What, Exactly, is an Anomaly?

I've arisen from hibernation, briefly, to address something that has just caught my attention. There have been our usual weekly father-murder-suicides and mass killings, (, and beatings and other malicious acts ( in my absence and I haven't the time, nor energy to continue to report them (thank you to the bloggers who do) --all the while the fathers' groups still touting the 1, 2, 3, "celebrity" poster boys of male victims of domestic violence (neither of which are accurate) and how women are so equally violent.

Anyway, Yahoo is my homepage and so when this Lousiana husband/father-murder-suicide broke to the front page, I felt obligated because of this statement by Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office Chief of Operations Perry Rushing,

"It's very unusual to have this many victims. This is an anomaly by any stretch of the imagination."


1. a deviation from the common rule, type, arrangement, or form.
2. someone or something anomalous
3. an odd, peculiar, or strange condition, situation, quality, etc.
4. an incongruity or inconsistency

Mr. Officer Rushing,

You've got to be shitting me!