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Old 09-26-2010, 03:42 AM   #11
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I worked with a guy once that claimed Johnny Cochran almost represented his brother for some stupid crime like theft and that he backed out at the last minute so his brother is now doing time. This coming from a guy in his mid-twenties with no front teeth and works graveyard clean up at a sawmill in Philomath OR.

 
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:47 AM   #12
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Pink fly swatters work best for fly killing because flys can't see pink.

That one is actually true. Try it.
i have one eyebrow raised at the moment!

 
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:48 AM   #13
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A compete or almost complete collection can be found at snopes I use this site and have debunked a lot of those myths.

http://snopes.com/

Couldn't find the pink flyswatter one....

 
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Old 09-26-2010, 03:55 AM   #14
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Loud motorcycles can affect your happiness!
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:44 PM   #15
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Alright well I was out washing my car today and I was thinking about this thread and some statements my supervisor makes. They might not all my urban myths, some are just incorrect, ignorant and sometimes offensive comments. So, on with the list...

"All wireless networks fail in any type of storm; that's why I hard wire everything".

"Microsoft purposely makes computers that are vulnerable to all types of virus attacks to make more money selling you stuff you don't need."

"All Irish are racist alcoholics." (Yeah, I'm Irish)

"All corporate employees make 300K a year and people who work in administration make about 100K a year. Everyone else makes minimum wage"

"People in the military have a hard time finding jobs because they're not as smart as everyone else; that's why they have to join the military." (He said this one to a mother of a son whose done 3 tours in Iraq)

"The only place to get reliable auto service is at the dealership."

"You can't turn on a computer, TV, etc if its connected to something else." (Ex: He thinks you'll ruin a DVD player if you turn on a TV while the DVD player is plugged into it)

"Heineken will get you drunker than any other beer; that stuff is like 10%"

"Black people wipe the color of them when drying off after a shower." (No ****, that's honestly what he said)

"Gay men want to have sex with all other men"


There's a lot more but lately I've been tuning him out when he talks...

 
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Old 09-26-2010, 08:56 PM   #16
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There was a guy at the place I used to work who was ultra-conservative. I guess he was new to the interwebs. He would come in with all the latest facts from the "Letter" (Email) he had just received.

Obama is was a member of a Kenyan terrorist organization

There is an upper level of democrats with a secret tattoo that identifies them to each other.

911 was a Jewish plot that was hatched in Hollywood.

It was all really quite funny after I got over the trauma of my head exploding. I don't know what site he was visiting that sent him these emails. I couldn't find them on snopes.

 
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:02 PM   #17
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A compete or almost complete collection can be found at snopes I use this site and have debunked a lot of those myths.
Ain't it a surprise though when you find one that turns out to be true or at least feasible!

 
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:14 PM   #18
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I have heard that spelling favorite wrong will make it so all of your beer will get infected.
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:16 PM   #19
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I have heard that spelling favorite wrong will make it so all of your beer will get infected.
And yawning helps yeast multiply.

 
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:25 PM   #20
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if you don't masturbate, you WILL go blind!

strike that. reverse it. no wait?? that's not it either.
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