Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Rubber in WEIRD NJ!

The most amazing 'zine about NJ ever is now in it's 27th issue.

Except from Weird N.J. #27 in a letter to the editor titled " The Truth About Georgian Court Univeresity":

...The story of someone dying under the huge oak trees that still exists on the campus is true. It was not a child and not a hanging. In November of 1921 Edith Gould, George's wife, was standing near this tree and had just driven a golf ball off the fifth tee of their private golf course. She suddenly collapsed and never regained consciousness. The doctors said that she died of a heart attack. Upon examining the body, they found that she was wearing a rubber suit (similar to a skin diving suit) that encased her from collarbone to ankles. This suit and many other dieting fads Edith had tried were said to have contributed to her death. ...

This reminds me of a song called "What a Way to Die" by The Pleasure Seekers [featuring a post pubescent Susie Quatro]. I offer no further commentary.

4 comments:

Oneeyedjack said...

Wow! Great story. I always knew you NJians were a bunch of pervy weirdos. :)

Betty LaBamba said...

HAHAHA! Damn straight!

Molly said...

I actually attended Georgian Court and passed the tree on a daily basis.
While nothing supernatural ever happened while I was there, I was told that Edith's husband had been cheating on her. The rubber suit was an attempt to sweat off excess weight in the hopes of making herself desirable to him.
But as we know, her plan didn't work out the way she'd hoped.

Bill "Gomez" Lemieux said...

Call me pervy (hah) but I have a hard time imagining being unfaithful to a woman willing to wear a rubber suit for me...