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Wed Aug 14, 2013, 02:57 PM

Things You Would Swear You Saw or Heard, but Didn't

For years I would have sworn I once heard June Tabor sing the ballad 'Kinmont Willie.' I went looking for it and discovered she never recorded it. I've gone through her complete discography, and it's not there. Still in my mind's ear I can hear her distinctive voice singing, "Hae ye nae heard of the fause Salkelde? Hae ye nae heard of the Keen Laird Scroop? For he has ta'en the Kinmont Willie, to Haribee for to hang him up."

Also, I was certain I saw on TV back in the early '80s when heroin was fashionable, an anti-drug ad featuring William S. Burroughs. He is sitting on a table. The camera scans over the old needle tracks on his skin. Then he says, "You keep on shooting heroin, you could end up looking like me, if you're lucky. If you're not, (Camera does jump cut to body lying on gurney. Sheet is pulled away to reveal man dead of overdose) you could end up looking like him."

Camera focuses on Burroughs. He says, "It doesn't matter what you call it, heroin, eukodol, dragon, pantopon, morphine, it's junk. And it doesn't matter how you take it. You can shoot it, eat it, smoke it, snort it, drink it, gum it or shove it up your ass, the result is the same, addiction."


I've done an exhaustive search, and that ad never existed.

Does anybody else have memory bumps like that?

Wolf

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Wolf Frankula Aug 2013 OP
nomorenomore08 Aug 2013 #1
raccoon Aug 2013 #2
Aristus Aug 2013 #3
lunatica Aug 2013 #4
rug Aug 2013 #5
Wolf Frankula Aug 2013 #6
rug Aug 2013 #7

Response to Wolf Frankula (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 03:09 PM

1. That would be awesome, if that Burroughs ad actually existed.

The "It doesn't matter what you call it..." quote has appeared in a few different places, I think, including the appendix to some editions of 'Naked Lunch.'

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 05:01 PM

2. Yes. Sometimes I could swear a character said a certain thing in a movie. Then I watch it

years later, and they said something similar, but not exactly the same thing.

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 05:05 PM

3. There's a scene in the novelization of "Star Wars", by Alan Dean Foster,

that I'd swear was in the original theatrical release of the film, but have not seen since, or even mentioned in DVD Special Features.

During the early military conference at the Death Star, where the various generals and admirals are debating the uses of the new space station, the novel mentions the characters, including Darth Vader, drinking beverages from cups; Vader gestures toward a cup, and Force-directs it into his hand.

I could swear I remember seeing that scene when I first viewed the film as a kid, but haven't seen it since.

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 05:39 PM

4. My cat walks behind me when I'm sitting on my bed

But he's never there. I swear he makes the bed move and then throws himself down for a nap and even curls up behind my knees, but he's never there!

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 06:41 PM

5. I could have sworn it was June Yabor who did the heroin commercial.

 

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Response to rug (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 14, 2013, 08:01 PM

6. No June Yabor (With a Y) is the one

who proposed Ted Nugent as the new 'Mr. Whipple'. Toilet Ted refused because he never wipes his ass.

Wolf

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Response to Wolf Frankula (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 15, 2013, 06:16 AM

7. Lol, that's a funny image.

 

Besides, Nugent would be busy squeezing something else, a trigger or his penis.

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