The truth may set you free, but finding the truth is like playing tennis. You don't get a hint of it until you've returned the volley about three or four times. The mainstream media counts on the masses never returning what's served up. Journalism today has become a caricature not unlike what Robert Lynd describes by saying "Research without an actively selective point of view is like the ditty bag of an idiot, filled with bits of pebbles, straw, feathers and other random hoardings."
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Million Dollar Money Drop Wrong Answer Correct for Gabe Okoye and Brittany May
Which Came First, the Walkman, the McIntosh of the Post It Notes?
by Winsip Custer CPW News Service
John Smithers of Watonka, Ohio has what Gabe Okoye and Brittany May desperately need for a law suit against Fox Television....a 1977 receipt for Post It Notes bought from the Office Warehouse in Watonka. They were told that their answer to the question...'which came first....an Apple McIntosh, a Sony Walkman or 3M Post It Notes?' was wrong. They said Post It Notes came first and lost all but $80,000.
"I was going through an old high school letter jacket when I pulled out a wad of papers. I thought it would be a love note to Mary Beth Lawson. It was her letter to me, but with it was the receipt for the 3M Post It Notes that I used to plaster her locker the Monday after our high school prom in 1977," said Smithers
When asked if Mr. Smithers was going to make the receipts available to Mr. Okoye and Ms. May so they can win their dispute with the contest's designers, Smithers said..."Yea, for the right price." Representatives at 3M were not available for comment and the Office Warehouse in Watonka closed when Office Depot and Walmart opened subsequently in nearby cities. Mr. Smithers contacted Mary Beth Lawson who is now Mary Beth Grider in Miami, Florida to see if she still has the photographs of the Post It Notes hanging form her school locker.
"She first said that she had them, " said Smithers, "but her husband works for 3M and will likely lose his job if she turns over the photographs so now she says she can't find them. I asked some our good friends from back then if they could remember me using Post It Notes that day. Everyone one of them asked me if I had lost my friggin' mind."