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Comment: Is this true? The below story supposedly came from the Taiwan Daily
Gazette and was written by staff writer One Wing Lo. Can you verify?

In a heroic dogfight fought over international waters off the mainland China
coast, a 1960s-era American-built Lockheed Electra propeller airliner with 24
US Navy passengers/observers aboard chewed up one of China's best
state-of-the-art supersonic fighter aircraft.

The Americans utilizing the infrequently seen combat tactic of straight and
level flight, often accomplished by relying solely on autopilot, engaged the
unfortunate single seat combat jet and knocked it out of the air using only one
of its four formidable rotating air mass propellers.

After the action, the crew and passengers/observers dropped in on China's
Hainan Island Resort, for some much deserved R&R as guests of the Chinese
government.

Reprinted from the Taiwan Daily Gazette by staff writer One Wing Lo


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I wonder if the writer One Wing Lo gets all the airplane crash stories!!! What an ignorant load of NFBSK!
I have also seen a similiar story which is written in the same manner where the chinese pilot is referred to as Wong Way.

People grow up.


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quote:
Originally posted by rossdawg:
I wonder if the writer One Wing Lo gets all the airplane crash stories!!! What an ignorant load of NFBSK!
I have also seen a similiar story which is written in the same manner where the chinese pilot is referred to as Wong Way.

People grow up.


Um, rossdawg, the pilot's name really was Wang Wei. There's a thread about it here.


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Okay, like I said, this stupid fake news story I read said his name was "Wong Way" like a person who speaks English as a second language saying "Wrong Way" and can't pronounce the R, like it was a joke.
It is all pretty ignorant.

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Comment: Hello,
I realy think this web-site is funny but it should be easier to find the really
funny ones,
for example,the humor category is not(all) very humorus!
Well,Sorry that u read this,
I guess it's poitless!

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Yes, but is it pointless and lanme?
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Comment: Any info on the truth of this?

Hillary Clinton goes to a primary school in Ithaca, New York, to talk about the world.

After her talk she offers question time. One little boy puts up his hand, and the Senator asks him what his name is.

"Richard", replied the little boy.

"And what is your question, Richard?"

"I have three questions:
1. Whatever happened to your medical health care plan?
2. Why would you run for President after your husband shamed the office?
3. Whatever happened to all those things you took when you left the White House?"

Just then the bell rings for recess. Hillary Clinton informs the kiddies that they will continue after recess.

When they resume Hillary says "OK, where were we? Oh, that's right, question time. Who has a question?"

A different little boy puts his hand up.

Hillary points him out & asks him what his name is.

"My name is George."

"And what is your question, George?"

"I have 5 questions:
1. Whatever happened to your medical health care plan?
2. Why would you run for President after your husband shamed the office?
3. Whatever happened to all those things you took when you left the White House?
4. Why did the recess bell go off 20 minutes early?
5. What happened to Richard?"

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I would venture a guess as to the political orientation of the originator of that joke.

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quote:
Originally posted by Senior:
I would venture a guess as to the political orientation of the originator of that joke.

Clueless? Is clueless a political orientation?

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quote:
Originally posted by Senior:
I would venture a guess as to the political orientation of the originator of that joke.

I think it was about Bush the younger the first time I read it.

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Comment: You have an error in the TITLE on the below page. The title says
"Grift Card" instead of "Gift Card."

http://www.snopes.com/fraud/sales/giftcard.asp

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Remember The Gifters, with John Cusack and Melanie Griffin? Why don't they make movies like that anymore?

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Comment: I just ran across your Urban Legends page while looking for a
crossword puzzle answer. (A P&G product- The answer was Gleam)) I
remembered the hoopla about the logo a few years back and decided to read
the article. When I was finished, I thought I'd go to the logo shown to
see if It could be enlarged as I don't see well. As soon as I touched my
cursor to it, a little pop-up thingy came up that said "Worship me". I was
rather shocked and decided to see if the little cartoon showed anything,
and it did. That one poped up with "Satan rules".
I'm sure you didn't put it there yourself and that someone has done
something to your web page. I don't know much about computers, but I've
heard about hackers and such. I just thought you ought to know and would
want to fix it right away.

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Now click & verify your financial information HERE or your crosswords will be destroyed!

P.s. They have crossword dictionaries for that...duh.

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I get a kick out of those picture jokes (is there a term for those things? I'm sure there is, I'm just not that computer literate).

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Comment: You have an error in the TITLE on the below page. The title says
"Grift Card" instead of "Gift Card."

http://www.snopes.com/fraud/sales/giftcard.asp

snopes failed to mention we've had *numerous* people write to tell us about this misspelling. Some have been polite, some have been kindly, some have been helpful, and some have outright demanded that the error be fixed immediately.

Barbara "under a bad spell" Mikkelson

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Maybe Santa will bring the "Grift" gripers dictionaries for Christmas.

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And if he did, those happy recipients would still do nothing other than photocopy the entry for 'gift' and mail it to me.

Let me tell you about 'just deserts' sometime and all the mail we get about that.

Barbara "before you ask" Mikkelson

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If you changed grift to gift, you'd have people writing to complain. I guess all you can do is keep on doing things your way (oh, who's website was this again, oh yeah) and just ignore the nay-sayers.

Do post the ones demanding that it be fixed in we've got mail. They sound entertaining. [Smile]

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Comment: Hi,
This is a question of concern regarding a forwarded e-mail I just
received. It is titled "Redneck Timeout". It is a picture of an infant
"duct taped" to a wall with her stuffed duck taped next to her. It is
obvious child abuse and then served up on the internet as a "joke". I
would like to forward this to you or to an organization that can act upon
this. I do not know if it is even possible to find out where things like
this originate. Can you advise? If you send an e-mail address I will
forward it to you for the purpose of investigation.


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