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Tuesday, August 21, 2007 :::

Mad Weight, Yo

Kmack and I watched some documentary about 9/11 conspiracies last night. Apparently Kmack was unaware that there was any controversy at all. She was completely oblivious to all the online muckraking and the tinfoil-hat stories about how the twin towers were actually brought down with hidden demolition charges that were secretly controlled by our very own government! And that's just one of a hundred crazy theories they were able to debunk with little effort during the illuminating two-hour documentary. And yet there are still thousands of obsessive people, ranting at the tops of their lungs about conspiracies and the temperature at which steel melts and yadda yadda yadda, as if they were actually trained in structural engineering and possesed the proper knowledge to be talking out of their asses with such confidence.

Then Kmack, in all of her elemental glory, said it best when she suddenly mused: "If the government wanted to start a war or stage a terrorist attack... wouldn't one plane into one building have been plenty?"

And then I stumbled upon this graphic today that deftly wins the argument using nothing but the elegance of simplicity. I apologize in advance for the cussing.

It's quite simple, really. [fp]

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That cracked my shit up. I love it.

I was also unaware of said conspiracies, but I am anaware of a lot.

By Anonymous sarah, at 1:02 PM  

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By Blogger Scott, at 1:26 PM  

love conspiracy theories. You know that the entire earth is one big computer program, right? Like the movie 13th Floor, we're all just parts of a avatars in a simulation. :-)

By Blogger Scott, at 1:27 PM  

kmack must not spend much time on the intranetz. now watch all the crazies bring down planetdan. hopefully, this post will go un-noticed. it's time to unhook from the matrix and go down the bunny hole, dan.

By Anonymous worm 2, at 1:38 PM  

As a structural engineer myself, I must say that the picture is completely accurate.

By Blogger Joseph, at 7:50 PM  

There are tons of 9/11 conspiracy stuff on youtube - like whole movies (1 1/2 hours) about it, but yeah - one building would've been enough...

By Anonymous Richard, at 2:15 AM  

Operation Northwoods

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:11 PM  

If that was a link to anywhere but Wikipedia I'd read it...

By Anonymous sarah, at 12:42 PM  

Operation Sit On It Potsie

By Anonymous worm 2, at 3:57 AM  

So the Kennedy-era CIA--the same people who planned to assassinate Castro with an exploding cigar--allegedly spitballing a plan to frame Cuba for acts of terrorism on American soil is proof of a 9/11 conspiracy? I'm convinced!

...that's assuming that Wikipedia article is 100% accurate, and not the coked-up fantasy of some tinfoil hat-wearing nutjob. And that's assuming a lot.

By Anonymous june, at 2:02 PM  

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