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November 17th, 2008
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NaNoWriMo is a source of endless amusement
So as I was talking with kadyg and roaminrob while plotting my writing for tonight, we found a need to look up famous Marines.

"Huh," Rob said, looking at the Wikipedia list. "Bea Arthur is listed."

"Bea Arthur? Like, the 'Golden Girls' star?" I said. "That has to be wiki vandalism."

We did another Google search.

"Huh," I said. " 'She became a medical technologist before World War II, when she volunteered for the U.S. Marine Corps, becoming one of its first female recruits.' "*

We discussed this fact for a few minutes.

"You know what this means?" Rob said. "Bea Arthur could be the new Chuck Norris."

I quipped a repurposed Chuck Norris fact: "Bea Arthur's tears cure cancer. Too bad Bea Arthur has never cried."

It broke Kady.

Thirty seconds later, we were all looking through chucknorrisfacts.com, substituting her name in and giggling madly.

"There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of creatures Bea Arthur has allowed to live."

"Outer space exists because it's afraid to be on the same planet with Bea Arthur."

"Bea Arthur is the reason why Waldo is hiding."

It's fun! Try it.

* Other links claim there is doubt about this little tidbit of information. I can't find a canonical answer. For the sake of amusement, go with me on this.

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Date:November 18th, 2008 07:35 am (UTC)
According to IMDB (since she has no official site) she was in the Marines, and is (was) a qualified medical technician. But this could be more "I read it on the internet, so it MUST be TRUE!"
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Date:November 18th, 2008 07:43 am (UTC)
Well, it's not as though Who's Who has never goofed.

That said, it's one of those things that I want to be true because if true, the world becomes a tiny bit more hilarious.
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Date:November 18th, 2008 08:08 am (UTC)
If you go to chucknorrisfacts.com and replace all references to Delta Force with Golden Girls, it gets even funnier.
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Date:November 18th, 2008 08:29 pm (UTC)
It would be lovely, but the Internet is busy contradicting itself on this one.
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Date:November 19th, 2008 04:09 am (UTC)
GAU! ^^
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Date:November 19th, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC)

Ooh, drinking real hot tea while reading LJ once again proves to be a bad idea.
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