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(smh.com.au)   ABC annouces Doris Day is dead by mistake   (smh.com.au) divider line 42
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2002-02-01 04:24:12 PM  
I remember Doris before she became a virgin.
 
2002-02-01 04:24:23 PM  
We all know American news organizations are so reputable, they would never make a mistake like that.

*ducks*
 
2002-02-01 04:26:40 PM  
Big deal. Abe Vigoda gets that all the time.
 
2002-02-01 04:26:41 PM  
What a surprise. Idiots..
 
2002-02-01 04:27:41 PM  
Hoju..Bobe hope too...
 
2002-02-01 04:27:49 PM  
I thought she was dead too. Oh well, mazel-tov Doris.
 
2002-02-01 04:28:14 PM  
Benji Returns!!!!!
I have been waiting and waiting.
 
2002-02-01 04:28:53 PM  
Shot by kidnapping terrorists?
 
2002-02-01 04:32:00 PM  
What? Hell, I thought she was dead a long time ago..
 
2002-02-01 04:33:32 PM  
Ooopsie, my bad. :)
 
2002-02-01 04:33:49 PM  

From the same link:

Not only is President George Bush scoring high in popularity ratings, his vocabulary has improved, too.

The Princeton Review - a listed US company that prepares students for school and university exams - analysed the words used by Bush in Tuesday's State of the Union speech.

Analysts found Bush was now speaking at the level of a year 10 student - a considerable improvement from the 6th-grade level language of several speeches he made last year. At this rate, said Princeton's chief executive, John Katzman, Bush "will almost certainly graduate within the next three to seven years".


Lova ya Doris.

[image from ohiobio.org too old to be available]
 
2002-02-01 04:34:13 PM  
Wow, google searches can turn up some really weird shiat.
 
2002-02-01 04:35:37 PM  
Too busy to read the article. So, is she mistakenly dead or just mistakenly reported as dead.

The reports of her virginity were greatly exaggerated.
 
2002-02-01 04:37:01 PM  
How can they tell?
 
2002-02-01 04:40:32 PM  
Who the hell is Doris Day?
 
2002-02-01 04:44:39 PM  
So, that's the woman walking around Carmel saying "Brains, brains".
 
2002-02-01 04:44:42 PM  
Doris Day isn't really dead? Then my operatives have failed...back to the drawing board!
 
2002-02-01 04:49:45 PM  
Well if she isn't she should be soon go ahead and throw her in the ground now to save time that whole carrying dead weight thing sucks.
 
2002-02-01 04:51:16 PM  
[image from smh.com.au too old to be available]

Speaking of which, this is the person who claimed Doris Day was dead, from a link at the end of the article. She doesn't look too stupid, does she?

 
2002-02-01 04:57:10 PM  
Analysts found Bush was now speaking at the level of a year 10 student - a considerable improvement from the 6th-grade level language of several speeches he made last year.

But he was reading someone else's big words off a Prompter. Wait till he uses his own words again, and watch the levels drop.

Not to jack a thread here. Resume Doris Daying...
 
2002-02-01 04:59:15 PM  
Doris was awesome! Those movies with James Garner were classic comedies. Glad she's still around.
 
2002-02-01 05:04:41 PM  
Oh well... whatever will be will be... The future's not ours to tell, anyway. I guess you could say... Que sera, sera.
 
2002-02-01 05:10:18 PM  
Damn! Batmn42 just beat me.
 
2002-02-01 05:15:28 PM  
"Doris Day" article... "Grease" pic... isn't there a Doris Day ref in one of the Grease songs? "Look at me, I'm Sandra Dee". Six Degrees of Fark.
 
2002-02-01 05:17:27 PM  
Wow I can't believe my level of articulation is several times that of our president.......
ahahahaha thats just farking hilarious
 
2002-02-01 05:34:00 PM  
What's farking hilarious is that you buy into that garbage.
And I like your name. It's scary.
 
2002-02-01 05:38:07 PM  
I enjoyed the part of the article where they asked her agent to prove she's not dead.
 
2002-02-01 05:47:15 PM  
They reported that she was dead by mistake. They later retracted the statement and said she was dead on purpose.

I hope that clears things up..
 
2002-02-01 05:52:46 PM  
Que sera, sera.
 
2002-02-01 06:06:36 PM  
[image from smh.com.au too old to be available]
Any one smell a photoshop?
 
2002-02-01 06:10:59 PM  
I suppose they are going to try to tell us that Rock Hudson is dead, too.

*Begin homophobe thread here.
 
2002-02-01 06:35:51 PM  
"ABC annouces Doris Day is dead by mistake"

Does that mean: ABC announces, "Doris Day is dead by mistake"

or: By mistake, ABC announces, "Doris Day is dead"
 
2002-02-01 07:38:33 PM  
This has actually happened before, though I'm trying to remember who the last person was... Basically, they work on obits for older, prominent people for when they do actually go so they don't have to scurry around and do them later all in a tizzy and what not. I am completely serious about this. I believe all the networks do it, and perhaps even the AP and their ilk as well.
 
2002-02-01 08:22:42 PM  
Keefer, that's like that SNL skit a few years ago with Dana Carvey (as Brokaw) doing different takes on how Gerald Ford might die in case he dies while Brokaw is on vacation or something.
 
SGF
2002-02-01 08:46:40 PM  
Not to be confused with dead on purpose?
 
2002-02-01 08:55:39 PM  
I just played "Que Sera, Sera" backwards and it said "Dorrrrrissss is deadddddddd!"
 
SGF
2002-02-01 09:03:40 PM  
Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.
 
2002-02-01 09:10:06 PM  
You mean she's not?
 
Mos
2002-02-01 09:43:03 PM  
Uh, guess what? The "Princeton Review" thing is fake. How do I know?


Where is the article? review.com (Princeton Review's site) has NOTHING on it. A search for "President Bush" and "Bush" reveals only a couple of articles, none of which have anything at all, whatsoever, to do with his vocabulary.

Second, why would The Princeton Review review George W. Bush's vocabulary? What part of that has anything at all to do with college? Hello, is anyone paying attention?

Finally, Bush does not, and never has, like most politicians, make his own speeches. They are written by speech writers, not surprisingly. The delivery of the speeches is a totally different topic, though.

So in conclusion, if you believed it, you lose.
 
2002-02-01 10:37:55 PM  
Mos: Urban legends...lefties love 'em.

Actually, a lot of what goes on in Ivy League schools has very little to do with learning. They have to program you to be good little socialists first.
 
2002-02-02 12:14:05 PM  
Not dead, but Doris Day *is* running for the party again.

[image from canada-acsus.plattsburgh.edu too old to be available]
 
2002-02-07 03:44:41 AM  
Last week someone on ABC radio said, "Einstein was proven right again - To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction".
 
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