Old Wives' Tales
Radio & TV
Toxin du jour
Claim: Clip from a Bob Hope movie describes Democrats as "zombies."
Example: [Collected via e-mail, September 2008]
Origins: "I am not a member of any organized party
Mary Carter (Paulette Goddard) inherits her family's ancestral home, located on a small island off Cuba, and, despite warnings and death threats, decides to take possession of the reputedly haunted castle. She is joined by radio broadcaster Larry Lawrence (Bob Hope) who, believing he has killed a mob gunsel, fleesIn the scene shown here, Larry Lawrence and Mary Carter inquire of Geoff Montgomery (Richard Carlson) about the nature of creatures known as "zombies," providing the
Lawrence: "You live here?"Last updated: 28 October 2008
Lawrence: "Then maybe you know what a zombie is"
Montgomery: "When a person dies and is buried, its seems there are certain voodoo priests
Carter: "How horrible!"
Montgomery: "It's worse than horrible because a zombie has no will of his own. You see them sometimes walking around blindly with dead eyes, following orders, not knowing what they do, not caring."
Lawrence: "You mean like Democrats?"
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