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June 17, 2011 4:00 PM   Subscribe

Rudolf Hess and the Scottish Weather (slyt)
posted by sgt.serenity (12 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
For once can we discuss the weather without Godwinning a post? Please?
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 4:03 PM on June 17, 2011 [2 favorites]

Um- kind of interested in the real story if you've got it.
posted by IndigoJones at 4:04 PM on June 17, 2011

happy to oblige, indigojones: RUDOLF HESS IN SCOTLAND
posted by boo_radley at 4:16 PM on June 17, 2011 [3 favorites]

posted by Blazecock Pileon at 4:35 PM on June 17, 2011

Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one conciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Except for the Jews, who suck. Here's Klaus with the weather.
posted by Decani at 4:46 PM on June 17, 2011

Bizarre story, this! My friend made a film about Rudolf Hess flying into Scotland at his own behest with some plan to make peace with the Brits. I declined the commission to make the soundtrack after reading his book with letters from Spandau prison (where he was imprisoned for 30 years).
posted by yoHighness at 5:50 PM on June 17, 2011

IndigoJones, here's the interview with John McVicar.

There is no need to go to Cat. Look over your shoulder and you can see it's dreich and it maun be gey dreich the morra. (Scotland doesn't have weather as the rest of the planet understands it, just varying levels of gloominess.)
posted by GeckoDundee at 6:52 PM on June 17, 2011 [2 favorites]

I like the way Catriona Shearer clearly can't remember Rudolf Hess' name when she says 'that wasn't who it was meant to be' - clearly she depends heavily on the autocue whilst having zero actually engagement with the news she's reading...
posted by Pilly at 2:45 AM on June 18, 2011

Two seasons: June, and winter.
posted by daveje at 3:33 AM on June 18, 2011 [1 favorite]

The woman whose photograph they put up by mistake was actually Mary Jean Gardner, who was killed in a bus bombing in Jerusalem in March.

A family friend is hoping to get the clip taken down from YouTube so her family don't have to endure her becoming too much of an internet LOLZ thing or read the YouTube comments.

Not criticising the post, cos I chuckled too, until I saw these tweets. But if anyone was thinking of passing it on, you might wanna hold off.
posted by penguin pie at 3:02 PM on June 18, 2011

Danke, Boo-Radley!
posted by IndigoJones at 1:35 PM on June 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

And Gecko-Dundee.
posted by IndigoJones at 1:36 PM on June 19, 2011

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