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The Velvet Undergound & GameSix
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The sketch involves a con-man in court for circulating copies of a
doctored phrase-book, translating Norwegian to English.

Likewise, another Python sketch features a pet shoppe owner and a customer arguing over whether or not a recently-purchased Hungarian Blue parrot is dead or not.

-Game "Isn't it good/Hungarian wood?" Six

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http://www.snopes.com/spoons/oldwives/bird.asp

Comment: A comment on the bird omen meaning death or illness.... Actress
Lucielle Ball had a fear of Birds beause when she was a girl after her
father died a bird came in the house and dident leave for 3 days.

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Comment: A comment on the bird omen meaning death or illness.... Actress
Lucielle Ball had a fear of Birds beause when she was a girl after her
father died a bird came in the house and dident leave for 3 days.

I hear she also had some expensive wallpaper ripped out of her home because of this.....but I can't quite recall where I read it! Snopes, can you help me out? [Razz]
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Comment: The piece in question in:

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/miller.htm

was actually written not by Dennis Miller, the commedian but by LARRY
Miller in the weekly standard:


http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/001/161yaihr.asp?pg=2

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Comment: The piece in question in:

http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/miller.htm

was actually written not by Dennis Miller, the commedian but by LARRY
Miller in the weekly standard:


http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/001/161yaihr.asp?pg=2

See there, snopes? Aren't you glad you received this comment from such an astute reader?

Now you can jump in your time machine and retroactively fix the article before you post it two years ago. Oh, wait, you already did.

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http://www.snopes.com/humor/iftrue/takecard.htm

Comment: I KNOW HOW THEY DO IT OF COURSE YOUR CARD IS GONE WITH THE OTHER
CARDS THEY PUT A ENTIRE NEW STACK OF CARDS OUT THERE NEXT TIME WHEN YU DO
IT MEMORIZE THE CARDS THEN LATER SEE IF ALL OF THEM ARE GONE ITS GAY!

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YU? Shouldn't it be Y'U?

Quick, someone, does "its gay" imply a good thing or a bad thing? Or a brightly colored cheerful thing?

There is something to be said for repeating back what you just read. Did you give the student extra credit points, snopes?

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Originally posted by Tyler:
Did anyone secretly get fooled by some of the legends but now you’re pretending you didn’t, because you’ll look really dumb if you admit you told 334,392,232 people that Mr Ed is a zebra?
That didn’t happen to me*, but wouldn’t it just suck? However, i know not to believe every single word barbara and snopes write (can you ever really trust two people whose combined initials are BS?)


*It did.

Fooled me the first time *hangs head in shame*
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http://www.snopes.com/language/puzzlers/gry.asp

Comment: About the -gry riddle, I know what the answer is. Most people,
when they copy it, copy it wrong. The actual riddle is...
"In all the english language, there are some words that end in -gry. One
is hungry, and the other angry. There are three words in the english
language. What is it? If you listened carefully, I've already given you
the answer!"
The actual answer is "language". There are three words in
"The-English-Language"! So, the actual riddle is about that sentence,
not -gry! Tell me if I have been any help to your awesome site!

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Comment: i know exactly why it "takes out your card". when it gives you
the "old" set of cards, really, they just give you completely different
cards. i tried it. i wrote the cards and what they were on a slip of paper
and when they showed the results, they had COMPLETELY different cards.
either way, your card would be gone because they give you all new cards. I
hope i helped solve your question.

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http://www.snopes.com/sports/baseball/pipp.asp

Comment: Gehrig's streak actually started when he pinch hit for Pee Wee
Waniger, the day before he started starting.

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lavender blue:
Quick, someone, does "its gay" imply a good thing or a bad thing?
I would assume that it means "the gay belonging to it" (figuratively, I hope). That doesn't seem to make sense in context, though—the noun phrase seems to be added at the end of an otherwise complete sentence, apparently as neither a subject nor an object. The comment as a whole appears to be somewhat nonsensical; perhaps it somehow got scrambled in transmission.

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"It's gay" = "It's stupid"

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Psst, Dan... Simetrical was making a joke about the grammar/spelling. "Its" with no apostrophe is a possessive pronoun. [Wink]

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Me -> [dunce]

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Comment: re:
http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/computer.asp

original source is a fark photoshop competition:
http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=1115586

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For obvious reasons, I happen to prefer this one myself.

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http://www.snopes.com/rumors/north.htm

Comment: The comment about North being threatened by a terrorist was about
Abu Nidal, not Osama Bin Laden.

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http://www.snopes.com/music/artists/ciara.asp

Comment: I have been hearing from many people that ciara was once a man
and that she has stated it on a radio broadcast.I have also heard
something. I don't know if this is true I heard ciara was born a male and
female or born with male organs and female organs both!

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I heard the broadcast, but she mostly talked about lobsters.

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Comment: There were rumors that a monkey hung himself in the movie, "The Wizard of Oz". This is not true. It is actually a Peacock moving in the backround.
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It's a monkey, now?

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Comment: I looked in your FAQ but didn't see this question:

Do you get a lot of hate mail from people who don't believe your
refutation of various legends? Perhaps you should post some. I'm sure it
would be entertaining!

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Comment: Love the site!
I was just wondering if you had any favorite books on folklore/urban
legends that you could share

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Comment: I looked in your FAQ but didn't see this question:

Do you get a lot of hate mail from people who don't believe your
refutation of various legends? Perhaps you should post some. I'm sure it
would be entertaining!

Did you invite that guy to visit the message board?

I visited the main site weekly for over a year before I clicked on that yellow Post It Note icon.

Edited to add quote, since snopes posted a new Comment while I was typing.

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quote:
Originally posted by Spam & Cookies-mmm:

I visited the main site weekly for over a year before I clicked on that yellow Post It Note icon.

Heh, me too, I've been visiting for at least that long. Only I checked it every morning as soon as I got to work to check on the "What's New" stuff. If I had time during the day, then I would play "Random Roulette" with the random button. It was only when that broke (changed? I dunno, it quit giving me the click again banner...) a few weeks ago that I decided to register.

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Same here... then I lurked before being convinced by a long time member (a friend of mine) to finally join.

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Comment: Good afternoon.

My wonderful wife just commented on some 'glurge' that had recently been
forwarded to her. I was completely unfamiliar with the term, but have
instantly fallen in love with it.

I would like to suggest that you add a verb form, if you are the creators
of the term. Those forwarding glurge could be said to be
'reglurgitating,' I believe, tying the process to my uncontrollable
reaction to it.

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Comment: Do you get updates from snopes. Some of these are really good So, I will just send them all.
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quote:
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Comment: Do you get updates from snopes. Some of these are really good So, I will just send them all.

Yeah, snopes, do you get updates from a website that you are a co-webmaster of?

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Comment: Go to Snopes (via google) and search for cash from Bill Gates.
This attorney version is just another update of an old hoax

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Comment: The site is pretty good with a few exceptions. You should have a
sections for urban legands and rumors about the US Government. They are
getting away with so much shit and some of it needs to be exposed.

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You should have a sections for urban legands and rumors about the US Government. They are getting away with so much shit and some of it needs to be exposed.
While you're at it, maybe you could include some ULs about Hollywood as well. [fish]
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Comment: All of your various pages should show a date of last update so
that readers can know how up to daye your comments and ratings are.
Especially you should do this as some of your pages make reference to
matters that are now or may be discontinued at some future time.

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