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davidbod
98582.  Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:48 am Reply with quote

Slightly surprised no-one pulled up Stephen Fry when he claimed that three US presidents have been assassinated. Shurely it was four who've been killed while in office?

 
cabs
98587.  Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:08 pm Reply with quote

davidbod wrote:
Slightly surprised no-one pulled up Stephen Fry when he claimed that three US presidents have been assassinated. Shurely it was four who've been killed while in office?


Ah, but when Ronald Reagan was shot it actually brought him back to life, so he counts as -1.

Hence a total of three (Lincoln + Garfield + McKinley + JFK - Reagan). And one of those assassinated was a cat.

 
Flash
98595.  Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:37 pm Reply with quote

Ingenious, cabs, but I think I'll just bookmark that for the retractions special. Thanks, David.

 
JumpingJack
98617.  Mon Oct 02, 2006 2:40 pm Reply with quote

Very good gags, cabs, as ever.

And thanks davidbod from me too for pointing that out.

 
Frederick The Monk
99651.  Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:58 am Reply with quote

U.S. president Andrew Jackson held an open house party where a 1,400 pound (635 kg) block of cheddar cheese was served as refreshment.

Not that that has anything to do with anything really.


s: http://clinton3.nara.gov/WH/glimpse/presidents/html/aj7.html

 
Gray
99660.  Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:24 am Reply with quote

What, no 800kg pineapple and sharpened vaulting pole?

 
cabs
99721.  Thu Oct 05, 2006 12:13 pm Reply with quote

Frederick The Monk wrote:
U.S. president Andrew Jackson held an open house party where a 1,400 pound (635 kg) block of cheddar cheese was served as refreshment.

Not that that has anything to do with anything really.


s: http://clinton3.nara.gov/WH/glimpse/presidents/html/aj7.html


This story turns up on a couple of episodes of West Wing.

Which is also nothing to do with nothing really.

 
Gray
100106.  Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:06 am Reply with quote

The very finest category of information, that is.

 
Tas
100122.  Fri Oct 06, 2006 8:47 am Reply with quote

Quote:
Which is also nothing to do with nothing really.


As a double negative doesn't that make it something to do with something?

:-)

Tas

 
cabs
100145.  Fri Oct 06, 2006 10:25 am Reply with quote

Actually, Tas, it makes it something to do with everything.

And hence, as Gray points out, the finest category of information.

Holism rules!

 
samivel
100210.  Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:13 pm Reply with quote

Well, as it's about everything, holism doesn't have much in the way of competition.

 
swot
100371.  Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:05 am Reply with quote

It's also something supported by Gillian Mckeith, so it's not all good.

 

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