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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 08:18:36 AM  
Elementary.

Gov. Christie is a time lord.

or

Gov. Christie *ate* a time lord.
 
2013-04-22 08:19:44 AM  
I loved the original Scooby Doo. Shaggy was a total stoner. He always had the munchies and thought his dog could talk.

On the other hand, Scrappy Doo sits upon a throne of skulls and torments the souls of the damned.
 
2013-04-22 08:27:57 AM  
[qutoe] 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
No butt hurt, like liberal butt hurt


Ignored by subby:
Michelle Obama watched the Olympics while sitting on her daddy's lap
Claim:
"Some of my best memories are sitting on my dad's lap," Michelle Obama told the International Olympic Committee, "cheering on Olga and Nadia, Carl Lewis, and others for their brilliance and perfection."

Fact: Mrs. Obama was 20 years old when Lewis first competed in the Olympics in 1984
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Hillary Clinton named after Sir Edmund Hillary
Claim: The first lady said her mother had read about the famous climber and knew his name had two L's. So when I was born, she called me Hillary and always told me, 'It's because of Sir Edmund Hillary,' Hillary Clinton reported."

Fact: Edmund Hillary was a relatively unknown beekeeper in New Zealand in 1947 when Hillary Clinton was born. He didn't become the first man to scale Mt Everest until 1953.
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Bill Clinton and the Arkansas church burnings
Claim:
During a weekly Oval Office radio address on June 8th, 1996, Clinton told his audience that 'I have vivid and painful memories of black churches being burned in my own state when I was a child.

Fact: The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported the following day that there was no evidence available of a black church ever being burned down in Arkansas."
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Al Gore's "Union Label" lullaby
Claim:
Al Gore claims that his "mama" used to sing him to sleep with a lullaby called "Look For The Union Label."

Fact: the theme song in an ad campaign for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and wasn't written until Gore was 27 years old.
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Hillary ran for cover in Bosnia
Claim:
"I certainly do remember that trip to Bosnia," Hillary said, "and ... there was a saying around the White House that if a place was too small, too poor, or too dangerous, the president couldn't go, so send the First Lady. That's where we went. I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base."

Fact: Sheryl Crow, and comedian Sinbad who both accompanied hillary have called her a liar and that they were not under fire nor did they even feel threatened.
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2013-04-22 08:28:17 AM  

Gunny Walker: 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?


HEY! How about a spoiler warning, jackass?
 
2013-04-22 08:28:35 AM  
Well he could've taught the kid how to spell potatoe or retell his story of his inventing the internet, but all he did was connect with a kid over a show.  Oh sorry, I am not showing outrage.  Fry him, kick him out of office and search for some criminal charges so severe his grandchildren won't be able to run for class president.  Then he'll learn the importance of never misspeaking again.  Is that better idiot article writer?
 
2013-04-22 08:32:54 AM  

OnlyM3: Michelle Obama watched the Olympics while sitting on her daddy's lap
Claim: "Some of my best memories are sitting on my dad's lap," Michelle Obama told the International Olympic Committee, "cheering on Olga and Nadia, Carl Lewis, and others for their brilliance and perfection."

Fact: Mrs. Obama was 20 years old when Lewis first competed in the Olympics in 1984


You don't know how her family rolls.
 
2013-04-22 08:33:28 AM  
This is an outrage?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-04-22 08:35:36 AM  
He ate the original Scooby Doo, otherwise it would have premiered in 1964.
 
2013-04-22 08:35:41 AM  
Like, give me liberty... or give me pizza pie.
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-04-22 08:35:51 AM  
i guess he wasn't ready for alcohol at 21.  just another reason to raise the drinking age
 
2013-04-22 08:36:36 AM  
And Christie would have gotten away with the mistake too, if it wasn't for those meddling kids!
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-04-22 08:37:17 AM  

lack of warmth: OnlyM3: Michelle Obama watched the Olympics while sitting on her daddy's lap
Claim: "Some of my best memories are sitting on my dad's lap," Michelle Obama told the International Olympic Committee, "cheering on Olga and Nadia, Carl Lewis, and others for their brilliance and perfection."

Fact: Mrs. Obama was 20 years old when Lewis first competed in the Olympics in 1984

You don't know how her family rolls.


No.. you have it wrong...

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-22 08:40:13 AM  

Lsherm: Seriously?  I think we can forgive this slip.


If Obama had said something similar, the GOP would be calling for a series of hearings, each longer and more pointless than the last.
 
2013-04-22 08:44:48 AM  

nekom: Lsherm: Seriously?  I think we can forgive this slip.

If Obama had said something similar, the GOP would be calling for a series of hearings, each longer and more pointless than the last.


===========

At least they'd stop talking about Benghazi.
 
2013-04-22 08:50:14 AM  
I would have been 4 years old then. Although I think my favourite was H.R. Pufnstuf, even though Witchie Poo gave me nightmares.
 
2013-04-22 08:52:58 AM  
So, Sarah Palin is now automatically Governor of New Jersey
 
2013-04-22 08:55:58 AM  

OnlyM3: blah.blah.blah.


Go fark your self
 
2013-04-22 09:17:11 AM  
Atom ant was the shiat! H.R. Pufnstuf was trippy enough that even as I kid I was wondering if there wasn't something "else" going on that I could really understand. Speed racer just made me hate anime for the rest of my life.
 
2013-04-22 09:18:23 AM  

thorthor: Atom ant was the shiat! H.R. Pufnstuf was trippy enough that even as I kid I was wondering if there wasn't something "else" going on that I could really understand. Speed racer just made me hate anime for the rest of my life.


Couldn't understand. Oops.
 
2013-04-22 09:25:08 AM  

Fissile: You really want Christie as president?


No, not really.
 
2013-04-22 09:25:13 AM  
And he would have gotten away with it too if it hadn't have been for those darned meddling political hacks over at PoliFact...
 
2013-04-22 09:28:50 AM  

RobSeace: [content.internetvideoarchive.com image 320x240]

'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.


Now that I think about it, I think Arthur Dent is based on an amalgamation of Shaggy and Scooby.
 
2013-04-22 09:36:35 AM  
My favorite show growing up was Six Million Dollar Man.. I couldn't tell you how old I was.
Then Charlie's Angels came along... when puberty hit; perfect timing.
 
2013-04-22 09:38:27 AM  
Three or four years is a lot less of your life when your're in your forties than it is when you're in your twenties.

/DNRTFA
 
2013-04-22 09:42:16 AM  
On a similar topic, I've been trying to figure out the name of a cartoon character (or the name of the show). This character is a dog, sidekick, non-speaking part. I think it's also a Hanna-Barbara character but definitely NOT Scooby. The main characters would try use this dog to find villains but he would be completely uncooperative until you gave him a special treat. Upon eating the treat, the dog would hug himself tightly, making "Mmmmmm-mmmmmm" sounds, rock back and forth and eventually rocket straight up into the air and then float gently back to earth.
 
2013-04-22 09:52:13 AM  

RobSeace: [content.internetvideoarchive.com image 320x240]

'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.


I wonder if Rincewind count would count? It's a stretch to call it "literature" but I think Pratchett is at least on par with Scooby-Doo
 
2013-04-22 09:53:54 AM  
You know quiet Velma would have been a freak in the sack.
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
/Yes, I'm just here to pervert your childhood memories
 
2013-04-22 10:18:19 AM  

bhcompy: Now that I think about it, I think Arthur Dent is based on an amalgamation of Shaggy and Scooby.


Arthur's got the cowardice, but he's not particularly "upbeat"... (Though, if he could only get a cup of tea somewhere, he might just be as upbeat as those stoners with their endless supply of scooby snacks!)

JRaynor: I wonder if Rincewind count would count? It's a stretch to call it "literature" but I think Pratchett is at least on par with Scooby-Doo


Hmmm, maybe... I'm not sure if one really identifies with Rincewind, though... I sadly haven't read any of the books (I know, shameful), and only know the character from the British TV adaptation of "The Colour of Magic", but I didn't really identify with him much based on that... *shrug*
 
2013-04-22 10:22:00 AM  

OnlyM3: [qutoe] 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
No butt hurt, like liberal butt hurt


Ignored by subby:
Michelle Obama watched the Olympics while sitting on her daddy's lap
Claim: "Some of my best memories are sitting on my dad's lap," Michelle Obama told the International Olympic Committee, "cheering on Olga and Nadia, Carl Lewis, and others for their brilliance and perfection."

Fact: Mrs. Obama was 20 years old when Lewis first competed in the Olympics in 1984
-----------------------------------------------------
Hillary Clinton named after Sir Edmund Hillary
Claim: The first lady said her mother had read about the famous climber and knew his name had two L's. So when I was born, she called me Hillary and always told me, 'It's because of Sir Edmund Hillary,' Hillary Clinton reported."

Fact: Edmund Hillary was a relatively unknown beekeeper in New Zealand in 1947 when Hillary Clinton was born. He didn't become the first man to scale Mt Everest until 1953.
-----------------------------------------------------
Bill Clinton and the Arkansas church burnings
Claim: During a weekly Oval Office radio address on June 8th, 1996, Clinton told his audience that 'I have vivid and painful memories of black churches being burned in my own state when I was a child.

Fact: The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported the following day that there was no evidence available of a black church ever being burned down in Arkansas."
-----------------------------------------------------
Al Gore's "Union Label" lullaby
Claim:Al Gore claims that his "mama" used to sing him to sleep with a lullaby called "Look For The Union Label."

Fact: the theme song in an ad campaign for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and wasn't written until Gore was 27 years old.
-----------------------------------------------------
Hillary ran for cover in Bosnia
Claim: "I certainly d ...


It's no fair holding democrats to the same standards as republicans.  Besides, a gaffe is a gaffe.  A person messing up which cartoon they watched when they were 4 is absolutely the same as a person being off by 15 years when talking about the olympics or making up attacks to generate sympathy.
 
2013-04-22 10:25:06 AM  

RobSeace: bhcompy: Now that I think about it, I think Arthur Dent is based on an amalgamation of Shaggy and Scooby.

Arthur's got the cowardice, but he's not particularly "upbeat"... (Though, if he could only get a cup of tea somewhere, he might just be as upbeat as those stoners with their endless supply of scooby snacks!)


Well, in Mostly Harmless he's pretty upbeat.

/I realize that some people pretend that Mostly Harmless doesn't exist
 
2013-04-22 10:25:25 AM  

nmemkha: 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.


sCRAPPY
 
2013-04-22 10:28:53 AM  
My son is 7 and Scooby has been the center of his universe going on 3 years now. If its got Scooby Doo on it, he probably owns it.

/Only child, heavily indulged
 
2013-04-22 10:30:32 AM  

cygnusx13: nmemkha: 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.

sCRAPPY


img261.imageshack.us
 
2013-04-22 10:32:02 AM  
I am proudly liberal.......but this mistake by Chris Christie is not outrage worthy.  Most liberals I know would laugh about it but now use it to paint him as a liar or anything.  Most liberals that I know are not that petty.

/ I realize anecdotal evidence does not always match up to statistics but if someone is taking a poll of this crapola, then they need to get a life
//Yes, I said "most" as there are always exceptions to rules
///slashies come in threes......duh.
 
2013-04-22 10:37:28 AM  
OnlyM3: [qutoe] 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
No butt hurt, like liberal butt hurt


No moron like a Conservative moron.
 
2013-04-22 10:38:20 AM  
thenewmissus: I am proudly liberal.......but this mistake by Chris Christie is not outrage worthy.  Most liberals I know would laugh about it but now notuse it to paint him as a liar or anything.  Most liberals that I know are not that petty.

/ I realize anecdotal evidence does not always match up to statistics but if someone is taking a poll of this crapola, then they need to get a life
//Yes, I said "most" as there are always exceptions to rules
///slashies come in threes......duh.

FTFM.............And Scooby Doo rocked......and so did Looney Tunes.........and The Flintstones...........And G-Force...............and The Jetsons.  There are some honorable mentions as well but the list would be too long to name.  I still watch Looney Tunes on Cartoon Network.
 
2013-04-22 10:42:43 AM  
Scoobygate?
 
2013-04-22 10:43:34 AM  

bhcompy: Well, in Mostly Harmless he's pretty upbeat.

/I realize that some people pretend that Mostly Harmless doesn't exist


Ah, yes, as the Sandwich Maker from Bob...

/I like MH... Still haven't read "And Another Thing" yet, though...
//Not sure I ever will...
 
2013-04-22 10:47:23 AM  

Wrath of Heaven: You know quiet Velma would have been a freak in the sack.
[encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 259x194]


*fap*
 
2013-04-22 10:48:00 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.


It is quite odd when they check a discrete, verifiable fact instead of writing an opinion piece and just called it a "fact check".
 
2013-04-22 10:53:20 AM  

NutWrench: On a similar topic, I've been trying to figure out the name of a cartoon character (or the name of the show). This character is a dog, sidekick, non-speaking part. I think it's also a Hanna-Barbara character but definitely NOT Scooby. The main characters would try use this dog to find villains but he would be completely uncooperative until you gave him a special treat. Upon eating the treat, the dog would hug himself tightly, making "Mmmmmm-mmmmmm" sounds, rock back and forth and eventually rocket straight up into the air and then float gently back to earth.


snuffles is the name
 
2013-04-22 10:57:00 AM  
that man never drank a Duff in his life!
 
2013-04-22 10:57:07 AM  

pedrop357: OnlyM3: [qutoe] 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
No butt hurt, like liberal butt hurt


Ignored by subby:
Michelle Obama watched the Olympics while sitting on her daddy's lap
Claim: "Some of my best memories are sitting on my dad's lap," Michelle Obama told the International Olympic Committee, "cheering on Olga and Nadia, Carl Lewis, and others for their brilliance and perfection."

Fact: Mrs. Obama was 20 years old when Lewis first competed in the Olympics in 1984
-----------------------------------------------------
Hillary Clinton named after Sir Edmund Hillary
Claim: The first lady said her mother had read about the famous climber and knew his name had two L's. So when I was born, she called me Hillary and always told me, 'It's because of Sir Edmund Hillary,' Hillary Clinton reported."

Fact: Edmund Hillary was a relatively unknown beekeeper in New Zealand in 1947 when Hillary Clinton was born. He didn't become the first man to scale Mt Everest until 1953.
-----------------------------------------------------
Bill Clinton and the Arkansas church burnings
Claim: During a weekly Oval Office radio address on June 8th, 1996, Clinton told his audience that 'I have vivid and painful memories of black churches being burned in my own state when I was a child.

Fact: The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported the following day that there was no evidence available of a black church ever being burned down in Arkansas."
-----------------------------------------------------
Al Gore's "Union Label" lullaby
Claim:Al Gore claims that his "mama" used to sing him to sleep with a lullaby called "Look For The Union Label."

Fact: the theme song in an ad campaign for the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and wasn't written until Gore was 27 years old.
-----------------------------------------------------
Hillary ran for cover in Bosnia
Claim: "I certai ...


Indeed.  Lying or exaggerating to connect to a union or minority vote is totally the same as lying about what year you watched a cartoon.

I think that Christie was trying to deceive the influential scooby doo swing voter.
 
2013-04-22 10:58:53 AM  

iheartscotch: Booooooooooo!

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

Booooooooooooooooooooo!

/ Booooooooooooooo!


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-22 11:03:09 AM  
I think my fav were mighty mouse, popeye, Tom and Jerry etc.. later He-Man, Transformers, Thundercats etc.. but I was much older then
 
2013-04-22 11:07:15 AM  

Lsherm: Seriously?  I think we can forgive this slip.


yeah, for everything this fat fark has done, this is nothing.  I forget how old I am now, for Christ's sake.
 
2013-04-22 11:11:21 AM  

robohobo: Where Are You, Scooby-Doo? is STILL awesome. I watch at least an episode every day, along with old school Sesame Street,


dafuq
 
2013-04-22 11:17:10 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.


If you're going to troll, don't make it so gottverdammpt obvious.

/Would some kind Deutschelander kindly check my spelling/usage there?
 
2013-04-22 11:26:09 AM  
"Ronald Reagan!" --Scooby Doo, asked to name the lead singer in Steely Dan

--Ken Jennings (@KenJennings)
 
2013-04-22 11:31:48 AM  
lack of warmth

OnlyM3: Michelle Obama watched the Olympics while sitting on her daddy's lap
Claim: "Some of my best memories are sitting on my dad's lap," Michelle Obama told the International Olympic Committee, "cheering on Olga and Nadia, Carl Lewis, and others for their brilliance and perfection."

Fact: Mrs. Obama was 20 years old when Lewis first competed in the Olympics in 1984

You don't know how her family rolls.

www.upl.co

BigBooper

OnlyM3: blah.blah.blah.

Go fark your self
ohhh aren't you cute. Point out a guy forgot what age he was when he watched a cartoon and cue righteous indignation whargarrrble.

Point out you moon bats lie to boost your ego and to impress your uninformed / unquestioning flock burn the witch

such hypocrites. But on the plus side, you are amusing.
 
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