I'm not the only one!
November 5, 2003 2:50 PM   Subscribe

Conspiracy theories are my friend.... And I thought I was the only one. For the longest time, I have thought that there has been no evidence to tie Osama bin Laden and the WTC attack. At least one other nut agrees with me (via BoingBoing.net).
posted by ajpresto (19 comments total)

 
No, conspiracy theories are NOT your friend...

... they just want you to THINK they are :)
posted by kaemaril at 3:00 PM on November 5, 2003


As far as the JFK stuff come to Dallas, in a few weeks the news circus will be here, even the living eyewitnesses.
posted by thomcatspike at 3:22 PM on November 5, 2003


"rut-ro"

[window-table-door-window-table-door]
posted by clavdivs at 3:34 PM on November 5, 2003


At first I thought I was reading Chick tracts.
posted by brownpau at 3:40 PM on November 5, 2003


Setting the exact content aside, I have to say that I am continually impressed by the ability of the comic form to come up with clear and concise ways of expressing "lessons" of all types, including Chick tracts, Joe Sacco's work, MAUS, and others. It really packs a punch that no other medium can really match for a particular mode of expression.
posted by cell divide at 4:02 PM on November 5, 2003


When I first saw the towers go down I thought it was those anti-globalization protesters.
posted by banished at 4:34 PM on November 5, 2003


I just don't know about that.
posted by tiamat at 5:17 PM on November 5, 2003


had anyone noticed that rarely do you see language like "WTC attack" in communication, particularly in the print and broadcast media. it's always "the events of 9/11". it's almost as if the nation were a victorian girl, who, forced by circumstance to discuss her private parts with a male doctor, resorts to speaking in hushed whispers about a problem "down there".
posted by quonsar at 5:45 PM on November 5, 2003


quonsie, maybe because people want to refer to the whole shebang of 9/11, including the pentagon and that other plane downed in Pennsylvania, rather than solely the attack that destroyed the WTC.
posted by beth at 5:48 PM on November 5, 2003


No, conspiracy theories are NOT your friend...

... they just want you to THINK they are :)


Conspiracy theories have secretly replaced your friend and are only pretending to be him/her in order to get close to you....

Yes, quonsar, I had noticed that. lol
posted by rushmc at 5:49 PM on November 5, 2003


ok, well, i'm not seeing much in the way of "the day they blew the shit out of manhattan and the pentagon" either. the point isn't the locations, the point is the cringing reluctance to name it.
posted by quonsar at 5:50 PM on November 5, 2003


oops. should have quoted beth there...
posted by quonsar at 5:52 PM on November 5, 2003


How about calling it a bombing? I love that. There was no bomb on any of the plains. No bomb involved at all, but it's still a bombing?

I guess that's tending to go away, but I sure heard that a lot at the beginning.
posted by ajpresto at 6:54 PM on November 5, 2003


Where is boingboing, anyway?
posted by The God Complex at 7:58 PM on November 5, 2003


ok, well, i'm not seeing much in the way of "the day they blew the shit out of manhattan and the pentagon" either. the point isn't the locations, the point is the cringing reluctance to name it.

I still think of it as the day they devalued the anniversary of tupac's death. Also, as the day we almost lost Rod Roddy. He gave us two more good years.
posted by The God Complex at 8:23 PM on November 5, 2003




"You'll be stunned as you hear high-level Mormons describe how their god lives on a faraway planet, busily engaged in perpetual sexual relations with his many wives to produce millions of spirit babies to inhabit the bodies of humans. You will listen with disbelief as they describe that this is the future godhood they hope to attain to as well."
posted by Keyser Soze at 8:40 PM on November 5, 2003


You will listen with disbelief.
posted by Keyser Soze at 8:45 PM on November 5, 2003


I thought the comic was interesting if nothing else but it sure could use some footnotes.
posted by synecdoche at 10:13 PM on November 5, 2003


Here's more information about LBJ and the alleged mistress quoted in the comic. (A .pdf file, for those of you keeping score at home.)
posted by LeLiLo at 1:12 AM on November 6, 2003


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