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Old 30 August 2008, 07:54 PM
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Comment: Hi, i was just telling my wife about the Grade D For military or
prisoner consumption label found on crates of steaks that were served to
military.

I came across this snopes site that said there is no such thing as grade d
beef.

While stationed in Kabul Afghanistan from Aug2007 to May2008 on deployment
with the Navy i was assigned to work at Camp Eggers. This camp is a US
military base and has two Dfacs (Dining Facilities). every friday we would
have surf and turf and we would see them hauling the boxes of beef out of
the coolers. on the side of the boxes we could plainly see the wording
Grade D - for Prisoner and Military Consumption. the steaks were not gross
or anything, they were really good and were just a bit tough (kinda like
shoe leather). i still have some of my buddies there and have fired off an
email to them asking them to take a photo of one of the boxes for me as
proof.

I would not usually stick my neck out there for something as simple as
this and will gladly get back in touch with you as soon as i get a photo
back.
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Old 30 August 2008, 07:55 PM
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I would not usually stick my neck out there for something as simple as
this and will gladly get back in touch with you as soon as i get a photo
back.
I'm betting we won't hear back from this guy when he discovers that
what the boxes actually say is something like "FOR MILITARY USE ONLY
-- NOT TO BE RESOLD."

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Old 18 September 2008, 05:53 PM
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Comment: I just read the page about grade d food at college campuses and
that it's a rumor. I went to Fordham University in the Bronx. In 1995, my
roommate and I ate at the "Ramskeller" and we BOTH SAW boxes that said
"Grade D meat, fit for human consumption" on them. This was no rumor. We
saw it with our own eyes. That was the last time I ever at at that
restaurant and the following year chose to live in an apartment where I
could cook my own food. It is disturbing to me that your site claims this
is a rumor among college students. It truly existed at my university.
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Old 18 September 2008, 05:55 PM
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Comment: Re: "The Password is..." I just cannot help myself and had to
write. I do not remember all the details, but I am absolutely,
positively sure I saw an episode of Password where the clue-response
"doe" - "knob" was said. I have tried SO hard to think if my mind just
thinks I saw it because I read about it, but I just know that's not the
case. I remember SEEING it, and telling people about it long before I
had ever read about it or heard it supposedly never happened. The two
things I can say with certainty are that Jamie Farr was NOT on the show
and the host was definitely Bert Convey. What I remember most about it
was how Mr. Convey just LOST it. He just could not get his composure
back. I can see it in my mind as I am writing this. I know memories play
tricks, and you cannot go by just me, but there is NO doubt in my mind
that this was a real event, even if I cannot remember who the guest star
was (though I do remember for certain that the star and contestant were on
the right of Mr Convey from our point view, and I am also almost certain
that is was a black TV star saying "doe" and the ignorant white contestant
who said "knob".) The fact that this is considered a falsity when I know
it really happened bothers me to no end. Anyway, I just had to get this
off my chest!
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Old 18 September 2008, 05:55 PM
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Comment: I am beginning to doubt the truth in your responses.... Re:
Mr.Obama -- My husband and I heard the statement made by Mr. Obama on
television about a more equitable distribution of wealth, not only for
America but globally. No, I do not remember what time or the date but it
must have been 6 weeks or more ago. He made that statement.

We are also disgusted by the amount of media coverage Mr. Obama receives
and all the soft money that is being donated (outside normal funding so
guidelines do not apply). We are also disgusted that matters seem to be
hushed up regarding how Mr. Obama obtained his home, how he was affiliated
with his Church and did not know the radical views of the Pastor. Why was
his wife's thesis sealed??? Why hasn't it been broadcast that Mr. Obama
did take the American flag off his plane and add a personal red/white/blue
logo in it's place. He could have replaced the company's logo with a
waving flag like former candidates!!! Yes, he does have a flag on the
plane however it is small and not easily seen.

It seems like the media has already elected Mr. Obama even though there
are 50 days left before the election. Who has gotten to the media? Soft
money??? We firmly believe there is a lot going on that the public
doesn't know. It's very disturbing.

I want to know your sources of information. I have turned to you for
verification but now doubt you and would certainly like another source.
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Old 18 September 2008, 05:58 PM
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We are also disgusted by the amount of media coverage Mr. Obama receives
and all the soft money that is being donated (outside normal funding so
guidelines do not apply).
I'm going to take a flying leap and guess that there might be a connection between this viewpoint and your claim that you "saw" a private newspaper interview on television.

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It is disturbing to me that your site claims this is a rumor among college students. It truly existed at my university.
And which institute of higher learning did the writer attend, Urban Legend U?
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Old 19 September 2008, 05:43 PM
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We are also disgusted by the amount of media coverage Mr. Obama receives
A presidential candidate receiving a lot of media coverage? I'm shocked and appalled! Wake up, America! It's political correctness gone mad!
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Old 08 October 2008, 06:54 PM
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Comment: The Jammie Farr legend about the game show where he said the word
"doe" and the african American contestant replied with "knob" .

Snopes states that it is false.

I know this is true because I watched it with my father in the 80's . I
started looking for the clip a few months ago when I mentioned it in a
conversation. I couldn't find it on youtube. Tried putting it into the
search engine came up with nothing because I kept searching for Jammie
Farr 100,000 Pyramid. There was some reference to Password, or Super
Passwood. One site tells the story commenting that snopes states the
episode is untrue. Which is how I came to write you today.

I was 90% sure it was 100,000 Pyramid. But I was, am, and will always be
100% possitive of what I saw and heard on the game show aired on TV.

Jammie Farr used the word "Doe" as a clue for Deer. An African American
contestant replied with "knob"

Jammie, and the audiance, even the host of the show were hysterical.
Jammie couldn't finish because he couldn't stop laughing, holding his
side.

Of coarse the contestent had no idea why everyone was hysterical because
he didn't know the answer. And a commercial break followed.

The reason why I was 10% unsure that it was a different gameshow other
than the Pyramid is because of the one worded clue and one worded answer.
Which does sound like a Password show.

But the question and the answer are the only part stuck in everyones
memory. If it was indeed a Pyramid show ( which I think it was ) The
answer could have been something like " Things that a reindeer would do"
And "Doe" was one of a number of clues given for the same question.

Bottom line, I am telling you first hand not hear say. It is true. I'm
only 45 so nowhere near being seniel . It happened, I heard and have seen
it with my own two eyes. Someone has to have the aired episode somewhere.
And would love be able to view it once more.
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Old 09 October 2008, 08:37 AM
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Comment: Regarding your article about the myth of John Dillinger's penis:

I hate to add more fuel to this supposed myth, but I visited the Armed
Forces Medical Mueum in 1963 ( it may have been 1964, however it was the
year of the NYC World's Fair).
I distinctly recall seeing a jar with an extremely long penis immersed in
it. It was labled as John Dillinger's penis! I have no knowledge as to
its authenticity, but it was definitely on display. Perhaps a curator
placced the specimen as a joke, perhaps not. But I definitely recall
seeing it there. I cannot remember too many other things about that trip,
but I definitely remember that one. I was only 17 years old. At that age
one does remember those types of oddities!
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Old 09 October 2008, 08:00 PM
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Comment: The Jammie Farr legend about the game show where he said the word
"doe" and the african American contestant replied with "knob" .


But the question and the answer are the only part stuck in everyones
memory. If it was indeed a Pyramid show ( which I think it was ) The
answer could have been something like " Things that a reindeer would do"
And "Doe" was one of a number of clues given for the same question.
I don't know what a Jammie Farr is, but it sounds comfy to wear to bed.

And how is "Doe" anything but a NFBSK answer to "Things a reindeer would do"?
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Old 10 October 2008, 09:01 AM
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I'm relatively bored and curious...

So far, we have:

Somebody somewhere definitely said "you'll have to move the cat". It was definitely Johnny Carson ... but Merv Griffon said it too. It was after 1971, no 1975, but in the 80s or 90s. And it was Zsa Zsa with a white domestic cat, except that Johnny also once said the same line to some zoo chick with a big cat.

Groucho's famous line was definitely aired on TV after 1949, I mean in the late 50s, apparently again in 1959-1962 and then in the late 60s early 70s. With so many repeats of it, it's certainly surprising no actual film reel of this radio broadcast (don't ask) has popped up yet.

And in various TV shows, either something called Password or something called Dollar Pyramid, the following personalities have all definitely given the clue word "doe" or "dough" to a black contestant who responded with "knob". It is obviously "the" word pairing to have on your TV show, with so many people taking advantage of the humour of this pairing.
Jamie Farr
Alan Alda
Maclean Stevenson (what is with all the M*A*S*H guys?)
Burt Reynolds
Tom Selleck (okay, I'll forgive mixing those two up!)
Alan Luden
Dick Clark
Anson Williams
John Davidson

And Bert Convey was definitely there when a black person prompted the clue to a white person who gave "knob" as the answer - just for a twist.
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But the question and the answer are the only part stuck in everyones
memory. If it was indeed a Pyramid show ( which I think it was ) The
answer could have been something like "Things that a reindeer would do"
And "Doe" was one of a number of clues given for the same question.
In which case the contestant's response would have been something like "Things with knobs," not simply "knob."

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Old 12 October 2008, 03:29 AM
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Comment: on thursday 10/09, i was watching the myths and legends show on
t.v. they discussed the incident with johnny carson and the "cat" on zsa
zsa's lap. add me to the list of those who saw the show. i used to watch
the tonight show every night for years, and although i wouldn't have
remembered it was zsa zsa's lap, i know that johnny said something to the
effect that she should move the cat. that definitely happened,
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Comment: Regarding your posting on the Grade D but edible meat supposedly
not served in school cafeterias, I briefly worked in food service as a
student at Ball State University in the late 1980s and I promise you the
boxes in the freezer said "Grade D but edible"! I remember being amused as
I was not then aware that there was such a designation, somewhat
horrified, but not entirely surprised. Maybe since then they have changed
and serve better meat, but seeing as how they are always trying to cut
costs, I doubt it.
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Comment: I beg to differ with Barbara Mikkelson on her report stating that
'David Letterman did not have as a "Top Ten' list 'Top 10 Reasons Why
There are no Black NASCAR drivers'.

I watched his show the night he did that bit (late '07).

Sorry, Ms Mikkelson, but you are wrong on that one!
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Comment: I'm watching TVLands Myths and Legends and where you admit that
you created the story that Mr. Ed was a zebra.

I know that you lied about Johnny and ZsaZsa because I DID see that
episode.

Your site is a piece of crap so now you can delete my e-mail address from
your updates.
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Comment: No reply necessary... just wanted to let you know that I was
fooling around on the site and was astounded to see the "Swap Meat"
article saying that there is no such thing as "Grade D but Edible" meat.
Astounded because that is almost exactly what I saw at Sbisa Dining Hall
on the northside of Texas A&M sometime between 1994 and 1996. They had
surf-n-turf night and as I was waiting in line for a meal, the cook began
removing frozen steaks from a carboard box clearly labled with black print
"Grade D Edible". I wasn't the only one who saw it. Not talkng about
marker or anything... this was ptinted on the box. I've told that story
for years because it happened. This is first time I have encountered it
as an urban legend.
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Old 27 March 2009, 07:44 PM
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Comment: I was just reading your section on Food and read the article
titled "swap meat" and disagree with your findings. I ABSOLUTELY
personally witnessed boxes of meat in my university cafeteria from
1986-1988 with the writing "grade D but edible" written on them and
stopped eating meat at the cafeteria from that point forward.
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Comment: Sorry folks I saw the show with the Proctor & Proctor CEO and it
happened as it is claimed. Happened just before I went into the Army. It
is true.
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