Not Wayne again…

We’ve mentioned a few times on this blog (see here and here) how often criminals seem to have the middle name “Wayne.”

Turns out the shooter in the Kansas City Mall was named David W. Logsdon.

I have a pretty good guess what the “W” stands for.

(hat tip to Matt Randolph.)


I work in a law office, and the other day a new attorney mentioned the Wayne/Dwayne phenomenon based on his work in criminal court. Another attorney in the office is defending someone on death row, so I checked his middle name, and sure enough, it was Wayne. I followed up with some online research and found your blog and the Weird News list. None of us knew it was this big. I wonder if anyone has researched this in another language for similar sounding names?


This is just a test. If this had been a real post, I would have taken the time to think of a response to this neuron-numbing gibberish.


I think I need a T-shirt that says "what would Wayne do?"

Goldstein says: 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0


I don't think Marion Michael Morrison was a cowboy until he changed his name.


News of the Weird, 2 years ago, made a list of all the murderers with the middle name of "Wayne."


of frick, my middle name is wayne,
my dad's middle name is wayne,
both of my grand fathers middle name is wayne,
1 of my cousins middle name is wayne,

maybe i should rethink naming my child with teh middle name wayne...


I missed the shooting at the mall in Kansas City by 30 minutes. If my car had been parked at my apartment (but it wasn't due to construction in my parking garage that week) I would have been at Target when the shooter was there. Scary! To add to the spookiness of the situation, when I called my mom to tell her what happened, she paused and told me that my dad had a dream around midnight that morning that he was at my funeral. Two shootings in April where the killers had a mental illness. I wonder if the government will back down from de-institutionalizing mental illness back to giving these people a place to go when they are having difficulities. I don't believe either shooter was on psych meds though I don't think medication would have solved their problems.


It's kind of part of the "public interest". But hey, you are bound to sell someone a couple of books once in quite a while. Or aren't you!



I digg it, funkyj, I digg it.


Holy gehosephats, now a google search for the Goldstein number yields 319,000 hits.


Let us clarify that "Wayne" is only "bad" when used as a middle name.


Sure, Wayne, tell yourself that!!


Yeh. Keep it up and I'll find you all. KWH


KWH, are you a Wayne or the AACS after Goldstein?


"Goldstein says: 09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0 "

Just an observation, that string brought back 283,000 pages about this time last night. As of 10 pm may 2 it brings back 320,000. 40,000 virtual graffittis in a day. Or perhaps that's as fasy as google is catching up. I don't know.

Hey freakonomics dudes. Loved the book (loved the cover too I mean). Do me a fabor and solve the flouride mystery would you? I hear both sides of the same story that never goes away. My town doesn't flouridate. A town 50 miles away does. That is how the whole country seems to be.

Shouldn't there be a disparity in concentration of dentists if it is good for your teeth? Can this be measured? By you, I mean. I will settle for circumstantial evidence even.


558,000 pages now.


878,000 now. With the internet, can data ever be lost again? On the other hand, couldn't google just block the number from their searches? So in the future, google is the gateway to all information? Replacing AT&T as this generation's great evil of our times?


@egretman: of course google can block it.

Go to a beijing internet cafe and google for "falun gong".

Of course if you have the HD-DVD key and google for it then you already have the key so why block it?

Clearly the solution to the AACS problem is to make the world a police state.


Police state! I like it, funkyj.

BTW, you could just google "HD-DVD key t-shirt" and get the key if you didn't have it.

Sam Thornton

Re: Exact-match Google search for "09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0"

Now (May 4, 2:43 CST) produces "about 964,000" pages, up from the 320,000 on May 3 cited above.

Wonder what the upper limit will be?