Sunday, August 14, 2011

It's a Funny Old World

Conspiracy theorists are a never ending source of surprise and delight.  The latest , as reported in today’s Wales on Sunday, is that Michael Jackson is not dead at all. 
Apparently it is all a jolly jape and he is going to appear at the concert being arranged in his honour at the Millennium Stadium in October where he will no doubt be joined on stage by Elvis.
You have to admire the imagination of the people behind such tales – the ‘connections’ they make are worthy of a Columbo episode.
Meanwhile, Professor Brian Ford, a fellow at Cardiff University has a new book out which reveals some rather bizzare plots which were apparently designed to overthrow Hitler.
These included dropping glue on Nazi troops in an attempt to stick them to the ground!  Seems Harry Coover missed out there. What an advert that would have made.
There was , according to Professor Ford, also a plot to smuggle female sex hormones into Hitler’s food in order to try and turn him into a woman and therefore curb his aggressive impulses.  What a great idea, because us females are such a nice, gentle bunch.
 “A lot of British ideas were very advanced,” Professor Ford said.  Yes, some more than others it would seem.

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