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Old 30 July 2013, 06:08 PM
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Comment: The Pussy Quipped article.

Don Rickles was guest hosting on the Tonight Show. I can't remember which
Gabor it was, but she had a cat and did indeed ask, "Would you like to pet
my pussy?" Rickles replied, "Move the cat first." It was probably only
shown once because of the nature of the comments. But it was Don Rickles
not Johnny Carson.

I physically saw the show in question. It is not a
legend. And like the Bugs Bunny's that were banned and I saw in full
length time and time again in the 60s and 70s, I doubt you will find a
video clip of the Don Rickles interview.
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Old 30 July 2013, 10:27 PM
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And like the Bugs Bunny's that were banned and I saw in full length time and time again in the 60s and 70s, I doubt you will find a video clip of the Don Rickles interview.
"I doubt you will find it, but it once existed. Really, it did."

O-kayyyy...
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Old 01 August 2013, 01:50 AM
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I physically saw the show in question.
What the heck does that mean? Do they mean actually or is it opposed to metaphorically?
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Old 05 August 2013, 07:24 AM
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Comment: I stumbled upon the "doe" "knob" on the game Show Pyramid. I
never actually knew about the Jamie Farr so-called incident, but if my
memory serves me right and I am pretty good with memory, there was an
episode of Pyramid from the 1980s that had Tom Selleck as one of the
celebrity guests and the category was "things to make a pizza" and he said
"dough" and the african-american woman said "knob". I watched it with my
mother and her memory is pretty good to and she verified watching it with
me. I would love a Snopes Verification on this, because I was only aware
of "my remembered incident" not the others and now I would like to know
the truth.
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Old 05 August 2013, 07:24 AM
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Comment: On your report, "Balls up". Concerning the story of Johnny
Carson and Arnold Palmer's wife. I along with many members of the fighter
attack squadron 174 were watching the tonight show on a Tuesday evening in
1971 and Johnny Carson WAS INDEED talking with Arnold Palmer's wife and
asked if there was anything she did to giver her husband good luck. She
said that she kissed his balls. Johnny Carson got that surprised look on
his face and said, "Well I'll bet that makes his putter stand up." The
day room errupted with laughter for 15 minutes...I WAS THERE AND ARNOLD
PALMER'S WIFE WAS ON THAT STAGE WITH CARSON. Anything to the contrary is
total bullshit! She stormed off the stage and we later heard on the news
that she sued him and won an undisclosed amout.

Your sources are wrong...
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Old 05 August 2013, 10:11 AM
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I've never understood why Johnny Carson would have been interviewing Arnold Palmer's wife in the first place, instead of Arnold Palmer himself.

Carson: "We have a rather different lineup tonight. We've got Arnold Palmer's wife, Cary Grant's bodyguard, Raquel Welch's German shepherd and a flute player who once walked past the Abbey Road studio where the Beatles recorded."
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Old 18 August 2013, 04:05 PM
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Comment: My daughter sent me your FALSE retort on Jane Fonda taking
handwritten notes from POWS and giving them to the general standing there.
You said it was FALSE, I watched it on TV over and over on TV apparently
you didn't have TV back then
I saw her walk down a line of POWS and shake each one's hands when she
reached the end of the line she took what they put in her hands and gave
them directly to the VIET CONG general standing there. You cannot dispute
what I saw it was not photoshopped, it was live and it was shown over and
over.
It was not a movie it was an actual broadcast.
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Old 12 September 2013, 04:06 AM
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Comment: Obama did quote John 16:3 as his favorite verse I heard it with
my own two ears. You need to watch the speech
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Old 20 September 2013, 12:59 AM
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Comment: On your article regarding "grade D Beef - but edible" you clim
there is no such grade in essence. I can personally confirm that while in
the US Navy unloading supplies from supply ship to our freezers I saw many
boxes labeled from USDA just as such "Grade D Beef (but edible)".
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Old 20 September 2013, 01:07 AM
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Liar. The military would have labeled it:

Meat, beef, Grade D, edible
or
Meat, beef, enlisted quality
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I've never understood why Johnny Carson would have been interviewing Arnold Palmer's wife in the first place, instead of Arnold Palmer himself.
Well I could see it being possible that she wasn't a main guest, but as part of a bit. I mean Leno has been known to interact with normal people on the street so the spouse of a celebrity might not be too far fetched. Heck, she could be featured as a quick interview as part of something she was involved in.

I don't see it as too far fetched, but in general, if Arnold himself was actually available (and not on your out of the area), they would have gotten it.
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Old 04 October 2013, 02:22 AM
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Comment: You have always been right on! And I love the stuff you dispel.
But you are wrong about the Johnny Carson and "if you move that darn cat"
episode being an urban myth. My husband and I saw it, both when it
originally aired and when they replayed it in a tribute of classics after
his death. You are right that it was not Zsa Zsa Gabor; it was Raquel
Welch. And yes, she had her cat on the show and amazingly he/she was
fairly calm. It was hysterical...she walked right into it, saying "do you
want to pet my pussy?" And when he - in classic, quick-on-his-feet Johnny
style, replied "yes, if you will move that darn (actually I am pretty sure
he said damn) cat," she seemed so offended. My husband and I were like,
surely she expected that?! Perhaps everything was checked prior to airing
but, at the end of the day, a pussy cat is a real, and inoffensive term.
The Brits casually call cats pussies every day. Kind of like dog breeders
who think nothing of calling their female breeders bitches.

As for when it was, we saw it originally in the late 80s, maybe early 90s.
It could possibly have been a repeat at that time; I really don't know.
But, to repeat, we also saw it aired again in a tribute after his death.

I am not one of the crazies. :-) I am a long-time journalist.
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Old 08 October 2013, 03:15 AM
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Comment: I know you said that Taco Bell does not serve Grade D meat, but I
saw the box of meat with my own eyes. I had never even heard of "Grade D"
meat at that time, but I have never eaten their since. Your comments this
is a rumor are totally untrue. Perhaps they no longer serve Grade D meat,
but the Taco Bell near me most certainly did.
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Old 08 October 2013, 04:30 AM
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Comment: On the Groucho cigar remark.
My family routinely watched You Bet Your Life. And I remember seeing the
show when an Italian man was on the show and the discussion went pretty
much like the one in your article and even the older ladies in our
extended family fell out laughing. The man even brought his huge family
onto the stage...I just can't remember if he brought his family on before
the back and forth or after the questions.
I have told people this story ever since. Now the whole thing might have
been a put-on, but it did happen.
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Old 14 November 2013, 09:03 PM
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Comment: As to the "Doe" "Knob" Password incident, I've seen the old clip
from this show on TV recently and it was Alan Ludden on Password. It did
happen as documented on the old studio tape (or film). Search TV archives
and you'll see the error happen again. It is hilarious and the chaos that
ensues afterward even funnier.
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Old 19 November 2013, 04:02 AM
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Comment: Read your article on Grade D Beef in schools. You said it was
false. I am a teacher in a public high school. I walked through the
kitchen of the school and personally saw a box of hamburger patties
defrosting. It was labeled "Grade D Beef for Prisons and Schools." I saw
this with my own eyes. Your article is wrong. Period. It was the last
time I ate lunch at school.
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Comment: Regarding the article about Redskins quarterback Doug Williams
and the 1988 superbowl:

http://www.snopes.com/sports/football/williams.asp

I believe the reason that williams maintains to this day that a reporter
asked "How long have you been a black quarterback" is because it actually
happend.

I saw it happen on live television in a post game interview (perhaps on
the field after the game). It was a female report that posed the question
to Williams, and although I cannot recall his response, I do remember the
reporter asking the question. I saw it on live TV.

I have searched the internet high and low to try to find a clip, but all
footage on youtube, and other video sites, of the game after the final
score cuts of with the players milling about the field.
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Old 14 April 2014, 04:59 PM
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Comment: I found "Liz Biz" here (FINALLY! I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR AGES FOR
EVIDENCE!) and I am here to say I SAW THE OPRAH SHOW - IT IS TRUE that Liz
said she doesn't design for Black women, Oprah's face was stunned, and she
politely asked her to leave (I can't remember the exact words, it was a
while ago.) Off and on over the years, I have searched for copies on
YouTube, any kind of evidence and have found nothing, but I SAW IT!!!
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Comment: A comment on another article online led me to do a Google search
and came to your article: Swap Meat. In the article you state that the
letter grading is false and non-existent. As I had seen such an example in
1991 aboard the USS Saipan I chose to do a little digging and it took
about 5 minutes to see that you are incorrect.

The letter grading refers to maturity of the cattle.
(http://www.cookingforengineers.com/a...Quality-Grades
and http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/getf...STELDEV3002979)

While I have no doubt that this would never be printed on a retail
container, members of my team and I saw the trash in the passageway of the
ship while waiting in line for chow on "Steak Night". The boxes were
labelled in typical military fashion "Steak, Beef, Grade E, but Edible".

Contrary to the snark in your final paragraph, this isn't a story told to
project "tough guy pride". We weren't perpetuating some myth, we were
amused and shocked by what we saw. Had this been the era of cell phone
cameras, I assure you we would have taken photos of not only the boxes,
but the meat itself.
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Quote:
Had this been the era of cell phone
cameras, I assure you we would have taken photos of not only the boxes,
but the meat itself.
If only some means of recording photographic images had existed before the advent of the cell phone ...
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