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22nd Feb '14 11:55:38 AM MarkLungo
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-->''"You win some, you lose some. And then there's that little-known third category."''

Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (born 1948) was the Vice President of UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates under BillClinton from 1993-2001. Before that, he served as U.S. Representative for the Nashville area (1977-1985), and then as Tennessee's junior U.S. Senator (1985-1993). After Clinton was term-limited out of office in 2000, Gore became his party's nominee for President, and actually won more votes than UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush by a very tight margin[[note]] half-a-million votes out of about 100 million cast, or .5%[[/note]]. Unfortunately for him, Bush became president due to the way American presidential elections work ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and that's all that needs to be said]]).

After leaving office, Mr Gore became an environmental activist whose work, including the Oscar-winning {{documentary}} ''AnInconvenientTruth'', earned him a Nobel Prize. He has also appeared multiple times on ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' and on Current TV, a network he founded and co-headed until selling it in 2012 to Qatar-based news group Al-Jazeera.

No, he did not invent the Internet. No, he didn't say he did (see below).

Just for added strangeness, Gore was Creator/TommyLeeJones' roommate at Harvard. And according to author Erich Segal (who attended Harvard at the same time) the hero of his novel ''LoveStory'' was based on a fusion of the two of them.
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!!This person provides examples of:
* AdamWesting: mainly on ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}''.
* BeamMeUpScotty: He never said he "invented the internet". What he actually said was, "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system." He was referring to, among other things, a law he authored and pushed through that opened up ARPANET (precursor of today's Internet) to beyond the military and select universities.
** For what it's worth, Internet pioneers Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn have agreed with his statement.
** What Gore ''can'' be credited for is coining the phrase "information superhighway".
* TheComicallySerious: Knows this is how he's seen, and is not above making fun of his own "boring" reputation; for example, when he demonstrated the "Al Gore Macarena," which was simply him standing in place.
** His daughter Kristin is a staff writer for ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', and he has guest-starred on the show a few times, playing this to the hilt.
--->"Now if you'll excuse me, I have to save some whales. Excelsior!" ''{flies away on a solar-powered rocket}''
* DeadpanSnarker: When not deadpan "boring".
* [[GranolaGirl Granola Guy]]: So much he thought BarackObama's dismal performance in the first 2012 Presidential debate was [[InsaneTrollLogic based on the altitude in Denver]].
* MoralGuardians: He's not, particularly, but his would-have-been First Lady Tipper Gore is a rather notable one. She is known for her criticism of the "immoral" music industry, and was responsible for labelling the "Filthy Fifteen" that was taken to court and was ultimately responsible for the "Parental Advisory" label on albums.
* SelfDeprecation: He is well aware of his reputation for dull, monotone oratory, and frequently jokes about it in his speeches.
** "Hello. I'm Al Gore, and I used to be the next President of the United States."
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-->''"You win some, you lose some. And then there's that little-known third category."''

Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (born 1948) was the Vice President of UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates under BillClinton from 1993-2001. Before that, he served as U.S. Representative for the Nashville area (1977-1985), and then as Tennessee's junior U.S. Senator (1985-1993). After Clinton was term-limited out of office in 2000, Gore became his party's nominee for President, and actually won more votes than UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush by a very tight margin[[note]] half-a-million votes out of about 100 million cast, or .5%[[/note]]. Unfortunately for him, Bush became president due to the way American presidential elections work ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and that's all that needs to be said]]).

After leaving office, Mr Gore became an environmental activist whose work, including the Oscar-winning {{documentary}} ''AnInconvenientTruth'', earned him a Nobel Prize. He has also appeared multiple times on ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' and on Current TV, a network he founded and co-headed until selling it in 2012 to Qatar-based news group Al-Jazeera.

No, he did not invent the Internet. No, he didn't say he did (see below).

Just for added strangeness, Gore was Creator/TommyLeeJones' roommate at Harvard. And according to author Erich Segal (who attended Harvard at the same time) the hero of his novel ''LoveStory'' was based on a fusion of the two of them.
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!!This person provides examples of:
* AdamWesting: mainly on ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}''.
* BeamMeUpScotty: He never said he "invented the internet". What he actually said was, "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system." He was referring to, among other things, a law he authored and pushed through that opened up ARPANET (precursor of today's Internet) to beyond the military and select universities.
** For what it's worth, Internet pioneers Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn have agreed with his statement.
** What Gore ''can'' be credited for is coining the phrase "information superhighway".
* TheComicallySerious: Knows this is how he's seen, and is not above making fun of his own "boring" reputation; for example, when he demonstrated the "Al Gore Macarena," which was simply him standing in place.
** His daughter Kristin is a staff writer for ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', and he has guest-starred on the show a few times, playing this to the hilt.
--->"Now if you'll excuse me, I have to save some whales. Excelsior!" ''{flies away on a solar-powered rocket}''
* DeadpanSnarker: When not deadpan "boring".
* [[GranolaGirl Granola Guy]]: So much he thought BarackObama's dismal performance in the first 2012 Presidential debate was [[InsaneTrollLogic based on the altitude in Denver]].
* MoralGuardians: He's not, particularly, but his would-have-been First Lady Tipper Gore is a rather notable one. She is known for her criticism of the "immoral" music industry, and was responsible for labelling the "Filthy Fifteen" that was taken to court and was ultimately responsible for the "Parental Advisory" label on albums.
* SelfDeprecation: He is well aware of his reputation for dull, monotone oratory, and frequently jokes about it in his speeches.
** "Hello. I'm Al Gore, and I used to be the next President of the United States."
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16th Jan '14 7:14:42 PM nombretomado
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After leaving office, Mr Gore became an environmental activist whose work, including the Oscar-winning {{documentary}} ''AnInconvenientTruth'', earned him a Nobel Prize. He has also appeared multiple times on ''{{Futurama}}'' and on Current TV, a network he founded and co-headed until selling it in 2012 to Qatar-based news group Al-Jazeera.

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After leaving office, Mr Gore became an environmental activist whose work, including the Oscar-winning {{documentary}} ''AnInconvenientTruth'', earned him a Nobel Prize. He has also appeared multiple times on ''{{Futurama}}'' ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' and on Current TV, a network he founded and co-headed until selling it in 2012 to Qatar-based news group Al-Jazeera.



* AdamWesting: mainly on ''{{Futurama}}''.

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* AdamWesting: mainly on ''{{Futurama}}''.''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}''.
3rd Jan '14 12:21:03 PM LongLiveHumour
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Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (born 1948) was the Vice President of UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates under BillClinton from 1993-2001. Before that, he served as U.S. Representative for the Nashville area (1977-1985), and then as Tennessee's junior U.S. Senator (1985-1993). After Clinton was term-limited out of office in 2000, Gore became his party's nominee for President, and actually won more votes than GeorgeWBush by a very tight margin[[note]] half-a-million votes out of about 100 million cast, or .5%[[/note]]. Unfortunately for him, Bush became president due to the way American presidential elections work ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and that's all that needs to be said]]).

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Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (born 1948) was the Vice President of UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates under BillClinton from 1993-2001. Before that, he served as U.S. Representative for the Nashville area (1977-1985), and then as Tennessee's junior U.S. Senator (1985-1993). After Clinton was term-limited out of office in 2000, Gore became his party's nominee for President, and actually won more votes than GeorgeWBush UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush by a very tight margin[[note]] half-a-million votes out of about 100 million cast, or .5%[[/note]]. Unfortunately for him, Bush became president due to the way American presidential elections work ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and that's all that needs to be said]]).
22nd Sep '13 4:32:59 AM Viira
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Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (born 1948) was the Vice President of UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates under BillClinton from 1993-2001. Before that, he served as U.S. Representative for the Nashville area (1977-1985), and then as Tennessee's junior U.S. Senator (1985-1993). After Clinton was term-limited out of office in 2000, Gore became his party's nominee for President, and actually won more votes than GeorgeWBush by a very tight margin[[hottip:*: half-a-million votes out of about 100 million cast, or .5%]]. Unfortunately for him, Bush became president due to the way American presidential elections work ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and that's all that needs to be said]]).

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Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (born 1948) was the Vice President of UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates under BillClinton from 1993-2001. Before that, he served as U.S. Representative for the Nashville area (1977-1985), and then as Tennessee's junior U.S. Senator (1985-1993). After Clinton was term-limited out of office in 2000, Gore became his party's nominee for President, and actually won more votes than GeorgeWBush by a very tight margin[[hottip:*: margin[[note]] half-a-million votes out of about 100 million cast, or .5%]].5%[[/note]]. Unfortunately for him, Bush became president due to the way American presidential elections work ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and that's all that needs to be said]]).
25th Aug '13 12:02:05 PM JBK405
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Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (born 1948) was the Vice President of UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates under BillClinton from 1993-2001. Before that, he served as U.S. Representative for the Nashville area (1977-1985), and then as Tennessee's junior U.S. Senator (1985-1993). After Clinton was term-limited out of office in 2000, Gore became his party's nominee for President, and actually won more votes than GeorgeWBush by a very tight margin[[hottip:*: half-a-million votes out of about 100 million cast, or .5%]]. Unfortunately for him, Bush became president due to the archaic way American presidential elections work ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and that's all that needs to be said]]).

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Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (born 1948) was the Vice President of UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates under BillClinton from 1993-2001. Before that, he served as U.S. Representative for the Nashville area (1977-1985), and then as Tennessee's junior U.S. Senator (1985-1993). After Clinton was term-limited out of office in 2000, Gore became his party's nominee for President, and actually won more votes than GeorgeWBush by a very tight margin[[hottip:*: half-a-million votes out of about 100 million cast, or .5%]]. Unfortunately for him, Bush became president due to the archaic way American presidential elections work ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and that's all that needs to be said]]).
8th Apr '13 4:22:31 PM Soufriere
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** His daughter Kristin is a staff writer for ''WesternAnimation/Futurama'', and he has guest-starred on the show a few times, playing this to the hilt.

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** His daughter Kristin is a staff writer for ''WesternAnimation/Futurama'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', and he has guest-starred on the show a few times, playing this to the hilt.
8th Apr '13 4:21:11 PM Soufriere
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Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (born 1948) was the Vice President of UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates under BillClinton from 1993-2001. Became the Democratic Presidential nominee in 2000, and actually won more votes than GeorgeWBush by a very tight margin. Unfortunately for him, Bush won the Electoral College, due to the way that the Presidential elections work. Now an environmental activist, whose work, including the famous {{documentary}} ''AnInconvenientTruth'' earned him a Nobel Prize. And no, he did not invent the Internet. Mr. Gore has since appeared in other media besides ''AnInconvenientTruth'', such as ''{{Futurama}}'' and Current TV, a network he co-leads.

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Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (born 1948) was the Vice President of UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates under BillClinton from 1993-2001. Became Before that, he served as U.S. Representative for the Democratic Presidential nominee Nashville area (1977-1985), and then as Tennessee's junior U.S. Senator (1985-1993). After Clinton was term-limited out of office in 2000, Gore became his party's nominee for President, and actually won more votes than GeorgeWBush by a very tight margin. margin[[hottip:*: half-a-million votes out of about 100 million cast, or .5%]]. Unfortunately for him, Bush won the Electoral College, became president due to the archaic way that the Presidential American presidential elections work. Now work ([[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement and that's all that needs to be said]]).

After leaving office, Mr Gore became
an environmental activist, activist whose work, including the famous Oscar-winning {{documentary}} ''AnInconvenientTruth'' earned him a Nobel Prize. And no, he did not invent the Internet. Mr. Gore has since appeared in other media besides ''AnInconvenientTruth'', such as earned him a Nobel Prize. He has also appeared multiple times on ''{{Futurama}}'' and on Current TV, a network he co-leads.
founded and co-headed until selling it in 2012 to Qatar-based news group Al-Jazeera.

No, he did not invent the Internet. No, he didn't say he did (see below).



* BeamMeUpScotty: He didn't actually say he invented the internet. What he really said was "During my service in the United States Congress I took the initiative in creating the internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.". Internet pioneers Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn agreed with his statement.

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* BeamMeUpScotty: He didn't never said he "invented the internet". What he actually say he invented the internet. What he really said was was, "During my service in the United States Congress Congress, I took the initiative in creating the internet.Internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth and environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.". " He was referring to, among other things, a law he authored and pushed through that opened up ARPANET (precursor of today's Internet) to beyond the military and select universities.
** For what it's worth,
Internet pioneers Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn have agreed with his statement.statement.
** What Gore ''can'' be credited for is coining the phrase "information superhighway".



** His daughter Kristin is a staff writer for ''WesternAnimation/Futurama'', and he has guest-starred on the show a few times, playing this to the hilt.
--->"Now if you'll excuse me, I have to save some whales. Excelsior!" ''{flies away on a solar-powered rocket}''



* [[GranolaGirl Granola Guy]]: So much he thought Obama's dismal performance in the first Presidential debate was [[InsaneTrollLogic based on the altitude in Denver]].
* MoralGuardians: His would-have-been First Lady Tipper Gore is a rather notable one. She is known for her criticism of the "immoral" music industry, and was responsible for labeling the "Filthy Fifteen" that was taken to court and was ultimately responsible for the "Parental Advisory" label on albums.

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* [[GranolaGirl Granola Guy]]: So much he thought Obama's BarackObama's dismal performance in the first 2012 Presidential debate was [[InsaneTrollLogic based on the altitude in Denver]].
* MoralGuardians: His He's not, particularly, but his would-have-been First Lady Tipper Gore is a rather notable one. She is known for her criticism of the "immoral" music industry, and was responsible for labeling labelling the "Filthy Fifteen" that was taken to court and was ultimately responsible for the "Parental Advisory" label on albums.


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** "Hello. I'm Al Gore, and I used to be the next President of the United States."
24th Jan '13 8:52:02 PM Tuckerscreator
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Just for added strangeness, Gore was TommyLeeJones' roommate at Harvard. And according to author Erich Segal (who attended Harvard at the same time) the hero of his novel ''LoveStory'' was based on a fusion of the two of them.

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Just for added strangeness, Gore was TommyLeeJones' Creator/TommyLeeJones' roommate at Harvard. And according to author Erich Segal (who attended Harvard at the same time) the hero of his novel ''LoveStory'' was based on a fusion of the two of them.
15th Jan '13 7:51:43 PM eviltwin531
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* MoralGuardians: His would-have-been First Lady Tipper Gore is a rather notable one. She is known for her criticism of the "immoral" music industry.

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* MoralGuardians: His would-have-been First Lady Tipper Gore is a rather notable one. She is known for her criticism of the "immoral" music industry.industry, and was responsible for labeling the "Filthy Fifteen" that was taken to court and was ultimately responsible for the "Parental Advisory" label on albums.
14th Dec '12 4:58:08 AM Gitman
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* MoralGuardians: His would-have-been First Lady Tipper Gore is a rather notable one. She is known for her criticism of the "immoral" music industry.


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* MoralGuardians: His would-have-been First Lady Tipper Gore is a rather notable one. She is known for her criticism of the "immoral" music industry.
* SelfDeprecation: He is well aware of his reputation for dull, monotone oratory, and frequently jokes about it in his speeches.
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