Everyone Hates Having the Last Name ‘Weiner’


As if this whole boner scandal wasn’t embarrassing enough for Anthony Weiner, the congressman also has to contend with another endless round of jokes about his last name. Of course, the surname “Weiner” is a curse that haunts all those unfortunate enough to be burdened with it, such as Vanity Fair blogger Juli Weiner. “Sometimes,” she writes today in an open letter to her fellow Weiner, “you might feel overwhelmed by irrecoverable rage at the Ellis Island customs agent whose brilliant idea it was to change ‘Vienskisztein’ or ‘Wienitezicz’ or whatever to ‘Weiner.’” [VF Daily]