It's not just fans of the old Jim Healy sports news program who are asking: "Is it true . . . ?" Some of the grizzly old journalists on the conspiracy theory beat are begging their best sources for more information on the rumor that the boys at Amalgamated are pitching a "Conspiracy Theory Lunatic's History of the United States" project to some publishers in New York City. It could also carry the title "The Encyclopedia of Conspiracy Theories."
Doesn't a dynamic new generation of Conservative thinkers deserve the opportunity to scoff and express righteous indignation over the absurd questions raised in the past about:
The mysterious death of Ronald Reagan's chimpanzee co-star from "Bedtime for Bonzo"
The mysterious death of George Reeves
The possibility that an ancient Amrbose Bierce ghosted columns in San Francisco under the Freddy Francisco byline?
Was Earle Flynn a Nazi Spy?
Building 7 (Is there an Occupy Building 7 encampment?)
Was the death of Che Guevara faked? Was he really offered a chance for a new identity under the witness protection program? Did he (in his fake identity life) become a member of the City Council in a small California University city and fight endless battles with that school's liberal students?
Did some guy named Felix Rodriguez really toss a very top secret report on the faking of Hitler's Death and his subsequent life (in the witness protection program) as the mayor of an Ohio city, on his boss' desk and say: "We could do the same thing with Che!"?
How could Geronimo's skull possibly wind up in a mansion in Kennebunkport?
Last and certainly not least, why hasn't Oakland mayor Jean Quan been featured on one of the Sunday morning TV shows featuring newsmakers?
Isn't it curious that the time and location for the unveiling of the official selection of the award winning Best New Conspiracy Theory of 2011 is not being provided to the various important assignment editors? The results will be e-mailed to newsrooms after the Awards ceremony has been conducted. What up wid dat? Why the secrecy?
In the past, we have encountered a story about the Rich's conception of being poor: When a wealthy dame was told that the poor are always complaining about hunger, her response was to ask "Why don't they ring the bell?" and thereby signal the servants that food was needed stat. Any attempt to explain how that wouldn't solve the problem for the poor would only have taxed (no taxing for the rich!) her intelligence beyond it's capacity to function.
Unfortunately our attempts to do some online fact checking to learn the source of that anecdote have been unsuccessful. Why can't his columnist find the source for that anecdote online?
Now the disk jockey will play Chuck Berry's "My ding-a-ling," "The Bells are ringing," and "Bell of the Ball." We have to go back in the ring for round 7. Have a "where did it go?" type week.
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