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Old 06 December 2010, 05:41 PM
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Comment: Article: Quarterback Speak
http://www.snopes.com/sports/football/williams.asp

This article is incorrect. It ouestions if Doug Williams, who led the
Washington Redskins to the Super Bowl as their quarterback, was ever asked
a question about his race and his position on the team. Your answer is
incorrect.

I remember the news report where a reporter asked the question, "Have you
always been a Black quarterback?"

I will always remember his answer and his demeanor when he answered the
question. I was impressed at the way he handled himself and I admired him
for the answer he gave.

He kooked to his left, then to his right. It seemed as if he was thinking
before he responded and respond he did. I will always admire him for his
answer.

He looked at the reporter and said, "When I was in high school, I was a
running back. When I went to Grambling, I became a quarterback. When I
came to the NFL, I became a Black quarterback."

What class. After his answer there was a moment of dead silence but the
press conference continued and he continued as if nothing unusual had
happened.
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Old 06 December 2010, 05:49 PM
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Comment: I hate to admit that I was unusually disappointed in the Snopes
website in reference to the "The Password Is..." Article. Snopes is one
of my favorite websites and I visit often, to confirm the veracity of some
of the more incredible emails I get. In regard to this one article, being
a child of 80's gameshows, I can tell you this is no legend.

The episode is on one of the many incantations of Password (Password Plus,
SuperPassword). The celebrity is Tom Selleck and the contestant is
African American (I don't recall the gender). In the early 90's, Dick
Clark hosted a World's Wildest Game Show Moments Compliation where this
clip was featured at the very end of the show. My understanding was that
they had to get special permission to dig the clip out of archives to show
it as part of the lawsuit settlement included removing the episode from
the re-run queue.
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Old 06 December 2010, 07:58 PM
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Comment: I work as an RN in an ER. I want to comment on an obese woman and
finding things in skin folds. I have personally found a half-eaten
sandwich between an obese woman's skin folds of her abdomen, along with a
coin and lots of lint. Just wanted to give you first hand personal
experience. I do not doubt any foriegn materials found on a morbidly
obese person after my experience.
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Old 06 December 2010, 08:01 PM
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I can see a coin or lint. Even a skinny person can get one of those stuck in a hard to reach place without realizing it. I one saw a penny stuck to my wife's butt after she sats on the couch and she was not at all what I would call obese.

A half eaten sandwich, OTOH, I would have a hard time believing that any person could fail to notice that.
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Old 06 December 2010, 08:16 PM
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You would think it would itch, if nothing else.
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Old 06 December 2010, 08:20 PM
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Depends on what kind of sandwich it was.
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Old 06 December 2010, 09:06 PM
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Plus you'd think she really would have missed it and would have gone looking for it.

"Hey, hey, hey! Who stole my samich? Oh, wait here it is. Num num num.

Photo "No more huggin' and chalkin' for me" Bob
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Or "Who stole my samich? Oh, well, another one gone. I hate it when that happens."
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Old 08 January 2011, 10:59 PM
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Comment: http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/grouchocigar.asp

This list the comment as false. That is incorrect. I watched it on tv
and remember it to this day. Groucho did infact say "I love my cigars but
I take it out of my mouth once in a while".
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Old 10 January 2011, 12:33 AM
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Comment: I saw Johnnie Carson's show live when he told Zsa Zsa "if she
would get rid of that damn cat". Nothing was mentioned about removing the
cat. There was nothing nasty about either comment. I thought at the time
that it was prearranged because she asked if Johnnie would like to pet her
pussy. He paused for about 2 seconds and came back with the comment about
getting rid of the cat. This site has lost its credibility in my eyes and
others because of its insistance that it didn't happen. I saw it!!!!! I
really didn't think much about it, but had heard that Zsa Zsa had sued
Johnnie over it. I also was watching severals years later when Jane Fonda
was on Johnnie's show and just flat out asked him about it. Johnnie's
remark was "It never happened". Don't care what Johnnie said, I SAW IT!
I figured the law suit said he had to keep quiet about it. I am not a
kook, but a 65 year old retired electrician. If the show was not indeed
live, there was nothing to edit. Even damn was ok on late night back
then. I don't have any idea as to the year, but it was long ago. I have
told many of the show (12 or so).
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Old 14 January 2011, 03:11 AM
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Comment: This is about Julia Child and the turkey that she dropped, which
you describe as false. I know nothing about the potato cake, but the first
time I saw Julia Child on TV, and likely one of the only times, I saw the
turkey go. She just picked it up with some understated comment and
continued. Her demeanor had as much to do with how fascinating and amusing
it was as the incident. I suppose after all these years my memory could be
off in details, but I doubt that I just inserted it from online rumors.
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Old 15 January 2011, 10:42 PM
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Referred by: http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/password.asp

Comment: "The Password is"

It wasn't an urban legend told by Jamie Farr, he just got his games shows
mixed up. That happened on the $10,000 Pyramid. I remember it well.
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Old 22 January 2011, 04:46 AM
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Comment: OK I first took this site as gospel and what ever you put out was
the truth. Now I see the light and will share my findings with all my
friends. You spoke about the “munchkin suicide in the wizard of OZ” not
true. You might take a look at the original because it was not a bird I
saw. There was a rope thrown over a rafter or branch or whatever behind
the painted curtain. Then you see the ladder go up, then a man climbing up
it, then him hanging there. You can’t argue with that. Were you watching
the remake? Or the remastered version? Seriously, and it was not a
munchkin either. You know the depression remember that part of our past?
The guy needed a job and didn’t get the part of the Tin Man and decided to
hang himself during that part of the scene. Or so I have been told. I
never heard of the munchkin part before.
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Old 22 January 2011, 04:01 PM
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There was a rope thrown over a rafter or branch or whatever behind the painted curtain. Then you see the ladder go up, then a man climbing up it, then him hanging there. You can’t argue with that.
*insert picture of "O RLY?" owl here*
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Comment: Rer Pepper and prunes. I started drinking Dr Pepper in '69 @ 13
and recall on the bottle cap under Ingredients 2 words: PRUNE JUICE. This
was their own bottle cap. Also recall a TV show where Jonny Carson was
Host. He finished the show with : "Just a quick reminder this show was
brought to you by Dr Pepper so that means anyone at home who was enjoying
some,is probably in the bathroom right now."
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Old 25 January 2011, 01:19 AM
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Comment: I'd like to know why my RESPONSE to the "Myth of Tarantulas in
Cactus" article is not tacked on to the bottom of your so-called "expert's
article", who claims that this is impossible. I was there and it DID
happen!!!!!!!! When an expert can't admit he may be wrong or can't
possibly know everything, he's not scientific...he's a uninformed,
skeptical, bigot who needs more experience in the field. I, myself, am a
scientist in veterinary medicine and I would never make a claim like this
expert did without talking to the people who claimed to have seen it and
without cutting open at least 3 billion cacti...even then you couldn't
make the claim that this is impossible...only unlikely. You're experts
need to be more careful. By the way, I take offense to his article...it's
like he is calling me a liar. Why would I make something like that up?
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Old 26 January 2011, 12:10 AM
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Comment: In regards to this article:

http://www.snopes.com/food/prepare/badmeat.asp

and the story today (1/25/11) centering on the Taco Bell lawsuit. I can
tell you AS GOD IS MY WITNESS, while making a cel phone call from a Taco
Bell Parking lot several years ago, I witnessed a delivery truck
unpacking boxes that read 'Grade D Beef. Fit For Human Consumption'
This may not be a USDA system of grading.. but that doesn't mean they
aren't shipping the beef in from elsewhere (Canada, South America..)
Take this info as you will.. but I haven't eaten a beef taco at Taco Bell
since..
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Old 26 January 2011, 06:53 AM
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The question whether you saw it or not aside - if it is "fit for human consumption", why wouldn't you eat it? Or where you living under the impression that a cheap fast-food joint is using best Angus beef to ground up, over-spice and fill into tacos?
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Old 28 January 2011, 06:38 PM
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Comment: Taco Bell DOES use "Grade D" meat. I've seen it on the boxes as it was
unloaded at 4-5AM. I didn't imagine it; my friend did to. If I have to
stake them out with a camera to prove it, I will, but I'd like this
article listed as "in question" until they provide better citation to the
contrary, or I provide evidence proving it.
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Old 28 January 2011, 07:38 PM
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Quote:
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Comment: Taco Bell DOES use "Grade D" meat. {snip} If I have to stake them out with a camera to prove it, I will {snip-snip} but I'd like this article listed as "in question" until they provide better citation to the contrary, or I provide evidence proving it.
Pardon me if I don't seem positively *giddy* with anticipation.
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