Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Brazilla Brazell

If I ever invent an ass-kicking, 1940s superhero, I will name her Brazilla Brazell.

The real Brazilla Barzell lived in Warren Township, Columbia Co., Arkansas in 1880:

Or maybe he was really a 23-year-old man living in Rochester, NY in 1870:

The 1910 census lists 91 men and women named Brazilla, including Brazilla Moreheart, Brazilla Cannon, Brazilla Fest, and Brazilla Gunnings.*

Brazilla wears many disguises.

*I imagine that "Brazilla" may be an evolution of Barzillai, which is a perfectly orthodox Bible name.

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