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Billy the Kid Faces The Law... Again

simoniker posted more than 10 years ago | from the dna-test-on-billy-the-fish-inconclusive dept.

Biotech 274

Jason Raddin writes "MSNBC.com has an interesting story about a new showdown in the Old West. It seems as if Billy the Kid can still cause problems for the law-men of New Mexico, even as he rests in his grave. Several small New Mexico towns claim to possess the "true" grave of Billy the Kid (a.k.a. William H. Bonney, Henry McCarty, Kid Antrim). Two sheriffs in Capitan, New Mexico have proposed that this mystery be solved using modern DNA testing. The proposal was made in June to exhume the remains of Bonney's mother and the two reported graves of Bonney. This has spurred a hot legal debate raising an interesting question: which is more important, tourist dollars or the truth?"

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Isnt Billy the Kid Dead (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460774)

In Soviet Russia The Billy Kids You to Death! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460823)


THAt's IT I AM QuittING sLaSHDOt !!!111!! (-1)

handybundler (232934) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460965)

Please learn how to filter these offensive comments.

Re:Isnt Billy the Kid Dead (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460850)

Billy the Kid - news for nerds? Hardly.
Billy the Kid - stuff that matters? No.

So - why did Simonficker teh Ghey post teh storie?

Perhaps this will explain it (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460867)


NAACP honors GNAA

Charlotte, NC (Reuters AP)
November 12, 2003

At an exclusive fried chicken and watermelon gala held this past Monday at North Carolina State University's Diversity Center, the Reverend Jessie Jackson delivered a powerful oration on behalf of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), honoring the accomplishments and spirit of equality embodied by the Gay Nigger Association of America (GNAA).

"The GNAA has paved the way for young gay men of color to express their homosexuality in a mutually supportive, nurturing atmosphere," said Jackson. "What started on Slashdot has truly become a national phenomenon, that transcends prior preconceptions of what it means to be a horny young nigger-faggot looking for a tender piece of that glistening, succulent ebony asshole."

Also in attendance were Simoniker and Hemos, in full master/bitch BDSM leather-wear. Jackson ended his speech with the admonition that all in attendance masturbate furiously. They then proceeded to do so for a good half hour.

Re:Isnt Billy the Kid Dead (1, Redundant)

spacecowboy420 (450426) | more than 10 years ago | (#7461034)

Billy the Kid - news for nerds? Hardly.
Proving someone's identity who has been dead a long time using scientific methods is kinda nerdy - don't you think?

Billy the Kid - stuff that matters? No.
That's relative. It just doesn't matter to you.

Re:Isnt Billy the Kid Dead (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7461048)

That's relative. It just doesn't matter to you.

Sure, cuz stuff like this only matters to kitten-molesting, elderly-punching, child-molesting, possum-cum-gargling pieces of faggot boy-cum-guzzling piles of shit like yourself, yes?

Re:Isnt Billy the Kid Dead (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7461177)

Isn't it past your bedtime?

I WONDER WHAT YODA'S CUM TASTES LIKE (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460777)

There's only one way to find out: *slurp* *slurp* *slurp* *slurp*...

Quit picking on Billy Gates! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460779)

Now you're calling him a 'Kid?' Come on, show a little maturity here, you rabid Linux zealots. ;)

NAACP honors GNAA (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460781)

NAACP honors GNAA

Charlotte, NC (Reuters AP)
November 12, 2003

At an exclusive fried chicken and watermelon gala held this past Monday at North Carolina State University's Diversity Center, the Reverend Jessie Jackson delivered a powerful oration on behalf of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), honoring the accomplishments and spirit of equality embodied by the Gay Nigger Association of America (GNAA).

"The GNAA has paved the way for young gay men of color to express their homosexuality in a mutually supportive, nurturing atmosphere," said Jackson. "What started on Slashdot has truly become a national phenomenon, that transcends prior preconceptions of what it means to be a horny young nigger-faggot looking for a tender piece of that glistening, succulent ebony asshole."

Also in attendance were CmdrTaco and Hemos, in full master/bitch BDSM leather-wear. Jackson ended his speech with the admonition that all in attendance masturbate furiously. They then proceeded to do so for a good half hour.

No question (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460782)

Money, of course. What are you thinking?

Re:No question (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460939)

Err how about respect for the dead?

Re:No question (-1)

after (669640) | more than 10 years ago | (#7461163)

The dead are DEAD.

Seriously, people need to start thinking logicaly when it comes to this shit.

What about... (5, Interesting)

Stile 65 (722451) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460783)

...the rights of the dead buried people that they're digging up?

Who owns those plots of land? Do dead bodies automatically become the property of the state?

Re:What about... (2, Informative)

Highrollr (625006) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460792)

According to some passage I read while studying for the LSAT, relatives of the deceased have rights to the bodies and anything buried with them, provided they can show proof.

Re:What about... (-1)

Eat My Turds Guy (712283) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460802)

Yah, that's pretty deep shit there Poindexter. Gosh, that's a real moral pickle... ... why don't you go eat my turds,

Re:What about... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460903)

Since when do dead people have rights?!

Obligatory Predictable Response (3, Insightful)

jasonditz (597385) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460915)

Since when do living people have rights?

Re:Obligatory Predictable Response (0, Flamebait)

ForestGrump (644805) | more than 10 years ago | (#7461128)

I agree. With the current state our "American Politics" is headed, we might as well disrespect the dead too. After all, if they dont respect us living, why respect us when we're dead?

Brings to mind the words "Soylent Green"

-Grump

Re:Obligatory Predictable Response (-1)

AnnieCoulter (720399) | more than 10 years ago | (#7461147)

Since you liberals let Osama take them away. --- AnnCoulterTroll

Re:Obligatory Predictable Response (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7461148)

Since 1787 (the year the US Constitution was drafted, but wasn't ratified until 1788). Prior to this, we lived under the Articles of Confederation.

Re:What about... (2, Funny)

Weaselmancer (533834) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460976)

You forget, this is America, where the dollar reigns supreme. Not only will they dig them up, they'll broadcast it live with Heraldo Riviera doing the commentary. And I'll betcha there will be at least 2 made-for-tv movies out of this before it's all over.

All that being said, you're exactly right.

Weaselmancer

Big schmeal (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460785)

Who gives a shit?

Seriously, this is the first time I've had to ask if this is really news for nerds. Did someone ram a WET11 up Billy the Kid's anus? If not then why are we talking about this.

Re:Big schmeal (1)

realdpk (116490) | more than 10 years ago | (#7461188)

Imaging a beowulf cluster of all of the supposed Billy the Kid corpses...

Slashdot (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460789)

News for Nerds. Right.

The Truth (3, Insightful)

jeffasselin (566598) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460805)

Really. I mean is there even an argument here?

Re:The Truth (0)

SkArcher (676201) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460862)

If you are one of the people whose livelihood depends on tourism, there probably is :(

Mind you, people still belive Elvis is alive and the Turin shroud is genuine, so it might not make any difference

you can't handle the truth (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460871)

you're mom could suck the chrome off a trailer hitch, boy...

Re:you can't handle the truth (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460953)

What do you mean "you are mom could suck the chrome off a trailer hitch, boy" ???

I am not your damn momma, boy!

Bah! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460974)

I deride your truth-handling ability!

This is also true (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460896)

NAACP honors GNAA

Charlotte, NC (Reuters AP)

November 12, 2003

At an exclusive fried chicken and watermelon gala held this past Monday at North Carolina State
University's Diversity Center, the Reverend Jessie Jackson delivered a powerful oration on
behalf of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), honoring
the accomplishments and spirit of equality embodied by the Gay Nigger Association of America
(GNAA).

"The GNAA has paved the way for young gay men of color to express their homosexuality in a mutually
supportive, nurturing atmosphere," said Jackson. "What started on Slashdot has truly
become a national phenomenon, that transcends prior preconceptions of what it means to be a
horny young nigger-faggot looking for a tender piece of that glistening, succulent ebony asshole."

Also in attendance were Simoniker and Hemos, in full master/bitch BDSM leather-wear. Jackson ended
his speech with the admonition that all in attendance masturbate furiously. They then
proceeded to do so for a good half hour.

Re:The Truth (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460916)

There could be, if you watch The Simpsons episode 3F13 [snpp.com]

Re:The Truth (2, Insightful)

aardvarkjoe (156801) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460923)

But in this case, is the truth of any real importance? I can't see any reason to possibly destroy people's livelihood over something that really doesn't matter.

Re:The Truth (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7461047)

I can't see any reason to possibly destroy people's livelihood over something that really doesn't matter.

What if that livelihood is based upon a fraud? What about all the tourists being bilked out of their money? Isn't that reason enough?

It may not matter to you or to me, but obviously this "something" matters enough to the tourists for them to spend their money on it. I don't think it's too much to ask that they not be cheated.

Re:The Truth (0)

G-funk (22712) | more than 10 years ago | (#7461061)

Because their livelihood is lying to people?

Re:The Truth (3, Insightful)

pavon (30274) | more than 10 years ago | (#7461167)

No they are not. They both have historical reason to believe that Billy the Kid is buried there. Are they 100% certain about this? No. But that's not lying thats history - there is always uncertainty about the records and recollections of the past. There is no reason to think that these small town people, who have made nice museums and done their part to keep history alive, are a bunch of fraudulent scum. They are just uncertian.

Oh, and I don't know who framed that truth vs. tourism question but it is pretty stupid.

Unfortunately, yes (1)

t0ny (590331) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460973)

remember, we are talking about it being an issue with POLITICIANS... the truth has very little to do with anything; in fact, the truth can be detrimental (in their view, anyway).

There are alegedly three resting places of Billy, all of them being in different cities, and being tourist attractions. Obviously, at least two of them are going to be disproved (provided all of them arent).

This means that, as far as tourist sites, they are going to lose out; they would rather be a possible resting place of The Kid than the resting place of some guy who was pretending to be The Kid (not very exciting, is it?).

okay. sure.... so where do computers come in? (2, Insightful)

baneblackblade (682424) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460814)

Right, so this is a very suspense-inducing story. I can tell. I just have to wonder, though, as this sort of thing doesn't really inspire suspense in me (plugging in a new cable does, though), why is this story on Slashdot? I mean, really. I'd rather hear about someone (or even several towns) digging up his (or anyone's for that matter) remains and rigging them with wireless technology that allows people to control their movements. Now that would be cool...
but this? bah...

Re:okay. sure.... so where do computers come in? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460864)

umm, you are insane, and the reason this is a /. article is because they intend to use DNA testing(which involves technology last time I checked) to identify the true burial site of an American historical figure.

I believe however, that this was previously solved in an episode of Scooby Doo. IIRC the guy in the zombie billy the kid costume was the one of the mayor's aides.

j/k

Re:okay. sure.... so where do computers come in? (1)

reidbold (55120) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460872)

Turn off science articles then. This story is on Slashdot because that's what Slashdot does. It posts stories that people may be interested in. If you don't care, great, just don't read it.

Re:okay. sure.... so where do computers come in? (5, Insightful)

c0dedude (587568) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460926)

News For Nerds, Stuff that matters. That's the test. A new technology comes in that lets you determine identity accuratly, 100%. A man has died and been buried for around 100 years. The question here is: "Should technology be used retroactivly?"

Consider the following example. A person is murdered. A murder-machine is invented 100 years after the person is killed that tells who killed a person even 100 years after the person died. Is it ethical to put the families of the suspects (all the suspects are long dead) through the trauma of knowing that their grandfather was a murderer?

Geekdom is occasionally concerned with science fiction, and science fiction creates worlds with rules designed such that the author can play with an idea. Here, the rules change such that a person can determine identity 100%. This change makes this News for Nerds, and I'd certanly say that the issue of retroactive technology, which can include DNA Testing, Mitochondrial DNA, and Cryogenics, matters.

Re:okay. sure.... so where do computers come in? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460940)

LOL, you're right. I blew right past the names while reading the story.

It looks like the boss accused an employee of stealing to cover up his own crime.

Hell, yes, there's a lawsuit there. Taco Bell has no liability, but Vinzant surely does.

Whoa! 5 Aces! (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460816)

Just grab a time-traveling phone booth and find out the easy way:

Are you cheatin' us, Kid?

WHAT THE FUCK!? (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460819)

Who even gives a shit?!

He is dead?? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460831)

I thought he was still alive. I mean Young Guns just came out a few years ago.

Are they sure he is dead????

Now I am confused!

A showdown, eh? (3, Funny)

Faust7 (314817) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460833)

But the mayors of Fort Sumner and Silver City say they won't let the bodies buried in their towns be disturbed, and that sets the stage for a legal showdown in December when New Mexico District Court Judge Jim Foy is to consider the matter.

Mayor Lopez: Draw.
Sheriff Graves: No!
(Lopez pauses)
Graves: I thought we could settle this like men!
Lopez: You thought wrong, dude.
*BLAM*

(Back to the Future ref for those of you in the sad sad dark.)

Re:A showdown, eh? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7461001)

whats up eric ur sites tight

Re:A showdown, eh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7461002)

I'm waiting for when Lopez takes the face-plant in horse manure. Or maybe when he gets clocked in the face with a stove door.

The truth?!?! (-1, Offtopic)

saitoh (589746) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460848)

"You cant handle the truth!"

Possible problem with the truth... (4, Interesting)

gloth (180149) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460853)

What if they do the DNA tests and it turns out that Billy the Kid isn't in either of those graves?

Re:Possible problem with the truth... (1)

yotto (590067) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460875)

Then the truth wins and the tourist dollars go to Las Vegas where they belong.

Re:Possible problem with the truth... (2, Insightful)

SkArcher (676201) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460882)

make up some bullshit excuse why and loudly proclaim that their is still the genuine body of course...

Not too different to what'll happen if either one is proven to be him.

Re:Possible problem with the truth... (2, Funny)

psykocrime (61037) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460917)

What if they do the DNA tests and it turns out that Billy the Kid isn't in either of those graves?

An even better question is... what if he turns out to be in BOTH graves???

You think that's a problem? (1)

Conspiracy_Of_Doves (236787) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460934)

What about the off chance that these two guys are brothers and they BOTH match up? :D

Re:You think that's a problem? (0, Funny)

after (669640) | more than 10 years ago | (#7461182)

This leads to the obvious conclusion that they are both Billy the Kid(s).

Re:Possible problem with the truth... (1)

jcp797 (656922) | more than 10 years ago | (#7461149)

straight from the article: So what happens if the wrong remains are retrieved and tested? ?Guess what happens?? Fort Sumner Mayor Lopez asked. ?Sixty miles from Fort Sumner, someone else is going to say, ?Well, Billy the Kid was buried here.? And 60 miles from there, someone will say, ?He?s buried here.? ... There?s nothing good that can come out of this.?

Re:Possible problem with the truth... (1)

Boyceterous (596732) | more than 10 years ago | (#7461150)

What if he's in BOTH of them? Which one is the clone?

Which is more important? (1)

SushiFugu (593444) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460869)

This has spurred a hot legal debate raising an interesting question: which is more important, tourist dollars or the truth?

Personally I think the even more important thing is to have some respect for these people's graves. It isn't worth it to go mucking around in their final resting places, unless there's alot more to it than just some town rivalry.

Better Question (2, Insightful)

pcbob (67069) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460876)

I would think that more important question to be raised here is how moral/ethical it is to dig out graves for tourists' money.

Re:Better Question (1)

Deadstick (535032) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460919)

Didn't Tutankhamen settle that?

rj

DNA Testing? (-1)

NoNine (690801) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460877)

If it matchs OJ Simpson's blood, I'll shit!

What about RIP? (5, Funny)

Karadryel (644871) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460883)

This has spurred a hot legal debate raising an interesting question: which is more important, tourist dollars or the truth?

Whatever happened to the whole "rest in peace" notion? Let me get this in writing right now: if someone comes diggin' me up in a century or so, I am *so* gonna haunt that guy!

How about respect? (4, Insightful)

KFury (19522) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460887)

"...which is more important, tourist dollars or the truth?"

How about respecting the dead? Is 'loss of tourism' really the best answer we can come up with to not open up two people's graves (at least one of whom is assuredly not Billy the Kid)?

Re:How about respect? (1)

Dun Malg (230075) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460960)

How about respecting the dead? Is 'loss of tourism' really the best answer we can come up with to not open up two people's graves (at least one of whom is assuredly not Billy the Kid)?

Bah! Respecting the dead, sure. But what's the point of respecting their corpses? It's not like they're in there anymore.

Re:How about respect? (1)

Quixotic Raindrop (443129) | more than 10 years ago | (#7461049)

Prove it.

Re:How about respect? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7461104)

While your point is well made, it's pretty much impossible to prove a negative...

Re:How about respect? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7461133)

Prove my cat didn't create the entire universe 5 minutes ago, and is in fact the true Creator. Impossible to prove, obviously, because a true omnipotent being could also create every memory or event that we think of as history. This is a worthless argument, stuff that is impossible to support one way or another is generally uninteresting, and I personally just prefer to use Occam's Razor.

Okay: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7461183)

Kill yourself.

Re:How about respect? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7461101)

Yes, with the scant respect shown to the hundreds of thousands killed in the last decade, I guess another 2 or 3 more aint gonna rock the boat..

Re:How about respect? (1)

nukem1999 (142700) | more than 10 years ago | (#7461131)

What about respecting the oil that came from countless dead animals and plants that we constantly dig up and put in our cars? (*insert electric / fuel cell vehicle comments here*)

What's DNA? Diluted neuron afflction?!?! (0)

ChrisZuma (719884) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460892)

Dude, you said they were going to do a DNA test? Doesnt a DNA test require, oh... something to compare it against?
Maybe they'll just compare which DNA strand's codons are closest to being an anagram of "Billy the Kid"

(btw, what kind of stupid question is that? truth or money?!? That's like asking, "open source or money?" If you need moral guidance here, just ask the OTHER "Billy the Kid")

Re:What's DNA? Diluted neuron afflction?!?! (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460924)

DNA tends to decay with time, making positive identification of corpses using this technique infeasible after around 20 years time. There are, however, other methods which are routinely used by special forensics units in PD's across the country. This book [amazon.com] was written by a former forensics detective and gives a good insight into ID techniques after traditional techniques have failed (as well as just being an interesting read on other forensics topics).

MOD PARENT DOWN (GOATSE.CX LINK) (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7461055)

Stupid moderators. . .

MOD PARENT DOWN (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7461063)

Mod parent down!
Post is legit. Sheeesh...

There really is a goatse link. (1)

temojen (678985) | more than 10 years ago | (#7461136)

Look closely at that URL, there's a goatse re-direct CSS in there.



&target=web-search/redirect.html&url=http://goatse .cx

Re:What's DNA? Diluted neuron afflction?!?! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460951)

I thought it was bad when people didn't read the article, but this guy didn't even read the post!

Re:What's DNA? Diluted neuron afflction?!?! (1)

chef_raekwon (411401) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460956)

Dude, you said they were going to do a DNA test? Doesnt a DNA test require, oh... something to compare it against?

once again, we have decided to NOT the fscking article...or even the news caption..

exume means to 'dig up'
and mother means 'she whom gave birth to Billy'.

nuff said.

Missed a sentence, sue me. (-1)

ChrisZuma (719884) | more than 10 years ago | (#7461075)

I didnt catch that one about his mother. I got 2 hours of sleep last night (+ 3 mugs of coffee)

This is not (2, Informative)

xgamer04 (248962) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460897)

a biotech issue. It is a moral issue. I wouldn't want people digging up my great-grandmother, and I don't think Billy would like it either.

An army! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460913)

I just hope he gets sufficiently pissed off to raise an army of the dead, and eat the brains of all the idiots involved in this nonsense.

Expect the... (1)

JCMoney (706552) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460936)

Made for TV Movie on this conflict on Friday on CBS.

Does it matter? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7460945)

They're both dead, right? What difference does it make? When I'm dead people can dig me up every other day -- I wouldn't care either way.

Ooo! I know! I know the answer! (0)

vaderhelmet (591186) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460957)

tourist dollars... right? did i get it?

Technology to the Rescue! (1)

Keighvin (166133) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460958)

You'd think that this could be done without exhuming full remains - using ground penetrating radar (the kind employed to find buried pipes) generate a 3D map and select a good drilling site. Drill/dig down a small column, select a piece, and fill; minor damage done.

This would probably cost more and admittedly does leave you with the problem of making sure you "strike it rich" on the drilling and may have to make multiple entry attempts, but wouldn't that bring even more media attention and tourist interest whilst satisfying the scientific and historic minds?

Hicks don't have technology (0)

ChrisZuma (719884) | more than 10 years ago | (#7461108)

"But we's got that there grave of billy the kyid, not yous guys!" "I gots an idear, how bouts we do one of them fancy Dyee En Hey tests?" "Yeah, but don'ts we got to dig up them there coyorpses" "Hell, i've got me a spade shovel."

Yeah, real smart... (1)

Henry Stern (30869) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460989)

And just what happens when they discover that none of those people are Billy the Kid?

Bye bye tourist dollars.

Lying bastards! (0)

Ridge (37884) | more than 10 years ago | (#7460990)

Billy the Kid is buried under my stairs, everyone knows this. Though, he prefers to be called William the Childlike. I'm not sure what that's about.

I think Shakespeare said it best... (2, Interesting)

NWRefund (723683) | more than 10 years ago | (#7461044)

Epitaph from the grave of William Shakespeare: Good friend for Iesus sake forbeare to digg the dvst encloased heare. Blese be ye man yt spares thes stones and cvrst be he yt moves my bones.

This is all cool until... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7461046)

...the people making money off the fake grave find the grave of the mother of the dude they swapped the tombstone of, and swap her tombstone with one which says "mother of Billy the Kid".

In Modern USA (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7461062)


its dollars obviously, you even have 220,000 soldiers in Iraq willing to die to keep the Halliburton pyramid gang in mansions and gucci yachts

Didn't 'Billy The Kid' die from not having an (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7461064)

adequately greased Yoda doll shoved up his ass? I mean, you need the proper amount of grease, or it really could be fatal. Just ask Stephen King. He died in his home in Maine, found with a huge ungreased Yoda doll sticking out of his ass. Just a note, kids. (Side note: Stephen King also developed BSD code with a Yoda doll shoved up his ass. No wonder he died)

They should leave him be. (2, Insightful)

JayBlalock (635935) | more than 10 years ago | (#7461068)

He may have been a real person once, but today, Billy the Kid is a mythological figure no different than Zeus or Odin. Without delving too deeply into Campbell, I'd say that going to all this effort to prove which is THE Mister The Kid really accomplishes nothing, when allowing his stories to thrive uninterrupted provides a psychological service.

DNA Database (1)

Dareth (47614) | more than 10 years ago | (#7461086)

Can I get my DNA stored in a secure, verifiable location so they won't have to dig my dead body up 100 years from now to test my DNA???

Oh yeah, I will be famous by then!!! Though they might still dig me up to pry my rocking Voodoo3 3500 out of my dead cold hands!!!

I NEED COCK IN MY ANUS! NOW!!! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7461094)

-CmdrTaco

The Real Billy the Kid (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7461112)

Henry McCarty (aka Billy the Kid) was given the name by the priest who fathered him... apparently this priest (i forget his name) would share him around the other priests and this is where he developed his distrust for people in authority positions.

After an altercation in the convent where Henry (Billy) exposed himself to one of the nuns he stole his fathers revolver and shot him in the knee caps during mass.

The classic American Hero story really.

New Mexico...for tourism? (4, Insightful)

SetarconeX (160251) | more than 10 years ago | (#7461115)

I've got a lot of family in New Mexico and Arizona, and I've actually been to a couple towns which claim to have his body, and you know what?

Nobody really cares, outside of those towns.

The problem is, some of these town, having basically nothing aside from big-ass desert, have so little in the way of anything whatsoever, that some of these little towns a hundred miles from anything have to go out of their ways to rationalize their existance.

And you know what's really shocking? It's not even a tourist thing. There's not that much cash in it. Nobody makes holy pilgrimages to Billy the Kid's tomb. It's a pride thing. It's completely about these towns wanting some claim to history, however miniscule.

It's rather sad really. Not unlike the town of Roswell, where you can't go downtown without seeing a dozen shops selling schlocky plastic alien trinkets.

Kill Bill? (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7461127)

Ok, not a spoiler, but how does this relate to Kill Bill? And why is her name censored. And do we see Bill's face in Vol 1? I think we do (hint, rings and swords).

American Legend Under Attack (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#7461166)

Americans are quickly running out of things to fuck with... about time they start fucking up their counrty a little... I mean come on, America was founded by a group of nigger hugging fags that god kicked out of Europe.

Damn I hate American...
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