Gut Rumbles

February 26, 2005

odd thought

I've known three wimmen in my life named "Renata." They all three were crazy. VERY crazy.

Can I call this "scientific research" and get some headlines from this study? I want some bold type in major news outlets announcing "DANGER!!! Research Concludes That Naming Your Child "Renata" Will Increase Her Chances of Being CRAZY!!!!

"I've met three wimmen named Renata in my life. All three were crazy. Therefore, I conclude that all wimmen named Renata are crazy." Sounds logical to me.

I don't see why this story wouldn't fly. It's better than most of the scare-you-to-death bullshit puiblished as "science" today, and it gives a lot of men the chance to do their own research. If you see an attractive woman, you ask her name and she replies, "Renata," you have two choices.

#1-- Run like HELL. She's CRAZY!!!! Go sign the Koyto Treaty or save a whale. Hug a tree and pray to Gaia for protection. Renatas are CRAZY!!!

#2-- Charm her, buy her a drink and try to get into her pants. Figure that you'll do more study of the "CRAZY" aspect of this particular Renata once you've done some exhaustive preliminary research. Don't believe those "scientific" studies.

Which would you do? I've shown you the goddam FACTS!!!


I would conduct a double blind study. Adopt 6 girls and name three of them Renata. If those three grow up crazy, and the other three don't, I believe that would pass peer review. A bit of work, and time, but it's always nice to have one's findings confirmed.

Posted by: Velociman on February 26, 2005 12:02 PM

Crazy, shmazy, that's not the important thing and you know it. How were they in the sack?

Posted by: McGehee on February 26, 2005 12:41 PM

Crazy in the Head = Crazy in the Bed.

Posted by: DaneBramage on February 26, 2005 01:40 PM

I've only known one girl named Renata. Went with option #2. Repeatedly. One of the most "fun" wimmin I've known.

Posted by: Mr. Lion on February 26, 2005 01:40 PM

Was any of them Renata DeMayo? She lives in Georgia, and she's crazy as a loon, beautiful as a sunset in storm season, and I miss her.

Posted by: Tanya on February 26, 2005 03:27 PM

I have found through personal experience that women named Karen are crazy (except for one very nice, sane I know and I condider her an outlier).

Posted by: Renee on February 26, 2005 06:13 PM

Can't comment on Renatas...

But do I have something to say about Christophers....

They are charming, cute, loveable, snugglely, and they are:


Want gray hair in your 30's your first born son any son Christopher...

Or as I say "ChristOhOhpher".

Hang on, your in for the ride of your lives!

Posted by: Maggie on February 26, 2005 06:39 PM

I'll second that motion Mr. Dane.

Posted by: Ralph Gizzip on February 26, 2005 07:39 PM

I almost had a roommate from Brazil named Renata when I was working in Colombia. I made the mistake of telling my girlfriend that the new person in the staff apartment was going to be a woman. My girlfiend said, 'no problem, I trust you'. then I said her name is Renata and she's from Brazil, and my girlfriend said 'no freakin' way!' .

I'm not sure if Renata's are a worldwide phenom, or just Brazilean women.

Posted by: Joe on February 26, 2005 11:58 PM

I usually have problems with Carols.

Posted by: Justthisguy on February 27, 2005 12:30 AM

so nice to be popular, but whats really the story?

Posted by: Renata on May 6, 2005 12:00 AM
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