Thursday, October 19, 2006

Keebler Elves on the Death Star?

Judy "Keebler Elves" Wood, who apparently has a lot of time on her hands after being let go from her associate professor position at Clemson University (I can't imagine why they didn't want her teaching there), has come out with a new paper (sort of), titled "The WTC Bathtub and Star Wars Beam Weapons". H/T JREF forum.

It appears to be mostly talking about the bath tub surrounding the WTC complex, which shored up the ground and kept water from seeping in. The claim seems to be that the bathtub should have suffered more damage in the collapse, therefore there must have been some nefarious action at work. I couldn't find where they claimed it (They being Woods and fellow ex "Scholar" Morgan Reynolds, who brings the all important economist angle to this research) but based on the title, presumably this anomaly is caused by some secret Star Wars type death ray. Reynolds is a prominent "no planer" so this would make sense, in a conspiracy theorist type way. This is just an educated guess, since the conclusion is nothing more than a photo of a store selling Levi's. The perpetrators wore Docker's perhaps?

Just when you thought it couldn't get any weirder.
















You see, I've turned the moon into what I like to call a "Death Star".

20 Comments:

At 19 October, 2006 13:11, Blogger Lying_Dylan said...

I think that giant marshmellow thingy from Ghost Busters may have been hehind the collaps!

 
At 19 October, 2006 13:25, Blogger Homer Simpson said...

That picture is killing me.

Fire the "laser"!

I didn't spend 6 years at evil medical school to be called "Mister", thank you very much.

Funny on so many levels.

 
At 19 October, 2006 13:32, Blogger default.xbe said...

a friend just linked me to this which i find rather amusing, lol

 
At 19 October, 2006 13:39, Blogger remdem said...

"A while back, I was interviewed along with some grad students in a Middle Eastern studies program. They presented me at one point with a most extraordinary thesis. The war in Iraq, they said, was about oil. But not in any way that anyone had been arguing (presumably, earlier theories had been refuted.) Rather, the object of the war was to get Iraqi oil so that we could keep it away from Europe and, by impoverishing them, improve our own lot.

There were a number of very strange economic ideas in there, but one is demonstrably incorrect: that you can force oil prices up in one area through embargo. It simply doesn't work in commodity markets. If we took all Iraq's oil ourselves, the oil we otherwise woudl have consumed would simply be purchased by Europe. If we cut production and diverted all the oil here to keep our prices stable, prices would spike in Europe, and people would resell our oil to Europe until the prices balanced. We know commodity boycotts don't work, because they've been tried in various times and places, including by OPEC on us, and they don't work unless you've got a totalitarian police state to enforce them (even then, there's a lot of leakage).

I tried to explain this to them. All three of them reacted as if the very idea of referring to the economics of oil markets to test the validity of their argument were some sort of wacky notion, like trying to disprove it using the tea leaves at the bottom of my cup. It had clearly never occurred to them to think about ways in which they could test their theory -- and in my days as a Lit major, it wouldn't have occurred to me to test my semantically interesting, but economically demonstrably false, theories either. They didn't attempt to refute anything I said, but sat there with a pitying, contemptuous look on their face, about the way I used to look at my parents when I was fourteen and they told me drinking was bad for me. They seemed to believe they had some sort of hidden knowlege that validated their beliefs in such a way as to render any empirical evidence moot."

http://www.janegalt.net/blog/archives/004125.html

 
At 19 October, 2006 13:43, Blogger CHF said...

And the twoofers' decent into madness continues....

 
At 19 October, 2006 13:55, Blogger shawn said...

were some sort of wacky notion,

No it's perfectly reasonable that Bush would spend billions to invade Iraq rather than lift the sanctions and give Saddam more than Europe.

 
At 19 October, 2006 13:57, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suppose it would have to be some kind of superdestruto-death ray. There's no evidence of explosives, and they've conclusively proved that buildings don't collapse because of fire. That leaves death rays or keebler elves.

The stay puft marshmellow man was also an excellent hypothesis by l_d, they should look into that. It was New York, after all. Does he have an alibi? Has anyone seen him since ghostbusters?

 
At 19 October, 2006 14:04, Blogger Alex said...

That's awesome. Their evidence for a "beam weapon" is "toasted cars".

Hopefuly this will put an end to people quoting Judy Wood as an expert in anything.

 
At 19 October, 2006 14:09, Blogger Dog Town said...

The stay puft marshmellow man was also an excellent hypothesis by l_d, they should look into that. It was New York, after all. Does he have an alibi?

In the voice of Bill M.
"No body steps on a cab in my town"!"What about the twinky"?

 
At 19 October, 2006 14:27, Blogger Rob said...

Just when you thought it couldn't get any weirder....

James, I see your Star Wars laser beams and raise you WingTV reporting "Fetzer Fired from RBN".

 
At 19 October, 2006 14:47, Blogger Triterope said...

WingTV

Wow. Now I know where the term "wingnut" comes from.

 
At 19 October, 2006 14:58, Blogger Rob said...

I've e-mailed Prof Fetzer to ask him if this world-shaking news is true.

 
At 19 October, 2006 15:27, Blogger Lying_Dylan said...

The stay puft marshmellow man was also an excellent hypothesis by l_d, they should look into that. It was New York, after all. Does he have an alibi? Has anyone seen him since ghostbusters?

I do appreciate that, thanks!
I am writing a thesis concerning the marshmellow man and that flying coffee pot that those New Zealand folks discovered.

I am not saying that the 2 are related but it is pretty weird to say the least.

 
At 19 October, 2006 16:00, Blogger Rob said...

"Fetzer Fired from RBN"... It's true. No answer from Fetzer yet, but John Stadtmiller - who owns RBN - starts his October 18th show by explaining he's had a falling out with Fetzer and kicked him off the network. Fetzer guest-hosted Stadtmiller's show on the 17th and committed the heinous sin of saying something good about the Clintons, which is enough to work Stadtmiller into a screaming rage. Literally.

 
At 19 October, 2006 16:14, Blogger The Artistic Macrophage said...

I cannot believe, we mature, rational adults, are even giving this latest "salad of insanity" the benifit of discussion.

I refuse to talk about this theory (starwars death beam what ever) as it is beyond even the most juvenile, rediculous bunk we have seen from the children of the "truth" movement.

TAM

 
At 19 October, 2006 16:28, Blogger default.xbe said...

reynolds and wood cant tell a joke when they see one, first reynolds and the onions "single plane theory" now wood and
this

 
At 19 October, 2006 22:33, Blogger Simon Lazarus said...

Oh! So THAT is how it was done.

I have always suspected that George Lucas was somehow behind the WTC collapse, er, demolition. He hired a bunch of technoexperts left over from the Star Wars movies, and together they used that death ray that was used against Princess Leia's planet at the start of the first Star Wars film in NYC against the WTC towers.

Yeah, that's it. That's the ticket!

 
At 20 October, 2006 04:22, Blogger Alex said...

I refuse to talk about this theory (starwars death beam what ever) as it is beyond even the most juvenile, rediculous bunk we have seen from the children of the "truth" movement.

It also happens to be the FIRST conspiracy theory I heard about 9/11, not three days after the towers fell. It's also the only time I ever punched a CTer.

 
At 20 October, 2006 05:20, Blogger tym said...

I think I'd pay $50 to hear Alex Jones start babbling on his show about how this all comes back to the Allan Parsons Project

 
At 20 October, 2006 10:17, Blogger CHF said...

C'mon pd76, Nazinyc....

Let's hear you retards step up to defend this stupid woman now.

 

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