Cho Seung-Hui/Ernie from Sesame Street: the odd couple

devil duckyZeta runs deep.

Virginia Tech mass-murderer Cho Seung-Hui was, it seems, no Dungeonmaster. He was no World of Warcrafter. He was no mom’sbasement-dweller. Police found not one computer game when they searched his room, not one multiplayer game on his computer. But the intrepid reporters at The Smoking Gun have found a smoking gun of sorts, a zeta male marker as unmistakable in its way as running around wearing an official LOTR elf cloak or Spock ears.

They found his eBay records. It seems the man was quite the passionate rubber duck collector.

In addition to purchasing ammunition clips on eBay, Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui last year bought an assortment of rubber duckies via the online auction giant. That’s right, the mass murderer paid a total of $21.50 in two February 2006 auctions that netted him three dozen small squeaking toy ducks and one giant rubber duck. Cho, using his eBay handle “blazers5505,” purchased the items on successive days from an Illinois dealer who appears to specialize in the yellow bathtub items. On the following pages are screen captures of the eBay duck auctions won by Cho. Both pages remain archived on the auction site, though most of the killer’s eBay activity–which apparently began in 2004–has, over time, been deleted from the site.

It is unclear, of course, why the sullen lunatic needed the novelty items.

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3 thoughts on “Cho Seung-Hui/Ernie from Sesame Street: the odd couple

  1. I see through your lousy rubber-duckie-control agenda!

    Stop trying to blame the duckies for the actions of a lunatic!

    Duckies don’t kill people–people kill people!

    You can have my rubber duckie when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.

    If you take away the rubber duckies from the honest citizens, then only the criminals will have rubber duckies!

    Or maybe it was all about sunspots after all?

    Just think: If he’d had a rubber Froggy the Gremlin, he might have turned out so diffently …

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