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(Kinston Free Press)   "I once met the woman who played Ms. Garrett on the 'Facts of Life' at a tractor pull, but that didn't prepare me for what happened at the airport"   (kinston.com) divider line 55
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2013-06-20 09:30:28 AM
She was replaced by Cloris Leachman?
 
2013-06-20 09:42:20 AM
It's funny because Kim Kardashian has a big ass.
 
2013-06-20 09:44:12 AM
"She won an all-expenses paid vacation to Detroit on the show."

It was at this point that I knew this was satire.
 
2013-06-20 09:47:48 AM

Gecko Gingrich: "She won an all-expenses paid vacation to Detroit on the show."

It was at this point that I knew this was satire.


Me too!
 
2013-06-20 10:12:41 AM

Gecko Gingrich: "She won an all-expenses paid vacation to Detroit on the show."

It was at this point that I knew this was satire.



CSB time. The funniest trip prize I ever saw anyone win on a game show was in 1979 when the grand prize on The Joker's Wild was a trip to Iran. The show had obviously been taped before the revolution, and the whole time they were showing the video about how cool and exotic Iran was there was a little disclaimer at the bottom of the screen that a substitute prize of equal value would be available for the winner.
 
2013-06-20 10:59:17 AM
Meh, call me when you meet Nancy McKeon, then I will be impressed.
 
2013-06-20 11:02:34 AM

Sybarite: Gecko Gingrich: "She won an all-expenses paid vacation to Detroit on the show."

It was at this point that I knew this was satire.


CSB time. The funniest trip prize I ever saw anyone win on a game show was in 1979 when the grand prize on The Joker's Wild was a trip to Iran. The show had obviously been taped before the revolution, and the whole time they were showing the video about how cool and exotic Iran was there was a little disclaimer at the bottom of the screen that a substitute prize of equal value would be available for the winner.


Interesting, I was too young to recall a time when a trip to Iran was as "typical holiday fare" I guess as a trip to Egypt.
 
2013-06-20 11:04:20 AM
"He laughed and accused me of pulling his leg - which he often will ask a staff member to do" is the point at which I genuinely laughed aloud.
 
2013-06-20 11:23:30 AM
Jon Dawson rolls again. It's a source of amusement to me that the best columnist in NC writes for neither the Raleigh nor Charlotte paper, but Kinston. But, since Kinston is the hometown of Jaime Pressley and Maceo Parker, among others, must be something in the water.

For real amusement value, read any crime story in that paper that features a black suspect, then scan the comments section.
 
2013-06-20 11:23:32 AM
FTA: He said he felt guilty for becoming rich selling albums even though he can't sing and can't even play a triangle.
 
2013-06-20 11:24:20 AM

Sybarite: Gecko Gingrich: "She won an all-expenses paid vacation to Detroit on the show."

It was at this point that I knew this was satire.


CSB time. The funniest trip prize I ever saw anyone win on a game show was in 1979 when the grand prize on The Joker's Wild was a trip to Iran. The show had obviously been taped before the revolution, and the whole time they were showing the video about how cool and exotic Iran was there was a little disclaimer at the bottom of the screen that a substitute prize of equal value would be available for the winner.


I used to love the jokers wild
 
2013-06-20 11:31:40 AM
Send him to Detroit!

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2013-06-20 11:32:22 AM
but that didn't prepare me for what happened at the airport

Dear Penthouse,

I never thought this could happen to me...
 
2013-06-20 11:33:56 AM

smoky2010: I used to love the jokers wild


Same here....but I've never seen any reruns on GSN.    Did the tapes all get erased?
 
2013-06-20 11:33:57 AM

smoky2010: I used to love the jokers wild


Everything Jack Barry touched was pure class.

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2013-06-20 11:36:39 AM
And if it weren't for my horse, I never would have spent that year in college.
 
2013-06-20 11:37:47 AM
Morgan's other duties include donning a blonde wig and reenacting the Taylor Swift speech interruption


That one made me chuckle
 
2013-06-20 11:39:07 AM

Gecko Gingrich: "She won an all-expenses paid vacation to Detroit on the show."

It was at this point that I knew this was satire.


It wouldn't have surprised me. He hired a college freshman from Yale to be his stylist after meeting the kid shopping at Barney's.
 
2013-06-20 11:47:33 AM
Isn't the character's name Mrs. Garrett? If you're going to make a lame '80s TV reference, get it right for fark's sake.
 
2013-06-20 11:50:18 AM

Sybarite: CSB time. The funniest trip prize I ever saw anyone win on a game show was in 1979 when the grand prize on The Joker's Wild was a trip to Iran. The show had obviously been taped before the revolution, and the whole time they were showing the video about how cool and exotic Iran was there was a little disclaimer at the bottom of the screen that a substitute prize of equal value would be available for the winner.


I don't get why they're still offering trips to Mexico on Let's Make A Deal and Price Is Right.
 
2013-06-20 11:53:39 AM

Wellon Dowd: smoky2010: I used to love the jokers wild

Everything Jack Barry touched was pure class.

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upload.wikimedia.org 

You know that's the same Jack Barry.
 
2013-06-20 11:57:00 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: Isn't the character's name Mrs. Garrett? If you're going to make a lame '80s TV reference, get it right for fark's sake.


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GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS!!!
 
2013-06-20 12:15:59 PM

Wellon Dowd: Send him to Detroit!

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NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
 
2013-06-20 12:16:24 PM
It's crap like this that makes me appreciate The Onion even more.
 
2013-06-20 12:23:51 PM
Won an all expense paid vacation to Detroit... WTF???
 
2013-06-20 12:24:57 PM

OldManDownDRoad: For real amusement value, read any crime story in that paper that features a black suspect, then scan the comments section.


Their paper must be different than ours.  In our paper the suspects are either white or unspecified.
 
2013-06-20 12:30:01 PM

Sybarite: The funniest trip prize I ever saw anyone win on a game show was in 1979 when the grand prize on The Joker's Wild was a trip to Iran.


I once saw a show where a woman won a trip to, say Boston (can't remember the actual city).  And that was where she was FROM!
 
2013-06-20 12:31:01 PM

OldManDownDRoad: For real amusement value, read any crime story in that paper that features a black suspect, then scan the comments section.


a few years ago in an upscale phoenix neighborhood, a little tagger crew broke out, and for maybe a month or so was tagging the shti out of this neighborhood.  the comments would be like, "farking wetbacks ruining phoenix, send out sherrif joe", "go back to mexico", "what a rich celebration of typical law abiding mexican culture" and so on.....

and then they were caught.  some were underage and not named, but the teenage culprits (including a female) were like, "seymour rosenbaum", "moishe lefkowitz", "isaac mendler", "sarah weinstein" and so on.

WHOOPSIES
 
2013-06-20 12:39:53 PM
mis-read the headline: thought it said:
"I once met   a woman who played Ms. Garrett at a 'Facts of Life Tractor Pull."

I'm thinking: "A'Facts of Life' Tractor Pull ? who organizes THAT?
 
2013-06-20 12:44:07 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com

Must I do EVERYTHING around here? And I'm not even that big a fan of Family Guy...
 
2013-06-20 12:46:49 PM
So far, all I've had to do is remove the peanuts from his peanut M&Ms. I asked him if I should just buy the plain M&Ms instead, but he said plain M&Ms are just out-of-date Skittles the U.S. government is using to brainwash its citizens. What can I say? The man is profound."

Gold, Jerry, gold!
 
2013-06-20 12:49:11 PM

Ennuipoet: Meh, call me when you meet Nancy McKeon, Mindy Cohn, then I will be impressed.


FTFM
 
2013-06-20 12:54:58 PM

Babwa Wawa: It's funny because Kim Kardashian has a big ass.


But enough about Kanye
 
2013-06-20 12:56:13 PM

JohnnyCanuck: B.L.Z. Bub: Isn't the character's name Mrs. Garrett? If you're going to make a lame '80s TV reference, get it right for fark's sake.

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GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS!!!


well done Johnny!
 
2013-06-20 01:03:45 PM
that had the air of a vintage onion article.
 
2013-06-20 01:06:16 PM
A chance meeting with an international superstar at an airport has changed a La Grange man's life forever.

It goes to show you how how how how all you need to do is be in the right place at the right time.
 
2013-06-20 01:12:59 PM

buntz: Sybarite: The funniest trip prize I ever saw anyone win on a game show was in 1979 when the grand prize on The Joker's Wild was a trip to Iran.

I once saw a show where a woman won a trip to, say Boston (can't remember the actual city).  And that was where she was FROM!


IIRC the show was 'The Price is Right', and the city was Honolulu (she was obviously Hawaiian).
 
2013-06-20 01:19:25 PM

Sybarite: CSB time. The funniest trip prize I ever saw anyone win on a game show was in 1979 when the grand prize on The Joker's Wild was a trip to Iran. The show had obviously been taped before the revolution, and the whole time they were showing the video about how cool and exotic Iran was there was a little disclaimer at the bottom of the screen that a substitute prize of equal value would be available for the winner.


Joker's Wild -- I haven't thought of that show in years. It was actually before my time but I had a French teacher in high school who once won a car on that show. She played the tape on the first day of class to introduce herself and celebrate what was apparently her peak in life. Didn't matter if she had every student from the previous year. Tape was going in.
 
2013-06-20 01:27:54 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: I had a French teacher in high school who once won a car on that show. She played the tape on the first day of class to introduce herself


Did you hit it?
 
2013-06-20 01:33:12 PM

ZMugg: IIRC the show was 'The Price is Right', and the city was Honolulu (she was obviously Hawaiian).


Well, yeah, we were talking about The Price is Right.  But no, it was Honolulu.  It was something much less exotic.  Like Atlanta, or Chicago.
 
2013-06-20 01:43:37 PM

rickythepenguin: thismomentinblackhistory: I had a French teacher in high school who once won a car on that show. She played the tape on the first day of class to introduce herself

Did you hit it?


The car?
 
2013-06-20 01:49:40 PM

Yes please: OldManDownDRoad: For real amusement value, read any crime story in that paper that features a black suspect, then scan the comments section.

Their paper must be different than ours.  In our paper the suspects are either white or unspecified.


Mug shots help in this matter.


rickythepenguin: OldManDownDRoad: For real amusement value, read any crime story in that paper that features a black suspect, then scan the comments section.

a few years ago in an upscale phoenix neighborhood, a little tagger crew broke out, and for maybe a month or so was tagging the shti out of this neighborhood.  the comments would be like, "farking wetbacks ruining phoenix, send out sherrif joe", "go back to mexico", "what a rich celebration of typical law abiding mexican culture" and so on.....



Oddly enough, here in the South we rarely see that about Latinos, but the old-time religion about black folks is still practiced. One cute little item I've noticed is using words like "th ug" (yes, with a space in the middle) to talk about black suspects. I suppose the N-word is routinely caught by the filters, and the filters must have been upgraded for "thug," hence the new spelling with the extra space. Isn't that wonderful, the Klan has joined the modern age.
 
2013-06-20 01:57:56 PM

OldManDownDRoad: Yes please: OldManDownDRoad: For real amusement value, read any crime story in that paper that features a black suspect, then scan the comments section.

Their paper must be different than ours.  In our paper the suspects are either white or unspecified.

Mug shots help in this matter.


Mug shots only help if they've caught them.  More often it's surveillance video pictures.  Nonetheless, if it's a white or Asian suspect, they include the race.  If it's a black or Hispanic suspect, they don't.  They always offer cash rewards if you can provide additional information.  I'm tempted to see how much they'll pay if I call in and tell them the suspect's race.  It seems like that would be valuable information.
 
2013-06-20 02:05:09 PM

Wellon Dowd: smoky2010: I used to love the jokers wild

Everything Jack Barry touched was pure class.

[img.fark.net image 432x324]


http://youtu.be/_er8l9JISbM
 
2013-06-20 02:13:56 PM

JohnnyCanuck: B.L.Z. Bub: Isn't the character's name Mrs. Garrett? If you're going to make a lame '80s TV reference, get it right for fark's sake.

img.fark.net

GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS!!!


At the Dollhouse in Ft. Lauderdale...
 
2013-06-20 02:14:05 PM

buntz: ZMugg: IIRC the show was 'The Price is Right', and the city was Honolulu (she was obviously Hawaiian).

Well, yeah, we were talking about The Price is Right.  But no, it was Honolulu.  It was something much less exotic.  Like Atlanta, or Chicago.


Which is interesting.... you'd think that they'd switch up the trips based on the people they are inviting up on stage that game.   They know who the 9 people are, so, you'd think they'd be able to do a really quick "OK, we don't have anyone from Boston, use the Boston trip, instead of Chicago, Miami, New Orleans, D.C., etc"
 
2013-06-20 02:24:04 PM
I met Weird Al at a gate in LAX.  Does that count as a CSB?
I also met him again in PDX the same day!
 
2013-06-20 02:29:54 PM

dittybopper: At the Dollhouse in Ft. Lauderdale...


I think that's where Tootie works now. Or maybe she's raising hell at the seventh veil. I'm not sure.
 
2013-06-20 02:57:45 PM
Was that supposed to be amusing?
 
2013-06-20 03:06:19 PM

brainlordmesomorph: mis-read the headline: thought it said:
"I once met   a woman who played Ms. Garrett at a 'Facts of Life Tractor Pull."

I'm thinking: "A'Facts of Life' Tractor Pull ? who organizes THAT?


You never know. I just popped over to the Googles and it would appear that Rule 34 is still alive as well.

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\i'm not sure but I think those are two different films as well.
 
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