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Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32233

Woodinville, Washington, US

Okay, this is a pretty strange story.

Notre Dame middle linebacker Manti Te'o loses his grandmother and his GF (I've seen her referred to as his fiancee) in the same week. He plays through the anguish and is hailed as a guy of incredible character.

And now it's reported that the GF never existed.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr- … ncaaf.html

Was Manti part of the hoax or was he a naive victim?

If he was the tricked victim, at best he's been monumentally gullible. He never met her face-to-face. He reportedly spoke to her on the phone each night.

If he was part of the hoax, his draft stock plummets and he has as much personal credibility as Lance Armstrong.

Jan 16 13 04:56 pm Link

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GeM Photographic

Posts: 2374

Chicago, Illinois, US

Was she also a Gatekeeper on MM?

Jan 16 13 05:04 pm Link

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Cait Chan

Posts: 6272

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

That was one of the dumbest stories I've ever read in my life.

Just wow.

Jan 16 13 05:09 pm Link

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Andialu

Posts: 14029

San Pedro, California, US

GeM Photographic wrote:
Was she also a Gatekeeper on MM?

lollollol

Jan 16 13 05:11 pm Link

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Digitoxin

Posts: 13345

Houston, Texas, US

Was her name Claire?

Jan 16 13 05:12 pm Link

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Jim Ball

Posts: 17228

Frontenac, Kansas, US

Digitoxin wrote:
Was her name Claire?

Bad Digitoxin!  Bad!  Bad!

lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol

Claire is the Voldemort of MM. tongue

Jan 16 13 05:24 pm Link

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R A V E N D R I V E

Posts: 15867

New York, New York, US

GeM Photographic wrote:
Was she also a Gatekeeper on MM?

AHAHAHAHAHHA

I've been here for too long

Jan 16 13 06:02 pm Link

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Instinct Images

Posts: 22646

San Diego, California, US

Definitely a bizarre story.

Jan 16 13 06:10 pm Link

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GK photo

Posts: 28072

Laguna Beach, California, US

GeM Photographic wrote:
Was she also a Gatekeeper on MM?

lol that was a classic.

and yes, this story is too bizarre to believe.

Jan 16 13 06:13 pm Link

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Chris Rifkin

Posts: 24640

Tampa, Florida, US

GeM Photographic wrote:
Was she also a Gatekeeper on MM?

https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/5205485568/h3B1BA4DC/

Jan 16 13 07:22 pm Link

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udor

Posts: 22381

New York, New York, US

Orca Bay Images wrote:
If he was part of the hoax, his draft stock plummets and he has as much personal credibility as Lance Armstrong.

Don't worry... no hoax... her uncle is my friend Harvey!

Jan 16 13 07:25 pm Link

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udor

Posts: 22381

New York, New York, US

Cait Chan wrote:
That was one of the dumbest stories I've ever read in my life.

Just wow.

You must be young... veeerryyyy young... tongue

Jan 16 13 07:26 pm Link

Makeup Artist

T

Posts: 53557

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Hey, I didn't out this one lol

Jan 16 13 07:27 pm Link

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Jules NYC

Posts: 16234

New York, New York, US

I knew two people in my life that lied about fake ex-girlfriends that died.

Jan 16 13 07:28 pm Link

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T

Posts: 53557

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Jules NYC wrote:
I knew two people in my life that lied about fake ex-girlfriends that died.

WHY?????

Jan 16 13 07:29 pm Link

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Jules NYC

Posts: 16234

New York, New York, US

On a separate note, does anyone here think it's possible to fall in love with someone before meeting them?

Jan 16 13 07:30 pm Link

Model

Jules NYC

Posts: 16234

New York, New York, US

T wrote:
WHY?????

One created the story because he was covering up the fact that he had Deep Vein Thrombosis.
The other was a classic sociopath.

Jan 16 13 07:30 pm Link

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Brooklyn Bridge Images

Posts: 9767

Brooklyn, New York, US

GeM Photographic wrote:
Was she also a Gatekeeper on MM?

Well Played my friend...well played

Jan 16 13 07:32 pm Link

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T

Posts: 53557

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Jules NYC wrote:
On a separate note, does anyone here think it's possible to fall in love with someone before meeting them?

Personally, I could be intrigued but not in love....suppose they have BO?

Jan 16 13 07:32 pm Link

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udor

Posts: 22381

New York, New York, US

Jules NYC wrote:
On a separate note, does anyone here think it's possible to fall in love with someone before meeting them?

Yes... depending on how long and often you have had contact with... you can fall in love with a person's wit, personality, character, humor etc. or at least laying the foundation for it...

But that's me... and I am a shallow romantic... big_smile

Jan 16 13 07:33 pm Link

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Jules NYC

Posts: 16234

New York, New York, US

T wrote:

Personally, I could be intrigued but not in love....suppose they have BO?

Lol!!

Jan 16 13 07:34 pm Link

Model

Jules NYC

Posts: 16234

New York, New York, US

udor wrote:

Yes... depending on how long and often you have had contact with... you can fall in love with a person's wit, personality, character, humor etc. or at least laying the foundation for it...

But that's me... and I am a shallow romantic... big_smile

I concur. What's with the shallow romantic? Ha ha

Jan 16 13 07:35 pm Link

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Monad Studios

Posts: 9792

Santa Rosa, California, US

Jules NYC wrote:
On a separate note, does anyone here think it's possible to fall in love with someone before meeting them?

I think it's possible for a person to believe he's in love with someone he never met.  Whether a dispassionate observer would call it love is another question.

Jan 16 13 07:35 pm Link

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udor

Posts: 22381

New York, New York, US

Jules NYC wrote:

I concur. What's with the shallow romantic? Ha ha

Joking! big_smile

Jan 16 13 07:36 pm Link

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Jules NYC

Posts: 16234

New York, New York, US

Monad Studios wrote:

I think it's possible for a person to believe he's in love with someone he never met.  Whether a dispassionate observer would call it love is another question.

Ever get on a plane to meet someone you've been talking to everyday?
I have :-)

Jan 16 13 07:37 pm Link

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Chris Rifkin

Posts: 24640

Tampa, Florida, US

Jan 16 13 07:37 pm Link

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udor

Posts: 22381

New York, New York, US

Monad Studios wrote:

I think it's possible for a person to believe he's in love with someone he never met.  Whether a dispassionate observer would call it love is another question.

That depends if the observer is "dispassionate" or "cynical"... smile

Jan 16 13 07:37 pm Link

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Jules NYC

Posts: 16234

New York, New York, US

udor wrote:

Joking! big_smile

tongue

Jan 16 13 07:38 pm Link

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Jules NYC

Posts: 16234

New York, New York, US

Gullible or brave to believe?
There is the concept of Skype you know :-)

I never had any problems even sans video proof, but I have excellent instincts.

Jan 16 13 07:43 pm Link

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udor

Posts: 22381

New York, New York, US

Chris Rifkin wrote:

I see you deleted... but I saw it and I agree... pretty freaky... but I think that a lot of artists feel similar about certain things!

Jan 16 13 07:45 pm Link

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Jules NYC

Posts: 16234

New York, New York, US

What did you write? Now I'm curious

Jan 16 13 07:47 pm Link

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GK photo

Posts: 28072

Laguna Beach, California, US

te'o's playing days are over, regardless. he was on his back more than jenna jameson during that national title game.

Jan 16 13 07:47 pm Link

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Vito

Posts: 4177

Brooklyn, New York, US

Really? Do you have any idea of how many models' grandparents have died here on MM alone? Some models have lost 10, 12, maybe even 20 grandparents. Modeling is the number of cause of grandparent death in the US.

smile

Jan 16 13 07:50 pm Link

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GK photo

Posts: 28072

Laguna Beach, California, US

Vito wrote:
Really? Do you have any idea of how many models' grandparents have died here on MM alone? Some models have lost 10, 12, maybe even 20 grandparents. Modeling is the number of cause of grandparent death in the US.

smile

no, you have that wrong. it's car failures.

Jan 16 13 07:51 pm Link

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Cosplay Creatives

Posts: 10714

Amundsen-Scott - permanent station of the US, Unclaimed Sector, Antarctica

Was her only caretaker named Daniel?

Jan 16 13 07:58 pm Link

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Chris Rifkin

Posts: 24640

Tampa, Florida, US

udor wrote:

I see you deleted... but I saw it and I agree... pretty freaky... but I think that a lot of artists feel similar about certain things!

Yeah,didn't know if it was a joke or not but yeah
Wait till you hear the new CD that I'm starting to write(though half of it I would warn against being in a bath tub with any sharp objects around as it will be depressing as hell)

Jan 16 13 08:01 pm Link

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Chris Rifkin

Posts: 24640

Tampa, Florida, US

Jules NYC wrote:
What did you write? Now I'm curious

I am too a shallow romantic

Jan 16 13 08:02 pm Link

Makeup Artist

T

Posts: 53557

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Gryph wrote:
Was her only caretaker named Daniel?

lol

http://www.fairview.k12.il.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_45133/Image/Guitar%20Club%20Webpage%20Pic.jpg

Jan 16 13 08:02 pm Link

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Chris Rifkin

Posts: 24640

Tampa, Florida, US

T wrote:

lol

http://www.fairview.k12.il.us/UserFiles/Servers/Server_45133/Image/Guitar%20Club%20Webpage%20Pic.jpg

I thought she collected Gibson Les Pauls?

Jan 16 13 08:06 pm Link

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Jules NYC

Posts: 16234

New York, New York, US

Chris Rifkin wrote:

I am too a shallow romantic

Lol
I'm ridiculously romantic

Jan 16 13 08:07 pm Link