"Throw it to first base," yelled the boys. "Put Dick out." So Amelia Bedelia threw the ball to first base. Then she ran and grabbed Dick. "How far out do you want him?" she called.
My lie—because that’s what it was, really—was repeated by dozens of sources, from bloggers to academics to journalists. They knew better than to attribute Wikipedia directly, because even a seventh-grader knows citing Wikipedia as a source is tantamount to admitting that you haven’t done any research at all. Instead, they referred to the source of the Amelia Bedelia Cameroon lie in vague terms, such as “the literature I’ve read” on the subject, or even to Parish himself.
"The previous version of this article marginalized vampire pumpkins and displayed blatant and flagrant favouritism toward the vampire watermelon minority even though pumpkins represent the clear majority of plant-based vampires and were given prominence in the primary sources. I have now corrected this oppressive injustice. I understand some of you come from sheltered backgrounds but please open your minds and do not allow traditional prejudices prevent your acceptance of vampire pumpkins as equal to vampire watermelons."
The band garnered enough attention to inspire the portmanteau "Verizon" following the Bell Atlantic-GTE merger later that year, and the song was heavily featured in early promotions by the company.
Paul insisted "nothing we said was not given attribution to where it came from" and the matter was a "disagreement on how you footnote things."
But Paul claiming he credited the movie exacerbated his problem, since the movie itself wasn’t what he lifted from.
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