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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  
imgace.com
 
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  
images.sodahead.com
 
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  
content.internetvideoarchive.com

'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?
 
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


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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.
 
2013-04-22 11:34:39 AM  
AverageAmericanGuy
(favorite: Blamed "right wing conspiracy " for Family Research Council shooting after shooter was identified as liberal )


RINO deceives audience. News at 11.

This coming from the guy who days after the Family Research Council shooter was identified as a left wing gay rights activist. You have no room to talk about liars.
 
2013-04-22 11:37:16 AM  

nmemkha: [imgace.com image 540x447]


This
 
2013-04-22 11:45:35 AM  
This is what is newsworthy in America now.
 
2013-04-22 12:15:34 PM  
I don't remember shiat until I was five.
 
2013-04-22 12:51:14 PM  
Such niggling details are how vast conspiracies are unravelled.
 
2013-04-22 01:00:33 PM  
And he would have gotten away with it too, if it had not been for those meddling fact checkers!

/Still remember watching Bullwinkle with my dad.
//Loved the "Hot Wheels" cartoon series eventhough it was just a 1/2 hour commercial.
/// I am old.
 
2013-04-22 01:23:28 PM  

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 ...


Easy answers to "slip-ups"
1. So she was 20.... doesn't mean she didn't do it.
2. So she wasn't given her name at birth, they waited 5 or 6 years.
3. He wasn't in Arkansas at that time.
4. "Mama" still sang him to sleep at 27.
5. They were snipers, only shooting at her. The other 2 weren't targets.
 
2013-04-22 02:12:40 PM  
s1.postimg.org
 
2013-04-22 02:20:06 PM  

DrMemory: snuffles is the name


Thank you!
 
2013-04-22 02:26:25 PM  
Wrath of Heaven: 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


Go ahead, keep on perverting my memories.
 
2013-04-22 02:41:22 PM  

Latinwolf: Wrath of Heaven: 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

Go ahead, keep on perverting my memories.


Yes, pervert them about Daphne too, and while you're at it, why not pervert Josie and the Pussycats.
 
2013-04-22 03:23:23 PM  
That does it- where is his birth certificate?
 
2013-04-22 04:43:56 PM  
So the media has run out of ideas on how to bash Republicans so now they have to critcize his Scooby Doo memory?  Get a life Morans.  Scooby sucked after the first couple of years anyway and really hit it's lowest with Scrappy Doo.
 
2013-04-22 05:30:37 PM  

ram.1500: 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 ...


I believe that Al Gore one.
 
2013-04-22 06:39:36 PM  

Wrath of Heaven: You know quiet Velma would have been a freak in the sack.
[encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 259x194]
/Yes, I'm just here to pervert your childhood memories

Rooby Racks!


1.bp.blogspot.com
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-22 07:46:43 PM  

friday13: 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?


No, seriously, I hated Scooby Do.

1. Hippies. In 1969, if you were a normal American kid in regular America, you were taught to despise and make fun of hippies. I was in East Tennessee. Every kid in my elementary school had a buzzcut haircut. Most of what people think of as the '60s actually happened in the '70s if you weren't rich/in college.

2. It's aimed at very little kids and stoners. I was too old for Scooby Do by the age of 7. You get your sense of humor from Tex Avery and Chuck Jones, you move straight on to Monty Python without thinking that "RUH ROH, RAGGY!" is the height of humor. Also, I could already tell the difference between 1930s-40s movie studio animation, and the "South Park" quality crap that Hannah Barbera churned out.

3. Scooby and Shaggy are the protagonists, and they're cowards. I was reading Kipling and the Narnia books by age 8, and eventually wound up in a still ongoing military career because of all the Victorian hero books I read and John Wayne movies I watched.

I like/tolerate the show a lot more now, but it was all boxed up in my "this sucks" zone when I was little. It's certainly a lot better than the action-figure ads that passed for kid's cartoons in the '80s. Fortunately, cartoons have gotten good since the Simpsons led the charge; very little from the past 50 years stands up to "Phineas and Ferb."

(But everything Seth McFarlane does sucks).
 
fdr
2013-04-23 05:38:44 AM  
Christie is a Republican ipso facto exempt from telling the truth.
 
fdr
2013-04-23 05:43:53 AM  
Those who say this matter is nitpicking ignore that Cristie chose to lie about it.
 
2013-04-23 05:58:24 PM  
Pols have to lie frequently to keep their hand in.


".......but when we've practiced quite a while/How vastly we improve our style."
 
2013-04-23 06:54:24 PM  

mbillips: You get your sense of humor from Tex Avery and Chuck Jones,


This is all that has to be said.
 
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