How hard would it be to start a rumor . . .

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How hard would it be to start a rumor . . .

Post by MajorHoy on Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:24 am

Do you think it would be possible to get a rumor started on the internet that Marvel was acquiring the BBC? You could say things like Doctor Who would be getting Daisy Duck as his next companion and they were going to have some mutants as new characters on Downton Abbey.

It might make a splendid April Fools gotcha.

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Re: How hard would it be to start a rumor . . .

Post by tony ingram on Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:50 pm

It wouldn't work. The BBC is not a commercial organisation, it effectively belongs to the British taxpayer. Nobody could ever legally acquire it. BBC Worldwide could try and buy Marvel, though, if they had the cash.

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Re: How hard would it be to start a rumor . . .

Post by Philip K Ditko on Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:04 pm

Instead of the BBC, your rumour could be about Marvel buying ITV, who make Downton Abbey.

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:08 pm

Philip K Ditko wrote:Instead of the BBC, your rumour could be about Marvel buying ITV, who make Downton Abbey.
You want to replace Downton Abbey with Avengers Mansion?

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Re: How hard would it be to start a rumor . . .

Post by MajorHoy on Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:44 am

tony ingram wrote:
Philip K Ditko wrote:Instead of the BBC, your rumour could be about Marvel buying ITV, who make Downton Abbey.
You want to replace Downton Abbey with Avengers Mansion?
No, no, no . . . just add an early version of The Danger Room in the basement!

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Re: How hard would it be to start a rumor . . .

Post by tony ingram on Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:27 am

MajorHoy wrote:
tony ingram wrote:
Philip K Ditko wrote:Instead of the BBC, your rumour could be about Marvel buying ITV, who make Downton Abbey.
You want to replace Downton Abbey with Avengers Mansion?
No, no, no . . . just add an early version of The Danger Room in the basement!
That would work.

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Re: How hard would it be to start a rumor . . .

Post by Lucy McGough on Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:58 am

I'd watch it then Very Happy

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