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The 7 - Random - Apparently they aren't "Cheaper by the Dozen"
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#1 Posted on 12.10.05 1848.57
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Geez...I don't know really what to say except, "Only in America." Wow...that is quite a family.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,172051,00.html
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#2 Posted on 12.10.05 1850.40
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I think the fact that the father's name is "Jim Bob" says it all.

More like, "Only in Arkansas."
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#3 Posted on 12.10.05 2116.50
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That's quite a house they're building. At least they can afford to support so many children.
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#4 Posted on 12.10.05 2156.24
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Big families rock, guys. Ok, 16 is really big, but it's neat. We had the Yankaukus family in our town and I believe they had 13-14 kids. Every class at our school had at least one EXCEPT our class. I think our class was the year the dad got called up into the reserves or something.

about 2 or 3 of them became nuns or priests.

They were pretty cool kids. Sleepovers at their house were intense.
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#5 Posted on 13.10.05 0004.00
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Didn't know any family of that size besides "oh, there they are" but there's one around here that had about 16. As we didn't talk to them, all I can do is speculate, but I think the word was that they couldn't really afford to support said ginormous family. So they don't always rock, if you're in them.
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#6 Posted on 13.10.05 1154.36
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A friend of mine in Columbus is one of 13. It was kind of nice in that whenever one of the others needed money for something (starting college, wedding, etc) the others threw in and it ended up being a good sized chunk of change.
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#7 Posted on 13.10.05 1411.05
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    Originally posted by geemoney
    I think the fact that the father's name is "Jim Bob" says it all.

    More like, "Only in Arkansas."


See, this is why the South has this idea that the we in the North think we're better than they are.

I took a cab home from work the other night and the the cabbie and I got to talking. He mentioned he has 12 brothers and sisters. I told him that sounded like a lot, and he said that it was, even by Nigerian standards (that's where he was from).

After I asked him why so many, he said "Well, my father and mother were Catholic, and didn't believe in abortion. And Africans fuck all the time!"

Best cabride ever.
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#8 Posted on 13.10.05 1420.29
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The really REALLY creepy thing is that all 16 children all have a name starting with "J".

As an only child, I have no grasp on this whatsoever. But if they can afford the cost of 16 children, more power to them. Although that basically means that the poor mother has been a vending machine for roughly the last two decades.
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#9 Posted on 14.10.05 2005.26
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    Originally posted by Brian P. Dermody
      Originally posted by geemoney
      I think the fact that the father's name is "Jim Bob" says it all.

      More like, "Only in Arkansas."


    See, this is why the South has this idea that the we in the North think we're better than they are.
I'm from the South.

You ARE better.
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#10 Posted on 15.10.05 0009.24
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    Originally posted by AngryJohnny
      Originally posted by Brian P. Dermody
        Originally posted by geemoney
        I think the fact that the father's name is "Jim Bob" says it all.

        More like, "Only in Arkansas."


      See, this is why the South has this idea that the we in the North think we're better than they are.
    I'm from the South.

    You ARE better.



That's a damn dirty lie.



For the most part.
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#11 Posted on 17.10.05 2116.51
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If y'all think this is strange, you should see the TLC special on this family, "14 Kids and Another On the Way!" or whatever they called it. It encapsulates some of the events leading up to the birth of their fifteenth child.

Hey, I'm a fan of personal freedom, but quite frankly I think that having 16 children and wanting another one, in a world that will probably be overpopulated sometime in my lifetime (if it isn't already) is pretty irresponsible.

Or at least they should buy a house that has more than two bathrooms in it, I mean come on!
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