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Snopes may be right or it may be wrong, as it’s simply an opinion made by a married couple.

Are you suggesting that their opinions would carry more authority if they were merely "living in sin"?  :blink:  :ph34r:

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I have no particular opinion one way or the other... :mellow:

But why would a married couple doing internet research have a less valid opinion than any of their naysayers? The one guy who 'de-snoped' them...really is only one guy doing internet research as well!

Who should you be and where should you be working from to have a valid opinion?

Would it help if they went to the library?  :ph34r:

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Dendro boys eat you heart out.  Time for some fish dating :-) http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Fisheries/Documents/agegrowth.pdf

 

 

Here in Texas we feel that if can't be deep fried or Bar-B-Qued it just ain't real food.  I keep having trouble with my grilled beans.....they fall through the slots on the grate!

Catfish don't have scales, and I wouldn't want to date one anyway.

 

Try grillin your beans on a comal?

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I have no particular opinion one way or the other... :mellow:

But why would a married couple doing internet research have a less valid opinion than any of their naysayers? The one guy who 'de-snoped' them...really is only one guy doing internet research as well!

Who should you be and where should you be working from to have a valid opinion?

Would it help if they went to the library?  :ph34r:

 

Their opinions are not necessarily less valid than other people’s opinions. The problem lies in the fact that a very large percentage of the population view Snopes as some form of scientific research center populated by hundreds of brilliant research scientists that dedicate their lives to finding the absolute irrefutable truths about issues -- and not just a couple of average people on the other end of the internet with opinions.

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They used to have (or maybe still do) an 'About Us' link...so I don't think that they ever pretended to be more than they are.  And no one is infallible.  Not the married couple nor the scientific research center (I work in one). :)
 
Regardless...I think they're doing a great community service!  My cousin is prone to believing every Urban Legend out there (not sure why, she's an intelligent woman otherwise).  She finally stopped when I suggested she check out Snopes first.
 
And by the way...canola oil is not a poisonous GMO based product developed by Canadians out to wreak dietary/nutritional world havoc.  The Snopes explanation is accurate and easy to digest (pun intended).

http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/canola.asp

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They used to have (or maybe still do) an 'About Us' link...so I don't think that they ever pretended to be more than they are.  And no one is infallible.  Not the married couple nor the scientific research center (I work in one). :)

 

Regardless...I think they're doing a great community service!  My cousin is prone to believing every Urban Legend out there (not sure why, she's an intelligent woman otherwise).  She finally stopped when I suggested she check out Snopes first.

 

And by the way...canola oil is not a poisonous GMO based product developed by Canadians out to wreak dietary/nutritional world havoc.  The Snopes explanation is accurate and easy to digest (pun intended).

http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/canola.asp

 

An opinion perceived as absolute truth is never a good thing.

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An opinion perceived as absolute truth is never a good thing.

Now I don't know whether to believe you or not! :angry:

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An opinion perceived as absolute truth is never a good thing.

Unless, of course, the opinion is apodictically correct.  :P

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I'm confused, why do you say this?

Perhaps because your earlier statement can be construed to imply a lack of any solid convictions?

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Poor Mark...it was a joke.  You gave an opinion - and given the preceding discourse...I didn't know what to do with it! :D

 

Sometimes jokes just don't translate! <_<

 

Either that or I'm really just not funny... :(

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Opinion = a personal and subjective viewpoint, with or without basis in fact, knowledge or reality.  There is an obligation to repect a person's right to have an opinion, however this does not extend to an obligation to respect that opinion.  An opinion is the result of a personal perception and it must be remembered that illusions & delusions are personal perceptions.

 

And what Violadamore said  -_- .

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Either that or I'm really just not funny... :(

Horsefeathers!  Your brilliant sense of humor is above the level of sophistication of some members of the audience, that's all.  :)  :lol:

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So catfish do not practice scales.  The would account for their low level of left hand technique.....  We have catfish like that here in Texas.  I saw a picture of an old friend of mine when he was a kid lying next to one his dad caught.  The fish was as big as 6 year old boy!  The ones that will really get you attention are the Alligator Gar, really prehistoric monsters.  The lake record is 214 pounds.  They can eat ducks whole!  Up to 8.5 feet long and over 315 pounds.  You are on the menu!

 

DLB

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Perhaps because your earlier statement can be construed to imply a lack of any solid convictions?

 

I’m not sure that a statement that includes the words ‘never a good thing’ can be construed to imply a lack of any solid convictions :P

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I was there. They opened the jar, and a smell of 'grappa barricata'  we sniffed.

 

Spirito di vino bianco perfettamente sflemmato dei padri gesuiti? High resin content ground first coat? What does it say on the label?

 

Was Antonio's ring also inside the fish?

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An enormous 500 year old catfish was caught by a fisherman in the Po River with a bottle of the varnish used in the workshop of famed violin maker Antonio  Stradivari. Italian chemists hope to isolate recipe.    

 

Sorry to disappoont you, wrong river - it was actually the Tai Po River - 大埔河 in China.

 

Tim

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Here is the news story.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/25/europe/italy-giant-catfish/index.html

 

 

I know that you folks on the Eastern US side are digging out snow but we are having an unnaturally early spring (daffodils, cherry blossoms). I therefore resorted to an early semi- April fools. The fish part in the Po was a real news story however, as was the reference to an even bigger catfish previously recorded in the Po. The fish was released unharmed, by the way. 

 

It makes me wonder what life was really like in Northern Italy in the 16th. Simple things, like were there fish that big in the Po back then? Did they pull them out with horses and have big fish fries? What did they use for toilette paper--did they use toilette paper? Were truffles a big deal? Was the grappa better then? Things like that.

 

I do know about alligator gars by the way. I used to see them fishing for "green trout" with my Uncle in Louisiana.Big suckers with lots of nasty teeth. 

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Here is the news story.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/25/europe/italy-giant-catfish/index.html

 

 

I know that you folks on the Eastern US side are digging out snow but we are having an unnaturally early spring (daffodils, cherry blossoms). I therefore resorted to an early semi- April fools. The fish part in the Po was a real news story however, as was the reference to an even bigger catfish previously recorded in the Po. The fish was released unharmed, by the way. 

 

It makes me wonder what life was really like in Northern Italy in the 16th. Simple things, like were there fish that big in the Po back then? Did they pull them out with horses and have big fish fries? What did they use for toilette paper--did they use toilette paper? Were truffles a big deal? Was the grappa better then? Things like that.

 

I do know about alligator gars by the way. I used to see them fishing for "green trout" with my Uncle in Louisiana.Big suckers with lots of nasty teeth. 

Let me share this bit of information. A friend's grandmother was from the north Italy region and whenever she would excuse herself to go to the bathroom. She would say she was going to the Po, the river she lived by as a child. I never heard of that river until she explained what she meant.

 

 I think I will pass on sampling your catfish because I know why it got so big.  :wacko:

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Let me share this bit of information. A friend's grandmother was from the north Italy region and whenever she would excuse herself to go to the bathroom. She would say she was going to the Po, the river she lived by as a child. I never heard of that river until she explained what she meant.

 

 I think I will pass on sampling your catfish because I know why it got so big.  :wacko:

"Omoboooonooo!!"

 

"Yes, father??" [Cringes]

 

"This jar of varnish you made is fit for nothing!!  Nothing!!  Make another, and this time do exactly as I told you to!" 

 

"Yes, father!  Immediately!"

 

"No, first take this jar of slime and pitch it in the river."  

 

"But it has your name on it."

 

[Laughs] "Good, perhaps some fool will find it, copy it, and go the Hell out of business."

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good one VdA

 

“Hardly a pure science, history is closer to animal husbandry than it is to mathematics in that it involves selective breeding. The principal difference between the husbandryman and the historian is that the former breeds sheep or cows or such and the latter breeds (assumed) facts. The husbandryman uses his skills to enrich the future, the historian uses his to enrich the past. Both are usually up to their ankles in bullshit.”

― Tom Robbins, Another Roadside Attraction

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And by the way...canola oil is not a poisonous GMO based product developed by Canadians out to wreak dietary/nutritional world havoc.  The Snopes explanation is accurate and easy to digest (pun intended).

http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/canola.asp

I refuse to consume canola oil; instead, we use rapeseed oil.

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