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(Politifact)   NJ governor Chris Christie claims his favorite cartoon as a 4-year-old was 'Scooby Doo.' However, Scooby Doo did not premiere until 1969, when he was 7. RUH-ROH   (politifact.com) divider line 120
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2013-04-22 01:10:58 AM
Seriously?  I think we can forgive this slip.
 
2013-04-22 01:25:53 AM
Rooby Roo was my favorite cartoon as a kid, we used to watch it all the time.  In 1969 I turned 11, I would have sworn I was watching it when I was 8 or 9.

So yeah, I can forgive the slip.
 
2013-04-22 01:38:03 AM
I recall being 7 when I first watched Scooby-Doo, which was in 1969.
 
2013-04-22 01:47:34 AM
I don't remember much of anything from when I was four.
 
2013-04-22 06:07:49 AM
How did this story miss the Newsflash tag?
 
2013-04-22 06:09:22 AM
Where Are You, Scooby-Doo? is STILL awesome. I watch at least an episode every day, along with old school Sesame Street,

/why yes I AM a stoner
 
2013-04-22 06:10:00 AM
I can recall a vague memory of attending my step-dad's swearing in of the UAW and people around me asking me what my favorite cartoon was and telling them is was scooby doo as well... I was 4 or 5 at the time... however that was in the 70's so doesn't count...
 
2013-04-22 06:13:47 AM
Yeah, my memory of what cartoons I was into before I turned 10 is hazy at best. Lots of Superfriends, lots of Scooby-Doo, lots of Battle of the Planets, but if you asked me to actually put a time frame on any of them, I'd be completely at a loss.

No outrage from this farklib.
 
2013-04-22 06:15:45 AM

sumida sublight: Yeah, my memory of what cartoons I was into before I turned 10 is hazy at best. Lots of Superfriends, lots of Scooby-Doo, lots of Battle of the Planets, but if you asked me to actually put a time frame on any of them, I'd be completely at a loss.

No outrage from this farklib.


I should add, it probably doesn't help that through my whole childhood, I lived in the same house and my parents worked at the same jobs, so there weren't any big reference points to frame my Saturday morning routine against.
 
2013-04-22 06:18:28 AM
I'd be president now if it weren't for you damn kids!
 
2013-04-22 06:25:08 AM
My dad is a huuuge Scooby Doo nut.  I've always promised myself that if I ever "make it big" or you know, get a real job that pays more than I need, I'd buy a Mystery Machine looking van, have it completely done up and give it to him for his birthday one year.  Of course he looks more like Old Man Jenkins than Shaggy these days, but I'm sure he'd still go for a ride for a few Scooby Snacks.
 
2013-04-22 06:28:14 AM
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2013-04-22 06:29:39 AM

gadian: My dad is a huuuge Scooby Doo nut.  I've always promised myself that if I ever "make it big" or you know, get a real job that pays more than I need, I'd buy a Mystery Machine looking van, have it completely done up and give it to him for his birthday one year.  Of course he looks more like Old Man Jenkins than Shaggy these days, but I'm sure he'd still go for a ride for a few Scooby Snacks.


Future Rich You is the Best. Son. Evar.
 
2013-04-22 06:31:13 AM
Well, that's certainly enough for an impeachment. I'll make some calls and get things started.
 
2013-04-22 06:32:38 AM
i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-04-22 06:36:14 AM

yourmomlovestetris: Future Rich You is the Best. Son. Evar.


Daughter.  But current poor me hopes he'd agree with the sentiment.
 
2013-04-22 06:42:15 AM
I think the bigger story here is that for the first time in a very long time, the media actually did some fact checking.
 
2013-04-22 06:51:25 AM

Driedsponge: I think the bigger story here is that for the first time in a very long time, the media actually did some fact checking.


But it was for a non-profits that no intelligent person should care about, so it ends up being a wash.
 
2013-04-22 06:51:25 AM
Booooooooooo!

I don't like his politics; so, let's crucify him for making a little flub!

Booooooooooooooooooooo!

/ Booooooooooooooo!
 
2013-04-22 06:51:25 AM
fark Scrappy though.
 
2013-04-22 06:55:26 AM
Oh come on someone HAS to outraged at this it's like the rule
 
2013-04-22 06:56:58 AM

iheartscotch: Booooooooooo!

I don't like his politics; so, let's crucify him for making a little flub!

Booooooooooooooooooooo!

/ Booooooooooooooo!


Giving him a pass is crucifying him? Damn! Tough room.
 
2013-04-22 07:00:14 AM

Candygram for Mongo: fark Scrappy though.


Scrappy is an abomination that took Scooby from tolerably camp to pants shiattingly stupid. Even my seven year old self wouldn't watch any Scooby cartoon with scrappy in it.
 
2013-04-22 07:00:44 AM

More_Like_A_Stain: iheartscotch: Booooooooooo!

I don't like his politics; so, let's crucify him for making a little flub!

Booooooooooooooooooooo!

/ Booooooooooooooo!

Giving him a pass is crucifying him? Damn! Tough room.


I was being facetious. I was also making a reference to the Princess Bride.
 
2013-04-22 07:07:22 AM
I remember watching Scooby Doo when I was a fetus !!!
 
2013-04-22 07:07:44 AM
When is this administration going to bring this man in front of Senate committee? Somebody needs to ask when Chris Christie if he knew and when did he know the Old Man Smithers was the Ghost?
 
2013-04-22 07:10:25 AM
So, that means that Jon Corazine is automatically Governor again?
 
2013-04-22 07:19:36 AM

DjangoStonereaver: So, that means that Jon Corazine is automatically Governor again?


Jim McGreevey?
 
2013-04-22 07:20:59 AM
When i was 4 my fav cartoon would have been either He-Man or Shirt Tales. At 5-6, it would have been Transformers.
 
2013-04-22 07:26:48 AM
Uhhh, big deal (not)?

Mine was the Herculoids, at least I think that was the cartoon's name. A family living on some other planet with a whole group of sci-fi animals as pets, fighting various alien threats.

/lots of explosions and violence
//just the way cartoons ought to be
 
2013-04-22 07:29:03 AM
Scooby-Doo is probably one of the best ways to introduce kids to the concept of being skeptical of paranormal phenomenon.

If you watch the original TV shows, some of the animated movies, and "What's New, Scooby Doo" and the latest series, you will see that there is a rational, non-supernatural explanation for everything, and it usually centers around someone defrauding people for money.

I had the littlebopper watch it when he was younger, and we *STILL* watch it together as a family (just watched the one with the Space Kook, and the Mummy one last night).

/Hey Girl, you got me runnin'...
 
2013-04-22 07:29:59 AM
Whar original copyright cel? Whar?
 
2013-04-22 07:39:55 AM
This clearly is the nail in Christie's oversize 2016 coffin. No Republican would vote for him now!

Wait, this isn't the gun control thread? Scooby Doo? Really? Who gives a fark?
 
2013-04-22 07:43:35 AM
Fine line between fact-checking and nitpicking. At least Farkers are mostly in the same boat on this one.
 
2013-04-22 07:46:18 AM
Duh, he has netflix.
 
2013-04-22 07:47:39 AM
There's a minor character in Scooby Doo named "Ben Gazi". The scandal runs deeper. What is Chris Christie trying to hide?
 
2013-04-22 07:48:18 AM
RINO deceives audience. News at 11.
 
2013-04-22 07:48:28 AM
I don't remember what my favorite cartoon was when I was 4 or 7 and I am only 22 so I can't really fault him on this.
 
2013-04-22 07:51:45 AM
Scooby-Do, and all Hannah Barbara cartoons, sucked then and suck now. I was 7 when it premiered and already I could tell that much. I was already well hooked on Looney Tunes, and could tell the difference between classically animated shorts made for adults to watch at the movies, and that dreck.

But if you can't BS a 4-year-old to build up his self esteem, who can you BS?  HE gets a pass, and Politifact gets a pass for just goofing on a "scandal." Lighten up, y'all.
 
2013-04-22 07:54:28 AM

Anenu: I don't remember what my favorite cartoon was when I was 4 or 7 and I am only 22 so I can't really fault him on this.


I know I was extremely psyched by the clips from Hong Kong Fuey that were presented in the ABC cartoon preview show. That's one of my strongest memories from that era.
 
2013-04-22 07:56:15 AM
I think my fav at that age was Speed Racer.
 
2013-04-22 07:58:42 AM
I just skimmed it and I guess it's not impossible that reading comprehension has failed me but the article starts out by sarcastically pointing out the insignificance of the flub and the last paragraph is basically: "yeah, he was off a few years but, so what"

Why all the butthurt?
 
2013-04-22 07:59:07 AM
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2013-04-22 08:02:30 AM
I caught a bit of the newest series, and Scooby and the Gang were being shot at by a bunch of terminators. WTH?

//"This isn't your overweight governor's Scooby-Doo."
 
2013-04-22 08:06:55 AM
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'Cause Shaggy and Scooby are interesting characters. They're two of the most major characters in American literature. Because, and I mean this sincerely, and I think it's fantastic, because they are cowards. They are cowardly characters - they believe in cowardice and sandwiches. And can you think of any in the whole realm of the English-speaking literature that are characters like that? Cowardly characters that you identify with. 'Cause you identify with them, you're with them all the way! "Go Shaggy! Go Scooby!" The rest of the guys who drive the van, "fark off!" Scrappy Doo, a Magnum... ( shoots ) "Thank you, Granddad." ( general laughter ) Well remembered.

But Shaggy and Scooby; the only other character, I mean, tell me now if you can think of any character 'cause I'm willing to learn, but somebody mentioned Falstaff. A Shakespearean character! It's that level of greatness! Falstaff, you sort of identify with him, but he has a melancholy with him. But Shaggy and Scooby are upbeat all the time, saying "Rrroh, rroh, Shaggy, Scooby Snack! Rrroww-wow-wow!!" And you love 'em! You're with 'em! There's part of us that's Shaggy and Scooby at every stage of the way.
 
2013-04-22 08:08:25 AM

Cheeseball701: I caught a bit of the newest series, and Scooby and the Gang were being shot at by a bunch of terminators. WTH?

//"This isn't your overweight governor's Scooby-Doo."


I've seen the first season of the newest series, and I like it.  It's interesting because there is actually a story line and sub-plots that run through the series, while maintaining the "It was Person X whose motivation was Y, and there were no real ghosts or monsters".
 
2013-04-22 08:09:52 AM
My favorite show was the Super Nintendo.
/FF4
//Super Mario RPG
///Simcity SNES
 
2013-04-22 08:17:21 AM
This is just an attempt to draw attention away from Christie's real faults and make his detractors look foolish.

Despite all the positive media attention, Christie has been a failure as Gov.   Outside of NJ, the GOP hardcore has labeled him a "RINO",.......Texans will call anyone not twirling a pistol on their finger while wearing a 10 gallon hat a RINO.  Fact is that Christie is solidly in the Koch brothers camp.

Since becoming Gov, Christie gave millionaires a tax cut and provided big corporations with $2.1 billion in tax incentives.  Despite this, NJ has one of the highest unemployment rates in the US, which has only gone down recently because tens of thousands of people have given up looking for jobs.  He paid for these tax cuts by cutting programs to the most vulnerable of the state's residents: Poor children, Poor elderly.  The disabled. The mentally impaired.   New Jersey currently has the second highest percentage of homes in foreclosure...around 8% of all homes in NJ are currently bank owned or soon will be.   New Jersey has the highest out migration of any state in the US.  Christie promised to decrease NJ's insanely high property taxes, but property taxes have increased 20% since he's been governor.  Christie claims to be a "corruption fighter", but he awarded a no-bid contract to a company that's run by a convicted felon to clean up Sandy storm damage.  Christie is currently pushing a scheme to "privatize" the state lottery, even though the feds have stated that such a deal would be illegal.  The Gov has also refused federal money for schools and infrastructure projects because the feds would not allow him to turn over that money to private business with zero government oversight.  It goes on.

Unlike Romney or Ryan, Christie is shrewd enough not to get up in front of the cameras and call the 99% "leaches and parasites" but on all the important issues, Christie is no different than Romney or Ryan.

You really want Christie as president?
 
2013-04-22 08:17:33 AM

mbillips: Scooby-Do, and all Hannah Barbara cartoons, sucked then and suck now. I was 7 when it premiered and already I could tell that much. I was already well hooked on Looney Tunes, and could tell the difference between classically animated shorts made for adults to watch at the movies, and that dreck.

But if you can't BS a 4-year-old to build up his self esteem, who can you BS?  HE gets a pass, and Politifact gets a pass for just goofing on a "scandal." Lighten up, y'all.


You sound like you were a miserably un-fun seven year old.
 
2013-04-22 08:18:25 AM
I was much more of a Clutch Cargo, Tom Terrific, Deputy Dawg, Sherman and Peabody sorta guy.   By the time Scooby Doo came out I was into bicycles and trying to figure out how to bone the girl next door.

What did Penny and Sky King do alllll those lazy afternoons in the SongBird anyway?
 
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