"Thinking is critical, because sense is not common..." - GreaterSapien
"Enquiring and doubting the "official story" are also good things ....However when these doubts require you to ignore the evidence, to dishonestly cherry pick evidence and claim it supports your case when it doesn't, when you operate a double standard; demanding proof of that which is already proven whilst making unsupported statements and personal opinions to back your own case and when you deny the truth simply because it IS the official story then you are no longer acting in a rational way. This is not the behaviour of a "different thinker", this is the behaviour of a "believer" who chooses not to rationally think about the evidence at all." - Waspie Dwarf
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Posted 15 August 2012 - 02:02 AM
DONTEATUS, on 15 August 2012 - 01:54 AM, said:
YEah ! I am the Walrus !
Are you claiming that a Walrus killed Paul McCartney in 1969? I only ask because it makes a lot more sense than some of the stuff I have read in this section.
"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001
Oh, this is a classic! There's a complete guide to the entire hoax called Turn Me On, Dead Man by Andru J. Reeve which tells you every single detail, some of which are absolutely beyond crazy. Though it is of course true that if you play "Revolution Nine" from the White Album backwards, you really can hear a spooky voice saying "Turn me on, dead man!" So that totally proves it.
The best "clue" is that if you hold up the Magical Mystery Tour album to a mirror, you can supposedly make out a UK phone number. If you called this up at special times mentioned in the songs, you supposedly got either a recorded admission that yes, Paul really was dead, and you're very clever for figuring it out, or something even more strange, such as a direct line to Heaven so that Paul could tell you in person how dead he was. There were several different numbers you could more or less make out, all of which had to be permanently disconnected because random UK citizens who of course had no connection with the Beatles were getting constantly woken up at 5 AM by stoned Americans who thought they were Paul McCartney's ghost.
I personally like the one where you hold a mirror onto the centre of the Sgt. Pepper cover (the base drum thing) turning "LONELY HEARTS" into "1 ONE 1 X HE♢DIE". Really ingenious, though of course quite meaningless.