Everyone Hates Having the Last Name ‘Weiner’

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WASHINGTON - MAY 31: U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) speaks to the media regarding a lewd photo tweet May 31, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. A close-up photo of underwear of a man was tweeted from Weiner's Twitter account addressed to a college student in Seattle. The photo was deleted soon after and Weiner has claimed his account was hacked. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Photo: Alex Wong/2011 Getty Images

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]