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    Iím Spartacus

    A friend of mine was responding to my mockery of Corey Booker by accurately claiming ďhe never said thatĒ. That, and a recent Jonah Goldberg piece got us talking about things ďeverybody knowsĒ someone said which they really didnít. Things like:

    Beam me up, Scotty.

    I can see Russia from my house.

    Hereís looking at you, kid.

    I invented the internet.

    We got to discussing if there is a word to describe that sort of popular misapprehension or if we needed to make one up. Siri was no help at all, and the bartender refused to get involved. Does anyone know?

    In any event, we agreed hecklers will be shouting ďNo, Iím Spartacus!Ē at Senator Booker to the end of his days. He could solve global warming or win the Third World War single-handedly, but theyíll still do it.

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    There's a thing called The Mandela Effect - is that what you mean?
    https://www.snopes.com/news/2016/07/...andela-effect/

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    A friend of mine was responding to my mockery of Corey Booker by accurately claiming “he never said that”. That, and a recent Jonah Goldberg piece got us talking about things “everybody knows” someone said which they really didn’t. Things like:

    Beam me up, Scotty.

    I can see Russia from my house.

    Here’s looking at you, kid.

    I invented the internet.
    Here's looking at you, kid was in fact said in Casablanca. What was never said was "Play it again, Sam."

    I can see Russia from my house was never said by Sarah Palin, but as part of a SNL skit by Tiny Fey (admittedly it's hard to tell the difference). So it doesn't count.

    I'm not sure about the other two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardenarian View Post
    There's a thing called The Mandela Effect - is that what you mean?
    https://www.snopes.com/news/2016/07/...andela-effect/
    I think youíve got it! The bartender will be very impressed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldhat View Post
    Here's looking at you, kid was in fact said in Casablanca. What was never said was "Play it again, Sam."

    I can see Russia from my house was never said by Sarah Palin, but as part of a SNL skit by Tiny Fey (admittedly it's hard to tell the difference). So it doesn't count.

    I'm not sure about the other two.
    Youíre right about the Bogey quote. I think Woody Allen started that one.

    Someone recently told me Judy Garland never said ďI donít think weíre in Kansas anymoreĒ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    You’re right about the Bogey quote. I think Woody Allen started that one.

    Someone recently told me Judy Garland never said “I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore”.
    Not those exact words, but pretty close.

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    Corey Booker has a eye that is funky so depending on the face he makes sometimes he looks a little crazy. The

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    Corey Booker has a eye that is funky so depending on the face he makes sometimes he looks a little crazy. The
    I had the chance to talk with him this summer, and found him quite engaging and intelligent. Not crazy at all.

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    I like him and admire some of the things he has spoken out about. My friend and I just noticed that sometimes he looks intense.

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    Corey Booker made his mark further gutting patronage ridden inner city schools of funds for education, as opposed to administration, diverting those moneys to charter schools.

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