Yesterday in church the first speaker gave what I’m sure would have been a great talk had he not ruined his credibility in the first two sentences. The talk started something like this:

“Maybe I’m dating myself here, but there used to be a bunch of commercials with this dog named Scruff McGruff, who warned kids to stay away from crime.”

Everyone likes Scruff McGruff! And in fact, he’s still around, with his own website and even a blog.

Remember this guy?

Remember this guy?

The speaker continued, “Scruff McGruff said something at the end of every commercial that I think is really worth mentioning: ‘Knowing is half the battle.'”

You see the problem, right? Seriously, I thought everyone knew that it was the G.I. Joe cartoon that always ended with “Now we know, and knowing is half the battle!”

The real source of the quote.

The real source of the quote.

It doesn’t even make sense for Scruff McGruff to say that “Knowing is half the battle.” If you know what things are criminal, you can avoid doing them? I dunno. Seems shady to me.

Thanks, older brothers, for watching the G.I. Joe cartoon so that I could feel smug and superior during church yesterday!


6 Comments on “Misquoted”

  1. Romgi says:

    I think everybody should get at least one chance every week to feel smug and superior during church. :)

  2. KHL says:

    Do I have to wait until Sunday to feel smug and superior??

  3. roni says:

    Of course not. You’ve earned the right to do it whenever you want. I’m still college-aged, which means that most times when I feel smug and superior I’m actually just being annoying. (Except this time, obviously, when it was legitimate!)

  4. Sara says:

    This is a great example of one of the things I love about you. I would have had exactly the same reaction. “I’m sorry, I cannot take anything else you say seriously, because you messed up an obscure pop culture reference. The end.”

  5. gclaytonlewis says:

    You’re welcome, Sis. Did you learn anything actually important from us older brothers?

  6. gclaytonlewis says:

    Oh, and being smug and superior is *always* annoying. :P

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