Thursday, September 14, 2006

Mystery solved

For years, I've been occasionally saying "If you're like me -- and I know I am ...." to the amusement of some. It's good in appropriate news stories maybe once a year.

If ever anyone thinks I'm being clever and original with that line, I promptly admit comedic plagiarism. I know I didn't make it up, but I'd never been able to place the original source. Collaboration with friends suggested it was likely uttered by Norm Macdonald or Dennis Miller.

Well, I've done some searching. The only reliable citation I've found, other than people passing it off as their own unattributed quip, goes to the character Joel on Mystery Science Theatre 3000, aka MST3K. The earliest citation I've been able to find goes back to early 1998.

So there ya go.

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