Things I didn't know

 

The AFLAC duck was voiced by Gilbert Gottfried. He was fired by AFLAC for making insensitive jokes about the Tsunami in Japan. They are looking for a new voice.

Also it is not his real voice. It's an act. His real voice is actually very low and mellow. Google his name and "Howard Stern" and view the YouTube clip of him speaking in his 'real' voice.

I must be out of touch, I didn't know about any of this.

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Things I Didn't know

Very interesting. Thanks.

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So what ?

Don B wrote:

The AFLAC duck was voiced by Gilbert Gottfried. He was fired by AFLAC for making insensitive jokes about the Tsunami in Japan. They are looking for a new voice.

Also it is not his real voice. It's an act. His real voice is actually very low and mellow. Google his name and "Howard Stern" and view the YouTube clip of him speaking in his 'real' voice.

I must be out of touch, I didn't know about any of this.

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"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

I didn't know either

Don B wrote:

I must be out of touch, I didn't know about any of this.

There isn't enough room on the Internet to list all the things I don't know!

Same here

My poor old mind refuses to be cluttered with such random facts.

It is full up with important stuff like my sociable security number, where I left my keys, where I hid the whiskey bottle etc.

So what.........what>?

Double Tap wrote:
Don B wrote:

The AFLAC duck was voiced by Gilbert Gottfried. He was fired by AFLAC for making insensitive jokes about the Tsunami in Japan. They are looking for a new voice.

Also it is not his real voice. It's an act. His real voice is actually very low and mellow. Google his name and "Howard Stern" and view the YouTube clip of him speaking in his 'real' voice.

I must be out of touch, I didn't know about any of this.

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Gottfried Gott Fired

His funny = fail

Let this be a lesson in life... he learned the heard way about at least knowing a little about how you make at least some of your living. If only Gottfried had known that AFLAC has major business dealings in Japan, and making fun of a tragedy might not be a good idea. For Gottfried, I have schadenfreude. You reap what you sow.

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I didn't know

Don B is the Maintainer for over 250 POI filess! My count was 261.)

Thanks for all your hard work!

I grew up in Columbus, GA, just a couple of blocks from Aflac's corporate offices.

I do know that the founder, John Amos, built and lived in a home on top of the parking garage at Aflac's headquarters.

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Don B, I have total respect for your work

Don B wrote:
Double Tap wrote:
Don B wrote:

The AFLAC duck was voiced by Gilbert Gottfried. He was fired by AFLAC for making insensitive jokes about the Tsunami in Japan. They are looking for a new voice.

Also it is not his real voice. It's an act. His real voice is actually very low and mellow. Google his name and "Howard Stern" and view the YouTube clip of him speaking in his 'real' voice.

I must be out of touch, I didn't know about any of this.

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However my point is what is the purpose of the post. I can not relate it to anything to do with what is discussed here. If I am missing something I am sorry. As I said in the tittle I have total respect for your fine work here. smile

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"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

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It may be a better fit in the Chit Chat topic.

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I don't understand

Double Tap wrote:

....However my point is what is the purpose of the post. I can not relate it to anything to do with what is discussed here. If I am missing something I am sorry. As I said in the tittle I have total respect for your fine work here. smile

This is in a forum named "Open Talk" that has a lot of topics not related to any specific thing or each other.

How does your "Why old farts need to be tested every year", in the same forum, have any more "to do with what is discussed here" than DonB's post?

GEICO Guy Too

The actor D.C. Douglas, the guy who voiced the tagline "15 minutes can save you 15% or more on car insurance" was also canned recently. He posted something negative about the Tea Party online (don't recall what it was).

Part of the contract when signing up for cushy jobs like this says you will not, can not embarrass the company in any way.

I'd have no problem keeping a low profile for a six figure deal that requires me to say AFLAC into a microphone a few times a year. wink

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Something I did not know

Evert wrote:
Double Tap wrote:

....However my point is what is the purpose of the post. I can not relate it to anything to do with what is discussed here. If I am missing something I am sorry. As I said in the tittle I have total respect for your fine work here. smile

This is in a forum named "Open Talk" that has a lot of topics not related to any specific thing or each other.

How does your "Why old farts need to be tested every year", in the same forum, have any more "to do with what is discussed here" than DonB's post?

After being a member for 3 yrs 51 weeks tomorrow, I did not know that the forum name was visible near the top of the page, if I did I would not have posted the reply I did. I guess even an old fart of 63 can learn something new smile

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"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

I am in the same boat

Double Tap wrote:

... I guess even an old fart of 63 can learn something new smile

I am an old fart of 73 and I learned a couple of things here today that I should have known.

I just hope I can remember them next week. smile

Move over and let me in the boat also

Evert wrote:

I am in the same boat

Double Tap wrote:

... I guess even an old fart of 63 can learn something new smile

I am an old fart of 73 and I learned a couple of things here today that I should have known.

I just hope I can remember them next week. smile

I am 70 and usually learn something on this site each day. (of course, I sometime forget them which is why I like some of them made into FAQs.

Huh?

Evert wrote:
Double Tap wrote:

... I guess even an old fart of 63 can learn something new smile

I am an old fart of 73 and I learned a couple of things here today that I should have known.

I just hope I can remember them next week. smile

Well, you know what they say, "Memory is the second thing to go......I don't remember what the first is."

interesting.....

you mean his normal voice is not the annoying one that he's been known for in tv & movies all this time? wow

No need to know everything

I don't need to know everything. I have been married for almost 47 years and my wife knows everything. At least that is what she told me.

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Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things!

Same here Timantide.

Same here Timantide.

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I didn't know...

I didn't know that you didn't either... Darn, we could have teamed up ! And against lack of knowledge, you find Teaching. Which reminds me, Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

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Agreed, I have no idea what this topic is turning into. But today is Monday anyway !

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Ain't nuthin' never just right to do the things you wanna do when you wanna do them, so you best just go ahead and do them anyway ! (Rancid Crabtree, from Pat F McManus fame)

As my good friend said

spera wrote:

I didn't know that you didn't either... Darn, we could have teamed up ! And against lack of knowledge, you find Teaching. Which reminds me, Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

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Agreed, I have no idea what this topic is turning into. But today is Monday anyway !

As my good friend and the man that should have been president the brilliant Donald Rumsfeld said:

"There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know."

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"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

Now, I'm confused!

Double Tap wrote:
spera wrote:

I didn't know that you didn't either... Darn, we could have teamed up ! And against lack of knowledge, you find Teaching. Which reminds me, Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

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Agreed, I have no idea what this topic is turning into. But today is Monday anyway !

As my good friend and the man that should have been president the brilliant Donald Rumsfeld said:

"There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know."

There are certain things that should be left to a Tuesday or Wednesday. All of this stuff is making my head hurt. grin

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

Speaking of sayings

Originally it was written the other way around, but in today’s world (and perhaps this topic) the following version of this saying seems to fit:

“Eventually ignorance and superstition will overcome science.”

Every dog...

kch50428 wrote:

His funny = fail

Let this be a lesson in life... he learned the heard way about at least knowing a little about how you make at least some of your living. If only Gottfried had known that AFLAC has major business dealings in Japan, and making fun of a tragedy might not be a good idea. For Gottfried, I have schadenfreude. You reap what you sow.

has his day.

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"Backward, turn backward, oh time in your flight, make me a child again, just for tonight."

aren't most jokes "insensitive" by definition. . .

that's what makes them "funny."

Interesting "open forum" subject and something I always believed about G. Gottfreid (that it was an acting voice) but did not know for sure. I guess he should have known better than to bite the hand that feeds since AFLAC is an insurance company and their commercials are all about how they care about their customers!

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Winston Churchill said, “Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing, after exhausting all other possibilities.”

And that's the whole point !

maddog67 wrote:
Double Tap wrote:
spera wrote:

I didn't know that you didn't either... Darn, we could have teamed up ! And against lack of knowledge, you find Teaching. Which reminds me, Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

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Agreed, I have no idea what this topic is turning into. But today is Monday anyway !

As my good friend and the man that should have been president the brilliant Donald Rumsfeld said:

"There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know."

There are certain things that should be left to a Tuesday or Wednesday. All of this stuff is making my head hurt. grin

It's the whole point of Mondays, y'know ?

Oh, and one more drop for your bucket of Acetylsalicilic acid (I ain't making adds to Aspirin, no sirree !), a remain from my University days (I was a janitor...). If you DO know what you DON'T know, then you DO know it after all. If you DON'T know what you DON'T know, why should you even care ?

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Ain't nuthin' never just right to do the things you wanna do when you wanna do them, so you best just go ahead and do them anyway ! (Rancid Crabtree, from Pat F McManus fame)

Huh?

Huh?

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Wife Knows Everything

Timantide wrote:

I don't need to know everything. I have been married for almost 47 years and my wife knows everything. At least that is what she told me.

I agree with you I don't have to remenber everything my wife knows everything.

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makes you aware instead of in your un-awares

spera wrote:

.... If you DO know what you DON'T know, then you DO know it after all. If you DON'T know what you DON'T know, why should you even care ?

Because if there is something you are not aware that you are not aware of, it may sneak up and bite you in the butt.

If you were aware that there was something to be aware of (even if you did not know exactly it is), then at least you would be always watching your six.

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"Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen? Chance favors only the prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur

Aren't those qualifications

ignorance and superstition

Aren't those qualifications for Politicians??? razz razz

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All the worlds indeed a stage and we are merely players. Rush

Youre right

d-moo70 wrote:

ignorance and superstition

Aren't those qualifications for Politicians??? razz razz

These are also qualifications for the 'talking heads' that spew political nonsense daily on radio and TV... It fits in well with their followers also.

"Politics" -- derived from Poly (many) and Ticks (blood sucking insects).

Larry

$$$

Don B wrote:

I must be out of touch, I didn't know about any of this.

Seems there will be a contest for the new duck voice...

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/22/aflac-and-m...

There was an executive from AFLAC on TV last week that said it could be a six figure payday for the winner...

Ron

What's an "AFLAC duck"? And

What's an "AFLAC duck"? And is it edible?

AFLAC Duck

The AFLAC Duck sponsors Carl Edwards, that's all anyone needs to know. grin

New voice for AFLAC duck

They are having a contest for a replacement for Gottfried. Silent movie ad has details.

I'm Confused!

charlesd45 wrote:

Same here Timantide.

Why would Timantide's wife tell Charlesd45 that she knows everything? Are they friends?

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Yes, you are

golfnm8 wrote:
charlesd45 wrote:

Same here Timantide.

Why would Timantide's wife tell Charlesd45 that she knows everything? Are they friends?

Read the above posts again. Slowly this time. wink

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Reread Top to Bottom S L O W L Y

“Things I didn’t Know” Thread title. (Don B)
“No need to know everything” “…my wife knows everything. At least that is what she told me.” (Timantide)
“Same here Timantide.” (charlesd45)

Perhaps Timantide’s wife tells everyone she knows everything. Perhaps she only tells Timantide. But, she must have told charlesd45 because that’s what he posted.

Happy Monday wink

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"It's not where you start, but where you end up." Where am I and what am I doing in this hand basket?

Heh!

Coffee, anyone?

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Yes

Juggernaut wrote:

Coffee, anyone?

and lots of it, please. smile

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Me Too

Gary A wrote:
Juggernaut wrote:

Coffee, anyone?

and lots of it, please. smile

Coffee, black,no sugar laugh out loud

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coffee +

A bit of Bushmills added would suit me.

Irish coffee

Evert wrote:

A bit of Bushmills added would suit me.

that would hit the spot.

what I know

When I was younger, I made a conscious decision to forget or not remember most extraneous stuff so I could remember what I needed to know. Now that I am old, that is really not a problem as nothing seems to stick for very long.

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Dudlee

BUSHMILLS

blake7mstr wrote:
Evert wrote:

A bit of Bushmills added would suit me.

that would hit the spot.

A man of my heart, BUSHMILLS. Though the best Irish coffee is best made without the coffee.

Irish coffee recipe

vmfa531 wrote:

...... Irish coffee is best made without the coffee.

I will drink to that! smile

And program the GPS

Evert wrote:
vmfa531 wrote:

...... Irish coffee is best made without the coffee.

I will drink to that! smile

And program the GPS at the same time smile

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Wanna look smart ?

Then do check this website http://numberquotes.com - you give it any number you like, it'll give you an illustration. Fun fun fun !

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I Can't Wait ! <G>

golferbob wrote:

They are having a contest for a replacement for Gottfried. Silent movie ad has details.

On CNBC I just saw that auditions continue through tomorrow and a new voice should be selected by Easter.

Ron

If we all knew everything,

If we all knew everything, we wouldn't need our GPS units.
The internet is full of both useful and useless facts and information. doing a good job of filtering it is what has usefullness. I cannot tell you how many emails I get of wrong information someone received and just pass it on as truth without question.