Wednesday, June 15, 2016

"Mark Zuckerberg Denies Being a Secret Lizard Person"

Woohoo, a Mandy Rice-Davies moment!*

From Gizmodo:
Mark Zuckerberg hosted his first ever Facebook Live Q&A today. And it went about as well as you’d expect. One of the key things we learned? Mark Zuckerberg is not a lizard person. Or so he says....MORE
For years we would mark what the cognoscenti refer to as an MRDA (Mandy Rice-Davies Applies) as we came across them. Here's an example from 2012:

Mandy Rice-Davies Sighting at FT Alphaville
Mandy Rice-Davies is a former model and showgirl known for her role in the Profumo affair.
When informed by the prosecuting attorney that Lord Astor disputed her version of events and denied having an affair she responded:
"Well, he would, wouldn't he?"
From the FT Alphaville post:
Spooks on the payrolls

...The report slipped out onto the DOL website this week. The Associated Press and Bloomberg have already torn it apart. But then, they would....
To the best of my knowledge, Mr. Cotterill is not a former model and showgirl....
That link has a few other instances including one from Lords Hansard