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  • tinky_tubby tinky_tubby Feb 11, 1999 4:17 PM Flag

    Jerry Falwell on Vertex...

    Today's paper ran this quote from Jerry Falwell,
    on Mr. Tinky Winky, one of the stars of TV's
    "Teletubbies":

    "He is purple--the gay pride color; and his antenna
    is shaped like a triangle--the gay pride symbol."


    But wait! What about the Vertex logo:

    It is
    purple--the gay pride color; and it is triangular--the
    gay
    pride symbol.

    And the president of the company
    is named La La.

    Oh wait, that's not
    right.

    Could this be more than a coincidence? Could Vertex be,
    in fact,
    a front for the Teletubbies? I called a
    little while ago, and asked for Dr. Winkie. They claimed
    they didn't have a Dr. Winkie
    on staff. But they
    could be lying. I wonder what kind of reaction
    I'd
    get if I called and announced that I was Dr. Noo Noo.
    Would
    they patch me through to the president on the red
    phone?

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    • Where do you people come up with this stuff? I
      just spent five minutes with a PR rep from Vertex and
      I can assure you that:
      1) The president's name
      is John Boder, or something like that,
      not La La;
      2) The logo was designed by an eminent design
      firm
      in Boston; 3) There is absolutely no employee at
      Vertex with a
      first name of Tinkey or a last name of
      Winkey.

      Of course, she
      could have been lying,
      but why would she bother?

      She also said they
      don't have any red phone. She laughed when
      I
      suggested this and told me that all their phones are
      beige,
      even Mr. Boder's.

      Plus, if Vertex was somehow
      related to Teletubbies, don't you think their stock price
      would be about 10 times what it is now?

      People:
      THINK before you post, OK?

      Anyone who doesn't
      like the content of this message can bite
      me.

      You may also want to check out the AGPH board, where
      I've been
      commenting on the ridiculous posts
      there.

      Thanks,

      DTS

      • 1 Reply to DeathToShortz
      • Oh, very good analysis. I called the company and
        they denied
        wrongdoing, so I guess they must be
        innocent. Brilliant
        Dr. Whatsup. I suppose you also
        believe OJ and Bill Clinton?
        In fact, why don't you
        spend your entire life helping the thousands of
        entirely innocent people on death row.

        And here's
        another clue for you: I never said the
        president's
        name was La La. In fact, his name is Dale Boger. He's
        a very
        famous chemist. And there's an
        interesting story there. He has
        told people for years that
        his first name is Dale. But is it?
        Think about any
        other famous Dales you know. That's
        right:
        Chip-N-Dales. What are those? Nude MALE dancers. Get where I'm

        coming from? OK, maybe Dale is innocent enough. But
        maybe, just
        maybe, it's a high-five to the famous
        Chip-N-Dales. It sure
        sounds like more than a coincidence.


        Another thing. What is the name of the company?
        V-E-R-T-E-X.
        But what is their stock ticker symbol: V-R-T-X. What
        do the
        letters they removed spell? EE. Might
        refer to an extra wide
        shoe. But that doesn't make
        much sense either way. BUT, here's
        another, more
        likely explanation. It's a high five to vitamin
        E.
        Double dose. Remember that Vitamin E is associated
        with
        virility. Another coincidence? How many more
        convenient
        "coincidences" will it take to convince you?

        Before you
        buy the party line, do a little research.

 
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