
2013-11-19 11:10:34 AM

raptusregaliter: Man, I feel old now - 16? I remember when they were born, it was a BIG deal.

It seems they received and listened to advice that is completely ignored today (from Wiki): "The surviving Dionne quintuplets wrote a letter warning the parents to keep the septuplets out of the public eye and not allow them to fall into the same pitfalls as their parents did... " Good on Ma and Pa McCaughey.

Remember one of the first big fertility families that made the national media circus back in the mid-80s? I seem to remember only one or two survived. They were considered freaks because they had so many, where today it maybe warrants a shake of the head and that's about it.


You're thinking of the Frustaci's.
 
2013-11-19 11:12:03 AM
Statically, 4 of them will do porn by college.
 
2013-11-19 11:38:13 AM

Harry Freakstorm: Statically, 4 of them will do porn by college.


Isn't porn usually more dynamic?
 
2013-11-19 11:41:01 AM

God--: Seem fairly well adjusted. Have to be a 100k worth of braces there though. Hope they all get scholarships because if not none of them are going to college.


Oh they'll go, they'll just have student loans up the wazoo if they don't get scholarships.  Just like everyone else in America.
 
2013-11-19 11:44:45 AM

johnnieconnie: What's really freakish about this story, is that it doesn't seem that freakish any more. What with Octomom and real clown car families like the Duggars, plus attention whores (Octomom) like John & Kate. This family actually appears to be normal in comparison.

Also, it looks like all the girls are being encouraged to have careers, instead of just reproducing for Jeezus (Duggars).


They received plenty of media attention back then, the only difference was that reality programing was really in its infancy then and this type of reality show wasn't even thought of. If these kids would have been born 8 or 10 years later, this family would have been full on clown shoes like the other ones.

www.desmoinesregister.com

And this son seems to have caught the crap end of the genes.
 
2013-11-19 11:49:45 AM

dletter: johnnieconnie: What's really freakish about this story, is that it doesn't seem that freakish any more. What with Octomom and real clown car families like the Duggars, plus attention whores (Octomom) like John & Kate. This family actually appears to be normal in comparison.

Also, it looks like all the girls are being encouraged to have careers, instead of just reproducing for Jeezus (Duggars).

Well, this wasn't a "quiverfull" broad like the Duggar's... just was a "Crazy Fertilization" thing.


Oh right, I had forgotten.

Yet, still, they seem normal, now.
 
2013-11-19 11:51:23 AM

ongbok: johnnieconnie: What's really freakish about this story, is that it doesn't seem that freakish any more. What with Octomom and real clown car families like the Duggars, plus attention whores (Octomom) like John & Kate. This family actually appears to be normal in comparison.

Also, it looks like all the girls are being encouraged to have careers, instead of just reproducing for Jeezus (Duggars).

They received plenty of media attention back then, the only difference was that reality programing was really in its infancy then and this type of reality show wasn't even thought of. If these kids would have been born 8 or 10 years later, this family would have been full on clown shoes like the other ones.



And this son seems to have caught the crap end of the genes.


If he keeps the weight off he will probably look better at age 30.

And stays out of the sun.
 
2013-11-19 11:54:03 AM

Harry Freakstorm: Statically, 4 of them will do porn by college.


Still waiting for some of the Duggars to rebel. Statistically at least one must be gay, and one must be an addict, right?
 
2013-11-19 11:54:04 AM
i love it when people take bucket loads of fertility drugs and then say that god blessed them with their brood.
 
2013-11-19 11:54:18 AM
Subby is watching intently for the Octomlings to turn 18.
 
2013-11-19 12:04:57 PM

Grave_Girl: I had pretty much forgotten all about these kids.  I remember how angry my uncle was that they didn't selectively reduce, though.  Like, he honestly thought they had done a horrible thing by choosing to continue the pregnancy as was.  Now that I think about it, it's really weird he had such a strong opinion of a total stranger's reproductive choices.


It's a case of someone getting famous for getting away with taking a very dangerous risk and possibly emboldening others who might make the same choice and not be so lucky.
 
2013-11-19 12:06:17 PM

ongbok: johnnieconnie: What's really freakish about this story, is that it doesn't seem that freakish any more. What with Octomom and real clown car families like the Duggars, plus attention whores (Octomom) like John & Kate. This family actually appears to be normal in comparison.

Also, it looks like all the girls are being encouraged to have careers, instead of just reproducing for Jeezus (Duggars).

They received plenty of media attention back then, the only difference was that reality programing was really in its infancy then and this type of reality show wasn't even thought of. If these kids would have been born 8 or 10 years later, this family would have been full on clown shoes like the other ones.

[www.desmoinesregister.com image 850x1091]

And this son seems to have caught the crap end of the genes.


Both Nathan and Alexis have cerebral palsy, which accounts for some of their issues.

Unfortunately, you can't blame ugly on that.
 
2013-11-19 12:09:24 PM

zabadu: ongbok: johnnieconnie: What's really freakish about this story, is that it doesn't seem that freakish any more. What with Octomom and real clown car families like the Duggars, plus attention whores (Octomom) like John & Kate. This family actually appears to be normal in comparison.

Also, it looks like all the girls are being encouraged to have careers, instead of just reproducing for Jeezus (Duggars).

They received plenty of media attention back then, the only difference was that reality programing was really in its infancy then and this type of reality show wasn't even thought of. If these kids would have been born 8 or 10 years later, this family would have been full on clown shoes like the other ones.

[www.desmoinesregister.com image 850x1091]

And this son seems to have caught the crap end of the genes.

Both Nathan and Alexis have cerebral palsy, which accounts for some of their issues.

Unfortunately, you can't blame ugly on that.


Thanks, now I feel bad.
 
2013-11-19 12:17:19 PM

God--: Seem fairly well adjusted. Have to be a 100k worth of braces there though. Hope they all get scholarships because if not none of them are going to college.


The article makes it seem as though at least a few of them aren't planning to go to college; one was talking about construction and another about cosmetology.  Both of those can give you a pretty good living (well, it's iffier with cosmetology) without a college degree.

Nem Wan: It's a case of someone getting famous for getting away with taking a very dangerous risk and possibly emboldening others who might make the same choice and not be so lucky.


I think maybe he was convinced the kids would all be seriously disabled because they were born so early and so small.  His outlook on that isn't at all unusual, now that I think about it.
 
2013-11-19 01:04:01 PM
Better them than me is all I can say.
 
2013-11-19 01:24:22 PM
The girls are growing up nice. Call me when they hit 18 please...
 
2013-11-19 01:46:24 PM
looks like three clown cars
 
2013-11-19 03:00:03 PM

zabadu: You're thinking of the Frustaci's.


Yes, that's right. Thank you.
 
2013-11-19 03:59:55 PM
images.wikia.com
 
2013-11-20 02:06:40 AM

johnnieconnie: What's really freakish about this story, is that it doesn't seem that freakish any more. What with Octomom and real clown car families like the Duggars, plus attention whores (Octomom) like John & Kate. This family actually appears to be normal in comparison.

Also, it looks like all the girls are being encouraged to have careers, instead of just reproducing for Jeezus (Duggars).


Mormons aren't really christians as much as they are followers of joe smith
 
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