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Old 24 January 2007, 02:24 AM
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Comment: This came with only a subject and a forward subject. Seems like something that could have been photo-shopped.

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Old 24 January 2007, 02:43 AM
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It could have been photoshopped, but it looks real to my non-expert eyes. It's actually not bad, compared to some of the horrible, horrible spelling that goes on online.
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Old 24 January 2007, 02:45 AM
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Would someone who didn't know how to spell dream misspell it as "Draem" or "Deram," though? I'd assume the most common way of misspelling it would be "Dreem."
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Old 24 January 2007, 02:52 AM
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Yeah, those are more like typos than misspellings. Maybe the draem one, but deram? Even if you were a horrible speller, if you read it out loud you would know it was wrong.
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Old 24 January 2007, 02:56 AM
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My vote would go for, "DREME".

And my other vote goes for racist photoshopping.
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Old 24 January 2007, 03:14 AM
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Well, the letters in "I have" are almost perfectly straight across. The letters in "dream" on both posters are not. I say photoshopped.
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Old 24 January 2007, 03:37 AM
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For a second there I thought someone might have found and retitled a photo I took at an Ihop one year ago on MLK Day.

I call it: 37 years later
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Old 24 January 2007, 03:41 AM
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For a second there I thought someone might have found and retitled a photo I took at an Ihop one year ago on MLK Day.

I call it: 37 years later
OMG. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
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Old 24 January 2007, 03:42 AM
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Is this what MLK died for?
What does a spelling error have to do with "what MLK died for" anyway? I don't understand this question at all. Even if the photos were true, what an impertinent thing to say about two completely unrelated subjects.
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Old 24 January 2007, 04:14 AM
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For a second there I thought someone might have found and retitled a photo I took at an Ihop one year ago on MLK Day.

I call it: 37 years later

To quote the Mythbusters, that is wrongity-wrong.
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Old 24 January 2007, 05:10 AM
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For a second there I thought someone might have found and retitled a photo I took at an Ihop one year ago on MLK Day.

I call it: 37 years later
Wow. Just...wow.
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Old 24 January 2007, 09:06 AM
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For a second there I thought someone might have found and retitled a photo I took at an Ihop one year ago on MLK Day.

I call it: 37 years later
Yes, Martin Luther King dreamt of a pancakes. Sara, I'd go with the cry (well, swear in my case) option.
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Old 24 January 2007, 10:09 AM
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Yes, Martin Luther King dreamt of a pancakes.
To be fair though, who dosn't dream of pancakes?
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Old 24 January 2007, 12:01 PM
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To be fair though, who dosn't dream of pancakes?
Wrong, so wrong. Offensive beyond belief.











Everyone knows Martin Luther King dreamt of waffles!
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Old 24 January 2007, 12:19 PM
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I just emailed my FIL. He lives in Corpus and keeps up with the news pretty well. I'll let you know if he saw it or heard anything about it.
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Old 24 January 2007, 01:13 PM
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For a second there I thought someone might have found and retitled a photo I took at an Ihop one year ago on MLK Day.

I call it: 37 years later
Reminds me of the Boondocks animated series' "Return of the King" episode, in which a comatose MLK awakens in the present day. Going to McDonalds and seeing his image on a tray liner, he mutters, "I really should see someone about this..." Not a big fan of the cartoon, but I thought this episode was brilliantly executed.

IIRC, there was also an incident some years back in which a grocery store had to issue a public apology for their promotion "In honor of Martin Luther King Day -- Fried Chicken 1/2 price!" (Gee, did they offer discounted watermelon for dessert, too?)
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Old 24 January 2007, 01:39 PM
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For a second there I thought someone might have found and retitled a photo I took at an Ihop one year ago on MLK Day.

I call it: 37 years later
Talk about a non sequitur. From a dream of equal rights to breakfast food.

Just a thought. Perhaps the implication is that 37 years ago blacks were not allowed to eat in the restaurant and now they are welcome. Thus, in part, the dream has come true. If this is what they were trying for it's rather lame.
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Old 24 January 2007, 01:48 PM
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Though it's more likely they just thought "This might sell a few more pancakes".
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Old 24 January 2007, 04:03 PM
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Talk about a non sequitur. From a dream of equal rights to breakfast food.

Just a thought. Perhaps the implication is that 37 years ago blacks were not allowed to eat in the restaurant and now they are welcome. Thus, in part, the dream has come true. If this is what they were trying for it's rather lame.
Never thought of it that way, Slightly better then just selling pancakes. Infact I actually kind of like the idea in a sick twisted way.

I don't think I asked the manager about it or not. If I did I can't remember what she said.

I unfurtunatlly forgot to go this past MLK day to see if they did a repeat or not.
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Old 24 January 2007, 04:13 PM
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What does a spelling error have to do with "what MLK died for" anyway? I don't understand this question at all. Even if the photos were true, what an impertinent thing to say about two completely unrelated subjects.
MLK was VERY educated and well spoken. For this stupid of a mistake (and it's not just one!) to happen, the questioner may mean, "Because of MLK and others like him, they have the same chance to be as well educated as MLK, and then some. Why are they making such moronic mistakes? Why aren't they taking advantage of the things he fought for?"

I see the point of the question, but I vote that this is "racial photoshopping." You'd think SOMEONE at that rally would've had them change it if it were real.

BTW naharnahekim, HOLY CRAP! That is offensive!
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