How not to buy a brick in a box off the back of a truck.
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Something I've been thinking about for a bit and this thread
http://skepticalcommunity.com/phpbb2/vi ... hp?t=25582
brought back to the front of my mind.
Nyarlathotep wrote: ed wrote:
Nyarlathotep wrote:Wasn't he the one that sparked a minor scandal when he was on his show and told all the kids to get the green pieces of paper from their parents' wallets and send them to him?
If that's the one I am thinking of, I always kind of like him.
Thought that that was an urban legend.
Now you made me look it up. Snopes says otherwise
I think we need a thread of urban myths that turn out to be true. Things like what Soupy said or the Newlywed "In the Bum" story.
I actually looked at Snopes one day and tried to find true stuff, but they don't seem to sort it that way.
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The "In the bum" one was interesting, because it was resolved well after I became familiar with the Snopes site--they leaned heavily against its truth, based on a standing challenge for anyone to find evidence.
Most anecdotal evidence they were offered post-dated the myth... then finally something real came through that explained it.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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