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I'm ashamed to admit it, but I fell for the "Bob Holness played the saxophone on Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street" story some years back. It just seemed so right. I still want it to be true.

What have you fallen for, or even better, what legends have you started?

(, Thu 5 Jan 2006, 16:02)
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The urban legend that Rolf Harris drink his own wee meant he was frequently a topic of conversation chez bunnygirl. I managed to convince my housemate that Rolf had died and that the episode of Animal Hospital being shown was part of a tribute. After some time it was realised that I was lying but the act of convincing a person that a celebrity had died (and sometimes just general lying) has become known as 'Rolfing'. The rules are:

a)if you believe wholeheartedly and find out you are wrong and
b) if you check the paper, news, net, etc just in case,
you have been rolfed. (There is also the reverse rolf where in the event of a death of a celebrity, you tell others in an unconvincing fashion. They rejoice in their ability to spot a rolf only yo look foolish later!)

We rolfed an entire pub that Rolf had carked it and even got the band to do a tribute. We've rolfed on trains, buses and in shops. A friend of mine came up with a particularly convincing one about Trevor McDonald and a helicopter crash. However there is a serious side to rolfing (apart fromt he fact that we are probably going to hell).

A friend of my housemate goes to a pub where they run a dead pool (choose a celebrity and bet they will die next). Sickos. My Zsa Zsa Gabor rolf had gone down particularly well, but had repercussions as my housemate told her workmate who told the people in the pub and those with Zsa Zsa Gabor staked their claim!

Alas I had rolfed! And the grand laid down is now subject to legal proceedings!

Moral: Be careful who you rolf. I'm going to be called up as witness anytime now...
(, Fri 6 Jan 2006, 15:32, Reply)

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