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#148257 - 09/27/05 09:19 AM Re: Mister Ed
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from The Repository of Lost Legends (TRoLL for short).

-ron obvious


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#148258 - 09/27/05 05:41 PM Re: Mister Ed
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TRoLL for short

Check it out here:

http://snopes.com/lost/false.htm


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#148259 - 09/27/05 07:54 PM Re: Mister Ed
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Likewise, members of the clergy, police officers, and anyone else you might instinctively view as inherently trustworthy authority figures have time and again proved they were just as capable as anyone of passing along misinformation as if it were fact.

Well, maybe police officers and anyone else ...


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#148260 - 09/27/05 09:34 PM Re: An 8th grade education
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From the snopes article on Mr. Ed:

The difficulty in resolving closely integrated black and white images on non-color television receivers was one of the primary reasons NFL games were not regularly televised until the mid-1960s, when sales of color TV sets started to outstrip those of black-and-white models. When black-and-white television predominated in the nation's living rooms, football games were too often disrupted when players ran into the referees, whose black-and-white striped uniform tops made them nearly invisible to onlookers.

I don't understand this. Assuming that it is true that the refs' uniforms did make them nearly invisible to viewers (and the zebra didn't become invisible, it just looked like a pale-coloured horse), surely the players would still be able to see them.

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#148261 - 09/27/05 10:18 PM Re: An 8th grade education
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>surely the players would still be able to see them.

the whole thing is an admixture of codswallop and hogwash. do you expect it to hold together consistently as well??


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#148262 - 09/27/05 10:39 PM Re: An 8th grade education
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It was a game of hogwash? Where were the choices? Where do we send our votes?

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#148263 - 09/28/05 12:22 AM Re: An 8th grade education
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I have a recipe for codswallop. It is very salty and has to be soaked overnight in water to draw off the salinity before cooking it in hard liquor, which is what gives it the wallop.



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#148264 - 09/28/05 06:00 AM Re: An 8th grade education
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a recipe for codswallop

Does it call for lutefisk?


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#148265 - 09/28/05 07:48 AM Re: An 8th grade education
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wallop, v. intr., to move in a rolling, clumsy manner; waddle; to boil noisily, used of a liquid.

'talking as much sense as the the sound of hard boiling cod': "Cod's wallop" coined by North Atlantic fishers.

Just a thought, of course.


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#148266 - 09/28/05 08:43 AM Re: An 8th grade education
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Return with me to the prehistoric time when the first human in Norway decided to make lutefisk. One wonders what he/she was thinking. It made sense to pick berries and eat them. It made sense to drink the milk of goats. It made sense to roast a little wooly mammoth over a fire and eat that. But lutefisk?

That prehistoric Norwegian caught a cod, cleaned it, boned it, salted it, and dried it. Then he/she soaked it in lye. Honest to God! He took a can of what would later become the most popular drain cleaner in the world and put his/her food in it for a while. The smell alone was enough to drive invaders back from Norwegian borders.

You just gotta wonder.


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