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Old 15 December 2009, 04:15 AM
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Comment: http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/kissballs.asp

Okay Snopes, I rely on you to settle a lot of bets, but I saw this episode
and saw and heard Arnie's wife say it.

I hope I'm not losing it but its pretty vivid in my mind.
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Old 02 January 2010, 06:46 PM
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Comment: In regards the "I got Love in my Tummy" the year was early '80s
as we'd just gotten cable in a small East Texas town, on GOOD MORNING
AMERICA when guest Elton John "Came out" on NATIONAL TELEVION (BRAVO!! but
I completely remember because my very strict parents came running in
demanding I turn it OFF)and how bizarre but brave of him in the early 80's
to do that.

To prove see if you can find that interview HE did confirm the pumping the
stomach and mentioned Bowie & Stewart although I do not vividly remember
as I did with coming out and the story, I believe he did not reveal
exactly who got their stomach pumped it was mainly alcohol and all those
lovely drugs from the 80's but he mentioned two were contributers and on
got their stomach pumped and with his wink it was him, no gallon of sperm
but a gallon in total, but as as I am an RN and since it was in UK most
likely it was 1000ml.

The Rumors are NOT accurate but the story is TRUE, find the GOOD MORNING
AMERICA footage, ABC has archives tapes and transcript, it's TRUE. just
NOT dog semen and a gallon of it...the story is true as said by Elton John
now how truthful he was....but he did "come out" so why lie???
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Old 02 January 2010, 06:48 PM
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I believe he did not reveal exactly who got their stomach pumped it was mainly alcohol and all those lovely drugs from the 80's but he mentioned two were contributers and on got their stomach pumped and with his wink it was him, no gallon of sperm but a gallon in total
"I need a tox screen on these stomach contents, stat! Check for drugs, alcohol, and ... oh yeah, spunk."
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Old 03 January 2010, 05:53 PM
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Comment: I'd like to take issue with the article entitled Balls Up at
http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/kissballs.asp

I watching the Tonight Show in our family room by myself one night in the
early to mid-1960s when this event happened, and my memory of it is
extremely clear. Here's what took place.

Arnold Palmer was Johnny's guest, and for some reason, he brought his wife
Winnie along. For most of the interview, she just sat there, saying
nothing. Johnny, apparently wanting to include her in the conversation
said something like "athletes are known to be very superstitious. Are
there any little rituals that you or your husband do before a big match?"
To which she replied "Before a match, I kiss his balls for luck."
Obviously referring to his golf balls.

Carson could have let this go by and nobody would have thought twice about
the remark. However, without any pause whatsoever, Johnny blurted out "I
bet that straightens out his putter." And at that, the screen went
completely black, and stayed black, with no sound, for about two minutes.

I remember quite clearly thinking at the time that Carson had blown the
punch line. If he had said "I bet that straightens out his putts" it
would have been less offensive in English, but a perfect double-entendre
in Yiddish, where the word putz (pronounced just like putts) is a
widely-recognized synonym for the male member.

At any rate, when the picture came back on a couple of minutes later the
audience was still laughing uproariously, and Arnold looked so angry that
I thought his head was going to explode. Carson putt on a somber face as
he apologized, obviously embarrassed at having taken the cheap shot at the
expense of his guests (although how could he resist?).

My guess is that because Palmer was so angry and Carson so embarrassed,
everybody just tried to sweep this under the rug, and denied it ever
happened. But every time I see an article that calls this a false rumor I
think "I saw it with my own eyes" and I know I wasn't the only one.
Carson had millions of viewers, and there must be lots of them who
recollect his memorable event as well as I do.

While I don't expect you to take my word for it, that's how it happened.
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Old 03 January 2010, 08:58 PM
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Comment: Hi Guys, The recent sad news that my 60's hero, Soupy Sales, had
passed away during 2009, prompted me to check his "info" on the internet.
In a Wikipedia article, it was reported that reports of his "blue" humor
on his show were false...via Snopes. Untrue? That made me laugh. I ADORED
Soupy. He was totally irreverent and certainly DID get away with all
sorts of snide little comments here and there. They were what you waited
for when you watched the show! In one episode,(NY area TV, '63-'65 time
frame) White Fang or Black Tooth (or both...it's been years) took an eye
test. The letter "F" was brought out several times in ever-increasing
sizes. But the answer to what letter it was, was always "K". In mock
exasperation, Optrician, Dr.Soupy, yells at the "patient", "WRONG!! Every
time you see "F", you ("U") see ("C") "K" !!! "
That's for real. I was there. I remember. Believe it. It was FUNNY!!!
So, sorry Snopes. Ya' got it wrong on this one.
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Old 20 January 2010, 06:06 AM
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Comment: Television legends: Password "deer"
I saw the clip, the password was 'money' the celebrity was Alan Alda, the
clue he gave was 'dough' the black contestant's answer was 'knob.'
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Old 22 January 2010, 10:39 PM
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Comment: North Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap recently published his
memoirs, in which he said the American media won the Vietnam war for the
Vietcong. “What we still don’t understand is why you Americans stopped the
bombing of Hanoi. You had us on the ropes. If you had pressed us a little
harder, just for another day or two, we were ready to surrender! It was
the same at the battles of TET. You defeated us! We knew it, and we
thought you knew it,” he wrote. “But we were elated to notice your media
was definitely helping us. They were causing more disruption in America
than we could in the battlefields. We were ready to surrender. You had
won!” Giap’s words are an important lesson from the past, to be sure.

I heard General Giap say these very words on National Public Radio several
years ago. It is true and you have rated it false. I urge you to do more
research on this because you are wrong about this.
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Old 12 February 2010, 02:14 AM
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Comment: Regarding the "legend" of Dizzy Dean, Pee Wee Reese and the Balls
abd stirkes comment made by Dizzy. I watched that game, it's no legend it
happended!
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Old 12 February 2010, 01:37 PM
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Quote:
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I heard General Giap say these very words on National Public Radio several
years ago.
And I was surprised by how much he sounded like Rush. If I had not heard it with my own ears, I would have sworn the two men were one.

Photo "He said it, not me. I know we type alike, but I swear it was him." Bob
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Old 22 February 2010, 04:22 PM
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Comment: We were checking on the Phil Donahue Show and Proctor & Gambles.
I saw that show myself and you are reporting it did not happen. You have
lost major credability with us.
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Comment: This is in regards to the "doe", "knob" response on the gameshow
http://www.snopes.com/radiotv/tv/password.asp

I actually saw this when it happened many years ago. It was the game show
Password. Tom Selleck was the celebrity who fed the word doe to the black
woman who responded knob. The word in question was in fact deer or fawn.
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Comment: The comments made by Andy Rooney on 60 minutes were made recently
in the past month or two. Your comments seem to refer to 2006.
I remember some of the quotes. Please update your report.
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Old 09 March 2010, 04:59 PM
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Let me get this straight... it was false because it wasn't true yet... the original e-mail predicted what Rooney was going to say, 4 years early...
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Old 09 March 2010, 05:29 PM
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I think they mean he was on 60 Minutes recently, denying it, whereas snopes' page says that happened in 2006. Perhaps he appeared once again, denying it again. Or perhaps the commentor is an idiot.
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I heard General Giap say these very words on National Public Radio several
years ago. It is true and you have rated it false. I urge you to do more
research on this because you are wrong about this.
Does the general even speak English? French probably....
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Comment: Dear Mr and Mrs Micholson,
I was listening to NPR and heard your interview. I heard you speak of the
Oliver North "myth" concerning his mentioning the name of Usama Bin Laden
at the Iran Contra Hearings. I am 64 years old and I happened to be
watching the hearings on that day. I remeber distinctly that Colonel
North answered the question as to why he had a security fence built at his
home, he said that he was under threat from the most dangerous man in the
world. When asked the name of this man, North answered "Usama Bin Laden."
I remeber the name distinctly because I had never heard it before. When I
next heard it after 9-11, I remebered hearing it before when Norht uttered
that name at the hearings. I don't care what those transcripts say.
Watch the tape and then say it's a myth. I dare you to do that and post
the tape on your site.
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Old 22 March 2010, 03:13 AM
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I don't care what those transcripts say. Watch the tape and then say it's a myth. I dare you to do that and post the tape on your site.
It's a myth. You lose:

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I'm 46 years old. I don't care what that video says.
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Old 22 March 2010, 08:28 AM
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"I remeber the name distinctly because I had never heard it before."

Yeah, me? Personally? I tend to easily forget unique names that I've never heard before. Especially if they're foreign to my own nationality, difficult to pronounce, or consist of more than a couple of syllables.

A "Frank Howes" I might have a chance of remembering, probably only if I know in advance that I have to, though. Some guy on some news clip rattles off a three-part Arab name? I got no hope.

I'm just now barely getting to remember a couple of Ninja Warrior contestants, even though I've seen every series and heard their names 20-30 times.
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Old 22 March 2010, 06:10 PM
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Wow, you've gotta give him points for enthusiasm and certainty if not accuracy. He did have a few things going for him. After all, they are both names of Arab male terrorist leaders. Plus Abu and Usama both have the letters A and U in them.
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